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Archive for 'Trump'

Huge crowd in LA for Women’s March despite “pro-Palestinian” boycott

You may recall four years ago when the actor Scarlett Johansson ended her relationship with Oxfam after the charity took exception to her involvement with the Israeli company SodaStream, which at the time operated a factory on the West Bank– including a commercial during the American Super Bowl.
Even though SodaStream has since closed that plant [...]

Jeff Flake on press freedom, the truth… and Trump

Retiring Republican Senator Jeff Flake of Arizona, one of the most (traditionally) conservative members of Congress, speaks on the floor of the United States Senate.
He incorrectly attributes a certain quote to George Orwell, but his words are clearly heartfelt. They ring true and are worthy of attention.

Trump and shitholes

Despite multiple reports otherwise, President Trump now denies he referred to Haiti and African countries as “shithole countries” while complaining about immigration from those countries.

The president had grown frustrated with lawmakers Thursday in the Oval Office when they discussed protecting immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries as part of a bipartisan deal over [...]

Trump unloads on Bannon

After Donald (“I only hire the best people“) Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon was quoted as saying that a meeting Trump’s son and son-in-law held with a Russian lawyer was “treasonous” and “unpatriotic,” the president of the United States responded as only he can.
[email protected] statement on Bannon after Michael Wolff book quotes Bannon calling [...]

Jake Tapper calls out anti-Israel hypocrisy in UN vote

This is a good commentary from Jake Tapper of CNN.

But if the Trump administration is serious about retaliating against countries that voted to condemn the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, I hope it isn’t similarly hypocritical.
For instance, Trump threatened to cut off US aid to poor and developing countries that voted for [...]

Flynn pleads guilty

It was almost two years ago that Donald Trump’s future national security adviser Michael Flynn and future 2016 Green party candidate for president Jill Stein joined Vladimir Putin in Moscow to celebrate the Russian propaganda outlet RT.

Trump reportedly considered choosing Flynn as his 2016 running mate and Flynn led chants of “Lock her [i.e., Hillary [...]

“Fake news” gets real

There’s a lot we still don’t know, but the Papadopoulos guilty plea is the thing to watch. He’s obviously sharing some interesting things with the Mueller investigation.
Fox News is on it:
tfw you're a very credible news network and definitely not a propaganda outlet pic.twitter.com/hyZg1yk8WJ
— Brian Tashman (@briantashman) October 30, 2017

And so…

While millions of Americans face months of utter misery and health crises without electric power or reliable supplies of fresh water, President Trump focuses his (and the media’s) attention on what’s really important: African-American professional athletes who kneel in protest during the National Anthem.
Speaking Friday at a rally for a candidate for US Senate from [...]

Back where he started

After dutifully reading off a teleprompter on Monday, President Trump on Tuesday said what he really thinks about the awful events in Charlottesville– assigning moral equivalence to the white nationalists and the counter-protesters, with somewhat more blame placed on the latter.
His latest comments have drawn a number of reactions.
From Republican Senator Marco Rubio:
The organizers of [...]

Trump’s mysterious silence on Putin

The mystery remains.
Given his willingness to trash and humiliate virtually every other person on the planet who publicly opposes him, why does Donald Trump remain silent when it comes to criticizing one our nation’s leading adversaries, Vladimir Putin?
Trump has expressed more concerns about Congress's Russia sanctions bill than about Putin's expulsion of US diplomats.
— Ryan [...]