Politics

Trump Vows To Reverse Obama’s Thaw With Cuba

The Hill reports: President-elect Donald Trump said Monday he will reverse President Obama’s thaw with Cuba if the island nation’s government does not make reforms. Trump is pledging to follow through on a campaign promise to undo Obama’s decision to open diplomatic and commercial ties with Cuba if the communist government doesn’t adopt changes. The statement comes less than three ...

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Trump Team’s Net Worth Could Be $35 Billion

Drain the swamp? Via Politico: Donald Trump campaigned as a champion of the “forgotten man” and won the White House on the strength of his support among the white working class. So far, he’s stacking his administration with masters of the universe. Beyond Trump himself, who claims a net worth of more than $10 billion, the president-elect has tapped businesswoman ...

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RECOUNT MELTDOWN: Trump Claims He Won Popular Vote Because Millions Voted Illegally For Hillary

This afternoon Donald Trump issued two more ranting tweets about the recount effort, laughably claiming that he actually won the popular vote because millions of people voted illegally for Hillary Clinton. Trump has been melting down about the recount since early this morning and has posted a total of ten tweets so far today. At this writing Hillary leads the ...

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McCrory To Withdraw Statewide Recount Demand If Durham County Recount Produces No Change In Result

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: Gov. Pat McCrory is ready to withdraw his request for a statewide recount if a new hand count of Durham County votes produces the same results as Election Day, his campaign announced Saturday evening. The governor is asking the N.C. State Board of Elections to hold an expedited hearing on an appeal of the ...

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RUSSIA: Wife Of Vladimir Putin’s Spokesman Performs “Holocaust-On-Ice” Dance For Reality Show [VIDEO]

The Times Of Israel reports: The wife of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman performed a Holocaust-themed ice skating show on a popular reality television show Saturday night. Tatiana Navka, a former Olympic figure skating medalist and wife of Putin’s chief spokesman Dmitry Peskov, donned striped concentration camp uniforms complete with yellow stars of David, to compete for top honors on ...

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Newt Gingrich: Trump Supporters Will Be “Enormously Disappointed” If Romney Gets Any Kind Of Job [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Donald Trump’s supporters would be “enormously disappointed” if the president-elect nominates Mitt Romney to be secretary of State, Newt Gingrich said Sunday. Romney is reportedly at the top of the list to be the nation’s top diplomat in the new administration, but he was highly critical of Trump’s campaign, once calling him a “fraud” and a “con ...

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Rubio Squirms When Asked About His Campaign Claim That Trump Can’t Be Trusted With Nukes [VIDEO]

Via Raw Story: Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union, host Dana Bash reminded the Florida senator that he once called Trump unfit for the office of the presidency, and warned against “turning over the nuclear codes to an erratic individual.” “Senator, do you still have those concerns about President-elect Trump?” Bash asked. “Well, Dana, we had an election,” Rubio ...

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Reince Priebus: Jill Stein’s Fraudulent Recount Effort Is a Hypocritical Joke And Total Waste Of Time [VIDEO]

RealClearPolitics reports: On this week’s edition of ‘Fox News Sunday,’ RNC Chairman and incoming White House chief-of-staff Reince Priebus says that the effort from Jill Stein’s campaign to recount votes in Michigan and Wisconsin is a waste of time, money and effort. “It is a total and complete distractions and a fraud,” he said. “Look, they will waste our time. ...

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Bernie Sanders Shrugs Off Recount Effort: It’s Not A Big Deal And Nobody Expects Profound Changes [VIDEO]

Via Politico: Those despairing about Donald Trump’s election to the presidency should not be getting too excited about a Green Party-driven recount in some states, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday on ABC’s “This Week.” Sanders also sought to ensure that voters know the recount, which he said is “not a big deal,” is not being driven by the Democrats. “The ...

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Trump Rages Against Recount In New Tweetstorm

Business Insider reports: President-elect Donald Trump continued his screed against an election recount effort in Wisconsin in an hours-long tweetstorm that continued into Sunday morning. In a series of tweets early Sunday, Trump predicted that nothing would come of a recount in Wisconsin initiated by Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein and tacitly endorsed by Hillary Clinton’s lawyers. “Hillary Clinton ...

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REPORT: Trump Spent Thanksgiving Asking Dinner Guests If He Should Pick Mitt Romney Or Rudy Giuliani

The New York Post reports: The talk at Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving dinner at his Florida club was all about if he should pick Mitt Romney or Rudy Giuliani for secretary of state. The president-elect held court on Thursday at his Palm Beach, Fla., Mar-a-Lago club at a large table with family members including wife Melania and sons Eric and Barron. ...

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Ted Cruz Refuses To Recant Campaign Claim That Donald Trump Is An “Amoral Pathological Liar” [VIDEO]

ABC News reports: Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, reflecting on his Republican primary fight against now President-elect Donald Trump, emphasized that he wants to help the incoming administration succeed but did not disown his claim during the campaign that Trump was a “pathological liar.” ABC News’ Martha Raddatz asked Cruz today on “This Week” about his remark during the GOP primary ...

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Conway: Many Conservatives Would Feel Betrayed If Romney Gets Secretary of State Job [VIDEO]

Politico reports: Appointing Mitt Romney as Secretary of State would be viewed as a major betrayal by many supporters of President-elect Donald Trump, former Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told CNN on Sunday. “It’s just breathtaking in scope and intensity,” Conway said of the opposition to Romney among Trump supporters. “Receiving deluge of social media & private comms re: Romney ...

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Trump: Jill Stein’s “Ridiculous Recount” Is Just A Scam For The Green Party To “Fill Their Coffers With Money”

“The people have spoken and the election is over, and as Hillary Clinton herself said on election night, in addition to her conceding by congratulating me, ‘We must accept this result and then look to the future.’ It is important to point out that with the help of millions of voters across the country, we won 306 electoral votes on ...

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Clinton Campaign To Join Jill Stein’s Recount Effort

The Wall Street Journal reports: Representatives from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign plan to participate in the effort to recount ballots in three states that provided Republican Donald Trump his margin of victory, an attorney for the Democratic presidential candidate said. In a blog entry posted on Saturday, the general counsel for Mrs. Clinton’s presidential campaign, Marc Elias, said that it ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Secret Service Considers Paying Trump $1.5 M/Year To Rent Full Floor Of Trump Tower

CNN reports: The US Secret Service is considering renting one floor in Trump Tower to protect President-elect Donald Trump and his family by turning it into a 24-7 command post, a law enforcement official told CNN Friday. According to Jared Horowitz, who is with Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and responsible for available commercial space at Trump Tower, the floors available ...

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Trump Thanks The “Cuban Americans Who Supported Me So Greatly” In Statement On Fidel Castro’s Death

“Today, the world marks the passing of a brutal dictator who oppressed his own people for nearly six decades. Fidel Castro’s legacy is one of firing squads, theft, unimaginable suffering, poverty and the denial of fundamental human rights. While Cuba remains a totalitarian island, it is my hope that today marks a move away from the horrors endured for too ...

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President Obama Extends “Hand Of Friendship To The Cuban People” Upon The Passing Of Fidel Castro

“At this time of Fidel Castro’s passing, we extend a hand of friendship to the Cuban people. We know that this moment fills Cubans – in Cuba and in the United States – with powerful emotions, recalling the countless ways in which Fidel Castro altered the course of individual lives, families, and of the Cuban nation. History will record and ...

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Jill Stein Discusses Recount Campaign Via Facebook: It Looks Like This Was A Hack-Riddled Election [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: Jill Stein took to Facebook Live tonight to address her efforts to get recounts going in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania. “We are standing up for a voting system that we deserve,” she said, “that we can have confidence in, that has integrity and security and that we know is now subject to tampering, malfeasance, hacking, and so on.” ...

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REPORT: Trump May Force Romney To Make Public Apology Before Getting Secretary Of State Nomination

Mediaite reports: According to Fox News’ Ed Henry, President-elect Donald Trump may make things a little more difficult for Mitt Romney if he hopes to become our nation’s next Secretary of State. A senior transition official tells Henry that they are considering whether he has to issue a public apology for his past severe anti-Trump rhetoric. Romney called the real ...

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