Tag Archives: Donald Trump

OPEN THREAD: 2017 Academy Awards

The 2017 Academy Awards begin at 8:30PM Eastern and many expect this year’s gala to be the most political in history. Weeks ago right wing sites began calling for a boycott of the show in anticipation of attacks on Donald Trump by the “Hollywood elite.” The New York Times, which has never before advertised during the Oscars, will run a ...

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Your Daily “Fake News” Meltdown From Hair Furor

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday claimed that reports about Russia are “fake news” pushed by the Democrats and the media. “Russia talk is FAKE NEWS put out by the Dems, and played up by the media, in order to mask the big election defeat and the illegal leaks!” the president tweeted. The New York Times reported earlier this ...

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Executive Editor Of “Failing” New York Times: Trump’s Attacks On Us “Wildly Boost Subscriptions” [VIDEO]

Via Mediaite: With President Donald Trump continuing his attacks on the New York Times this morning by once again labeling the paper as “failing,” NYT executive editor Dean Baquet appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources to discuss the president’s relationship with his publication, the press in general, and how Trump has actually been a boon for the Gray Lady. After host ...

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Father Of Navy SEAL Killed In Disastrous Yemen Raid Denounces Donald Trump’s “Stupid Grand Display”

The Miami Herald reports: Bill Owens said he was assured that his son, who was shot, was killed early in the fight. It was the first military counter-terrorist operation approved by the new president, who signed the go-ahead Jan. 26 — six days into his term. “Why at this time did there have to be this stupid mission when it ...

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Tom Cotton On Calls For Special Prosecutor: There’s No Allegations Of Trump Committing Crimes [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: As the Senate Intelligence Committee probes Russia’s attempts to influence the last U.S. election, Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., told Chuck Todd on “Meet The Press” on Sunday that he felt they would be getting “way, way getting ahead of ourselves” to say a special prosecutor was necessary. “There’s no allegations of any crime occurring,” said Cotton, a ...

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Trump: The DNC Chair Race Was Totally “Rigged”

The Hill reports: President Trump early Sunday tweeted that the race for Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairman was “rigged.” “Bernie’s guy, like Bernie himself, never had a chance. Clinton demanded Perez!” Trump added. Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Saturday defeated Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) to become the next DNC chairman in a win for centrist Democrats. The race, which ...

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Trump Chickens Out Of White House Press Dinner

The Liar In Chief this afternoon declared that he will not attend the annual White House Correspondents Dinner rather than face the humiliation of a half-empty room and withering criticism from the stage. Yesterday Bloomberg announced the cancellation of their popular after-party after Trump told the CPAC audience that he plans to “do something” about the press. The WH Correspondents ...

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GOP Rep. Darryl Issa Calls For Special Prosecutor To Investigate Russia/Trump Election Hacking [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: A senior Republican lawmaker on Friday agreed that a special prosecutor should investigate Russia’s alleged interference with the 2016 presidential election. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) became one of the few Republican representatives to publicly state the need for an independent investigation into Russia’s reported election meddling. This comes as Democrats have increasingly pushed for an investigation ...

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New York Times To Hit Trump During Oscars [VIDEO]

1.5M views already. CNN reports: The New York Times is running its first television ad in seven years during the Oscars Sunday night. The subject? The truth. The ad begins with voices saying, “The truth is our nation is more divided than ever,” with those words spelled out against a white backdrop. The phrase then changes to “The truth is ...

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Trump Calls On Supporters To Have Trump Rally

The Independent reports: Donald Trump has called on his supporters to hold their own rally after some of Hollywood’s biggest stars joined a high-profile rally against his administration. The event is one of countless global protests against Mr Trump’s policies, including for women’s rights, migrants and against moves to scrap protections against laws governing how transgender students use bathrooms. The ...

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Fox Host Shep Smith Again Trashes Trump’s Attack On Free Press: CNN’s Reporting Is Not Fake News [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Fox News anchor Shepard Smith defended CNN on Friday after the news organization was barred from spokesman Sean Spicer’s question-and-answer session at the White House. “For the record, ‘fake news’ refers to stories that are created, often by entities pretending to be news organizations, solely to draw clicks and views and are based on nothing of substance,” ...

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Trump’s Stupidest Lie For Today (But Only Today)

The Slot reports: A few minutes into his CPAC speech Friday, esteemed and honest president Donald J. Trump said people were so excited to hear him speak that, “There are lines that go back six blocks. I tell you that because you won’t read about it.” In a sense, he’s right. You won’t read about it, because they don’t exist. ...

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BREAKING: White House Blocks Multiple Outlets From Spicer Press Gaggle: CNN, NYT, Politico, Buzzfeed

Multiple news outlets are reporting on Twitter that the White House has blocked them from entering today’s press gaggle with Sean Spicer. Among those reportedly locked out are CNN, the New York Times, Politico, Buzzfeed, and others. Earlier today Trump doubled down on his attack on the “fake news” media during his CPAC speech, again calling them “the enemy of ...

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Trump Gives Pen To Dow Chemical CEO After Signing Order On “Excessive” Government Regulations

Bloomberg reports: President Donald Trump signed an executive order to impose additional oversight on government regulations, designating officials within government agencies who will monitor rule-making and identify needed policy changes, he said. “Excessive regulation is killing jobs,” Trump said at an Oval Office signing ceremony Friday. “Every regulation should have to pass a simple test: Does it make life better ...

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KANSAS: Murder Charges For Man Who Shoots Three After Shouting “Get Out Of My Country” [VIDEO]

Curiously, Donald Trump did not mention this attack during his CPAC speech this morning. The Washington Post reports: A 51-year-old man faces first-degree murder charges after shooting three men in an Olathe, Kan., bar Wednesday night, police say, reportedly telling two of them, local Garmin engineers from India, to “get out of my country.” One of the Indian men, Srinivas ...

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CPAC Confiscates Russian Flags While Trump Speaks

Raw Story reports: Staffers at CPAC quickly scrambled to confiscate Russian flags with the word “TRUMP” written on the front that were being waved by attendees during President Donald Trump’s speech on Friday. The trouble began when some attendees took out pro-Trump flags to wave during the president’s speech that also happened to have the same white-blue-and-red striped pattern as ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks At CPAC

UPDATE: Bumping this back to the top because Trump is due to appear shortly. Trump isn’t due to take the stage until 10AM but I’m posting this now because the live-streams of various wingnut panels are already running from CPAC. Heavy.com reports: The second full day of the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference CPAC) is here, with the most important ...

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Trump Attacks FBI Over Leaks, Which He Now Hates

USA Today reports: President Trump criticized FBI “leakers” Friday in the midst of news reports his chief of staff asked the bureau itself to “knock down” stories about investigations into possible contacts between Trump officials and Russian officials. “The FBI is totally unable to stop the national security ‘leakers’ that have permeated our government for a long time.” Trump tweeted. ...

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Caitlyn Jenner To Trump: This Is A Disaster [VIDEO]

The Washington Post reports: As both a transgender person and a longtime Republican, Caitlyn Jenner felt compelled to speak out on the Trump administration’s decision Wednesday to revoke federal guidelines specifying that transgender students had the right to use public school restrooms that matched their gender identity. In a video posted to social media Thursday, the former Olympic decathlon champion ...

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Trump Calls For Renewed Nuclear Arms Race

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to build up the U.S. nuclear arsenal to ensure it is at the “top of the pack,” saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity. In a Reuters interview, Trump also complained about Russian deployment of a cruise missile in violation of an arms control treaty ...

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