Donald Trump

Protesters Tear-Gassed Out Of Park Across From White House So An Authoritarian Racist Can Pose With A Bible

ABC News reports: National Guard troops were deployed near the White House Monday evening hours after President Donald Trump said he wanted a military show of force against violent protests gripping the nation. Shortly after, Trump came to the White House Rose Garden to call himself the “law and order” president, saying “domestic terrorism” was to blame for the unrest. …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Speaks On Nationwide Civil Unrest

CNN reports: White House aides were instructed Monday to begin preparing for a possible statement by President Donald Trump from the Rose Garden, two officials told CNN, providing a venue for the President to address growing racial unrest gripping the country. Officials described the plans as tentative, but said the statement could come at 6 or 6:30 p.m. ET. The …

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REPORT: Trump May Invoke 1807’s Insurrection Act

NBC News reports: President Donald Trump could announce as early as Monday night that he’s invoking a 213-year-old federal law that would allow him to deploy active-duty U.S. troops to respond to protests in cities across the country, according to four people familiar with the decision. The military police forces would come from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and possibly …

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Dem Senator: “Trump Is Scum For Fueling Racist Hate”

The Insider reports: Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts issued a firm rebuke to President Trump on Twitter Monday afternoon. “Donald trump is scum for fueling racist hate and violence in our country,” Markey, a 73-year-old Democrat, tweeted. Earlier on Monday, Trump called governors “a bunch of jerks” and “most of you are weak” during a conference call where he called …

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Canada And UK Oppose Trump Plan For Russia In G7

Politico reports: Justin Trudeau says inviting Russia back to the G-7 table would be unacceptable, even as Donald Trump plans to open the 2020 summit’s doors to Vladimir Putin. The U.S. president proposed Saturday to expand the group by adding four non-member nations, including Russia. The other countries on Trump’s longer invitee list were India, Australia and South Korea. The …

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Joe Biden: Trump Is “Breathing Oxygen Into Hate”

The Associated Press reports: Former Vice President Joe Biden argued the comments made by President Trump are encouraging violence amid a wave of protests interspersed with rioting across the country sparked by the death of a black man in Minnesota who died after a white police officer put his knee on the man’s neck for 8 minutes. Biden, speaking with …

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Trump Calls On Governors To Ban Flag Burning: We Have A Different (Supreme) Court, We’ll Back You 100%

The Daily Beast reports: A source on the call, who shared it with The Daily Beast, called Trump’s talk “unhinged” noting that it often veered off in various directions. At one point, the source said, the president brought up flag burning and encouraged states to pass laws banning it. “Flag burning is a disgrace. We have a different court. And …

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Trump Invites Putin To Summit, Says G7 Is “Outdated”

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday to tell him about his proposal to convene an international summit that would involve Russia, the Kremlin said. Trump said Saturday he will postpone until the fall a meeting of the G7 leading industrialized nations that he had planned to hold next month, and plans to invite …

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LEAKED AUDIO: Trump Rages In Call With Governors

CNBC reports: President Donald Trump lashed out at governors during a teleconference Monday following days of mass protests over the police killing of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, in Minneapolis last week. “You have to dominate, if you don’t dominate you’re wasting your time. They’re going to run over you, you’re going to look like a bunch of jerks,” …

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Trump “Unhinged” In Call With Governors: You Must “Dominate” Protesters, You Look Like A Bunch Of Jerks

The Washington Post reports: After pockets of the United States descended into chaos and another day of mass demonstrations over the death of yet another black man in police custody led to another night of fire and fury, President Trump urged governors to use force to take back the streets. During a conference call Monday with state leaders, Trump repeatedly …

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16 West Point Cadets COVID+ Ahead Of Trump Speech

USA Today reports: The Army has determined 16 West Point cadets have tested positive for COVID-19 after returning to the campus for a commencement address by President Trump scheduled for June 13, according to sources on Capitol Hill. The affected cadets, a fraction of the 850 who have returned to the campus since spring break in March, are receiving treatment …

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Trump Retweets Far-Right #QAnon Militia Account

Media Matters reports: President Donald Trump on May 31 quote-tweeted a post that included a pro-Trump video and the text: “We are the calm before, during & after the storm.” Above the tweet, Trump wrote, “STRENGTH!” The tweet also included the slogan for the QAnon conspiracy theory, “Where we go one, we go all,” or “WWG1WGA” for short. The account, …

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FB Managers Publicly Rebuke Boss On Handling Trump

Reuters reports: Facebook employees critical of CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s decision not to remove an inflammatory comment from U.S. President Donald Trump took their dissent public over the weekend on Twitter, praising the rival social media firm for taking action and rebuking their own employer. Many tech workers at companies including Facebook, Google and Amazon have become active on social justice …

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New Lincoln Project Ad Hits Trump On Race Relations

Mediaite reports: The group of anti-Trump Republican leaders known as The Lincoln Group has produced a new political attack ad that goes over President Donald Trump’s past rhetoric regarding his record on race and White House failed efforts to unite the nation. The ad first appeared on CNN and the new TV ad focuses on the Confederate flag as not …

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Trump Took Shelter In Bunker During Friday Protests

The Associated Press reports: Secret Service agents rushed President Donald Trump to a White House bunker on Friday night as hundreds of protesters gathered outside the executive mansion, some of them throwing rocks and tugging at police barricades. Trump spent nearly an hour in the bunker, which was designed for use in emergencies like terrorist attacks, according to a Republican …

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George Floyd’s Brother: Trump Blew Me Off On Call

Talking Points Memo reports: The brother of George Floyd, the man whose death in Minneapolis on Monday set off nationwide protests, expressed disappointment with a conversation he had with President Trump, saying the president “kept pushing me off.” “He didn’t give me an opportunity to even speak,” Philonise Floyd told MSNBC’s Al Sharpton of his call with the president. “It …

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GOP Senator Rips Trump’s Tweets: “Not Constructive”

Mediaite reports: Senator Tim Scott (R- SC) said on Fox News Sunday that he doesn’t believe some of President Donald Trump’s tweets in the past week on Minneapolis and the protests and riots going on have been constructive. “There is a lower value on an African-American male life than it is on a white woman’s life. And that is part …

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Pelosi: Trump Is “Fueling The Flame” Of Unrest [VIDEO]

“The president of the United States should bring dignity to the office that he serves. He should be a unifying force in our country. “We have seen that with democratic and republican presidents all along. They have seen their responsibility to be the president of the United States, to unify our country, and not to fuel the flame, not to …

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Trump: US Will Label Antifa As “Terrorist Organization”

The Independent reports: The Trump administration will move to designate the loose association of militant left-wing, anti-fascist demonstrators commonly known as “Antifa” as a terrorist organisation, the president has announced in a tweet. “The United States of America will be designating ANTIFA as a Terrorist Organization,” Mr Trump wrote amid a series of tweets on Sunday blaming violent outbursts and …

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Demings: Don’t Expect Trump To “Show Compassion”

The Hill reports: Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.) said Sunday that the killing of George Floyd was an indicator that law enforcement agencies nationwide should conduct internal reviews and “come out better than before.” “I do believe we are long overdue for every law enforcement agency in our nation to review itself and come out better than before,” Demings, who previously …

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