Donald Trump

Top Insiders: Trump Is Often “Delusional” On Calls With Foreign Leaders, Danger To Security Of United States

CNN reports: In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in his conversations with powerful leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and so abusive to leaders of America’s principal allies, that the calls helped convince some …

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Twitch Platform Suspends Trump For “Hateful Content”

The Verge reports: Twitch has temporarily banned President Donald Trump, in the latest surprise and high-profile suspension from the streaming service. Trump’s account was banned for “hateful conduct” that was aired on stream, and Twitch says the offending content has been removed. One of the streams in question was a rebroadcast of Trump’s infamous kickoff rally, where he said that …

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Reddit Bans Largest Pro-Trump Forum For Hate Speech

The New York Times reports: Reddit, one of the largest social networking and message board websites, on Monday banned its biggest community devoted to President Trump as part of an overhaul of its hate speech policies. The community or “subreddit,” called “The_Donald,” is home to more than 790,000 users who post memes and viral videos. Reddit executives said the group, …

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Host City Of GOP Convention: Masks Now Required

Jacksonville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Residents and visitors in Jacksonville, Fla., will be required to wear masks indoors and in public spaces to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, the city announced Monday, potentially complicating President Trump’s desire to hold the Republican National Convention there in August without masks or social distancing. The requirement will be for public and …

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Trump Retweets Clip Of Couple Pointing Guns At BLM

The Guardian reports: Donald Trump courted controversy on Monday – and perhaps sought to deflect attention from reports about Russia placing bounties on US soldiers in Afghanistan – by retweeting news footage of a white couple in St Louis, Missouri who pointed guns at protesters marching for police reform. The president’s action came a day after he retweeted footage of …

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Randy Rainbow: Cover Your Freakin’ Face [VIDEO]

Randy Rainbow is back this morning to mock Trump’s refusal to wear a mask with “Cover Your Freakin’ Face.” The piece is set to the tune of “Put On A Happy Face” from the 1960 Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie in which the song was performed by Dick Van Dyke. The show’s plot was inspired by Elvis Presley having been …

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Iran Issues Arrest Warrant For Trump Over Drone Strike

The Sydney Morning Herald reports: Iran has issued an arrest warrant and asked Interpol to help detain US President Donald Trump and others it believes carried out a drone strike that killed a top Iranian general in Baghdad, a local prosecutor reportedly says. While Trump faces no danger of arrest, the charges underscore the heightened tensions between Iran and the …

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Trump’s Motivation: He Fears Being One-Term “Loser”

The Daily Beast reports: Half a dozen knowledgeable sources tell The Daily Beast that planning has long been underway for potential 2021 policy pursuits. But a prevailing interest driving Trump’s desire for another four years is not ideological. It’s reputational. Two of those sources said that one of the president’s real motivations for running is to simply avoid embarrassment. He …

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NYT: US Officials Were Told About Bounties In January

The New York Times reports: United States intelligence officers and Special Operations forces in Afghanistan alerted their superiors as early as January to a suspected Russian plot to pay bounties to the Taliban to kill American troops in Afghanistan, according to officials briefed on the matter. They believed at least one U.S. troop death was the result of the bounties, …

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GOP Senator Appeals To Trump’s Vanity On Masks

The Daily Beast reports: Retiring Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) implored President Donald Trump to publicly wear a mask on Sunday in order to cool the politicization of mask-wearing, appealing to the president’s vanity in the process. The conservative senator ended his plea to Trump by playing to the president’s well-known obsession with appearing strong and tough. “People admire him and …

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Biden: Trump Has Picked A Side And It’s “White Power”

Politico reports: Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden said President Trump has “picked a side” after Trump retweeted and praised a video that included a demonstrator shouting “white power.” “Thank you to the great people of The Villages,” Trump said in a post retweeting the video. “The Radical Left Do Nothing Democrats will Fall in the Fall. Corrupt Joe is …

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Dems Blast Trump’s “Bigotry” In Stonewall Recognition

Just in from the Democratic National Committee: “51 years ago today, the LGBTQ+ community in New York City, led by transgender and lesbian women of color, fought back against harassment, persecution, and police brutality. Their activism at Stonewall and in the years to come rippled across America and the world — changing hearts, minds, culture, and law. “One year later, …

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GOP Sen. Tim Scott: Trump Should Take Down That “White Power” Video, It’s “Offensive And Indefensible”

“There’s no question. He should not have retweeted it and he should just take it down. If you watch the entire video — you can’t play it because it was so profanity laced. The entire thing was offensive. Certainly, the comment about the white power was offensive. There’s no question. “We can play politics with it or we can’t. I’m …

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Worldwide Coronavirus Cases Now Over Ten Million

The Wall Street Journal reports: Coronavirus cases world-wide passed 10 million, and deaths approached half a million, as cases continued to surge in the U.S. and some states took steps to reverse their reopenings. The U.S. recorded more than 42,000 cases Saturday, according to data compiled by Johns Hopkins University, lower than the record 45,255 recorded Friday, but the second …

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Rolling Stones Threaten To Sue Trump Over Song Use

The Associated Press reports: The Rolling Stones are threatening President Donald Trump with legal action for using their songs at his rallies despite cease-and-desist directives. The Stones said in a statement Sunday that their legal team is working with music rights organization BMI to stop use of their material in Trump’s reelection campaign. “The BMI have notified the Trump campaign …

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New Lincoln Project Ad: When Trump Says He Stands By The Troops, He’s Right, They’re Just Not OUR Troops

The Hill reports: Republican super-PAC The Lincoln Project blasted President Trump in a new ad over a report that Russian military operatives offered bounties to Afghan militants to kill coalition forces, including U.S. troops. “This heinous failure by the commander-in-chief to protect American soldiers in the field is unthinkable,” Reed Galen, co-founder of the anti-Trump group, said in a statement. …

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Trump Denies He Was Told About Bounties On Troops

Reuters reports: President Donald Trump on Sunday denied that he was briefed on reported Russian bounties placed on U.S. troops in Afghanistan and asked “fake news” The New York Times to identify its source. Taking to Twitter, the president stressed that no one in his administration had ever received such reports. The story, released by The New York Times on …

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Trump Retweets Video Of Man Shouting “White Power”

This morning the president of the United States retweeted a video showing protesters clashing with his supporters in The Villages, Florida, a senior citizen enclave that has become infamous in recent years for its almost entirely white and right wing population. As a parade of golf carts laded with Trump signs passes shouting protesters, the man in the lead cart …

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Social Distancing Stickers Were Removed At Tulsa Rally

The Washington Post reports: In the hours before his rally in Tulsa, President Trump’s campaign directed the removal of thousands of “Do Not Sit Here, Please!” stickers from seats in the arena that were intended to establish social distance between rallygoers, according to video and photos obtained by The Washington Post and a person familiar with the event. The removal …

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Trump’s Brother Again Sues To Stop Mary Trump’s Book

Law.com reports: President Donald Trump’s brother sued his niece in Dutchess County Supreme Court Friday in his latest attempt to block publication of her upcoming book about the president and his family. The suit, which was filed by Robert Trump’s attorney, Charles Harder, follows the speedy dismissal of a petition filed in Queens County Surrogate’s Court in connection with the …

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