Old Trump Tweets About Attacking Syria Were a Prescient Message to His Future Self

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As bombs rained down in Syria Thursday evening, Twitter users took to the microblogging platform to drudge up old tweets on the subject from then-private citizen Donald Trump.

Look at this tweet from August 2013, claiming that the president must get congressional approval before waging any attack on Syria:

A few days later came this tweet that laments what could happen if the attack goes wrong, and notes that it could cause “worldwide hell”:

Four days later, on September 7, Trump would point-blank tell then-President Barack Obama to “not attack Syria,” while claiming Continue reading "Old Trump Tweets About Attacking Syria Were a Prescient Message to His Future Self"

Trump Defends O’Reilly in New York Times Interview: ‘He is a Good Person’

Bill O'Reilly In an interview published Tuesday with The New York Times, President Donald Trump came to the defense of Fox News’ freshly-scandalized Bill O’Reilly. After making it known that he felt the media’s coverage of the recent Susan Rice developments was lacking, Trump then went on to praise Fox News for their coverage, singling out O’Reilly in particular. In true Trump fashion, the president took a moment to speak of his personal relationship with O’Reilly, as well as share his thoughts on the ever-growing sexual harassment scandal plaguing the Fox New’s host. “I think he’s a person I know well — he is a good person,” Trump would say of the The Factor host. POTUS would continue, saying “personally I think he shouldn’t have settled,” adding, “I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.” Trump coming to O’Reilly’s aid is relatively unsurprising, given his own history of sexual harassment allegations. Continue reading "Trump Defends O’Reilly in New York Times Interview: ‘He is a Good Person’"

In Confirming Kushner Trip to Iraq, White House Breached Protocol

Jared_Kushner-650x433 Jared Kushner’s trip to Iraq just keeps getting stickier. Amid the hubbub of the “Is He/Isn’t He” of Kushner’s trip, a senior White House official confirmed that the leader of the Office of American Innovation was, indeed, on his way to Iraq. This, of course, was a breach in normal White House protocol. Normally, the media is given information by White House staffers about the travels of senior officials on the condition that they not report on said information until the official lands in the destination country. According to the Washington Post, the breach of this protocol raised security concerns in the Pentagon, though at the time of this writing Kushner and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, with whom he was traveling, were safely on the ground in Iraq. Late Sunday evening it was reported, via The New York Times, that Kushner was traveling to Continue reading "In Confirming Kushner Trip to Iraq, White House Breached Protocol"

Melania Trump Receives Official First Lady Portrait

In what is perhaps a step towards embracing her role as First Lady, the White House Monday released Melania Trump‘s official portrait. Screen Shot 2017-04-03 at 1.52.05 PM The portrait features Mrs. Trump looking slightly shell-shocked, while prominently displaying two large rings on both hands. Mrs. Obama and Mrs. Trump’s portraits mark a shift away from painting as the preferred medium of First Lady portraiture. The only other First Lady to have her portrait be a photograph was Lady Bird Johnson — all other’s have been paintings. It should be noted, also, that Melania Trump is only the second First Lady to be born outside of the United States (the first was John Quincy Adams’ wife, Louisa). The First Lady has been under a certain amount of scrutiny, recently, for her seeming reluctance to be involved in White House goings-on. The few weeks, however, have seen Mrs. Trump taking on some of the Continue reading "Melania Trump Receives Official First Lady Portrait"

South Carolina Women Triumph Over Mississippi State, Claim First National Title

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Sunday night saw the women of the South Carolina Gamecocks take home their first ever national championship after defeating the No. 2 Mississippi State Bulldogs, 67–55, in Dallas. The win comes on the heels of Mississippi State breaking rival UConn’s 111-game winning streak in the semifinals Friday night, though they couldn’t quite muster the same magic against the No. 1 seed on Sunday evening. The win is a landmark victor for South Carolina as this marks the women’s first ever national title, having only made their first March Madness appearance two years earlier. Aja Wilson proved the star of the game Sunday night, scoring 23 points with 10 rebounds and four blocks in the win. Shockingly enough, South Carolina didn’t sink on three point and seemed to avoid outside shots. They attacked the basket, instead, and shot 17–22 from the free-throw line. The victory came only one day after the Gamecocks men’s Continue reading "South Carolina Women Triumph Over Mississippi State, Claim First National Title"

South Carolina Women Triumph Over Mississippi State, Claim First National Title

Screen Shot 2017-04-02 at 9.08.06 PM
Sunday night saw the women of the South Carolina Gamecocks take home their first ever national championship after defeating the No. 2 Mississippi State Bulldogs, 67–55, in Dallas. The win comes on the heels of Mississippi State breaking rival UConn’s 111-game winning streak in the semifinals Friday night, though they couldn’t quite muster the same magic against the No. 1 seed on Sunday evening. The win is a landmark victor for South Carolina as this marks the women’s first ever national title, having only made their first March Madness appearance two years earlier. Aja Wilson proved the star of the game Sunday night, scoring 23 points with 10 rebounds and four blocks in the win. Shockingly enough, South Carolina didn’t sink on three point and seemed to avoid outside shots. They attacked the basket, instead, and shot 17–22 from the free-throw line. The victory came only one day after the Gamecocks men’s Continue reading "South Carolina Women Triumph Over Mississippi State, Claim First National Title"

Trump Claims His Wiretapping Accusation ‘Is Turning Out to be True’

trump-pelosiedited In an interview with Financial Times, President Donald Trump reaffirmed his belief that he had been “wiretapped” by his predecessor Barack Obama. The interview, with Lionel Barber, Gillian Tett, and Demetri Sevastopulo, saw POTUS saying:
My last tweet, you know the one that you are talking about perhaps, was the one about being in quotes, wiretapped, meaning surveilled. Guess what, it is turning out to be true.

He is, of course, speaking about THAT infamous tweet from a few Saturdays ago. President Trump is seemingly alluding to the recent development of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes revealing that Trump and his associates may have been incidentally caught under surveillance. [image via screengrab] Adam: Twitter.