Fox’s Gerard Baker: ‘No Question’ White Supremacists See Trump as ‘On Their Side’


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Fox Business host and Wall Street Journal editor-at-large Gerard Baker said Monday there’s “no question” white supremacists see President Donald Trump as “on their side,” during a segment on the mass shootings in New Zealand. Baker joined Fox News’ Dana Perino on Monday to discuss the killing of more than 50 people at two Christchurch mosques by a white nationalist. He argued that whether it’s Islamist terrorism or right wing terrorism, both sides need to blame the ideology behind such attacks instead of social media. Perino noted that critics of the president have tied him to the shooting, mostly on the grounds that the president was cited as a “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose” in the suspected perpetrator’s manifesto. Baker argued that there’s “no direct linkage” between the shooter and Trump — even when he ran on banning Muslims from the U.S. — and Perino Continue reading "Fox’s Gerard Baker: ‘No Question’ White Supremacists See Trump as ‘On Their Side’"

Fox Anchor Counters Allegations Trump is Islamophobic: ‘Thousands’ of Muslims Would Be Dead If Not For Him


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Fox News’s David Asman defended President Donald Trump from critics on Monday by saying thousands of Muslims would be dead by now were it not for the commander-in-chief. Asman delivered that take while serving as the #OneLuckyGuy on Fox’s Outnumbered Monday — which focused on how critics have tied Trump to the New Zealand mosque shootings because the alleged perpetrator called the president “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose” in his manifesto. As part of a discussion on the political implications of anti-Muslim violence, Harris Faulkner remarked on the amount of violence Muslims end up committing against each other in the Middle East. “When you talk about Muslim attacks, look around that part of the world and in the Middle East where they are blowing up hotels,” Faulkner said “They are killing Muslim women and men and children at the same time. Those attacks – they may Continue reading "Fox Anchor Counters Allegations Trump is Islamophobic: ‘Thousands’ of Muslims Would Be Dead If Not For Him"

Kellyanne Conway Blasted for Telling People to Read NZ Shooter’s Manifesto: ‘Monstrously Bad Idea’


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Political observers are not impressed with Kellyanne Conway for defending President Donald Trump by recommending people read the Christchurch shooter’s manifesto. Conway appeared on Fox & Friends today in order to push back on critics who’ve connected Trump to the shooting where scores of Muslims were killed by an Islamophobic white supremacist. As reporters have noted, the alleged shooter named Trump in his manifesto by calling the president “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.” As Conway responded with a bogus talking point about the 2017 Congressional Baseball Shooting, she rejected the “outrageous” notion that the New Zealand massacre has any connection to Trump at all. She also recommended that people should read the shooter’s manifesto for themselves to get the context of Trump’s mention.
“This man put out a 70-page manifesto. Everybody scoured it for Donald Trump’s name and there it was one time… [The shooter]
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Meghan McCain Responds: Attacks on My Father Tell You Everything About Trump’s ‘Pathetic Life’


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Meghan McCain tore into President Donald Trump on Monday with her first televised reaction to his blistering attacks on her father, the late Senator John McCain. The View opened with McCain’s colleagues offering emotional support and defenses after Trump spent the weekend excoriating her father. McCain has returned fire on Trump attacks already, but when the panel asked for her thoughts, she went into a monologue about her dad while proclaiming that Trump “will never be a great man.”
“My father was his kryptonite in life and he was kryptonite in death. On a personal note I agree with you, all of us have love and families and when my father was alive until adulthood we would spend our time fishing, cooking, celebrating life and I think it’s because he almost died. And I just thought ‘your life is spent on weekends not with your family, not with your Continue reading "Meghan McCain Responds: Attacks on My Father Tell You Everything About Trump’s ‘Pathetic Life’"

Trump Hits Joe Biden for 2020 Gaffe: ‘Another Low I.Q. Individual!’


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President Donald Trump is back on Twitter and attacking Joe Biden‘s intelligence after the former vice president once again signaled that he’ll enter the 2020 race. “Joe Biden got tongue tied over the weekend when he was unable to properly deliver a very simple line about his decision to run for President,” Trump wrote. “Get used to it, another low I.Q.” There’s been a lot of commotion lately about whether Biden will go for it, and it seems that Trump is referring to a flub Biden had during a speech he gave over the weekend. As he spoke at the Delaware Democratic Dinner in Continue reading "Trump Hits Joe Biden for 2020 Gaffe: ‘Another Low I.Q. Individual!’"

Kellyanne Conway Falsely Boasts She Didn’t Blame Media After Steve Scalise Shooting


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As her husband continues to question Donald Trump‘s mental well-being, Kellyanne Conway defended the president on Monday with a self-contradicting argument about the Christchurch shooting. Conway was on Fox & Friends when she was asked about critics who’ve connected Trump to the massacre since the alleged shooter described him as “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.” Conway sneered at the “predictable and outrageous” criticisms, and she asked for people to read the shooter’s manifesto in its entirety after insisting that Trump roundly condemns bigotry. From there, Conway drew a connection between Christchurch and the 2017 congressional baseball shooting.
“Reflecting on the first year of the time of our time in the White House here at end of 2017 was asked what was worst day there…The worst day, bar none, was the day Steve Scalise almost lost his life on the ballfield in Arlington, Virginia. Thank Continue reading "Kellyanne Conway Falsely Boasts She Didn’t Blame Media After Steve Scalise Shooting"

CNN’s Toobin Slams Trump’s ‘Personal Grievance’ Tweetstorm: ‘Precisely Consistent’ With White Nationalism


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CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin ripped into President Donald Trump on Monday for his inability to act as a global leader after the recent Muslim massacre in New Zealand. Toobin was part of a New Day panel that discussed how Trump launched Twitter attacks against all of his enemies throughout the weekend, yet failed to say anything condemning the white supremacy and Islamophobia at the root of the Christchurch shooting. Toobin began by saying Trump’s tweets were a far cry from former president George W. Bush, who advocated religious tolerance for Islam after 9/11. “That is completely foreign to Donald Trump,” Toobin said. “It’s personal grievance that’s precisely consistent with the white nationalist agenda. It’s not white nationalism, but everything he says about immigrants, about immigration, about the wall, about the fact that there is no white nationalist problem is consistent with that view.” To this point, Continue reading "CNN’s Toobin Slams Trump’s ‘Personal Grievance’ Tweetstorm: ‘Precisely Consistent’ With White Nationalism"

Joe Scarborough Mocks Beto O’Rourke’s ‘Mid-Life Crisis’ With Brutal Impression: ‘I Was Elevating My Wife!’


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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough launched into a mocking impression of Beto O’Rourke on Monday over how the Democratic presidential candidate has fielded the commotion over some of his recent remarks. The conversation began when Morning Joe reviewed O’Rourke’s recent comments about white privilege and his apology for joking that he “sometimes” helps raise his kids. Scarborough thought it was absurd for O’Rourke to apologize for his self-deprecating remarks just because “a couple of blue checkmarks tell him that’s a terrible thing.” From there, Scarborough went fully-sarcastic in an impression of O’Rourke:
“This made me a better man to know that I can’t use self-deprecating humor in the future, I’m going to go on a trip to Kansas and write some posts on medium about how this is a mid-life crisis for me because I use self-deprecating humor and there were people out there who were just too stupid to figure Continue reading "Joe Scarborough Mocks Beto O’Rourke’s ‘Mid-Life Crisis’ With Brutal Impression: ‘I Was Elevating My Wife!’"

New Book Unveils Beto O’Rourke History in Computer Hacking


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A new book is shedding some light on Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke‘s membership in a computer hackers group when he was a teenager. Author Joseph Menn spoke to Reuters about his upcoming book, Cult of the Dead Cow: How the Original Hacking Supergroup Might Just Save the World — which includes reporting on O’Rourke’s involvement with the hackers. (If you’re curious about the name, by the way, Cult of the Dead Cow is the name of the hacking collective, which took its name from a derelict slaughterhouse in Texas.) Menn spoke to O’Rourke about the group while he was running for the U.S. Senate last year, Continue reading "New Book Unveils Beto O’Rourke History in Computer Hacking"

PewDiePie Reacts to New Zealand Shooter Allegedly Name-Dropping Him During Attack: ‘Absolutely Sickened’


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Internet giant Felix Kjellberg (aka PewDiePie) is reacting with horror to the news that his name was invoked during the attacks against two mosques in New Zealand last night. As investigations continue into the massacre that left 49 people dead and dozens more injured, there have been reports that the shooter(s) said “subscribe to PewDiePie” as they live-streamed the attack on social media. In the early hours after news of the shooting broke out, Kjellberg reacted with sympathy to the victims while expressing disgust over the idea that he might have been invoked by the perpetrator. “PewDiePie” is trending on Twitter as of this writing, but Continue reading "PewDiePie Reacts to New Zealand Shooter Allegedly Name-Dropping Him During Attack: ‘Absolutely Sickened’"

Trump Condemned For Tweeting About ‘Jexodus’ After NZ Mosque Shooting: ‘Not The Day for This’


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About 20 minutes after offering sympathy to New Zealand for the dozens of people who were killed and injured in last night’s shooting, President Donald Trump got right back to attacking his political enemies on Twitter. First, Trump decided to re-up a Fox & Friends segment from earlier this week that focused on “Jexodus,” the idea that Jewish Americans are leaving the Democratic Party in droves because of how the left handled Rep. Ilhan Omar‘s (D-MN) recent anti-Semitism controversy. He’s also going after Robert Mueller because of the “devastating” testimony Peter Strzok gave about the FBI’s investigations of the Trump 2016 campaign.

Trump Responds to Christchurch Mosque Shooting: ‘Warmest Sympathy and Best Wishes’ for New Zealand


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President Donald Trump is expressing his sympathies to New Zealand in light of the horrific shooting that took place at two mosques overnight. “My warmest sympathy and best wishes goes out to the people of New Zealand after the horrible massacre in the Mosques. 49 innocent people have so senselessly died, with so many more seriously injured,” Trump says. “The U.S. stands by New Zealand for anything we can do. God bless all! The shooting has been described as a terror attack as New Zealand authorities investigate four people they’ve placed under Continue reading "Trump Responds to Christchurch Mosque Shooting: ‘Warmest Sympathy and Best Wishes’ for New Zealand"

New Zealand Mosque Shooting Suspect Allegedly Called Trump ‘Symbol of Renewed White Identity’ in Manifesto


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As news continues to break on the horrific massacre that happened at two New Zealand mosques overnight, indications suggest that the shooter might’ve been an least a partial admirer of President Donald Trump. Police have arrested a suspect identified as Brenton Tarrant as the prime suspect in the attack that killed at least 49 people and injured dozens of others. As police look into Tarrant and three others who’ve been taken into custody over the incident, investigators have taken note of a manifesto Tarrant allegedly posted online around the time of the attack, taking responsibility for it and espousing far-right, white supremacist, anti-immigrant views. As reporters pour over the manifesto, one detail that has grabbed online attention is the segment where the Tarrant allegedly referred to Trump as “a symbol of renewed white identity and common purpose.”

Ilhan Omar Goes After Obama, Suggests He Was a ‘Pretty Face’ Who Got ‘Away With Murder’


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Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) went after former President Barack Obama in an interview released on Friday in which she suggested the former commander-in-chief got “away with murder” because of his political savvy. The freshman representative made her remarks to Politico for an extensive profile on Omar and her congressional neighbor, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN). Speaking about her background and her evolution in politics, Omar bashed Obama while commenting that the Democratic Party has become more interested in the status quo than in progressive values. From the Politico report:
Omar was fed up—not so much with Trumpism, or with politics in general, as with the Democratic Party. As she saw it, the party ostensibly committed to progressive values had become complicit in perpetuating the status quo. Omar says the “hope and change” offered by Barack Obama was a mirage. Recalling the “caging of kids” at the U.S.-Mexico border and Continue reading "Ilhan Omar Goes After Obama, Suggests He Was a ‘Pretty Face’ Who Got ‘Away With Murder’"

Ilhan Omar Goes After Obama, Suggests He Was a ‘Pretty Face’ Who Got ‘Away With Murder’


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Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) went after former President Barack Obama in an interview released on Friday in which she suggested the former commander-in-chief got “away with murder” because of his political savvy. The freshman representative made her remarks to Politico for an extensive profile on Omar and her congressional neighbor, Rep. Dean Phillips (D-MN). Speaking about her background and her evolution in politics, Omar bashed Obama while commenting that the Democratic Party has become more interested in the status quo than in progressive values. From the Politico report:
Omar was fed up—not so much with Trumpism, or with politics in general, as with the Democratic Party. As she saw it, the party ostensibly committed to progressive values had become complicit in perpetuating the status quo. Omar says the “hope and change” offered by Barack Obama was a mirage. Recalling the “caging of kids” at the U.S.-Mexico border and Continue reading "Ilhan Omar Goes After Obama, Suggests He Was a ‘Pretty Face’ Who Got ‘Away With Murder’"

NY Times‘ Peter Baker: Bill Shine Lacked Chemistry With Trump, Campaign Job a ‘Face-Saving Gesture’


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On Friday, New York Times reporter and White House correspondent Peter Baker said Bill Shine‘s departure from the White House comes at a time when his relationship with President Donald Trump was less-than-harmonious. Baker joined Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC to break down Shine’s abrupt decision to step down as White House communications director and take up a role in the Trump 2020 re-election campaign. Baker largely downplayed The New Yorker‘s examination relationship between Trump and Fox News as a major reason for Shine’s departure — although Baker did say that Trump does care about being seen as “too close to Fox.” Baker, though, quoted part of Jane Mayer‘s piece which asserted “the President has been complaining that Shine hasn’t been aggressive enough” and hasn’t caused enough of a positive change in the White House’s press coverage. The Times correspondent also said that, in retrospect, the writing Continue reading "NY Times‘ Peter Baker: Bill Shine Lacked Chemistry With Trump, Campaign Job a ‘Face-Saving Gesture’"

Michael Cohen Returns Fire After Trump Calls Him a Liar: Apologize to Stormy Daniels For Your Own Lies


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Michael Cohen hit back at Donald Trump after his old boss blasted him as a liar on Friday. Speaking with reporters outside the White House Friday, Trump called out Cohen’s “stone cold lie” about asking the president to issue a pardon to get him out of his various legal troubles. Shortly after that, Trump got on Twitter to call Cohen a “bad lawyer and fraudster,” saying Cohen told a multitude of lies during his congressional testimony last week. Evidently, Cohen noticed Trump’s comments, and he’s returning fire by accusing the president of Continue reading "Michael Cohen Returns Fire After Trump Calls Him a Liar: Apologize to Stormy Daniels For Your Own Lies"

Juan Williams Cites Polls to Reject Trump’s Claim Dems are ‘Anti-Jewish’: ‘Not in Touch With Reality’


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Fox News’ Juan Williams pushed back on Donald Trump Friday after the president said Democrats have become an “anti-Jewish Party.” As Trump spoke to reporters before heading to Alabama, he swung at Democrats after the House passed an anti-hate resolution that expanded on its original condemnation of anti-Semitism. The resolution was sparked by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and her controversial comments about Israel, and Trump slammed her party, arguing “Democrats have become an anti-Israel party and anti-Jewish party.” Williams reacted to Trump’s comments on Fox News show America’s Newsroom, and he pushed back by noting that Trump only received support from about 6 percent of the Jewish-American population in 2016. “This is, as you just heard from Donald Trump, an effort to make it out that there is only one party that supports Israel in the United States and that’s the Republican Party,” said Williams. “This is Continue reading "Juan Williams Cites Polls to Reject Trump’s Claim Dems are ‘Anti-Jewish’: ‘Not in Touch With Reality’"

Chris Wallace Hits DNC For ‘Stunning’ Ban of Fox News From Primary Debates


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Fox News’ Chris Wallace says the Democratic National Committee (DNC) is shooting itself in the foot by banning his network from hosting primary debates for the 2020 election. In an interview with The New York Times, Wallace expressed disappointment in the DNC’s “stunning” decision to bar Fox from hosting any of the debates for the Democratic field. He called the move “shortsighted” on the DNC’s part, saying the Democrats are giving up a chance to make their case to Fox’s audience and recapture some of the voters who’ve swung away from the party in recent years. DNC Chairman Tom Perez has justified the ban on Fox by citing The New Yorker‘s extensive report on the network’s relationship with President Donald Trump. Wallace reacted to that before by calling it “Fox Derangement Syndrome,” and in his conversation with the Times, he called out the DNC again by Continue reading "Chris Wallace Hits DNC For ‘Stunning’ Ban of Fox News From Primary Debates"

Joe Scarborough Slams Paul Manafort’s Light Sentence: It ‘Damaged American Democracy’


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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough is appalled with Paul Manafort‘s light sentence. The former Trump campaign CEO was sentenced to 47 months in prison on Thursday for bank fraud, tax fraud and a litany of financial crimes. As Scarborough talked about this on Friday with his panel for Morning Joe, he called it an “absolutely shocking sentence” that suggests “there are two Americas when it comes to justice: if you’re a wealthy, white white-collar criminal you’re treated one way, and if not, you’re treated another.” As the panel went through the details of Manafort’s court appearance and the pending sentence he will soon face for additional charges of conspiracy, Scarborough questioned why the judge decided to be so lenient given the number of Manafort’s crimes and the impact they’ve had on American society. “Given the length of time that Paul Manafort engaged in these crimes and given the fact Continue reading "Joe Scarborough Slams Paul Manafort’s Light Sentence: It ‘Damaged American Democracy’"