GOP Rep. Says ‘Nobody Applauded’ Trump’s Joke About Sanford: It Was ‘Display of Pettiness and Insecurity’

On Wednesday, Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI) had a very different view than Donald Trump of  Tuesday immigration meeting with House Republicans — especially the president’s pointed joke aimed at newly defeated Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC). Yesterday, reports surfaced that Trump had mocked Rep. Mark Sanford who just lost his primary, in part, because of Trump’s primary day Sanford-slamming tweet. “Is Mark Sanford here? I just want to congratulate him on running a great race,” Trump reportedly said, according to multiple media reports. He then called him “nasty,” prompting boos. While Trump recalled the GOPers in the room “applauded and laughed loudly” at his joke, Amash, who was there, seemed to think people were far less amused by him calling out their colleague who will not be returning next term. Here is Trump’s version: “Had a great meeting with the House GOP last night at the Capitol. They applauded and laughed Continue reading "GOP Rep. Says ‘Nobody Applauded’ Trump’s Joke About Sanford: It Was ‘Display of Pettiness and Insecurity’"

Jake Tapper Slams Trump For ‘Rare Retreat’ on Child Separation Policy: ‘Why Didn’t He Do This 2,000 Kids Ago?’

Just moments after President Donald Trump signed an executive order ending the controversial child separation policy, CNN’s Jake Tapper asked a pointed question at the top of his show, “Why didn’t he do this 2,000 kids ago?” Continuing on, Tapper said Wednesday afternoon, “Under intense political pressure brought on by the outrage over images and sounds of kids in cages, calling out for their parents, President Trump finally signs an order which he says will stop his family separation practice at the border. But it didn’t really sound like he wanted to.” Then after turning briefly to other topics of the day, Tapper returned to the breaking news, noting that by signing the EO, “President Trump did something today that we have never before seen him do as president. He surrendered, taking a step for weeks he falsely insisted was not possible.” He added; “He stopped the Continue reading "Jake Tapper Slams Trump For ‘Rare Retreat’ on Child Separation Policy: ‘Why Didn’t He Do This 2,000 Kids Ago?’"

Jake Tapper Slams Trump For ‘Rare Retreat’ on Child Separation Policy: ‘Why Didn’t He Do This 2,000 Kids Ago?’

Just moments after President Donald Trump signed an executive order ending the controversial child separation policy, CNN’s Jake Tapper asked a pointed question at the top of his show, “Why didn’t he do this 2,000 kids ago?” Continuing on, Tapper said Wednesday afternoon, “Under intense political pressure brought on by the outrage over images and sounds of kids in cages, calling out for their parents, President Trump finally signs an order which he says will stop his family separation practice at the border. But it didn’t really sound like he wanted to.” Then after turning briefly to other topics of the day, Tapper returned to the breaking news, noting that by signing the EO, “President Trump did something today that we have never before seen him do as president. He surrendered, taking a step for weeks he falsely insisted was not possible.” He added; “He stopped the Continue reading "Jake Tapper Slams Trump For ‘Rare Retreat’ on Child Separation Policy: ‘Why Didn’t He Do This 2,000 Kids Ago?’"

Peter Fonda’s Rep Invokes the Pope to Explain Tweet About Caging Baron Trump With Pedophiles (UPDATED)

On Wednesday, actor Peter Fonda fired off a number of tweets ripping President Donald Trump‘s child separation policy and claiming, in all-caps, that “WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER’S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT ASSHOLE SHE IS MARRIED TO.” The tweet on Barron Trump prompted First Lady Melania Trump to contact the Secret Service about the threat which her spox called, “sick and irresponsible.” Yet, it seems the actor’s representative is attempting to explain away the tweet by comparing the remarks of Fonda to Pope Francis condemning the child separation policy. “Peter wanted to make sure that Melania and Ivanka communicate with the president the dire circumstances of separating mothers and young children. My response is the move was evil same as the Pope,” the actor’s rep said in a statement
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Obama Gets Off the Sidelines, Denounces Border Policy in Lengthy Facebook Post: ‘We Have to Do More…’

Former President Barack Obama is coming off the sidelines and speaking out about the Trump administration’s controversial border policy. In a lengthy Facebook post published on World Refugee Day, Obama called for people to put themselves in the shoes of those who were born in a country where you grew up knowing fear and violence that spanned your lives and the lives of your children. “Imagine if you’d been born in a country where you grew up fearing for your life, and eventually the lives of your children,” Obama said. “A place where you finally found yourself so desperate to flee persecution, violence, and suffering that you’d be willing to travel thousands of miles under cover of darkness, enduring dangerous conditions, propelled forward by that very human impulse to create for our kids a better life.” He then added it is this ability “to imagine ourselves in the shoes Continue reading "Obama Gets Off the Sidelines, Denounces Border Policy in Lengthy Facebook Post: ‘We Have to Do More…’"

Rachel Maddow Breaks Down in Tears Delivering News of Migrant Babies Being Detained

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow just couldn’t bear to read the words in front of her on Tuesday’s show. The words were from an AP story on the separation of children from their families at the nation’s border. The story reads, in part:
Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters described play rooms of crying preschool-age children in crisis. The government also plans to open a fourth shelter to house hundreds of young migrant children in Houston, where city leaders denounced the move Tuesday. Since the White House announced its zero tolerance policy in early May, more than 2,300 children have been taken from their parents at the U. Continue reading "Rachel Maddow Breaks Down in Tears Delivering News of Migrant Babies Being Detained"

Megyn Kelly Slams ‘Coward’ Lewandowski: Should Not Be Given Platform to ‘Spew His Hate’

  Former Fox News Megyn Kelly had some tough words for former President Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski after he mockingly womped-womped a story about at 10-year-old girl with Down Syndrome. It all happened on Fox News Tuesday night. During the segment, Democratic strategist Zac Petkanas recalled a troubling story from our nation’s borders, saying, “I read today about a 10-year-old girl with Down Syndrome, who was taken from her mother and put in a cage.” Lewandowski then interrupted him with a “Womp womp.” Petkanas was not amused. “Did you just say ‘womp womp’ to a 10-year-old with Down Syndrome being taken from her mother? How dare you! How dare you! How absolutely dare you, sir.” The video soon went viral on Twitter prompting a fierce backlash on Twitter.