Trump Fires Back After Michelle Obama Says She Won’t Forgive His Birtherism: I Won’t Forgive Barack

President Donald Trump slammed his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, hours after it was reported that the former First Lady Michelle Obama criticized Trump in her upcoming memoir for his years touting the conspiracy that Barack Obama was not born in the U.S. The Washington Post, on Friday, published an excerpt of Michelle Obama’s soon-to-be-released memoir Becoming. In it, she bashed Trump — saying she’ll never forgive Trump for his birtherism.
The whole thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks…What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk. And for this I’d never forgive him.
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Lou Dobbs: It’s a ‘Testament to the President’ That GOP Didn’t Lose More Seats in the House

Fox Business Network’s Lou Dobbs said last night’s midterm results show “the blue wave ran into the Trump wall.” Dobbs gave President Donald Trump credit for helping “minimize the Dems’ overall gains.” Trump did enjoy some success last night, particularly in certain big Senate races, but the House is now in the hands of the Democrats and Nancy Pelosi is expected to be Speaker again. Dobbs, however, argued that Trump deserves credit for the blue wave not being larger:
“If the numbers were to hold [in undecided races], the Dems would have a 228 to 207 majority. For the Republican Party to lose only 34 seats is a testament to the president. Consider that in 2010, President Obama’s Democrats in his first midterm election lost 63 seats on their way to losing control of the House.”
He brought up the Senate results before praising Trump again and Continue reading "Lou Dobbs: It’s a ‘Testament to the President’ That GOP Didn’t Lose More Seats in the House"

Trump Once Labeled Obama ‘Disgrace’ for Campaigning on Taxpayer Dime. Trump Held 44 Rallies This Season.

President Donald Trump has been hot on the campaign trail hopping from one rally to the next in support of GOP midterm candidates, but he once criticized his predecessor for the same behavior. In a 2016 tweet flagged by ABC News, Trump denounced President Barack Obama‘s decision to cheer on Hillary Clinton in her effort to take the White House. “Taxpayers are paying a fortune for the use of Air Force One on the campaign trail by President Obama and Crooked Hillary,” Trump wrote in the tweet. “A total disgrace!” As noted by ABC, certain regulations require that political organizations reimburse the federal government for the cost of political travel. The campaign event to Continue reading "Trump Once Labeled Obama ‘Disgrace’ for Campaigning on Taxpayer Dime. Trump Held 44 Rallies This Season."

CNN Panel Clashes Over Trump’s Racial Rhetoric Aimed at Obama: Obama Not ‘Victimless Here’

A CNN panel heated up Monday morning after Marc Short, the former White House director of legislative affairs, defended Donald Trump‘s racial rhetoric in the run-up to the midterms. On CNN’s New Day, host John Berman aired a video of Trump emphasizing the “H” in former President Barack Obama‘s name, which stands for Hussein. “That’s just stoking racial fears about Barack Hussein Obama, which is something that Hillary Clinton and her team did, by the way, when they first faced Obama,” CNN’s David Gregory said. “Unfortunately, when it’s using racially incendiary language, or anti-immigration language, it’s reaching people.” Short, who served in the Trump White House, defended the president by accusing Obama of similar rhetoric: “I don’t think that Barack Obama’s really the victim here, I think he’s taken the gloves off too in a pretty unprecedented manner for a former president.” When pressed Continue reading "CNN Panel Clashes Over Trump’s Racial Rhetoric Aimed at Obama: Obama Not ‘Victimless Here’"

Brian Kilmeade Doesn’t Understand Why Obama’s Fear-Mongering Doesn’t Get Same Scrutiny as Trump’s

On the day before the midterm elections, Fox & Friends covered the varying rhetorical tactics between current and former presidents. President Donald Trump is doing a remarkable number of pre-election rallies where he continues to talk about “mobs not jobs” and decrying an “invasion” of a caravan of thousands of migrants that are roughly 1,000 miles away (traveling by foot.) President Barack Obama is also out on the campaign trail talking about how the midterms are a referendum on the Trump administration, which he predictably paints in stark political terms. In the eyes of host Brian Kilmeade, both are guilty of fear-mongering, though he doesn’t understand why Obama is getting a pass:
“I mean, President Obama, unbelievable charisma the way he can speak. How convincing he delivers it as a public speaker without fear. We watched him for eight years and seen his promises and policies they fall Continue reading "Brian Kilmeade Doesn’t Understand Why Obama’s Fear-Mongering Doesn’t Get Same Scrutiny as Trump’s"

Obama Mocks Trump for ‘Enough Indictments to Field a Football Team’: I Didn’t Have That Problem

As Tuesday’s midterm election looms, President Barack Obama took a jab at his successor on the campaign trail, mocking the number of indictments faced by President Donald Trump‘s former associates. “They promised to take on corruption. Instead, they have racked up enough indictments to field a football team,” he told the crowd Friday in Miami during Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. “I didn’t have anyone in my administration get indited. I just thought that was how you’re supposed to do things.” The line appears to be a favorite of Obama’s, popping up also in Wisconsin where he delivered a similar speech last month. While Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation has not yet wrapped up, it has already resulted in “more than 100 criminal counts against 32 people and three companies,” according to The New York Times, some of those individuals being directly linked to Trump. Watch the clip above via CNN.

Fox News’ Ed Henry: Economy Doing Really Well Under Trump, But ‘Wasn’t the Table Set by Barack Obama?’

As the hosts of Fox & Friends talked about the booming Trump economy this morning, Pete Hegseth said that Democrats clearly don’t want to talk about the economy because of how well it’s doing. He criticized former President Barack Obama for trying to take credit, but Ed Henry jumped in and said, “You’ve read the numbers, I’m sure. Barack Obama created more jobs in his final 21 months than President Trump has created in his first 21.” Henry added, “I’m not saying this President inherited it, but would you acknowledge that he was handed a better economy than Barack Obama got?” Hegseth responded, “Here’s what I’ll acknowledge. Four million new jobs, over four million less people on food stamps. To me, that is a reflection of a President that puts business and the private sector ahead of government assistance and bailouts.” Henry said, “He was handed a Continue reading "Fox News’ Ed Henry: Economy Doing Really Well Under Trump, But ‘Wasn’t the Table Set by Barack Obama?’"