WATCH: Trump Told Fox & Friends Obama Could ‘Certainly’ Be Impeached for 2014 Immigration Executive Action


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Donald Trump is expected to declare a national emergency to fund his border wall, but in a 2014 interview, he flatly told Fox & Friends that then-President Barack Obama “could certainly be impeached” for taking executive action on immigration. During a November 24, 2014 interview, the subject of impeaching Obama came up, and co-host Peter Johnson, Jr. asked Trump “Has the president done something worthy of impeachment, and should he be impeached?” “I think he certainly did something that was unconstitutional, now it depends on Justice Roberts, if he wants to just curry favor in the beltway like he did with Obamacare, because that’s the only reason he did, it because he knows he was wrong,” Trump replied. “But it certainly depends on what happens,” Trump continued. “I mean, I think certainly he could be impeached.” Trump went on to say that “It is unbelievable, what he was Continue reading "WATCH: Trump Told Fox & Friends Obama Could ‘Certainly’ Be Impeached for 2014 Immigration Executive Action"

Should Democratic Presidential Candidates Allow Themselves to Be Interviewed on Fox News?


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Minnesota Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar appeared to urge her fellow candidates to venture into the “uncomfortable” space that is Fox News, but is that a good move for Democrats looking to secure votes from a base that’s not particularly fond of the network? On Tuesday night, Klobuchar concluded her interview with Bret Baier by volunteering that “One of the reasons I came on this show is that I believe candidates for office, whether Democrat or Republican, have to go not just where it’s comfortable, but where it’s uncomfortable. And I love you. Fox may not always be comfortable for Democrats but I want to make that point.” That’s a bold suggestion to make in an election season with an ever-growing Democratic field of candidates who will be competing for votes from a base that had no love for Fox News, to begin with, and increasingly views Continue reading "Should Democratic Presidential Candidates Allow Themselves to Be Interviewed on Fox News?"

Trump Reportedly Got a New Golf Simulator Installed in the White House


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President Donald Trump is getting a new golf simulator installed at the White House, replacing an older system installed during the Obama administration. Per the Washington Post, the $50,000 room-sized system was set up “during the last few weeks in a room in his personal quarters”:
The [White House] official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss details of the president’s private residence, said Trump had paid for the new system and the installation personally… The White House official said Trump has not used his new golf simulator during executive time — or at all since it was put in.
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Obama’s Ambassador to Israel Calls Out Rep. Omar: She Tweeted a ‘Vile Anti-Semitic Trope’


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After Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) tweeted about how Jewish groups, like the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and their money buys the support of Republican members of Congress, the Israeli ambassador under President Barack Obama called her out Monday morning. “1. @IlhanMN’s outrageous comments equating politicians’ support for Israel with being bought off by American Jewish money are a vile anti-Semitic trope. They need to be condemned by all in our party,” Dan Shapiro tweeted in a thread.

Watch Morning Joe Laugh At Trump’s Claim That Republicans Never Unfairly Investigated Obama


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President Donald Trump‘s early morning tweets about his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, sent MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough in a fit of laughter Thursday morning. The President complained about the “Unlimited Presidential Harassment” Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff and his colleagues were giving him, adding Obama never had to go through what he is going through. “Never happened before!” he tweeted at around 6:30 a.m. Thursday. “… The Dems and their committees are going ‘nuts.’ The Republicans never did this to President Obama, there would be no time left to run government.”

Watch the Time Trump Literally Changed a Guy’s Name and 5 Other Memorable SOTU Moments


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Tuesday night, President Donald Trump will (finally) deliver the State of the Union address before congress, after some hiccups with scheduling. It will be the first time a Democrat sits behind Trump on the dais, and that Democrat happens to be both the first and second female Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. It will be the first time that Trump has spoken before a Congress that is not under single-party rule. It’s the first time that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) will be there. You see where we’re going with this: notable moments. Surely there will be clip-worthy phrases and reactions from the address tonight, but let it not be said that Trump is the first to make a splash with a SOTU. There have been a number of memorable moments in the televised history of the annual Presidential oration, and we’ve gathered here some of the most … clippable.
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Trump Says He Doesn’t Want His Son Barron Playing Football Because It’s a ‘Dangerous Sport’


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President Donald Trump said he doesn’t want his son, 12-year-old Barron Trump, playing football because it’s a “dangerous sport.” In a pre-Super Bowl interview with CBS News anchor Margaret Brennan, the president was asked if he would let his son play football. “It’s very, it’s very tough question,” Trump replied. “It’s a very good question. If he wanted to? Yes. Would I steer him that way? No, I wouldn’t.” “And he actually plays a lot of soccer,” Trump continued. “He’s liking soccer. And a lot of people, including me, thought soccer would probably never make it in this country, but it really is moving forward rapidly.” “I just don’t like the reports that I see coming out having to do with football—I mean, it’s a dangerous sport and I think it’s- I- it’s- really tough, I thought the equipment would get better, and it has,” Continue reading "Trump Says He Doesn’t Want His Son Barron Playing Football Because It’s a ‘Dangerous Sport’"

Andrew Gillum to Join CNN as Political Commentator


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Former Tallahassee mayor and Democratic nominee for Florida governor, Andrew Gillum, will join CNN as a political commentator, he announced Tuesday morning. The 39-year-old rising Democratic star says he is “thrilled” to join CNN, a network on which he made many appearances in 2018 as a guest. He even lauded the network on its air during his bid to be governor. “This is CNN, not Fox. You have to bring facts to the conversation,” he told his Republican Florida gubernatorial opponent Ron DeSantis on air, during a televised CNN debate back in October. That soundbite became featured in a CNN promo ad captioned, “CNN — Facts First.” Gillum’s announcement comes in the midst of an ethics lawsuit, in which he is being accused of accepting gifts as a politician. Continue reading "Andrew Gillum to Join CNN as Political Commentator"

Trump Crows About Manufacturing Job Growth, Swipes at Obama: ‘I Guess I Found the MAGIC WAND’


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President Donald Trump is crowing over statistics showing manufacturing adding more jobs last year than in any other over the past two decades — and he’s taking a swipe at his predecessor in the process. In a Monday morning tweet, Trump boasted about the manufacturing job numbers — which, according to CNBC, were the highest since 1997 — and also jabbed at former President Barack Obama. “Last year was the best year for American Manufacturing job growth since 1997, or 21 years,” Trump wrote. “The previous administration said manufacturing will not come back to the U.S., ‘you would need a magic wand.’ I guess I found the MAGIC WAND – and it is only getting better!”

Biden is Not Buying Trump’s Claim Other Presidents Wanted Wall: Not ‘a Single One’


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Speaking to reporters in the Rose Garden on Friday, President Donald Trump claimed that other presidents wanted a wall. “This should have been done by all of the presidents that preceded me and they all know it,” Trump said. “Some of them have told me that we should have done it.” Former Vice President Joe Biden, though, wasn’t buying it. Speaking to Circa on Saturday, Biden said this when asked to comment on Trump’s claim: “I can’t think of a single one who said that.” He also listed presidents, including Barack Obama, who he was sure never would have called for a wall. “Come on,” Biden said. Considering Continue reading "Biden is Not Buying Trump’s Claim Other Presidents Wanted Wall: Not ‘a Single One’"

Trump Attacks Gen. McChrystal as a ‘Hillary Lover’ with a ‘Big, Dumb Mouth’


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Lifelong civilian President Donald Trump on Twitter attacked former Commander of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan Gen. Stanley McChrystal on New Year’s Day, over the retired soldier’s comments on ABC’s This Week on Sunday. The president’s tweet was prompted by something he got from a Fox News personality, unsurprisingly. Fox’s Laura Ingraham tweeted a story from her Lifezette website about the General, and Trump was retweeting her when he made his comments. On Sunday, McChrystal called Trump “immoral” and said that he doesn’t tell the truth to people. Trump’s “like a dog” reference was to the Obama-era firing of McChrystal for expressing his displeasure with President Obama‘s Afghanistan policy and decision-making. At the time, the press generally disfavored Continue reading "Trump Attacks Gen. McChrystal as a ‘Hillary Lover’ with a ‘Big, Dumb Mouth’"

Barack and Michelle Obama Are Gallup Poll’s Most Admired Man and Woman in 2018


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Former President and First Lady Barack and Michelle Obama have been named Most Admired Man and Woman of  2018 according to an annual Gallup Poll. Former President Obama can now claim 11 straight years at the top of this poll and is now just one first-place finish short of tying Dwight Eisenhower for the most times being Most Admired Man. President Donald Trump is the second most admired man according to the poll, earning 13% mentions to Former President Obama’s 19%. This marks the first time in 17 years that a woman other than Hillary Clinton has been named by Americans as the woman they admire most. Ms. Obama more tripled the others, earning 15% of total mentions. Former Secretary of State Clinton fell to a shared third place, behind Ms. Obama and Oprah Winfrey. First Lady Melania Trump also shares the third place spot with the former political opponent of
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GOP Senator Chuck Grassley Scolds Trump Over Troop Withdrawals: ‘You Shouldn’t Embolden Taliban’


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Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) came down hard on President Donald Trump Friday afternoon for his decision to withdraw U.S. troops in Syria and Afghanistan, bashing the commander-in-chief for “emboldening the Taliban.” Grassley, who has been a reliable ally of the President — and has voted in line with Trump’s positions 90.5 percent of the time, per FiveThirtyEight — connected with a punch to the gut by comparing Trump to former president Barack Obama. Obama’s infamous broken ‘red line’ comment happened in 2013 when the 44th president backed down and accepted a peaceful resolution with Syrian Continue reading "GOP Senator Chuck Grassley Scolds Trump Over Troop Withdrawals: ‘You Shouldn’t Embolden Taliban’"

‘Obama Claus’: Watch Former President Visit Children’s National Hospital With Bag of Toys


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Former President Barack Obama showed up to Children’s National hospital in Washington, D.C. yesterday to spread holiday cheer, while sporting a Santa Claus hat and lugging a bag of gifts. “As a dad of two girls, I can only imagine in that situation ― to have nurses and staff and doctors and people who are caring for them and looking after them and listening to them and just there for them and holding their hand ― that’s the most important thing there is,” Obama said to a group of staffers at the hospital. “What a great reminder of what the holiday spirit is supposed to be all about.” Obama also posted a message on Twitter thanking the clinic and kids “for humoring me as your stand-in Santa.”

CNN’s Don Lemon Says Trump Is ‘Still Riding’ The ‘Obama Economy’


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On top of all the legal problems that Donald Trump now faces, Don Lemon points out that the potential slowdown of the economy could be an even greater threat to the presidency when the Barack Obama effect wears off. On Tuesday night’s edition of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon, the host led off his second hour by noting that Trump’s presidency has been “buoyed by an economy that’s been going gangbusters, an economy President Trump inherited from President Barack Obama and juiced with a big mostly corporate tax cut passed a year ago this week.” Noting that “the economy is suddenly looking less rosie,” Lemon pointed out that “The markets under Trump are now doing much worse than they did in the same time period under Obama,” and showed a graph comparing the S&P 500 under the two administrations. “The boost the tax cuts gave the economy fading. It Continue reading "CNN’s Don Lemon Says Trump Is ‘Still Riding’ The ‘Obama Economy’"

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


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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


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


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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’


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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


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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:
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