Eric Holder Calls Trump’s MAGA Slogan ‘Rooted in Fear’

Former Attorney General Eric Holder thinks President Donald Trump‘s MAGA slogan “is rooted in fear.” Holder’s remarks came during the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner in Washington DC on Saturday. “Every time I hear that phrase I wonder when exactly do they have in mind?… What decade? What year?” Holder, who served in the Obama administration, said. He added: “Certainly it was not when people were enslaved. Certainly, it was not when segregation was the law of the land. Certainly, it was not when women were disenfranchised. Certainly, it was not when the LGBT community was routinely stigmatized.” He continued on, “This sort of thinking, this ‘Make America Great’ mindset is not only flawed, it’s rooted in fear. And it favors an imagined past over a realistic future.” In addition to taking aim at Trump’s MAGA slogan, Holder also warned, “The age Continue reading "Eric Holder Calls Trump’s MAGA Slogan ‘Rooted in Fear’"

Biden: Obama and I Agreed to Stay Silent in Trump’s 1st Year, But I Couldn’t After Charlottesville

Former Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the Human Rights Campaign National Dinner last night and the subject of President Donald Trump came up a few times. Dr. Jill Biden spoke first and, without mentioning Trump by name, recalled a story from when she was young and said, “I hate bullies.” When the former veep spoke, he took a moment to address him and Barack Obama––now on the campaign trail for Democrats––not being more vocal in the first year of Trump’s presidency:
“Barack and I agreed to remain silent for a while to give this administration a chance to get up and running the first year. God forgive me.”
After the audience applauded, he added, “But I could not remain silent after Charlottesville… This is about basic decency.” “We are in a fight for America’s soul!” Biden said. “And we have leaders who at the Continue reading "Biden: Obama and I Agreed to Stay Silent in Trump’s 1st Year, But I Couldn’t After Charlottesville"

Trump Falsely Claims ‘Fake News Media’ Ignored Obama’s ’57 States’ Gaffe

President Donald Trump falsely claimed the “fake news media” refused to cover former President Barack Obama’s “57” states gaffe, tweeting late last night that if he had made such a mistake, then it would have been “story of the year.” “When President Obama said that he has been to ’57 States,’ very little mention in Fake News Media,” Trump tweeted on Friday. “Can you imagine if I said that…story of the year!” The president also tagged Fox News host Laura Ingraham in the tweet, meaning the president was watching the conservative pundit’s show, as she had a segment on Obama’s recent attacks against Trump in-which she mentioned the 57 states slip-up. “Over the last Continue reading "Trump Falsely Claims ‘Fake News Media’ Ignored Obama’s ’57 States’ Gaffe"

Obama Delivers Fiery Rebuke of ‘Demagogues’ at Rally: ‘Bigots’ and ‘Fear Mongers’ are Exploiting U.S. History

Without naming names, former President Barack Obama railed against “demagogues,” “bigots,” and “fear mongers” during a fiery campaign speech Thursday night in Ohio. Speaking at a rally in Cleveland in support of Ohio Democratic candidate for governor Richard Cordray, the former president slammed politicians who are trying to stoke division and play off of people’s fears. “People are stressed,” Obama said. “And they’re anxious. And it seems that all the chatter and anger on television doesn’t match up to their lives. And it frays our civic trust. And it makes people feel that the game is rigged, and nobody’s looking out for them. And historically, in those kinds of conditions, that’s ripe for opportunists to try to exploit America’s history of division. Racial, ethnic, religious.” The president went on to mention “bigots” and “fear mongers” attempting to exploit the political divide. “In a healthy democracy, when everybody’s participating, Continue reading "Obama Delivers Fiery Rebuke of ‘Demagogues’ at Rally: ‘Bigots’ and ‘Fear Mongers’ are Exploiting U.S. History"

Trump Uses Fake Quote to Slam Obama

President Donald Trump invented a quote to slam former President Barack Obama on Monday while touting his own economic achievements. The quote that Trump attributed to Obama, however, does not appear to exist. Obama referred to a magic wand at a PBS town hall in 2016, when criticizing Trump’s claims about bringing back jobs:
“Well, how exactly are you going to do that? What exactly are you going to do? There’s no answer to it. He just says, ‘Well, I’m going to negotiate a better deal.’ Well, what, how exactly are you going to negotiate that? What magic wand do you have? And usually Continue reading "Trump Uses Fake Quote to Slam Obama"

Jeanine Pirro Points the Finger at Obama: ‘You, Barack, You Elected Donald Trump’

Judge Jeanine Pirro dedicated her opening statement on Saturday night to a lengthy bashing of former President Barack Obama. Calling Obama’s campaign speech hammering President Donald Trump “a full-throttle savage attack on the president” Pirro ripped apart Obama’s Trump criticism point by point from his claim that Trump is “capitalizing on resentments politicians have been fanning for years” to his statement, “How hard can that be? Saying that Nazis are bad.” Yet, her most scathing words were reserved for his claims about social justice and the cost of Obama’s lying ways. “Your version of America is not the America we want,” Pirro said. “To us, social justice is about justice for American citizens and not illegal criminals. To us social justice is about taking care of veterans who come back to our shores with fewer limbs than when they left. To us, social justice is not about burning our Continue reading "Jeanine Pirro Points the Finger at Obama: ‘You, Barack, You Elected Donald Trump’"

Obama Shares a Story at Anaheim Rally About the Time He Got Booted from Disneyland

Former President Barack Obama got California Democrats fired up at an Anaheim rally today, and he opened with a pretty crazy anecdote about the time he was booted from Disneyland. Yes, you’re reading that correctly. Obama talked up some candidates running for office and told the crowd in two months they can help bring some “sanity” back into politics, but not before sharing a fun story with everyone. He briefly talked about the first time he went to Disneyland when he was 11––”I went and did all the ‘Bare Necessity’ thing and, you know, Small World, the Matterhorn, I mean, it was the bomb”––before sharing the next time he went when he was a college student. The purpose of the trip that time was to see Kool & the Gang perform, Obama explained, but then this happened:
“After the concert, because we were teenagers––you could still kind of hang out Continue reading "Obama Shares a Story at Anaheim Rally About the Time He Got Booted from Disneyland"