Trump Biographer David Cay Johnston: President Doesn’t See Non-Whites as People

David Cay Johnston said President Donald Trump‘s questioning of the Puerto Rico death toll after Hurricane Maria was a result of the longstanding views he holds about nonwhite people. Appearing on Dean Obeidallah‘s SiriusXM show, the Trump biographer and Pulitzer prize winning reporter was asked about the president’s reaction to the tragedy. “Donald does not see people who are not white as people,” Johnston said. “And he’s been like this for a long, long time. This not a newly acquired thing.” Johnston recalled a famous anecdote from a book by former Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino President John R. O’Donnell, which claimed that Trump rejected black accountants, instead saying: “The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.” “Donald has been found after judicial proceedings to have discriminated against blacks, women, Asians, Puerto Ricans,” Johnston Continue reading "Trump Biographer David Cay Johnston: President Doesn’t See Non-Whites as People"

Trump Biographer David Cay Johnston: President Doesn’t See Non-Whites as People

David Cay Johnston said President Donald Trump‘s questioning of the Puerto Rico death toll after Hurricane Maria was a result of the longstanding views he holds about nonwhite people. Appearing on Dean Obeidallah‘s SiriusXM show, the Trump biographer and Pulitzer prize winning reporter was asked about the president’s reaction to the tragedy. “Donald does not see people who are not white as people,” Johnston said. “And he’s been like this for a long, long time. This not a newly acquired thing.” Johnston recalled a famous anecdote from a book by former Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino President John R. O’Donnell, which claimed that Trump rejected black accountants, instead saying: “The only kind of people I want counting my money are short guys that wear yarmulkes every day.” “Donald has been found after judicial proceedings to have discriminated against blacks, women, Asians, Puerto Ricans,” Johnston Continue reading "Trump Biographer David Cay Johnston: President Doesn’t See Non-Whites as People"

Trump Biographer: We’re Seeing the GOP ‘Die Right Before our Eyes and Become the Cult of Trump’

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and Donald Trump biographer David Cay Johnston says the Republican Party is dying a slow death through their total obedience to the president and apparent disregard for his lack of morality. Johnston spoke to SiriusXM Radio host Dean Obeidallah about what he learned of Trump after covering him for more than 20 years. During this interview, he painted a very bleak picture by saying “Donald Trump is a man utterly without conscience or regard for other people.”
“When you and I step on an ant on the sidewalk walking down the street we don’t give it any thought,” he continued. “Sorry for the ant, you’re in the wrong place. It’s not even a thought we stop and worry about. Donald Trump steps on people and it doesn’t impinge on him in any way. This is the man that publicly humiliated the mother of his three oldest Continue reading "Trump Biographer: We’re Seeing the GOP ‘Die Right Before our Eyes and Become the Cult of Trump’"

Trump Biographer: There Are ‘Brand-Name Women’ Hoping They Don’t Get Outed For Trump Affairs

David Cay Johnston, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who has spent years investigating President Donald Trump, says that Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal could just be just the tip of the iceberg — that many other women may soon be linked to affairs with the president. And some of them could be very well-known. Appearing on The Dean Obeidallah Show Wednesday evening on SiriusXM, Johnston said, with certainty, that numerous women besides Daniels and McDougal have had affairs with Trump — and some of them could be famous. “I assure you there are lots of other women,” Johnston said. “There are some brand-name women who, I’m sure, are hoping that their names do not get dragged into this. I mean, I know who they are. They’re not in the record. But they may.” Asked by host Dean Obeidallah, a Mediaite contributor, to clarify his definition of “brand-name women,” Continue reading "Trump Biographer: There Are ‘Brand-Name Women’ Hoping They Don’t Get Outed For Trump Affairs"

‘What’s the Point?’ CNN Panelists Clash Over Trump’s ‘Made in America’ Week

In case you haven’t noticed, the Trump administration has presented us with yet another special theme week. We’ve had Infrastructure Week and Energy Week — well, now we’re at the start of ‘Made in America’ Week. While the president showcased American-made vehicles today at the White House — including a firetruck — White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer was taking heat from reporters over the fact that Trump businesses have outsourced a number of brands to other countries. During a Monday night panel discussion on CNN, things got a bit chaotic when the panelists and anchor Don Lemon pressed former Trump advisor and current CNN political commentator Stephen Moore to defend Trump’s apparent hypocrisy for pushing others to buy American-made products. After business writer Willian Cohan criticized the president for not living up to the ideals he’s promoting to the American public, Moore claimed that Trump shouldn’t be taken to Continue reading "‘What’s the Point?’ CNN Panelists Clash Over Trump’s ‘Made in America’ Week"

With DCReport, David Cay Johnston — the man with Trump’s 1040 — wants to give readers a way to act on the stories they read

David Cay Johnston, the reporter that Donald Trump says “nobody has ever heard of,” suddenly came to a lot of people’s attention Tuesday, when he appeared on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Show to talk about Donald Trump’s 2005 Form 1040 tax returns, which had been leaked to him by someone with access. (Johnston hinted broadly that Trump himself might be a candidate for its origin.) Johnston, a veteran reporter who won a Pulitzer Prize in 2001 for his reporting on loopholes in the U.S. tax code, wasn’t exactly laboring in obscurity before then, but his appearance certainly did help raise the raise the profile for DCReport, the small three-month-old nonprofit news site where he first published the Trump tax story — and which immediately crashed thanks to the flood of traffic it drew. While the Trump story was a big early win for the site, it’s an
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‘Talking Points is Only Going to be Three Minutes’: O’Reilly Mocks Maddow Over Length of Opening Monologue

During tonight’s The O’Reilly Factor, host Bill O’Reilly utilized his ‘Talking Points Memo’ segment to take some shots at a competitor in the wake of a broadcast that likely pulled in huge ratings. Highlighting the public reveal of two pages of President Donald Trump’s 2005 tax return by Rachel Maddow last night, O’Reilly first ridiculed the notion that reporter David Cay Johnston merely received the documents in the mail, as he’s claimed. “What a lucky guy,” O’Reilly derisively remarked. After stating Johnston gave the documents to Maddow so he could “spout all kinds of gibberish” on the air, O’Reilly then took aim at Maddow herself. “Now, before the actual return was shown to the audience, the cable news host, Rachel Maddow, delivered a 20-minute monologue,” he said. “‘Talking Points’ will only be three minutes.” He added, “She said 20 minutes worth of stuff, Continue reading "‘Talking Points is Only Going to be Three Minutes’: O’Reilly Mocks Maddow Over Length of Opening Monologue"