Trump Goes After the ‘Fake News Media’ Again at Vegas Rally: ‘They’re Still Crying’

Kicking off a Las Vegas rally to drum up support for Republicans ahead of the midterm elections, President Donald Trump turned to the past to reminisce while taking a swipe at the media. “You remember when we had that great, great election, almost two years ago, can you believe?” he asked the crowd Thursday night from the podium, claiming there were “tears from the fake news media when it was obvious that we were going to win.” Notorious for his anti-press rhetoric, Trump’s rally had barely even begun before he started ripping into journalists who were there covering the event. “Look at them, they’re still crying,” he said. “And let them cry. They don’t know what the hell happened, but it happened, and that’s why we are setting all-time records, that’s why we are doing so well, but we have to get out for the midterms.” The Continue reading "Trump Goes After the ‘Fake News Media’ Again at Vegas Rally: ‘They’re Still Crying’"

The View Grills George Papadopoulos: Did The Trump Campaign ‘Set You Up?’

President Donald Trump‘s former campaign adviser, George Papadopoulos, has been under fire for his efforts to arrange a meeting between his boss and Russian President Vladimir Putin — with his lies to investigators on the matter landing him 14 days in jail. However, during his Tuesday appearance on The View, Papadopoulos argued the campaign was aware of his efforts, leading one of the show’s co-hosts to ask whether he’d been played. The question arose as Papadopoulos recalled his interactions with Maltese professor and suspected Russian operative Joseph Misfud, who met with him in 2016, claiming he could help the Trump campaign obtain dirt on then challenger Hillary Clinton. But the White House appears to have distanced itself from Papadopoulos, Trump dismissing him as an insignificant volunteer and Attorney General Jeff Sessions contending that he didn’t endorse a Trump-Putin summit. “Did they set you up?” Whoppi Continue reading "The View Grills George Papadopoulos: Did The Trump Campaign ‘Set You Up?’"

Roll Call Political Cartoonist Slammed for 9/11 Illustration: ‘So Bad and Dumb and Inflammatory’

On the 17th anniversary of the most devastating attack on the U.S. in the 21st century, a cartoonist is facing backlash for his politicization of tragedy. Tuesday morning, Roll Call’s Capitol Ink featured an illustration titled “Never Forget.” While that phrase may evoke somber remembrances of Sept. 11th, 2001, the artist, Robert Matson, turned it into a commentary on election meddling instead. Shown in his drawing is a Russian plane headed toward two grey towers meant to represent ballot boxes. The implication is clear: Russia is a treat to the security of U.S. elections. While the point, based on American intelligence, is valid, the way in which it was made has already begun sending shock waves through social media.

Former CIA Chief Leon Panetta: Mueller ‘Very Close to Making a Case for Obstruction of Justice’ Against Trump

Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s probe into Russian involvement in the 2016 election has been a source of never-ending speculation while remaining virtually leak-free, but Leon Panetta suspects an obstruction of justice case may be on the way. On Sunday, the former CIA director and defense secretary told ABC News’ Martha Raddatz evidence is mounting against President Donald Trump that might land him in the hot seat. “They are getting very close to making a case for obstruction of justice not only by the steps that were taken in terms of the president demeaning and attacking a witch hunt, but also the fact that Rudy Giuliani himself has said that the whole purpose of their effort is to undermine the credibility of the special counsel, and then when you add to that the dismissal of those that were involved in the investigation, I think you begin to piece together the Continue reading "Former CIA Chief Leon Panetta: Mueller ‘Very Close to Making a Case for Obstruction of Justice’ Against Trump"

Kellyanne Conway Claims to Chris Cuomo CNN ‘Interfered in the Election Daily’

At various points during tonight’s bonkers Kellyanne ConwayChris Cuomo interview, the White House counselor got in multiple jabs at the network she was on: CNN. Conway knocked CNN again tonight for incomplete coverage of the Trump administration and repeatedly confronted Cuomo on why he and his network won’t cover more of the good news. But amid all the swipes at CNN for its coverage of the Trump presidency, she said this about the network’s coverage of the Trump campaign:
“You should be reminded that every single night, CNN was featuring another woman with another story. You played the Access Hollywood tape constantly, thinking that it would hurt the candidate, he would never be elected. CNN interfered in the election daily.”
She pointed to the network’s “phony polling,” but Cuomo pointed out that he’s heard criticism from people saying CNN didn’t cover Trump’s “lying and bad character” Continue reading "Kellyanne Conway Claims to Chris Cuomo CNN ‘Interfered in the Election Daily’"

Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Rips Michael Cohen Over Plea Deal: ‘A Pattern of Lies’

Current Donald Trump personal attorney Rudy Giuliani has officially responded to the news today of former Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen reaching a plea deal and entering guilty pleas in New York this afternoon. Giuliani says that prosecutors noted that Cohen’s actions “reflect a pattern of lies and dishonesty over a significant period of time,” and that is correct. The prosecutors did speak to the press following the entering of the guilty pleas, but not merely to say Cohen is a practiced liar. They specifically outlined that two of the eight charges to which he is pleading are campaign Continue reading "Trump Lawyer Rudy Giuliani Rips Michael Cohen Over Plea Deal: ‘A Pattern of Lies’"

Trump Voter Apologizes to the Nation on CNN: ‘It Was The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made’

While a chunk of President Donald Trump‘s base has stuck by him through ongoing scandals from questionable ties with Russia to the revelation of hush-money payouts to a porn star, some are having voter’s remorse. Regretful ex-Trumpster Jeremy Montanez was felt so strongly about the matter that he apologized to the entire country on CNN. “I want to apologize to the nation for my vote for him,” Montanez said Tuesday during a panel discussion New Day. “It was the wrong thing to do. It was the biggest mistake I ever made.” Montanez also called the president a racist, pointing to his lack of attention to Puerto Rico’s devastation by Hurricane Maria as an example. “He said they want to just cry–they needed help,” Montanez said. “Just because they’re not white skinned he doesn’t want to go down there and help them out?” Montanez was one of several Continue reading "Trump Voter Apologizes to the Nation on CNN: ‘It Was The Biggest Mistake I Ever Made’"