President Donald Trump declared that House Republicans “applauded and laughed loudly” when he mocked their colleague, Rep. Mark Sanford, in a meeting on Tuesday. It was reported on Tuesday night that the president mocked Sanford, a Republican from South Carolina, for losing the primary race to a candidate Trump endorsed at the last minute. “Is Mark Sanford here? I just want to congratulate him on running a great race,” Trump said, according to Politico’s Jake Sherman, one of the reporters to tweet about the remark. Per Sherman, Trump then called the Congressman “nasty,” prompting boos from lawmakers in the room. Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to claim that he was actually “applauded” for mocking Sanford’s loss. “Had a great meeting with the House GOP last night at the Capitol,” he wrote. “They applauded and laughed loudly when I mentioned my experience with Mark Sanford.” “I have Continue reading "Trump: House Republicans ‘Applauded and Laughed Loudly’ When I Mocked Colleague Rep. Sanford"
On Wednesday, actor Peter Fonda fired off a number of tweets ripping President Donald Trump‘s child separation policy and claiming, in all-caps, that “WE SHOULD RIP BARRON TRUMP FROM HIS MOTHER’S ARMS AND PUT HIM IN A CAGE WITH PEDOPHILES AND SEE IF MOTHER WILL WILL STAND UP AGAINST THE GIANT ASSHOLE SHE IS MARRIED TO.” The tweet on Barron Trump prompted First Lady Melania Trump to contact the Secret Service about the threat which her spox called, “sick and irresponsible.” Yet, it seems the actor’s representative is attempting to explain away the tweet by comparing the remarks of Fonda to Pope Francis condemning the child separation policy. “Peter wanted to make sure that Melania and Ivanka communicate with the president the dire circumstances of separating mothers and young children. My response is the move was evil same as the Pope,” the actor’s rep said in a statement
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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is spending millions on the midterm elections with the goal of helping Democrats take back the House. Bloomberg has been a Democrat and Republican, and a little over 10 years ago he became an Independent. He spoke at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in an address that got in a few personal jabs at then-candidate Donald Trump. The New York Times broke news today of Bloomberg’s midterm intentions, and he subsequently released a statement on exactly why. You can read his full statement here:
I’ve never much liked political parties. I’ve always believed that we should put country before party. Too many politicians practice the reverse, with terrible consequences for the American people. But although I don’t believe in partisanship, I very much believe in the importance of politics and elections. That’s how we make change and progress in a democracy. Over the Continue reading "Michael Bloomberg is Reportedly Set to Spend a Boatload on the Midterms, With One Goal in Mind"
In the past few days, Fox News has been facing backlash over coverage of family separation by its opinion hosts, including Tucker Carlson. Carlson declared on Monday that the outrage over children being separated from their parents is political “preening” and that this is really about the ruling class’ desire to “change your country forever.” That, combined with comments from other Fox Newsers and Carlson’s own recent commentary attacking the media, has set off a backlash from people like Seth MacFarlane and Steven Levitan who work on the entertainment side of Fox, expressing their disgust at even being remotely associated with the cable news network. And then Bob Beckel popped up. The cable news junkies among you will remember Beckel used to be on The Five for a few years before being fired last year. In a statement, Fox News said he was fired “for making an insensitive remark Continue reading "Former Fox Newser Bob Beckel Asks Tucker Carlson: ‘What the F*ck Has Happened to You?’"
Michael Cohen has resigned from his position on the Republican National Committee’s Finance Committee amid his ongoing legal troubles and investigations into his business affairs. ABC News has received a copy of the email that the RNC’s now-former deputy finance chair and former personal attorney to Donald Trump sent to RNC chairwoman Ronna McDaniel.
“This important role requires the full time attention and dedication of each member. Given the ongoing Mueller and SDNY investigations, that simply is impossible for me to do.”Recent indications suggest that Cohen is thinking about cooperating with the federal agents conducting a criminal investigation into his alleged bank fraud and dubious business dealings. These charges stem from his hush money payments to Stormy Daniels, as well as his lobbying work where he appeared to sell access to the president. Despite the controversy that swirled around Cohen for the last few months, multiple RNC Continue reading "Michael Cohen Rips Trump Border Policy in Letter Quitting RNC Post: Kids Aren’t ‘Bargaining Chips’"
Former President Barack Obama is coming off the sidelines and speaking out about the Trump administration’s controversial border policy. In a lengthy Facebook post published on World Refugee Day, Obama called for people to put themselves in the shoes of those who were born in a country where you grew up knowing fear and violence that spanned your lives and the lives of your children. “Imagine if you’d been born in a country where you grew up fearing for your life, and eventually the lives of your children,” Obama said. “A place where you finally found yourself so desperate to flee persecution, violence, and suffering that you’d be willing to travel thousands of miles under cover of darkness, enduring dangerous conditions, propelled forward by that very human impulse to create for our kids a better life.” He then added it is this ability “to imagine ourselves in the shoes Continue reading "Obama Gets Off the Sidelines, Denounces Border Policy in Lengthy Facebook Post: ‘We Have to Do More…’"
After the now-infamous IG report was published last week outlining the activity of James Comey and other FBI officials and agents during the 2016 campaign and the Clinton email investigation, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lobbed a one sentence attack on Comey and the entire premise of the investigation. Now Comey, currently in Berlin, is responding. This latest round of back-and-forth was kicked off by Clinton after publication of the report.
That’s the shot Clinton fired, and it hit. But Comey has no apology for his conduct in the investigation – or for anything else, really – and said so to German newspaper Die Zeit when the paper asked him whether he wished to apologize. Via Fox News:
But my emails. https://t.co/G7TIWDEG0p— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 14, 2018
“No. And here’s why. I don’t want to criticize her, but it shows me that even at Continue reading "James Comey Fires Back at Hillary Clinton: Even Now ‘She Doesn’t Understand’"