Trump Rails Against Boston Globe For Coordinated Editorials: ‘COLLUSION’ For ‘Free Press’

On Thursday, editorial boards of about 300 newspapers are coordinating to criticize President Trump’s war with the media in editorials written and published at each paper under the unifying theme, #FreePress. President Trump on Twitter has attacked the press for these editorials about him attacking the press. After that initial outburst, Trump sent a second, more damage-control style tweet.

Trump Connects Decision to Revoke Brennan Clearance to Russia ‘Witch Hunt’ in WSJ Interview

Earlier tonight we reported on President Donald Trump sounding off to the Wall Street Journal on his decision to revoke John Brennan‘s security clearance. Well, it turns out there was a little more to it. For as the Journal reports tonight, the President “drew a direct connection” between his decision and the ongoing Russia “witch hunt”:
In an interview Wednesday, Mr. Trump cited Mr. Brennan as among those he held responsible for the investigation… “I call it the rigged witch hunt, [it] is a sham,” Mr. Trump said in an interview. “And these people led it!” He added: “So I think it’s something that had to be done.”

Sarah Sanders today said that Trump is also considering similar action against James Clapper, James Comey, Michael Hayden, Sally Yates, Susan Rice, Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, and Bruce Ohr. [image via screengrab]

NYT Editorial Board Slams Trump as Part of Widespread Press Pushback to POTUS’ Media Attacks

The New York Times joined with hundreds of other papers on Wednesday to push back on President Donald Trump‘s repeated portrayal of the press as “enemy of the people.” “In 2018, some of the most damaging attacks are coming from government officials. Criticizing the news media — for underplaying or overplaying stories, for getting something wrong — is entirely right. News reporters and editors are human, and make mistakes,” the NYT editorial board wrote. “Correcting them is core to our job. But insisting that truths you don’t like are ‘fake news’ is dangerous to the lifeblood of democracy. And calling journalists the ‘enemy of the people’ is dangerous, period.” The NYT continued on: “These attacks on the press are particularly threatening to journalists in nations with a less secure rule of law and to smaller publications in the United States, already buffeted by the industry’s economic crisis. Continue reading "NYT Editorial Board Slams Trump as Part of Widespread Press Pushback to POTUS’ Media Attacks"

Kellyanne Conway Says Husband’s Trump Tweets ‘Disrespectful,’ ‘Violation of Basic Decency’ in Stunning Profile

A new profile in the Washington Post takes a peek underneath of gilded veneer of Kellyanne and George Conway‘s lives to reveal a tension all too familiar in many American households: a tension based on Trump alliances. The White House counselor is, of course, is one of Donald Trump‘s most loyal supporters regularly appearing on cable news to explain away, defend and otherwise bolster her boss. George is not a big fan of Trump and occasionally takes to Twitter to pan POTUS. Speaking of his tweets, George said this to WaPo‘s Ben Terris: “It’s an outlet, that keeps it a small part of my life.” “I think I’m actually holding back a little,” he added. “I think the reason why is obvious.” That particular moment took place in the Conways’ kitchen. As George confessed about Trump, Kellyanne apparently sang “loudly into a cucumber” to make it Continue reading "Kellyanne Conway Says Husband’s Trump Tweets ‘Disrespectful,’ ‘Violation of Basic Decency’ in Stunning Profile"

Michael Cohen Denies Omarosa’s Claim Trump Ate a Piece of Paper: ‘I Saw NO Such Thing’

Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen is making one thing clear: he never saw the President of the United States pop a wad of paper in his mouth in the Oval Office and eat it. The ridiculous denial comes after former Trump staffer and reality star villain Omarosa Manigault made the even more ridiculous paper munching claim in her new book, UNHINGED. Here is Manigault’s account, as published by the Washington Post:
“I saw him put a note in his mouth. Since Trump was ever the germaphobe, I was shocked he appeared to be chewing and swallowing the paper. It must have been something very, very sensitive.”
In response, members of the media have been contacting Cohen to see he ever saw Trump popping paper. “LTo the many dozens of #journalists who called me, questioning @OMAROSA claim in her new book that @POTUS @realDonaldTrump took a note from me, Continue reading "Michael Cohen Denies Omarosa’s Claim Trump Ate a Piece of Paper: ‘I Saw NO Such Thing’"

Confronted by Brian Stelter Over Attacks on Press, Bill de Blasio Responds ‘There Is No Trump Without News Corp’

On CNN’s Reliable Sources on Sunday, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio discussed the ties between Fox News and the Trump administration with host Brian Stelter. He blasted News Corp properties, like the New York Post, who also happen to be highly critical of the mayor. “What is your critique of Murdoch?” asked Stelter. “You were quoted recently by the Guardian saying ‘imagine the country if Murdoch never had papers or networks here.'” “We would be a more unified country. There would be less overt hate, there would be less appeal to division, I guarantee it,” said the Mayor. “Because what Murdoch did through Fox News and the New York Post among others, is to create a dynamic where that stuff could come out in the open.” “There is no Donald Trump without News Corp,” he added. “I firmly believe that. He never gets to the
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On Meet the Press, Omarosa Says She Was ‘Complicit With This White House Deceiving This Nation’

Omarosa Manigault made her first big TV appearance of her book tour on Meet the Press this morning, and Chuck Todd started with this serious allegation of President Donald Trump saying the N-word on tape. Manigault writes in her book that she heard people describe the tape, but claimed to Todd that since writing it she actually “heard his voice as clear as you and I are sitting here” saying it. “Once I heard it for myself, it was confirmed what I feared the most: that Donald Trump is a con and has been masquerading as someone who is actually open to engaging with diverse communities,” she continued, saying the tape confirms he is “truly a racist.” She said Trump never said the word in her presence, but when Todd asked her if he ever said it about her, she said, “Possibly.” Todd brought up her past defenses Continue reading "On Meet the Press, Omarosa Says She Was ‘Complicit With This White House Deceiving This Nation’"