While at the United Nations following his speech to the General Assembly on Monday, President Donald Trump took a few questions, including about Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the allegations of sexual assault against him, when he went off about the accusations and the accusers. Earlier Tuesday, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders indicated the White House would be open to hearing from second accuser Deborah Ramirez at Thursday’s hearing. But at the U.N. Trump was less receptive. As he and other Republicans have said before, Trump today said that “a con game being played by the Democrats” with regard to the accusations against his nominee Kavanaugh. He also specifically took several shots at Ramirez, “Now a new charge comes up and she said well it might not be him, and there were gaps and said she was totally inebriated, and she was all messed up. And she doesn’t know if it Continue reading "Trump Attacks Kavanaugh Accusers in Shocking Rant at UN: Second Accuser ‘Has Nothing,’ ‘Was Drunk’"
In his speech to the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Donald Trump blasted the Iranian regime as a “corrupt dictatorship”, saying that no solution can come to the destruction in Syria or the migrant crisis without also addressing Iran. “Every solution to the humanitarian crisis in Syria must also include a strategy to address the brutal regime that has fueled and financed it. The corrupt dictatorship in Iran,’ said Trump. “Iran’s leaders sow chaos, death, and destruction. They do not respect their neighbors or borders. Or the sovereign rights of nations. Instead, Iran’s leaders plunder the nation’s resources to enrich themselves and to spread mayhem across the Middle East and far beyond.” The President said his withdrawal from the Iran Deal was supported by other nations in the Middle East, and repeated the administration position that the deal was a windfall to the corrupt regime. “We cannot Continue reading "Trump Blasts Iran in UN Speech: Iran’s Leaders Sow Chaos, Death, and Destruction"
President Donald Trump‘s Tuesday speech at the United Nations General Assembly marked a shift in tone on North Korea as he moved away from inflammatory rhetoric and expressed praise for dictator Kim Jong Un. “I would like to thank chairman Kim for his courage and for the steps he’s taken, though much work remains to be done,” Trump said. “I also want to thank the many member states who helped us reach this moment.” However, sanctions, Trump noted, will stay active until North Korea denuclearizes. That term has been a source of debate as major questions remain as to what steps Kim will take to enact that change, and how far he’s willing to go. The president credited his June summit with Kim in Singapore for the progress, adding that the dictator’s regime has ended its nuclear testing, dismantled certain military facilities and set free U.S. hostages. Continue reading "One Year After ‘Rocket Man’ Taunt, Trump Lauds Kim in UN Speech: I Thank Him For His ‘Courage’"
Americans may be numb to President Donald Trump‘s absurd boasts, but the world leaders of the United Nations General Assembly apparently aren’t. The U.N. General Assembly laughed at Trump within the first minute of his speech before the body, after a particularly lofty brag about his administration’s accomplishments. “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country,” Trump said. As laughter broke out in the hall, Trump added, “So true.” Following more laughter, Trump said, “Didn’t expect that reaction, but that’s okay.” More laughter followed, along with some applause. Trump smiled, and continued to tout the U.S. economy. Watch above, via Fox News. [image via screengrab]
As rumors continue to swirl about the job status of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Alan Dershowitz is convinced his ouster is just a matter of time. Appearing on Fox & Friends Tuesday, the Harvard Law professor emeritus isn’t certain that Thursday’s meeting between Rosenstein and President Donald Trump will be the end. But if it’s not, Dershowitz believes the end will come shortly thereafter. “He is not going to be the deputy attorney general after the election,” Dershowitz said. “The question is only now timing. Whether or not the president wants to fire him, whether he would prefer to have him resign, whether he wants him to become an election issue, what happens in terms of succession, who replaces him, what impact it has on [Special Counsel Robert] Mueller. But if you ask me who is the deputy attorney general of the United States starting in January Continue reading "Alan Dershowitz: Rod Rosenstein is Done"
President Donald Trump is set to deliver a major speech before the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday. The speech, his second before the UN, will start at 10:15 a.m. EST. National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Fox News over the weekend that Trump “will talk a lot about American sovereignty, how that fits into America’s place in the world as a whole.” “And we have got major issues with two of the world’s other powers, China on trade and on broader issues of geostrategic conflict, and Russia, where we’re confronting in a number of different areas,” Bolton said. Bolton added that “nonproliferation policies, dealing with the nuclear threats of North Korea and Iran” will also come up during at the summit this week. Though Trump is expected to tout his America First foreign policy, it will be hard for him to match the bluster of his Continue reading "WATCH LIVE: Trump Addresses United Nations General Assembly"
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is in New York City this week traveling with President Donald Trump for the United General Assembly and took the occasion to visit the set of Good Morning America. Host George Stephanopoulos took the occasion to address a number of issues in the news. After a lengthy conversation about the embattled Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, the GMA host grilled Sanders on what appears to be a pattern of Trump supporting men who are accused of sexual misconduct. “It does seem that the president has already reached a judgment about their stories and when Roy Moore and Bill O’Reilly an Roger Ailes, Rob Porter accused and now when Brett Kavanaugh is accused, the president consistently every single time takes the side of the man.” Sanders appeared ready for such a query and replied “it’s interesting that you say that. It’s a lot Continue reading "Stephanopoulos Grills Sarah Sanders: Why Does Trump Always Take Side of the Man Accused?"