Hannity Slams Failed Senate Vote on Obamacare: ‘What Happened Last Night Was a Disgrace’

On Friday night, Sean Hannity ripped “Establishment Republicans” for their failed effort to repeal and replace Obamacare. In his opening monologue, the Fox News host reiterated the “five biggest threats” to the nation, which include The Deep State, the “Destroy Trump Media,” Democrats, Establishment Republicans, and the Never Trumpers. Hannity accused Democrats of being “giddy” that health care reform failed and that they sold the current health care system “under false and broken promises.” “Remember the promise ‘Keep your doctor, your plan, save $2500 per year?” he asked. “Put that in the bin, scrap of history as one of the biggest lies ever told.” He then shifted his criticisms to the Establishment Republicans. “What happened last night was a disgrace.” Hannity continued. “They don’t want the president to succeed either. Look at the pathetic display from Senate Republicans this week. Seven years of promises and they Continue reading "Hannity Slams Failed Senate Vote on Obamacare: ‘What Happened Last Night Was a Disgrace’"

White House Statement Says Trump Intends to Sign Russian Sanctions Legislation

Amid all the other big news that happened in the past week, both the House and Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation imposing sanctions on Russia. Earlier this week, reporters asked Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders whether President Trump would sign it. Tonight she put out a statement saying he will: The statement also says that the President “negotiated regarding critical elements of it.” There have been reports in recent weeks on how the White House has lobbied to “weaken” the sanctions. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Chris Hayes Presses GOP Rep.: ‘Do You Support the President’s Call for Police Brutality?’

During President Trump‘s speech on immigration and MS-13 today, he told law enforcement officers he doesn’t think they should be “too nice” to criminals. Chris Hayes pressed a Republican congressman––who was in attendance at the event––on that tonight. After playing the President’s remarks, Hayes asked Rep. Lee Zeldin, “Do you support the president’s call for police brutality?” Zeldin said he doesn’t, but he also talked about murders in the area believed to have been carried out by MS-13. The Trump administration has been putting some focus this week on cracking down on the violent gang. Zeldin added that law enforcement officials should be “following local rules and regulations and understanding people are innocent until proven guilty.” Hayes brought up how the Suffolk County PD indirectly rebuked the President’s remarks and asked Zeldin if Trump’s remarks were appropriate. Zeldin said, “No. I mean, I definitely have a Continue reading "Chris Hayes Presses GOP Rep.: ‘Do You Support the President’s Call for Police Brutality?’"

Suffolk County PD After Trump’s Remarks Today: We ‘Will Not Tolerate Roughing Up of Prisoners’

In a speech in Suffolk County, NY on Friday, President Donald Trump encouraged the uniformed police officers who were in attendance to rough up those they arrest.
“I said ‘Please. Don’t. Be. Too. Nice.’ Like when you guys put somebody in the car, and you’re protecting their head, you know? The way you put their hand over, like, don’t hit their head, and they’ve just killed somebody. Don’t hit their head. I said ‘You can take the hand away,’ Okay?”
Shortly after the speech, the Suffolk County Police Department broke with Trump and said they will not tolerate such behavior from their officers.

Suffolk County PD After Trump’s Remarks Today: We ‘Will Not Tolerate Roughing Up of Prisoners’

In a speech in Suffolk County, NY on Friday, President Donald Trump encouraged the uniformed police officers who were in attendance to rough up those they arrest.
“I said ‘Please. Don’t. Be. Too. Nice.’ Like when you guys put somebody in the car, and you’re protecting their head, you know? The way you put their hand over, like, don’t hit their head, and they’ve just killed somebody. Don’t hit their head. I said ‘You can take the hand away,’ Okay?”
Shortly after the speech, the Suffolk County Police Department broke with Trump and said they will not tolerate such behavior from their officers.

Wolf Blitzer Asks Reince Priebus: ‘Are You the Leaker in the White House?’

Wolf Blitzer tried, but ousted White House Chief of Staff Reince Pribus absolutely refused to engage on the issue of Anthony Scaramucci’s vulgar insults of Priebus. Appearing Friday on The Siutuation Room for his first interview since leaving office, Priebus told Blitzer that he simply wasn’t going to comment on Scaramucci calling him a “f*cking paranoid schizophrenic” during an interview with The New Yorker. “I’m not going to respond to it,” Preibus said. “I’m not going to get into the mud on those sorts of things.” Blitzer pressed, but Priebus again gave him the brush-off. “Look, it’s over,” Priebus said. “I’m moving on.” The longtime CNN anchor then asked about Scarmucci’s charge that Priebus is a White House leaker. “Are you the leaker in the White House?” Blizter asked pointedly. “That’s ridiculous, Wolf. Come on!” Priebus said. But even though he was mum on the Anthony Continue reading "Wolf Blitzer Asks Reince Priebus: ‘Are You the Leaker in the White House?’"

Priebus Speaks Out in First Interview Post-Ouster: ‘I’m Always Going to Be a Trump Fan’

Reince Priebus appeared on CNN tonight with Wolf Blitzer in his first interview following his ousting as Chief of Staff. And Priebus insisted that he’s not bitter. He said he resigned yesterday, praised John Kelly as a great choice for his successor, and said, “I’m always going to be a Trump fan, I’m on Team Trump.” Blitzer pressed him a bit on why he resigned, and all Priebus indicated was that Trump wanted to “go in a different direction.” He continued to praise the President over and over during the interview, saying at one point that “he has the best political instincts.” Watch above, via CNN. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac