GOP Congressman at Trump’s Rally Tells CNN the Chant Was ‘Immediate Dagger That Went Through My Heart’


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Rep. Mark Walker, a Republican from North Carolina, was present at the controversial rally held by President Donald Trump last week, during which supporters chanted “send her back” as the president attacked Rep. Ilhan Omar. On CNN Monday, Walker said hearing the chant was an “immediate dagger that went through my heart.” “My wife, Wolf, is a two-time historical black college and university graduate, as a former minister we have worked years in the inner cities,” Walker said. “The minority communities that value or put a little bit of trust and value in what we’re trying to do in Washington, I immediately thought of those folks.” “I do not want to support in any way, shape or fashion, a phrase that for decades has been represented to hurt people in minority communities,” he added. When CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer asked Walker about Trump’s continued attacks on the Continue reading "GOP Congressman at Trump’s Rally Tells CNN the Chant Was ‘Immediate Dagger That Went Through My Heart’"

‘I’m Terrified’: YouTuber Logan Paul Says He Has Money Troubles and Pink Eye in Wild Fox Business Interview


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YouTube star Logan Paul appeared on Fox Business Monday for a wild interview in which he, amongst other antics, complained of money woes, claimed the be the fastest man in the world, and revealed he has pink eye. The 24-year-old — who boasts a whopping 19.5 million YouTube subscribers — kicked off his interview with Fox Business host Liz Claman by taking issue with her characterization that he’s “controversial.” “I am an ex-controversial YouTuber,” Paul claimed. As an on-screen graphic noted that Paul earned $14.5 million in 2018, the internet personality argued that YouTube is better at monetizing for creatives than Facebook. “I will say, my expenses just surpassed my income for the first time ever,” Paul added. “I just sat with my financial manager he told me that. Like, I’m definitely going downhill from here.” “Does that make you nervous?” Claman asked. “Yeah Continue reading "‘I’m Terrified’: YouTuber Logan Paul Says He Has Money Troubles and Pink Eye in Wild Fox Business Interview"

Fox & Friends Outraged By Media Outrage Over Trump Rally Chants


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Fox & Friends was outraged Monday by the media’s coverage of President Donald Trump’s suggestion that four congresswomen “go back” to unspecified countries, and his supporters chanting in kind at one of his rallies. Trump set off the racial firestorm earlier this month, when he tweeted that the Democratic congresswomen should “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested” countries they came from. The congresswomen, all women of color, are also all Americans. Three were born in the United States. One, Rep. Ilhan Omar, was born in Somalia and came to the U.S. as a teenage refugee. At a rally last week, as Trump assailed Omar, his supporters began chanting “SEND HER BACK!” Trump’s initial comments had been widely condemned as racist, even by many conservatives, and the chants faced the same outrage. On Fox & Friends, media coverage of the comments and chants was Continue reading "Fox & Friends Outraged By Media Outrage Over Trump Rally Chants"

Fox & Friends Outraged By Media Outrage Over Trump Rally Chants


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Fox & Friends was outraged Monday by the media’s coverage of President Donald Trump’s suggestion that four congresswomen “go back” to unspecified countries, and his supporters chanting in kind at one of his rallies. Trump set off the racial firestorm earlier this month, when he tweeted that the Democratic congresswomen should “go back” to the “totally broken and crime infested” countries they came from. The congresswomen, all women of color, are also all Americans. Three were born in the United States. One, Rep. Ilhan Omar, was born in Somalia and came to the U.S. as a teenage refugee. At a rally last week, as Trump assailed Omar, his supporters began chanting “SEND HER BACK!” Trump’s initial comments had been widely condemned as racist, even by many conservatives, and the chants faced the same outrage. On Fox & Friends, media coverage of the comments and chants was Continue reading "Fox & Friends Outraged By Media Outrage Over Trump Rally Chants"

Trump Attacks Tom ‘The Chin’ Friedman For Calling Him Racist: We Just Spoke and He ‘Kissed My A**’


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Trump Attacks New York Times Columnist Thomas Friedman President Donald Trump unleashed a tirade against Thomas Friedman on Twitter Friday morning, claiming the New York Times columnist had been friendly in a private call before deeming him a racist in print. Trump kicked off his Twitter meltdown with an unflattering nickname for Friedman:
Thomas “the Chin” Friedman, a weak and pathetic sort of guy, writes columns for The New York Times in between rounds of his favorite game, golf. Two weeks ago, while speaking to a friend on his cell phone, I unfortunately ended up speaking to Friedman … he could not have been nicer or more respectful to your favorite President, me. Then I saw the column he wrote, “Trump Will Be Re-elected, Won’t He?” He called me a Racist, which I am not, and said Rhode Island went from economically bad to great in 5 years because the … Governor of the State did a Continue reading "Trump Attacks Tom ‘The Chin’ Friedman For Calling Him Racist: We Just Spoke and He ‘Kissed My A**’"

Colbert Mocks Trump Supporters Who Embraced His ‘Go Back’ Remarks: He ‘Threw You Under the Bus’


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Late Show host Stephen Colbert mocked Trump supporters who chanted “SEND HER BACK” at a rally this week, after President Donald Trump turned on them the next day. In an opening monologue breaking down Trump’s rally in North Carolina, the CBS host pointed out the president’s “subtle messaging” on Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar. Colbert played the now-infamous section of the Trump rally in which his crowd loudly chanted “SEND HER BACK” about Omar, as the president assailed the Somali-born U.S. citizen. “I never thought I’d say this, but these rallies where a nationalist leader whips people up into a racist frenzy might have a dark side,” Colbert said. “This chant did not help Trump’s image as not a racist,” Colbert continued, adding Trump tried to “distance himself from his own idea.” Trump, when questioned by reporters on Thursday, said he disagreed with the chant that mimicked Continue reading "Colbert Mocks Trump Supporters Who Embraced His ‘Go Back’ Remarks: He ‘Threw You Under the Bus’"

Fox News Hosts Trot Out Embarrassing Defense of Trump Rally Chants: It’s Sports!


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Greg Gutfeld says Trump rally crowd is just like a sports game In the wake of outrage sparked by a Trump rally crowd chanting “SEND HER BACK” as the president assailed a black congresswoman who immigrated to the United States from Somalia, some Fox News hosts have resorted to a weak defense. The Five host Greg Gutfeld proposed the defense on Twitter. In response to a conservative writer who called Trump’s spectacle “Pure mob insanity, led by the most powerful man on earth,” Gutfeld wrote: “apparently, you’ve never been to a sporting event.” Fellow Fox News host Jesse Watters trotted out a similar argument on Fox & Friends. It’s unclear what type of sporting event Gutfeld is referring to. And what on earth does he think would happen if fans chanted “SEND HIM BACK” at a black immigrant football player? We actually Continue reading "Fox News Hosts Trot Out Embarrassing Defense of Trump Rally Chants: It’s Sports!"

Mitch McConnell Reacts to Trump’s Widely Condemned Rally: ‘The President’s Onto Something’


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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on Fox Business Network to praise President Donald Trump’s Wednesday night rally, in which he reveled in the crowd’s chant to “send back” a black congresswoman who came to the United States as a refugee. Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo kicked off the interview by showing extensive clips from the rally — including one in which the crowd loudly chanted “send her back” — before asking Mitch: “You’re reaction to some of the president’s commentary?” “He’s right about ‘the squad’ wanting to turn us into a socialist country,” McConnell said, referring to the four progressive congresswomen Trump has targeted in recent days. “What he should have added, however, is that it’s a lot broader than just the four of them.” McConnell argued House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and the 2020 candidates have “all signed up” for policies Continue reading "Mitch McConnell Reacts to Trump’s Widely Condemned Rally: ‘The President’s Onto Something’"

CNN Panel of Republican Women Defends Trump, Calls Four Congresswomen the Real Racists: ‘They Don’t Like White People’


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CNN’s Randi Kaye spoke to a panel of Republican women in Dallas, Texas about President Donald Trump’s tweets aimed at four congresswomen of color, who he said should “go back” to where they came from. “It seems as though there is nothing that Donald Trump can do to shake these eight Republican women,” Kaye reported. “And even in this most recent controversy, they feel that these congresswomen are racist — and Donald Trump still has their full support.” The eight Republican women from Dallas all raised their hands when Kaye asked who thought Trump’s tweets were not racist. “They hate America,” Dena Miller said of the lawmakers, echoing a claim Trump has made without any evidence. “If it’s so bad, there’s a lot of places they can go.” One of the women noted, “I’m a brown-skinned woman, I am a legal immigrant, I agree with him.” “You Continue reading "CNN Panel of Republican Women Defends Trump, Calls Four Congresswomen the Real Racists: ‘They Don’t Like White People’"

CNN’s Cuomo Loses It When Kris Kobach Suggests He Could Support an Openly Racist President


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CNN host Chris Cuomo clashed with Republican Senate candidate Kris Kobach after the former Kansas secretary of state said he would support an outwardly racist president. Kobach defended President Donald Trump’s ugly spat with four Democratic congresswomen of color, whom he told over the weekend to “go back” to where they came from — three were born in the United States, all four are citizens — in comments that have drawn fire from the president’s own party. After Cuomo made the case that Trump’s attacks were picking a “race battle,” Kobach rejected the comments as racist. The CNN host then proposed a hypothetical. “What would you do if the president said, ‘I am a racist. That’s why I said it.’ What would you do?” Cuomo asked. “Uh, then I would not defend him, because there’s no excuse for racism in America,” Kobach responded first. “Really?” Cuomo asked. Continue reading "CNN’s Cuomo Loses It When Kris Kobach Suggests He Could Support an Openly Racist President"

Fox News Reporter to Trump: White Nationalists Are Finding Common Cause With You


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Fox News White House correspondent John Roberts questioned President Donald Trump on his tweets attacking four freshmen congresswoman at a press conference on Monday, noting white nationalists had found common cause with his comments. “Does that concern you that that tweet was seen as racist?” Roberts asked, after Trump spent his press conference railing against the Democratic lawmakers, Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Pressley and Rashida Tlaib. After noting Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) urged Trump to “aim higher,” the president cut the Fox News reporter off. “No, no, he didn’t say — I disagree with Lindsey,” Trump said, expressing his disagreement with Graham that he needs to aim higher. “These are people that hate our country. Hey John, they hate our country. They hate it, I think, with a passion.” “Does it concern you that many people saw that tweet as racist, and that white Continue reading "Fox News Reporter to Trump: White Nationalists Are Finding Common Cause With You"

Anchor Confronts Boris Johnson Over Trump Attacks on U.K. Ambassador: Will You Be This Craven as Prime Minister?


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Boris Johnson, the mop-haired politician most likely to succeed Theresa May as U.K. prime minister, faced intense questioning from a BBC anchor over his response to President Donald Trump’s harsh words for a British ambassador. Trump leveled a brutal attack at Sir Kim Darroch, the U.K. ambassador in Washington, after cables were leaked showing Darroch criticizing the president. Johnson declined to speak out in support of Darroch, who resigned this week amidst the feud. “The president called him ‘wacky’, ‘pompous’, a ‘fool’, ‘stupid.’ You didn’t have a word of criticism of the president,” BBC anchor Andrew Neil said to Johnson in a tough interview. “I’m on record as saying plenty of critical things of the president in the past,” Johnson replied. “Not on this,” Neil shot back. “People worry, will you be as craven if you were prime minister?” “Don’t be ridiculous,” Johnson protested. Continue reading "Anchor Confronts Boris Johnson Over Trump Attacks on U.K. Ambassador: Will You Be This Craven as Prime Minister?"

Anchor Confronts Boris Johnson Over Trump Attacks on U.K. Ambassador: Will You Be This Craven as Prime Minister?


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Boris Johnson, the mop-haired politician most likely to succeed Theresa May as U.K. prime minister, faced intense questioning from a BBC anchor over his response to President Donald Trump’s harsh words for a British ambassador. Trump leveled a brutal attack at Sir Kim Darroch, the U.K. ambassador in Washington, after cables were leaked showing Darroch criticizing the president. Johnson declined to speak out in support of Darroch, who resigned this week amidst the feud. “The president called him ‘wacky’, ‘pompous’, a ‘fool’, ‘stupid.’ You didn’t have a word of criticism of the president,” BBC anchor Andrew Neil said to Johnson in a tough interview. “I’m on record as saying plenty of critical things of the president in the past,” Johnson replied. “Not on this,” Neil shot back. “People worry, will you be as craven if you were prime minister?” “Don’t be ridiculous,” Johnson protested. Continue reading "Anchor Confronts Boris Johnson Over Trump Attacks on U.K. Ambassador: Will You Be This Craven as Prime Minister?"

Draining the Cabinet: Alex Acosta is the Latest Official to Leave an Administration With Historic Turnover


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Trump Cabinet Departures Record Turnover President Donald Trump’s administration has been defined by historic turnover. The resignation of Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, announced Friday as the former U.S. attorney faces intense scrutiny over his work granting a wealthy registered pedophile a lenient plea deal in 2008, adds to the jaw-dropping tally of departures. Granted, the third year of the Trump presidency might seem calmer than the first two, which were rocked with weekly scandals ranging from the prodigious ethical violations of EPA chief Scott Pruitt (resigned) to the domestic abuse scandal surrounding White House staff secretary Rob Porter (resigned). It may seem calmer, but things have hardly stabilized. Five members of Trump’s cabinet are currently serving in an “acting” capacity. Four agencies — Labor, Homeland Security, Defense, Budget — are led by “acting” secretaries not confirmed by the senate. Trump’s chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, is actually his acting chief of staff. Continue reading "Draining the Cabinet: Alex Acosta is the Latest Official to Leave an Administration With Historic Turnover"

Does Eliot Spitzer Regret Quitting in a World Where Scandals Bounce Off Trump? Client No. 9 Reflects


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Eliot Spitzer on the Trump Era Ever wonder what Eliot Spitzer thinks of the current political environment? Mediaite founder Dan Abrams, on his SiriusXM show Thursday, asked the former governor of New York whether in the Trump era he has reconsidered his resignation, which came after a prostitution scandal. “Considering what Donald Trump has been accused of — all the sexual assault, sexual misconduct — do you even look back and say to yourself, ‘How the heck did I lose my job?'” Abrams asked the Democrat, who was governor of New York from 2007 to 2008. “You know, I try not to,” Spitzer said. “I don’t often talk about this. But I try not to just because there’s no particular purpose, either personally or at any other level, in kind of reliving that decision. My simple articulation of it is I did what I thought was right. First for my family, second for my Continue reading "Does Eliot Spitzer Regret Quitting in a World Where Scandals Bounce Off Trump? Client No. 9 Reflects"

Fox News Host Pans Alex Acosta After Epstein Presser: ‘He’s Gone By the End of the Week’


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Fox News host Dagen McDowell panned Alex Acosta on The Five Wednesday, following the Trump labor secretary’s press conference explaining his role in securing a lenient plea deal for Jeffrey Epstein. “This is about the victims, and it’s about a miscarriage of justice,” McDowell said. “It’s about a non-prosecution agreement that was struck in secret.” “That being said, Alex Acosta is the labor secretary. He’s expendable. He is utterly replaceable,” she continued. “And in this administration, he has one job, and that is to promote job growth in this country.” “He’s gotta go,” she continued. “This is was way too prosecutorial. It was way too lawyerly. And he seemed insensitive to the victims. He’s gone! He’s gone by the end of the week. That’s my prediction.” McDowell also gave plaudits to Julie K. Brown, the Miami Herald reporter who brought the Epstein case back into the Continue reading "Fox News Host Pans Alex Acosta After Epstein Presser: ‘He’s Gone By the End of the Week’"

McConnell Challenger Amy McGrath Raises Record $2.5 Million on First Day of ‘Ditch Mitch’ Campaign


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Amy McGrath Kentucky Democratic Senate candidate Amy McGrath, taking on the herculean task of challenging Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, raised more than $2.5 million in the first 24 hours of her campaign, MSNBC reports. The candidate’s campaign manager Mark Nickolas told MSNBC the haul is the most ever raised in the first 24 hours by a senate campaign, with the entirety coming from online donations at an average of $36.15. McGrath, a retired Marine fighter pilot, had a sleek rollout to her campaign against the top Republican in the Senate: an impressive video ad paired with multiple appearances on the friendly airwaves of MSNBC. Team McConnell shot back with a brutal video declaring McGrath, “Too liberal for Kentucky.” The Leader might have a point there. Despite the intensity of Democratic animus towards McConnell, Kentucky remains a deep red state. As FiveThirtyEight points out, in 2018, Continue reading "McConnell Challenger Amy McGrath Raises Record $2.5 Million on First Day of ‘Ditch Mitch’ Campaign"

Seth Rich Conspiracy Pushed By Russian Intelligence, Trump Administration, New Investigation Reveals


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A new report reveals the extent of Russian involvement in spreading the conspiracy theory that slain DNC staffer Seth Rich was assassinated on the order of Hillary Clinton because he was the source of stolen DNC emails sent to Wikileaks. The conspiracy theory — which started online and eventually spread to Fox News, including Fox & Friends and Sean Hannity’s primetime show — has been repeatedly debunked by U.S. authorities, including Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who found that Russian hackers were the source of the emails given to Wikileaks. In an attempt to obscure the source of the leaked emails, Wikileaks, Russian intelligence, pro-Trump media and even one member of the president’s administration pushed the conspiracy theory that 27-year-old Rich was murdered for stealing the information. (Police believe he was killed in a botched robbery). A new report from Yahoo News correspondent Michael Isikoff reveals the extent to Continue reading "Seth Rich Conspiracy Pushed By Russian Intelligence, Trump Administration, New Investigation Reveals"

Miami Herald Editorial Board Calls on Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to Resign Over Epstein Deal


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Miami Herald Calls on Alex Acosta to Resign The Miami Herald, the paper that brought the Jeffrey Epstein case back into the public eye with a stunning investigation by reporter Julie K. Brown, called on U.S. attorney who brought the case to step down from his position in the Trump administration in a new editorial. “Alex Acosta made an ethically compromised decision 10 years ago,” the Herald’s editorial board writes. “Today, he should resign.” The board argues that in 2008, Acosta “had the chance to prosecute Epstein for luring dozens of troubled girls to his Palm Beach estate on the pretense of giving him massages — before he escalated things to sex acts.” Instead, he negotiated a sweetheart deal with Epstein’s lawyers: “Epstein pleaded guilty to a state charge of soliciting prostitution, paid a fine, registered as a sexual predator and served 13 months of an 18-month sentence. No federal charges were filed. Continue reading "Miami Herald Editorial Board Calls on Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta to Resign Over Epstein Deal"

Jesse Watters: ‘Unpatriotic’ Women’s Soccer Team is Hurting Pay Gap Case By ‘Disparaging’ Trump


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Fox News host Jesse Watters said the U.S. women’s soccer team isn’t helping their case for equal pay by “disparaging” President Donald Trump. In the wake of their decisive victory at this year’s world cup, the U.S. women’s team has called for equal pay, and even filed a class action lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation alleging they are paid less than the men’s team. On The Five, Watters countered that the women’s team is paid less because the women’s world cup generates less revenue than the men’s. He then mounted another argument: that the women’s team is hurting its case with “behavior” he deemed “unpatriotic.” “The point is that women are not helping their case by their behavior,” Watters said. “If you go out and you disparage the president, you act in unpatriotic ways and then complain about not getting paid equally, well, what Continue reading "Jesse Watters: ‘Unpatriotic’ Women’s Soccer Team is Hurting Pay Gap Case By ‘Disparaging’ Trump"