Trump Baselessly Claims to Tucker Carlson That Twitter is Stopping Him From Getting Followers: It’s ‘Possibly Illegal’


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President Donald Trump baselessly claimed Twitter is stopping him from getting followers in his interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson, calling the alleged conspiracy “possibly illegal.” Carlson teed up Trump by claiming the Google is conspiring against him. “Google, by some measures, the most powerful company in the world — all information flows through it — they’re against you,” Carlson said. “They don’t want you reelected. Can you get reelected if Google is against you?” “I won. They were totally against me,” Trump said. “I won.” He then leveled the allegation against Twitter. “If you look at Twitter, I have millions and millions of people on Twitter and it’s — you know, it’s a very good arm for me. It’s great social media. But they don’t treat me right,” he said. “And I know for a fact, I mean, a lot of people try and Continue reading "Trump Baselessly Claims to Tucker Carlson That Twitter is Stopping Him From Getting Followers: It’s ‘Possibly Illegal’"

Greg Gutfeld Praises Trump For Kim Meeting, Admits He Would Attack Democrat For Doing The Same Thing


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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld let his guard down on The Five Monday, confessing that if a president they opposed had met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un like President Donald Trump did over the weekend, they would attack them. After reliable Trump booster Jesse Watters hailed the president for his meeting with Kim — calling it “a very powerful and important moment” — Gutfeld, only a slightly less reliable Trump booster, commented on criticism of the meeting by 2020 Democrats. “Of course they are going to attack him,” Gutfeld said. “That’s what you would do. And let’s be honest. If it were an adversary from your party, on the other side doing it, we would do the same thing.” “How dare Obama meet with a dictator with no preconditions!” Watters joked. “Exactly,” Gutfeld said. “In ’07,” The Five host Dana Perino said. The hosts of The Continue reading "Greg Gutfeld Praises Trump For Kim Meeting, Admits He Would Attack Democrat For Doing The Same Thing"

Fox’s Howard Kurtz Calls Out Reporters Who Mocked Andy Ngo: ‘Dangerous Trend’ of ‘Justifying This’


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Fox News host Melissa Francis and media correspondent Howard Kurtz called out reporters mocking the brutal attack on conservative writer Andy Ngo during an Antifa rally in Portland over the weekend. “Absolutely appalling, disgusting, pathetic,” Kurtz said of the attack that left Ngo bloodied and hospitalized. “Here you have Andy Ngo who was attacked, roughed up, and robbed by these Antifa thugs, solely because he’s a conservative writer, and perhaps a gay conservative writer. That video, you’re showing it now, the bruises on his face, just chilling to watch. “While some of what he writes is controversial, it’s utterly beside the point,” Kurtz added. “This was nothing less than an attack on free speech and a journalist trying to do his job. “Speaking of free speech,” Francis said, “you had a Huffington Post senior reporter who put out this tweet. It’s now been deleted. And it was before, to be
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Rep. Tim Ryan Blasts Trump-Kim Meeting on CNN: ‘Like Chamberlain Going to Talk to Hitler’


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Rep. Tim Ryan appeared on CNN’s Reliable Sources Sunday following this week’s first Democratic debates, and host Brian Stelter about his decision to appear on “pro-Trump shows on Fox.” The Ohio Democrat said he wanted his economic message to reach Fox News viewers — before comparing President Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to British PM Neville Chamberlain’s infamous meeting with Adolf Hitler before the Second World War. “I’ll tell you I think what happened this weekend with North Korea, with China, I think it was Donald Trump’s appeasement tour and so, I think we need to make sure that we hit him on some of these issues, the economic issues, the fact that 75 percent of the American people are still living paycheck to paycheck,” Ryan told CNN. “Why in God’s name wouldn’t we want to go on Fox and make that economic argument Continue reading "Rep. Tim Ryan Blasts Trump-Kim Meeting on CNN: ‘Like Chamberlain Going to Talk to Hitler’"

Cory Booker Says Biden ‘Not Bringing People Together’ on Racial Issues: He’s Causing ‘Pain With His Words’


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Sen. Cory Booker criticized 2020 opponent Joe Biden on Meet the Press Sunday, telling NBC anchor Chuck Todd the former vice president is “causing a lot of frustration and even pain with his words.” Booker wasn’t on the NBC debate stage when Biden took fire for his record on civil rights from Sen. Kamala Harris (Booker appeared the night before), but when Todd asked him about the exchange between the two candidates, he didn’t pull punches. The New Jersey Democrat first criticized Biden for getting defensive when questioned on his comments about race. “Whoever the next president is going to be really needs to be someone who can talk openly and honestly about race with vulnerability because none of us are perfect, but really call this country to common ground, to reconciliation,” Booker continued. “I’m not sure if Vice President Biden is up to that task, given the way Continue reading "Cory Booker Says Biden ‘Not Bringing People Together’ on Racial Issues: He’s Causing ‘Pain With His Words’"

New Trump Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham Bruised in ‘All Out Brawl’ Between North Korean Guards and Reporters


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President Donald Trump’s incoming press secretary, Stephanie Grisham, was caught in the middle of a scuffle between North Korean security guards and White House reporters during the administration’s trip to the Demilitarized Zone on Sunday. The scuffle, according to the Washington Post, was sparked as Trump made his first steps into North Korea — becoming the first sitting president to do so — with officials from the hermit kingdom “shoving and trying to block the press.” “Also roughed up in the fracas was incoming Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham, who ended up with bruises,” the Post reported. According to Bloomberg White House reporter Jennifer Jacobs, Grisham intervened after North Korean guards tried to block U.S. reporters from an indoor meeting between Trump and Kim. In video of the scuffle aired on CNN, Grisham can be seen getting between North Korean guards, telling reporters to move past Continue reading "New Trump Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham Bruised in ‘All Out Brawl’ Between North Korean Guards and Reporters"

NBC Battled Brutal Technical Difficulties and Misbehaved Candidates. But Its First Debates Were a Success.


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MIAMI — There were high stakes! for NBC at night two of the Democratic debates down here in South Florida. Your humble Mediaite correspondent watched the second iteration of the 2020 carnival from the airy (and thank fuck, air-conditioned) halls of the NBC spin room, in the Ziff Opera House. There were some minor technical hiccups, but nothing as dire as Wednesday night’s, when Chuck Todd was forced to call an untimely commercial break after a painful few minutes of mic failures. Hurdles for NBC presented themselves early. A source told Mediaite that there was a small panic moments before the debate as staffers had to rush to fill up the hall with bodies when they realized there wasn’t enough meat in the room. The broadcast managed to slap some makeup on that snafu, and it went unnoticed on air. While NBC’s technical staff focused on smoothing out the broadcast, Continue reading "NBC Battled Brutal Technical Difficulties and Misbehaved Candidates. But Its First Debates Were a Success."

Behind the Scenes in Miami: Media Crowns Harris Winner — And Wonders If Biden Has What It Takes


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MIAMI — Following two nights in South Florida for the first Democratic debates, a clear winner has been crowned by the media, in such a dramatic fashion it’s likely to completely upend the way this race will be covered going forward: Kamala Harris The second night of the first Democratic presidential primary debates was decidedly more compelling than the first, in which Elizabeth Warren and an ascendant Julián Castro coolly faced off against a throng of quasi-bilingual candidates eager to show off their Spanish. Night two — with Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg and several other top-tier candidates who left their own marks sharing the stage — quickly devolved into a bloody fistfight after young Congressman Eric Swalwell told old vice president Biden it was time to “pass the torch” to a new generation of leadership. Biden’s response set off a frenzy of shouted Continue reading "Behind the Scenes in Miami: Media Crowns Harris Winner — And Wonders If Biden Has What It Takes"

After a Gentle First Debate, 2020 Democrats Take the Gloves Off in the Spin Room


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Hundreds of reporters, cameramen, pundits, and campaign staffers fled the baking Miami heat on Wednesday night into the air conditioned hall of the Ziff Opera House, a unit of the Adrienne Arsht Center, the location of the first Democratic Debate in the 2020 election (t-minus 495 days). Best way to describe the night one of the first Democratic debates? Awkward. MSNBC hosts awkwardly bantered as the candidates took to the stage. Bill de Blasio awkwardly shouted at moderators as they tried to throw to break. Beto O’Rourke awkwardly spoke Spanish as Senators Cory Booker and Elizabeth Warren awkwardly looked on. Booker awkwardly tried to match O’Rourke with some Spanish of his own. And for a nightmare minute and a half, awkward technical difficulties forced anchor Chuck Todd to call an untimely commercial break. But fear not for the job security of some poor NBC intern: Todd reportedly told the audience
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Will 2020 Democrats Learn From the Craziest Moments of the 2016 Debates?


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What to Expect in the 2020 Democratic Debates A whopping 20 candidates are making their way down to Miami this week for the first Democratic debates, hosted by NBC News and Univision, making for a gluttonous spread of programming across two nights. The debate lineups were selected at random, in order to satisfy the DNC, a body still haunted by accusations of bias in 2016. The result: two lopsided groups, one stacked with heavy hitters that promises to be a bloodbath, and a breezier one that pits Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker against a brigade of aspiring cable news contributors with slightly different bone structures to Howard Schultz. NBC took at least one decision into its own hands: the group order. The lightweight group will go first, kicking off the two-night extravaganza on Wednesday. The death group — featuring Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders — will face off Thursday night. (For those Continue reading "Will 2020 Democrats Learn From the Craziest Moments of the 2016 Debates?"

Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump Made Right Decision to Call Off ‘Disproportionate’ Strike on Iran


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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday that President Donald Trump made the right decision in calling off a strike against Iran after a U.S. drone was shot down last week. “I think that this would have been a disproportionate strike,” Schiff said on State of the Union, echoing Trump’s argument. “It was certainly not authorized by Congress. And it would likely have escalated the situation and led to potentially great miscalculation and outright warfare with Iran.” “So, it could have had disastrous consequences,” he continued. “I do think there should be a response to the downing of this drone and to the attacks on the shipping. But this is an attack on the international community, on the international right of free navigation. It ought to be an international response. It shouldn’t be the U.S. acting alone.” Schiff, the chairman of the Continue reading "Rep. Adam Schiff: Trump Made Right Decision to Call Off ‘Disproportionate’ Strike on Iran"

Fox’s Chris Wallace to Cotton: Could Trump’s Iran Decision Be His ‘Red Line Moment?’


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Fox News Sunday anchor Chris Wallace pressed Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) on the difference between former President Barack Obama declining to enforce a “red line” in Syria and President Donald Trump calling off a strike on Iran. Wallace noted Cotton was highly critical of Obama’s decision, and aired a clip of Trump calling the red line a “blank threat.” “Does this run the risk of being President Trump’s red line moment?” Wallace asked. “No Chris, I see some differences between the two situations,” Cotton replied. “First, President Obama’s Syria policy was a mess. Second, he himself in his own words drew that red line, and then third, he failed to enforce it.” “Here, President Trump’s Iran policy is working,” the senator continued. “One reason they’re lashing out is because of the maximum pressure campaign that has driven their economy to near depression levels of activity.” “Second, Continue reading "Fox’s Chris Wallace to Cotton: Could Trump’s Iran Decision Be His ‘Red Line Moment?’"

Trump Praises ‘Smart’ and ‘Tough’ Hillary Clinton: ‘She Was Ruthless and Vicious’


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President Donald Trump had rare praise for Hillary Clinton, his 2016 presidential opponent, in an interview with Chuck Todd that aired on NBC News Sunday. “I went to Michigan. She didn’t go to Michigan enough. I won Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania. I won places that she didn’t do a good job. What can I tell you? No, maybe I did a great job. You know, I never get credit for that. They always say she was a lousy candidate,” Trump said in the interview. “I actually think that Hillary Clinton was a great candidate. She was very smart. She was very tough. She was ruthless and vicious.” Trump launched his 2020 campaign with a rally in Florida last week, where he spent much of his speech reliving the 2016 election and attacking Clinton. “You’d rather run against her again, wouldn’t you?” Todd asked. “You only talked about her Continue reading "Trump Praises ‘Smart’ and ‘Tough’ Hillary Clinton: ‘She Was Ruthless and Vicious’"

Trump Posts Insane Twitter Video Threatening to Be President For Eternity


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Trump Threatens Eternal Presidency Either President Donald Trump had one too many diet cokes or Dan Scavino had 12 too many lattes this Friday afternoon, because Trump’s official Twitter account just posted a weird and terrifying video threatening to keep presidential power for eternity. Behold: As escalating tensions with Iran inch the U.S. towards the brink of a military confrontation, Trump taking some time off to tweet such a weird and ominous video disturbed the good users of Twitter dot com. Others noted the video was simply an A+ troll.

Trump Posts Insane Twitter Video Threatening to Be President For Eternity


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Trump Threatens Eternal Presidency Either President Donald Trump had one too many diet cokes or Dan Scavino had 12 too many lattes this Friday afternoon, because Trump’s official Twitter account just posted a weird and terrifying video threatening to keep presidential power for eternity. Behold: As escalating tensions with Iran inch the U.S. towards the brink of a military confrontation, Trump taking some time off to tweet such a weird and ominous video disturbed the good users of Twitter dot com. Others noted the video was simply an A+ troll.

Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace Says Trump’s Story About Iran Strike: ‘Doesn’t Hold Together’


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Fox News anchor Chris Wallace questioned President Donald Trump’s account of his decision to call off a strike against Iran, after the country shot down a U.S. drone this week. “We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die,” Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning, explaining his abrupt decision to call off a strike on Iran. “150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it, not … proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone.” Shepard Smith spoke to Wallace about the timeline of the decision to call off the strike, noting a discrepancy between Fox News reporting and the president’s claims. “Something is wrong there,” Smith said. “I talked to a former top national security official in an earlier Republican administration who says this just doesn’t add up,” Continue reading "Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace Says Trump’s Story About Iran Strike: ‘Doesn’t Hold Together’"

Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace Says Trump’s Story About Iran Strike: ‘Doesn’t Hold Together’


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Fox News anchor Chris Wallace questioned President Donald Trump’s account of his decision to call off a strike against Iran, after the country shot down a U.S. drone this week. “We were cocked & loaded to retaliate last night on 3 different sights when I asked, how many will die,” Trump wrote on Twitter Friday morning, explaining his abrupt decision to call off a strike on Iran. “150 people, sir, was the answer from a General. 10 minutes before the strike I stopped it, not … proportionate to shooting down an unmanned drone.” Shepard Smith spoke to Wallace about the timeline of the decision to call off the strike, noting a discrepancy between Fox News reporting and the president’s claims. “Something is wrong there,” Smith said. “I talked to a former top national security official in an earlier Republican administration who says this just doesn’t add up,” Continue reading "Fox News Anchor Chris Wallace Says Trump’s Story About Iran Strike: ‘Doesn’t Hold Together’"

BREAKING: Writer Accuses Trump of Sexual Assault


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E Jean Carroll Accuses Trump of Sexual Assault in New York Magazine In a cover story for New York magazine, a renowned columnist accused President Donald Trump of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s. E. Jean Carroll, who has written an advice column in Elle magazine since 1993, wrote in the stunning story that she ran into Trump, then a businessman, at Bergdorf Goodman in New York City. They recognized each other and began chatting. Trump, according to Carroll, said he was seeking a gift for a girl, and pressured Carroll into a dressing room. There, she claims Trump raped her:
The moment the dressing-room door is closed, he lunges at me, pushes me against the wall, hitting my head quite badly, and puts his mouth against my lips. I am so shocked I shove him back and start laughing again. He seizes both my arms and pushes me up against the wall a second time, and, as I become aware Continue reading "BREAKING: Writer Accuses Trump of Sexual Assault"

Tucker Carlson Torches the Koch Brothers: Conservatives Should Rethink If They’re Really ‘On Their Side’


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Fox News host Tucker Carlson took a torch to a pair of the Republican party’s top donors on Wednesday night: Charles and David Koch. Carlson’s evolution from Koch defender to critic has been documented on this site, in a thorough piece by Caleb Ecarma. Carlson took his opposition to the billionaire brothers a step further Wednesday night with a lengthy monologue that first laid out the vast breadth of their wealth and political influence. The Fox News host did argue that the Kochs and their family (“who by the way are very nice people”), “have been grotesquely and repeatedly maligned by the media,” which has “convinced many conservatives that the Kochs much be on their side.” “In the case of the Kochs, conservatives might want to pause and rethink the relationship,” Carlson continued, before laying out the billionaires’ instances of conservative heresy. “They are… totally opposed to most conservative Continue reading "Tucker Carlson Torches the Koch Brothers: Conservatives Should Rethink If They’re Really ‘On Their Side’"

Biden Adviser Symone Sanders Defends Candidate: He ‘Did Not Praise a Segregationist’


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Symone Sanders, a former CNN contributor turned senior adviser to Joe Biden, defended the presidential candidate against the growing furor over his comments about working with segregationist lawmakers. Biden noted at a fundraiser this week that he worked with Senators James Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia, both segregationists. “Well guess what?” Biden reportedly said of working with the senators. “At least there was some civility. We got things done. We didn’t agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished. But today you look at the other side and you’re the enemy. Not the opposition, the enemy. We don’t talk to each other anymore.” After Biden was called out by his fellow 2020 Democrats, including Cory Booker and Bill de Blasio, Symone Sanders defended the former vice president in a lengthy Twitter thread. “@JoeBiden did not praise a segregationist,” Continue reading "Biden Adviser Symone Sanders Defends Candidate: He ‘Did Not Praise a Segregationist’"