WH Correspondents Celebrate 100+ Days Without a Press Briefing By Throwing Sarah Sanders a Goodbye Party


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Some White House reporters are apparently planning to host goodbye drinks for departing White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders. HuffPost reports that Politico’s Anita Kumar and DailyMail’s Francesca Chambers have invited reporters and Donald Trump staffers to come to “farewell drinks” for Sanders at a swanky D.C. restaurant on June 24. Kumar, who sent the email announcing the event, described the drinks to HuffPost as a “casual gathering for reporters who have engaged with Sarah, many of whom have done so for years.” Kumar is a board member of the White House Correspondents’ Association and Chambers is the group’s treasurer. WHCA President Olivier Knox told HuffPost his group is not involved in the event. The sendoff is in spite of the fact that Sanders admitted to Special Counsel Robert Mueller she gave baseless information to reporters. Sanders has also not held a public press briefing in 101 days. Continue reading "WH Correspondents Celebrate 100+ Days Without a Press Briefing By Throwing Sarah Sanders a Goodbye Party"

Don Jr. Shreds Roy Moore for Announcing New Senate Run: He’s ‘Going Against My Father’


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Twitter Reacts to Don Jr. Inking Book Deal Donald Trump Jr. tore up Republican Roy Moore after the Alabama Republican announced he was again running for Senate following a stunning loss in 2017. “I can assure everyone that by running, Roy Moore is going against my father and he’s doing a disservice to all conservatives,” Trump Jr. said Thursday. Both President Donald Trump and his son have criticized Moore’s decision to run since it was first reported in May he was considering a comeback bid. Trump Jr. previously blasted Moore, saying, “You’re literally the only candidate who could lose a GOP seat in pro-Trump, pro-USA ALABAMA.” “Running for office should never become a Continue reading "Don Jr. Shreds Roy Moore for Announcing New Senate Run: He’s ‘Going Against My Father’"

Roy Moore Announces Senate Run Despite Trump Saying He ‘Cannot Win’


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This story has been updated. Alabama Republican and former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore has announced a run for Senate in 2020 despite objections from other Republicans and President Donald Trump. Moore officially announced his run Thursday afternoon. The Associated Press reported earlier today that people with direct knowledge of Moore’s thinking said they expected him to jump into the 2020 race. Moore famously lost a 2017 special election that sent Democrat Doug Jones to the Senate to take over Jeff Sessions‘ vacated seat. During the 2017 race, Moore was accused of molesting teenaged girls, including one woman who said Moore sexually assaulted her when she was 14. Moore has denied the allegations. Republicans see retaking the Alabama Continue reading "Roy Moore Announces Senate Run Despite Trump Saying He ‘Cannot Win’"

Trump Suggests Iran Shot Down U.S. Drone By Accident: ‘Probably’ a Mistake…’Hard to Believe It Was Intentional’


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Despite the ominous tenor of his statement earlier Thursday about how Iran “made a very big mistake,” it seems President Donald Trump is willing to accept the idea that the shooting down of American drone was an accident. While taking questions from the Oval Office on Thursday alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Trump repeatedly said “you’ll soon find out” when asked if America would retaliate following an Iranian surface-to-air missile hitting a U.S. drone flying over international waters. Eventually, Trump went into a strange tangent about how “probably Iran made a mistake.” “I would imagine it was a general or somebody that made a mistake in shooting that drone down. Fortunately, it was unarmed. There was no man in it…Would have made a big difference,” Trump said. “I have a feeling: I may be wrong, and I may be right, but I’m right a Continue reading "Trump Suggests Iran Shot Down U.S. Drone By Accident: ‘Probably’ a Mistake…’Hard to Believe It Was Intentional’"

The Truth May Be Out There: Senators Receive Classified Pentagon Briefing on UFOs


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A number of U.S. Senators, including Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), have received classified briefings at the Pentagon on reported encounters between Navy pilots and unidentified flying objects, or UFOs, according to Politico. “If naval pilots are running into unexplained interference in the air, that’s a safety concern Senator Warner believes we need to get to the bottom of,” Warner spokesperson, Rachel Cohen, told Politico in a statement. The Navy had no immediate comment to Politico on Wednesday, and few details of the secret briefings were available. The briefings come after the New York Times reported of Navy pilots relating their experiences encountering unexplained flying objects. President Donald Trump told ABC News he has also been briefed on the subject. “I think it’s probably–I want them to think whatever they think. They do say, I mean, I’ve seen and I’ve read and I’ve heard and I did have one Continue reading "The Truth May Be Out There: Senators Receive Classified Pentagon Briefing on UFOs"

BREAKING: Trump Tweets Threat to Iran After Drone Shot Down: ‘Iran Made a Very Big Mistake!’


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Judge Rejects Trump Arguments to Stop Deutsche Bank Subpoena President Donald Trump issued an ominous message to Iran on Twitter Thursday, after news broke that their military shot down a U.S. drone as it flew over the Strait of Hormuz. “Iran made a very big mistake!” Trump declared. The tweet comes after U.S. Central Command confirmed that an Iranian surface-to-air missile shot down a drone as it flew over international waters. Iran insists they blasted the drone after it flew into their airspace, but CENTCOM insists those are “false” reports about an “unprovoked attack.” The development comes amid growing tensions between the U.S. and Iran, which seemed to reach a recent high point due to signs that Iran was responsible for an attack last week on two American tanker ships. The leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps has taken Continue reading "BREAKING: Trump Tweets Threat to Iran After Drone Shot Down: ‘Iran Made a Very Big Mistake!’"

Bernie Sanders Says Elizabeth Warren Catching Up to Him Because People ‘Would Like To See A Woman Elected’


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Independent Vermont Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders pegged Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s rise in the primary polls to, among other things, the idea that there are “a certain number of people who would like to see a woman elected.” On Wednesday night’s edition of CNN’s Cuomo PrimeTime, anchor Chris Cuomo described recent polling showing Warren catchingand even surpassing, in some cases — Sanders in the polls, and asked him “What do you think the reason is that Elizabeth Warren is catching up to you in polls? Do you believe that people see her as the more electable version of Bernie Sanders?” “Well, I think we are running against a lot of problems,” Sanders said, and then described two of those “problems.” “I think that there are certain number of people who would like to see a woman elected, and I understand Continue reading "Bernie Sanders Says Elizabeth Warren Catching Up to Him Because People ‘Would Like To See A Woman Elected’"

‘Breaking News: Pigs Fly!’ Joe Scarborough Admits to Agreeing With Sean Hannity


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A Mika-less episode of Morning Joe opened Thursday morning with Joe Scarborough doing the previously unthinkable: agreeing with cable news rival Sean Hannity over the Trump administration’s conflict with Iran. Hannity interviewed President Donald Trump which aired Wednesday, and after the Fox News primetime host expressed real worry about the rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran, the commander in chief simply said: “don’t you worry about a thing.” Morning Joe opened with that clip, after which Scarborough exclaimed: “breaking news: pigs fly!” He then admitted that he shares the same concerns as his ideological foe. “ I agree with Sean Hannity. I really do. I mean, and anybody that’s seen what Iran’s done over the past decade, well, why don’t we just take it back a notch to 1979?” While this aired, Bob Marley’s Everything’s Gonna Be Alright Continue reading "‘Breaking News: Pigs Fly!’ Joe Scarborough Admits to Agreeing With Sean Hannity"

Trump Lashes Out in Telemundo Interview: ‘Bernie Looks Crazy’ and Biden Looks ‘Just Exhausted’


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In a preview of his upcoming interview with Telemundo, President Donald Trump ripped into Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders when asked who he would prefer as an opponent in 2020. Trump spoke to Jose Diaz-Balart for the first Spanish-language network interview of his presidency, and he was asked if he’d prefer to run against the former vice-president or the Vermont senator, both of whom continue to lead in Democratic primary polls. “Bernie looks like he’s had it. Bernie looks crazy, but he always did. But he looks like a tired crazy right now,” Trump said. “Joe Biden, he looks like he’s just exhausted. I don’t know what happened to him but he is exhausted and he doesn’t do any work, he’s not working.” “One thing I found out about this job, to do it right, and I’ve done it right — you have to work hard,” Trump continued. Watch Continue reading "Trump Lashes Out in Telemundo Interview: ‘Bernie Looks Crazy’ and Biden Looks ‘Just Exhausted’"

Maggie Haberman Says Trump Disconnected From Own Officials: He ‘Does Not Want a Conflict With Iran’


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New York Times White House reporter, and CNN contributor, Maggie Haberman shared insights on the current conflict between the United States and Iran Thursday morning, and how the conflicted foreign policy approaches between President Donald Trump and his top administration officials may impact how this particular story may unfold. Amidst rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, reports have come from Tehran that Iranian military shot down an American drone, which has raised all sorts of question about just where this conflict is going, and if it will lead to what some see as an inevitable war. When asked how she thinks President Trump will respond to a provocation like this, Haberman first noted Trump’s comment to Sean Hannity Wednesday night, in which he aggressively tapped down any concern by saying to the Fox News host “Don’t worry about a thing.” She then Continue reading "Maggie Haberman Says Trump Disconnected From Own Officials: He ‘Does Not Want a Conflict With Iran’"

Maggie Haberman Says Trump Disconnected From Own Officials: He ‘Does Not Want a Conflict With Iran’


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New York Times White House reporter, and CNN contributor, Maggie Haberman shared insights on the current conflict between the United States and Iran Thursday morning, and how the conflicted foreign policy approaches between President Donald Trump and his top administration officials may impact how this particular story may unfold. Amidst rising tensions between the U.S. and Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, reports have come from Tehran that Iranian military shot down an American drone, which has raised all sorts of question about just where this conflict is going, and if it will lead to what some see as an inevitable war. When asked how she thinks President Trump will respond to a provocation like this, Haberman first noted Trump’s comment to Sean Hannity Wednesday night, in which he aggressively tapped down any concern by saying to the Fox News host “Don’t worry about a thing.” She then Continue reading "Maggie Haberman Says Trump Disconnected From Own Officials: He ‘Does Not Want a Conflict With Iran’"

Capitol Safe Space? Jimmy Kimmel Mocks House GOP’s List of Banned Words to Describe Trump


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Jimmy Kimmel mocked House Republicans for their effort to turn the halls of Congress into a safe space for President Donald Trump via a list of banned words that they demanded Democrats refrain from using to describe the president during a Judiciary Committee last week. “As the hearings related to the Russia investigation and obstruction ramp up, Republicans in the house have come up with a list of words they don’t want Democrats to use when describing the president. For real,” Kimmel explained. On this list are everyday words and phrases that would be necessary when asking probing questions and holding Trump accountable, such as “corruption,” “abuse of office,” “fundraising abuses,” and “unethical behavior.” Claiming that the list is about maintaining Congressional decorum and respect of the Office of the Presidency, Republicans have also pushed to ban the words “racist,” “misogynist,” “demagogue,” and “draft dodger” among others. “Basically, they Continue reading "Capitol Safe Space? Jimmy Kimmel Mocks House GOP’s List of Banned Words to Describe Trump"

Stephen Colbert’s Late Show Exposes Ridiculous Trump Lie About Crowd Size at Re-Election Kick-Off


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Stephen Colbert’s Late Show may just be a late night comedy and entertainment program with real “fake news” staff, but turns out it too can easily fact-check and debunk one of President Donald Trump’s grossly inflated claims about crowd size, this one involving his 2020 re-election kickoff rally on Tuesday night in Orlando, Florida. “In the run-up to this thing, Trump and his folks kept saying that this thing was oversold,” Colbert explained. “Something like 100,000 tickets or 120,000— something like that— for only 25,000 seats in the arena. That’s why they said they had to have that ’45 Fest’ out in the parking lot for the overflow crowd of 75,000 people who couldn’t get in. That is impressive. “That is also a lie,” Colbert added, after a beat. “And I know that’s a lie, because we sent a camera crew down there, with Jim Anchorton and Jill Newslady from Continue reading "Stephen Colbert’s Late Show Exposes Ridiculous Trump Lie About Crowd Size at Re-Election Kick-Off"

Trump Lavishes Praise on Hannity, Other Fox News Hosts During Interview: ‘Patriots’ Who Get ‘Great Ratings’


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President Donald Trump called in to his favorite Fox News media haunt on Wednesday night and indulged in a long lovefest with host Sean Hannity while bashing as “disgraceful” a press corps that has “lost credibility.” “Outside of you and a few other great people, I call them patriots, actually. But you’re not really patriots as much is you want ratings. You getting great ratings, Sean, last night you had tremendous — I heard the speech got you fantastic ratings,” Trump said. “Oh yeah, they were massive,” Hannity said, interrupting Trump’s boasting with lavish praise. “It was simple, I just showed up.” “You and Tucker [Carlson] and everybody else having to do it and you did it. It was a great evening,” Trump continued. “When you have the lies and the frauds committed by the other networks, many of the other networks, you look at what’s going on, it’s Continue reading "Trump Lavishes Praise on Hannity, Other Fox News Hosts During Interview: ‘Patriots’ Who Get ‘Great Ratings’"

Trump Rails Against Mueller in Lengthy Hannity Interview: I Could’ve Fired Him, ‘I Could’ve Fired Anybody’


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President Donald Trump went on a lengthy tear about the “Russia hoax” on Sean Hannity‘s show tonight and repeatedly blasted Robert Mueller and his investigation and investigators. Hannity told the president he was “a little shocked” that McGahn spoke to Mueller’s office for so many hours, saying, “Why would you allow that?” “I let everybody testify,” Trump said. “I wanted to be totally open because I knew there was nothing there. There was nothing there, nothing at all.” He went on to rail against alleged Mueller conflicts over a “business dispute,” blasting both James Comey and Andrew McCabe. “Bob Mueller was great friends with Comey, right there there’s a conflict,” the president said, before continuing, “I had nothing to do with Russia, I love our country. By doing this, I’ve sacrificed a lot. I had a simple life, a great company, everything was great. I’ve made a Continue reading "Trump Rails Against Mueller in Lengthy Hannity Interview: I Could’ve Fired Him, ‘I Could’ve Fired Anybody’"

Chuck Todd Knocks Ocasio-Cortez for Doing ‘Tremendous Disservice’ with Concentration Camp Comments; AOC Responds


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On Meet the Press Daily, host Chuck Todd singled out Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez‘s recent comments about “concentration camps” on the US Southern border and castigated “sheepish” Democrats who didn’t call them out as proof that both sides of the political spectrum “cannot talk about right and wrong anymore.” Playing a video post from Ocasio-Cortez’s Instagram feed, Todd took aim at the freshmen Congresswoman for grossly distorting history for her recent use of that loaded term to describe the Trump administration’s immigrant detention camps. “She just did the people there a tremendous disservice,” Todd intoned, referring to undocumented immigrants being detained in what have been documented as sometimes inhumane conditions at the border. “Be careful comparing them to Nazi concentration camps because they’re not at all comparable in the slightest.” Ocasio-Cortez did not invoke the Nazi regime in her original comments about the Trump administration detention camps, although Continue reading "Chuck Todd Knocks Ocasio-Cortez for Doing ‘Tremendous Disservice’ with Concentration Camp Comments; AOC Responds"

NY Times Publisher Fires Back at Trump: Accusing Paper of Treason ‘Crosses a Dangerous Line’


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The publisher of the New York Times, A.G. Sulzberger, is publicly calling out President Donald Trump for crossing a “dangerous line” in his rhetoric attacking the press. Following a Times report about the U.S. targeting Russia’s power grid (of which Sulzberger says “his own aides had assured our reporters raised no national-security concerns”), Trump accused the paper of a “virtual act of Treason”:

Greg Gutfeld Goes Off on CNN for Cutting Away From Trump Rally: ‘You’re Not Allowed to Turn It Off!’


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Fox News’ Greg Gutfield blasted CNN for cutting away early from President Donald Trump’s Orlando campaign rally, arguing the network isn’t “allowed” to cut away early. “Once CNN was criticized they turned it off. You are a news network. You are not allowed to turn it off. We can change the channel, but you are a cable news network,” Gutfield said. “They react emotionally to this. … all that is left you can go after his personality and micro-flaws in Tweets.” Jesse Watters agreed, saying “the media did not treat it the way it would treat a normal president in these times. … They didn’t discuss it seriously.” The Five mainly had praise for Trump’s designated campaign launch Tuesday night, save Juan Williams who called the rally “boring.” “It seems to me that my experience of it was so disappointing, it was boring,” he said. “I heard Continue reading "Greg Gutfeld Goes Off on CNN for Cutting Away From Trump Rally: ‘You’re Not Allowed to Turn It Off!’"

Trump Presents Medal of Freedom to Economist Who Blamed Obama for 2008 Crash


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President Donald Trump presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom to conservative economist and former campaign adviser Arthur Laffer today. Laffer is a frequent guest on cable news shows, and recently appeared on Fox News to apparently blame the Great Recession on Barack Obama’s election and predict another recession if Trump loses re-election. “The stock market looks forward. And if they see an Obama coming into office they’ll crash, and that’s what led to the great recession,” he said in April. “I’m going to Continue reading "Trump Presents Medal of Freedom to Economist Who Blamed Obama for 2008 Crash"

Trump Goes to Bat for ‘Wonderful’ Hope Hicks: Dems are Putting Her ‘Through Hell’


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Trump Afraid to Say He Doesn't Trust Kim Jong Un Because 'It Would Be Very Insulting To Him' President Donald Trump blasted House Democrats for bringing Hope Hicks to the Hill to testify, accusing congress members of dragging Hicks “through Hell.” Trump also claimed “total exoneration” from Robert Mueller and accused his opponents of wanting a “Do Over.” The president went on Continue reading "Trump Goes to Bat for ‘Wonderful’ Hope Hicks: Dems are Putting Her ‘Through Hell’"