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’"

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’"

Rand Paul Calls to Vote Out Republicans Who Don’t Block Trump’s Saudi Arms Deal


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Republican Senator Rand Paul delivered a call on voters to take action from the Senate floor Thursday, ahead of a vote to block President Donald Trump’s Saudi Arms deal. “This is a big deal and a big it is my hope the American people will watch how people vote and decide, is this who I want representing me?” said Paul. “Do I want someone representing me to someone who is selling arms to people who hate our country? Do I want to have people representing me who continue to flood the Middle East with arms?” The Senate has since passed the first of three resolutions packages against Saudi Arms sales with a vote 53-45, but Trump has pledged to veto the legislation. The resolutions would then need 67 votes to override the veto. Most Republicans voted against the block. “I’m a big fan of the president on many Continue reading "Rand Paul Calls to Vote Out Republicans Who Don’t Block Trump’s Saudi Arms Deal"

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!’"

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’"

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’"

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’"

Hillary Clinton Swipes at Trump After Campaign Relaunch: I Wasn’t ‘Up Late Last Night Watching InfoWars’


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Hillary Clinton‘s Twitter account took a swipe at President Donald Trump today after his big campaign relaunch last night. Trump railed against Clinton a few times last night, going off on her email scandal at one point, and the crowd chanted “Lock her up!” Andrew Gillum tweeted last night that Clinton “must be EXHAUSTED” because she’s been running through Trump’s “small mind for a LONG time.” This afternoon, Clinton responded with a tweet saying, “I can handle it. Blessed with stamina. And thankfully I didn’t stay up late last night watching InfoWars…”

Fox News’ Howard Kurtz: Networks Not Carrying Entire Trump Rally is ‘Unfair’ and ‘Shows a Lack of Class’


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Fox News’ Howard Kurtz attacked other networks for showing “a lack of class” by not carrying President Donald Trump’s Orlando rally live in its entirety like Fox News did. “Fox News carried the whole thing live, but MSNBC didn’t deign to cover a minute of President Trump kicking off his reelection campaign and CNN took two or three minutes and dumped out of it,” Kurtz said — then accusing MSNBC and CNN of showing a “lack of class” by not carrying the rally live and uncritically. “What I have to say about this is it’s a lack of class,” Kurtz said on America’s Newsroom Wednesday morning, speaking with Bill Hemmer and Sandra Smith. Trump made little to no news in the rally launching his re-election bid Tuesday, deploying his rally staples of bashing CNN as “fake news” and attacking Hillary Clinton, who is not running for president in 2020. Continue reading "Fox News’ Howard Kurtz: Networks Not Carrying Entire Trump Rally is ‘Unfair’ and ‘Shows a Lack of Class’"

Tucker Carlson Has Reportedly Been in Trump’s Ear, Trying to Talk Him Out of Military Action Against Iran


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Tucker Carlson has reportedly, privately, been advising President Donald Trump against military action in Iran. According to the Daily Beast, the Fox News primetime host has had a number of personal conversations with Trump — in which he is advocating his opposition to U.S. military action against Iran. Further, he has been criticizing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and National Security Adviser John Bolton — who have adopted more hawkish positions on Iran. From the Beast’s report:
A source familiar with the conversations told The Daily Beast that, in recent weeks, the Fox News host has privately advised Trump against taking military action against Iran. And a senior administration official said that during the president’s recent conversations with the Fox primetime host, Carlson has bashed the more “hawkish members” of his administration.
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Don Jr. Mocked Biden For Vowing to Cure Cancer Just Hours Before Trump Did the Same


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Donald Trump Jr. mocked Joe Biden on Tuesday night for vowing to find the cure for cancer if he is elected, despite President Donald Trump making the same promise at his campaign’s opening rally in Orlando three hours after his son’s attack on the former Vice President. The eldest Trump son’s gaffe, which MSNBC edited into side-by-side clips with his father’s comments for comparison, came as Trump Jr. warmed up the raucous Florida crowd ahead of the president’s 2020 launch. “What was the good one last week? Remember? Joe Biden comes out, ‘Well, if you elect me president, I’m going to cure cancer,'” said Trump Jr. — referencing the top Democratic candidate’s vow to eradicate cancer, which took the life of his son Beau Biden in 2015. “Wow, why the hell didn’t you do that over the last 50 years, Joe?” Apparently Trump Jr. did not get an advanced Continue reading "Don Jr. Mocked Biden For Vowing to Cure Cancer Just Hours Before Trump Did the Same"

GOP Chair Reports Record Fundraising Following Trump Rally: $24 Million in Single Day


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Republican National Committee chairwoman Ronna McDaniel claimed President Donald Trump broke fundraising records on Tuesday night after launching his 2020 re-election campaign. “Donald Trump has raised a record breaking $24.8M in less than 24 hours for his re-election,” McDaniel said in a tweet. “The enthusiasm across the country for this President is unmatched and unlike anything we’ve ever seen!” ABC News reporter Will Steakin elaborated on how the fundraising played out.

Rubio Hits Back at Reporter Saying It’s ‘Very Strange’ to See Him at Trump Rally After 2016 Campaign


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Senator Marco Rubio was one of several lawmakers in attendance at President Donald Trump‘s big Orlando rally tonight. New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro pointed out on Twitter tonight that it’s “very strange” to see Rubio there after the 2016 campaign went: And indeed things got particularly heated between Rubio and Trump during that campaign. Rubio’s attacks on Trump during the campaign are what led to the infamous moment when the man who is now president bragged about the size of his dick during a GOP debate. Fast-forward to 2019, and Rubio tonight responded to Barbaro by snarking and remarking, “In an unprecedented move a Republican Senator attended a rally in his home state in support of the re-election of a Republican Continue reading "Rubio Hits Back at Reporter Saying It’s ‘Very Strange’ to See Him at Trump Rally After 2016 Campaign"

Rubio Hits Back at Reporter Saying It’s ‘Very Strange’ to See Him at Trump Rally After 2016 Campaign


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Senator Marco Rubio was one of several lawmakers in attendance at President Donald Trump‘s big Orlando rally tonight. New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro pointed out on Twitter tonight that it’s “very strange” to see Rubio there after the 2016 campaign went: And indeed things got particularly heated between Rubio and Trump during that campaign. Rubio’s attacks on Trump during the campaign are what led to the infamous moment when the man who is now president bragged about the size of his dick during a GOP debate. Fast-forward to 2019, and Rubio tonight responded to Barbaro by snarking and remarking, “In an unprecedented move a Republican Senator attended a rally in his home state in support of the re-election of a Republican Continue reading "Rubio Hits Back at Reporter Saying It’s ‘Very Strange’ to See Him at Trump Rally After 2016 Campaign"

Trump Mocked for Launching His 2020 Campaign Against Hillary Clinton: He’s ‘Totally Ready For Her’


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President Donald Trump was mocked on Twitter Tuesday night after he dedicated a significant amount of his official re-election campaign launch speech to attacking Hillary Clinton, despite the former secretary of state’s absence from politics since her presidential election loss in 2016. He mentioned Clinton at least eight times throughout the rally, according to the transcript generating service Grabien, which prompted the Orlando, Florida crowd to return to their “lock her up!” chants — a staple of the 2016 campaign. “Just before the [2016] election, the FBI told President Obama about possible Russian interference and he did nothing because he thought Hillary Clinton, cricket Hillary, was going to win,” Trump said at one point during the speech. “That’s why he did nothing. He did nothing. I built up the military, imposed sanctions on Russia and provided alternative energy sources for all over Europe that competed very, very strongly Continue reading "Trump Mocked for Launching His 2020 Campaign Against Hillary Clinton: He’s ‘Totally Ready For Her’"

Trump Rants About ‘Russia Hoax’ at Rally: ‘They Went After My Family,’ Business, Finances…


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President Donald Trump railed against “the Russia hoax” while speaking at his official re-election campaign launch in Orlando tonight, accusing Democrats of targetting his “family, my business, my finances, my employees.” “For the last two and a half years we have been under siege and with the Mueller report we won and now they want a do-over,” the president said while speaking in front of the raucous Florida crowd. “It’s a hoax. The great hoax. Our patriotic movement has been under assault from the very first day.” He went on to call former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation “an illegal attempt to overturn the results of the election, spy on our campaign which is what they did, and subvert our democracy.” The president also told the crowd that Democrats want to go after them in the same way:
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