View Co-Host Ana Navarro Condemns Marco Rubio for Excusing Trump’s Attacks: ‘Self-Righteous Hypocrisy’


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The View co-host Ana Navarro condemned Republicans who refused to explicitly condemn President Donald Trump’s attacks on progressive congresswomen as racist, singling out Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL). Co-host Meghan McCain was speaking about how Republicans have reached out to her to express concern about the events of this week. “This, I do think is one of those moments much like Charlottesville that will stand in memory,” McCain said. Navarro-Cardenas then took aim at GOP lawmakers who have twisted themselves to not explicitly criticize Trump. “We have seen a lot of Republicans, people that you and I know who would have been able to do it before this, contort themselves into ridiculous shapes all this week trying to say it was not racist.” She then pointed to Rubio as a specific example.

MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace: Fox News Has ‘Primed’ Its Viewers to Believe Robert Mueller is Corrupt


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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace criticized Fox News for its frequent criticism of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, saying “they have primed their viewers to think this process is corrupt.” “I’m sort of a dabbler in Fox News editorial content,” Wallace told her panel on Deadline: White House Friday. “But there is a thread that has run through that network’s programming, in the mornings and in primetime, to the better part of two years around Peter Strzok. They have so primed their viewers to think this process was corrupt. And there is such — there’s zero likelihood that Robert Mueller’s process was corrupt.” “And all of these investigations into the investigators have turned up nada,” she continued. She then asserted nothing would come out of Attorney General Bill Barr’s investigations, telling A.B. Stoddard “if they found anything, you don’t think Rudy ‘I Leak for a Pastime’ Giuliani wouldn’t have Continue reading "MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace: Fox News Has ‘Primed’ Its Viewers to Believe Robert Mueller is Corrupt"

Fox News’ Napolitano: Trump Tweet ‘Xenophobic, Racist and Hateful’


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Several Fox Newsers have been critical of President Donald Trump this week over his tweets going after “the Squad.” Geraldo Rivera, who’s generally supportive of Trump, said his tweets were clearly racist and called out Pete Hegseth for trying to defend them. Chris Wallace called out the president today for how he reacted to “send her back” after the fact compared to in the moment. Judge Andrew Napolitano, who’s been very critical of Trump in the past few months, penned an op-ed for FoxNews.com also saying Trump’s tweets were “xenophobic, racist and hateful.” Between that and Trump’s tweet touting Peter Thiel saying Google should be investigated for treason, Napolitano writes, “Together they revealed a level of misguided thinking not heard from the Oval Office since President Richard Nixon’s tapes were revealed”:
[W]hen Trump attacked the individual members of the Squad based on immutable characteristics — Continue reading "Fox News’ Napolitano: Trump Tweet ‘Xenophobic, Racist and Hateful’"

Trump is Grumbling About Amazon’s $10 Billion Deal With the Pentagon and GOP Lawmakers Are Frustrated


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A number of Republicans in Congress are urging President Donald Trump to not interfere in military contract negotiations with Amazon, saying delays “will only damage our security.” Trump has frequently complained about and singled out Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos due to reporting about the Trump administration in The Washington Post — which is owned by Bezos. Amazon is negotiating with Defense Department over a Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI, contract — in a process Trump is suggesting was not competitive.
“I’m getting tremendous complaints about the contract with the Pentagon and with Amazon,” Trump said Thursday in the Oval Office. “They’re saying it was not competitively bid. This is going a long time, I guess probably before this administration. And we’re looking at it very seriously,”
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Trump Appears to Backtrack on Rally Disavowal: I’m Unhappy With People Calling Our Country ‘Garbage’


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President Donald Trump appeared to backtrack on his disavowal of the North Carolina rally chant “send her back” Friday when he told reporters he was unhappy with congresswomen and people calling the country garbage. “I’m unhappy with the fact that a congresswoman can say anti-Semitic things. I’m unhappy with the fact that a congresswoman in this case, a different congresswoman, can call our country and our people garbage,” Trump said. “But I’m unhappy when a congresswoman goes and says, I’m going to be the president’s nightmare. She’s going to be the president’s nightmare. She’s lucky to be where she is, let me tell you,” the president said. “And the things that she has said are a disgrace to our country.” Rep. Ilhan Omar promised crowds welcoming her home in Minnesota Thursday to be the president’s nightmare. “His nightmare is seeing the beautiful mosaic fabric of our country welcome someone Continue reading "Trump Appears to Backtrack on Rally Disavowal: I’m Unhappy With People Calling Our Country ‘Garbage’"

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Puerto Ricans packed the streets night after night this week to call for Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation. On this week’s On the Media, what happens when a leader’s mockery becomes too much for citizens to bear — in San Juan, and in Washington. Plus, coming-of-age on the far-right and far-left, on YouTube.
  1. Ibram X. Kendi [@DrIbram], founding director of American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center, on who gets to be American. Listen.
2. Pedro Reina-Pérez [@pedroreinaperez], journalist and historian with both the University of Puerto Rico and Harvard University, and Jay Fonseca [@jayfonsecapr], television and radio host, on the profane, homophobic and sexist chat messages that pushed Puerto Rico to the breaking point. Listen.
  1. OTM Producer Micah Loewinger [@MicahLoewinger] considers how YouTube creators on the left, like Natalie Wynn [@ContraPoints], are challenging the platform’s surge of far right extremism. Listen.

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Puerto Ricans packed the streets night after night this week to call for Governor Ricardo Rosselló’s resignation. On this week’s On the Media, what happens when a leader’s mockery becomes too much for citizens to bear — in San Juan, and in Washington. Plus, coming-of-age on the far-right and far-left, on YouTube.
  1. Ibram X. Kendi [@DrIbram], founding director of American University’s Antiracist Research and Policy Center, on who gets to be American. Listen.
2. Pedro Reina-Pérez [@pedroreinaperez], journalist and historian with both the University of Puerto Rico and Harvard University, and Jay Fonseca [@jayfonsecapr], television and radio host, on the profane, homophobic and sexist chat messages that pushed Puerto Rico to the breaking point. Listen.
  1. OTM Producer Micah Loewinger [@MicahLoewinger] considers how YouTube creators on the left, like Natalie Wynn [@ContraPoints], are challenging the platform’s surge of far right extremism. Listen.

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**’"

Trump Nominating Son of Justice Antonin Scalia As New Labor Secretary


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President Donald Trump says he is nominating lawyer Eugene Scalia, the son of the late Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia, as his new Secretary of Labor. “Gene has led a great life of success in the legal and labor field and is highly respected not only as a lawyer, but Continue reading "Trump Nominating Son of Justice Antonin Scalia As New Labor Secretary"

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Says Fox’s Tucker Carlson is ‘Picture of the WASP-y White Male’


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CNN host Chris Cuomo hit at Fox News and Tucker Carlson in a panel discussion, saying Carlson was the “picture of the WASP-y white male” to help push President Donald Trump’s outrages. The panel on Cuomo Primetime Thursday was discussing Trump’s attacks on progressive Democratic congresswomen. “Why is not he going after Biden and Bernie as much as he’s going after brown women? And again, people get upset when I put it that way, but you tell me why he picked these four people and why he keeps talking about them?” Cuomo asked CNN commentator Alexandra Rojas. “I think Fox News and Donald Trump have been targeting these women. They’ve at least been targeting AOC. The reason is these are four women of color and they’re trying to point to white voters and say you have nothing in common with these black and brown people,” Rojas said. Cuomo then Continue reading "CNN’s Chris Cuomo Says Fox’s Tucker Carlson is ‘Picture of the WASP-y White Male’"

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Says Fox’s Tucker Carlson is ‘Picture of the WASP-y White Male’


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CNN host Chris Cuomo hit at Fox News and Tucker Carlson in a panel discussion, saying Carlson was the “picture of the WASP-y white male” to help push President Donald Trump’s outrages. The panel on Cuomo Primetime Thursday was discussing Trump’s attacks on progressive Democratic congresswomen. “Why is not he going after Biden and Bernie as much as he’s going after brown women? And again, people get upset when I put it that way, but you tell me why he picked these four people and why he keeps talking about them?” Cuomo asked CNN commentator Alexandra Rojas. “I think Fox News and Donald Trump have been targeting these women. They’ve at least been targeting AOC. The reason is these are four women of color and they’re trying to point to white voters and say you have nothing in common with these black and brown people,” Rojas said. Cuomo then Continue reading "CNN’s Chris Cuomo Says Fox’s Tucker Carlson is ‘Picture of the WASP-y White Male’"

CNN’s Kate Bolduan, Keith Boykin Shut Down Trump Surrogate Pivoting to Attack Dems: ‘What Are You Talking About?’


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A CNN panel devolved into loud crosstalk after Donald Trump surrogate Rob Astorino refused to answer a question about Trump’s attacks on progressive Democrats. Kate Bolduan, filling in for Erin Burnett Thursday night, was speaking with Astorino and CNN’s Keith Boykin about Trump’s rally. Astorino refused to answer a question about the rally and instead talked about an unnamed Democratic friend in Connecticut who said she was scared of all the Democratic candidates and would likely vote for Trump. “What are you talking about?” Bolduan asked, confused. “She doesn’t like Trump doesn’t like his attitude or anything like that. But she may vote for him, she may vote for him because she is afraid of who the Democrats put up,” Astorino continued. “I don’t care, I don’t care,” Boykin said interrupting. “You deflect to another issue and are not holding him accountable.” “He denounced it today but Continue reading "CNN’s Kate Bolduan, Keith Boykin Shut Down Trump Surrogate Pivoting to Attack Dems: ‘What Are You Talking About?’"

Fox Host Greg Gutfeld Slams Trump Supporters: Their Chant ‘Distorted’ Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Remarks


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Fox News host Greg Gutfeld attempted to separate President Donald Trump from his own supporters Thursday, criticizing those who attended the president’s North Carolina rally for chanting against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN). “I hate chanting, I’m not a joiner,” Gutfeld said on The Five Thursday. “I don’t like any kind of mob action and that includes the media mob, so I’m not gonna set my hair on fire over this.” Gutfeld then pivoted to shielding Trump: “He did not say this.” “The chanters there are like the media. In that they took his words and turned it into something he didn’t mean,” Gutfeld said, comparing Trump supporters to his favored foil, the media. “Remember he said go home, fix it, and come back and show us how.” “What they did is exactly what the media did,” he continued. “They just heard ‘deport.'” “Why don’t they go Continue reading "Fox Host Greg Gutfeld Slams Trump Supporters: Their Chant ‘Distorted’ Trump’s ‘Go Back’ Remarks"

Jake Tapper Shuts Down Trump’s Claim He Rejected ‘Racist’ Chant at Rally: ‘A Naked Lie’


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CNN anchor Jake Tapper shut down President Donald Trump’s attempt to back away from the racist chant he helped instigate by attacking Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at a rally on Wednesday night. “‘Send her back’ they chanted,” Tapper said on The Lead Thursday, recapping Trump’s South Carolina rally Wednesday. “You know the back story. The president launched attacks earlier this week, even attacks that Republican members of the house and Senate called racist.” “The president’s lies about what she said and demonizing of her prompted results so shocking, that even some of the meekest and least critical Republicans … voiced their discomfort,” Tapper continued, explaining that Trump later tried to back away from the comments and even insisted he tried to stop them in the moment. “That’s a naked lie. When the chants started, President Trump stopped talking, he let the crowd go, and did not resume until the Continue reading "Jake Tapper Shuts Down Trump’s Claim He Rejected ‘Racist’ Chant at Rally: ‘A Naked Lie’"

Ilhan Omar Exposes Lindsey Graham’s Hypocrisy By Quoting His Own Attacks on Trump


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After Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) attempted to excuse President Donald Trump from accusations of racism and xenophobia, Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) noted that Graham himself called Trump racist. Graham was attempting to defend Trump by comparing him to the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) (who Trump has insulted and attacked on multiple occasions, even after McCain died). “If you are a Republican nominee for President, or President, you will be accused of being a racist,” Graham contended.

BREAKING: Trump Says Navy Destroyed an Iranian Drone For Approaching a U.S. Ship


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President Donald Trump said the U.S. Navy destroyed an Iranian drone over the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday after it approached an American vessel. Trump, while speaking at a White House presser today, said the incident occurred after “a Navy amphibious assault ship… took defensive action against an Iranian drone which had closed into a very, very near distance.” “Approximately 1,000 yards. Ignoring multiple calls to stand down and was threatening the safety of the ship and the ship’s crew. The drone was immediately destroyed,” he continued. “This is the latest of many provocative and hostile actions by Iran, against vessels operating in international waters the United States reserves the right to defend our personnel facilities, and interests and calls upon all nations to condemn Iran’s attempts to disrupt freedom of navigation and global commerce.” “I also call on other nations to protect their ships as they Continue reading "BREAKING: Trump Says Navy Destroyed an Iranian Drone For Approaching a U.S. Ship"

No One’s Buying Trump’s ‘Damage Control’ Disavowal of ‘Send Her Back’: ‘Brazen Gaslighting’


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President Donald Trump disavowed the “send her back” chant which broke out at his rally Wednesday night, but this was not enough for many on Twitter.

“I would say I was not happy I disagree with it but again, I didn’t say that. They did. But I disagree with it,” the President told reporters at a White House press spray.

He also claimed that he tried to stop the chant by “speaking very quickly,” and that he “felt a little badly about it.” Some pointed out that he at one point tried to distance himself from “lock her up” chants in 2016, before they became the brand of his campaign.

CNN Hosted a Panel of ‘Women From Dallas’ to Defend Trump’s Racist Tweets, Turns Out They’re All ‘Trumpettes’


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CNN hosted a panel of Republican women this week, who defended President Donald Trump’s recent attacks against several progressive lawmakers of color, but the network failed to disclose all eight of the guests are part of an organized pro-Trump club. The eight women, who came on the network shortly after CNN gave a platform to white supremacist Richard Spencer to discuss Trump’s racism, are all members of a group they call “Trumpettes of America 2019 Palm Beach Team.” Instead of informing their audience that these women are all dedicated, pro-Trump partisans, CNN correspondent Randi Kaye introduced the panelists using the innocuous label, “Republican women from Dallas.” Cooper did refer to the women as part of “the president’s base,” but the on-screen description of the panelists simply read, “Republican.” Unsurprisingly, not a single one of the women took issue with Trump telling Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezIlhan Continue reading "CNN Hosted a Panel of ‘Women From Dallas’ to Defend Trump’s Racist Tweets, Turns Out They’re All ‘Trumpettes’"

Stephen Colbert Brutally Roasts Eric Trump: ‘Dullest Knife in the Republican Drawer’


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The Late Show host Stephen Colbert roasted Eric Trump on Wednesday night, dubbing him the “dullest knife” in the Republican drawer after the first son told Fox & Friends that “95 percent” of people were behind his dad. “My father is in there, and he’s fighting every single day. And he has to fight against the media,” the Trump son said. “He has to fight against these lunatics. And guys, I’m telling you, 95 percent of this country is behind him in this message.” After playing the clip of Eric’s words, Colbert then did his best and somewhat brutal impression of the president’s son, complete with funny teeth and a distracted monologue. “Yeah, 95, I’m telling ya,” Colbert as Eric said drawing laughs and applause from his audience. “95 percent is behind my dad, okay,” he continued on. “Okay, you better check my math, okay, he lost the popular Continue reading "Stephen Colbert Brutally Roasts Eric Trump: ‘Dullest Knife in the Republican Drawer’"

Trump Rally Chants of ‘Send Her Back’ at Ilhan Omar Roundly Condemned: ‘Flat Out Bigotry’


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At President Donald Trump‘s North Carolina rally tonight, as POTUS tore into Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, the crowd erupted in chants of “send her back!” Omar herself posted some words from Maya Angelou in response: The chants were widely condemned on Twitter tonight: