Trump Cites AOC to Say He Shouldn’t be Impeached, AOC Responds: ‘I’ll Call Your Bluff’


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President Donald Trump attempted to cite Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to put down talk of impeachment, but the progressive lawmaker quickly responded “I’ll call your bluff any day of the week.” Trump tweeted out a partial quote from AOC’s interview with ABC’s Jonathan Karl Sunday morning, using it to argue against impeachment. Her full quote was “I think that we have a very real risk of losing the presidency to Donald Trump if we do not have a presidential candidate that is fighting for true transformational change in the lives of working people in the United States.” Ocasio-Cortez herself later responded directly to
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Trump Pitches Unconstitutional Third Term, Wishes Happy Father’s Day to ‘Vicious Critics’


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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the Oval Office the White House on June 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump spent Father’s Day lashing out at the press, pitching a violation of the U.S. Constitution, and turning the occasion into an excuse to bash his critics. On Sunday morning, Trump posted messages on Twitter bashing The New York Times and The Washington Post, writing “A poll should be done on which is the more dishonest and deceitful newspaper, the Failing New York Times or the Amazon (lobbyist) Washington Post! They are both a disgrace to our Country, the Enemy of the People, but I just can’t seem to figure out which is worse?”

Trump Pitches Unconstitutional Third Term, Wishes Happy Father’s Day to ‘Vicious Critics’


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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to the media in the Oval Office the White House on June 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump spent Father’s Day lashing out at the press, pitching a violation of the U.S. Constitution, and turning the occasion into an excuse to bash his critics. On Sunday morning, Trump posted messages on Twitter bashing The New York Times and The Washington Post, writing “A poll should be done on which is the more dishonest and deceitful newspaper, the Failing New York Times or the Amazon (lobbyist) Washington Post! They are both a disgrace to our Country, the Enemy of the People, but I just can’t seem to figure out which is worse?”

WH Press Buries Sarah Sanders on Her Way Out Over Briefing Drought: ‘Help Wanted: Once a Year, Maybe Less’


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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders leaves after a daily news briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing of the White House January 2, 2018 in Washington, DC. On Thursday, June 16 2019, President Donald Trump announced that Sanders is leaving her position. When the news broke that White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders is leaving her post, naturally all of media had immediate reactions, whether live on the air or, like many White House reporters, on Twitter. And in particular among those White House reporters, the issue of the lack of briefings held by Sanders in the last year, and the decline in briefings in general over the course of the administration, came up. A lot. HuffPo’s White House reporter Jennifer Bendery had maybe the most biting, roast-y slam.

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Trump Takes to Twitter to Call Out CNN’s Chris Cuomo Over a Tweet Typo: ‘is = if (Spell)!’


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President Donald Trump took to Twitter tonight to call out a CNN Twitter account for a misspelled word. No, seriously. Several people were a little confused when the president tweeted out “is = if (Spell)! Not like Chris.” So here’s what is going on. Trump responded to a tweet from Geraldo Rivera blasting Bill Maher for his comments about the president to CNN’s Chris Cuomo earlier this week. Rivera responded to a tweet from Cuomo Prime Time featuring a clip of Maher expressing concern that Trump “won’t go” if he loses in 2020.

Ted Cruz Thinks Twitter Is Intentionally Recommending He Follow Democrats… Others Disagree


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Ted Cruz is back at it with the accusations of Twitter trying to silence conservatives. This time, he thinks Twitter’s algorithm is intentionally recommending he follow Democrats, even though it must know he is a conservative. “Is it just me or is there something REALLY wrong with Twitter’s algorithms? Because I follow Steve Scalise and several other GOP members of Congress, I get recommended tweets from Ted Deutch … Sheldon Whitehouse … Steve Cohen … Chuck Schumer … and Chris Murphy?” Cruz tweeted. Twitter wasted no time pointing out that maybe, Cruz is getting Continue reading "Ted Cruz Thinks Twitter Is Intentionally Recommending He Follow Democrats… Others Disagree"

Trump Tweeted Twitter Should Bring Back Banned ‘Conservative Voices’ and It Didn’t Go Well: ‘He’s Referring to White Supremacists’


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Trump shrugging and Twitter in background President Trump was keeping people on Twitter lit up all morning on Sunday, rampaging against the New York Times, tweeting about former President Barack Obama, and getting set on fire by an enraged staffer spouse. In this case, it was for his brining up the very hot and triggering topic of people being banned on social media, people who he referred to as “Conservative Voices” that should be brought back. Obviously, like most of the Twitter morning, it didn’t go well. The primary blue checkmark response was about identifying which actual folks were banned.

Trump Tweeted Twitter Should Bring Back Banned ‘Conservative Voices’ and It Didn’t Go Well: ‘He’s Referring to White Supremacists’


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Trump shrugging and Twitter in background President Trump was keeping people on Twitter lit up all morning on Sunday, rampaging against the New York Times, tweeting about former President Barack Obama, and getting set on fire by an enraged staffer spouse. In this case, it was for his brining up the very hot and triggering topic of people being banned on social media, people who he referred to as “Conservative Voices” that should be brought back. Obviously, like most of the Twitter morning, it didn’t go well. The primary blue checkmark response was about identifying which actual folks were banned.

Trump Rampages Over NYT Story On Mexico Tariffs: ‘They are truly The Enemy of the People!’


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President Donald Trump delivers remarks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, DC on February 15, 2019 regarding the border wall and his declaring an emergency in order to get funding. President Donald Trump opened up a whole thread of rage on Twitter Sunday in response to the devastating New York Times report, published Saturday, that Mexico’s concessions were not a result of pressure from tariffs but rather months of preparation. The random caps rant accused the Times of being fake news and disputed the premise of the story, if not any of the actual facts. The Times reported that the deal which Trump announced on Friday “consists largely of actions that Mexico had already promised to take in prior discussions with the United States over the past several months,” and that it was not in the main reached because Mexico was responding to the tariff threat. Trump was enraged on Twitter on Sunday and unleashed a threaded tirade. He began by pointing out that the Times was correct that such border actions had been something the U.S. was trying Continue reading "Trump Rampages Over NYT Story On Mexico Tariffs: ‘They are truly The Enemy of the People!’"

Twitter Reacts to Maxine Waters Correctly Predicting When Trump Would ‘Back Off’ on Mexico Tariff Threat


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Maxine Waters Correctly Predicts Time Trump Would Back Off Mexico Tariff Threat First she gained Internet fame for “reclaiming my time,” and now Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) is wowing Twitter for correctly predicting the time when President Donald Trump would “back off” on his Mexico tariff threat. In a tweet on early Friday afternoon, the Congresswoman noted how Senate GOP opposition meant Trump now faced almost insurmountable, bipartisan opposition to his latest front in the trade war, and she boldly declared: “Bet you bottom dollar, Trump will back off by the weekend, Just another bluff?” Just a few hours later, the State Department announced an agreement with Mexico that notably lacked any specific metrics or conditions on future immigration levels. Trump then quickly announced that his previous, ironclad tariff threat that Mexico must stop “all illegal immigration” was “indefinitely suspended.”

Country Singer Accuses Twitter of ‘Banning’ His Song With Fox News After Posting Sketchy Link


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John Rich, in collaboration with the hosts of Fox News political talk show The Five, recently released a song telling everyone to “Shut Up About Politics,” which at one point topped country charts on iTunes. On Friday, Rich griped that a link he posted to the song on Twitter was deemed “unsafe.” “Hey @twitter you’ve deemed the #1 most downloaded song in country music to be harmful and in violation of your terms? 100% of the proceeds go to ⁦@FoldsofHonor⁩ You need to fix this,” Rich tweeted, including a screenshot of the tweet and sketchy link that was deemed “harmful.”

Don Lemon Says CNN Isn’t Liberal and Neither is His Show, and Conservatives On Twitter. . . Well, Pounce


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CNN’s Don Lemon spoke at the Financial Times Future of News event in New York City on Thursday, and among several newsworthy remarks, offered a defense of CNN’s political coverage broadly, and his own specifically. His comments were tweeted by people in attendance, and from there, the internet (and reaction gifs) took over. Conservatives, including yours truly, were ready. The topic of CNN being in the tank, in the bag, or just plain liberal is favorite on the right. The tweet might as well have said “let the memes and gifs begin!” Some of the best were from the not-blue-checked-but-obviously-great-at-gifs Twitter demographic.

Twitter Suspends @AOCoffice, Reincarnation of Banned AOC Parody Account


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Determined to quell any clowning of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, last month Twitter went after a parody account of AOC with 85,000 followers @AOCPress. This week, they’ve suspended a similar account @AOCoffice. The new parody account described itself as “Parody for Da Boss of NY-14 (Bronx + Queens)” and had over 29,000 followers. Upon opening it tweeted:       Thanks for deleting me, @jack! It means so much that you won’t let people make fun of me! — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Office (Parody) (@AOCoffice) May 7, 2019 Some had been fooled into thinking the account was the real thing, maybe because it used the same avatar photo or maybe, because, umm, it wouldn’t be wildly out of character for AOC to say things like this. To those who were Continue reading "Twitter Suspends @AOCoffice, Reincarnation of Banned AOC Parody Account"

Pundit Class, Having Learned Nothing From 2016, Breathlessly Shares Poll Showing Trump Losing Texas to Biden


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The latest from Quinnipiac on the 2020 presidential race shows a mildly surprising, modest lead for former VP Joe Biden over President Donald Trump, in this, T-minus 16 months and change from the big day. Although relying on early polling data for the 2016 election left a lot of pundits trying to explain to their audience why they didn’t know Trump would win, some were still dropping squees like teenagers at a puppy show on Valentine’s Day. Perhaps the most delightful delighted-ness was that of Washington Post anti-Trump columnist, formerly their conservative columnist, Jennifer Rubin. She didn’t quite bet the family farm on the eventual outcome but STILL. She wasn’t alone, though, there were ALL CAPS to spare.

Ivanka Pilloried for ‘En Route to The Hague’ Tweet: ‘So You Waived Extradition?’


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First daughter and White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump was brutally mocked on Twitter after she announced she was visiting The Hague in the Netherlands — home to the intragovernmental organization the International Criminal Court. “En route to The Hague!” Ivanka tweeted this morning leading up to her visit. While there, Ivanka met with some Marine serviceman stationed at the U.S. embassy in the city. Twitter users were quick to jokingly imply that Ivanka is visiting The Hague — where international war crimes are often tried — as a criminal, rather than a guest invited to give the closing speech at the Global Entrepreneur Summit tonight. Check out a few of
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Trump Goes After Peggy Noonan for Column … Against(?) Impeachment: ‘Simplistic Writer for Trump Haters’ is Stuck on Reagan


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Long-time conservative columnist and Trump-critic Peggy Noonan wrote an op-ed last week in which she opposed impeaching the President. And he let her have it for that… offense(?), in a Tweet on Sunday afternoon. Her column, for the Wall Street Journal, argued that Robert Mueller‘s remarks last week “boosted” the case for impeachment, but that Democrats should still not undertake it. “It is a grave matter to overturn an election result. Why more cuttingly divide an already divided country?” she asked. In response, Trump called Noonan “the simplistic writer for Trump haters all,” and threw in some Reagan-belittling for… good(?) measure.

Trump Says He Never Called Meghan Markle ‘Nasty’ After His Own ‘War Room’ Accidentally Busted Him For It


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Headlines last week said that Donald Trump talked about Meghan Markle, former Suits actress and current Duchess of Sussex, and called her “nasty” in an interview ahead of his 3-day state visit to the UK. On Twitter, the official Trump “War Room” — a verified account “Managed by #TeamTrump 2020 campaign” — disputed those headlines on Twitter, singling out CNN and tweeting the network was “falsely claiming President Trump called Meghan Markle ‘nasty.'” With that tweet, they included a video, which showed Trump…calling Markle nasty. That tweet was dragged on Twitter.

Twitter Explodes Over Mueller’s Statement: ‘Impeachment Case Just Got a Lot Easier’


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Twitter exploded Wednesday as political observers reacted to Robert Mueller’s first public statement on his investigation of Russian election interference and President Donald Trump’s potential collusion with those efforts, as well as potential obstruction of justice. The special counsel set off a new firestorm when he said, regarding obstruction, that “if we had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so. We did not.” He also said the reason why he didn’t pursue charges of obstruction against Trump was the result of DOJ policy saying the president cannot be charged. Since Mueller’s remarks break drastically with Trump and Attorney General William Barr, — and add fuel to Democratic calls for impeachment — Twitter noted this will fuel further calls to remove Trump from office as well as investigations on the White House.

Twitter Come Down? Morning Joe Illustrates How Trump’s Tweets Are Plummeting in Impact


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Morning Joe held a discussion on Wednesday over new indications that President Donald Trump‘s tweets are losing their shock value. Over the weekend, Axios released a chart graphing how Trump has tweeting even more than usual lately, and yet, the interaction he gets on his Twitter feed has been on a steady decline ever since his election. Axios explained that the falling engagement rates could be the result of Trump wearing out Twitter’s novelty as a political tool, or alternatively, that he tweets so much and repeats the same messages so many times that individual proclamations are less likely to have an impact. When Morning Joe asked economic analyst Steve Rattner to break this down, he said Trump is on track to tweet an average of 20 times per day, but interactions with his tweets are still dropping. He used Trump’s attacks on Robert Mueller as a case study Continue reading "Twitter Come Down? Morning Joe Illustrates How Trump’s Tweets Are Plummeting in Impact"