Someone in Republican leadership should be willing to stand up for an election worker who was forced to flee her own home due to violent threats from their party leader. Anyone? Anyone?
The IRS did not complete a single audit of Donald Trump during his four years in office, but President Biden has already been audited twice.
Rudy Giuliani admitted to the Committee that in spite of his public claims that Dominion voting machines stole the election, "I do not think that the machines stole the election."
The Justice Department now has access to the tens of thousands of records seized during a lawful search of Trump's Mar-a-Lago club and legal expert Norm Eisen says this means Trump is now back on the fast track to prosecution.
Elon Musk's promised release of Twitter documents related to the Hunter Biden laptop story was a giant dud, but it pushed Trump to a new place.
Trump repeatedly told his White House Chief of Staff John Kelly that he wanted a number of his perceived political enemies to be investigated by the IRS.
A Putin-linked businessman bragged about meddling in our elections "Carefully, precisely, surgically."
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) has lost tens of thousands of dollars from investing in Trump’s media company that is under federal investigation.
On October 22, 2021, the congresswoman from Georgia invested between $15,001 and $50,000 in Digital World Acquisition Corp., a “blank check” special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC.
If one has to guess at DeSantis's motivation, it would likely be nothing more than setting himself apart from his fellow Floridian in Trump.
Neither Donald Trump nor Sarah Palin, nor for that matter Marjorie Taylor Greene or Lauren Boebert, want elected positions so they can govern. There is no interest in governing, therefore no need to know anything. What they want is power.
"The National Archives and Records Administration calls Trump's claims about Obama, Clinton, Bush and Bush supposedly taking presidential documents 'false and misleading.'"
As President Biden warns of a possible nuclear threat, we learn today that there is a strong suggestion that the classified documents Donald Trump stole were handled *post* his presidency. Some of those documents included information about foreign nation’s nuclear capabilities.
Trump has spent years laying the groundwork to stage another coup in 2024, and he is not happy that Congress looks set to pass legislation to stop him.
New York Attorney General Letitia James has found evidence of federal crimes such as bank fraud and turned the evidence over to the IRS and federal prosecutors.
NY Attorney General Letitia James has rejected Trump's settlement offer and the stage is now set for the former president and at least one of his kids to be sued for fraud.
Donald Trump is on his failing social media platform demanding reinstatement as president, attacking the FBI, posting anti-Biden memes and conspiracy theories.
The very fact that the FBI got a search warrant for Mar-a-Lago means that a federal judge found probable cause that a crime was committed and further evidence would be found at Trump's home in Florida.
They aren’t dumping Trumpism, just Trump. Indeed, what some pundits have termed Trumpism is really just what mainstream Republican politics have been for decades.
A few weeks before the feds came knocking Donald Trump removed himself and his son Donald Trump Jr. from the board of his social media company.
PoliticusUSA's Sarah Jones recently summed up Donald Trump's impact as turning the United States into a "s*ithole country."
MAGA world has effectively split. DeSantis sees himself as prominent as Trump and as electable as Trump.
Donald Trump had a "direct and personal role" in the attempt to defraud the United States with a fake elector scheme, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney said in her opening statement.
On Thursday in response to Trump's Truth Social whinge: "I demand equal time!" the California Democrat responded,"Equal time means sitting your lying ass in a witness chair. We’ll wait."
Donald Trump has been in full meltdown mode after night one of the 1/6 Committee hearing and has lashed out at Ivanka Trump.
Donald Trump and his crew have been banning users who post about the 1/6 Committee hearing on Truth Social.
Senator Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said President Joe Biden was the “best person to have” leading the country after a mob of former President Donald Trump's attacked the United States Capitol on the false premise that the 2020 general election was stolen.
The Lincoln Project is running a new ad targeting Trump's eyes about how Kevin McCarthy is laughing at him behind closed doors.
McConnell was "exhilarated" by the potential damage of the January 6 insurrection on former President Donald Trump.
A New York judge has found Donald Trump in contempt due to his refusal to turn over documents to NY Attorney General Letitia James and the fine will be $10,000/day.
New York Attorney General Letitia James has asked for Trump to be fined $10,000 a day for not turning over documents, but Trump is trying to dodge the fine.
Frank Luntz, the prominent Republican communications consultant and pollster, says members of the Republican Party are sick of former President Donald Trump constantly "rehashing" the 2020 general election.
The 1/6 committee will seek testimony from Donald Trump about the coup plot and Capitol attack.
Democrats need to focus intensely on loudly telling the story of what life in America will really be like if Republicans rule.
NN's John Avlon says Senator Susan Collins (D-Maine) must admit that former President Donald Trump never "learned his lesson."
We must recognize the authoritarian threat directly and clearly, and highlight the continuities between Putin’s anti-LGBTQ politics and those in Republican America.
Trump found a couple of lawyers willing to file a RICO lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and those lawyers could be headed for trouble.
Former Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Marc Racicot criticized former President Donald Trump's commentary on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, now in its third week, saying he is “not fit to lead this nation.”
Former President Donald Trump denied he is using campaign funds to pay for a new plane, calling news coverage on the topic "incorrect" and "ridiculous."
Trump went off on a tangent about windmills and how they don't work when asked about Ukraine.
Steve Schmidt explains that Trump laid the groundwork for Putin's invasion by obliterating the truth.
The Supreme Court has denied former President Donald Trump’s appeal to not comply with a records request from the House Select Committee tasked with investigating the January 6 insurrection.
“The court’s move, which came in a brief unsigned order issued without comment, comes after the justices’ previous denial of Trump’s emergency request to block the transfer of his White House records from the National Archives to the House select committee, a process that began last month,” The Hill reported.
The move comes a month after the Supreme Court rejected Trump’s bid to shield documents from the committee.
“Because the court of appeals concluded that President Trump’s claims would have failed even if he were the incumbent, his status as a former president necessarily made no difference to the court’s decision,” the court said in an unsigned order.
Trump released a statement that read like a meltdown as he tried to claim that other criminals in Georgia should be investigated, instead of him.
“Is he crazy or just stupid?” Trump said in the statement. “The numbers are conclusive, and the fraudulent and irregular votes are massive. The only reason he did this is because he got my endorsement and easily won his state in 2020, so now he thinks he has time, and those are the only ones, the weak, who will break away. Even though his election will not be coming up for 5 years, I will never endorse this jerk again.”
Insisting that Rounds “will never receive my Endorsement again,” Trump vowed to
withhold his support from Rounds the next time Rounds is up for reelection, which won’t be until 2026.
During an appearance on The TODAY Show, Representative Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) stressed that "the threat" to American democracy continues one year after the attack on the United States Capitol continues and rebuked members of her own party for backing former President Donald Trump's lies that the 2020 general election was stolen.
Former President Donald Trump lashed out after President Joe Biden’s speech on the anniversary of the January 6 insurrection, calling it “political theater” and “a distraction from the fact that Biden has completely and totally failed.”
“Biden used my name today to try to further divide America,” the former President said, adding that Biden “is destroying our nation with insane policies of open borders, corrupt elections, disastrous energy policies, unconstitutional mandates, and devastating school closures.”
Manchin’s betrayal has created an opening, an opportunity for Democrats to spur a much broader profound and urgent reflection on which party is seeking to serve to their interests.
Trump's comments to Pence on January 5th indicated that he was using the assembling mob to pressure his vice president.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) restored climate change considerations to its strategic planning after former President Donald Trump’s administration’s controversial decision not to include it.
Devin Nunes announced that he is leaving Congress to take a job with Trump's new media company that is already under investigation.
The Rittenhouse verdict is one piece of this larger campaign to destroy democracy and energize white supremacy.
We are not seeing acts of revolutionary uprising. What we are seeing is the rise of terrorism and authoritarianism.
Former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie (R) criticized former President Donald Trump over his refusal to accept that he lost the 2020 general election.
Former President Barack Obama made an appearance during
the COP26 climate summit on Monday, warning nations around the world that “we are nowhere near where we need to be” on responding to the challenges imposed by anthropogenic climate change.
Former President Donald Trump hinted he would announce a presidential run after next year’s midterm elections, which will determine if Democrats manage to retain control of both chambers of the legislature.
“I am certainly thinking about it and we’ll see,” Trump told Fox News. “I think a lot of people will be very happy, frankly, with the decision, and probably will announce that after the midterms.”
Former President Donald Trump claimed that Republican Glenn Youngkin, who was declared the winner in Virginia’s gubernatorial race, would have lost the race by a significant margin had he not leaned into support from Trump and his MAGA contingent.
“I’ve heard Virginia is blue, but I’ve never believed it was blue,” Trump said during an interview on local radio in Virginia on Wednesday morning. “Without MAGA he would have lost by 15 points, more … instead of giving us credit they say, ‘oh he’s more popular than [Trump].'”
We see the media and many Americans giving the Republicans, who engage in abusive behavior by refusing to do anything to help Americans in need, a free pass while blaming the Democrats.
Former President Donald Trump, who has continued to openly and brazenly lie about the events of January 6, the day a mob of his supporters stormed the United States Capitol in a bid to overturn the 2020 election results, praised his former Vice President, Mike Pence after Pence appeared on Fox News and accused the media of focusing on “one day in January.”
“Vice President Mike Pence’s statement during his interview with the great Sean Hannity very much destroys and discredits the Unselect Committees Witch Hunt on the events of January 6th,” Trump said in a statement. “It will continue anyways, however, because the Fake News doesn’t want to focus on Afghanistan, Russia, Taiwan and China, the Border, inflation, and a failing economy.”
During his appearance on Fox, Pence said that the media is focused on January 6 to “distract from the Biden administration’s failed agenda.”
“They want to use that one day to try to demean the character and intentions of 74 million Americans who believed we could be strong again and prosperous again and supported us in 2016 and 2020 but for our part I truly believe we all ought to remain completely focused on the future,” Pence said at the time.
Mike Pence suggests that the media is demeaning Trump supporters by reporting on the 1/6 investigation, "They will use that one day to try to demean the character and intentions of 74 million Americans." pic.twitter.com/1EQkxRJ0bw
Senior officials inside the CIA and the Trump administration considered kidnapping WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in 2017, even weighing whether or not to assassinate him to prevent him from making an escape.
This information comes from a report published by Yahoo! News, which cited
conversations with over 30 former U.S. intelligence and security officials. These conversations revealed that “sketches” and “options” on how to carry out a possible assassination were laid out.
Writing in a column for MSNBC, former White House Counsel Richard Painter called for the Department of Justice (DOJ) to appoint a special prosecutor to hold former President Donald Trump accountable for the events of January 6, the day a group of Trump’s supporters attacked the United States Capitol on the false premise that the election had been stolen.
Painter writes that Trump violated 18 USC 610 of the federal code, which makes it a federal crime for “any person to intimidate, threaten, command, or coerce, or attempt to intimidate, threaten, command, or coerce, any employee of the Federal Government … to engage in, or not to engage in, any political activity.”
“More than 30 years ago, then-Sen. Joe Biden argued persuasively
that special prosecutors are needed when high-ranking officials shatter the public’s faith in the government’s integrity,” Painter writes. “He’s president now, and his attorney general, Merrick Garland, has the authority to appoint a special counsel to investigate and prosecute allegations of crimes by Trump and others, including violations of the political coercion statute.”
Former President Donald Trump, whose administration ignored or downplayed the severity of the Covid-19 pandemic from the start, claimed President Joe Biden is to blame for vaccine hesitancy. He also pushed back against vaccine mandates, calling them “unnecessary.”
“If you remember, when I was president, there were literally lines of people wanting to take it,” Trump said, conveniently ignoring that the vaccine rollout was first limited to essential workers.
Former President Donald Trump released an angry statement praising the “genius” of Robert E. Lee after authorities in Richmond, Virginia removed a statue of the Confederate leader.
“Robert E. Lee is considered by many Generals to be the greatest strategist of them all,” Trump said in a statement released by his Save America PAC. He insisted that Lee joined “the other side,” that of slaveowners, “because of his great love of Virginia” and said he would have led the South to victory in the Civil War had it not been for a great loss at the Battle of Gettysburg.
Trump ended his statement by claiming that that “our culture is being destroyed and our history and heritage, both good and bad, are being extinguished by the Radical Left.” In a dig at President Joe Biden, he claimed that if Lee were in charge of the withdrawal from Afghanistan, then “that disaster would have ended in a complete and total victory many years ago.”
Trump, in a lengthy statement, decries the removal of Richmond's Robert E. Lee statue, calling it "magnificent."
"If only we had Robert E. Lee to command our troops in Afghanistan… What an embarrassment we are suffering because we don’t have the genius of a Robert E. Lee!" pic.twitter.com/cRoLoUp5br
During an interview with Fox News personality Greg Gutfeld, former President Donald Trump insisted that President Joe Biden’s handling of the evacuation from Afghanistan was a “travesty.” He drew spurious connections between Afghanistan and security along the United States-Mexico border.
“I don’t know if he is a nice president,” Trump said. “But I can tell you the country has never been more unsafe – we have people pouring in through the southern border, which people are forgetting about because of the travesty of Afghanistan.”
“The only thing good for them about Afghanistan is it makes what they’re doing at the border look good,” he said. “Because that was the dumbest thing I’ve ever seen. ‘We don’t want a wall, we don’t want this, just let people come through’. It’s a disaster. It was the safest border we ever had.”
Trump claimed that the Taliban, who seized control of the country last month, do not “fear” Biden.
“They don’t fear [Biden],” he said, recalling his negotiations with Taliban co-founder Abdul Baradar, who is currently the acting first deputy prime minister of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.
Former President Donald Trump offered no solutions for what should have gone down in Afghanistan or how he would have handled the withdrawal, but he nonetheless offered his idea of what his administration would have done had they been in charge of it.
During an appearance on Fox Business, Trump suggested that his administration would have done what prior administrations should have done, namely “hit that country years ago.”
“It’s something that’s rather incredible,” he said. “They”––referring to the people who he claims control President Joe Biden and make his decisions––”do horrible things, vicious things.”
Former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) bucked the Republican Party, saying that former President Donald Trump lost the 2020 general election. Trump has repeatedly promoted the “Big Lie” that the election was rife with fraud and abuse and has attempted to cast President Joe Biden as illegitimate despite all evidence to the contrary.
“President Trump lost the election. Joe Biden won the election,” Ryan said in an interview with WISN 12 News. He added: “It was not rigged. It was not stolen. Donald Trump lost the election. Joe Biden won the election. It’s really clear.”
Legal scholar Laurence Tribe says Attorney General Merrick Garland has a duty to investigate former President Donald Trump for the insurrection of January 6 or risk the country’s future.
We need to begin with the fundamental precept that not all crimes are created equal,” Tribe wrote in an op-ed for The Boston Globe. “Those crimes — regardless of who allegedly commits them — whose very aim is to overturn a fair election whereby our tradition of peaceful, lawful succession from one administration to the next takes place — a tradition begun by George Washington, continued by John Adams, and preserved by every president since except Donald Trump — are impossible to tolerate if we are to survive as a constitutional republic.”
Donald Trump, thankfully is out of office. And some may have hoped the the COVID situation would get better with him gone. Except it hasn’t gotten better at all.
Governors in red states had tried their best to emulate Trump by fighting any kind of COVID mitigation. And Ron DeSantis has fought harder than any others. This has resulted in Florida becoming the epicenter of COVID-19.
Howard Dean, once the governor of Vermont doesn’t much care for DeSantis. In fact, he says the Florida governor is even more insane that Donald Trump.
Dean made the comments during a Friday appearance on Ari Melber’s MSNBC show. He told the host:
“Well, I am shocked by DeSantis. I never thought I would say this but I think he may be more of a lunatic than Trump ever was. Trump finally come around thinking the best thing he can do for his supporters is get them vaccinated. And DeSantis is completely out of touch with reality. I am not sure what he could possibly be thinking now when you got more than half the population that’s in school districts refusing to comply, long before the court said it was okay, more than half of the people in Florida’s school districts said no. We don’t care, shut up and go away. This guy is not – if you are the governor, you can’t do that.”
There has been lots of lies from Donald Trump and his supporters since the January 6th insurrection. Many of these lies are focused on Ashli Babbitt, a QAnon supporter who was attempting the break into the Speaker’s Lobby.
Donald Trump and his sycophants in Washington DC have pleaded for the name of the officer who shot Babbitt to be revealed. That officer, instead, chose to reveal himself during an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt that will air tomorrow.
Lt. Michael Byrd explained, “Once we barricaded the doors, we were essentially trapped where we were. There was no way to retreat. No other way to get out. If they get through that door, they’re into the House chamber and upon the members of Congress.”
Holt also asked, “Former President Trump has talked about you and this incident. He says she was murdered. What does it feel like to hear that from a former president?”
The officer responded, “
Well it’s disheartening. If he was in the room or anywhere and I’m responsible for him, I was prepared to do the same thing for him and his family.”
And it seemingly sticks in Trump’s craw that Obama was given credit for the killing of Osama bin Laden. During a recent interview with Hugh Hewitt, the former president claimed that bin Laden wasn’t all that big a deal.
Trump, when asked about the ISIS, told Hewitt:
“And they respected us, and they respected me. But they respected us, and don’t think that Taliban wasn’t watching, because ISIS is tougher than the Taliban, and nastier than the Taliban. And ISIS was watching, and then they were, they didn’t exist anymore. And we took out the founder of ISIS, al-Baghdadi, and then of course Soleimani. Now just so you understand, Soleimani is bigger by many, many times than Osama bin-Laden. The founder of ISIS is bigger by many, many times, al-Baghdadi, than Osama bin-Laden. Osama bin-Laden has one big hit, and it was a bad one, in New York City, the World Trade Center. But these other two guys were monsters. They were monster. And I kept saying for years, why don’t we get them? And I did, I got them. The press doesn’t talk about it. They don’t talk about it because they don’t want to talk about it.”
In the run-up to the 20th anniversary of 9/11, Donald Trump is doing interviews with conservative media – in this case, Hugh Hewitt – suggesting Osama Bin Laden wasn't that big of a deal and wasn't a "monster." pic.twitter.com/3xJXVn2AIM
Kayleigh McEnany did not exactly develop a sterling reputation when she served as Donald Trump’s press secretary. During her first day on the job, she promised to never lie. She broke that promise on a number of occasions.
One would think she’d have trouble finding a job after her controversial stint as press secretary. Fox News, though, was happy to hire her and allow her to revise history. McEnany did plenty of that on Tuesday night while criticizing Joe Biden.
As of right now, despite all of his troubles, Donald Trump is still he figurehead of the Republican party. In order to stay there, however, he is not only going to need to avoid trouble, he is going to have prove he can get Republicans elected.
The chance remains that the party will eventually be forced to cut ties with Trump. According to Mark Sanford, it will be clear that they plan on doing so if Lindsey Graham turns on his close pal.
Sanford served almost two terms as South Carolina’s Governor and later in the House of Representatives. He told The Guardian’s David Smith of Graham, “
We started in Congress together and he’s very much of a different school on these kinds of things and adapts where he needs to adapt to hold power. But I would use him as a canary in the coalmine and the degree to which he has doubled, tripled and quadrupled down on Trump says everything. Whether you like him or not, he has a good political nose for his base. He knows South Carolina well and his reading the tea leaves is not to be dismissed.”
Despite the city of Cullman, Alabama declaring a state of emergency just days before, Donald Trump held a rally there last night. And the adoring crowd hung on his every word. The only time they jeered him was when he encouraged them to get vaccinated.
It is, of course, unprecedented for a former president to be campaigning just months after losing office. And it’s even stranger when the former POTUS does so in such a flagrantly dangerous way. Mary Trump discussed the matter on MSNBC on Sunday.
Host Alex Witt asked, “
Give me your assessment of your uncle holding this event in the first place at a time when Alabama has run out of ICU capacity and having that exchange with the crowd there.”
The city of
Cullman, Alabama, which was slated to host a rally featuring former President Donald Trump, has declared a Covid-19-related state of emergency ahead of the event.
Larry David, the genius involved in both Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, has never made his politics a secret. The actor and writer openly supported Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. And he played his distant cousin Bernie Sanders in skits for Saturday Night Live.
At one time, Alan Dershowitz was also a prominent Democrat. But the renowned lawyer switched sides and advised and supported Donald Trump. According to the New York Post, David recently screamed at Dershowitz over his support for the former president.
According to a witness, the exchange went as follows:
Dershowitz: ‘We can still talk, Larry.’
David: ‘No. No. We really can’t. Isawyou. I saw you with your arm around [Former Trump Secretary of State Mike] Pompeo! It’s disgusting!’
Dersh: ‘He’s my former student [at Harvard Law]. I greet all of my former students that way. I can’t greet my former students?’
David: ‘It’s disgusting. Your whole enclave — it’s disgusting. You’re disgusting!’
Added the stunned source, ‘Larry walks away. Alan takes off his T-shirt to reveal another T-shirt [underneath it] that says, ‘It’s The Constitution Stupid!’.’
We’re told Dersh ‘drove off in an old, dirty Volvo.'”
Donald Trump would like for people to think that he is completely responsible for the COVID-19 vaccine being developed in less than a year.
But while Trump is desperate for credit, he has been hesitant to push his supporters to get inoculated. In fact, a huge number the former president’s supporters outright refuse to get their shots.
During a recent appearance on Fox Business, Trump went even farther to promote vaccine hesitancy among his supporters. He told Maria Bartiromo that the new recommended booster shot is just a ploy to make money.
Joe Biden, on Wednesday, urged all Americans to get their third shot. When asked about the recommendation on Wednesday, Trump singled out Pfizer.
You know what,” Trump asked, that sounds to me like a money-making operation for Pfizer. Think of the money involved. An extra shot — that’s tens of billions of dollars. How good a business? If you’re a businessman, and you say ‘let’s give them another shot,’ that’s another ten billion dollars. The whole thing is just crazy.”
Donald Trump violated Twitter’s rules and regulations for years with little to no punishment. But after he used the site to help incite and insurrection on January 1st, he was finally banned from the platform.
The Taliban, a terrorist group that recently took control of the Afghani government, remains active on the website. The Washington Post’s Craig Timberg and Cristiano Lima recerntly explained why.
The authors note that the Taliban is acting in a much more sophisticated manner than Trump ever did. “
The Taliban’s social media tactics in recent months can be seen as fitting a broader charm offensive,” they write, “including recent conciliatory public remarks about pardoning those who worked with Americans and urging skilled people not to flee the country.”
Donald Trump always had a major problem with the use of masks to combat COVID-19. He thought is was a major insult to say that Joe Biden was wearing the “biggest mask I’ve ever seen.” And during his return to the White House from the hospital after suffering from COVID, he made a point of ripping his mask off.
That doesn’t mean that requiring masks isn’t a smart policy for businesses. And that may be the reason why some Trump hotels are now requiring masks on their properties.
The former president has been relatively quiet on mask mandates. He recently told Fox’s Dan Bongino, “The mandates are crazy and what they’re doing with schools now — are they going to keep them closed? The teachers union now is in flux. The kids need to get back to school.”
Trumpian governor Ron DeSantis has made masks a major culture war issue in Florida. But according to a new Politco piece from Sam Stein and Meridith McGraw:
“The Trump International hotel in Miami, for instance, requires masks to be worn in all public places, according to its Covid-19 guidance and confirmed by a hotel representative. The guidance says it is an effort to be in compliance with Miami-Dade County guidelines. Elsewhere on its website, the hotel says that masks will be required for all indoor employees and vendors while on property.”
The idea of pulling American troops out of Afghanistan has long been popular with voters. A poll conducted in April by the Morning Consult found that 69% of Americans supported pulling troops out of the region.
Donald Trump supported the idea of bringing the military back home. And under his plan, it would have happened by May 1st. Kayleigh McEnany attempted to gaslight Americans on that fact during a Monday appearance on Fox News.
Host Harris Faulkner said to the pundit, “Kayleigh, this is not how the last president left the situation. It would have been nice to get all our people back quickly. Instead, this is protracted.”
McEnany answered, “Let me be categorical in saying this. This would have never happened under President Donald J. Trump! It would not have!”
Oh, come on now!
Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner: "Kayleigh, this is not how the last president left the situation."
Kayleigh McEnany: "This would have never happened under President Donald J. Trump! It would not have!" pic.twitter.com/uhILBfyURB
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Donald Trump seethed over the positive press Andrew Cuomo was getting. While Trump’s briefings were a daily embarrassment, many Americans looked to Cuomo’s briefings as a comfortable display of leadership.
At the same time, Cuomo has acted horrifically towards staff and colleagues as an investigation recently found. Democratic leadership all the way up to Joe Biden called on the New York Governor to resign. And he did so earlier this week.
The GOP essentially ignored the countless claims of sexual impropriety against Trump. They’ve done the same in regards to Madison Cawthorn, Matt Gaetz and Brett Kavanaugh. Still, Trump felt he was entitled to weigh in on the Cuomo situation.
The former president wrote in a email to supporters, “
Friend, Andrew Cuomo has got real problems – he handled COVID horribly and he’s DESTROYED New York – and it’s about time he resigned. To tell you the truth, this guy is a TOTAL LOSER, and New York, as well as the entire Country, is better off without him.”
Former President Donald Trump has issued a statement remarking on what he called the “tragic mess” in Afghanistan and other issues, such as high inflation, that are directly affecting the United States.
“Tragic mess in Afghanistan, a completely open and broken Border, Crime at record levels, oil prices through the roof, inflation rising, and taken advantage of by the entire world––DO YOU MISS ME YET?”
Trump’s message was shared by Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), one of his most fervent supporters. She remarked, “Yes! So much!”
Yes. So much! pic.twitter.com/yKAjBGkdGw
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) August 13, 2021
Trump’s statement was resoundingly ridiculed.
Another statement from twice impeached, Florida Retiree?
— Marjorie Taylor Greene’s GOOD shoulder Angel 🌊🌊 (@mtgreeneGA) August 13, 2021
Well he had four years to take care of it but he played golf instead.
— mocche (@mocche4) August 13, 2021
He doesn't miss you or anyone at all. He misses his p-grabbing power.
Donald Trump may have lost the 2020 election, but there will be plenty of Trumpian candidates come 2022. The former president laid a blue-print for winning through conspiracy theories, race baiting and white grievance.
One of these future candidates, Illinois’ Bobby Piton heckled Texas’ Dan Crenshaw during a recent GOP fundraising event. The Republican responded by telling Piton that Trump absolutely lost the 2022 election.
After the heckler yelled at him, Crenshaw responded, “There are certain states with problems, but don’t kid yourself into believing that’s why we lost. It’s not; it’s not. I’ll tell you openly.”
Piton responded by saying that he had proof that Trump won the states of Pennsylvania and Georgia. He also referenced the recent ‘audit’ in Arizona’s Maricopa county. “
And how’d that turn out,” responded the congressman.
Donald Trump has said time and time again that he didn’t his supporters storming the US Capitol on January 6th was all that big a deal. In fact, he’s been quoted as saying, they were there to hug the police officers (140 officers were injured in the melee and 4 have died since that day.
What Trump does want to focus on, though, is the shooting of Ashli Babbitt. Babbitt was a QAnon obsessed rioter who was shot while trying to breach the entrance to the speaker’s lobby.
Trump wrote in a statement:
“I spoke to the wonderful mother and devoted husband of Ashli Babbitt, who was murdered at the hands of someone who should never have pulled the trigger of his gun. We know who he is. If this happened on the ‘other side’, there would be riots all over America and yet, there are far more people represented by Ashli, who truly loved America, than there are on the other side. The Radical Left haters cannot be allowed to get away with this. There must be justice!”
Today, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigned from his post. The popular governor was partially taken down by his own party. Democratic Attorney General Letitia James led a probe that found Cuomo has sexually harassed people within his employ.
It was impossible for Democrats to look at this situation and not think of Donald Trump. Despite dozens of accusations of sexual impropriety, the GOP has never shown any interest in looking into Trump.
During a ridiculous segment on Fox News, Tuesday, Lawrence Jones and Tomi Lahren discussed the similarities between the two cases.
Jones asked, “
Of course there’s a lot of differences between Cuomo and the former President Trump, but this is what they said about President Trump, that after allegation after allegation, that you should count the man out, that his political future is over, yet you see that the former president is making a run for his own comeback. So, are you sure that this is over?”
It is important for any lawyer taking on a client to be confident that the client can afford their services. Donald Trump has a long history of not paying his contractors.
Still, for some reason, Giuliani felt that Trump would be a good person to work for. But as of now, Trump has refused to pay his legal fees. So the former New York City Mayor has come up with a new strategy.
Giuliani tweeted to his supporters (how in the world is he still on Twitter), “Good news: I want to connect with YOU on Cameo — Now taking all Cameo requests!.”
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) August 10, 2021
Former President Donald Trump lashed out at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), criticizing him for supporting a bipartisan infrastructure package that is set to the pass the Senate.
“Nobody will ever understand why Mitch McConnell allowed this non-infrastructure bill to be passed. He has given up all of his leverage for the big whopper of a bill that will follow,” Trump wrote in a statement. “I have quietly said for years that Mitch McConnell is the most overrated man in politics—now I don’t have to be quiet anymore.”
Since Donald Trump has been out of office, a number of books have been written about his tenure. And while most rational people expected that the former president would have been incompetent and corrupt, the picture being painted is even worse.
One might think that it would be important to call Trump to testify in front of congress. Jim Acosta doesn’t think so, though. In fact, the CNN host says, the constant lies from the former commander in chief would render the hearings useless.
Lofgren told the CNN host, “I don’t think it’s a new piece of information that the former president has a veracity problem. The Washington Post
and other news institutions used to tote up how many lies per day he would say. So, we’ve got to weigh that as a factor of how valuable his testimony would be.”
It was pretty clear for months before the 2020 election that Donald Trump never planned on winning office. Win or lose, the former president was going to stay in office.
Luckily, there were people within the administration willing to stand up to him, even if they didn’t do it publicly. In addition, the people working for Trump were completely incompetent.
News of an attempted coup by Trump circulated over the last week. During a Thursday night segment, Erin Burnett laid out just how pathetic the attempt was.
The CNN host began, “
December 28th. Jeffrey Clark, a Trump loyalist who works at the Justice Department, circulates a letter,” said Burnett. “This calls on Georgia to convene a special legislative session to look into, quote, ‘irregularities’ in the 2020 election. The letter falsely claims that the DOJ identified, quote, ‘Significant concerns that may have impacted the outcome of the election in multiple states, including the state of Georgia.’ End quote. That is a complete lie. The Department of Justice had not identified that. It’s a lie.”
The relationship between Herschel Walker and Donald Trump goes back a long time. When Walker was a football star coming out of college, Trump gave him a massive contract to sign with his New Jersey Generals. And since then the men have been close.
Prior to joining the Generals, Walker starred at the University of Georgia. So naturally, Trump thinks he would be the perfect candidate to win back a Georgia senate seat. The rest of the GOP, however, isn’t so sure.
Walker has some troubling issues in his past including a report that he threatened violence against his ex-wife. The former football player also has no political experience.
So Mitch McConnell, who only care about winning, is considering other options. According to CNN, “
McConnell, who has privately expressed his deep concerns with Walker’s potential candidacy, met this summer with Loeffler and Perdue. He is also meeting this week with another potential candidate — former Trump national security official Latham Saddler — according to a source familiar with the situation. The source said that McConnell is likely to meet with other candidates as well.”
Former President Donald Trump attacked the members of the United States women’s soccer team, claiming players would have won the gold medal and not the bronze at the Olympics if they weren’t “woke.”
“Woke means you lose, everything that is woke goes bad, and our soccer team certainly has,” Trump said in a statement issued by his Save America PAC. “If our soccer team, headed by a radical group of Leftist Maniacs, wasn’t woke, they would have won the Gold Medal instead of the Bronze.”
Trump puts out a statement railing against the U.S. women’s national soccer team pic.twitter.com/yRSlLxgOqU
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) August 5, 2021
Trump issued his statement after the women’s team took third place and the bronze medal in Tokyo after defeating Australia 4-3 on Thursday. They were not able to compete for a gold medal after losing to Canada 1-0 earlier in the week.
Trump was abruptly criticized.
Trump’s statement about the USA soccer team shows his psychosis & dementia deterioration. No one around him cares. They just want to grift off phony fundraising. His oldest son, rather than face reality, habitually projects Trump’s deterioration. These are the most vile of people
According to a poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, the majority of Americans––60%––believe it would be bad for the United States if former President Donald Trump ran in 2024. 32%, just under a third of respondents, said it would be a good thing if he ran in 2024.
49% of respondents believe Trump will definitely run in 2024, with 39% saying he will not. 12% did not have an opinion on the matter.
Trump has for months been teasing an announcement that he might run.
“The answer is I’m absolutely enthused. I look forward to doing an announcement at the right time,” Trump told Candace Owens during a May appearance on “Candace,” Owens’s Daily Wire talk show. “As you know, it’s very early. But I think people are going to be very, very happy when I make a certain announcement. You know for campaign finance reasons, you really can’t do it too early because it becomes a whole different thing.”
For decades now, Richard Nixon has been seen as the presidential face of corruption. It was thought that no future commander in chief could ever face the same kind of controversy that the 37th president did.
But then again, no one could have ever imagined that a man like Donald Trump could have ever been elected president. And the sheer scope of the 45th president’s corruption is now coming clear.
It was recently revealed that Trump had asked the Department of Justice to help him rig the 2020 election. David Axelrod was asked about the story during a recent appearance on CNN.
Host Wolf Blitzer asked, “We
can now see for ourselves in black and white just how serious this attempt was to overturn the results of a free and fair democratic election here in the United States. How dangerous was this effort?”
Donald Trump is currently ensnared in so many different legal entanglements that it’s becoming hard to keep track. But at the center of nearly everything is his tax returns.
Unlike every other presidential candidate in modern history, Trump refused to reveal his tax returns. While he claimed that he couldn’t do so until he wasn’t under audit, the IRS said that was nonsense.
And since then, Trump has fiercely tried to keep the documents from being revealed. But now, the tax returns will soon be in the hands of congressional investigators. While Trump’s lawyers have promised to challenge the decision, they have an uphill battle.
Neal Katyal discussed the situation during a recent appearance on Nicolle Wallace’s MSNBC show. The former White House lawyer told the host:
“It looks like we find a draft that Donald Trump could not duck. This is not hard. Donald Trump is worried of his investigators that the investigation is a political attack on him. There is no exception in the law because Donald Trump feels like a victim. That’s not a thing in the law.”
Americans seem to like Joe Biden more than they liked Donald Trump. First they made him the winner of the 2020 election by more than 7 million votes. And since he has been in office, the new president has regularly had much higher approval ratings than his predecessor.
But according to Mike Lindell, it wasn’t the American people who voted Trump out of office, it was God himself. And the My Pillow Guy said that the lord did so to reveal true evil to the American people.
The entrepreneur made the comments during a recent appearance on Steve Bannon’s radio show. He told the host, “
It’s all come to a head this year, this last year. This is a spiritual battle of epic proportions. When we get through this, even non-believers, there’s going to be so many people coming to Jesus. This will be the biggest revival in history because you’re going to see miracles unfold.”
Donald Trump values loyalty over nearly everything else. And for that reason, he has kept Rudy Giuliani around for quite a long time.
This is despite the fact that the former New York City mayor has become an embarrassing bumbler. And Giuliani wants to be paid for his failed efforts to get the results of the 2020 election overturned.
According to Maggie Haberman, aides are telling Trump that paying his former lawyer is not an option. In fact, the New York Times writer reports, they want him to cut Giuliani off completely.
Haberman tweeted on Sunday, “Giuliani allies are looking at the Trump $ – even if it isn’t $82 million – and are aghast that Trump isn’t helping Giuliani with legal fees. Giuliani’s friends say he is saying he is close to broke, and his interview w Melissa Russo makes clear he knows he’s in legal jeopardy.”
Giuliani allies are looking at the Trump $ – even if it isn't $82 million – and are aghast that Trump isn't helping Giuliani with legal fees. Giuliani's friends say he is saying he is close to broke, and his interview w @MelissaRusso4NY makes clear he knows he's in legal jeopardy https://t.co/mv9QtedbMR
Jackie Speier knows a thing or two about cults. Back in 1978, while serving as an aide to Congressman Leo Ryan, she was shot 5 times by members of Jim Jones cult.
For the last 14 years, Speier has served as a US congressperson. And she recently told CNN that she sees a lot of similarities between Jones and Trump.
The California Rep. told CNN’s Brian Stelter:
“You look at Donald Trump, a charismatic leader, who was able to continue to talk in terms that appealed to those who were disaffected, disillusions and who were looking for something, much like those who became part of Jim Jones’ congregation, the Peoples Temple. They were lost souls, and the only difference between Jim Jones and Donald Trump is the fact that we now have social media. So all these people can find themselves in ways that they couldn’t find themselves before.”
There were many memorable moments during both the 2016 Democratic and Republican National Conventions. But during the Democratic event, one moment in particular stood out.
After months of Trump race baiting his supporters, a Muslim man named Khizr Khan was asked to speak at the event. Khan was a gold star parent as his son, Army Captain Humayun Khan, was killed in Iraq in 2004.
Khan spoke directly to the then Republican nominee during his speech. He asked Trump, “Have you ever been to Arlington Cemetery? Go look at the graves of brave patriots who died defending the United States of America. You have sacrificed nothing and no one.”
Trump, of course, couldn’t help but blast Khan despite his sacrifice to the country. He told George Stephanopoulos that he had hired lots of people and that counts as a sacrifice. Trump also suggested that Khan’s wife didn’t speak during the event because of her religion.
Now Khan will be a member of team Biden. According to Politico, “
President Joe Biden announced Friday plans to nominate Khizr Khan, who famously criticized Donald Trump for his disparaging remarks on Muslim-Americans during the 2016 Democratic National Convention, to a post with the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.”
Donald Trump needs something to do. Thanks to an investigation by New York State, his business career is in shambles. He’d love to be president again, but has to wait 3 more years to even run.
And in order to be the candidate in 2024, Trump has to keep his control over the Republican party. Right now, it is going pretty well and the GOP has essentially ceded power to the former president.
But Trump needs to help Republicans win seats. One of his first efforts at doing so recently failed. Susan Wright lost a primary for Texas 6th Congressional District despite an endorsement and robocalls.
The next test will come in Ohio where Trump is supporting Mike Carey in the primary race for the 15th District. According the CNBC, the former president is pumping money into the race late because he’s afraid his reputation can be tarnished if Carey loses.
Christina Wilke writes, “
The former president has staked his entire political brand on his status as a kingmaker in the Republican Party. A second loss for a Trump-backed candidate in as many weeks would put a serious dent in Trump’s aura of invincibility.”
At this time last year, Donald Trump was still in office and was the nominal head of the Republican party. Now that he’s out of office, though, he is still fully in control of the GOP. And the party is focused on making sure Trump is protected and never blamed for anything.
Tuesday was a tough day for the GOP. Despite desperate attempts from Kevin McCarthy to sabotage the 1/6 Insurrection panel, it began today. And McCarthy didn’t even have bomb throwers like Jim Banks and Jim Jordan to make a mockery of the hearing.
Instead, the four police officers were able to tell their full stories which painted Trump and his terroristic supporters in an awful light. CNN’s Jamie Gangel explained why this must have been excruciating for the former president.
The CNN reporter began, “
Donald Trump is not happy. What happened today is what he didn’t want to happen. He did not want any committee, and to your point, he didn’t have Jim Jordan or any other allies there fighting back or pushing back.”
After months of creating hesitancy, Republican lawmakers and figures in Conservative media are urging people to get the vaccine. There is a clear and obvious reason. The disease is now disproportionately affected people in majority Republican
The Bush family obviously has an incredible legacy in American politics. George H.W. and George W. Bush both served as president. Brother Jeb was Governor of Florida for 8 years.
And Jeb’s son, George P., hopes to follow in the family tradition. George P. was elected Land Commissioner of Texas in 2015. And now he’d like to be the next Attorney General in the state.
George P. is also a full-throated Trump supporter. It’s an odd position for a Bush to take. The family never hid their disdain for the 45th president. And Jeb Bush, in particular, had a intensely contentious primary season against Trump in 2016.
Turning his back on his family, however, is probably not going to work out for the Texas Land Commissioner. Donald Trump will be backing his opponent Ken Paxton.
Trump wrote in a statement, “Attorney General Ken Paxton has bravely been on the front line in the fight for Texas and America, against the vicious and very dangerous Radical Left Democrats, and the foolish unsuspecting RINO’s that are destroying our country.”
Despite him overseeing the loss of the White House, Senate and Congress, the GOP will keep Donald Trump as their party’s figurehead. It’s a risky proposition considering he incited and insurrection on the US Capitol following his election loss.
And the more stories that come about Trump’s feelings on the riots, the harder it gets to defend him. Authors Phil Rucker and Carol Leonnig recently released a tape of the former president discussing January 6th. Trump claimed that the police had actually “ushered” the rioters into the building.
Jim Acosta and Brian Stelter talked about the new tape on CNN Thursday. “I cannot get over how delusional this sounds,” said Acosta. “I mean, the lies. It’s just nuts. But does it sound like the former president is emboldened to spin even more outrageous lies about January 6th as time passes on the deadly attack? We see this video day after day. It sounds delusional to listen to what he is saying.”
“Yeah, emboldened is the word,” responded Stelter. “That is why this is relevant. We’ve seeing him over time dig in further and further and lies on this level are like a power trip. They are a challenge to the audience. Lies on this level, delusions on this level, you know, you’re daring people not to believe their eyes and own ears and daring people to deny what they know them to be true.”
Jim Acosta says Trump's latest 'delusional' lies about the insurrection invite his supporters to live in alternate reality. pic.twitter.com/FllEoH3zfQ
— PoliticusUSA (@politicususa) July 22, 2021
Acosta closed the segment