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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 has made it his life’s work to try to top anything that Barack Obama ever did. From the day he took office, the 45th president attempted to reverse everything done by the 44th.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“The declaration of the State of Emergency allowed the city to provide the additional personnel and equipment for this weekend’s political rally after it was requested by Cullman Regional,” according to reporting from AL.
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.
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.
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.
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.