Opinion: I Blame Donald Trump for Spreading COVID In The Rose Garden

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From the very beginning of the Covid pandemic, Donald Trump did everything wrong. He ignored the warnings in his intel briefings. Then he denied it was here. After that, he claimed the pandemic was a hoax invented by the “Democrat Party” because even a pandemic was really all about him. He did nothing until it was virtually uncontrollable, then, when he suggested drinking bleach, he claimed he was following the science. read more

Typically Candidates Only Speak Once at Convention. Trump Will Speak Every Night of the RNC.

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Over the last few months, while the COVID-19 pandemic has raged out of control, Republican senators and congresspeople have remained silent. This behavior has highlighted just how tight a grip ovr the party that Donald Trump has over the party.

Another example of this iron grip will be evident during August’s Republican National Convention. Normally, the party’s candidate only speaks once. In 2020, Trump will be speaking each night of the event.

According to the Wall St. Journal, “[Trump] be actively incorporated throughout the four-day convention, including one day when the president will honor doctors, nurses and other workers on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

There will also be no shortage of appearances by the President’s children during the debate. While conventions are usually used to introduce America to the party’s up and coming starts, the RNC will feature speeches by Donald Jr., Eric, Ivanka and Tiffany Trump.

Melania Trump will also be making a speaking appearance one of the nights of the convention. The First Lady’s 2016 was heavily criticized for borrowing heavily from Michelle Obama’s 2008 Democratic National Convention speech.

Trump will also use the event to rail against socialism. The Journal reports, “[the campaign]

is planning to feature former residents from Cuba or Venezuela… who will admonish the policies of the Democratic Party, which the president has compared with socialism.” read more

Trump Was Reportedly “Dreading Facing Melania” after the Access Hollywood Tape

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Donald Trump was afraid to face his wife following the leak of the infamous Access Hollywood tape. A new book about the First Lady outlines the fall out in their relationship.

Trump’s comments about women on Access Hollywood became an issue during the 2016 election. The then Republican candidate told a TV host in 2005 that he could “grab them by the pussy.”

Following the tape’s release to the public, Trump was nervous about seeing Melania Trump, according to The Art of Her Deal,  a new book by journalist Mary Jordan.

“Trump was quiet,” Jordan writes. “[Former New Jersey Governor [Chris] Christie knew what Trump was dreading: facing Melania.”

“Trump was so embarrassed that, as one person in the room recalled, ‘He turned red; red was coming up his neck to his ears,” the book claims.

“‘I think he understood early on that it was going to create ramifications for him at home, too,'” Jordan goes on to quote.

Christie, who played a major role in Trump’s campaign, reportedly explained: “Everybody was saying, ‘You should go upstairs and see Melania. Why don’t you go upstairs now and see Melania?'”

“That night he seemed frightened to go face his wife,” another one of Jordan’s sources said.

When Trump finally did speak to Melania, she showed off her “fury quietly and deliberately.” She was also worried that the release of the tape could cost them the presidency.

“Now you could lose,” Melania reportedly told Trump. “You could have blown this for us.”

The future First Lady eventually issued a public rebuke of her husband, though the same statement also defended his character. Mary Jordan’s book has been controversial, but she is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.

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Melania Trump Blocked Ivanka’s Attempt to Rename First Lady’s Office the “First Family Office”

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Ivanka Trump tried to get the First Lady’s Office renamed during the early days of her father’s presidency. According to a new book, Donald Trump’s eldest daughter made an early power play.

The President’s daughter wanted the First Lady’s Office renamed the “First Family Office” and pushed for the change in 2017. Trump had just become president.

At the time, First Lady Melania Trump was still living in New York with her son Barron and Ivanka was enjoying the perks of the East Wing – the part of the White House reserved for the First Lady.

In The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump, author Mary Jordan claims the First Lady delayed moving to Washington, D.C. as leverage to renegotiate her prenuptial agreement.

It was during this period that the President’s daughter tried to gain greater influence. One power move involved trying to rename her stepmother’s office to reflect the Trump family’s role.

Melania Trump blocked the attempt and once she arrived in the White House, she took steps to prevent Ivanka making similar moves.

“With Melania away, Ivanka used the private theater, with its plush red seats, and enjoyed other White House perks,” Jordan writes in Washington Post.

“Some said she treated the private residence as if it were her own home. Melania did not like it. When she and Barron finally moved in, she put an end to the ‘revolving door’ by enforcing firm boundaries.”

The administration has denied there is any truth in these claims.

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Melania Trump Delayed Moving to White House to Renegotiate Her Prenup

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Melania Trump reportedly put off moving to Washington, D.C. in order to renegotiate her prenuptial agreement with the President. Mrs. Trump famously stayed in New York at the beginning of this administration.

According to a new report in The Washington Post, the First Lady remained in New York City after Trump’s inauguration as leverage to negotiate  a better prenuptial agreement.

At the time, the official explanation was that Mrs. Trump wanted her son, Barron, to finish the school year without disruption. Her decision led to speculation.

A new book The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump, claims she stayed behind as a negotiating tactic. The book’s author is Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan.

The First Lady was reportedly upset by revelations that became public during the campaign regarding Trump’s behavior toward women.

In particular, the infamous Access Hollywood tape may have prompted her to seek better terms.

In a hot mic moment with presenter Billy Bush, Trump said he could do what he wanted to women because he was a celebrity, even claiming he could “grab them by the pussy.”

Melania Trump used her time in New York to calm down following the incident and, importantly, “to amend her financial arrangement with Trump—what Melania referred to as ‘taking care of Barron.’”

President Trump has been divorced twice. His divorce from Marla Maples has been the subject of much media reporting.

Trump reportedly placed strict conditions on his financial support of their daughter Tiffany.

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Trump Campaign Orders Red, Trump-Branded Face Masks

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The Trump campaign has branched out into a new type of merchandise – face masks. Though the President has declined to wear one, his reelection campaign could soon be selling them.

The Wall Street Journal reported on Friday that Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign has ordered red masks branded with “Trump” as part of its appeal to senior citizens.

The campaign may give the masks away or distribute them in exchange for political donations. They already sell a wide range of merchandise, including the infamous red hats.

The president's re-election campaign has ordered red, Trump-branded face masks for supporters. Campaign officials have discussed giving away the masks at events or in return for donations.
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