This is what it’s really like being in the crowd at a 17,000-person Trump rally – Mirror Online


Standing among the crowd wearing Make America Great Again caps and T-shirts while some of them screamed “Shove gun control up your a**” and “Trump Rambo”, I was nervous.

Typically I’d cover Donald Trump’s rallies from either behind the penned barricades or from the safety of a live feed off a TV news channel.

But this time it was different.

For, after braving five hours waiting to board the Trump Train at the President’s latest 2020 re-election rally, I joined thousands of his supporters in Cincinnati’s 33C heat to become just another face in the crowd.

Like the President, I was more interested in how his base responded, and to what, opting this time to just listen to what they were saying to each other, and to Trump, instead of fact-checking his every word.

 

Source: This is what it’s really like being in the crowd at a 17,000-person Trump rally – Mirror Online

Climate change is devastating Central America, driving migrants to the U.S. border : NBC News


EL ROSARIO,  Honduras — On a late winter evening, the people of this remote village walked out of their tin-roofed houses and headed to the local health clinic, a small, brightly painted building that has become a lifeline and a community gathering place.

Worry crossed their faces as they crammed onto wooden benches outside the clinic, shuffling dust-covered cowboy boots and plastic sandals.

They had come with questions.

Last year, farmers here watched helplessly as drought withered their corn and bean crops for a fifth straight year. With nothing to sell and no food supplies to feed their families, they’ve entered this growing season without any reserves.

El Rosario is on the edge of hunger.

As the sun slid below the distant tree line, Nelson Mejia, a big, soft-spoken man in his fifties, stood before his neighbors and prepared to share words of advice. He has been farming in El Rosario almost all his life, and he knows that unless something changes soon, the village could starve — or its 500 residents could be forced to find a new home.

 

Source: Climate change is devastating Central America, driving migrants to the U.S. border : NBC News

HAHA! Trump Lies About Calling Meghan Markle ‘Nasty’ While His Own Campaign Posts The Proof! : PolitiZoom


Abraham Lincoln said, “No man has a good enough memory to be a successful liar.” That certainly applies to Trump. He either doesn’t remember calling Meghan Markle nasty or he’s lying about it and expects us to believe his reality du jour. Unfortunately, this story is hitting the press this week, as Trump gathers his spawn and their spouses for an official state visit to the UK. Great preamble to what is already set up to be a ludicrous, if not outright disastrous, episode in diplomatic relations between the UK and the United States.

 

Source: HAHA! Trump Lies About Calling Meghan Markle ‘Nasty’ While His Own Campaign Posts The Proof! : PolitiZoom

Trump v Pelosi: how a ‘stable genius’ president met his match | US news | The Guardian


It has been almost four years since Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign from the gilded escalator of Trump Tower. In that time he has come to be feared by Democrats and Republicans alike for his personal attacks that always seem to supremely rile his opponents.

Now he has finally met his match.

Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic speaker of the House, has spent the past 48 hours doing to Trump what he has done to so many others. She lifted up his skin, got under it, and began scratching furiously.

Asked at her weekly news conference on Thursday whether she was concerned about the president’s well-being, she replied: “I am,” adding she was also concerned about “the wellbeing of the United States of America”.

And then she delivered the coup de grace: “I wish that his family or his administration or staff would have an intervention for the good of the country. Maybe he wants to take a leave of absence.”

Coming on top of the previous day’s goading, in which Trump angrily flounced out of a White House meeting with her after Pelosi had accused him of being “engaged in a coverup”, the House speaker’s call for an intervention appeared to hit its mark.

 

Source: Trump v Pelosi: how a ‘stable genius’ president met his match | US news | The Guardian

William Barr is acting like Trump’s henchman | Austin Sarat | Opinion | The Guardian


William Barr has shown himself to be a loyal foot soldier for the president who appointed him. From his 24 March summary of the “principal conclusions” of the Mueller report to his press conference on the day he released a redacted version of the Mueller report to Congress, to his testimony on Wednesday before the Senate judiciary committee, Barr’s recent performances have demonstrated the extreme loyalty Donald Trump found wanting in his first attorney general, Jeff Sessions.

And what is good for the president is bad for America.

Barr’s appearance before the Senate judiciary committee and his refusal to appear on Thursday at a House judiciary committee hearing were just the latest disappointments for those who hoped his nomination and confirmation would once again make the office of attorney general a bulwark of the rule of law.

 

Source: William Barr is acting like Trump’s henchman | Austin Sarat | Opinion | The Guardian