Trump’s election night speech appeared designed to undermine confidence in his own country’s election system. His latest tweets were no better.
Facebook on Thursday took down Trump campaign ads against antifa that prominently featured a symbol used by Nazis to designate political prisoners, a spokesperson for the company confirmed to The
Disturbing video of the incident offers a glimpse at how police are responding to peaceful demonstrations.
The president, who had urged Americans to return to church pews this weekend, did not do so himself.
In a truly brazen and stunningly corrupt moment in what was a broadly humiliating display for the United States all around, President Donald Trump made the suggestion at the G7 conference in France that the next conference should be held at his own resort in Miami.
Observers and experts quickly observed that this idea was likely illegal and potentially unconstitutional. Oops!
This video from the USA says about itself:
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By Eric London in the USA:
Campaign rally in North Carolina
Trump praises Democratic Party, denounces congresswomen as a crowd howls, “Send her back!”
18 July 2019
Donald Trump unleashed a fascistic diatribe against socialism last night as his supporters howled threats aimed at four Democratic congresswomen during a campaign rally in Greenville, North Carolina.
Supporters chanted “send her back!”
This tweet shows the reaction by the American Jewish Committee.
as Trump attacked Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar
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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.
A controversial, right-wing Labour councillor in the London borough of Haringey has been expelled from the Labour Party over her social media support for the ‘Change UK’ (CUK) party. Ms Blake was a close associate of Nora Mulready when she was in the Labour Party and of former council leader Claire Kober.
Ms Kober claimed she had been bullied out of her position but was revealed by the SKWAWKBOX to have prepared attack ‘dossiers’ against political opponents.
Nora Mulready is the ‘CUK’ candidate who has been criticised recently for ‘Islamophobic’ social media posts – and who left Labour the day before a disciplinary hearing regarding serious complaints about her conduct.
Cllr Blake shared a significant number of posts supporting CUK and attacking Labour, examples of which are shown below:
Conservative peer Sayeeda Warsi has been at the forefront of the campaign for the issue of Tory Islamophobia to be taken seriously – and today she castigated both a parliamentary colleague for his comments on the issue and the BBC for its response.
Smith told the BBC’s Politics Live that he had never seen any Islamophobia in his party, to Warsi’s disbelief:
The morning after the 2018 midterm elections, Donald Trump published a curious tweet that sounded like a threat: the president wrote that if the House Democratic majority launched investigations in Trump’s many scandals, Republicans would “likewise be forced to consider investigating them.”
A few hours later, at a White House press conference, Trump reiterated the threat, insisting he could direct the Republican-led Senate to examine “very questionable things” Democrats have done if the new House majority conducted vigorous oversight of him. It was at this same press conference that the president dismissed the idea of working with Congress at all in the midst of investigations.
“You can’t do them simultaneously, by the way,” he insisted. ‘Somebody says, ‘Oh, you can do ‘em both.’ No, you can’t. Because if they’re doing that, we’re not doing the other, just so you understand. So we won’t be doing that.”
In effect, Trump gave Democrats a choice between legislating and conducting oversight. Congress, in the president’s mind, could tackle substantive issues or it could examine his many scandals, but it couldn’t do both – because he wouldn’t allow it.
Early on in the president’s State of the Union address last night, Trump adopted a similar posture.
“An economic miracle is taking place in the United States – and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics, or ridiculous partisan investigations.
“If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just doesn’t work that way!”
None of this was ad-libbed; what he said was exactly as it appeared in the prepared text.
To my mind, these 48 words mattered more than anything else in the president’s 82-minute speech. With these three sentences, the Republican effectively gave away the game: Donald Trump is afraid of what investigations might produce.
On the surface, the details of the president’s rhetoric fell somewhere between wrong and odd. There is, for example, nothing “miraculous” about the current strength of the economy.