President Trump, who was called a “short-fingered vulgarian” in the 1980s, is still feeling insecure about his hands. He brought up the size of his hands at a Hurricane Irma relief location run by the Red Cross in Florida, as he was handing out food. Trump claimed his hands were “too big” for the gloves.
Republican strategist Rick Wilson is among President Trump’s most intense critics. As right-wingers melted down over Trump’s decision to work with Democrats to save DACA recipients from deportation, Wilson was thoroughly enjoying himself.
A resolution offering forceful condemnation of white supremacists, neo-Nazis and other hate groups was passed unanimously by both chambers of Congress and sent to President Donald Trump’s desk on Tuesday. The language leaves no room for equivocation, explicitly condemning the vehicular killing of Heather Heyer as a “domestic terrorist attack.”
The GQ special correspondent explained that Trump managed to completely blow past the morning without a single tweet about 9/11, despite his propensity for tweeting incessantly. Later that day, Trump did tweet twice, but both were self-aggrandizing posts that looked like personal publicity ads.
President Donald Trump was apparently a huge fan of the Steve Bannon interview on “60 Minutes” with Charlie Rose. Bannon railed against Republicans for not being extreme enough, engaged in anti-immigrant rhetoric and called former FBI director James Comey’s firing the “biggest mistake in modern political history.” He also called the Russia investigation a “waste of time.”
Shortly after Attorney General Jeff Sessions broke the news that Trump would be ending the “Dreamers” program, also known as Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Alfonso Aguilar appeared on CNN to voice his disgust. “It’s insulting and sad,” said the president of Latino Partnership for Conservative Principles. “If the goal of the President of the United States is to deal with ‘heart,’ as he said, with DACA recipients, then the president failed miserably.”
President Donald Trump is expected to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals policy before September 5th. On that day, more than 10 states’ attorneys general will sue the Trump administration to kill DACA. Almost no one believes the Trump administration will defend the policy. But to end it would represent a profound moral failure, because the individuals punished would be those who have never broken the law of their own will.
White supremacist Chris Cantwell’s violent racism has finally landed him behind bars. Cantwell’s bigotry and toxic masculinity were featured prominently in a Vice documentary about the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville. Last week, a video went viral showing Cantwell in tears over discovering there was a warrant out for his arrest. He probably didn’t like being banned for life from OKCupid either.
Palm Beach Daily News reports that a whopping 16 charities are refusing to hold previously scheduled events at President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida. Trump’s comments in defense of white supremacists after the Charlottesville terror attack have made him radioactive across the political spectrum.
I spent most of my life inside the Evangelical Christian community. I’ve watched society puzzle over its relationship to white supremacy. Evangelical leaders seem oddly removed from the discussion, condemning racism but doing nothing pro-active about the problem. There’s a reason for this phenomenon.
In his Friday New York Times column, Paul Krugman outlined a new “axis of climate evil” that includes the fossil fuel industry, anti-regulation corporate defenders (like the Wall Street Journal editorial page) and the usual GOP suspects.
President Trump’s senior policy adviser Stephen Miller made an appearance on Fox News Tuesday, offering some of his most naked propaganda to date. According to Miller, the president who flubbed his attempt to destroy the country’s health care system and sends daily tweets in stream-of-consciousness fragments is actually a misunderstood genius.
Al Gore reportedly drew appreciative laughs from a European audience at a premiere of his new documentary when he insinuated that President Donald Trump might be ejected from office. Gore is touring the globe with his latest environmental film, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power.”
Confidence in President Donald Trump continues to tumble, as CNN announces he’s never polled lower as president. The CNN/SSRS poll found that a mere 38 percent of respondents rank the president’s performance positively, while 56 percent say they disapprove. When asked to rate Trump’s first six months, Trump’s approval drops to 36 percent.
Yesterday, a National Rifle Association spokesperson appeared on NRATV—the NRA network—to defend NRA positions with an NRATV host. Yet somehow, the messaging still managed to go off-the-rails.
The “Veterans Equal Access” amendment will not move to debate on the House floor. GOP lawmakers wouldn’t allow it to be included in the House’s proposed VA funding bill for next year, effectively killing it.