The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

While speaking with reporters Tuesday in the Oval Office, President Donald Trump repeatedly called for an investigation into the “oranges” of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

The flub was apparently a mangling of the word “origins” — like many Republicans, the president has been trying to raise suspicions about the propriety of how the probe started, which has, in fact, been extensively reported on. Of course, anyone can mispronounce a word, or stumble over a sentence, and such slips are hardly noteworthy. But Trump repeatedly and clearly said the word “oranges” instead of “origins” and appeared unable to correct himself or even to realize that what he was saying was not only incorrect but, in context, ridiculous.

 

Trump also, bizarrely, claimed that his father was born in Germany, which is not true.

Some observers found the slips worrying:

 

 

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

On Wednesday, the House Rules Committee met to vote on whether the recommendation for charges of criminal contempt against former Trump campaign chair and Jan. 6 conspirator Steve Bannon would be forwarded to the full House. At the end of the hearing, the committee voted along party lines, which means that the full House could vote to drop Bannon's file on the Department of Justice by Thursday.

Keep reading... Show less

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued an emergency regulation back in June requiring hospitals and other health care settings to enforce COVID-19 safety practices. Now, OSHA is warning three states—Arizona, South Carolina, and Utah—that if they don't adopt those rules, the federal government will take over workplace safety enforcement.

Keep reading... Show less
x
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}