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Trump’s Staff Can’t Keep Their Stories Straight, So He Wants To End Press Briefings

(Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

On Friday, your president threw a temper tantrum and threatened to end all White House press briefings for good because his staff has a hard time keeping their stories straight.

Trump made his comments after the reasons he gave for firing FBI Director James Comey during an NBC interview on Thursday were directly contradicted by statements made by others in the White House including Vice President Mike Pence, meaning the various explanations were at best misleading, and at worst, flat out lies.

Let’s be honest: no one really believes anything coming out of the mouths of this administration any longer. We are all just sitting around waiting for it to self-destruct.

Read  Trump Threatens to End White House Press Briefings Because His Staff Can’t Keep Their Stories Straight on The Root.

Donald Trump Was Planning to Visit FBI Headquarters, But the FBI Was Like ‘Nah, Stay Home’

This is hilarious.

After firing James Comey on Tuesday, Donald Trump figured he would crawl go down to FBI headquarters for a visit. Too bad the FBI was like, that’s OK, Donald. We cool. You don’t have to come.

Administration officials said that idea was dropped later Thursday after the FBI told the White House “the optics would not be good,” according to NBC. Apparently, no one at the FBI was ready to make fake smiles and cheers for a photo opp with the man who had just “unceremoniously sacked a very popular director.”

Source: Donald Trump Was Planning to Visit FBI Headquarters, But the FBI Was Like ‘Nah, Stay Home’

“Jared Goes To Iraq!” is the picture story we all need in our lives

First son-in-law Jared Kushner has no business going to Iraq and meeting with U.S. military officials, yet here we are.

This offering from Task and Purpose is a hilarious take on Kushner’s visit with Gen. Joe Dunford in Iraq.

Share it with your friends.

Jared went to college at Harvard and business school at NYU. He went to the same business school as retired general Ray Odierno’s son! Ray Odierno’s son was also an Army officer who lost his right arm and one of his soldiers in Iraq.Jared never saw Iraq before; he was busy helping his dad buy a New York skyscraper with borrowed money. But now he’s going off to see the war!

Source: Jared Goes To Iraq! A Picture Story

Donald Trump Lied When He Said He Did Not Meet With Russians During the Election

Russian ambassador to the US Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

We already know that our sitting president is not the paragon of truth, and we’ve long suspected that his ties to Russia run deeper than he would like to admit, but the truth always comes to light, and this is no different.

Donald Trump met with the Russian ambassador personally on April 27, 2016, and according to ThinkProgress, the Wall Street Journal reported on it at the time, but the report did not gain notice until it was picked up on agan by AMERICAblog News.

Trump was delivering a major foreign policy speech, and Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak was apparently sitting front row at the invitation-only event.

ThinkProgress notes that Russia was pleased with Trump’s speech at the time.

During a February 16 press conference, Trump said, “Russia is a ruse. I have nothing to do with Russia. Haven’t made a phone call to Russia in years. Don’t speak to people from Russia.”

ThinkProgress reports that Trump said his contacts with Russia were limited to talking twice with Vladimir Putin after election day.

Later, on February 20, Trump spokesperson Sarah Sanders also denied that the Trump campaign had contact with Russia.

From ThinkProgress:

We’ve since learned that at least four members of the Trump campaign — Jeff Sessions, Michael Flynn, Carter Page, and J.D. Gordon — talked with Russian officials during the campaign.

Sessions, now the Attorney General, recused himself from any investigation of the Trump campaigns contacts with Russia after he falsely told the Judiciary Committee he had not met with any Russian officials.

Trump’s own meeting with Kislyak raises further questions about the nature of the Trump campaign’s relationship with Russia and why the Trump administration won’t come clean about the extent of their contacts.

At what point are we going to start looking at all this evidence of Russian involvement with the Trump administration and the 2016 election and start using it to get these people out of office? Once again, it’s like Russia itself is screaming from the Summer Jam screen, but Congress is pretending not to see and too scared to listen.

This is not how any of this is supposed to work.

Source: “Trump personally met with Russian ambassador during campaign” – ThinkProgress

Donald Trump calling the media ‘the enemy of the American people’ is propaganda

Donald Trump has been consistently attacking the media, and his hyperbole reached a frenzy point Friday when he said the media is “the enemy of the American people.”

While the president has been hypercritical of the news media, until now, he has not gone on record as saying the media is an enemy of the country. He seems to take issue with the media not being his public relations machine but rather doing its job as the watchdog of society, providing important information to the public on an administration that has had a rocky first four weeks.

Source: Trump’s Attempts to Create A Common Enemy Out of the American Media Are Very Orwellian

I have a lot more thoughts forming on this and why it’s extremely dangerous, but I will say that making a declaration such as this is essentially censure and it could lead to actual censorship.

This man has got to be stopped.

Clinton, Obama urge disappointed backers to reconcile themselves to Trump’s win

President Obama and Hillary Clinton have both come out to ask that everyone fall in line, accept President-elect Donald Trump’s victory, and support his transition into power as the White House is set to become Republican for the first time in eight years.

The calls for a national political reconciliation underscored the seismic political realignment now underway in Washington after Clinton’s crushing loss to the New York businessman. Both the president and his former Secretary of State told their supporters not to despair as Republicans rejoiced at the idea that they will control both the legislative and executive branch in two and-a-half months.

I’m not sure how we are all supposed to function in the wake of what is happening in the country right now. Sure, the government won’t officially change hands for another two months, but the writing is already on the wall — we’re doomed.

The Clinton loss exposes the national divide along the lines of race and class, and still she encourages those who supported her to give Trump “a chance to lead.”

She also called on women to pick up where she left off and continue to make the push for the White House, an indication that she will not run again in four years.

“We need you to keep up these fights,” Clinton said in New York, making special mention of the many women who hoped she was on her way to become the first female president.

“I know how disappointed you feel because I feel it, too,” said Clinton, less than 24 hours after calling the president-elect to concede after his history-shaping run that defied pollsters and galvanized legions of aggrieved voters in a loud repudiation of the status quo. “This is painful, and it will be for a long time.”

Indeed it is. Clinton is encouraging her female supporters to continue the push to the White House in a world where a xenophobic misogynist just won the presidency. A man who had no shame in admitting he sexually assaults women and sees nothing wrong with it is the leader of our country, and young women and girls are supposed to believe that they can comfortably ascend to that position.

As if.

President Obama made his remarks at the White House in front of reporters in the Rose Garden.

“Now, everybody is sad when their side loses an election, but the day after we have to remember that we’re actually all on one team. This is an intramural scrimmage,” Obama said, vowing to work to ensure a smooth transition for the president-elect.

“That’s what the country needs — a sense of unity, a sense of inclusion, a respect for our institutions, our way of life, rule of law, and respect for each other.”

It is disingenuous for both Obama and Clinton to encourage us to embrace ideals that are the complete antithesis of what won Trump the election. He campaigned on everything that divides us as a nation, but most especially race and class. To pretend otherwise is to do a disservice to us all, and to expect those of us left in the trenches to do all the work of putting it back together again is akin to telling the abused to go back and make up with their abusers.

That shit just won’t happen anytime soon.

 

 

Source: Clinton, Obama urge disappointed backers to reconcile themselves to Trump’s win – The Washington Post

Trump sexual assault allegations: The floodgates are open.

Donald Trump is a disgusting pig. I have seen people asking why all these allegations are just now coming to light. Please don’t do this. Unless you have been sexually assaulted yourself, then you will never understand the pain, shame, and trauma victims suffer in the aftermath. It is at times paralyzing, and makes it hard to want to come forward. In fact, people questioning sexual assault victims and their motives for telling their stories makes it hard to come forward.

Maybe people like you are the reason they don’t come forward.

A Miss Teen USA 2001 contestant told the Guardian today that Trump “deliberately walked in” on her and another contestant in their dressing rooms “while they were naked and getting dressed for a rehearsal”; this report followed a Buzzfeed story alleging that Trump, during the 1997 pageant, intentionally walked into a communal dressing room being used by girls as young as 15. In yet another report from today, CBS News produced a 1992 video from Entertainment Tonight shot at Trump Tower: “In the clip, Trump asks one of the 10-year-old girls if she’s ‘going up the escalator.’ When the girl replies, ‘yeah,’ Trump turns to the camera and says: ‘I am going to be dating her in 10 years. Can you believe it?’”

Source: Trump sexual assault allegations: The floodgates are open.

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