Tag: Donald Trump

Celebrating July 4th Like This Isn’t a Pandemic Will Cost Lives

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Coronavirus cases are on the rise in an overwhelming majority of states now, and Texas just mandated masks in public places. President Donald Trump is set for a super-spreader event at Mt. Rushmore, and Dr. Anthony Fauci is warning that a new […]

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Conservative Austerity Created the Mask Wars

As coronavirus cases soared this week in a number of states—not a few of them red—a handful of GOP leaders and right-wing pundits had a desperate message for conservatives: Wear a mask, please. Mike Pence now wears a mask; Arizona Governor Doug Ducey, who had previously blocked local governments from requiring masks, now calls them […]

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The Democrats’ Dumb Idea to Cut Pandemic Unemployment Benefits

However, Senate Democrats, led by Chuck Schumer, propose ratcheting down the $600 add-on according to an individual state’s unemployment rate. If unemployment is more than 11 percent, then people collecting benefits get the full $600. If it’s more than 10 percent but less than 11 percent, they get only $500. Benefits drop $100 for every […]

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Trump’s Extraordinary Gift for Self-Sabotage

This narrative has also been deployed repeatedly as a shield by Trump’s defenders, particularly since he took office. When the president said something offensive, they would note that the president was simply doing what he does best. Asked why the president suggested at a 2019 political rally that recently deceased former Democratic Congressman John Dingell […]

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Trump Big Mad at Black Lives Matter, Calls NYC Fifth Avenue Mural a ‘Symbol of Hate’

Demonstrators protesting the death of George Floyd hold up placards near the White House on June 1, 2020 in Washington, DC.Photo: OLIVIER DOULIERY (Getty Images) President Trump started his Wednesday morning the way he normally does. He woke from his sleeping coffin, pulled South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham from his woven cot and began punching […]

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Mary Trump’s Damning Tell-All Book About Trump’s ‘Fatal Flaws’ Is Coming Out After All

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. It looks like the explosive tell-all book by President Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, is coming out after all. On Wednesday evening, a New York State appeals court overturned a lower judge’s temporary restraining order on the book’s publisher, Simon & Schuster. The […]

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Mary Trump’s Damning Tell-All Book About Trump’s ‘Fatal Flaws’ Is Coming Out After All

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. It looks like the explosive tell-all book by President Trump’s niece, Mary Trump, is coming out after all. On Wednesday evening, a New York State appeals court overturned a lower judge’s temporary restraining order on the book’s publisher, Simon & Schuster. The […]

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Trump Says the Coronavirus Will Soon ‘Just Disappear’ as U.S. Breaks New Infection Record

Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA (Sipa via AP Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Back in February, President Donald Trump famously said that the coronavirus would be gone by April. Later in the month, he said it would be “close to zero” in a couple of days. In March […]

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Trump Says the Coronavirus Will Soon ‘Just Disappear’ as U.S. Breaks New Infection Record

Oliver Contreras/SIPA USA (Sipa via AP Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Back in February, President Donald Trump famously said that the coronavirus would be gone by April. Later in the month, he said it would be “close to zero” in a couple of days. In March […]

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Free Coronavirus Cooties With 1-Night Stay: Trump Hotel Busted For Not Cleaning Rooms

Photo: Margaret M Stewart (Shutterstock) If you’ve ever wondered why Donald Trump’s skin looks like a piece of Goldfish cracker-flavored beef jerky, it might be because he’s been sleeping on sperm-flavored pillowcases moistened with an assortment of random booty juices. Advertisement Also, there might be a murderer working at one of Trump’s businesses. I’m not […]

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Trump Is Willing to Defund Real Soldiers to Protect Statues of Racist Generals

Photo: SAUL LOEB (Getty Images) President Donald Trump, the man voted most likely to rub soft carrots all over his flaccid body, has weaponized Twitter once again by threatening to veto a national defense bill if an amendment from Sen. Elizabeth Warren (It should’ve been you and not Joe Biden!) demanding that military bases honoring […]

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The Viral Impotency of the Lincoln Project

Some Lincoln Project ads have focused on the perilous state of the economy and Trump’s failure to control the coronavirus, key pillars of Biden’s presidential campaign. But many others have taken a pettier approach. Recent ads have mocked the turnout for the president’s recent campaign rally in Tulsa, and suggested he was not physically well, […]

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Trump Would Rather Veto the Military Spending Bill Than Rename Bases That Honor Confederates

AP Photo/Chris Seward, File Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. President Donald Trump is drawing a line in the sand: Either U.S. military bases named after Confederate generals keep their monikers, or he’s vetoing the entire defense spending bill for this year. On Tuesday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren spoke […]

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Trump Was Briefed on Russian Bounties, So Why Is Everyone Lying?

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Trump knew. Everyone in the White House knows he knew. But the company line is to protect the president, so everyone in the White House is lying. It’s kind of the White House’s thing. Advertisement According to CNBC, President Donald Trump and everyone in the White House that is privy […]

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Uighur Lives Matter

There is a “climate of terror around having children” among China’s oppressed Uighur Muslim minority, according to a horrifying Associated Press report published on Monday. Over the last four years, the government has spent hundreds of millions to suppress the birth rate of Uighurs and other Muslims. Men have been imprisoned for having too many […]

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After Years of Student Protests, Princeton Strikes the Name of Segregationist President Woodrow Wilson From Its Buildings

Photo: Spiroview Inc (Shutterstock) Princeton announced Saturday that it was striking the name of former U.S. President Woodrow Wilson from its public and international affairs school as well as a residential building, citing his “racist thinking and policies” during his time in office, as well as his tenure as president of the famed Ivy League […]

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Twitch Joins Reddit in Cracking Down on Hate Speech, Forums Related to Trump

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Social media companies have consistently been under fire over the past three years for allowing President Donald Trump and his supporters to use their platform to promote hate speech, even though hate speech supposedly violates their terms of service. Now, both Reddit and Twitch have begun to crack down on […]

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Is Donald Trump’s Twitter Account Trying to Start a Race War?

Social StudiesThe Root’s Social Studies is a daily, curated, one-stop shop for all the funny, relevant and important content that should be trending on social media. No one knows John Winsmith or John McQueen. For 11 years, McQueen represented a South Carolina congressional district less than 20 miles from the place where I grew up […]

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Donald Trump Was Temporarily Banned From Twitch As Part Of A Crackdown On ‘Hateful Conduct’

Donald Trump has made a habit of running afoul of various social media pages’ terms of service, and it seems at least one has taken action by suspending his account. Gaming streaming site Twitch on Monday temporarily banned Trump’s Twitch channel, saying it violated its terms of service. It’s the latest channel to see a […]

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Standing Their Ground in Well-Manicured Yards

The first time I glanced at the images, I thought, my God, the Naval Academy is under attack. It was the only way my brain could process what I’d seen: a middle-aged white man wielding a semiautomatic AR-15 rifle, just outside the gated portico of a vast, shimmering Beaux-Arts structure whose lofty pillars, red-bricked decking, […]

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Corporations Withdraw Major Ad Dollars From Facebook Over the Company’s Lackluster Hate Speech Policies

Photo: Drew Angerer (Getty Images) Over the last month, companies large and small have paused their advertising on Facebook in an effort to push the social media giant to do more to stop the spread of hate on its platforms. The #StopHateforProfit campaign has amassed a huge roster of Facebook clients, including multinational conglomerate Unilever, […]

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The “Women’s Vote” Never Existed

Yet the broad migration of women to the Democrats is underlain by other demographic trends. Specifically, this political turn has largely been driven by women of color—Black, Latina, Native American, and Asian American women, all of whom vote for Democrats at higher rates than their white counterparts and who, together, constitute one of the fastest-growing […]

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D.C. Statehood Is a Test of Biden’s Political Courage

On Friday, House Democrats are all but certain to pass a bill making the District of Columbia the nation’s 51st state, marking the first time in history a house of Congress has formally approved statehood for the District. Naturally, the bill is doomed in the Senate for reasons President Donald Trump candidly explained in May. […]

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The U.S. Just Broke Its Coronavirus Record for the Second Day in a Row

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. The United States set another grim record on Thursday, with over 40,000 new coronavirus infections confirmed. And while governors across the country appeared to get the message, pressing pause on reopening plans, the president continued to dismiss the accelerating crisis. “Coronavirus deaths […]

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How the Confederates Conquered America’s “Home of the Infantry”

The historical record is unambiguous: Fort Benning was named for a white supremacist, by white supremacists, as part of a national campaign to enshrine a white supremacist narrative of the Civil War. And the Army has allowed the name to stand for more than a century. Founded in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1894, the UDC held […]

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The Trump Cult Is Loyal to an Ideology, Not the Man

Trump’s incessant clashes with his aides and the Republican establishment have long been a feature of his life in politics. The media nonetheless tends to obscure how their conflicts are often more about style, temperament or decorum than about substantive policy disagreements. Applebaum’s essay, titled History Will Judge the Complicit, focuses on individual choice and […]

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The Trump Cult Is Loyal to an Ideology, Not the Man

Trump’s incessant clashes with his aides and the Republican establishment have long been a feature of his life in politics. The media nonetheless tends to obscure how their conflicts are often more about style, temperament or decorum than about substantive policy disagreements. Applebaum’s essay, titled History Will Judge the Complicit, focuses on individual choice and […]

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How the Confederates Conquered America’s “Home of the Infantry”

The historical record is unambiguous: Fort Benning was named for a white supremacist, by white supremacists, as part of a national campaign to enshrine a white supremacist narrative of the Civil War. And the Army has allowed the name to stand for more than a century. Founded in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1894, the UDC held […]

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