Tag: Donald Trump

#TheSquad Claps Back at Trump’s ‘Go Back’ to Your Own Country Comments, Saying They Won’t Take the Bait

U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) speaks as Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), and Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) listen during a press conference at the Capitol, July 15, 2019. Photo: Alex Wroblewski (Getty) Congress’ Fab Freshmen squaded up against Donald Trump Monday, calling his attacks on them racist click bait that wasn’t going to deter […]

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Trump and His Deplorables

Hillary Clinton had a point. In September 2016, the Democratic presidential candidate, criticized some of her rival’s supporters for backing him. “You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?” she said at a fundraiser in New York. “The racist, sexist, […]

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If You Helped a Racist Become the Most Powerful Person in America, Then You’re a Racist Too

Photo: David McNew (Getty Images) Legally, Lakeith Smith is a murderer. When he was 15 years old, police officers confronted Lakeith and a group of friends after the teenagers allegedly burglarized a home in Millbrook, Ala. One of the boys, 16-year-old A’Donte Washington, “brandished” a gun, according to police, forcing officers to shoot Washington four […]

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Trump Says Racist Nonsense Because He Means It and Because He Knows He Can Win on It

Photo: Photo by Alex Wong (Getty Images) Donald Trump, in a series of tweets from Sunday night to well into Monday morning, doubled down on his racist, xenophobic criticism of four Democratic congresswomen, Reps. Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, and Ayanna Pressley. After calling on the congresswomen to go back to their countries and […]

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Geraldo Rivera Is Being Dragged Online For Saying Donald Trump Is ‘Better Than’ His Racist Tweets

Getty Image Donald Trump getting slammed for something controversial he said is an everyday occurrence, but a tweet thread he dropped Sunday led to even more backlash than usual. While attacking the “squad,” the quartet comprised of first-year congresswomen of color online, he told them they should “go back” to their home countries, even though […]

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Trump’s Telling Several Congresswomen Of Color To ‘Go Back’ Where They Came From Predictably Backfired

Getty Image Noting that President Donald Trump says sexist, racist and xenophobic things on Twitter (and in person) is a moot point. Even so, every once in a while, his latest early morning diatribe will be enough of something new to garner even more criticism (and, sadly, acclaim) than his usual outbursts. In this regard, […]

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Trump Team Says Video Clears Him of Nonconsensual Kiss Claim; Other Side Says Not So Fast

Photo: Getty A video of an encounter between Donald Trump and a then campaign aide clears him of her claims that he kissed her without consent, lawyers for Trump say, while the woman’s attorney says otherwise. Trump lawyer Charles Harder released a 15-second video to the media this week, saying it clearly shows Alva Johnson, […]

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Alan Dershowitz: Sure I Got a Massage at Jeffrey Epstein’s Mansion, but I Kept My Underwear On

Photo: John Lamparski (Getty Images) Welp, welcome to the slippery sleazy slope that comes with billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s recent arrest for child sex trafficking. Internet sleuths have uncovered a 2015 video of Harvard attorney and Epstein’s friend, Alan Dershowitz, who worked to get Epstein a sweetheart deal in a 2008 plea agreement, admitted to getting […]

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Paul Ryan Continues His Ascent From Slug to Spineless Jellyfish in New Book on Trump

Photo: Alex Edelman (Getty Images) There is a saying in the streets for when someone talks trash about a person they were scared to fight after that adversary isn’t around to harm them. It’s called “pump-faking.” Former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) is 1993 New York Knicks’ Charles Smith in the closing seconds. According to […]

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Appeals Court Refuses to Block Trump Rule That Would Cut Planned Parenthood Funding

Photo: Michael Thomas (Getty) In a major setback for Planned Parenthood, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that a Trump ban on funding clinics that refer women to abortion providers can take effect while the court weighs the overall merits. Federal law has long banned use of federal funding to pay for abortions, but monies […]

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Trump Ends Fight to Add Citizenship Question to Census — He’ll Just Comb Through Fed Records to Get That Info

Donald Trump discusses the citizenship question and the 2020 census while flanked by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross (left) and Attorney General William Barr, in the Rose Garden of the White House, July 11, 2019.Photo: Alex Wong (Getty) Forget the census, Donald Trump conceded Thursday. The administration will get the citizenship information it wants by scouring […]

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Trump Assembles His Gang of Social-Media Deplorables

Donald Trump’s war against the media reached perhaps its weirdest point on Thursday afternoon when the president hosted a “social media summit” that excluded Facebook and Twitter, but included a number of right-wing conspiracy-mongers, provocateurs, and grifters. Defending the summit earlier in the day, he argued that he would be showcasing the future of media—and […]

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Twitter Went Down Across The Globe, And Everyone Has Jokes (And Conspiracy Theories)

Getty Image Twitter went down for users across the globe for about an hour on Thursday. As Cnet reports, many were confronted with a landing page that read, “Something is technically wrong” whenever they tried to log in during the early afternoon (on the United States east coast, that is). Their official account cheekily posted […]

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DHS Officials Say Massive Deportation Raids Will Start This Weekend; More than 2,000 Undocumented Immigrants, Including Families, Targeted

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), officers prepare for morning raids to arrest undocumented immigrants on April 11, 2018 in New York City.Photo: John Moore (Getty Images) Department of Homeland Security officials have told the New York Times that mass arrests of undocumented immigrants will hit at least 10 U.S. cities on Sunday. The Donald Trump-sanctioned […]

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Trump Doesn’t Know What Kidneys Are or Where They Are Located, Tells Crowd ‘The Kidney Has a Very Special Place in the Heart’

Photo: Alex Wong (Getty Images) On Wednesday, President Horseshoe Von Dingleberry signed an executive order to aid those suffering from kidney disease in hopes of reducing the life-threatening disease by 25 percent over the next 11 years. The administration also promised to move patients on dialysis away from commercial treatments in centers to more low-cost, […]

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2 Men Make a Federal Case Out of Being Blocked on Twitter by the Notorious AOC

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezPhoto: Alex Wong (Getty) Conservative critics of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are coming for the New York progressive, saying what’s good for the goose is good for the gander when it comes to being blocked from blocking trolls folks on Twitter. Dov Hikind, a former New York state assemblyman, and Joseph “Joey Salads” Saladino, […]

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Alexander Acosta’s Trumpian Non-Apology

It was already clear before this week that Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta, as a federal prosecutor a decade ago, had mishandled the Jeffrey Epstein case: He gave the well-connected hedge-fund manager the deal of a lifetime for sex-trafficking underage girls, immunized his co-conspirators from potential charges, and denied his victims a chance for justice. […]

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The President’s Personal Fourth of July Party Has Bankrupted D.C.’s Security Fund

People gather on the National Mall during President Donald Trump’s speech during Fourth of July festivities on July 4, 2019 in Washington, DC.Photo: Stephanie Keith (Getty Images) Remember just a few weeks ago when the president planned a “my dicktatorship is bigger than yours” July Fourth event in which he wanted tanks and jets and sparklers […]

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