Tag: Donald Trump

The White House Report on Supreme Court Reform Made a Glaring Omission

So, with court-packing off the table, what is left? Some reform proposals have suggested requiring the court to hear cases in panels, similar to the practice used by the federal appellate courts, or rotating justices between the lower federal courts and the Supreme Court. The draft materials suggested that a rotation system as articulated by […]

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A Capitol Rioter Represented Himself in Court and It Went Very, Very Wrong

Demonstrators attempt to enter the U.S. Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. (Eric Lee/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. A Jan. 6 Capitol rioter admitted to new crimes he hadn’t been accused of during a court hearing […]

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A Jan 6th Rioter/Infowars Host Says The Charges Against Him Should Be Dropped Because He’s Like ‘Jesus Or The Dalai Lama’

Legally speaking, there are a handful of (legitimate) reasons a person being charged with a crime could cite for having their case dismissed: No probable cause, illegal search, lost evidence, or lack of evidence are just some of them. However, the judge overseeing the case against Infowars personality Owen Shroyer might have heard a totally […]

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A Conspiracy of Whiteness: Did an ESPN Insider’s Email Inadvertently Reveal How the NFL Blackballed Colin Kaepernick?

Advertisement Think about it—during contentious secret negotiations between the most powerful league in sports and the majority-Black players union led by a Black man, Schefter allowed a representative of the white billionaire owners to dictate the public narrative. Of course, most reporters curate personal relationships as sources, and Schefter is no different. But tilting the […]

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The Story Behind Donald’s Bizarre Statement About Republicans Not Voting

In a July op-ed in The Washington Post, Ruth Ben-Ghiat wrote: “Authoritarians use propaganda and corruption to get their people to see violence differently—as a civic duty and a righteous course of action when the nation is threatened. And so it is today with the Republican Party, many members of which have decreed that nothing […]

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The Republican War on Vaccine Mandates Will Not End Well for Them

Democrats have struggled to regain control of the narrative, in part because they have spent most of the summer griping over a bill that has little to do with the pandemic, at least not directly. The Build Back Better Act and its accompanying infrastructure bill were designed for a post-Covid world that hasn’t yet materialized; […]

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Who Is Jeffrey Clark, and How Did He Try to Destroy Democracy?

To watchdog groups, Clark has been a person of interest for months. In August, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington urged Attorney General Merrick Garland to look into whether Clark broke federal law for following Trump in trying to use the Justice Department to cast doubt on the 2020 election results. In the […]

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Trump Keeps Telling People Not to Vote

Former President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Iowa State Fairgrounds on October 09, 2021 in Des Moines, Iowa. This is Trump’s first rally in Iowa since the 2020 election. (Scott Olson/Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Last December, then-President Donald Trump and […]

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Blacks For Trump: Notable African Americans Unwavering In Their Support Of All Things MAGA

Source: CHANDAN KHANNA / Getty Believe it not, Donald Trump gained a portion of his votes from Black people during the 2020 election. But what was it about his fear-mongering, disrespectful banter and obnoxious behavior that enticed these Blacks for Trump to cast their vote in his favor? A National Exit Poll conducted by the […]

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A Requiem for Donald Trump’s Grift Factory

Some of the guests of Trump’s hotel checked in with a different sort of baggage. Trump’s inaugural committee, which raised funds through private donations, pushed cash into his hotel in 2017 at such high rates that some planners raised concerns that the Trump Organization was overcharging them. Lobbyists of all stripes bought rooms and dined […]

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The Laughable Defenses of Trump’s Personal Coup Lawyer

Why did they rest their defense of Eastman on this fallacious foundation? I am not telepathic, so I cannot say for certain why Klingenstein and Williams took this approach. Perhaps they were misinformed about the nature of the criticism that Eastman had faced. Maybe they came across some criticism of him that I have missed. […]

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Amid Fake Outrage Over Kamala Harris’ NASA Video, Never Forget Trump Hired People To Cheer For Him

NewsOne Featured Video The latest attempted right-wing smear attack of Vice President Kamala Harris has backfired in spectacular fashion after revealing itself as fake outrage over a promotional video encouraging children to get interested in the decidedly uncontroversial topic of science. Conservatives were so busy trying to discredit the vice president that they failed to […]

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MAGA Gun Church That Worships With AR-15s Has Bought a Giant Mountain Property in Tennessee

The MAGA-loving religious sect that worships with AR-15s has purchased a 130-acre property on a mountain in eastern Tennessee to serve as a “training center” and holy ground for its devoted, gun-toting followers, VICE News has learned.  The latest property acquisition is more evidence that Pastor Hyung Jin “Sean” Moon, a fervent conspiracy theorist and […]

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Trump Recorded a Birthday Video for Capitol Rioter Ashli Babbitt

Twitter/JewishVoice // Maryland MVA/Courtesy of the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office via AP Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Former President Donald Trump recorded a video message praising Ashli Babbitt, the […]

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Mitch McConnell And Tom Cotton Reportedly Plotted In Secret To Kneecap Trump’s Deranged Attempt To Steal The 2020 Election

With Donald Trump firmly out of office and enjoying(?) his retirement at Mar-a-Lago, the political tell-alls seem to be flocking to the shelves. The latest insider’s account of Trump’s final days in office sheds some light on how his biggest allies — GOP senators Tom Cotton and Mitch McConnell — managed to help derail his […]

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MAGA QAnon’s 2 Biggest Celebrities Are at War

Attorney Lin Wood (L), once a member of President Donald Trump’s legal team, speaks at a rally on Dec. 2, 2020, in Alpharetta, Ga. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R) speaks at a rally in Rome, Ga. on Aug. 7, 2021. (Photos: AP Photo/Ben Margot and Troy Stolt/Chattanooga Times Free Press via AP) Unraveling viral disinformation and […]

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Public Affairs Outlet C-SPAN Dragged For Plan To Air Trump Rally When He’s Neither A Candidate Nor An Elected Official

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Scott Olson / Getty Public affairs outlet C-SPAN got dragged on Twitter Saturday over the decision to air former President Donald Trump’s latest rally. C-SPAN framed the event as coverage of a 2024 presidential candidate, but some users pointed out that Trump has not declared candidacy for president Dean Obeidallah, the […]

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The GOP Plot to Steal Wisconsin Is Off to a Ridiculous Start

A Trump supporter holds a sign at a protest during the 2020 Presidential election outside the TCF Center in Detroit, Michigan, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 5. 2020 (Emily Elconin/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. No one, apparently, has learned from the mistakes of Arizona and […]

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‘Complete Bull’: Anderson Cooper Lost It Over A GOP Congressman’s Refusal To Admit That Trump Lost The Election

At this point, it’s almost hard to keep track of just how many times Donald Trump has lost the 2020 presidential election in Maricopa County, Arizona. His most recent embarrassment occurred when the Cyber Ninjas, the cyber experts he and his supporters entrusted with uncovering the real election results in the Arizona county, (re)confirmed that […]

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Donald Trump Can Still Trigger a Major Constitutional Crisis

The House committee has already interviewed Donoghue. An ongoing question over the investigation is how far the select committee can go in forcing aides to a former president or the former president himself to give information. The Trump aides defying the subpoenas could, if convicted of contempt of Congress, face fines as high as $100,000 […]

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Trump Got Racist About Haiti on Fox, for Old Times’ Sake

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Former President Donald Trump went on Fox News Thursday night to suggest that it would be a “death wish” to allow Haitian migrants into the U.S. because they “probably have AIDS,” an echo of racist comments he made during his presidency referring to […]

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Trump Supporters Have Already Turned on the Cyber Ninjas

A supporter of U.S. President Donald Trump holds a sign at a ‘Stop the Steal’ protest as President-elect Joe Biden is declared the winner of the U.S. presidential election, in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S., on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. (Cheney Orr/Bloomberg via Getty Images) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s […]

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Republican Senators Were Roasted On CNN For Using The ‘Sideshow Bob Defense’ From ‘The Simpsons’ To Excuse Trump’s Attempted Coup

The Senate Judiciary Committee released a report on Thursday that detailed Diet Coke fanatic/former-president Donald Trump’s persistent efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election with baseless claims of voter fraud. “Trump directly asked the Justice Department nine times to undermine the election result,” according to CNN, “and White House chief of staff Mark […]

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The Ugly Bipartisan Obsession with the “Right” Number of Immigrants

As the number and variety of immigrants grew, so did the modern restrictionist movement. John Tanton, an ophthalmologist from Michigan, pioneered this rise, using environmental concerns about population growth, trendy in the ‘70s, to argue for stopping immigration. Tanton, who was interested in eugenics, left a legacy in Washington D.C.: He founded a number of […]

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Donald Trump Is Apparently So Addicted To Diet Coke That He Kicked Off A Meeting With Ukraine’s President By Whining About Not Being Served Any

Former White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham’s new book is the gift that keeps on giving — unless you’re Donald Trump and would rather your attempts to bribe heads of state remain on the down-low. The latest revelation from her tell-all, I’ll Take Your Questions Now, focuses on a meeting Trump had with Ukrainian President […]

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Is ESPN Conveniently Hiding Sage Steele’s Suspension Behind a COVID-19 Diagnosis? It Sure as Hell Looks Like It

As a result of all of this, the 48-year-old has been trending on social media for all of the wrong reasons. And as a result of bringing shame and embarrassment to ESPN’s household, Front Office Sports reports that Steele has been taken off the air “for at least a week.” Now as to the official […]

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Meet Democrat Marcus Flowers, the Army Vet Who’s Looking to Unseat Qrazy Marjorie Taylor Greene

Oh, and then there is this: Marcus Flowers has entered the chat. Flowers, a U.S. Army combat veteran is looking to unseat the Qanon kook, and if cash is any indicator, he’s got a good chance. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Flowers has already raised more than $1.3 million from July to September, because folks […]

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Facebook Knew Its Algorithm Fed QAnon Content to Users Within a Week

A protester yells inside the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) Unraveling viral disinformation and explaining where it came from, the harm it’s causing, and what we should do about it. Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Facebook knew its recommendation algorithm was […]

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Trump’s Ex-Press Secretary Calls Lindsey Graham ‘Senator Freeloader’ Over His Penchant For ‘Lapping Up’ Free Stuff At Mar-A-Lago ‘With A Creepy Little Smile’

South Carolina senator Lindsey Graham has a pretty cushy spot in Trumpworld, even after a disastrous coup attempt left the now-former president essentially marooned at Mar-a-Lago. Save for rallies and golfing, Trump isn’t doing much beyond issuing press releases he wishes were tweets. While Trump seems to planning a 2024 presidential run, many others who […]

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Trump Thinks No One Can Stop Him From Being the GOP’s 2024 Nominee

PERRY, GA – SEPTEMBER 25: Former US President Donald Trump speaks at a rally on September 25, 2021 in Perry, Georgia.(Sean Rayford/Getty Images) Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Former President Donald Trump is very confident that no one wants to challenge his throne as the leader of the […]

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