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  • Trump says he has ‘very good relationship’ with DeSantis amid rumors of feud

    01/20/2022 11:03:34 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 68 replies
    Nypost ^ | 01/20/2021 | Juliegrace Brufjke
    Former President Trump dismissed rumors of a feud with Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who is seen as a potential contender to become Republican’s 2024 presidential nominee, telling reporters on Wednesday that he has “ a very good relationship” with the Florida Republican. His comments come in the wake of a recent Axios report stating that Trump has privately told confidants the Florida Governor has a “dull personality” and would face an uphill climb in beating him in a primary. Recent surveys show DeSantis has recently seen an uptick in the polls in a hypothetical 2024 primary, tightening the margin between...
  • DeSantis says he disagreed with Trump's decision to shut down economy at start of pandemic

    01/15/2022 8:49:08 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 95 replies
    Thehill ^ | 01/15/2022 | Chole Folmar
    Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) said Thursday that he disagreed with then-President Trump’s decision to shut down the economy at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. DeSantis appeared on conservative podcast Ruthless, where he claimed that one of his biggest regrets in office is not speaking out “much louder” against the initial COVID-19 shutdown in March 2020.
  • Trump slams DeSantis over Covid vaccine booster shot. Why that could pay off politically.

    01/13/2022 3:06:33 PM PST · by conservative98 · 115 replies
    THINK ^ | 1/13/21 | David Mark
    Those remarks weren’t just vintage Trump braggadocio. They’re likely also smart politics, as they provide an opening to win back some suburban voters that fled from him toward Biden in 2020. Sixty-seven percent of suburban residents were vaccinated as of August, according to a late summer NBC News poll. That was below the 79 percent of urban residents who got the vaccine, but well above the 52 percent of rural residents, where support for Trump runs deep. Even Biden gave credit to the Trump administration for the development of the Covid vaccine and for getting a booster shot.It’s unclear that...
  • Trump slams Netanyahu in curse-fueled interview for congratulating Biden: 'F--- him'

    12/10/2021 10:32:18 AM PST · by devane617 · 174 replies
    fox ^ | 12/10/2021
    Trump accused Netanyahu of speaking up too quickly following what the former president has still yet to concede was a legitimate election. "Nobody did more for Bibi. And I liked Bibi. I still like Bibi," he said, referring to the former prime minister by his nickname. "But I also like loyalty. The first person to congratulate Biden was Bibi. And not only did he congratulate him, he did it on tape." Despite Trump’s condemnation of Netanyahu, the then-prime minister was not amongst one of the first world leaders to congratulate Biden for securing the presidential win. Netanyahu waited roughly 12...
  • America Is One Gut Punch Away From Throwing in the Towel on Democracy (BARF Alert)

    12/05/2021 6:22:38 PM PST · by SomeCallMeTim · 81 replies
    The Daily Beat ^ | 12/4/21 | David Rothkopf
    While America had been rocked by riots and assassinations when I was a kid, the first big political development in America that shocked me was the election of Ronald Reagan. He was a boob, a Hollywood actor, not even a very good one. At the time, just out of college, I did not really understand the darker forces that were behind his election—the racism and greed, the anti-government ideology that was really just a formula to enable the richest among us to make more and the most racist states to chart their own course.
  • A miscarriage of justice in Kenosha (Barf Alert)

    11/20/2021 12:08:46 PM PST · by libstripper · 79 replies
    U. S. News via MSN ^ | Nov. 19, 2021 | James D. Zirin
    The unimaginable has occurred. Kyle Rittenhouse, the admitted killer of two men and maimer of a third, has been acquitted on all counts. On Aug. 25, 2020, Rittenhouse armed himself with a borrowed AR-15-style assault rifle loaded with full metal jacket armor-penetrating ammunition and marched into downtown Kenosha, Wis., during a third night of protests following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a 29-year-old Black man. Blake was left partly paralyzed after a white police officer shot him seven times in the back outside an apartment complex in Kenosha two days before.
  • A year later, protesters injured by police are still trying to heal

    11/20/2021 8:20:16 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 41 replies
    NBC News / Comcast ^ | November 19, 2021 | By Char Adams
    Protesters filled streets around the world after George Floyd’s killing. For some, the scars of that summer run deep. Rickia Young, a 29-year-old nurse’s aide, clearly remembers the moment police officers swarmed her car in West Philadelphia last year. She heard one window shatter, then another. Not only was she worried for her own safety, but Young said she feared for her toddler son’s life. Young is among many Americans who say they were severely injured by police in the turbulent months after George Floyd’s death on Memorial Day 2020. Amid what has been called the broadest protests in U.S....
  • Murphy campaign calls on Ciattarelli to concede NJ governor election

    11/08/2021 11:34:44 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/08/2021 | Max Greenwood
    New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s (D) campaign is calling on his Republican opponent Jack Ciattarelli to concede last week’s election, arguing that he no longer has a path to victory. Ciattarelli, a former state legislature, had remained silent on the results of the election since last Thursday, though the current vote count currently shows him trailing Murphy by 2.6 percentage points, or a little more than 65,000 votes. While some provisional and mail-in ballots have yet to be counted, Murphy’s campaign argued that it won’t be enough to alter the outcome of the race in Ciattarelli’s favor.
  • Kinzinger speaks out on leaving Congress, 'cancer' in the Republican Party

    10/31/2021 4:53:43 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 73 replies
    ABC News ^ | Oct 31, 2021
    After announcing on Friday that he would not seek reelection to Congress in 2022, Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., said Sunday he, Rep. Liz Cheney and "a few others" are the only House Republicans "telling the truth" about the 2020 election and its aftermath. "You can fight to try to tell the truth, you can fight against the cancer in the Republican Party of lies of conspiracy of dishonesty," Kinzinger told ABC "This Week" anchor George Stephanopoulos exclusively in his first interview since the announcement. "There are about 190 people in the Republican Party that aren't going to say a word,...
  • Bill Press: Manchin and Sinema: Even worse than Donald Trump

    10/28/2021 10:01:54 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 52 replies ^ | 10/28/21 | Bill Press
    Idon’t know about you, but I’ve had it “up to here” with Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema. For the good of the Republic, we should all chip in and buy them a one-way ticket back to West Virginia and Arizona. And keep them there. In fact, the most insane rumor floating around Washington this week was that Manchin might leave the Democratic Party and become a Republican. Are you kidding? He’s never been a Democrat, and neither has Kyrsten Sinema. They’re not team players. Each of them is in it only for themselves. And each of them is willing to...
  • Anti-Trump Republicans endorsing vulnerable Democrats to prevent GOP takeover

    10/14/2021 10:00:15 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/14/2021 | Tal Alexrod
    A group of anti-Trump Republicans on Thursday endorsed a slate of Democrats and centrist Republicans in the 2022 midterms to fight against the former president’s hold on the party. The Renew America Movement (RAM) announced it is backing a slew of lawmakers running for reelection. The group was founded by a group of moderates within the GOP after the Jan. 6 insurrection, which was fueled by then-President Trump’s lies about the election being stolen in November. “There is an urgent effort by Republicans and former Republicans to stem the tide of anti-democratic and lie-based Republican leaders in congress before it’s...
  • Mayorkas investigation into Border Patrol 'whipping' incident drags on

    10/11/2021 1:23:24 PM PDT · by keat · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 10, 2021 | Jon Brown
    The investigation by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) into the September incident with Border Patrol agents on horseback has yet to conclude despite initial assurances from the Biden administration that it would take "days." "The investigation is ongoing. The Department is committed to a thorough, independent, and objective process. We are also committed to transparency and will release the results of the investigation once it is complete," a spokesperson for DHS wrote in a Saturday email, according to The Washington Examiner. Photographs went viral in September depicting horse patrol agents deterring Haitian migrants attempting to cross into the United...
  • North Carolina lieutenant governor facing backlash after calling transgender people ‘filth’

    10/09/2021 9:49:40 AM PDT · by RandFan · 100 replies
    NY Post ^ | Oct 9 | By Isabel Vincent
    North Carolina’s lieutenant governor is facing mounting calls for his resignation after he was caught on video calling transgender people “filth.” The video, which was first posted Wednesday by Right Wing Watch, showed the first-term Republican making the comments during a speech at Asbury Baptist Church in June. “There’s no reason anybody, anywhere in America should be telling children about transgenderism, homosexuality, any of that filth,” Mark Robinson said in the video, which has gone viral. “Yes, I called it filth.” The comments were condemned by the White House this week. “These words are repugnant and offensive,” said Andrew Bates,...
  • Takeaways from Trump aide's account of chaotic White House

    10/02/2021 9:26:23 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 81 replies
    aol ^ | September 30, 2021 | JILL COLVIN
    Stephanie Grisham, White House press secretary to first lady Melania Trump, is out with a book that paints a deeply unflattering picture of Donald Trump — a man with a “terrifying” temper who ogled a young aide and tried to impress dictators while president, she writes. Grisham describes Melania as a Marie Antoinette figure who refused to condemn the violence at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 as Trump's supporters stormed the building to halt certification of 2020 election results. Grisham writes she texted Melania Trump as the scene unfolded. “Do you want to tweet that peaceful protests are the...
  • Trump endorsed a candidate for Arizona governor right after she called for him to be added to Mount Rushmore

    09/29/2021 9:37:39 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 57 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Wed, September 29, 2021, 11:02 AM | Madison Hall
    Former President Donald Trump endorsed a former news anchor for Arizona governor just hours after she tweeted at South Dakota’s governor to add him to Mount Rushmore. Kari Lake, a former journalist for Fox 10 News in Phoenix, has risen to prominence by attacking the media, railing against vaccine mandates, and echoing Trump’s false claims of election fraud during the 2020 election — Trump narrowly lost the state to President Joe Biden by just over 10,000 votes. …
  • BOOK: Lindsey Graham told Trump he 'f'd up' the presidency

    09/26/2021 11:48:04 AM PDT · by RandFan · 92 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/26/21 11:42 AM EDT | BY JOSEPH CHOI
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) reportedly told former President Trump, "You f'd up your presidency" earlier this year when attempting to advise him to accept that he lost the 2020 presidential election. This apparent bit of hard truth from the South Carolina Republican was shared on Sunday by renowned Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward while he was discussing his new book, "Peril," on NBC's "Meet the Press." Host Chuck Todd asked Woodward and co-author and fellow Post reporter Robert Costa how they would characterize the attitude Graham and former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows had towards Trump's refusal to...
  • Trump, allies launch onslaught as midterms kick into gear

    09/20/2021 11:29:12 AM PDT · by RandFan · 29 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/21 06:00 AM EDT | BY TAL AXELROD
    Former President Trump and his allies are expanding their political activities across the map, asserting their presence within the Republican Party as the 2022 midterm cycle kicks into high gear. Trump himself is issuing endorsements at a more rapid clip than earlier this year and is planning to barnstorm Georgia and Iowa in the coming weeks. Meanwhile, his allies are dropping millions of dollars to buoy his supported candidates in marquee races, and his affiliated consultants are airdropping into key races to boost backers and knock off incumbents viewed as disloyal. ... Consultants allied with Trump are staffing campaigns against...
  • More Americans Died from Coronavirus than from Combat in Four Wars

    09/19/2021 12:15:17 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 107 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/19/2021 | Amy Furr
    There have been 673,472 deaths in the United States due to the Chinese coronavirus, more than the combined numbers of American military lives lost during battle in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. As of Sunday afternoon, Johns Hopkins University & Medicine reported 42,050,638 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 673,472 deaths.
  • Yet more evidence Donald Trump is running a shadow presidency [hanky alert]

    09/09/2021 11:19:56 PM PDT · by blueplum · 33 replies
    CNN via msn ^ | 09 September 2021 | Chris Cillizza, CNN Editor-at-large
    ...The latest example of Trump's shadow presidency came Wednesday, when The Washington Post reported that Trump had spoken with several of the family members of those killed by a suicide bomber in the final days of American military involvement in Afghanistan.... ..."Trump has criticized the way the Afghanistan withdrawal was handled...Trump has been briefed recently by former officials, including former CIA director and secretary of state Mike Pompeo...Trump even sent out a statement -- via his Save America PAC... ,,,It's hard to overstate what a break that sort of behavior is from the way past presidents have comported themselves...
  • If this was 1979, Biden would be wildly popular

    09/08/2021 12:37:49 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Inquirer ^ | 09/07/2021 | Will Bunch
    U.S. used to rally behind a president when bad things happened abroad. Not any more. What happened in Tehran on Nov. 4, 1979, was an American president’s worst nightmare — especially when that president already had an approval rating hovering at just 30%, thanks to a lousy economy. An angry mob riled by that year’s Islamist revolution overran the U.S. Embassy in the Iranian capital, and by nightfall more than 50 Americans had been taken hostage. For a nation still reeling from its failure in the Vietnam War that ended just four years earlier, the Iranian hostage crisis made the...