Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Rex Tillerson Still Won’t Deny He Called Trump A Moron

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Rex Tillerson has refused to confirm or deny whether he called Donald Trump “a moron,” instead stating “I’m not playing” when asked about his alleged comments. The secretary of state was asked about the alleged comment on CNN’s State of the Union, but refused to go into details with host Jake Tapper. “Jake, as I indicated earlier when I was asked about that, I'm not going to deal with that kind of petty stuff," Tillerson told CNN.

Clinton Can’t Decide If It’s Her Fault Trump Won Or Comey’s Fault She Lost

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Hillary Clinton seems unsure why she did not win the 2016 presidential election, lashing out at James Comey over her defeat just one week after blaming herself for Donald Trump’s victory. The former secretary of state reiterated her view that a letter sent by then FBI director James Comey prior to the election was responsible for her loss, in an interview with CNN on Sunday. Comey wrote a letter to Congress just before election day, to say his agents had found new evidence in the completed Clinton case, despite having announced the case was closed back in July.

Tillerson Insists He Will Continue With Diplomacy In North Korea ‘Until First Bomb Drops’

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Speaking to CNN’s State of the Union on Sunday, the secretary of state underlined there was no desire from himself or President Trump to go to war with the isolated nation, but explained there were military options available.

Donald Trump Wants to End Obamacare But Will His Health Plan Hit Core Supporters The Hardest?

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

President Donald Trump’s decision to end a provision of the Affordable Care Act will most impact the core support that carried him to the presidency, according to new research. The White House announced on Thursday that it was stopping subsidies that were provided by the federal government to help provide medical insurance for low income Americans. The research shows the political risk being taken by Trump in his bid to end Obamacare, with the president likely to face blame for the move which is expected to sharply increase insurance costs.

‘SNL’: Baldwin’s Trump Commands Mike Pence to Leave Everything in Protest (Video)

Saturday, October 14th, 2017

Alec Baldwin was back on “SNL” as Donald Trump this week, advising Mike Pence to leave all kinds of events for disrespecting the U.S. flag, the sanctity of marriage, and Santa Claus. Trump gave a stump speech in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in the sketch — “Harrass-burg,” as Baldwin’s Trump called it — but kept stopping his speech to give check in with Beck Bennett’s Mike Pence to see if anyone was being disrespectful at different events. It was a riff on a real event in which Pence attended an Indianapolis Colts game but left during the national anthem because players knelt during the national anthem.

Jaguars Owner, Trump Donor Shad Khan Calls President ‘Great Divider’

Friday, October 13th, 2017

Khan criticized Trump over his politicization of the NFL’s ongoing player protests during the national anthem, which began as a response from African-American players to police brutality and racism in America, and has escalated into something more after the president loudly cast protestors as unpatriotic. NFL players have made clear that they are not disrespecting the flag or the military by using their platform to make a statement. “You have to give Trump credit, people are confused on the First Amendment versus patriotism, that if you exercise your First Amendment you’re not a patriot, which is crazy,” Khan said Thursday at an executive conference for Crain’s Who’s Who in Chicago Business.

Donald Trump’s first wife says he tried to get Ivanka to date Tom Brady

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

President Donald Trump has made clear his friendship with New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, but according to Ivana Trump in her new book "Raising Trump," the president thought Brady would make a good companion for his daughter, Ivanka Trump. In a passage discussing Ivanka's love life growing up, Ivana claims Donald wanted Ivanka to date Brady.

#StandWithJemele: Angela Rye, J.Cole & More Join Support Movement For Jemele Hill

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

Despite facing unwarranted consequences for using her platform to bring awareness to racially-charged criticisms taking aim at the fight against social injustices targeting African-Americans, Jemele Hill is continuing to stand up for what's right. Following Monday's announcement from ESPN, in which they confirmed that the beloved on-air sports journalist will face a 2-week suspension for "violating" the company's social media policy, a host of notable public figures have began speaking out in support of Hill. CNN political commentator Angela Rye and civil rights activist Tamika Mallory were two of many who lent their voices of support by joining in on the #StandWithJemele movement on Monday night.

Donald Trump Tweets An Inaccurate And Insulting Statement On Jemele Hill Suspension

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

In between tweets about health care and the "failing" New York Times, President Donald Trump weighed in on the suspension of ESPN broadcaster Jemele Hill Tuesday morning. Hill became a target of the Trump administration after she called the president a "white supremacist" and the most ignorant and offensive president of her lifetime in September. The White House called her comments a "fireable offense." On Tuesday, Trump added his own insult to Hill's controversial suspension with a tweet that included a spelling error and a swipe at ESPN's ratings.

The Latest: Trump praises Cowboys owner on NFL protests

Monday, October 9th, 2017

President Donald Trump is praising Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones for his stance against players protesting during the national anthem. Earlier Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence left an Indianapolis Colts game in protest after about a dozen San Francisco players kneeled during the anthem. Trump tweeted later that he had told Pence to leave if any players kneeled.