Clocking in at one hour, 41 minutes, Trump did meet expectations, in that he gave the kind of performance he did at pre-pandemic rallies, which is to say veering wildly from one topic to another. Much of his speech was devoted to his theme of law and order amid protests to the death of George Floyd, as he tagged the Democrats as the party of a “radical” left that was triggering chaos in cities and tearing down statues of figures such as Thomas Jefferson and Christopher Columbus. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Refers To Coronavirus As “Kung Flu,” Says Testing Is A “Double Edged Sword”: “So I Said To My People, ‘Slow The Testing Down Please’”
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According to the book and an audio interview, Trump told Woodward on Feb, 7 that the virus was deadly and dangerous, and could be spread through the air. But during the next month the president minimized its threat in public statements. In another interview with Woodward on March 19, Trump said that he downplayed the threat of the virus so as to not cause panic. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Lashes Out After ABC News’ Jon Karl Asks Him, ‘Why Did You Lie To The American People?’
The president also was pointing to examples where protesters or, in some cases, mere social media voices, have pulled down or suggested removing statutes of certain figures. His 2020 rival, Joe Biden, is more nuanced. He has said that while Confederate monuments should not be displayed publicly, those to other figures like George Washington and Thomas Jefferson should be preserved. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump, In Mount Rushmore Speech, Tries To Set Off New Fireworks In Divisive Culture Wars
After the Saturday night shooting of the L.A. Sheriffs, a crowd gathered outside St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, where the shooting victims were taken. The crowd blocked the emergency entrance and exit and chanted, “We hope they die,” the sheriff’s department said in a tweet. … [Read more...] about President Donald Trump, Joe Biden Condemn Shooting Of Two Los Angeles County Sheriffs
The Times exposé, headlined “Trump Engaged in Suspect Tax Schemes as He Reaped Riches from His Father,” was posted on Oct. 2, 2018. While it got plenty of attention at the time, and went on to win the Pulitzer Prize, there was plenty else going on that week, including the pending confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Even much of the coverage of the Supreme Court decision last week on Trump’s taxes seemed to ignore that a lot of information about the finances of the empire already have been reported. … [Read more...] about Mary Trump Book Review: In The Chaos Of Donald Trump’s Presidency, Will His Niece’s Tell-All Matter?