Fox News Calls Sean Hannity’s Trump Appearance an ‘Unfortunate Distraction’ – Variety

December 1, 2018 Admin3915 0

November 6, 2018 9:35AM PT Fox News Channel said it did not condone host Sean Hannity’s appearance Monday night during President Donald Trump’s campaign rally and called the episode “an unfortunate distraction.” Hannity on Monday night was called up to the stage by President Trump at an event held in Missouri, and then told the audience that reporters in attendance to cover it “are fake news.” “Fox News does not condone any talent participating in campaign events,” the 21st Century Fox-owned news network said in a statement. “We have an extraordinary team of journalists helming our coverage tonight and we are extremely proud of their work. This was an unfortunate distraction and has been addressed.” A spokeswoman for the parent company referred an inquiry to READ MORE

The ever-growing list of people Donald Trump says should be jailed – Washington Post

November 29, 2018 Admin3915 0

Prison is always creeping into President Trump’s thoughts. On Twitter, in interviews, at campaign rallies, the president is constantly referencing jail or crimes punishable by time inside a cramped cell. It is not that Trump is focusing on how two members of his inner circle — Michael Cohen and Paul Manafort — are looking at serious prison sentences. Rather, Trump’s mind is constantly zeroing in on allegations and felonious innuendos related to his enemies. It seems that if you are on the president’s bad side, jail or prison is where you belong. Trump generally fires off these claims despite having zero obvious evidence of any actual illegal behavior. Wednesday was a good example. On Trump’s Twitter page, the president shared a meme from a supporter’s READ MORE

Architect of bin Laden raid: Trump ‘threatens the Constitution’ when he attacks the media – CNN

November 29, 2018 Admin3915 0

“I did not back Hillary Clinton or anyone else,” McRaven, who oversaw the operation that killed Osama bin Laden, told CNN. “I am a fan of President Obama and President George W. Bush, both of whom I worked for. I admire all presidents, regardless of their political party, who uphold the dignity of the office and who use that office to bring the nation together in challenging times.” “I stand by my comment that the President’s attack on the media is the greatest threat to our democracy in my lifetime,” McRaven said, referencing remarks he made about Trump last year. “When you undermine the people’s right to a free press and freedom of speech and expression, then you threaten the Constitution and all for which READ MORE

“It’s Our Job to Call Them Out”: Inside the Trump Gold Rush at CNN – Vanity Fair

November 28, 2018 Admin3915 0

Trump makes a promotional appearance in Chicago for his new cologne ‘The Fragrance’ with The Apprentice winner Bill Rancic in 2004. By Scott Harrison/Getty Images. One late summer evening, the inner sanctum of the media-entertainment vortex descended upon the expansive garden of David Zaslav’s $25 million East Hampton estate, where the well-connected Discovery C.E.O. hosts an annual Labor Day party. This year’s guest list comprised the standard liberal in-crowd: Jerry Seinfeld, Jon Bon Jovi, Oprah, Alec Baldwin, Barry Diller , Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and Katie Couric, to name a few. They were treated to a performance by Earth, Wind & Fire, who belted out “September” after the sun went down. But there was another set of famous faces mingling in the crowd—the people whose READ MORE

Celebrity-in-chief: is Trump the only true star left?

March 9, 2018 Admin3915 0

L ast week, the world was an unstable place in need of serious attention from the US president. America’s proposed steel tariffs had become explosively controversial . Russia was under fire for “laundering” illicit North Korean coal exports . China’s National People’s Congress met to introduce a gigantic constitutional change permitting a Mao-style life presidency – and Donald Trump tweeted : “Lowest rated Oscars in HISTORY. Problem is, we don’t have Stars anymore – except your President (just kidding, of course)!” That little faux-modest crack at the end: was that the president being cheerfully magnanimous in his zeitgeist victory? Could he simply be right? Is Donald J Trump, in all his gurning panto villainy and unrepentant, unbecoming enthusiasm for his own prestige, the modern world’s READ MORE

North Korea Asks for Direct Nuclear Talks, and Trump Agrees

March 9, 2018 Admin3915 0

Mr. Chung, whose talks with Mr. Kim on Monday in Pyongyang resulted in the invitation, noted that the North Korean leader said he understood that joint military exercises with the United States and South Korea would go ahead as scheduled after the end of the Paralympic Games this month. For Mr. Trump, a meeting with Mr. Kim, a leader he has threatened with “fire and fury” and has derided as “Little Rocket Man,” is a breathtaking gamble. No sitting American president has ever met a North Korean leader, and Mr. Trump himself has repeatedly vowed that he would not commit the error of his predecessors by being drawn into a protracted negotiation in which North Korea extracted concessions from the United States but held on READ MORE

The Memo: Dangers multiply for Trump in Mueller probe

March 9, 2018 Admin3915 0

The waters of Robert Mueller Robert Swan Mueller Sasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE ’s investigation are rising higher by the day, putting President Trump Donald John Trump Accuser says Trump should be afraid of the truth Woman behind pro-Trump Facebook page denies being influenced by Russians Shulkin says he has White House approval to root out ‘subversion’ at VA MORE and his inner circle in increasing legal and political danger. A series of recent revelations “have, at least, indicated that there is fire amid all that smoke,” said Frank Montoya Jr., a retired FBI special agent who was also detailed to the Office of the Director of National Intelligence from 2012 to 2014. New disclosures have come at READ MORE

Donald Trump’s Dirk Diggler moment, and a new alias for Boss Madigan

March 9, 2018 Admin3915 0

Raffaele Raia, the Italian philosopher — and my barber — says that politics never really changes. Politics is stubborn, like an angry jackass with shampoo on its head. Shampoo? “Oh, you’ve never heard this one?” asked Raffaele, clicking his scissors. I’ve used Raffaele’s pearls of wisdom in the past. And many know I have a weakness for parables involving politicians and gaseous donkeys. Raffaele said his parable comes in a rough Neapolitan dialect that I wouldn’t understand. So tell it to me in English. “OK, here goes: If you shampoo the head of a jackass, you’re wasting water, soap and time,” said Raia. It’s a lesson in futility. And it’s also quite futile to expect jackasses, or humans, to change their nature. With less than READ MORE

North Korea’s Kim and Trump meet: Andrea Mitchell weighs risks, rewards

March 9, 2018 Admin3915 0

South Korea’s national security chief Chung Eui-yong briefs President Donald Trump in the Oval Office about his visit to North Korea on Thursday. Yonhap / Reuters Most importantly, the president seemed to surprise his own staff and possibly Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who is traveling in Africa. Earlier in the day, the State Department spokeswoman said that the U.S. was not scheduling talks about talks. Tillerson was also dismissive, saying the U.S. was ” a long ways from negotiations ” with North Korea and that talks would not be scheduled “at this point.” A State Department official insisted later that the country’s top diplomat had not been blind-sided but was just being, “a very careful speaker.” Perhaps Tillerson was being understandably cautious, having been READ MORE

Trump sets steel and aluminum tariffs but exempts Canada, Mexico

March 9, 2018 Admin3915 0

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump pressed ahead on Thursday with import tariffs of 25 percent on steel and 10 percent for aluminum but exempted Canada and Mexico and offered the possibility of excluding other allies, backtracking from an earlier “no-exceptions” stance. Describing the dumping of steel and aluminum in the U.S. market as “an assault on our country,” Trump said in a White House announcement that the best outcome would for companies to move their mills and smelters to the United States. He insisted that domestic metals production was vital to national security. “If you don’t want to pay tax, bring your plant to the USA,” added Trump, flanked by steel and aluminum workers. Plans for the tariffs, set to start in 15 READ MORE