POLITICS 01/28/2019 03:58 am ET "I won't be going there," the right fielder declares. By Mary Papenfuss Boston Red Sox right fielder and Most Valuable Player Mookie Betts is blowing off an invitation to the White House to meet with President Donald Trump. He’s not giving a reason. Betts, 26, simply said: “I won’t be going there. I decided not to.” He made the announcement Saturday in New York at the awards dinner of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, where he accepted his first MVP honor, The Boston Globe reported. Other team members are considering what to do about the White House meeting scheduled for May, the Globe said. Third baseman Rafael Devers has already said he’s not attending simply because he “wasn’t compelled to go,” and that his decision is not related to politics. Betts’ snub comes just days after after California’s Golden State Warriors basketball team … [Read more...] about Red Sox MVP Mookie Betts Dumps Donald Trump White House Meeting
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Ryan W. Miller USA TODAY Published 8:05 PM EST Nov 7, 2018 Ongoing tension between CNN reporter Jim Acosta and President Donald Trump flared up again Wednesday during a post-election news conference. Trump refused to answer a follow-up question from Acosta, who persisted in his attempt to ask the president about the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. A White House aide tried to take the microphone from Acosta, but the reporter kept it. "I tell you what, CNN should be ashamed of itself, having you working for them," the president said, shaking a finger at Acosta. "You are a rude, terrible person." Hours later, the White House announced that Acosta is losing his press credentials. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders announced the move Wednesday evening, explaining it was a result of both Acosta's behavior and him yanking back when a White House employee tried to his microphone. This wasn't the first time Trump and White House … [Read more...] about Donald Trump, White House clash with CNN’s Jim Acosta: Notable moments
BLACK VOICES 08/31/2018 08:46 am ET "Perhaps the current admin took 'The White House' too literal when searching for interns?" By Lee Moran President Donald Trump posing with an almost all-white group of White House interns is becoming a familiar sight. A leaked photograph purportedly showing Trump with the summer 2018 intake, which Vox published Wednesday, has sparked anger — due to the lack of diversity among interns in the program. The Trump administration has been criticized for the lack of diversity among its interns in the past.https://t.co/14gIk9AyJl— Vox (@voxdotcom) August 29, 2018 The White House faced a similar backlash over its spring 2018 program: And over its summer 2017 program too: America:#MAGA" looks like😳 pic.twitter.com/Q2YEddtB4I— Qasim Rashid, Esq. (@MuslimIQ) July 25, 2017 Many Twitter users have called out the White House over the latest, leaked image, which Vox reports has not been officially released ― … [Read more...] about The Trump White House’s Intern Program Is Seriously Lacking Diversity. Again.
U.S. Donald Trump White House protests Anti-Trump protests outside the White House are set to continue through the weekend as they near the two-week mark since they began last Monday.Protesters with the "Occupy Lafayette Park" movement have been rallying outside the White House, which they have dubbed the "Kremlin Annex," since July 16, the day President Donald Trump returned from his Helsinki summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Former Hillary Clinton campaign adviser, Adam Parkhomenko, who has helped organize the protests, has said he plans to keep them going for as long as possible—a goal helped along by the fact that the movement has so far raised more than $100,000.Dancing Dinosaur & Violin at the Kremlin Annex pic.twitter.com/OEQQosRSv4Recommended Slideshows7650 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States80In Pictures: Top 50 U.S. Cities Ranked by Quality of Life And Average Salary7675 Best-Selling Albums in U.S. History— Adam Parkhomenko … [Read more...] about Anti-Trump White House Protests Near Two-Week Mark As Organizers Raise More Than $100K
MEDIA 07/27/2018 06:50 am ET "Just contemplate the notion of anybody associated with President Trump thinking that a reporter is rude." By Lee Moran CNN anchor Jake Tapper is done with the hypocritical way President Donald Trump’s White House deals with the media. On Thursday’s broadcast of “The Late Show,” Tapper railed against the White House for barring CNN reporter Kaitlan Collins from an open event after she asked Trump about his former personal attorney Michael Cohen and Russian President Vladimir Putin. The White House called Collins’ questions “rude.” “First of all, just step back for a second and just contemplate the notion of anybody associated with President Trump thinking that a reporter is rude,” Tapper told host Stephen Colbert. “The idea that there is a delicate decorum,” he added, before mimicking a Trump aide as saying, “that’s not how we conduct ourselves in this … [Read more...] about Jake Tapper Nails The Hypocrisy Of How Trump White House Deals With The Press