POLITICS 08/29/2018 06:53 am ET "Trump’s treatment of the press is most damaging as cover for others across the world where football is also king." By Lee Moran Donald Trump’s Oval Office exchange with FIFA President Gianni Infantino became a trending topic on Twitter Tuesday ― for all of the wrong reasons. During the meeting to discuss the U.S. hosting of the 2026 FIFA World Cup alongside Canada and Mexico, Trump appeared to show a red card to journalists, underestimated the popularity of soccer and reignited the football-naming debate. WATCH: President Trump jokingly gives the press a red card after receiving soccer penalty cards as a gift during a FIFA meeting in the Oval Office. pic.twitter.com/ildNB6qCp7— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 28, 2018 Infantino gifted Trump with his own red card and explained it was used by soccer referees “when you want to kick out someone.” Trump immediately flashed the card at members of the … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s ‘Disgusting’ Soccer Red Card Warning To The Media Sets Twitter Alight
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POLITICS 09/20/2018 04:38 am ET The president said he didn't like to use the term "deep state." These old tweets prove otherwise. By Lee Moran Who is President Donald Trump trying to kid? In an interview with Hill.TV published on Wednesday, Trump claimed he didn’t like people (including Fox News hosts) who use the phrase “deep state” to denote “the federal bureaucracy.” “I don’t like to use it because it sounds so conspiratorial, and believe it or not I’m really not a conspiratorial person,” claimed Trump, who is a fan of pushing conspiracy theories on all manner of topics, from former President Barack Obama’s birthplace to the death toll from the 2017 hurricanes in Puerto Rico. Not surprisingly, Trump has repeatedly used the term in a conspiratorial way on Twitter: Charles McCullough, the respected fmr Intel Comm Inspector General, said public was misled on Crooked Hillary Emails. “Emails endangered … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s Old Tweets About The ‘Deep State’ Are Coming Back To Haunt Him
POLITICS 10/25/2018 10:50 pm ET "FAKE BOMBS MADE TO SCARE AND PICK UP BLUE SYMPATHY VOTE," reads one tweet liked by the president's eldest son. By Nick Visser Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son, has clicked “Like” on at least two tweets promoting conspiracy theories related to the spate of suspicious packages sent to prominent Democrats and the CNN offices in New York this week. The tweets Trump Jr. has liked suggest the acts were actually carried out by Democrats or Democratic allies in an attempt to “pick up blue sympathy” votes in next month’s midterm elections. Below are screen shots of the two tweets as they appear in Trump Jr.’s “likes” list: An investigation is ongoing into at least 10 pipe bombs that were sent to notable politicians and activists around the country this week, including former Vice President Joe Biden, actor Robert De Niro, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), former … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Jr. Has Been Liking Twitter Conspiracy Theories About The Pipe Bombs
MEDIA 12/21/2018 07:18 am ET “I was like, ‘Oh no,'" said the man who was then the Trump Organization's social media manager. By Lee Moran The man who Donald Trump used to dictate his tweets to revealed his unsettling feeling when he realized Trump had figured out how to use Twitter all by himself. “The moment I found out Trump could tweet himself was comparable to the moment in ‘Jurassic Park’ when Dr. Grant realized that velociraptors could open doors,” Justin McConney told Politico in an interview published Thursday. “I was like, ‘Oh no,’” he added. McConney, 32, explained how he first convinced Trump to take ownership of his @realDonaldTrump Twitter account in 2011, which until then had only been used to promote his books and business interests. “I wanted the Donald Trump who is on Howard Stern, commenting on anything and everything,” McConney told Politico. Back then, Trump would call up … [Read more...] about Donald Trump’s Twitter Mentor Likens First Tweet To Terrifying ‘Jurassic Park’ Moment
The leader of congressional opposition to Donald Trump has declared that his attempts to stall an impeachment inquiry will prove futile, warning the US president: “You are not above the law.” Related: Trump stonewalling impeachment inquiry will not slow it down, say Democrats – live Nancy Pelosi, the speaker of the House of Representatives, said Democrats intend to move full speed ahead with their investigation despite the White House declaring it illegitimate, pushing the US towards a constitutional crisis. White House counsel Pat Cipollone wrote to Pelosi and other Democratic leaders on Tuesday: “Given that your inquiry lacks any legitimate constitutional foundation, any pretense of fairness, or even the most elementary due process protections, the executive branch [White House] cannot be expected to participate in it.” Cipollone’s eight-page missive objected that the House did not formally vote to begin the impeachment inquiry, breaking with … [Read more...] about Pelosi hits back over letter and warns Trump: 'You will be held accountable'