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  • Pentagon chief on shaky ground with White House after breaking with Trump over protest response

    06/03/2020 9:07:42 PM PDT · by blueplum · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 03 Jun 2020 | Zachary Cohen, etc
    Washington(CNN)Secretary of Defense Mark Esper is on shaky ground with the White House after saying Wednesday that he does not support using active duty troops to quell the large-scale protests across the United States triggered by the death of George Floyd and those forces should only be used in a law enforcement role as a last resort. Speaking from the Pentagon briefing room podium, Esper noted that "we are not in one of those situations now,"...Wednesday's press briefing by Esper went over poorly at the White House, where his standing was already viewed to be tenuous, multiple people familiar with...
  • Fake News: Liberals Use Photoshopped Image To Compare Trump Holding Bible to Hitler

    06/03/2020 8:08:14 PM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 14 replies
    legalinsurrection ^ | Mary Chastain Tuesday, June 2, 2020 | Mary Chastain Tuesday, June 2, 2020
    DebraMessing I already covered one fake photo today. Now the left claim President Donald Trump held a Bible yesterday as Hitler did during his reign of terror. It was photoshopped. Why would people fall for this? Hitler hated religion. Then again. Someone like Debra MessingÂ…not surprising. Craig Silverman at BuzzFeed made sure to correct Messing and everyone else. Craig Silverman A lot of people are sharing an image that appears to show Trump and Hitler holding a bible in the same way. The Trump pic is from June 1, but the Hitler pic was photoshopped to add the bible.Guess what....
  • Tom Cotton: Send In the Troops

    06/03/2020 7:17:44 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 21 replies
    NYT ^ | 06 03 2020 | Tom Cotton
    This week, rioters have plunged many American cities into anarchy, recalling the widespread violence of the 1960s. New York City suffered the worst of the riots Monday night, as Mayor Bill de Blasio stood by while Midtown Manhattan descended into lawlessness. Bands of looters roved the streets, smashing and emptying hundreds of businesses. Some even drove exotic cars; the riots were carnivals for the thrill-seeking rich as well as other criminal elements. Outnumbered police officers, encumbered by feckless politicians, bore the brunt of the violence. In New York State, rioters ran over officers with cars on at least three occasions....
  • Washington Post: Trump And His Family Were ‘Rushed’ To The Bunker After Protesters Breached A Fence

    06/03/2020 6:22:41 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/03/2020 | John Sexton
    The Washington Post is reporting that Trump and his family were “rushed” to the bunker beneath the White House Friday after some protesters breached a fence outside. The security move came after multiple people crossed over fences that had been erected to create a larger barrier around the White House complex around 7 p.m.Secret Service officers detained at least four protesters, who were charged with unlawful entry at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, according to arrest records. The incident took place near the border between the White House lawn and Treasury Department, about 350 feet from the East Wing, and close...
  • The FBI’s Investigation Into Trump and Russia Now Looks Even Worse

    06/03/2020 5:24:15 PM PDT · by Libloather · 20 replies
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  • Mattis 'angry and appalled’ as he unloads on Trump, says president ‘does not try to unite the American people'

    06/03/2020 5:05:44 PM PDT · by MAGA_patriot · 139 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/3/2020 | Gregg Re
    James Mattis, who served as President Trump's first Secretary of Defense, excoriated the president in a statement to The Atlantic published on Wednesday -- urging Americans to "reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution." Mattis has largely stayed out of the public eye since resigning in December 2018, when he opposed Trump's abrupt troop pullout from Syria. The retired Marine Corps general had said he wanted to give the administration an "opportunity" to govern, rather than criticize the president in the press. On Wednesday, though, Mattis made clear that Trump's response to...
  • Trump won't be in Charlotte, but RNC may still hold events

    06/03/2020 3:51:55 PM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    AP/Report for America via Stl Today ^ | 6/03/20 | Bryan Anderson
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Republican National Committee unveiled plans on Wednesday to proceed with certain convention activities in Charlotte, even though President Donald Trump will deliver his nomination acceptance speech somewhere else. The move comes in response to growing concerns from Gov. Roy Cooper, D-N.C., that the full capacity convention Trump had requested is “very unlikely” to happen in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cooper wants the GOP to continue discussing a scaled-back convention, while Republicans are seeking assurances that more than 10 people will be allowed in a ROOM. **SNIP** The RNC and city of Charlotte signed a...
  • Biden and Trump all tied up in Texas: poll

    06/03/2020 2:10:28 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 134 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2020 | Paul Steinhauser
    It’s been nearly half a century since a Democratic presidential candidate carried Texas. You have to go all the way back to Jimmy Carter in 1976. But a new poll in the Lone Star State suggests that Texans are split right now between President Trump and Democrat challenger Joe Biden, with five months to go until the November general election. According to a Quinnipiac University survey released Wednesday, 44 percent of registered voters in Texas say they’d vote for the GOP incumbent if the election were held today, with 43 percent saying they’d support the former vice president and presumptive...
  • The Evening Wrap: Rosenstein Tosses McCabe Under the Bus, and Other WINNING News

    06/03/2020 1:51:18 PM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 7 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    So many items of WINNING news today it’s hard to know where to start. How about this: The ADP private sector jobs report for May is in, and although it’s a big negative number, it’s still positive news in the context of this whole self-imposed Wuhan Virus recession. The ADP number for May came in at a net jobs loss of 2.76 million, which is obviously a depressing number. But – and it’s a big BUT – the consensus of projections by the so-called experts in this field had predicted a loss of 8.663 million jobs, almost 6 million more...
  • McConnell blocks resolution condemning Trump over treatment of protesters

    06/03/2020 1:01:40 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 02 2020 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday blocked a resolution from Democrats that would have condemned President Trump after rubber bullets and gas were used on peaceful protesters near the White House. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) tried to pass the resolution, which was introduced earlier Tuesday, by unanimous consent, meaning any one senator could block it. "If a senator objects, they should be asked if they believe Americans do not have the constitutional right to exercise the freedom of speech. ... Do they support the president's use of tear gas against people, including families, who are peacefully...
  • Report: Karl Rove Advising Trump on Black American Outreach amid Riots

    06/03/2020 12:51:55 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 84 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 03 2020 | JOHN BINDER
    Karl Rove, the architect of President George W. Bush’s 2000 and 2004 campaigns, is reportedly advising President Trump on outreach to the black American community for the 2020 presidential election amidst riots across the United States. A Vanity Fair report published Tuesday detailed Rove’s unofficial advisory role to Trump, which many staffers are objecting to: Trump was already struggling to reboot his campaign when the gruesome Memorial Day video leaked, showing officer Derek Chauvin driving his knee into George Floyd’s neck for more than eight minutes as Floyd pleaded for his life. A day after Floyd’s death, Trump promoted two...
  • Snapchat curbs Trump posts for inciting ‘racial violence’

    06/03/2020 11:59:53 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 03 2020 | AFP
    San Francisco (AFP) – Snapchat on Wednesday stopped promoting posts by US President Donald Trump, saying they incite “racial violence.” “We are not currently promoting the president’s content on Snapchat’s Discover platform,” Snapchat said in response to an AFP inquiry, referencing the youth-focused social network’s section for recommended content. “We will not amplify voices who incite racial violence and injustice by giving them free promotion on Discover.”
  • Twitter to prioritize posts 'with highest potential for harm' for censorship

    06/03/2020 11:52:00 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 11 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 03 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    Twitter said Wednesday it will not tackle all the misinformation on its platform but will instead focus on posts with the “highest potential for harm” as it works to curb false or misleading information from spreading. The social media giant said it is responding to a survey from last year in which respondents said that “Twitter shouldn’t determine the truthfulness of Tweets” and “Twitter should provide context to help people make up their own minds in cases where the substance of a Tweet is disputed.” “Hence, our focus is on providing context, not fact-checking,” the company said. “We are NOT...
  • Cuomo says Trump policies ‘vicious’ for state: ‘He has failed to do anything positive for New York’

    06/03/2020 11:43:11 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 69 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2020 | Adam Shaw
    New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Wednesday took fresh shots at President Trump, saying the native New Yorker has “failed to do anything positive” for the state while in office -- the latest escalation in the war of words between the two men. “His policies have been vicious to New York,” Cuomo said at a press conference. “He changed the tax code in a way that increased the taxes in New York and other Democratic states. He has failed to do anything positive for New York.” Cuomo was responding to criticism by Trump of the way Cuomo has handled both...
  • Black Voters Are Coming for Trump (Juan Williams)

    06/03/2020 10:12:13 AM PDT · by Stravinsky · 75 replies
    NYT Opinion ^ | June 3, 2020 | Juan Williams
    In Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, a young protester told a reporter that she just didn’t think voting is “how change happens.” “They’ve been telling us to do that for so long,” she added, “and we’ve done it — and look at everything that’s still going on.” Fury over the cruel death of George Floyd, a black man in police custody, combined with fear of a deadly virus and its painful economic impact, make this a dark, dizzying moment in our national life. But African-Americans shouldn’t feel hopeless, because the black vote does matter — it has never mattered more. It...
  • Donald Trump Jr Urges Barr to Release Antifa Communications w/ Politicians & Elites; Dems Cut AG Budget, Hold Hearings

    US President Donald Trump's son Donald Jr is pushing Attorney General William Barr to release communications between Antifa rioters that are said to reveal the group's connections with politicians and other 'elites.'
  • Cuomo responds to Trump: 'Here in New York we actually read the Bible'

    06/03/2020 9:55:57 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 81 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06 03 2020 | Justine Coleman
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) responded to President Trump’s display of the Bible in front of St. John’s Episcopal Church Wednesday saying, “Here in New York we actually read the Bible.” “The president held up the Bible the other day in Washington, D.C.,” Cuomo said during a Wednesday press conference. “Here in New York we actually read the Bible." The governor began the press conference by reading verses from the Bible that he said “are especially appropriate for today in this time of where we are,” as protests over the death of George Floyd continue to rock New York City and...
  • Fake News: No, Peaceful Protesters Were Not Tear-Gassed So Trump Could Do a Photo-Op at the Historic St. John's Church

    06/03/2020 9:20:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 06/03/2020 | Matt Margolis
    By now you’ve heard a number of reports claiming that tear gas was used against “peaceful protesters” to clear the area around the White House so that President Trump could “get his photo op” at the historic St. John’s Episcopal Church, which had been burned in the riots the night before. Trump had just told the country he would restore the rule of law, which the left and the media think is just a dog-whistle for fascism, and set out to turn his symbolic act of walking through Lafayette Park to the church and holding up a Bible into a...
  • Esper says he opposes using Insurrection Act to send military to quell unrest

    06/03/2020 9:05:47 AM PDT · by CaptainK · 74 replies
    FOX News ^ | 6/3/20 | Ron Blitzer
    Defense Secretary Mark Esper declared Wednesday that despite President Trump's remarks earlier this week, he is not in favor of the president invoking the Insurrection Act in order to send the U.S. military to quell violent protests. During a morning press briefing, Esper addressed controversies surrounding Trump's stance on violence and looting that has broken out across the country in the aftermath of George Floyd's death, coinciding with other peaceful protests. "The option to use active-duty forces in a law enforcement role should only be used as a matter of last resort and only in the most urgent and dire...
  • Zuckerberg defiant in tense session with employees over Trump posts, report says

    06/03/2020 7:40:11 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03 2020 | Chris Ciaccia
    Despite public rebukes from several of his employees, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg resisted calls to label posts from President Trump with a warning sign in a similar manner to what Twitter did last month, according to media reports. In a question-and-answer session with employees on Tuesday, Zuckerberg said the decision to leave up Trump's post where the president wrote “when the looting starts, the shooting starts" was “the right action for where we are right now," according to leaked audio obtained by Recode. "We basically concluded after the research and after everything I’ve read and all the different folks that...