Donald Trump is still fed up with the mainstream media, especially during these trying times for Americans and people across the world. NBC report Peter Alexander was at the receiving end a tongue-lashing by the president after asking about the Coronavirus-induced fear across the country. Listing f statistics surrounding COVID-19, Alexander asked, “What do you say to Americans who are scared?”
Trump immediately shut down the question while putting Alexander’s journalistic integrity on the line. “You are a terrible reporter. That’s what I say,” Trump responded before launching into a rant about the “nasty question” he was asked. “The American people are looking for answers and they’re looking for hope. You’re doing sensationalism,” Trump charged. “And the same with NBC and Comcast. I don’t call it Comcast. I call it ‘Con-Cast.'”
He continued, “Let me tell you something. That’s really bad reporting. And you ought to get back to reporting instead sensationalism. Let’s see if it works. It might. It might not. But I’m feeling really good about it.”
Alexander has since issued a statement surrounding the question stating that he was giving the president “an opportunity to reassure the millions Americans, members my own family and my neighbors and my community and plenty people sitting at home, this was his opportunity to do that, to provide a positive or uplifting message. Instead, you saw the president’s answer to that question right now.”
Trump’s beef with the media still lingers and it doesn’t look like it’ll end anytime in the near future.
While the coronavirus crisis continues to impact life around the world, Ariana Grande is speaking out.
The “thank u, next” singer has taken to social media with a PSA urging her millions of followers to take caution. She stressed the severity of the pandemic, which has already infected over 150,000 people and killed another 6,400 worldwide, and been declared a national emergency by President Trump.
“i keep hearing from a surprising amount of people statements like ‘this isn’t a big deal’ / ‘we’ll be fine’… ‘we still have to go about our lives’ and it’s really blowing my mind,” wrote Grande. “i understand if that is how u felt weeks ago. but please read about what’s going on. please don’t turn a blind eye.”
While some people have been practicing social distancing, with work and school canceled, many continue to go about their daily lives, possibly contributing to the spread of COVID-19. Grande warned her young followers of the potential dangerous consequences.
“it is incredibly dangerous and selfish to take this situation that lightly. the ‘we will be fine because we’re young’ mindset is putting people who aren’t young and / or healthy in a lot of danger. you sound stupid and privileged and you need to care more about others. like now,” she added.
The Trump administration has faced a lot criticism in the past few years but in wake the recent Coronavirus scare, America is depending on the President to make some crucial decisions on behalf the public’s health. Trump and Pence were scheduled to meet with several airlines amid talks a bailout. But before doing so, he held a press conference where he reminded everyone that he can’t keep Obama’s name out his mouth.
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A rule that was passed under the Obama administration has apparently slowed down the roll out COVID-19 testing, according to Trump. “That was a very big move,” Trump said as he claimed to have fixed this problem. It was something we had to do and we did it very quickly. And now we have tremendous flexibility, many many more sites, many many more people, and you couldn’t have had that under the Obama rule and we ended that rule very quickly.”
Trump’s problem-solving skills have no led to a six-figure donation his 2019 Q4 salary to the HHS “to support the efforts being undertaken to confront, contain, and combat Coronavirus.” As pointed out by Vox, the $100K donation comes months after his budget proposal that advocated for cutting the HHS’s budget by 10% which is ultimately billions dollars. By comparison, $100K isn’t all that much, especially considering that Trump is still banking f his other business ventures that he refused to let go when entering fice.
President Donald Trump has already begun ramping up his campaign efforts as the general election is going to take place on November 4th this year. In order to effectively campaign, Trump has decided to fly around the country and hold rallies in various different states. Recently, Trump was in Colorado and he had a very special guest with him. Of course, we are talking about UFC President Dana White.
TMZ recently caught up with White where they asked him about his recent trip and what it meant to him. As White explained, he was never actually supposed to speak but the President wanted him to. White also spoke about UFC fans who may jump ship knowing White is an avid Trump supporter.
“I wasn’t really campaigning, he called me and asked me if I wanted to go to Colorado “he said, ‘Wanna go to Colorado?’ So, I said, ‘Yeah.’ So, we flew over to Colorado for the day and then back to Vegas,” White explained before talking about the fans. “I could give a s**t. I don’t give a s**t. If you don’t like me because I’m friends with this guy, that’s your problem, not mine.”
Clearly, White is very comfortable with his political believes and truly doesn’t care that people have an issue. With the election drawing near, it will be interesting to see if White does anymore campaign stops.
Donald Trump has been on the Internet going wild today. First, he took shots at the beloved Barack Obama on Twitter in the midst his impeachment trial. But today, he unveiled the logo for the US Space Force, the newly launched branch as part the US military. Whether or not the US Space Force was launched to combat the possibilities an alien invasion remains to be unseen but with all this Area 51 talk, this might be the first time Trump’s taken preventative (we’re looking at you, Donald Trump Jr.).
Anyhow, Trump hit Twitter today where he unveiled the US Space Force’s new logo and within moments, people were quick to point out just how familiar it looks like, especially among Star Trek fans. In fact, many pointed out that the logo is damn-near identical to the Starfleet logo. It’s not surprising that Trump, out all people, would pick this one as the logo. ‘
“The US Space Force seal honors the Department the Air Force’s proud history and long-standing record providing the best space capabilities in the world,” a Space Force rep said. “The delta symbol, the central design element in the seal, was first used as early as 1942 by the U.S. Army Air Forces; and was used in early Air Force space organization emblems dating back to 1961. Since then, the delta symbol has been a prominent feature in military space community emblems.”
As Star Trek alumnus and Trump critic, George Takei, who played the role Hikaru Sulu, tweeted, “Ahem. We are expecting some royalties from this…”
R. Kelly‘s legal woes are far from done. As the singer sits in jail awaiting trial for ual abuse charges, the world has tuned into the follow-up to Surviving R. Kelly. The second docuseries, subtitled, The Reckoning, followed the aftermath the initial documentary that resulted in his arrest. Throughout the entire scandal, his two girlfriends, Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage, combatted claims that he had essentially brainwashed them and turned them into his slaves.
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Following the fake Patreon account claiming to belong to Joycelyn Savage, Azriel Clary got up and left the condo in the Trump Tower that she was living in with Savage. At the time, people were speculating why she could’ve left and if it had anything to do with the claims allegedly made by Savage on her Patreon account. Clary didn’t deny it but she also didn’t confirm it, making it abundantly clear that she feels no pressure to speak on the matter if she doesn’t want to.
Now that she’s out the Trump Tower, it appears that she may have copped herself her own crib. Clary hit the ‘Gram where she gave fans a little glimpse her new spot. “Baby steps is better than no steps,” she wrote on one IG story as she began the tour her crib. “When you’re humble your blessings are that much sweeter #diditallbymyself,” she added in the next post.
The idiot the day is without a doubt Chuck Bonniwell, who co-hosts a Denver based radio show with Julie Hayden. Considering major political events that have taken place in America, with President Donald Trump getting impeached, Chuck really said on air that he wished for a “nice school shooting” to take place so it would distract people from getting Donald out fice.
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“Talking about the never-ending impeachment Donald Trump,” he said. “You know, you wish for a nice school shooting to interrupt the monopoly.” Julie then interrupted him, saying: “No, don’t even say that. Don’t call us. Chuck didn’t say that.” Clearly, the damage was already done.
By no surprise, 710 KNUS station cancelled the show. Chuck followed-up with a half-ass response on Twitter, not at all apology for his insensitive words but just writing that he’s “sorry it was not received that way,” and it was “meant as a joke.”
“Given the history school violence that has plagued our community, 710 KNUS confirms that an inappropriate comment was made on the Chuck & Julie show by co-host ChuckBonniwell. A programming decision was made to end the program immediately,” the radio station said in an ficial statement.
As the U.S. Justice Department prepares to take legal action against Live Nation, U.S. Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) attacked what she called a “broken ticketing industry.”
In a Twitter post that referenced our earlier about how the Justice Department plans to seek a legal remedy to force Live Nation to follow the consent decree that they agreed to a decade ago (and possibly extend it), Sen. Klobuchar wrote:
“Americans purchase millions of tickets each year and shouldn’t be forced to pay sky-high prices because of unchecked consolidation in a broken ticketing industry. I’ve called for accountability and I’m glad it’s happening.”
This is not the first time that Sen. Klobuchar has called out Live Nation for their alleged practices. Back in August, she and fellow senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) a five-page letter to Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim, who runs the Justice Department’s antitrust division, calling on him to investigate Live Nation for possible anti-competitive practices and to extend the consent decree.
It would seem that — even in this environment of hyper-partisanship — President Trump’s Justice Department was in concurrence with the two senators, as they got exactly what they wanted.
According to Billboard, the Justice Department has identified five separate violations of the consent decree by Live Nation. They relate to the company threatening — either directly or indirectly — to withhold tours from certain venues if these venues did not renew their contracts with Ticketmaster.
If true, this would be a definitive violation of the consent decree, which specifically forbids Live Nation from threatening or retaliating against venues that choose not to use Ticketmaster.
The Justice Department is reportedly also looking into complaints that Ticketmaster is attempting to control the secondary ticketing market in an anti-competitive manner.
So far, Live Nation has yet to comment on Sen. Klobuchar’s post. Though the markets reacted, with Live Nation’s stock price falling 1% for the day.
Saturday night, at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Kamaru Usman beat rival Colby Covington in the UFC 245 headliner with a fifth-round TKO.
It was Usman’s first welterweight title defense and the victory maintains his perfect record in the UFC.
With such a big fight, came a lot great reactions on social media.
“When 2 wrestlers end up banging the whole fight!! Respect!!!👊🏽🔥,” wrote Brian Ortega on Twitter afterward.
Much the discourse was politically based, with Covington ostensibly supporting Trump throughout the build-up to the fight. “Kamaru Usman, The Nigerian Nightmare, who originally comes from one those “shit hole” countries according to Trump, just beat down his favorite fighter and MAGA supporter Colby Convington. He’ll be tweeting trash for a while because he can’t talk due to the broken jaw. #UFC245,” said Wajahat “Abu Khadija” Ali, a contributing writer for The New York Times.
“They were chanting ‘USA!’ for me, let’s be honest,” Usman said the crowd. “I’m more American than him. I am what it means to be an American. I’m an immigrant who came here and worked my ass f tirelessly to get to the top. I still prevailed, and that’s what it means to be an American.”
Hunter Biden has been at the center much controversy in the past few months. While his name has been brought up during the recent impeachment due to his seat on the Burisma, a Ukranian natural gas company, it appears he was up to much more during that time. According to PageSix, employees at a famous strip club in DC have a suspicion that he previously smoked crack inside a VIP.
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Archibald’s strip club in Washington, D.C. was a place where Hunter Biden allegedly frequented, dropping thousands dollars over the course several visits, as well. Biden’s previously acknowledged issues with substance abuse in the past but Archibald has now alleged that he may have been smoking crack in a VIP room at their club in 2018. A security guard said that there was no issue with Biden except for one time when they had “suspicion drug use.”
“There was a smell burning Styroam in the VIP room. We told him nothing illegal can go on here,” Ritter said. “We didn’t see anything illegal. After he was spoken to, the smell stopped.” Adding, “VIP employees suspected it was crack.”
Joe Biden made his entrance race to become the Democratic nominee in the 2020 Presidential election earlier this year. Trump used the Ukraine scandal in an attempt to distract the public from his own scandal but so far, investigations haven’t proven that Hunter Biden did anything wrong.
Donald Trump’s questionable tactics, poor judgment and obsession with online bullying has now all been used against him since none other than Nancy Pelosi has launched an impeachment against the 45th president the United States. Pelosi made the ficial announcement today, making it known that Congress will begin the inquiry. “The President must be held accountable. No one is above the law,” she stated.
Of course, Trump jumped on his favorite platform choice to call Pelosi’s move “Witch hunt garbage.”
“Such an important day at the United Nations, so much work and so much success, and the Democrats purposely had to ruin and demean it with more breaking news Witch Hunt garbage. So bad for our Country!” he wrote.
The impeachment follows a shocking complaint that POTUS forced the Ukrainian president to investigate Joe Biden and his son. According to a whistleblower, President Volodymyr Zelensky was pressured by Trump to see whether Biden used his political power to protect his son’s business in Ukraine. When it was announced that Trump held $400 million in military aid to Ukraine, the report seemed like it could be true but Trump claimed it was only because he wanted other Europen countries to contribute as well.
“I’ve said to people, ‘As soon as we have the facts, we’re ready.’ Now we have the facts. We’re ready … for later today,” Pelosi stated earlier today. “… If the president brings up, he wants them to investigate something his political opponent, that is self-evident that it is not right. We don’t ask foreign governments to help us in our election.”
Jeffrey Epstein, the financier who rubbed shoulders with America’s most elite, was supposed to have been checked by guards every 30 minutes, states a report by The New York Times. The 66-year-old was awaiting trial in Metropolitan Correctional Center on federal charges that he sexually abused dozens teenage girls. After being denied bail, Epstein was found in his cell unconscious with marks around his neck. He was allegedly placed on watch after that. Still, he was found dead in his cell at 6:30 AM on Saturday. His death has been ruled a suicide, for now. Apparently, the 30-minute guard checks were not being completed.
The Manhattan jail had transferred Epstein’s cellmate and allowed him to be alone in a cell just two weeks after he had been taken f suicide watch, a decision that violated the jail’s normal procedure, two ficials told The Times. The Justice Department and the F.B.I are now investigating the suspicious activity surrounding the death Epstein. The wealthy financier has ties to the Clintons, Donald Trump, and Leslie Wexner, the billionaire behind Victoria’s Secret. Although there is no evidence foul play yet, people on social media are already blaming his death on his connections to the nation’s most elite.
After this past weekend’s mass shootings tragedies in El Paso and Dayton that took the lives 31 innocent individuals and injured dozens more, a Walmart employee in San Bruno, California has organized a walkout to protest the store’s gun sales. Walmart is one the largest gun and ammunition retailers in the world and its for that reason why Thomas Marshall contacted more than 20,000 employees and started a petition.
“Of all the gun tragedies, this hit the closest to home for a lot us,” the 23-year-old told CNN. “I felt like I had to do something or else I would really be complicit in a company that was continuing to sell firearms.” The Change.org petition is just a handful signatures away from hitting its 50,000 goal, directed at Walmart CEO Doug McMillon.
“We would like to see Walmart take a unified and public stance against guns and gun violence. We urge our leadership to cease the sale all firearms and ammunition, ban the public open and concealed carry weapons on company property and in all stores, and cease WALPAC donations to NRA backed -A/A+ politicians,” the petition reads.
The New York Times has confirmed a report concluding that Hamza bin Laden, son infamous Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, is dead. Sources have alleged that the U.S. was involved in the operation leading to his death but provided no specific details about the mission. The ficials and details required anonymity for the safety those involved.
The sources did say that the death took place during the first two years the Trump administration, notably before February when the State Department announced a $1 million reward for any information about his whereabouts. Apparently, his death had not been confirmed by that point. The would-be heir to Al Qaeda had reportedly threatened to attack the United States on multiple occasions; however, his death is mostly a symbolic success patriotism for the United States, as Al Qaeda has not been an immediate threat for years.
Ali Soufan, a former F.B.I. agent and expert on Al Qaeda, says the death “significantly damages Al Qaeda’s plans for moving to the second generation.” President Trump has declined to comment on reports his death. The C.I.A. is currently still on the hunt for remaining Al Qaeda leaders. Ayman al-Zawahri, in particular, is believed to be leading the organization.
Bryan Cranston was at the Tony Awards last night and accepted an award for portraying newsman Howard Beale in the Broadway play, Network. Bryan not only dedicated his acceptance speech to journalists everywhere but also sent a message to President Donald Trump letting him know that media is now the enemy, in regards to Trump’s “fake news” rants.
“I would like to dedicate this to all the real journalists around the world both in the print media and also broadcast media who actually are in the line fire with their pursuit the truth,” he told the audience, as perCNN. “The media is not the enemy the people. Demagoguery is the enemy the people.”
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While Trump’s name was not called out, it’s clear who Bryan was referring to and even discussed the perception the media further after his speech, detailing how it’s “absurd” to believe that media is the enemy the people.
“If that message keeps getting propagated over and over and over again, sometimes it starts to seep in,” he explained. “The perception the truth is ten more important than the truth. Because if people believe it, it doesn’t matter really if it’s true or not. So, the opposite message has to be continued to put out there.”