Ten minutes after President Barack Obama announced he would be personally tweeting from his new Twitter account, the right began calling him a “n*gger.”Â
Editor’s note: It should go without saying that we find all these tweets and the image beyond abhorrent, as we noted in the article below. Some have complained to Facebook, which removed the article from my Facebook page.Â
Also, the Washington Post’s Jonathan Capehart very kindly linked to this article but some Post readers didn’t understand that we oppose these vile statements of hate againstÂ the President, so now we’re getting hate messages via social media.
Just want to be totally clear where we stand.
At 11:38 Monday morning, President Barack Obama sent his first tweet from the new White House Twitter account, @POTUS (President of the United States).
Hello, Twitter! It’s Barack. Really! Six years in, they’re finally giving me my own account.
â€” President Obama (@POTUS) May 18, 2015
Here at NCRM, announcing the news about 45 minutes later, we joked, “Someone’s going to have to break it to him that he doesn’t get to keep the account when he leaves office…”
But back on Twitter, it took conservatives all of ten minutes to start engaging in despicable acts, by calling President Obama “nigger.”
@POTUS get cancer nigger
â€” Doxful (@DoxfulTheGod) May 18, 2015
That was the first, but hardly the last. A quick search this morning found 60 tweets that included @POTUS and nigger, like these:
@POTUS What do you call the first black president of the United States? >Nigger
â€” John J. Johnson (@JohnJJohnsonMN) May 18, 2015
@POTUS So hello,nigger
â€” Ð’ÐµÑÐµÐ»Ñ‹Ð¹ Ð§ÐµÐºÐ¸ÑÑ‚ (@VeselyChekist) May 18, 2015
@POTUS fuck off nigger
â€” ï¸ (@lrishStranger) May 18, 2015
@POTUS nice job with the banner, gotta let everyone know that you’re some kinda communist nigger right?
â€” Gippo Dudee (@DudeeGippo) May 18, 2015
@POTUS please stop being a nigger it’s bad
â€” niko (@gamesiguess) May 18, 2015
â€” Doxful (@DoxfulTheGod) May 18, 2015
@POTUS nigger go fuck yourself
â€” M I Ke Kast (@KastKe) May 19, 2015
@POTUS SO WILL THE PERSON THAT CALLED YOU A NIGGER BE CHARGED WITH A HATE CRIME, LIKE WHEN GAYS ARE CALLED FAGGOTS?
â€” PROTECT GUN RIGHTS (@GruntVet2012) May 19, 2015
Of course, the “n” word wasn’t the only ugly slur the right threw at @POTUS.
We counted eleven instances of tweets calling @POTUS a “fag,” five with “faggot” or “faggots,” and you can imagine the rest of the tweets from the right, like this one:
â€” Jeff Gully (@jeffgully49) May 18, 2015
Just remember, liberals are “silencing” the right.Â
â€” Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) May 19, 2015
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‘None Whatsoever’: US Diplomat Burns to the Ground Trump Lie That Joe Biden’s Actions Are ‘Corrupt’
President Donald Trump’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, George Kent, in bombshell testimony Wednesday destroyed the president’s lie that Joe Biden’s actions, especially toward Ukraine, are “corrupt.”
Asked if there any factual basis to support Trump’s allegations, Kent replied: “None whatsoever.”
Kent debunks Trumpworld’s argument that Joe Biden’s dealings in Ukraine were somehow corrupt pic.twitter.com/B3NDloJWIO
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 13, 2019
Taylor Staffer Overheard Trump Impatiently Asking Sondland About ‘The Investigations’ Day After Infamous July 25 Call
The acting ambassador to Ukraine said he has learned since his closed-door testimony that President Donald Trump appeared keenly interested in the status of an investigation into Joe Biden by Ukraine.
Bill Taylor, the president’s top diplomat in Ukraine, testified Wednesday that he learned last week from a staffer, after he was deposed in a closed-door hearing, about an incident that took place a day after Trump’s call to his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky.
“Last Friday, a member of my staff told me of events that occurred on July 26,” Taylor testified.
Taylor was visiting the front of Ukraine’s war with Russia at the time with Kurt Volker, then a special envoy to the country, and a member of the ambassador’s staff accompanied EU ambassador Gordon Sondland to a meeting with Andrey Yermak, an aide to Zelensky.
“Following that meeting, in the presence of my staff at a restaurant, Ambassador Sondland called President Trump and told him of his meetings in Kyiv,” Taylor testified. “The member of my staff could hear President Trump on the phone, asking Ambassador Sondland about ‘the investigations.’”
“Ambassador Sondland told President Trump that the Ukrainians were ready to move forward,” Taylor added.
Taylor’s staff member asked Sondland what the president thought about Ukraine, and the acting ambassador was troubled by his State Department colleague’s response.
“Ambassador Sondland responded that President Trump cares more about the investigations of Biden, which Giuliani was pressing for,” Taylor testified. “At the time I gave my deposition on October 22, I was not aware of this information. I am including it here for completeness.”
Taylor said he first reported that new information through the State Department’s legal adviser, and then through attorneys for both House Republicans and Democrats.
Nunes Promotes Debunked Conspiracy Theories: Democrats Colluded With Russia and Are ‘Culpable’ of ‘Malfeasance’ in Ukraine
Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Devin Nunes (R-CA) in his opening remarks on the first day of public witness testimony in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, charged House Democrats with wholly debunked conspiracy theories. Among them, that Democrats – not Donald Trump – colluded with Russia, and Ukraine, not Russia, attacked the 2016 U.S. elections. Also, that Democrats, not President Trump, committed wrongdoing against Ukraine.
So, Nunes is claiming (falsely) that Democrats both colluded with Ukraine and attacked Ukraine (video below.)
“Democrats have a long habit of accusing Republicans of offenses they, themselves, are committing,” Nunes claimed. “For years they accused the Trump campaign of colluding with Russia when they themselves were colluding with Russia by funding and spreading the Steele Dossier that relied on Russian sources. And now they accuse President Trump of malfeasance in Ukraine, when they, themselves, are culpable. The Democrats cooperated in Ukrainian election meddling,” Nunes charged.
Literally every word is a lie.
Remember that the U.S. Intelligence Community unanimously decreed that Russia attacked the 2016 U.S elections. That fact was once again proven during the Mueller investigation, and in the Mueller Report. There is literally zero proof of Nunes’ claims.
Nunes, who may be best remembered for his dramatic dark of night visit to the White House in 2017, where he was given information by the Trump administration only to claim it was from a secret source. That information was falsely framed to suggest (wrongly) the Obama administration had illegally investigated the Trump campaign.
Nunes: Democrats colluded with Russia, not Trump. pic.twitter.com/SFy53dL2MC
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 13, 2019
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