Donald Trump Admits Seeking Advice From Infamous Anti-Gay Hate Group Leader
Defending that he said “Two Corinthians” instead of the commonly-accepted “Second Corinthians” during his Liberty University speech this week, Donald Trump Thursday admitted that Tony Perkins wrote at least that part of his speech. The GOP presidential frontrunner made the admission in an interview Wednesday evening with CNN’s Don Lemon, who blasted him for the error, an error that was a clear sign of just how unfamiliar Trump actually is with the Bible.
“Frankly,” Trump told Lemon, “Tony Perkins wrote that out for me, Tony thought it would be great. He knew I was going to Liberty, he has a great respect for Liberty.”
Most of Trump’s speech was his basic stump speech with only a few changes for his audience, as several pundits noted.
Trump went on to describe Perkins â€“Â the long-time head of the Family Research Council that under his leadershipÂ became an anti-gay hate groupÂ â€“ as “a very very good guy.”
Trump and Perkins have rarely been linked together, but this slip up reveals the depths of the far-right Trump is willing to access to further his political aspirations.
Perkins, who has revealed a strong appetite to run for political office again, likely sees attaching his bandwagon to the Trump empire as beneficial, praising him over the summer.
“Donald Trump is the result of a Republican leadership here in Washington, D.C. that has been playing political footsies with Barack Obama rather than fisticuffs,” Perkins said. “People are tired of it, and that includes evangelicals.”
This new revelation should concern the LGBT community, who so far has mostly escaped Trump’s racist and xenophobic attacks on Mexicans and Muslims.
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‘Pay-Per-View’: Internet Slams Boston Globe for Saying Americans Don’t Want to See Trump Dragged Out of the White House
“This is a deep, almost surreal misunderstanding of our nation”
The Boston Globe is probably surprised after publishing a piece asking, “What if Trump won’t leave the White House?”
On social media the paywalled newspaper tweeted, “Even a nation hooked on drama does not want to see a US president dragged out the front door of the White House on Jan. 20, so we asked experts in the art of persuasion how they go about dislodging the reluctant.”
The responses were passionately opposed to the Globe’s premise, including some suggesting billing it as a pay-per-view event could reduce the nation’s debt. And the volume of responses caused “Boston Globe” to trend.
Take a look.
You misspelled “WE ALL WANT TO SEE HIM DRAGGED OUT THE FRONT DOOR OF THE WHITE HOUSE” https://t.co/Ons9t0ZN5f
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) November 24, 2020
Dear Boston Globe,
Not only do I want to see this, we can pay off a decent amount of our national debt by making it an international pay per view event.
We send Gritty in, and he doesn’t emerge until his quarry is secured. https://t.co/0L3N7e6uTz
— Richard Jeter (@MilesToGo13) November 24, 2020
SPEAK FO YO DAMN SELF
— Elie Mystal (@ElieNYC) November 24, 2020
I have gathered a list of volunteers to haul his ass out, so long that if paper were required, a forest of trees would come down. https://t.co/g39H2RBIyS
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) November 24, 2020
the comments to this are like 90% “Hell yeah we do” https://t.co/XomSzE2jU3
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) November 24, 2020
Trump terrorized me and my family and much of this country for 4yrs. Don’t dare tell us that we are “hooked on drama” when all the drama came from that White House.
Personally, I’d like to see Trump rolled out Hannibal Lecter style. Safer for all concerned. https://t.co/eDyyL7wvTr
— Victoria Brownworth (@VABVOX) November 24, 2020
Y’all sure about that??? https://t.co/pVrX4o3Wr2
— Joy WE VOTED!! WEAR A MASK!! Reid 😷) (@JoyAnnReid) November 24, 2020
The Boston Globe is severely mistaken if it genuinely believes no one wants to see Trump dragged out of the White House.
— Santiago Mayer (@santiagomayer_) November 24, 2020
The Boston Globe does not speak for me or my desires https://t.co/0FUwXCs0AA
— Chad Vigorous (@PrettyBadLefty) November 24, 2020
I’d pay good money to watch Trump get Jazzy Jeff’d. The Boston Globe does not speak for me. https://t.co/RDgSVTWEZ1
— Harry Cassidy (@Hlee3D) November 24, 2020
or, hear me out, we could bring back tarring and feathering https://t.co/I5ER2iiukw
— yam corb (@samcorb) November 24, 2020
This is a deep, almost surreal misunderstanding of our nation https://t.co/T3l3FxlqYo
— Bill Corbett (@BillCorbett) November 24, 2020
The Boston Globe not understanding my deep desire to sit on that lawn and watch Trump be dragged out of the WH by his comb over while ICE ships his wife back to wherever the fuck she came from. pic.twitter.com/cagjywwWNf
— Wait_For_it (@BronxBaker82) November 24, 2020
We could pay off the national debt making that pay-per-view. I’d watch it over and over.
— toronodon (@toronodon) November 24, 2020
I want him dragged even if he’s willing to go.
— Elon Green (@elongreen) November 24, 2020
I’d happily pay to watch that mango-faced fuckopotamus get dragged out of the White House.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) November 24, 2020
I want him dragged even if he’s willing to go.
— Elon Green (@elongreen) November 24, 2020
I absolutely want to see that. I want to see it in person. https://t.co/tvdqxFMdKO
— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) November 24, 2020
You really can’t read the room…
— BGryphon (@bgryphon) November 24, 2020
What the fuck are you talking about? OF COURSE WE DO. https://t.co/hI3bQ2Un6V
— Red (@Redpainter1) November 24, 2020
‘Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs’: CNN’s Acosta Slams Trump Appearing Before Reporters to Grab Credit for DOW Hitting 30,000
President Donald Trump made a surprise, unscheduled appearance before reporters Tuesday afternoon to take credit for the DOW breaking the 30,000 mark for the first time – despite him also taking credit for the DOW from the day he was elected in 2016.
Investors were actually responding to Joe Biden being one step closer to being sworn in as President after the General Services Administration administrator ruefully released about $7.3 million in transition funds to the Biden team Monday night.
CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta weighed in on Trump’s surprise appearance and decision to take credit, saying it’s “hard to put the cereal back in the box when you’ve gone cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.”
He also called Trump’s remarks “the strangest, weirdest thing I’ve ever seen in the White House briefing room,” and “just the strangest thing – to see the President run, basically, come out into the briefing room, we have White House staffers shouting at us to get in our places because he wanted to walk into the room.”
“It’s hard to put the cereal back in the box after you have gone cuckoo-for-cocoa-pops…” @Acosta @CNN describes President Trump strange visit to the White House briefing to take credit for the stock market doing great today. pic.twitter.com/tbymJTJPQG
— Rebecca Aguilar (@RebeccaAguilar) November 24, 2020
Reporters in the White House press briefing room after Trump exited – without taking questions or conceding the election – could be heard saying, “What the hell was that?” and “Well that was weird as shit.”
After Trump left the room, you can hear a reporter say, “Well that was weird as shit.” pic.twitter.com/lrkjlEHx3h
— The Recount (@therecount) November 24, 2020
Watergate Lawyer Explains Why Biden Has No Choice but to Prosecute Trump
The last thing that President-elect Joe Biden wants to do is be inundated by crimes committed by the previous administration. Biden is a “worker,” looking forward toward a future that repairs relationships with the international community, fixes regulations, revives government agencies and, hopefully, bring public servants back to fill positions. There’s just one problem, however, Donald Trump.
Writing in the Washington Post on Tuesday, Philip Allen Lacovara, a former counselor to the Watergate special prosecutor, explained that Biden may not have any options. It’s a sentiment, Andrew Weissmann, former senior attorney to special counsel Robert Mueller, agrees must happen.
In the case of former President Barack Obama, he was facing the worst economic recession since the Great Depression. Prosecuting former President George W. Bush, Gina Haspel and others for the violent torture conducted on prisoners of war wasn’t a priority. In the case of former President Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford said he hoped to end the “long national nightmare” that was the Watergate scandal. Weissmann argued Biden has no other option but to uphold the power of the special counsel. Lacovara agreed, saying Biden shouldn’t repeat the same mistakes as previous presidents.
“Biden and some of his advisers may believe that the best way to close the book on the Trump presidency, with all of its corruption, abuse and mendacity, is simply to forget the past four years,” wrote Lacovara. “In virtually any other presidential succession, this course might be prudent and consistent with our history of peaceful transitions without recrimination, vindictiveness or rummaging around for criminality.”
Trump is in a category by himself. “One need not embark on a malicious hunt to identify serious criminal abuses by Trump and many of his closest aides,” said Lacovara, explaining that the conduct by him and his administration showed a pattern of disregard for public order, “including those embedded in federal criminal statutes.”
In Watergate, a special prosecutor was appointed because “no person is above the law,” even a president. With Nixon, the interview with David Frost revealed the former president’s attitude was “when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal.”
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