JCCs and Schools in 12 States Attacked Just Today
500 Headstones Overturned at a Jewish Cemetery on SaturdayÂ
“A member of my family evacuated from a JCC today. He is three years old.”
While it’s just mid-afternoon 20 Jewish schools and community centers across the nation have receivedÂ bomb threats from both inside and outside the U.S. Federal law enforcement says the attacks are “coordinated.”Â
Today marks at least the fifth day this year that terror attacks targeting mostly Jewish children, and elderly people, have occurred. Additionally, at least two Jewish cemeteries this month have been attacked, with hundreds of of gravestones being overturned. On Saturday, a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia suffered a massive attack. Originally reported as 100 headstones, a new report saysÂ more than 500 headstones were overturned.Â
Today, organizations in at least 11 states â€“Â Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Virginia, according to theÂ JCCÂ AssociationÂ ofÂ NorthÂ AmericaÂ â€“ received bomb threats, but minutes ago NBC News’ Peter Alexander posted a list that also includes Rhode Island, bringing the total to 12 states:
BREAKING: In total, 20 bomb threats received today by JCC’s (13) & Jewish day schools (7). Full list of sites here. pic.twitter.com/TIwyDSCzot
â€” Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) February 27, 2017
â€” Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) February 27, 2017
“The calls range from individuals phoning in bomb threats to â€œrobo calls,â€ which are either machine-generated voice threats or recordings,” CBS News reports, calling it “a nationwide investigation.”
“The FBI is also examining whether hacked communication devices were used. Whoever is behind the calls may have hacked into other peopleâ€™s phones, communication devices, and/or email addresses and is using those means to make the threats.”
In Scarsdale, New York, 100 children had to be evacuated earlier today:
Today’s attacks bring the total since Trump becameÂ President to at least 89 attacks against schools and community centers.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer today took the extraordinary step of denouncing the recent attacks.
â€œThe president continues to be deeply disappointed and concerned into the reports of further vandalism at Jewish cemeteries,â€ Spicer said. â€œThe president continues to condemn these and other forms of anti-Semitic and hateful acts.â€
Press Sec: Pres. Trump “deeply disappointed and concerned” by new incidents of vandalism and bomb threats against Jewish communities. pic.twitter.com/MVMaNGSZVJ
â€” ABC News (@ABC) February 27, 2017
Some responses via Twitter:
â€” Roben Farzad (@robenfarzad) February 27, 2017
just to put this in context- when you hear a JCC received a bomb threat and had to be evacuated- most of those are fucking preschools.
â€” Ari Fishbein (@arifishbein) February 27, 2017
â€” sandy wheatley (@regal480) February 27, 2017
A member of my family evacuated from a JCC today. He is three years old.
â€” (((Carly Pildis))) (@CarlyPildis) February 27, 2017
â€” Samantha Levy-Arnold (@TheSamanthaLevy) February 27, 2017
â€” (((Mark Russell))) (@MarkusJRussell) February 27, 2017
â€” Jonathan Greenblatt (@JGreenblattADL) February 27, 2017
This infuriates me. Kids evacuated from a JCC while POTUS barks at a Jewish reporter to sit down and offers only perfunctory disapproval. https://t.co/Eg88zzKHvl
â€” Mr. Media Training (@MrMediaTraining) February 27, 2017
My son was evacuated this morning in a #JCC bomb threat. This is not normal. It is not ok. It’s not the future I want for any of our kids.
â€” Andrea Flynn (@dreaflynn) February 27, 2017
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‘I’ve Studied So Hard’: Internet Mocks Trump for Bragging He ‘Aced’ a Cognitive Test – ‘His Dementia Is Obvious’
Back in November President Donald Trump was rushed to Walter Reed Medical Center. The White House never told the American people the real reason, claiming he was having a portion of his annual physical done early because he was going to be busy the following year.
POTUS health. WH says Saturday trip to hospital was “routine” & he’s “fine” despite break from past practices. Here is glimpse of Pres Trump and what appears to be WH physician Sean Conley getting into motorcade. Watch. (h/t @WinstonNBC) pic.twitter.com/8ZynFF2ytQ
— Kelly O’Donnell (@KellyO) November 17, 2019
Thursday night the President admitted to Fox News’ Sean Hannity that “recently” at Walter Reed he had been given a “cognitive test,” and, he claimed, “aced it.” He added his doctors were “very surprised.”
“I actually took one, when I uh, very recently when, I uh, when I was you know the radical left was saying, ‘Is he all there? Is he all there?’ I proved I was all there, because I aced it,” Trump, sounding as if he realized he should not have mentioned it, told Hannity. “I aced the test.”
The President went on to say his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, “should take the same exact test, a very standard test. I took it at Walter Reed Medical Center in front of doctors and they were very surprised. They said, ‘That’s an unbelievable thing. Rarely does anybody do what you just did.’”
Trump bizarrely bragged to Hannity that he “aced” a cognitive test he took at Walter Reed.
Doctors “were very surprised. They said, ‘That’s an unbelievable thing. Rarely does anybody do what you just did.'”
Is this a normal thing to do during a physical? pic.twitter.com/V1Xm4CQGhI
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) July 10, 2020
As many on social media noted, acing a cognitive test is not something to brag about. The test is often administered amid concerns.
The Washington Post notes that back in January of 2018, Trump took “the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, which is designed to detect mild cognitive issues, largely in older people. The 10-minute exam asks patients to identify animals in pictures, draw a clock, and perform basic word-recall exercises.”
On social media some expressed concern over the president’s health, suggesting he might have suffered a stroke last year. Others noted the American people deserve to be told more about his health. And many mocked Trump for bragging about the test.
— Cornel Flows (@FlowsAndolini) July 10, 2020
Even if it were true, “the doctors were *very* surprised I passed a cognitive test” is not really the slam dunk the president thinks it is. https://t.co/7hk0LAFxcZ
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) July 10, 2020
Why is this moron permitted to be in charge of the nuclear codes? https://t.co/EsfcPjNmEY
— Jag (@jjeffg99) July 10, 2020
A stroke-like incident (see secret trip to Walter Reed) would require a cognitive test, no?
And a doc may be very happy to see a patient able to successfully identify a farm animal, count to 20, or tell a circle from a square.
Amazed, even, when the patient was a known idiot.
— Thom Hartmann (@Thom_Hartmann) July 10, 2020
I watched this interview tonight live and was shocked that President Trump revealed that he had recently taken a cognitive test at Walter Reed. Wow. We obviously need to know more about that visit. https://t.co/rWvdAItgZ8
— Michael McFaul (@McFaul) July 10, 2020
Trump stumbles & spills his Walter Reed trip included a cognitive test. His trip was urgent, prob after he was incoherent & prob included a sequential MRI. He’s clueless a/b how bad he sounds w/ “The Doctors were very surprised.” His dementia is obvious & they are carrying him https://t.co/TNXfIHOWn1
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) July 10, 2020
Trump passed his cognitive test at Walter Reed. The Doctors put it on a table and he walked right past it.
— JeremyNewberger (@jeremynewberger) July 10, 2020
My mother aced the last cognitive test she was given. Shortly before she died at the beginning of last year, the nurse asked “Who is the president?” My mother’s last words, proving her absolute mental clarity to the end were, “Trump–I hate him.”
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) July 10, 2020
Could *YOU* “ace” Trump’s cognitive test?
1) Where are we right now?
2) What is today’s date?
3) Can you draw a clock that shows the time as ten past eleven?
4) Can you identify pictures of 3 animals?
5) Can you draw a picture of a cube?
— David Frum (@davidfrum) July 10, 2020
Good morning! I woke up early to cram for my cognitive test.
— Hil.i.am (@hilaryluros) July 10, 2020
Lmao — the #SupremeLoser trump is BRAGGING about his cognitive test at Walter Reed, saying he “aced” it.
I don’t think “they didn’t say I was crazy to my face” is something to be bragging about, tbh. SAD!pic.twitter.com/TtwmRtBCAR
— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@mmpadellan) July 10, 2020
Wish me luck in taking my cognitive test today and if I don’t ace it I’ll be crushed. I just can’t let @realDonaldTrump be smarter than me. I’ve studied so hard
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) July 10, 2020
It makes me think that mysterious run to Walter Reed last fall was actually for a stroke.
His shirt was open when he got in the limo, so it suggested some sort of cardiac event. A stroke would fit, and that would prompt a cognitive test as well.
— Jedi, Interrupted 🏳️🌈 (@JediCounselor) July 10, 2020
Did Trump just admit he was given a cognitive test during his secret visit to Walter Reid Hospital? Why yes, yes he did. https://t.co/yPUjMT5HEJ
— Mike Madrid (@madrid_mike) July 10, 2020
Trump Tells Fox News the New ‘Black Lives Matter’ Sign on Fifth Avenue Is Like He’s Being ‘Prosecuted’
President Donald Trump appeared to reveal another quid pro quo during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity.
MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell pointed it out during an interview with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).
“I was very nice to Mayor de Blasio. I got him ventilators when he needed them… I got him the gowns. I got him the masks. I got him everything. Then he throws a big Black Lives Matter sign right down in the middle of Fifth Avenue. I was so good to him and to Gov. Cuomo, like nobody’s ever been good. And then all you end up doing out of that place is getting prosecuted.”
He went on to call New York City a hellhole.
Sending personal protective equipment from the federal stockpile and the federal government coming to the aid of Americans in a pandemic does not typically mean that he, as the leader of the country, would get something in return like blind loyalty.
At the same time, the president appears to believe that a “Black Lives Matter” sign is some kind of prosecution of him. It was something Harris keyed in on, saying that BLM has nothing to do with Trump.
“I think we’ve been talking about, for about four years, the various forms of narcissism,” said Harris. “Black Lives Matter is not about Donald Trump. It’s about Black lives that do matter.”
See the video below:
Kamala Harris on Trump’s tantrum over Black Lives Matter being painted in front of Trump Tower on 5th Ave:
“Black Lives Matter is not about Donald Trump. It’s about Black Lives. That DO matter.” 🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/FgsSRg3F6C
— ✊🏾 ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER ✊🏾 (@flywithkamala) July 10, 2020
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This week, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman willingly left the Army after decades of honorable service. He cited a concerted campaign of “bullying” from the highest branches of power in the United States, and now more details are becoming known.
A New Yorker report revealed that top aides to President Donald Trump were told that they needed to find dirt on Vindman that could justify the firing of the decorated war hero.
“Vindman expected to go to the National War College this fall—a low-profile assignment—then take another foreign posting,” the New Yorker reported. “But, in a final act of revenge, the White House recently made clear that Trump opposed Vindman’s promotion. Senior Administration officials told [Defense Secretary Mark] Esper and Ryan McCarthy, the Secretary of the Army, to dig for misconduct that would justify blocking Vindman’s promotion. They couldn’t find anything, multiple sources told me. Others in the military chain of command began to warn Vindman that he would never be deployable overseas again—despite his language skills and regional expertise.”
Vindman’s crime was complying with a subpoena.
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