‘Sean Spicer Gets a Recovery Tour After Lying to the Public for Months but the First Woman Nominee Is Supposed to Go Into Hiding’ Asked One Social Media User
The stars at Sunday night’sÂ 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards were shocked and stunned when former White House press secretary Sean Spicer appeared on stage pushing a wheeled podium.Â
Emmys host Stephen Colbert set up Spicer’s appearance by wondering how big the audience insideÂ the Microsoft Theater in Los AngelesÂ was, asking, “Sean, do you know?”
Sean Spicer makes the opening statement at the #Emmys
I can bet most of the ppl in the room have never heard of him. pic.twitter.com/9QeZlxTm55
â€” Devin Sena (@DevinSenaUI) September 18, 2017
The response was disbelief, captured best by Anna Chlumsky’s reaction:
â€” EntertainmentTonight (@etnow) September 18, 2017
But for those watching the awards show from home, a much different reaction. Not shock, but anger.Â
One funny thing is that Sean Spicer still has not acknowledged that he was lying about the size of the inauguration crowd.
â€” Daniel Dale (@ddale8) September 18, 2017
Viewers were outraged that the man who lied to the American people for PresidentÂ Donald Trump â€“Â literally from day one â€“Â was being given the opportunity to polish and refresh his image, while having never paid for his offenses.
While press secretary, Sean Spicer told lie after lie after lie to protect President Trump. He twisted the truth and repackaged facts into fantasy, all, as one person on Twitter just put it, to help “further the agenda of a sociopath.”
Hillary’s supposed to go away but Spicer helped further the agenda of a sociopath and he’s booked on awards shows. Okay. #Emmys
â€” shauna (@goldengateblond) September 18, 2017
Many were angry that Spicer â€“ who has nothing of substance to offer â€“Â is being welcomed to return to the small screen, while Hillary Clinton â€“ who has everything to offer â€“Â is “supposed to” disappear,Â according to conservatives.
Sean Spicer gets a recovery tour after lying to the public for months but the first woman nominee is supposed to go into hiding
â€” JeremyConstantinople (@smartflexin) September 18, 2017
Steve Bannon got a 60 Minutes feature & Sean Spicer got an #Emmys cameo, but Hillary Clinton needs to “shut up & go away”? Mmkay.
â€” Sarah Lerner (@SarahLerner) September 18, 2017
Love how folks will never forgive Hillary Clinton but will give this guy a whole new career in entertainment pic.twitter.com/uHpF2QnxDH
â€” Heather Dockray (@Wear_a_helmet) September 18, 2017
Here’s what others had to say:
Harvard fellowships, Emmy appearances, huge speaking fees: there’s just gonna be no penalty for working in Trump’s White House, huh?
â€” Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) September 18, 2017
Fuck Sean Spicer. He doesn’t deserve that moment of levity. #Emmys
â€” Charles ClymerðŸ³ï¸â€ðŸŒˆ (@cmclymer) September 18, 2017
Yeah, I’m not here for Spicer’s rehabilitation tour. He knowingly lied to the American ppl to cover for T.
I won’t forgive him. Period.
â€” ðŸŒŽ Alex Singer ðŸŒŽ (@AlexCSinger16) September 18, 2017
Ugh NO to Sean Spicer. It’s so great that we can embrace someone who used a powerful position to abuse the press and lie to America.
â€” Mark Harris (@MarkHarrisNYC) September 18, 2017
The degree to which Sean Spicer has faced no consequences is a glimpse into the post-Trump future.
â€” Jamelle Bouie (@jbouie) September 18, 2017
SEAN SPICER DOES NOT GET TO BE FUNNY
â€” Ira Madison III (@ira) September 18, 2017
â€” Sarah Lerner (@SarahLerner) September 18, 2017
I know people who were offered opportunities to lie for Donald Trump and quietly declined.
Harvard & The Emmys calling the wrong folks
â€” Tim Miller (@Timodc) September 18, 2017
DON’T FUCKING THINK THAT WE FORGOT ABOUT THIS SPICEWAD pic.twitter.com/Rncnse2iNy
â€” Sarah Lerner (@SarahLerner) September 18, 2017
â€” Philip Lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) September 18, 2017
ha ha ha remember how Sean Spicer was a lie-peddling disaster for America
â€” Marc (@MarcSnetiker) September 18, 2017
How about we don’t let Sean Spicer try to reinvent himself after he willingly lied every day for Donald Trump?
â€” Kaili Joy Gray (@KailiJoy) September 18, 2017
I actually found this pretty gross. Using the White House to sell egregious lies isn’t really funny. https://t.co/IwHF97HZLq
â€” Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) September 18, 2017
everyone who had a hand in bringing spicer on stage should be deeply, profoundly embarrassed
â€” Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) September 18, 2017
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Army Soldier Who Allegedly Discussed Plans to Bomb a Major News Network Arrested by FBI: Report
A U.S. Army soldier has been arrested after allegedly discussing plans to blow up a major American news network, and allegedly suggesting targeting Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has been arrested by the FBI. The suspect, Jarrett William Smith, also allegedly wanted to travel to Ukraine to fight a violent far-right group, and distribute information about how to make bombs, according to ABC News.
“A large vehicle bomb,” Smith allegedly said when discussing wanting to blow up a major news network’s headquarters. “Fill a vehicle full of [explosives] then fill a ping pong ball with [commonly available chemical] via drilling then injection. Put the ball in the tank of the vehicle and leave. 30 minutes later, BOOM.”
In suggesting targeting former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke, Smith reportedly had this conversation:
“You got anyone down in Texas that would be a good fit for fire, destruction and death?” an undercover FBI agent asked.
“Outside of Beto? I don’t know enough people that would be relevant enough to cause a change if they died,” Smith allegedly replied.
Speaking to an FBI informant Smith allegedly “discussed a plan for an attack inside the U.S., his search for more ‘radicals’ like himself, and the possibility of killing members of the group Antifa.”
Leading a Facebook group chat Smith also allegedly told another suspect, “Oh yeah, I got knowledge of IEDs for days. We can make cell phone IEDs in the style of the Afghans. I can teach you that.”
Smith “has been charged in Kansas with distributing information relating to weapons of mass destruction.”
GOP Mass Exodus: ‘Staggering’ Number of House Republicans Leaving – One Way or Another – Since Trump Became President
The ongoing GOP mass exodus is even larger than many may have realized. Nearly four out of every ten Republican Representatives who were in office the day Donald Trump was sworn in as president no longer are or have announced they no longer will be U.S. Congressmen or Congresswomen.
The Washington Post reports that in the almost three years since Trump took office, due to resignations, retirements, and election losses “nearly 40 percent of the 241 Republicans who were in office in January 2017 are gone or leaving.”
Calling the retirement numbers alone “particularly staggering,” the Post reports “41 House Republicans have left national politics or announced they won’t seek reelection” since Trump took office – and that does not include election losses.
16 of those 41 resignations and retirements are from this year alone. Two more resignations are to run for the Senate.
“That dwarfs the 25 Democrats who retired in the first four years of former president Barack Obama’s tenure — and Republicans privately predict this is only the beginning.”
Publicly many of these Republicans “cite family as the reason for leaving,” but privately they point to the direction Trump has taken the GOP, and their “pessimism” about retaking the House majority next year.
Read the entire report here.
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Internet Scorches ‘Delusional’ ‘Mob Boss’ Trump After He Again Gets Caught ‘Confessin’ to Impeachable Crimes’
True to form President Donald Trump effectively doubled down on his earlier admission he talked to the president of Ukraine about former Vice President Joe Biden and “corruption.” And this time he added a new element: admitting he used hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid as leverage.
Speaking to reporters as he headed into the United Nations Monday the president of the United States had no trouble trashing his top political opponent while copping to seeking dirt on Biden and his son, Hunter.
“We’re supporting a country,” Trump said of Ukraine, from which he had withheld $250 million in military aid to fight Russia.
“We want to make sure that country is honest,” Trump claimed. “it’s very important to talk about corruption. if you don’t talk about corruption, why would you give money to a country that you think is corrupt?”
Trump again basically cops to asking Ukraine about Biden: “We’re supporting a country. We want to make sure that country is honest…it’s very important to talk about corruption. if you don’t talk about corruption, why would you give money to a country that you think is corrupt?” pic.twitter.com/u2zlloPl1X
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) September 23, 2019
NCRM could find no reports of Trump discussing withholding aid from foreign nations over issues of corruption. But he has said he would accept aid or support from foreign governments for his campaign.
Responses to Trump’s remarks at the UN have been filled with outrage. A sampling:
Confessin’ to impeachable crimes on social media. Is this part of Trump’s insanity defense? https://t.co/6LaEhVIdAA
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) September 23, 2019
And cops to withholding the money. https://t.co/IQcOpFQuml
— digby (@digby56) September 23, 2019
He just admitted the quid pro quo!!! https://t.co/1zBbkcWp6S
— Ken Gude (@KenGude) September 23, 2019
Kind of hard to make the case that “WE NEED TO WAIT AND INVESTIGATE” while the suspect continually confesses on national television to the crime. https://t.co/tC7OUwYrlf
— Matt Rogers 🎙 (@Politidope) September 23, 2019
This is the suspect admitting to the elements of the crime https://t.co/HT2suDkm5i
— Dylan Williams (@dylanotes) September 23, 2019
For all you @SenateGOP and @HouseGOP cowards claiming the reports about Trump extorting Ukraine into digging up dirt on his political opponent are fake news, here he is – your mob boss – admitting to it AGAIN.
cc @senatemajldr @GOPLeader https://t.co/CrwMnryZsT
— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) September 23, 2019
I’m genuinely not sure anymore if Trump is so brazen about his criminality because he knows Congress won’t do anything about it or bc he’s so delusional & entitled and so completely surrounded by sycophants he actually believes the law doesn’t apply to the presidency. https://t.co/UyWQkNwVQ0
— Zack Hunt (@ZaackHunt) September 23, 2019
He just keeps admitting to a criminally corrupt and impeachable offense because he believes no one is going to do a damn thing about it https://t.co/SzAwuUP0H2
— Leigh Drogen (@LDrogen) September 23, 2019
— CC (@ccmoose01) September 23, 2019
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