Rubio Thinks Banning All Semi-Automatic Weapons Is a ‘Problem’
Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) was repeatedly booed while talking to a parent who called his comments last week after the Parkland, Florida high school mass shooting “pathetically weak.”
The audience delivered a standing and cheering ovation to the parent, Fred Guttenberg, who lost a daughter one week ago on Valentine’s Day.
Senator Rubio tried to not answer the parent’s question, were guns a factor in the shooting that took his child and 16 other people.
“Look at me and tell me guns were the factor in the hunting of our kids,” Guttenberg pleaded, “and you will work with us to do something about guns?”
Sen. Rubio is confronted by Fred Guttenberg, whose daughter was killed in the Parkland shooting: â€œLook at me and tell me guns were the factor in the hunting of our kids … and you will work with us to do something about gunsâ€ #StudentsStandUp https://t.co/vjDOxP1usk
â€” CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) February 22, 2018
Sen. Rubio was booed when he responded, “Let me tell you what I said last week.”
Rubio dodged the question, until forced to say yes.
He also explained why he thinks a ban on assault weapons won’t work, suggesting also that it’s impossible to define what assault weapons are. That earned him boos as well.
Marco Rubio gets booed for refusing to ban assault weapons. Absolutely amazing. pic.twitter.com/AD7nnEq5GH
â€” igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) February 22, 2018
“What I believe a better answer would be” is to ban people with mental health issues from owning guns, rather than banning any guns, Rubio said.
He also said “the problem” with a ban on AR-15s is “you would have to ban every semi-automatic rifle sold in America.” The audience cheered the “problem.”
Rubio says: “you would literally have to ban every semi-automatic rifle” as if it were a bad thing….
Instead, crowd goes wild. Oops. pic.twitter.com/cWi6uzK0gW
â€” igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) February 22, 2018
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Trump’s Mental Decline Compared to Reagan’s Hidden Alzheimer’s in Brutal MSNBC Assessment
On Saturday morning a deadly serious MSNBC panel took up Donald Trump’s increasingly erratic behavior of late, which led one panelist to sincerely suggest the president needs to be evaluated by mental health officials because she believes the White House is covering for him.
Speaking with host David Gura, MSNBC legal analyst Maya Wiley admitted that she is no doctor, but that there are signs of the president’s decline that reminded her of how Ronald Reagan’s White House hid his Alzheimer’s from the public.
“This is the man last week said he was the second coming, the ‘chosen one,’” Wiley began. “It is very, very difficult to not have a conversation about whether or not he’s competent to serve as president. I say that because there were actually objective measures this week.”
“So there’s the possibility, of course, he is just a president without a platform and, therefore, he’s not going to stick to one position and he’s going to waiver based on whoever is influencing him because he doesn’t stand for anything,” she elaborated. “That’s one narrative. The other possibility is, as we saw with Ronald Reagan, who actually did have Alzheimer’s and it was kept under wraps. I just don’t understand why we not actually ask and have a confrontational conversation about whether or not there’s something more going on here with his health, because there are certain statements and behaviors that simply require some analysis because he is the leader — supposedly the leader of the free world.”
“I just want to say that it’s both those things, I don’t know which one is true,” she cautioned. “I’m not making a statement of fact, but this week was a new chapter in bizarre.”
Former Dem Senator Hilariously Nails Perfect Impression of ‘Pouting’ Trump at G7 Because Nobody ‘Likes Him’ There
During the “Overtime” segment of HBO’s Real Time, former North Dakota Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D) made fun of Donald Trump before he arrived at the G7 summit in France, saying he will pout his way through the weekend because the other world leaders loathe him.
With host Bill Maher asking how the Trump will conduct himself, Heitkamp immediately went into a very recognizable arms-crossed pout, which caused the audience to burst into laughter.
After the two posed as Trump and German leader Angela Merkel from the last get together, Heitkamp had a few things to say about the president.
“Pouting, the president will pout,” she smirked. “Because people don’t like him. and he knows they don’t like him. And when people don’t like him, he pouts.”
“It’s embarrassing, it’s not just ridiculous,” she added. “And it’s dangerous, it’s dangerous with everything that is going on.”
Host Maher added, “He shouldn’t even go, he doesn’t even want to be there.”
‘A Monumental Fraud and Failure’: Trump Had a Plan to ‘Blow Up’ the G7 and Give the ‘Middle Finger’ to Our Allies: Report
President Donald Trump’s plan was to bully our G7 allies on a range of issues by touting the strong U.S. economy. As The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent wrote Friday morning, “Trump will proclaim his ‘America First’ agenda a smashing success, and throw that in the faces of our European allies.”
That plan will have to be changed now that his trade war with China just exploded.
China imposed tariffs of $75 billion of U.S. goods on Friday. Trump launched a tweetstorm causing the DOW to drop more than 600 points (at several times during the day more than 700 points.)
The president apparently found wiping out the value of millions of Americans’ 401(k)s amusing:
The Dow is down 573 points perhaps on the news that Representative Seth Moulton, whoever that may be, has dropped out of the 2020 Presidential Race!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 23, 2019
And just an hour after the markets closed, Trump once again took to Twitter, announcing he is increasing tariffs against China on $250 billion of goods.
“Trump’s appearance [at the G7] will in reality demonstrate that the very nationalist agenda he will be touting is, thus far, a record of deep fraudulence and failure, covered up with lies,” Sargent added. “Trump’s ‘America First’ agenda, particularly the trade war with China, is a key reason the U.S. economy is now at greater risk of tipping into recession.”
“It’s important to appreciate just how heavily Trump’s political mystique relies on the constant middle finger he gives to allies and international leaders. It’s central to the story he told in 2016 and the one he’ll tell in 2020.”
Last year President Trump promised winning trade wars is “easy.”
When a country (USA) is losing many billions of dollars on trade with virtually every country it does business with, trade wars are good, and easy to win. Example, when we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don’t trade anymore-we win big. It’s easy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 2, 2018
Read the entire piece at The Washington Post.
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