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Conservative Pundit: Hillary Damaged an Entire ‘Generation of Girls’ by Not Divorcing Bill – So Melania Must Leave Donald



Conservative pundit S.E. Cupp says Hillary Clinton damaged the girls of her generation by standing by her husband instead of divorcing Bill Clinton. Cupp, who is 39, is insisting that Melania Trump now owes it to this “generation of girls” to do “what Hillary did not do for mine, and leave her jerk of a husband.”

Whatever private individuals may think of the marriage of Hillary and Bill Clinton, it is astonishing that a conservative – someone from the party of “family values” – would encourage divorce.

It is also absolutely none of her business.

S.E. Cupp has forged a niche for herself as a conservative with a few more liberal leanings. Her Fox News gigs have turned into an HLN show, and she has a long-running column at the N.Y. Daily News.

“Donald Trump has very likely cheated on his wife, multiple times, with porn stars and playmates and who knows who else, and that this is all playing out very publicly, is particularly humiliating for Melania Trump,” Cupp writes, and said on her HLN show:

(She even uses a footage of Barron Trump in her HLN piece, which is just plain wrong.) (HLN is part of the CNN network.)

“While it’s hard to imagine she didn’t know who she married, she’s also just a woman, wife and mother like the rest of us. There’s a real person in there, and she must be reeling.”

Actually, maybe she is, and maybe she isn’t. And Cupp knows exactly no more or less than you or I do. For all we know, Donald and Melania have an open marriage. Or an “understanding.”

What happens inside of anyone’s marriage is no one’s business, unless there’s emotional and/or physical abuse.

Once again, the right wing thinks it has the right to dictate how people should behave in their private lives. And blaming Hillary Clinton for anything in this matter is just typical of the obsessed far right.

What Donald Trump is and has done to his country I find disgusting. Personally, what he has done to his family I think is too.

But calling on Melania Trump – or any woman – to divorce her husband is beyond the pale.

It is her decision, and hers alone. That S.E. Cupp thinking Melania Trump needs her advice, or has an obligation to the country to quit her marriage is astonishingly belittling and demeaning to the First Lady, as a human being.

Far be it from me to defend a single member of the Trump family. I’ve made it clear exactly what I think of them all (at least those adults with a public profile.)

And I’m not. But marriage is the business of the two people in it, and no one else’s.

Shame on S.E. Cupp for thinking it’s hers.

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‘Shaping Policies’: Trump Official in Charge of Personnel at HHS Has Been a College Senior – Report



The Trump administration put a college senior in charge of personnel at the Dept. of Health and Human Services, Catherine Granito. She appears to have graduated this spring.

A Politico report Monday afternoon, “Trump administration shakes up HHS personnel office after tumultuous hires,” revealed the stunning placement – including that she has been “playing a role in shaping policies in the middle of a pandemic.”

HHS has an annual budget of $1.286 trillion. As of 2015 it had 79,540 employees.

“White House Liaison Emily Newman and her deputy Catherine Granito will be shifting full-time to the Voice of America’s parent organization, the United States Agency for Global Media, HHS chief of staff Brian Harrison told senior staff on Monday,” the Politico article states.

It adds that “Granito — an undergraduate at the University of Michigan as recently as this spring — had been in charge of the health department’s personnel while playing a role in shaping policies in the middle of a pandemic.”

Granito’s LinkedIn page says she attended the University of Michigan until May as a student athlete playing lacrosse and notes she majored in English language and literature. A Google search shows that page listed her as an “advisor” at HHS.

Her Facebook page says she “Works at U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”

The recent Michael Caputo scandal appears to have involved Granito.

“Granito, who was in the class of 2020 at the University of Michigan, was involved in political appointees’ recent scrutiny of CDC Deputy Director Anne Schuchat, a career civil servant. Caputo and his team raised concerns about Schuchat this spring after she publicly acknowledged missed opportunities in the nation’s response to the coronavirus.”


Image: Official White House Photo of HHS Sec. Alex Azar and President Donald Trump by Tia Dufour via Flickr

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Kayleigh McEnany Says Trump ‘Very Likely’ Will Nominate New Supreme Court Justice Before Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Buried



White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany says President Donald Trump will announce his nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, mostly likely by Tuesday. The late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will lie in repose at the Supreme Court. The date of her funeral, which will be a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery, has not even been announced yet.

Asked if the nomination would be announced “before Wednesday,” she replied, “I think that’s very likely.”

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Monday morning also hinted the announcement would come Tuesday.


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Trump Says He Will Make SCOTUS Nomination Next Week – Appears He Will Use Seat to Strengthen Where He Is Weak in Polls



President Donald Trump says he will announce his nominee to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “next week.”

He made clear his primary deciding factors will be to help him in the polls.

Trump told reporters Saturday afternoon “most likely” he will choose a woman.

CNN reports he is leaning towards choosing a woman mostly because he is doing poorly in the polls with women.

Trump spoke about two women judges. He talked about Barbara Lagoa, noting she is Hispanic and from Florida. He is struggling in the polls with Hispanics and in Florida.

Reporters also asked about Amy Coney Barrett, a far right wing anti-choice, anti-LGBTQ extremist. Trump spoke positively about her as well. Reports say she is the current frontrunner.

This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.

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