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Trump Changed the Name of an Important Federal Children’s Health Committee – Here’s Why It Still Hasn’t Done Anything

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President Donald Trump in February changed the name of a well-known Health and Human Services Dept. committee focused on children’s health, but has never appointed anyone to it. Trump changed the name of what was the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition to the “President’s Council on Sports, Fitness, and Nutrition.”

He literally took the time to swap two words, issuing an executive order revoking an earlier executive order issued by then-President Barack Obama.

The Obama order changed there name to add the word “Nutrition,” a focus championed by First Lady Michelle Obama. She was a strong advocate for the Council and toured the country with her “Let’s Move!” campaign.

“The Council shall be composed of up to 30 members,” Trump’s executive order notes. Yet after almost 15 months in office, the President has not appointed a single person to it.

The Council has been all but dormant. It has never had a meeting during Trump’s tenure. Its last blog post was January 3, 2018. The logo (above), however, was updated.

There is a Presidential Champions program, “a physical activity awards program designed to motivate individuals to make regular physical activity a permanent part of a healthy, active lifestyle.” It’s being discontinued in June.

There are supposed to be annual Council Awards, “for those who have contributed in various ways to the advancement or promotion of physical activity, fitness, sports, or nutrition nationwide.” None have been given during Trump’s tenure.

Raw Story’s Brad Reed reported on Monday this tweet from the First Daughter and Senior Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump on Sunday:

Reed notes Ivanka Trump “showed ignorance of federal child nutrition and fitness programs that her own father has short changed,” and points to this response decimating her, from Ret. Gen. Mark Hertlin.

 

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‘Act of War’: Trump Blasted for ‘Chilling’ Statement Calling Election an ‘Insurrection’

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Donald Trump, the twice-impeached former president, on Thursday issued what is being called a “chilling” statement on the election and the insurrection he incited.

“The insurrection took place on November 3, Election Day. January 6 was the Protest!” Trump said in a statement released Thursday afternoon.

Former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh simply and clearly calls it an “act of war.”

U.S. Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) during debate on the House floor has “repeatedly” been “calling on Republicans to denounce the Trump statement,” according to reporter Jamie Dupree.

“All my colleagues were elected on November 3,” McGovern said. “If you believe that Election Day was an insurrection, then your election results are illegitimate.”

McGovern is not the only one to blast the Trump statement:

Some journalists are also slamming the former president’s latest remarks.

S.V. Dáte, the White House correspondent at HuffPost weighed in, saying, “Donald Trump tried to overthrow American democracy after he lost his election by 7 million votes, but nearly a year later, he’s still lying. About all of it.”

Washington Post national political reporter Felicia Sonmez called it a “chilling statement … that makes clear his stance on peaceful democracy vs. violent insurrection.”

Washington Post White House bureau chief Ashley Parker pointed to the statement and said: “In which Trump’s shamelessness continues to be his political super power.”

ProPublica Senior Reporter Peter Elkind says: “This is the position of the widely embraced leader of the GOP. Republicans all behind that?”

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Trump’s New Social Media Site ‘Hacked’ Just Hours After Announcement

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Donald Trump announced Wednesday night he is launching TRUTH Social, a new social media site next year to fight “Big Tech,” because “We live in a world where the Taliban has a huge presence on Twitter, yet your favorite American President has been silenced.”

Within hours that brand new site, in a pre-launch state, was “hacked.”

“Trump announced he was launching a new media company, Trump Media & Technology Group, and its ‘Truth Social’ app,” Newsweek reports. “The ‘Truth Social’ app will begin a beta launch for ‘invited guests’ in November, with a nationwide rollout planned for early 2022, according to a press release.”

The Washington Post’s tech reporter, Drew Harwell, was hard at work late Wednesday night, revealing that accounts for Donald Trump and Mike Pence were either created by those who are not them, or those accounts were vulnerable and hacked.

The Daily Dot’s tech writer says he is the one who created the Donald J. Trump account:

Apparently Trump’s TRUTH agents were able to cut access to the vulnerable site:

 

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‘I Think Someone May Be Trying to Kill Me’: Matt Gaetz Spins Stunning Conspiracy Theory on House Floor

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Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) made an unexpected announcement during a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

“I think someone may be trying to kill me,” Gaetz said shortly after he was recognized on the House floor. “If they are successful, I would like my constituents and my family to know who stopped their arrest.”

Gaetz then claimed that he received a death threat from someone who claimed to be a professional hit man on Twitter and who supposedly traveled to Washington D.C.

According to Gaetz, the Capitol Police recommended that the individual be arrested, but the Department of Justice supposedly refused to take action.

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