President Donald Trump used his weekly message to say “Happy Mother’s Day” with a tribute to his own mother, Mary MacLeod, who passed away in 2000.
“So much of what I’ve done and so much of what I’ve become is because of my mother,” President Trump said. “She was just incredible. warm, loving, really smart, could be tough if she had to be, but basically she was a really nice person.”
“I miss her a lot,” he noted.
Happy Mother’s Day!!! pic.twitter.com/zw71dnT7TJ
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2018
But one mother President Trump did not mention is his current wife, the First Lady. Many found this to be odd, since Melania Trump is the mother of their child, 12-year old Barron Trump.
And they made clear their disappointment.
— Jeremy Hooper (@goodasyou) May 13, 2018
— SuzyBlueLady (@SuzyBlueLady) May 13, 2018
Did anyone else notice that he failed to mention the mother of HIS child, Melania Trump? Those two really can’t stand each other can they? Since he won’t do it, Happy Mother’s Day @FLOTUS! https://t.co/m247pL62PA
— (p)Resident Clown (@4YearNightmare) May 13, 2018
Melania doesn’t even get a mention 😂 https://t.co/Qzj5bxnauc
— #tangkapJhoLow™ (@esKahn) May 13, 2018
I wonder if he bothered to say this to his wife? https://t.co/9bTjzJXZlX
— BJ (@BJS063) May 13, 2018
As usual it’s all about you, what about the mother’s of your children you man baby attention whore. Like Melania, who you cheated on when she became a mother. You are despicable. https://t.co/uk7HM0IOcP
— Genine Steed (@geninious) May 13, 2018
— MOMommyRN (@asthehosptuRNs) May 13, 2018
This President, however, did remember his wife and the mother of his children:
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) May 13, 2018
Happy Mother’s Day, to all the moms out there!
Per the White House press pool, Trump arrived at the Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Virginia, at 10:45 AM.
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Trump Swipes at Mark Zuckerberg Asking for White House Goodies: ‘He Didn’t Do Too Well’
Former President Donald J. Trump mocked Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and “big tech” during an interview on Tuesday when he appeared on Fox News with Sean Hannity.
Trump meandered throughout the interview and went off on a tangent claiming he did “big things” when discussing the 2020 election. Trump said Zuckerberg visited the White House “trying to get goodies,” but that “he didn’t do too well.”
Trump added, “So I thought that he was concerned we were doing things. We were doing things. Had we had a second term, we would have had that much, really, pretty much under control. We had some incredible things planned for big tech.”
Watch the video below.
Lincoln Project Trolls Trump with New TV Ad Where He’s Currently Vacationing
According to the Sun Sentinel, the group has bought air time in the West Palm Beach market from Wednesday through Jan. 5. Trump is scheduled to be in the area until Jan. 3.
“A major pillar of The Lincoln Project’s 2020 strategy was aiming to torment an audience of one — Trump — through advertising on cable shows he’s sure to watch on channels such as Fox News,” the Sentinel reports. “That’s the aim of the latest effort, which seeks to drive a wedge between Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, who will preside over the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress at which the electoral votes making Joe Biden the next president will be counted.”
The ad focuses on recent reports that say Vice President Mike Pence is “backing away” from Trumpworld’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
“When Mike Pence is backing away from you, you know it’s over,” the ad states.
Watch the ad below.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) December 22, 2020
‘A Parting Gift to Dictators’: Trump Issues Final Round of Foreign Military Sales in Middle East
On Monday, writing for The Washington Post, columnist Brian Klaas tore into outgoing President Donald Trump for a final round of foreign military sales in the Middle East that function as a “parting gift to dictators” — and suggested he could even be using them to set up a private quid pro quo down the road in his post-presidency.
“All three regimes have abysmal human rights records,” wrote Klaas. “Saudi Arabia has beheaded dissidents, subjugated women and detained female activists who have pushed for reforms, and murdered and dismembered Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The United Arab Emirates is home to torture, arbitrary detention and forced disappearances. Egypt’s dictatorship has carried
“Given past behavior, we know how these weapons will likely be used,” warned Klaas. “Despots will use them to help facilitate war crimes in places such as Yemen and the Sinai Peninsula while maintaining an iron grip over their own populations — all aided and abetted by the U.S. government.”
And even worse, Klaas argued, Trump himself could be using these sales to call in a personal favor from these countries in his post-presidency. “Once Trump leaves the White House, odds are good that he will cash in,” he wrote. “Seen in that light, the recently approved arms sales and military technology transfers are even more worrying. Are they just the beginning of a quid pro quo?”
All of this is occurring as President-elect Joe Biden alleges the Pentagon is obstructing him from getting all of the national security information he requires for the transition — something administration officials deny.
“For the past four years, Trump has painted the image of a United States that consistently sides with tyrants,” concluded Klaas. “Biden now has an opportunity to reverse Trump’s catastrophic foreign policy. He should take it.”
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