At 6:43 AM Friday morning Sen. Marco Rubio took to Twitter to blast a Capital Gazette reporter’s use of the “F” word on CNN the night before.
Sign of our times… the F word is now routinely used in news stories, tweets etc It’s not even F*** anymore. Who made that decision???
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) June 29, 2018
Selene San Felice was speaking live on-air to Anderson Cooper when she said: “I don’t know what I want right now but I’m gonna need more than a couple days of news coverage and thoughts and prayers…thanks for your prayers but I couldn’t give a f*ck about them if there’s nothing else.”
Those remarks didn’t sit well with the two-term U.S. Senator and failed GOP presidential candidate who is perhaps best known for suggesting on the campaign trail that his Republican opponent, now President Donald Trump, was not well-endowed.
Rubio, after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting also took to Twitter to express his frustration, with those calling for bans on assault weapons.
And Rubio didn’t even respond to the news that five people had been shot to death Thursday. Not a press release. Not a statement. Not a tweet. Not a word.
Many on social media blasted or mocked the Florida Senator for being more upset that the word “fuck” was used live on-air than that five people, including four dedicated journalists, were shot dead in their newsroom.
Worry about so-called bad words in a time when Congressmen can’t bring themselves to care about children ripped from parents and instead hold an emergency hearing on the world’s most investigated emails of a person who has been out of government for 5 years? That’s fucking crazy.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) June 29, 2018
“And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything.”
— IT’S MY COUNTRY AND I’LL CRY IF I WANT TO (@Litzz11) June 29, 2018
You doing anything to stop putting kids in fucking cages?
— Ezra 🌊 Levin (@ezralevin) June 29, 2018
A message from your base. pic.twitter.com/ygAPFMl11Z
— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod) June 29, 2018
This is unquestionably the major issue of today.
— Prof. Garrett Epps (@Profepps) June 29, 2018
When you care enough to tweet about the media using the word fuck more than the deaths of victims and the survivors you are showing your true colors.
— Beth Bryson (@maddezmom) June 29, 2018
have families been reunited? who made that decision? #civilitydisobedience
— Doris (@starr_d) June 29, 2018
See the thing about that is, you haven’t passed meaningful gun reform yet, Senator. Also, where are the children?
— Patrick DiGiovanni (@Arch_Raider) June 29, 2018
We use the F word because all you offer after a mass shooting is “Thoughts and prayers” & a Bible quote. So stop taking money from the NRA and do your F-en job to enforce stricter gun control! That’s why we use the F word because we are FED up and FRUSTRATED that you do nothing!
— James (@JamesSNYC) June 29, 2018
There are nearly 2000 fucking kids who were taken from their fucking parents by the fucking government that you fucking work for, most of whom haven’t been fucking returned. And you’re going to make a fucking word the fucking thing you make noise about? Are you fucking serious?
— Sleeping Giants (@slpng_giants) June 29, 2018
Get the fuck over it. The F-word is far, far less offensive than your capitulating, mealy-mouthed obeisance to Trump.
— Boy Culture Blog (@mattrett) June 29, 2018
Your president, the guy you defend everyday uses it publicly. “You can tell them to go f… themselves” remember?
— romario de souza (@kkdesouza11) June 29, 2018
Sign of the times. Scotus Justice resigns amid scandal that his son loaned $ 1 Bil dollars to the presidents son and the GOP thinks it’s proper for this president to nominate a replacement while under investigation.
Please don’t tweet about swearing.
— Natalie (@Natgcoh) June 29, 2018
Who made the decision that shootings were commonplace and therefore acceptable? Might be your party.
— Sandy Tomich 🌊🌊 (@SandyTomich) June 29, 2018
Hmm… how do you feel about it Senator? I mean… “F*** your feelings, amiright?”
— OutOfContextClues (@OutOfCntxtClues) June 29, 2018
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‘Real Winner’: Internet Destroys Trump for Congratulating Racist, Islamophobic, Anti-Semitic QAnon Conspiracy Theorist
President Donald Trump Wednesday morning congratulated a QAnon conspiracy theorist who has racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic beliefs for winning her Republican Congressional primary. Marjorie Taylor Greene is now the GOP’s candidate to face Democrat Kevin van Ausdal in November.
“Congratulations to future Republican Star Marjorie Taylor Greene on a big Congressional primary win in Georgia against a very tough and smart opponent. Marjorie is strong on everything and never gives up – a real WINNER!” Trump tweeted.
Politico published a video of Greene making vile and offensive remarks, but Georgia Republican voters cast their ballots for her anyway. The remarks were so offensive Politico had to place a disclaimer at the beginning to ensure viewers knew they did not endorse her hatred.
Watch: We uncovered hours of videos of Marjorie Taylor Greene, a leading GOP congressional candidate in Georgia, expressing racist, Islamophobic and anti-Semitic views. https://t.co/y6oZzomnlR pic.twitter.com/DKv8sCPjrK
— POLITICO (@politico) June 18, 2020
In the video Greene “suggested that Muslims do not belong in government; thinks black people ‘are held slaves to the Democratic Party’; called George Soros, a Jewish Democratic megadonor, a Nazi; and said she would feel ‘proud’ to see a Confederate monument if she were black because it symbolizes progress made since the Civil War,” Politico reported.
She also insists the Quran cannot be used to swear elected officials into office. “No. You have to be sworn in on the Bible,” she says, which is false.
Her QAnon conspiracy theories make her an even less suitable candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives.
Many condemned Trump on Twitter for endorsing Greene – take a look:
She called Pelosi a "bitch" last night. She said Q, from the QAnon conspiracy theory, is a "patriot." She called George Soros a "Nazi" (he is Jewish and survived Nazi-occupied Hungary.) And she claimed there was "an Islamic invasion into our government." https://t.co/BcE7taqBm8 https://t.co/7qefoXzGRa
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) August 12, 2020
Trump embraces Marjorie Taylor Green, a believer in Qanon, a conspiracy theory that asserts liberal Hollywood actors and Democratic politicians are running an international child sex-trafficking ring and Trump is the only one who can stop them https://t.co/iMuK4xZTLd
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) August 12, 2020
Wow. Donald Trump just endorsed a racist, anti-Semitic QAnon supporter. Even some members of the GOP House leadership are going to be uncomfortable with this.
— Russell Drew (@RussOnPolitics) August 12, 2020
QANon supporter with some “racially charged” language in her recent past who threw out reporter from victory party who tweeted she called Pelosi a “bitch” and who is endorsed by Charlie Kirk. That about covers it.
— Matthew Boedy (@MatthewBoedy) August 12, 2020
I grew up across the street from Marjorie my entire childhood.
After watching her videos I’m now wondering what her family was saying about my black family, my Vietnamese next door neighbor, and my Korean next door neighbor.
— Carlos Whittaker (@loswhit) August 12, 2020
Trump is saying a QAnon candidate who thinks there's a 'deep state' of child-molesting Satanist traitors and has made racist, anti-Semitic and Islamophobic comments in the past is a "future Republican Star"
So, that tracks. https://t.co/7bACpi4Mbk
— Lis Power (@LisPower1) August 12, 2020
If crackpot Q conspiracy theories are everything then, yes, she is strong on everything.
— Inigo Montoya Resists 🏳️🌈 🌊 🇺🇸 🌈 ❄️ (@IMontoyaResists) August 12, 2020
The president of the United States, giving Georgia's racist conspiracy nut a hearty welcome to the Republican mainstream. https://t.co/WJNGYIomnF
— Jay Bookman (@jaysbookman) August 12, 2020
‘Propaganda Machine’ Kayleigh McEnany Blasted for False Claim Trump Has ‘Great Record’ on LGBTQ Issues
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany is under fire for claiming President Donald Trump has a “great record” on LGBTQ issues.
Trump, who is the most anti-LGBTQ president in modern history, has been rolling back hard-won protections for LGBTQ people in all areas of government, since taking office three and a half years ago.
McEnany was asked about Trump’s ban on transgender service members, which he announced via Twitter on July 26, 2017, as the Washington Blade’s Chris Johnson reminded her Monday. She did not have much to say and appeared to respond by reading from prepared notes on a list of items.
“I haven’t talked to him about that specific policy, but this president is proud that in 2019 we launched a global initiative to end the criminalization of homosexuality throughout the world,” McEnany told Johnson in response to his question about the ban on transgender service members.
“He has a great record when it comes to the LGBT community. The Trump administration eased a ban on blood donations from gay and bisexual men and he launched a plan to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, so we’re very proud of our achievements.”
That “global initiative to end the criminalization of homosexuality throughout the world” is non-existent and has not resulted in any actions or changes in policy or law in any other country. When Trump was first asked about it he said he did not know anything about it.
The easing of the antiquated blood ban was only in response to the coronavirus pandemic. And the “plan to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030” is just a plan. 18 months after it was announced there’s little evidence it was put into action.
Meanwhile, just last month Trump announced he was “surprised” the Supreme Court ruled against his administration when it found anti-LGBTQ workplace discrimination is illegal, because the court “was supposed to be in our favor.”
Also last month Trump’s HHS finalized a move to roll back healthcare protections for transgender people, calling them “unnecessary.”
Just weeks ago Trump’s Dept. of Housing and Urban Development moved to allow taxpayer-funded shelter providers to ban transgender people experiencing homelessness, citing religious rights.
Last year the Trump administration rolled back an Obama-era rule banning adoption agencies from discriminating against LGBTQ people, then bragged about it.
The list goes on and on.
The Trump campaign promoted McEnany’s false claim on social media.
— Team Trump (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TeamTrump) July 13, 2020
Many have expressed outrage, especially since so many of the Trump administration’s attacks against LGBTQ people are often major life issues.
— Jan Taylor (@taylorjan1) July 14, 2020
Yall banned the T from the military.
And allowed for doctors to refuse treatment to the community.
So this whole tweet is a lie. https://t.co/qun4zAV9Vx
— Timmmmm (@hvhtim) July 14, 2020
SO YOU EASED A BAN ON GETTING FREE BLOOD. NAME ONE OTHER THING YOU HAVE DONE FOR LGBT+??? https://t.co/4Uui1hlVqw
— Carah von funk (@carahbubs) July 14, 2020
Ms. McEnany, your lies haven't convinced a single LGBT person. We're too well informed about the actual facts. Go back to your right-wing Evangelical base. They're the ones who will vote for you.
— Davidl61 (@Davidl61) July 14, 2020
— Sam Wise 🏳️🌈 (@SamWiseLGBT) July 13, 2020
He has done everything to
TO GROW….JUST LIKE
HIS HATE GROUPS. https://t.co/3na2d4pqRE
— Twisted AnklezResist (@AnklezTwisted) July 14, 2020
Very pro LGBT that they ban them from serving. McEnany you’re even worse than Sarah Sanders with your shilling and lies. I miss the days when Sean Spicer was press secretary and lied about the size of a crowd(sarcasm). https://t.co/lDZ6BbLAhA
— Josh (@Zomboshy) July 13, 2020
Trump Plans to End Coronavirus Task Force: NYT
Amid multiple projections of coronavirus deaths about to “nearly double” to 3000 per day and new infections to increase about ten-fold President Donald Trump is set to end the Coronavirus Task Force. What started as a January 31 executive order for public relations purposes that did almost nothing until the death toll exploded became a highly-watched group.
But for Trump, who craves the spotlight, its members’ high-profiles have become problematic.
“Trump administration officials are telling members of the coronavirus task force that the White House plans to wind down the operation and it’s not clear whether any other group might replace it,” The New York Times is now reporting.
NCRM earlier today in an exclusive reported that Vice President Mike Pence has “slacked off” on holding the coronavirus Task Force meetings. He led 24 in March, just 18 in April, and only two last week.
The coronavirus pandemic is far from over. On Monday the nation saw a new milestone set, with the death toll breaking 70,000 people.
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