In what some are warning comes close to violating the First Amendment President Donald Trump is calling for comedian and political pundit Samantha Bee to be fired. The host of TBS’s “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c*nt” for not urging her father to stop ripping children from their undocumented parents. The policy was instituted by the Trump administration, while President Trump has repeatedly lied, claiming it’s federal law enacted by Democrats.
“Why aren’t they firing no talent Samantha Bee for the horrible language used on her low ratings show?” Trump tweeted just after 7AM Friday. “A total double standard but that’s O.K., we are Winning, and will be doing so for a long time to come!”
Why aren’t they firing no talent Samantha Bee for the horrible language used on her low ratings show? A total double standard but that’s O.K., we are Winning, and will be doing so for a long time to come!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2018
The “total double standard” remark likely refers to the firing of Roseanne Barr, who said former top Obama official Valerie Jarrett was the child of the Muslim Brotherhood and Planet of the Apes. That was but one vile and offensive remark the now-former star of ABC’s “Roseanne” made in a series of tweets this week.
Trump refused to condemn Barr’s attacks, but did paint himself aa victim, comparing his treatment by ABC News to Barr’s attack on Jarrett.
It is unprecedented for the President of the United States to call for the firing of an employee of a private business. Trump has also called for the firing of NFL players who take a knee to protest police violence and killings of Black people.
Here’s how some are responding to Trump’s latest remarks:
No President Trump, the double standard (used by both sides because of PC) is demanding that the other side respect your feelings, and vice versa. Everyone has free speech. You’re the President of America. You want to uphold American values? Start at the First Amendment.
— ❤hotvibes😘 (@kooleekid) June 1, 2018
“And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.” https://t.co/V60RE7d8CK
— Saeed Jones (@theferocity) June 1, 2018
You represent the government and are calling for a reprisal to someone exercising her first amendment right to free speech. This is exactly why we have this protection. Did you object when @therealroseanne or @TedNugent used the same word about @HillaryClinton?
— Lydia Bashwiner 🙋🏼♀️ (@lybabash) June 1, 2018
Where is your tweet calling out Roseanne’s racism? No where because Roseanne saying a black person looks like an ape is something you clearly have no problem with considering your demonization of blacks from Jay-Z to Maxine Waters to NFL players: https://t.co/bhLFXTzdKh
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) June 1, 2018
Ted Nugent said the same exact comment about Hillary Clinton and you had him to dinner at the White House. Comparing vulgar language to racism is stupid, unless… If the shoe fits. https://t.co/nsD5jhon3R
— Allan Renz (@allanrenz) June 1, 2018
Kind of creepy to see a government official encouraging someone to be fired for exercising their freedom of speech. https://t.co/5gYGjxO19Y
— Dave #ALLCAPS (@baltimoredavey) June 1, 2018
You are not a regular citizen. You are the president trying to trample on First Amendment rights. You’re trying to become a dictator. It is unconstitutional, and we will stop you.
— Gingersnap Jackson (@TheCheekyGinger) June 1, 2018
“A total double standard.” Roseanne Barr made a racist remark about a former White House official, but Trump’s only comment on that was that he should have also received an apology from the network for the things they have said about him. https://t.co/ZeHSqrfKWY
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) June 1, 2018
Trump doesn’t realize that he is now part of the government, and the first amendment states that the government cannot infringe on free speech. He is violating his oath to uphold the constitution every time he pressures an employer to take action against an employee’s speech. https://t.co/NNftO6nVBE
— Sybil (@shaines12) June 1, 2018
— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) June 1, 2018
Trump is more upset over a curse words by Samantha Bee than with racism, bigotry and sexism. Says so much about the leader of the GOP. https://t.co/bhLFXTzdKh
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) June 1, 2018
Why aren’t you supporting and defending the First Amendment? YOU are not allowed to say things like this. YOU are violating Sam Bee’s rights. She was right about your daughter and she wasn’t racist, like Roseanne. Most racists (like you) don’t understand why you’re racists.
— (((WayneSchneider))) (@WayneASchneider) June 1, 2018
She just said it. She didn’t grab anyone by it. https://t.co/q2nRgtaL0o
— Oliver Griswold (@originalgriz) June 1, 2018
Trump: “I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.” https://t.co/AWA3uiuotX
— David Rothschild (@DavMicRot) June 1, 2018
That? That was just locker room talk. https://t.co/q2nRgtaL0o
— Oliver Griswold (@originalgriz) June 1, 2018
— Ray Standefer (@RayStandefer) June 1, 2018
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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.”
You can read more here.
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