With rumors once again swirling that there’s a video of President Donald Trump using the N-word, Breitbart News editor Joel Pollak trotted out what appeared to be a trial balloon for defending the president.
Writing on Twitter, Breitbart’s Joel Pollak said he spent the morning at a gym that was owned by a “terrific black guy.”
Pollak said that his workout was marred, however, by the fact that some gym patrons were playing hip-hop.
“Hip-hop music, n-word literally every 2 seconds,” Pollak complained. “I don’t like it but this is just what the cool people listen to I guess. Maybe we’re overdue for a real national conversation about the word and its public use.”
Although Pollak didn’t specifically cite the purported Trump “N-Word” tape mentioned this week by estranged Trump loyalist Omarosa Manigault-Newman, many of his followers interpreted his tweet as a preemptive defense of the president should the tape actually exist.
Check out the top responses below.
— PrideoftheSunshine (@Jayk813) August 15, 2018
why can’t we say the word vol. 589
— vexed. 🇯🇲 (@fatcharlienancy) August 15, 2018
how much did your president pay you to try this?
— marisa ronis (@marisaronis) August 15, 2018
Also imagine defending the use of the N word by a known racist.
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) August 15, 2018
Is your gym Terrific Black Guy Sports Club on Ocean Park? I was thinking of joining
— Will Galperin (@WillGalperin) August 15, 2018
Racist white guy complaining about Rap music.
Is it 1980 again?
Don’t like rap music? Don’t listen to it.
Also we know “gym” actually means bath house. So please.
— פסח. (@pacelattin) August 15, 2018
Joel why don’t you start singing along as loud as you can the next time you’re there
— 👺 Insatiable Gun Taker 👺 (@crushingbort) August 15, 2018
Do you really believe we HAVEN’T already had a “real national conversation about the [N]-word and its public use” for, like, 30 years? Do you think you’re very first white guy to say, “Hey! How come black people can say it but I can’t?!?”
— Scott Wooledge 🌹 (@Clarknt67) August 15, 2018
You know something we all don’t, Joel? pic.twitter.com/3ytzWG2WyZ
— Amazin’ (@kid_carter_08) August 15, 2018
This is how one lays the groundwork for the tape coming out and the President of these United States (which aren’t so united right now) being heard using the N word?
— Mitchelle Stephenson (@MitchelleWS) August 15, 2018
Just chalk it up to locker room talk like you have thing in the past and youll be ok
— dan goodwin (@danielgood1) August 15, 2018
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20 Dead in El Paso Shooting Massacre That Has ‘Nexus to a Hate Crime’ – Some Slam Governor After This Tweet
20 people were shot to death and dozens more were injured at an El Paso Walmart Saturday, Texas Republican Governor Greg Abbott announced.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 3, 2019
At least one intelligence and terrorism expert has labeled the massacre domestic terrorism, and some are calling the suspect a Trump-supporting white supremacist.
They’re too afraid to say it. Radical. White Supremacist. Terrorism.
— Virginia Heffernan (@page88) August 3, 2019
Other reports say the shooter used an AK-47-style assault weapon.
El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen came close to describing the attack as a hate crime, saying it has a “nexus to a hate crime,” according to CNN’s Jim Sciutto.
But many are pointing fingers at Texas Governor Abbott, citing this 2015 tweet and saying he has blood on his hands today.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) October 28, 2015
Fred Guttenberg, father of Jaime Guttenberg, who was shot to death in the Parkland, Florida massacre, spoke out against the governor:
This is the Texas Governor complaining that they are only # 2 in gun purchases. Congratulations @GovAbbott, Texas just had its latest mass shooting. Act like a leader and acknowledge that you have a gun problem and deal with it. https://t.co/Gjp1w1qKBJ
— Fred Guttenberg (@fred_guttenberg) August 3, 2019
Here’s how some others are responding:
— Girl, Interrupted.🌹 (@stuffhedoes) August 3, 2019
Thoughts and prayers are not enough. Too many elected officials support policies that enable gun tragedies to happen. It’s past time for elected officials to take action to stop these tragedies. https://t.co/Rb8t0I58tc
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) August 3, 2019
“let’s pick up the pace texans” https://t.co/x8hI04reG3
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) August 3, 2019
In 2015, TX Governor @GregAbbott_TX put up a tweet expressing regret that Texas wasn’t number 1 in the nation in gun purchases.
This year, he loosened TX gun laws even further. https://t.co/vyW2KklDLW
— igorvolsky (@igorvolsky) August 3, 2019
This is a major reason why nearly two dozen people are dead today in El Paso- politicians bought and paid for by America’s morally and intellectually bankrupt gun lobby. https://t.co/5BPphxzR0v
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) August 3, 2019
he is part of the problem here peoplehttps://t.co/VkY3ymldw7
— Dave Roush (@theDaveRoush) August 3, 2019
Getting closer! https://t.co/vqyW5oiLX9
— James Urbaniak (@JamesUrbaniak) August 3, 2019
And today the rest of us are once again heart broken. https://t.co/yvvyMpGRwH
— Kevin M. Levin (@KevinLevin) August 3, 2019
Loyal Trump Economist Caught on CNN ‘Making Up Numbers’
Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell busted Trump-loving economist Stephen Moore on Friday when he falsely claimed that we are seeing vast “deflation” in the United States economy thanks to interest rate hikes by the Federal Reserve.
During a CNN appearance, Moore tried to maintain that the economy was as strong as ever, but he also blamed the Fed for tanking the stock market by raising interest rates over the past several months.
“Both of the rate hikes were unnecessary and were a cause for deflation in the economy,” he said.
“Wait, wait, wait!” interjected Rampell. “There is no deflation!”
“Yeah there is,” Moore replied.
“No there is not,” she shot back. “Look at the Consumer Price Index!”
Moore tried to counter by noting that some prices on the Commodities Price Index had dropped — but Rampell hit back by saying that much of that was due to President Donald Trump’s trade wars.
“Soy bean prices are falling because of the trade war,” she said.
Rampell then nailed Moore for his false warnings during the Obama presidency that it was unwise for the Fed to keep interest rates low because it would lead to hyperinflation — despite the fact that the economy at the time was deeply depressed and much more in need of easy money.
“I’m old enough to remember when, ten years ago, during an actual deflation, you went on TV on a rival network and said we were about to have hyperinflation and told the Fed that it was irresponsible then to keep rates low,” she said. “It’s totally inconsistent and it’s totally irresponsible to make up numbers.”
“I’m not making up numbers,” Moore replied defensively.
Watch the video below.
President’s New Chief of Staff Once Said Trump Would Be Disqualified From Office in an ‘Ordinary Universe’
And He Supported Him Anyway
Mick Mulvaney, who is about to become the President’s Acting Chief of Staff, just two years ago said Trump would be disqualified from office in an “ordinary universe.” At the time, Mulvaney was a sitting Republican U.S. Congressman.
CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski reports Mulvaney’s remarks came one week after the “Access Hollywood” bombshell tape dropped, exposing some of Trump’s most disgusting remarks ever.
Mulvaney, who now says he “believes in” President Trump, had a far different take in October of 2016.
“My guess is worse stuff is going to come out in the last 30 days,” Mulvaney said on a South Carolina radio show. “They’ve got more videotapes. Everything the guy’s ever said is on a videotape or an audio tape. There is going to be some atrocious things that are gonna come out.”
But he also made clear he would still not support the Democratic candidate.
“That’s not going to make Hillary Clinton a good candidate for president,” Mulvaney added.
“Should either of these people be, be a role model for my 16-year-old triplets? No,” Mulvaney told the radio station. “In an ordinary universe, would both of these people’s past activities disqualify them for serving for office? Yes. But that’s not the world we live in today. The world we live in today, it’s either him or her and for me that’s still an easy choice.”
In the interview Mulvaney also compared Hillary Clinton to “a man-eating lion.”
Weeks later, in November of 2016, Mulvaney called Trump “a terrible human being,” as The Daily Beast reported.
Mulvaney is the current director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, and will remain in that role as well.
In 2017 Mulvaney infamously claimed Meals on Wheels, the program that puts food in the mouths of home-bound seniors, was “just not showing any results.”
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