Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi late Thursday morning held a press conference and she did not disappoint.
Despite a conference committee of Democrats and Republicans working to avert the next shutdown – less than three weeks away thanks to President Donald Trump‘s demand for $5.7 billion for his wall – the Speaker made explicitly clear the wall will not be funded.
“There’s not going to be any wall money in the legislation,” Pelosi told reporters.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi tells @jparkABC she will “of course” allow a floor vote on any bipartisan border security proposal crafted by appropriators, but adds, “there’s not going to be any wall money in the legislation.” https://t.co/jXTO08zNnB pic.twitter.com/k3mWStCUpM
— ABC News (@ABC) January 31, 2019
The Speaker also talked about the testimony President Trump’s top intelligence officials gave this week, in which they totally disputed their boss’s false claims about threats from Iran, North Korea, and other global actors.
President Trump, Pelosi said, “just has not paid attention,” and “just doesn’t seem to have the attention span or the desire to hear what the intelligence community has been telling him.” She called it “stunning.”
Pelosi says Trump’s dismissal of the testimony by intelligence chiefs is “stunning.”
“One dismaying factor of it all is that president just doesn’t seem to have the attention span or the desire to hear what the intelligence community has been telling him” https://t.co/aLRwPSKAHY pic.twitter.com/ccr8xzhzmQ
— This Week (@ThisWeekABC) January 31, 2019
Asked if she actually thinks the Kremlin has compromising information on President Trump, which she asked in a bombshell statement last week, she replied, “I think it’s a question. By the way. I’ve been asking that question for two years – almost as long as you’ve asked me, ‘Is there any money for the wall in the bill?’ I’ve always said that. What is this? What is this? Something is wrong with this picture.”
Nancy Pelosi on whether Russia has compromising information on Trump: “I think it’s a question. By the way. I’ve been asking that question for two years … I’ve always said that. What is this? What is this? Something is wrong with this picture.” Via ABC pic.twitter.com/hIQmJ7OUeH
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 31, 2019
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Trump’s Collapsing Presidency Has Plunged Him Into His ‘Eccentric Dictator’ Phase: GOP Consultant
In yet another scorching column for the Daily Beast, GOP consultant Rick Wilson used Donald Trump’s obsession with maintaining he was correct about Hurricane Dorian hitting Alabama as evidence that he gone completely off the rails and into his reality.
According to Wilson, “That bellowing you hear from the Oval Office may sound like the rantings of a kooky slowcoach accidental president of limited cognitive abilities. You could ascribe it to his obsessions and twitching, reflexive rages over even the slightest correction or disagreement as an act. We could blame it all on whatever slurry of toupee worms, mental illness, creeping dementia, tertiary syphilis, scurvy, and windmill cancer occupies his wee noggin, but it’s so much more, and it’s so much worse.”
Noting what has become known as “Sharpiegate,” after the president was busted for altering an official weather map to make his point about Alabama, Wilson said it is evidence of the president’s decline.
“Trump has entered the eccentric dictator phase of his presidency, so strap in,” he warned. “From Stalin to Mao to Mugabe to Pol Pot to Saddam to Trump’s sleepover bestie Kim Jong Un, Donald’s defining emotion is not contempt, but envy. These men enjoyed the life of power, wealth, control and freedom from accountability that fills Trump’s political spank bank.”
Wilson also noted Trump’s often-expressed desire to stay in office in perpetuity, writing, “Trump’s joking references to a third term are growing in number and intensity, and some part of his rat-nest consciousness is thinking, “I bet I could get away with it.” The 2020 efforts to kill off the Republican primary to clear the field for Trump are a preview. I mean, why bother with elections when there’s so much winning going on? ”
Then he brought the hammer down.
“While First Term Donald’s modesty keeps him stuck in off-the-rack Brioni tater sack-cut suits with a skosh more room in the seat and thigh, Second Term Donald is going all out,” he wrote. “Doesn’t the POTUS with the mostest deserve his own Commander in Chief uniform? Something with hella epaulets and gold braid? The designers will need to leave plenty of room for medals; let no man forget his heroism at the Battle of the Bowling Green, his Defense of Alabama Service Cross with Sharpie Cluster, and his Purple Shart with Bone Spurs Device.”
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Internet Cheers ‘Real President’ Hillary Clinton for ‘Eviscerating’ Trump Over Lie Google ‘Manipulated’ Millions of Votes
Hillary Clinton has been pretty quiet lately, perhaps sitting in her Chappaqua home with Bill and doing whatever it is former Secretaries of State and former Presidents do.
But a tweet President Donald Trump posted Monday moved her to enter the spotlight once again, if only for a moment.
Trump posted a huge lie, a claim that somehow search and advertising behemoth Google “manipulated” up to 16 million more votes for Hillary Clinton. It’s so preposterous that it’s already been debunked, but don’t expect a Trump retraction.
“Wow, Report Just Out! Google manipulated from 2.6 million to 16 million votes for Hillary Clinton in 2016 Election! This was put out by a Clinton supporter, not a Trump Supporter! Google should be sued. My victory was even bigger than thought!” Trump tweeted.
Again, it’s false, as The Washington Post’s Philip Bump explains.
Clinton was not going to let her popular vote win be stolen from her, so she launched an attack decimating Trump – or at least his tweet, while reminding voters that a lot of Trump’s associates have been charged with crimes.
The debunked study you’re referring to was based on 21 undecided voters. For context that’s about half the number of people associated with your campaign who have been indicted. https://t.co/0zHnWvGjSv
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) August 19, 2019
It didn’t take long for many to cheer the Democratic presidential nominee and popular vote winner of the 2016 election.
Tweet of the summer. https://t.co/wWJUVtWHmC
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) August 19, 2019
— No Esta Solo Jawn (@TimmyLynch13) August 19, 2019
The BEST thing on Twitter in years! https://t.co/HQNpAi7Rv4
— Steve Dick (@SWDick) August 19, 2019
Eternal shade permit achieved. 😎😎😎😎 https://t.co/8Nar1aJnXk
— Sarcastic Small (@PoliticoCryzis) August 19, 2019
Hillary Clinton just eviscerated Trump with 177 characters. https://t.co/KabBt0OpXS
— Christopher Bouzy (@cbouzy) August 19, 2019
She was right when she warned us before, and she’s right calling him out for his lies now. https://t.co/Iu9Mcjxrk7
— Mel Powell (@MelPowell) August 19, 2019
Sick burn, as the kids say. https://t.co/dzpivcIyHC
— Stephen Farrow #FBPE (@stephenfarrow) August 19, 2019
— Kevin Whitlock (@Kossilar) August 19, 2019
OMG Hillary is trolling the Donald. LOVE IT https://t.co/0gfz6DUs2G
— Sandi Bachom (@sandibachom) August 19, 2019
DRAG HIM QUEEN https://t.co/o8JaRGn7lk
— Lucas Acosta (@LucasRAcosta) August 19, 2019
When the real President smacks down the fake one. https://t.co/lAbAykAbWr
— Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer) August 19, 2019
This is why Putin was so afraid she’d become president 👇 https://t.co/GuwuJNq9IE
— The Impeachment PAC (@powertoimpeach) August 19, 2019
— Embarrassed American (@debraggery) August 19, 2019
Mic. drop. https://t.co/vKN99tbwWN
— Bill Gentry (@run160kms) August 19, 2019
WATCH: Buttigieg Destroys Trump as Draft Dodger Who ‘Used His Privileged Status to Fake a Disability’
Calls Commander-in-Chief “a child of a multi-millionaire” who pretended “to be disabled so that somebody could go to war in his place.”
Pete Buttigieg launched a series of attacks against President Donald Trump Thursday morning, accusing the Commander-in-Chief of faking a disability to evade military service and being a racist.
“I have a pretty dim view of his decision to use his privileged status to fake a disability in order to avoid serving in Vietnam,” Buttigieg, a top-tier 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, told The Washington Post’s Robert Costa during a live, on-stage forum. “I think that’s exactly what he did.”
Costa had been asking Buttigieg if he’d be able to handle Trump during a debate on stage. The South Bend mayor reminded Costa that not only is he gay but he grew up in Indiana, so he has experience with bullies. Buttigieg said Trump needs to be managed like a crazy uncle.
“Look, I don’t have a problem standing up to somebody who was working on season 7 of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ while I was packing my bags for Afghanistan,” Buttigieg, who served as a Lieutenant overseas, replied.
“This is somebody, who I think it’s fairly obvious to most of us, took advantage of the fact that he was a child of a multi-millionaire, in order to pretend to be disabled, so that somebody could go to war in his place,” Buttigieg charged.
— Washington Post Live (@postlive) May 23, 2019
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