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Trump Thinks Grocery Stores Won’t Charge Unpaid Federal Workers for Food Because They ‘Know Who They Are’

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President Donald Trump responded to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’ offensive remarks earlier Thursday by claiming he should have just phrased his responses better. Ross said he does not “quite understand why” furloughed federal workers who have not received a paycheck in a month are forced to go to food banks to feed their families.

When asked about his Commerce Secretary’s widely criticized remarks, the President told reporters he had not heard them but was aware there was controversy surrounding them. It has been a top story all day, after several other Trump officials also offered out-of-touch remarks on the unpaid federal workers.

The President then falsely suggested grocery stores and banks will just let federal employees pay whenever they want or can because they’re not getting paychecks.

“Local people know who they are,” he said, referring to federal workers, “when they go for groceries and everything else,” the President claimed, suggesting grocery stores will just give customers free food, or not charge them until they receive a paycheck.

“I think what Wilbur was probably trying to say is they will work along. I know banks are working along. If you have mortgages, the mortgagees, the folks collecting the interest and all of those things will work along,” Trump told reporters, which is largely false.

“That’s what happens in times like these, they know the people, they’ve been dealing with them for years, and they work along. The grocery store. And I think that’s probably what Wilbur Ross meant.”

“Trump went on to claim, “I haven’t see [Ross’] statement, but he’s done a great job.”

Some financial institutions have said federal workers should contact them if they are in trouble. Some banks have suggested they will try to waive late fees, but there are few if any reports of banks telling homeowners they don’t have to pay their mortgages, renters being told they don’t have to pay rent, or grocery stores telling federal workers to just pay for their food when they can.

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Kellyanne Conway Links Trump Impeachment to the Injustices Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Fought

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On Martin Luther King Day Senior Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway linked the President Donald Trump being impeached to the injustices civil rights hero Dr. King fought.

NBC News’ White House Correspondent Geoff Bennett says he asked Conway how President Trump is observing Martin Luther King Day today.

Conway’s answer stunned many.

“Well, I can tell you the president is preparing for Davos and agrees with many of the things that Dr. Martin Luther King stood for,” Conway said, referring to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, “and agreed with for many years – including unity and equality, and he’s not the one trying to tear the country apart through an impeachment process and a lack of substance that is really very shameful at this point.”

“I’ve held my opinion on it for a very long time, but when you see the articles of impeachment that came out, I don’t think it was Dr. King’s vision to have Americans dragged through a process where the president is not going to be removed from office, is not being charged with bribery, extortion, high crimes and misdemeanors. And I think that anybody who cares about ‘and justice for all’ on today or any day of the year will appreciate the fact that the president will have a full throttle defense on the facts, and everybody should have that.”

Related: ‘Monarchy and Despotism’: House Impeachment Managers Quickly Respond to Trump Team’s ‘Dead Wrong’ Defense

“I this morning was reading some of the lesser known passages by Dr. King and I appreciate the fact that we as a nation respect him by giving him his own day, and I’m happy to share a birthday with this day.”

A few responses via Twitter:

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‘Obsessed’ Trump Blasted for ‘Craven’ Decision to Gut Michelle Obama’s Healthy School Lunch Rules on Her Birthday

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This Friday, the Trump administration announced that it will be rolling back school lunch standards on vegetables and fruits that were championed by former First Lady Michelle Obama, The Hill reports.

The Agriculture Department said in a statement that the new standards will allow schools more flexibility “because they know their children best.”

But according to President Trump’s critics on Twitter, the move is just another vindictive attempt to reverse any and all accomplishments that came out of the Obama White House:

 

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‘You’re Not a Good Person’: Sarah Huckabee Sanders Gets Raked Over the Coals for Mocking Joe Biden’s Stutter

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Former Trump White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is being highly-criticized after she mocked Joe Biden’s stuttering during Thursday night’s 2020 Democratic presidential debate.

The former Vice President, who grew up with a stutter he has worked his entire life to control, was actually emulating a child who he said came up to him, saying “I can’t talk.”

Huckabee Sanders took to Twitter in an apparent attempt to disparage Biden.

“I I I I I I I I I I I I I I I hhhave absolutely no idea what Biden is talking about. #DemDebate,” Sanders tweeted.

Biden quickly responded.

Huckabee Sanders deleted her tweet, claiming she was “trying to make fun of anyone with a speech impediment.”

It appears few believe her.

Prominent technology business journalist Kara Swisher:

Another person on Twitter reminded Swisher of the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner:

A former CIA officer:

Global News’ national reporter:

More:

Here’s prominent journalist Soledad O’Brien, who is the chairwoman of Starfish Media Group:

This refugee/Trans advocate notes that Huckabee Sanders is actually a Fulbright Board member:

Indeed, here’s Huckabee Sanders’ Twitter bio in which she mentions it:

“Christian. Wife. Mom to three. Former Press Sec for @realdonaldtrump. @foxnews contributor. Presidential appointee @fulbrightboard. Traveler. Arkansan.”

Huckabee Sanders later apologized but did not admit she was mocking Biden – which also was not well-received:

 

 

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