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Trump Again Refuses to Call New Zealand Terror Attack a Terror Attack as White House Falsely Claims He Has

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President Donald Trump was highly criticized Friday after waiting many hours before even acknowledging the horrific terror attack on New Zealand that left 49 Muslims dead. When he finally tweeted about it Trump refused to call it terrorism, despite New Zealand’s government having specified it was.

Minutes ago Trump tweeted he just spoke with the New Zealand Prime Minister, but again refused to label the slaughter of Muslims terrorism. One of the terror suspects is a white nationalist and a white supremacist.

Instead, Trump tippy-toed around it, calling the act of terror, “horrific events that have taken place over the past 24 hours.”

The White House did issue a statement Friday morning, again refusing to use the word terror or terrorism. Instead, they opted to call them, “the attack in Christchurch.”

Meanwhile White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp appears to have lied to reporters earlier today when asked about the White House’s response, especially in the light of the fact the suspect named President Trump as, essentially, a role model for his actions.

Schlapp not only appeared to scold reporters for the suspect’s words, but then told reporters President Donald Trump “has made it very clear that this is a terrorist attack.”

NCRM can find no evidence to support that claim – certainly none in the President’s tweets, nor even in White House statements.

The White House is welcome to respond to NCRM directly.

UPDATE: 3:57 PM ET –
President Trump spoke with reporters in the Oval Office minutes ago. We’re awaiting full remarks but it again appears he did not use the word “terrorism”:

 

 

 

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Internet Goes Wild Over ‘Obviously Drunk’ Larry Kudlow on Fox News: ‘He’s Lying While Slurring His Words’

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Speculation was rampant on Sunday that White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow was drunk on Fox News.

“There is no economic recession in sight,” Kudlow insisted to Fox News Sunday host Dana Perino.

“Pretty sure Larry Kudlow is drunk on my TV right now… And he is lying while slurring his words,” one Twitter user noted.

“Kudlow is on fox news Sunday right now and from my 30 yrs of tending bar, I gotta say this guy appears drunk,” another user observed.

Some hinted at Kudlow’s addiction to cocaine in the 1990s.

Watch Kudlow on Fox News and read some of the tweets below.

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Julián Castro Blasts Twitter CEO for Not ‘Working to Remove White Supremacists’ After Steve King’s Bizarro Rant

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Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro blasted Twitter for allowing white supremacists on its platform, and went after Republican Rep. Steve King, after the Iowa Congressman posted a bizarro rant directed at the Texas Democrat.

“Hey @JulianCastro,” Rep. King tweeted late Thursday night. “You think it’s NOT embarrassing when you declare that men can get pregnant and then you promote federal funding to abort men’s babies? Genius! A Democrat proposal that will have a CBO score of ZERO! And a bizarre score of 100!!”

Castro on Wednesday had scorched King after the nine-term Republican lawmaker drew scorn and outrage for saying humankind might not exist without rape and incest.

In response to King’s transphobic and bizarre attack, which seemed to come out of nowhere, Castro pivoted, apparently trying to get Twitter’s CEO, billionaire Jack Dorsey, to ban King from Twitter. Twitter has been under fire for what many feel is its slow response in removing white supremacists and neo-Nazis from its platform.

Congressman King has a long and growing history of racist, white supremacist, white nationalist, homophobic, transphobic, and anti-immigrant remarks and policies.

Image by Gage Skidmore via Flickr and a CC license

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Warren Opens Double-Digit Lead Over Biden in Key State of Iowa

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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren has opened a double-digit lead over the current 2020 Democratic frontrunner, former Vice President Joe Biden, in a just-released poll for Iowa.

An Iowa Starting Line-Change Research poll shows Warren at 28%, followed by Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders both at 17%, giving Warren an eleven-point lead over both.

Mayor Pete Buttigieg comes in with 13%. Senator Kamala Harris has 8%. Senator Cory Booker and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke both have 3%.

Warren has gained 16 points in Iowa since May, with all the above candidates dropping over the same time period.

Sen. Warren “spent a considerable amount of time on Iowa trips during the winter and spring, locking in activists and volunteers early on. Warren was also the quickest in the field to build up a strong ground game here, stocked with veteran Iowa Caucus staffers.”

Iowa is a critical state. It’s believed an October, 2007 speech then-Senator Barack Obama gave helped him win the Iowa Caucuses, a turning point that helped him unseat Senator Hillary Clinton as the frontrunner in the 2008 Democratic presidential primary campaign.

 

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