‘Are You Channeling Eric?’
Donald Trump Jr. applauded Tucker Carlson’s non-apology after audio recordings of his disgustingly sexist past comments were revealed, and other social media users pounded the president’s son.
Media Matters released recordings of Carlson’s remarks to the “Bubba the Love Sponge” radio show, where the Fox News host used vulgar language to mock women and defend statutory rape.
Carlson refused to apologize for “saying something naughty,” and demanded that his critics come onto his nightly Fox News program for a debate.
“Rather than express the usual ritual contrition, how about this,” Carlson said in a statement. “I’m on television every weeknight live for an hour. If you want to know what I think, you can watch. Anyone who disagrees with my views is welcome to come on and explain why.”
Trump Jr. was impressed by Carlson’s response.
“This is how to handle the outrage mob,” tweeted the president’s son. “Remember, even the most sincere apology means nothing to them. They want to break and ruin you. That’s their end goal.”
This is how to handle the outrage mob. Remember, even the most sincere apology means nothing to them. They want to break and ruin you. That’s their end goal. https://t.co/gngwi5EKy4
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) March 11, 2019
Many Twitter users, however, were not impressed.
Just when I thought you couldn’t go lower, congratulations!
— Cindy Martin (@cindylou121665) March 11, 2019
How dare they directly quote Tucker Carlson? It’s absurd I tell you. I never!
— Adam Meacham (@adammeacham1984) March 11, 2019
Way to stand up for the guy standing up for child rape. Maybe you should try to explaining that to your kids. Or anyone. With any decency at all.
— David Rothkopf (@djrothkopf) March 11, 2019
The phrase “sincere apology” doesn’t square with the name “Tucker Carlson” any better than the word “intelligence” does with the name “Trump”.
— KVD (@KevinDesRoches1) March 11, 2019
Wow you really think it’s smart to weigh in on this issue? Are you channeling Eric? 😅
— Laurie L (@llorenz1) March 11, 2019
“Even the most sincere apology” lol
It’s as if there was that one time time he tried being sincere and no one believed him.
— Wondercarrot (@Wondercarrott) March 11, 2019
I believe what is happening is people like you are being exposed for who the really are. He got caught. Those words came out of his mouth. So any idea when you’re getting indicted.
— LiveLoveLaugh (@LouLouNCowboy) March 11, 2019
How does Carlson plan to fit, say, 50 million people not only into his schedule, but his studio…? Just checking.. After all he Does invite anybody who disagrees with him to pop by…
— James Dosto (@JamesDosto) March 11, 2019
Any adult who uses the word “naughty” in their apology is not taking responsibility for their action.
— Don’t call me sweetie, sweetheart, honey (@category_not) March 11, 2019
Said someone who doesn’t apologize 😂😂
— Misshellca (@misshellca) March 11, 2019
Do you see an apology here Jr? I must be missing it!
— Mike Nolan (@mnolan49) March 11, 2019
Didn’t see this response coming…
the party of personal responsibility re: one’s own words.
When you’re a star…..you can do/say anything.
The GOP is grossly & overtly perverse.
— Bonzai (@BonzaiO69) March 11, 2019
Remember your are a Trump. You do not believe in apologies.
— John Osso (@JohnOsso) March 11, 2019
You and your pals have an appalling sense of what’s “naughty.”
— Lisa Wilkinson (@wilkinstern) March 11, 2019
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Trump Sarcastically Prayed for Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Health – Before Asking ‘How Much Longer’ She Had: New Book
Donald Trump has bragged about how installing Supreme Court justices was one of the greatest things a President can do. By the end of his one term he had placed three far right wing jurists on the nation’s highest court.
As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health was failing, Trump apparently was looking forward to nominating yet another justice to the bench.
The Washington Post, citing New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman’s new book, says Trump derisively prayed for the 87-year old liberal icon.
“When Ruth Bader Ginsburg was dying in 2020, the book says, Trump would sarcastically raise his hands to the sky in prayer and say: ‘Please God. Please watch over her. Every life is precious,’ before asking an aide: ‘How much longer do you think she has?'”
Justice Ginsburg was far from the only woman Trump spoke ill of.
The Post reports “Trump was often crass and profane about world leaders and others in his orbit. He referred to German Prime Minister Angela Merkel as ‘that b—-,’ according to the book.”
When Trump met British Prime Minister Theresa May, he brought up the issue of abortion.
“Some people are pro-life, some people are pro-choice,” Trump said, according to Haberman’s book. “Imagine if some animals with tattoos raped your daughter and she got pregnant?” Trump reportedly asked.
Haberman’s book, “Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America,” is 607 pages long and chronicles Trump’s time in the White House and in New York, going back as far as the 1980’s.
Among many other topics it also reveals Trump’s rarely discussed homophobia and transphobia. The Post says Haberman “reports [Trump] frequently made comments that were homophobic, particularly toward gay men, and washed his hands immediately after meeting someone who had AIDS.”
Trump Uses Crude Anti-LGBTQ Language – Aides Stunned by Obsession With Staffers’ Sexuality: New Book
Donald Trump often asked oddly personal questions about staffers’ sexuality and made homophobic remarks about those he perceived might be gay, according to a new book.
New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman’s forthcoming book, “The Decider,” reveals that Trump’s obsession with appearing to be masculine drives his startling behavior, such as a meeting early in his administration with vice president Mike Pence and campaign aide Jason Miller, whom he declared certainly “likes the ladies,” according to excerpts published by The Daily Beast.
“You know how sometimes someone turns out to be gay later and you knew?” Trump said, according to the book. “This guy, he isn’t even like one percent gay.”
Trump was preoccupied with speculation about who in his orbit might be gay, and often mocked Trump Organization executive Alan Marcus as “queer” and “bragged that he paid the executive less,” Haberman reported, and former employees said he would show off photos of women with whom he claimed to have know intimately.
“They also recalled Trump mocking gay men, or men who were seen as weak, with the words ‘queer’ or ‘f*ggot,’” Haberman wrote.
Haberman described one episode from a week before the second presidential debate in 2016, when then-adviser Reince Priebus asked Trump a hypothetical question from the point of view of a female transgender student about using the girls’ restroom — prompting a response that prompted stunned silence.
“C*cked or dec*cked?” Trump asked.
An unspecified individual broke the awkward silence by suggesting “dec*cked,” and Trump responded by making a chopping gesture.
“With c*ck or without c*ck?” he said, according to Haberman.
An adviser asked what difference that made, and Trump suggested that detail would determine how he answered the question.
“What if a girl was in the bathroom and someone came in, lifted up a skirt, and a schlong was hanging out?” Trump said, according to the book.
Watch: Cruz Only ‘No’ Vote After Railing Against Bipartisan Bill to Prevent Another Coup
The Senate Rules Committee voted 14-1 to advance the Electoral Count Act, legislation designed to prevent another coup like the one led by defeated President Donald Trump, and Senators Josh Hawley and Ted Cruz, on January 6, 2021. Every Democrat and every Republican except the junior GOP Senator from Texas voted for the legislation.
The bill is even supported by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.
But according to Sen. Cruz, who once bragged he was “leading the charge” to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election, the bill is “all about” Donald Trump.
With so many stories published about the GOP’s efforts to keep Trump in the White House despite Joe Biden winning both the popular vote and the Electoral College by large margins, some may have missed The Washington Post‘s reporting back in March the shows “just how deeply” Sen. Cruz “was involved, working directly with Trump to concoct a plan that came closer than widely realized to keeping him in power.”
“As Cruz went to extraordinary lengths to court Trump’s base and lay the groundwork for his own potential 2024 presidential bid, he also alienated close allies and longtime friends who accused him of abandoning his principles,” the Post notes.
“Cruz’s efforts are of interest to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, in particular whether Cruz was in contact with Trump lawyer John Eastman, a conservative attorney who has been his friend for decades and who wrote key legal memos aimed at denying Biden’s victory.”
On Tuesday Cruz railed against the Electoral Count Act, which would make the January 6 attempt to overturn the election at least more difficult, as his fellow Republicans seemed to ignore his outburst.
“This bill is all about Donald J. Trump,” Cruz declared, not realizing that he was indicting the former president by saying so. “And nobody in our lifetimes has driven Democrats in this body more out of their mind than President Trump.”
“This bill is a bad bill, this bill is bad law,” Cruz complained. “It’s bad policy and it’s bad for democracy,” he added, despite every other Republican on the committee voting for it and several Republicans voting for the House version.
What he did not say is that no Democrat has ever conspired to overturn an election and execute a coup.
Senator Angus King (I-ME) after Cruz’s rant, reminded the committee the bill does not “come out of the blue,” saying it is “a modification of a 150-year old law.”
“It’s not a new effort of Congress to intrude into the electoral process,” he said, taking a gentle swipe at Cruz.
“I watched this,” NPR’s Peter Sagal said of Cruz’s remarks, “and what’s remarkable is to the extent to which all the other Senators (with the exception of a mild correction from Sen King) simply ignore him.”
He went on to note the bill “merely intended to clarify” the existing law, “which virtually everyone … has agreed is archaic and confusing.”
Despite all his bravado, the bill did advance out of committee almost unanimously, with the exception of Cruz’s lone no vote.
Watch below or at this link.
Ted Cruz just became the only republican on the Rules committee to vote against the Electoral Count Act, which puts guard rails in place to prevent future coup attempts.
Cruz led the charge in the Senate to overturn the last election for Donald Trump. pic.twitter.com/IY7ZZPavow
— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) September 27, 2022
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