‘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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Watch: Nancy Pelosi Says ‘I Have Absolutely No Intention of Seeing the Deadly Assault on My Husband’s Life’
U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) the former Speaker of the House, told reporters she has no intention of watching just-released video of the almost fatal, brutal attack on her 82-year old husband, allegedly by a hammer-wielding, far-right conspiracy theory promoting extremist.
DePape had “posted antisemitic screeds and entries defending former President Donald Trump and Ye, the rapper formally known as Kayne West who recently made antisemitic comments,” CBS News reported one day after the attack.
Earlier Friday, before the video had been released by a judge’s order, Rep. Pelosi said did not know if she would watch the video.
Later, Friday afternoon, Pelosi said she would not.
“As you know, today there was a release of some information. I have not heard the 911 call. I have not heard the confession. I have not seen the break-in, and I have absolutely no intention of seeing the deadly assault on my husband’s life.”
Prosecutors have described the attack as “near-fatal.”
She also thanked “people for all of their prayers,” and for “asking about the progress my husband is making, and he is making progress, but it will take more time.”
Apparently choking up, she added that she would not be making any more statements about this case as it proceeds, except again to thank people and inform them of Paul’s progress.”
Watch below or at this link.
“I have absolutely no intention of seeing the deadly assault on my husband’s life.”
Former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke to reporters after video was made public showing her husband, Paul Pelosi, fighting with his assailant during a brutal attack last year. pic.twitter.com/CGo0s0Ayho
— The Associated Press (@AP) January 27, 2023
Another Santos Financial Concern: GOP Lawmaker Claims Campaign Paid WinRed Triple the Fees It Should Have
WinRed, the right-wing fundraising processor platform created to compete with Democrats’ ActBlue, has asked the Santos campaign to correct a financial report that claims the New York GOP lawmaker paid them more than triple what it should have – suggesting the entry on his Federal Election Commission (FEC) report is erroneous.
“Santos reported paying WinRed more than $206,000 to process donations to his 2022 campaign, records show. But that amount doesn’t match up with how much money Santos actually raised,” NBC News reports.
“WinRed charges candidates a 3.94% fee for contributions made online by credit card. At that rate, Santos would have had to have raised more than $5.2 million through WinRed to warrant a $206,000 payment to the firm,” NBC explains. “Through November, however, his campaign reported total contributions of $1.7 million, including donations that didn’t come through WinRed.”
WinRed would not tell NBC News how much the Santos campaign actually paid them, with the news network offering that it could be “sloppy accounting.”
But one campaign finance expert, attorney Brett Kappel, warns, “nothing that appears on Rep. Santos’s FEC reports can be taken at face value.”
This follows reports that the Santos campaign amended two filings to indicate that a $500,000 personal loan and a $125,000 personal loan, claimed to have been from the candidate’s own personal funds, was not from his personal funds. There is no information indicating what entity loaned the Santos campaign the money, or if it actually even existed.
That bombshell was followed up this week with yet another one: the FEC reports were allegedly signed by a “treasurer” who does not and never has worked for the Santos campaign. One expert called that a “big no-no,” and “completely illegal.”
Questions Raised About Another Freshman Republican’s Finances After He Refuses to Comply With Federal Law
Rep. George Santos (R-NY) isn’t the only freshman Republican facing questions about his personal finances.
An investigation conducted by News Channel 5 in Nashville has found that freshman Rep. Andy Ogles (R-TN) never complied with federal laws requiring that he make disclosures about his personal finances.
In fact, notes News Channel 5, “not only did Andy Ogles ignore that law during the campaign, he continues to ignore it today.”
The law in question requires that Ogles and all candidates for elected office to disclose their assets and unearned income, their liabilities, and sources of income paid by one source that exceed $5,000.
Ogles’ office hasn’t responded to News Channel 5’s questions even though the Tennessee lawmaker’s refusal to comply with the law could result in up to a year in prison.
Ogles’ defeated Democratic opponent, Heidi Campbell, told News Channel that it was “frustrating” to see Ogles flout the law, which she complied with last year by releasing her personal finance information all the way back in April of 2022.
“We, as Tennesseans, deserve to have representatives who are following the rules,” she said.
Ogles was also regularly late in filing campaign finance reports, which also contained so many discrepancies that Ogles has received four different letters from the Federal Election Commission demanding that they be explained.
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