Trump thinks “the Democrats don’t seem like a threat,” according to a former White House official.
President Donald Trump will be out of the office for the next ten days. He is going on vacation, spending the next week at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf club, as he does every August. But on his way to the Garden State Air Force One will take a detour to the Hamptons, where two billionaire real estate developers will hold separate mega-donor fundraisers that are expected to deliver $10 million in just a few hours to the Trump re-election effort. Tickets to one, now highly controversial fundraiser, held by SoulCycle, Equinox Fitness, and Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross start at $5600 and go up to $250,000.
The Associated Press sets the scene, noting the President is “confronting a storm of crises, at home and abroad, that could set the course for his upcoming re-election bid,” which, it should be noted, literally began the same day he was sworn in to office in 2017.
Trump’s “aides say his attention will be focused on golf, cable news and Twitter. They often worry about the scattershot outbursts,” the AP notes, “that can emerge when Trump escapes Washington and has more access to his friends and less to his staff.”
The President is clearly in trouble, and some are questioning why he’s on vacation as Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi formally requested the President just yesterday use his constitutional authority to call the Senate back in to session to pass strong and meaningful gun violence protection legislation.
“With his poll numbers stalled and his ability to rally the country questioned, he’s being tested by an escalating trade war with China that may slow the economy, rising tensions with both Iran and North Korea and, in the aftermath of the latest mass shootings, pressure to act on guns and face accusations of his own role in fostering an environment of hate.”
In fact, he has little “ability to rally the country,” which is his own fault. The “escalating trade war with China that may slow the economy” is his own fault. The “rising tensions with both Iran and North Korea” are his own fault. And “the latest mass shootings” are in part his own fault, given his refusal to do anything about violent white supremacism, domestic terrorism, the gun crisis, and right wing extremists.
Or, as the AP says, “pressure to act on guns and face accusations of his own role in fostering an environment of hate.”
And while many across America are feeling increased stress and fear – a video this week of a car backfiring in New York City’s Times Square had hundreds running for their lives fearing yet another mass shooting – the AP says “The president himself does not seem bothered.”
“He doesn’t think he is facing any challenges. His attitude is, ‘The economy is doing great, I am putting the hammer down on China, the rest is just noise,’” said former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. “The media is against him, his supporters are for him and the Democrats don’t seem like a threat.”
“He’s going on vacation feeling smug.”
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Video of Trump Saying ‘Christmas Will Be Canceled’ if Biden Wins Goes Viral After President Refuses to Sign COVID Bill
A pre-election video of President Donald Trump on the campaign trail falsely claiming Christmas will be “canceled” if Joe Biden wins the White House is going viral again. But this time many are saying Trump and his Republican cohorts are the ones who canceled Christmas after the President refused to sign the COVID relief bill and GOP lawmakers refused to support more money for Americans desperate for help.
“The Christmas season will be canceled,” Trump told Nevada supporters back in October, as the video posted by Vox’s Aaron Rupar shows.
“If he comes in, Carson City will become a ghost town,” Trump lied, “and the Christmas season will be canceled.”
“The Christmas season will be canceled” — Trump says Biden will cancel Christmas pic.twitter.com/RexB4CCc3L
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) October 19, 2020
Here’s what many are saying:
Merry Christmas. We made it. https://t.co/mi5YctLvmh
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) December 25, 2020
Narrator: ‘Christmas was not, in fact, canceled, but Seasons 5-8 of the Great American Shit Show were.’ https://t.co/8rKev32HAt
— Ben Feinberg-Gerner (@BergIsTheWord) December 24, 2020
It was republicans who canceled Christmas when they blocked the covid bill. https://t.co/hhqAqftTm9
— Michael J Hawk (@AllupEnya603) December 25, 2020
In fact…….#trump canceled Christmas….
— Democracy First (@VeroArtistBlue) December 24, 2020
Instead it is #DeJoy and Trump cancelling Christmas with their changes to the @USPS… packages missing or delayed!Nice Job guys! You failed at controlling the election and now you’ve ruined Christmas. #TrumpIsACompleteFailure https://t.co/S8kTPd6A0r
— KJ ♥️➰ (@tanzerin) December 24, 2020
It looks like @realDonaldTrump’s prediction was wrong. I’m celebrating Christmas right now.
Merry Christmas! 🎄 https://t.co/5wdnP5m1DF
— Press Secretary 🦖 (@RaptorRelations) December 25, 2020
— Jessica Marcellus (@JessMarcellus) December 25, 2020
Yes, because a practicing Catholic who frequently attends mass is going to cancel Christmas 🤣🤣🤣🎄 https://t.co/JPgtSbwZwC
— Zoe the holiday nerd (@geekyfandoms1) December 25, 2020
It’s a Christmas Miracle! https://t.co/ycOUZOvJ0U
— Jennifer 😼 (@ufoundjennifer) December 25, 2020
Trump canceled Christmas. https://t.co/rqbZluhexO
— David Niedzwiecki (@DavidJNiedzwie1) December 25, 2020
But in reality, it was Donald’s total mismanagement of the pandemic and stimulus that canceled Christmas for most of us. https://t.co/w3SmidiBbA
— robinjslick (@noah_zoey) December 25, 2020
McEnany Walks Away, Refuses to Answer When Reporter Accuses Her of Hypocrisy: ‘You Spread Disinformation Every Day’
White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany refused to stop and answer when a reporter accused her of hypocrisy for accusing others of spreading “disinformation” daily.
It was McEnany’s first press conference as a White House official in a week – she’s been appearing regularly on Fox News as a Trump campaign advisor – but she didn’t bother to take the time to respond.
After showing slides of mainstream media articles she falsely claimed were hypocritical, CNN’s Jim Acosta said: “Isn’t it hypocritical for you to accuse others of disinformation when you spread it every day?”
McEnany walked off and out of the briefing room.
— The Recount (@therecount) December 15, 2020
‘Sit This One Out’: Internet Blasts ‘#FakeScientist’ Ivanka Trump for Claiming ‘Lockdowns Are Not Grounded in Science’
First Daughter Ivanka Trump, rumored to be exploring a possible entry into electoral politics after her father leaves office, is flexing her MAGA muscles more often these days. While the advisor to the president has generally focused her public statements on sometimes false but always positive framing of the Trump agenda and her perceived accomplishments, on Tuesday she went on the attack.
“These blanket lockdowns are not grounded in science,” tweeted Ivanka Trump, who has a history of ignoring stay-at-home orders herself and is neither a scientist nor a medical expert. “These arbitrary rules imposed by callous politicians are destroying lives. It is just wrong for small business owners to have fight so hard to keep their American dream alive.”
As many were quick to remind her, the “lockdowns” are necessary because President Donald Trump and his administration, including Ivanka Trump and her husband, senior advisor to the president Jared Kushner, refused to take the coronavirus seriously and engaged in a partisan attack on COVID-19 prevention.
If President Trump had acted quickly and smartly, if he had embraced mask-wearing and urged Americans to take the threat seriously, hundreds of thousands of lives would have been saved by the time the pandemic will be over.
Ivanka Trump has a years-long history of tone deaf tweets. Earlier this month she tried to elevate and equate herself with former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton.
Here’s what many are now saying:
It will never stop amazing us that in the midst of the worst pandemic in a century, rather than turning to doctors and scientists, the closest advisors to the president were his fashion-brand owning daughter and her slumlord husband. This is why we need tighter nepotism laws. https://t.co/l03AJ9H4pV
— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) December 15, 2020
Allowing 300k people to die, passing on getting Pfizer vaccines, refusing to model good behavior by wearing a mask, pushing quack medical remedies and not getting direct stimulus help to Americans and small businesses is wrong and destroying lives. https://t.co/0kd2Lwc0b2
— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) December 15, 2020
— Robin (@Robin37881043) December 15, 2020
I’m kinda looking forward to watching Ivanka try to out-nutty Marco Rubio between now and 2022. https://t.co/rnwXJ1lO0N
— Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) December 15, 2020
Your admin has sat back and done nothing to push a 2nd stimulus plan through, has refused to negotiate with Democrats, held mask-less rallies all over the country to help the virus spread, and even managed to make wearing a mask a political issue
Sit this one out
— Noble Prize in Sarcasm (@rewegreatyet) December 15, 2020
if your daddy had done right by the people at the beginning of this pandemic insted of worring about what he will look like well now he really looks like the worst pres ever.300k are dead cause frump downplayed this virus and lied to the people..he a looser in our eyes150%useless https://t.co/Hk361vz2gd
— linda (@lbm1313) December 15, 2020
You know there’s more to science than cosplaying with test tubes, right? pic.twitter.com/QqdBTn7jEk
— Liz Dye (@5DollarFeminist) December 15, 2020
Hey Ivanka, we had a blanket lockdown twice. Guess what? We have no Covid cases. None. Zero.
The state of Victoria, Australia.
0 cases. Blanket lockdowns do work.
— Shayne (@NigelMelish01) December 15, 2020
none of this would even be happening if you had listened to the scientists from the start… but you didn’t and now… hundreds of thousands are dead and things are happening in local communities that seem chaotic. Don’t blame them for the chain of events you started.
— Justin Hendrix (@justinhendrix) December 15, 2020
— Lina Record (@RecordLina) December 15, 2020
Does Ivanka want to talk callousness?
Her father and husband worked on engineering ways to punish states that didn’t flatter her conman daddy causing chaos supplying PPE for front-line medical workers.
COVID has ravaged this country. Refrigerated trailers, IVANKA!
300K dead pic.twitter.com/uKFLIiUlVk
— Gailen David (@gailendavid) December 15, 2020
If only the federal government had trillions of dollars to help these people so the American Dream could flourish again post-pandemic.🤔
— Only The Truth (@TantumVero) December 15, 2020
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