President Trump just stood on the White House lawn, looked up at the sky, and declared himself “the chosen one,” mere hours after tweeting out a quote calling him “the second coming of God” and “the King of Israel.”
The American president delivered his messianic remarks while speaking to reporters about his trade war with China.
Several reporters tweeted out his comments.
What a moment.
President Trump on the WH lawn just looked up to the sky and said, “I am the chosen one.”
He was talking about the trade war with China and repeated his claim that he needs to take on China for unfair trading practice.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) August 21, 2019
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) August 21, 2019
President Trump today:
-“I am the chosen one” on his trade war with China.
-Retweet claiming he is like the King of Israel.
-Retweet claiming he is like the 2nd coming of god.
— Christina Ginn (@NBChristinaGinn) August 21, 2019
Video. Watch as he looks up at the sky when saying he is the chosen one.
President Trump: “I am the chosen one.”
— CSPAN (@cspan) August 21, 2019
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Trump Was Negotiating to Build a Trump Tower in Moscow as Late as June of 2016, Despite Claims, Cohen Admits
This article has been updated based on court documents.
President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney and former Trump Organization executive vice president Michael Cohen minutes ago pleaded guilty to lying to Congress in federal court.
In his statement, Cohen told the court that as recently as June of 2016, Trump was still negotiating to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.
Official Justice Dept. court documents state the negotiations continued “as late as approximately June 2016.”
MSNBC had earlier reported Cohen had stated the negotiations continued into January of 2017.
Axios, citing a CNN report, says the negotiations continued as late as August of 2017:
Per CNN, Cohen told congressional investigators that he had stopped working on a deal to build a Trump Tower in Moscow in January 2016. He has admitted that he had discussions about the deal as late as August 2017. https://t.co/impNMOLPry
— Axios (@axios) November 29, 2018
Here is NBC News’ report:
BREAKING: Michael Cohen names the president in court involving Moscow project, and discussions that he alleges continued into 2017. @Tom_Winter explains after attending the court hearing this morning. https://t.co/6VteqRXgoD pic.twitter.com/iw9Mld32KV
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 29, 2018
Trump during the campaign and after repeatedly told voters he had no business ties to Russia. Cohen’s sworn statements prove that to be false.
“Cohen made a surprise appearance Thursday in a New York courtroom at around 9 a.m.,” The Associated Press reports. “He admitted to making false statements in 2017 to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about a plan to build a Trump Tower in Moscow.”
Michael Cohen leaves federal courthouse without saying anything to reporters, but his attorney says he “has cooperated and will continue to cooperate.” pic.twitter.com/X481zLNJn5
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) November 29, 2018
UPDATE: 10:21 AM ET –
The August 2017 date Axios and CNN are apparently reporting appears to be in question. But NBC News’ January 2017 date has not been called in to question.
UPDATE: 10:35 AM ET –
NCRM has examined the official Justice Dept. documents and determines Cohen admitted the negotiations continued as late as June of 2016, not into 2017, as MSNBC, CNN, and Axios reported. This report has been updated as a result.
This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.
Donald Trump Is Now Publicly Fighting With the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and Twitter Is OMG
President Donald Trump received a stern rebuke from the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday afternoon. In remarks made to the Associated Press, Chief Justice John Roberts pushed back on Trump’s claim that there are “Obama judges,” by saying there are not “Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges.”
Trump quickly delivered an unhinged and ignorant attack, right out in the open.
Sorry Chief Justice John Roberts, but you do indeed have “Obama judges,” and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country. It would be great if the 9th Circuit was indeed an “independent judiciary,” but if it is why……
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2018
…..are so many opposing view (on Border and Safety) cases filed there, and why are a vast number of those cases overturned. Please study the numbers, they are shocking. We need protection and security – these rulings are making our country unsafe! Very dangerous and unwise!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 21, 2018
On social media, many were stunned.
It’s official: The President of the United States is attacking the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court on the day before Thanksgiving.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 21, 2018
Former federal prosecutor:
Trump’s attack on Chief Justice Roberts is just his latest assault on our independent judiciary. He attacks judges, the press, the FBI and the Justice Department because they can check his power and hold him accountable.
This is a serious threat to the rule of law. https://t.co/gOX1Zh7tGm
— Renato Mariotti (@renato_mariotti) November 21, 2018
Supreme Court lawyer:
Trump’s goal is not to make a point about the Ninth Circuit. It is to delegitimize the courts (and the Chief Justice) because they, like the media and like DOJ, are an institution that serves as a check & balance against his impulsivity and reckless disregard for the rule of law. https://t.co/2rw73632Rq
— Neal Katyal (@neal_katyal) November 21, 2018
Biggest surprise: No insulting nicknames for the Chief Justice.
— Orin Kerr (@OrinKerr) November 21, 2018
I’m surprised he didn’t call him “CJ Johnny.” https://t.co/0BZsUq8KQp
— Anthony Michael Kreis (@AnthonyMKreis) November 21, 2018
Founder of Daily Kos, Co-founder Vox Media:
LOL Trump lawsplainin’ to the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Way to make friends and influence people! https://t.co/esQ1ZBXJCm
— Markos Moulitsas (@markos) November 21, 2018
Law professor, political science professor, noted election law expert:
— Rick Hasen (@rickhasen) November 21, 2018
Assistant Professor of Political Science:
HE TOLD THE CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE UNITED STATES TO "STUDY THE NUMBERS" OMG OMG https://t.co/wwoq2E7PkZ
— William D. Adler (@williamadler78) November 21, 2018
Supreme Court reporter for The New York Times:
The heads of two branches of the federal government are having at it. Happy Thanksgiving! https://t.co/EmnopNpeKt
— Adam Liptak (@adamliptak) November 21, 2018
With an ignorant reckless POTUS and a feckless cowardly GOP, it’s reassuring to know that our judiciary is holding. CJ Roberts’ rebuke to Trump is a strong indication that he will not allow a pathologically lying malignant narcissist to destroy our Democracy.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) November 21, 2018
Just when you thought you’ve seen it all, Trump attacks Chief Justice John Roberts.
He has attacked the Constitution, the free press, the FBI, the military, the Congress and now the Supreme Court.
He’s doing exactly what Putin installed him to do: dismantle America from within.
— Ryan Knight 🇺🇸 (@ProudResister) November 21, 2018
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