President Donald Trump shocked onlookers at the G7 meeting when he praised the president of Egypt as a dictator.
“Inside a room of the ornately decorated Hotel du Palais during last month’s Group of Seven summit in Biarritz, France, President Trump awaited a meeting with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al Sisi,” The Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
“Mr. Trump looked over a gathering of American and Egyptian officials and called out in a loud voice: ‘Where’s my favorite dictator?’ Several people who were in the room at the time said they heard the question,” the newspaper reported.
The paper could not determine if Sisi heard the remark.
“Even if lighthearted, Mr. Trump’s quip drew attention to an uncomfortable facet of the U.S.-Egypt relationship,” The Journal reported. “Mr. Sisi has drawn criticism for his authoritarian rule since taking power following a 2013 coup. Under Mr. Sisi, Egyptian authorities have been accused of detaining thousands of political opponents, of torturing and killing prisoners and of stymying political opposition, according to reports by the United Nations, U.S. State Department and nongovernmental groups.”
The paper said Steve Mnuchin, John Bolton and Larry Kudlow were in attendance.
“Within minutes of the quip, Mr. Sisi met Mr. Trump and reporters were allowed in. Mr. Trump, among other comments, celebrated his relationship with Mr. Sisi, noting that the two leaders had begun talking with each other soon after Mr. Trump won the presidential election in 2016,” the paper noted.
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‘Through the Prism of a Conservative’: McCain Goes on Insane Rant About Birth Control, Eugenics, Climate Change
‘This Dystopian Hell Hole Nightmarish Hellscape That Democrats Are Putting Out’
Whoopi Goldberg repeatedly fact-checked Meghan McCain’s analysis on “The View” of Sen. Bernie Sanders’ remarks about population control in light of climate change.
The Democratic presidential candidate agreed that family planning was a key feature in addressing climate catastrophe, and McCain backed her friend S.E. Cupp’s assessment of the remarks as an endorsement of eugenics.
“Population growth is on the decline,” McCain said. “The world’s population is projected to nearly stop growing by the end of the century — and in all clarity, I think people know this, but S.E. Cupp is one of my closest friends, and I agree with that. We were actually texting each other when this moment happened in the climate change debate.”
“Any time you’re talking about population control,” she added, “if you’re a pro-life person, it starts sounding alarms. Because, again, like in China they enacted a one-child policy, and now men outnumber women by 70 million in China and India. It’s disgusting.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin pointed out that wasn’t eugenics, which Goldberg had already defined earlier in the discussion, but McCain pressed on.
“I believe it’s a slippery slope towards that,” McCain said, “and I do think this dystopian hell hole nightmarish hellscape that Democrats are putting out that climate change is just going to end everything to the (point) that we’re going to have to have population control in this country seems very extreme.”
McCain and Abby Huntsman agreed that Sanders seemed to be supporting population control through abortion, while Hostin and Joy Behar argued that’s not was he was saying at all — and Goldberg cut in with a fact check.
“Let’s be clear about what he is saying,” Goldberg said. “Let’s not make something up when it’s not what he said, because when you bring in eugenics, that’s a different conversation. That is the controlling of a population because you don’t like the size of your nose or they’re too dark.”
McCain interjected to say that eugenics disproportionately impacts minorities and people with disabilities, but Goldberg said that was beside the point.
“Eugenics doesn’t have anything to did with minorities or anybody else,” Goldberg said, over McCain’s protest, “and I will say this to you also. Think about all the women in Ireland who for years just wanted birth control, they just wanted birth control because they live in a Catholic country that said you cannot have it.”
“They were having an insane amount of children,” Goldberg added. “What these women fought for and pressed for and marched for and got was the right to make that decision for themselves. I think that’s clearly — and maybe I misinterpreted it, but when he says, I think especially in poor countries around the world, where women do not necessarily want to have large numbers of babies, and where they can have the opportunity through birth control to control the number of kids they have, that’s something I support. That’s different than eugenics.”
McCain said she heard Sanders “through the prism of a conservative,” and she was alarmed.
“I was shocked by what was coming out of his mouth,” McCain said, “and clearly everyone else at the table thought it was normal and just in the vein of climate change.”
Huntsman was also alarmed, and the panelists argued over Sanders’ meaning, but Goldberg stepped back in again to restore order.
“Listen, you can be pissed at what he said all you want to,” she said, “but report it correctly.”
White Supremacist Congressman Steve King Says if Not for Rape and Incest ‘Would There Be Any Population Left?’
U.S. Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is facing yet another firestorm after remarks he just made have started to get attention. The Iowa Congressman suggested humankind might no longer exist if not for acts of rape and incest throughout millennia.
“What if we went back through all the family trees and just pulled out anyone who was a product of rape or incest? Would there be any population of the world left if we did that?” King told the Westside Conservative Club Wednesday, as the Des Moines Register reports. “Considering all the wars and all the rapes and pillages that happened throughout all these different nations, I know that I can’t say that I was not a part of a product of that.”
“Steve King” is currently the number two trending item on Twitter.
King, who has already been stripped of all committee assignments after other disturbing remarks he made led the House to vote 424-1 on a resolution condemning, among other ills, white supremacy, was defending his position of refusing to allow exceptions for rape and incest in an anti-abortion bill he had sponsored.
Just five days before the resolution passed nearly unanimously King had told The New York Times, “White nationalist, white supremacist, Western civilization—how did that language become offensive?”
That is just the tip of the iceberg for the white supremacist Congressman representing Iowa’s 4th District. Voters have returned King to the House of Representatives eight times since first electing him in 2002.
Up until his New York Times remarks, King was probably best known for attacking undocumented immigrants by saying: “For every one who’s a valedictorian, there’s another 100 out there who weigh 130 pounds – and they’ve got calves the size of cantaloupes because they’re hauling 75 pounds of marijuana across the desert.”
King has compared active U.S. Military service members who are transgender to eunuchs. In 2017 he predicted a race war between Hispanics and “the Blacks.” One year earlier he had asked what “sub-groups” of humans, besides white people, have contributed more to human civilization. And he opposed congress providing disaster relief to victims of Hurricane Sandy because he said they might spend FEMA money on “Gucci bags and massage parlors,” which he claimed Hurricane Katrina victims did.
The list of King’s racist, bigoted, and hate-filled remarks is much longer than even these examples.
Anti-Vaxxer Threatened to Kill Democratic Congresswoman Over Vaccine Bill: Report
A Pentagon contractor has been charged with threatening to kill a U.S. Congresswoman over a bill that would require all public schools receiving federal funds to ensure all children are vaccinated.
The Daily Beast reports the court filing does not name the lawmaker, but they have determined it is Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL). It says Darryl Albert Varnum of Westminster, Maryland is the person named in the criminal complaint filed in federal court.
The threats allegedly were left in a voicemail, and are explicit and disturbing.
“I’m gonna kill your ass if you do that bill. I swear,” Varnum’s voicemail began. “I will fucking come down and kill your fucking ass. And you’re a Congressperson, that’s fine. I hope the fucking FBI, CIA and everybody else hears this shit.”
“This is the United States of America, bitch. Get the fuck out,” the voicemail continued. “I’ll tell you what I’ll come down to Miami bitch. I’ll fuck you up. Like the Cubans don’t even know.”
The Daily Beast adds that Varnum also made disturbing remarks on his Facebook page, comparing the “Vaccinate All Children Act” to the Holocaust.
“I’m done with this bullshit. Time to step up or ship out,” he wrote. In a comment on that post, Varnum added, “All of our guns are next. Been trying for years!”
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