Hours after sitting quietly through President Donald Trump’s 16-minute Oval Office meltdown the President of Finland and the President of the United States held a joint press conference. President Sauli Niinistö decided to not hold his tongue this time.
President Niinistö told reporters he had some free time and decided to visit several Washington, D.C. museums and Arlington National Cemetery. Niinistö noted he spent time at the Museum of African-American History, and the National Museum of the American Indian.
“Mr. President, you have a great democracy,” President Niinistöv observed, looking at Trump. “Keep it going on,” he courageously warned.
“You have here a great democracy,” Finnish President Sauli Niinistö tells Pres. Trump, after saying he’d visited several museums in Washington, D.C. “Keep it going on.” https://t.co/JsAo4rT8TM pic.twitter.com/Zval2ZA012
— ABC News (@ABC) October 2, 2019
And he admonished President Trump.
Talking about Finland’s respect for democracy and human rights, President Niinistö proclaimed, “The stronger Europe we have, the stronger a partner you have.”
If all that weren’t enough, the Finnish president then went on to discuss climate change. President Trump is an adamant climate denier.
“If we lose the arctic we lose the globe,” Niinistö bravely stated.
“I used to say that if we lose the Arctic, we lose the globe,” Finnish President Sauli Niinistö says in a joint press conference with President Trump, warning of environmental challenges, climate problems and melting of sea ice in the Arctic https://t.co/AfEIFrfeM5 pic.twitter.com/9dAm3KKVUK
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) October 2, 2019
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Woman Who Walked Out After Commissioner Launched Anti-Gay Attack on Dem Running for President Says She Was ‘Incensed’
A Tennessee woman was the only person to walk out in protest of Sevier County Commissioner Warren Hurst’s anti-gay and racist diatribe Monday night. The county commissioner decried the “queer running for president,” calling it “about as ugly as you can get.”
“Look what we got running for president in the Democratic party,” Commissioner Hurst continued, saying he could “get better people” at the local jail “than those running for Democratic, to be President of the United States.”
Sara Thompson, who stood up and called Hurst’s comments “not professional,” was noticed by many who saw the video of Hurst’s remarks, which has made national news.
“I was actually incensed. I think that was a very demeaning and nasty thing to even talk about,” Thompson told WVLT. “County commissioners need to remember that when they’re elected they need to represent everyone.”
It turns out Thompson serves as the chair for the Sevier County Democrats, but said she was attending Monday night’s meeting as a private citizen opposed to a move to make the county a gun sanctuary city.
“This should serve as a reminder to all county commissioners to have more respect for each other and their constituents,” she noted, calling Hurst’s comments bullying and retaliatory.
Hurst also launched a racist diatribe, telling local citizens “I’m not prejudice [sic], a white male in this country has very few rights and they’re getting took more every day.”
The local CBS affiliate adds that “Hurst told WVLT News over the phone that some of his best friends were African American, but he stands by his comments because he’s entitled to his opinions.”
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