An unauthorized biography of Melania Trump offers insight into the very private First Lady, including that she and her husband not only sleep in separate bedrooms but on separate floors.
CNN reports “Free, Melania: The Unauthorized Biography,” reveals that this First Lady is “way more powerful and influential with her husband than you might think,” and her “relationship with Ivanka Trump isn’t as chummy as it was pre-White House.”
But it was this tweet from CNN’s Brian Stelter that has drawn a lot of responses – some good, some bad – on social media:
POTUS & FLOTUS sleep on separate floors: “It is true the first couple doesn’t share a bedroom, according to several sources, and the first lady prefers her own large, private space in a suite of rooms on a separate floor.” https://t.co/566msWwTiR
— Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 2, 2019
Some note that there appears to be no mention of the fact that Melania Trump is (or was) a birther. She advanced her husband’s lies about President Barack Obama not being born in America, which is a lie.
Inside the Mind of a Birther. No thanks.
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) December 2, 2019
Some noted that the Obamas were practically under a 24/7 media microscope, and if this story had been about them or the Clintons it would have garnered weeks of Fox News coverage:
We required the black people in the WH to perform perfection in all things including marriage but I guess this will just get shrugs https://t.co/K3z33Hh2tU
— Zerlina Maxwell (@ZerlinaMaxwell) December 2, 2019
Seriously, this would have been a scandal in any other admin. If this were Barack and Michelle, Fox would have never stopped talking about this. https://t.co/PM1ojaivTX
— Emily Dresser (@mrsemilydresser) December 2, 2019
This would be the only thing America talked about for months if Obama or Clinton https://t.co/bbcUDUGmwX
— Josh Saul (@Saul_Asylum) December 2, 2019
this would’ve been a 14-week news story if abt Bill and Hillary in WH https://t.co/j9UEuBRN4c
— Eric Boehlert (@EricBoehlert) December 2, 2019
Some said, “who cares?”
What a surprise.
Who cares? pic.twitter.com/HKuqgkYRJp
— kathleen koziol (@wscn2kk) December 2, 2019
Some blasted CNN for reporting the story:
yeah, because this is the most pressing matter re: the white house at this time, never mind the incompetent moron she’s married to https://t.co/vmk3z9X6Qi
— 🤷🏻♀️ (@armyofskeletons) December 2, 2019
While some just mocked the President:
Very low energy. https://t.co/sHaertfdcG
— James Greene (@JMGreene28) December 2, 2019
This is Quid Pro Quo Marriage https://t.co/dYqcaTkyfa
— El Viejo Ebro (@oldmanebro) December 2, 2019
Image: Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks via Flickr
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The Saudi Crown Prince Tried to Have a Comedian and Critic Kidnapped on US Soil — but the FBI Stopped It: Report
In an exclusive interview with the Daily Beast, 27-year-old comedian and former USD student Abdulrahman Almutairi revealed that he was nearly kidnapped by a suspected agent of the Saudi government and it happened on American soil.
Almutairi, who has a huge social media following, has been an outspoken critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. While the Saudi leader may have the power to take out critics in other countries, in the United States it’s not an acceptable form of legal action.
“After Almutairi used social media to criticize the powerful Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman over the October 2018 murder and dismemberment of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi, an unidentified Saudi man accompanied Almutairi’s father on a flight to collect Almutairi against his will and bring him back to Saudi Arabia, according to The Daily Beast’s sources,” reported the Beast.
Almutairi said that he’s certain if he ever returns to Saudi Arabia that he’ll be killed in the airport.
It was also revealed this week that MBS’s cell phone number was responsible for hacking Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’s cell phone.
“There is a pattern of the Saudi authorities, particularly over the last two years, targeting individuals—high profile people with a big Saudi audience, either because they’re critical of MBS or the government or not just for what they say but what they don’t say, if they’re insufficiently supportive,” said Agnes Callamard, the United Nations special rapporteur on extrajudicial killings.
‘So We Don’t Have to Fight Russia Over Here’: Schiff Delivers Powerful Statement to Senators in Trump Impeachment Trial
House Intelligence Chair and Lead impeachment manager Adam Schiff delivered powerful remarks to the U.S. Senate on Wednesday, summing up why what President Donald Trump did – extorting Ukraine – was so damaging to both Ukraine and the U.S.
Schiff reminded the Senators who will decide the fate of the nation’s chief executive that 15,000 Ukrainians have already died fighting Russia. That was after Vladimir Putin illegally annexed Crimea.
And he reminded the Senators that President Trump withheld nearly $400 million in congressionally-approved military aid to Ukraine, despite the nation’s fight against Russia.
That military aid helps “to protect and advance American national security interests in the region and beyond.
Quoting a House impeachment inquiry witness, Schiff said: “The United States aids Ukraine and her people so that we can fight Russia over there so we don’t have to fight Russia here.”
Rep. Adam Schiff: Ukraine military aid was "designed to help Ukraine defend itself from the Kremlin's aggression. More than 15,000 Ukrainians have died fighting Russian forces and their proxies. 15,000." https://t.co/C7AyPvvSTr pic.twitter.com/PUmMDzRcy1
— ABC News (@ABC) January 22, 2020
SCOTUS Grants Trump His ObamaCare Wish – Will Not Review Case to Kill Health Care Law Before Election
The U.S. Supreme Court has just given President Donald Trump and Republicans their wish. A case brought by red state Republican attorneys general and backed by President Trump and his administration found ObamaCare unconstitutional. Democrats want the nation’s top court to take it up but Republicans don’t want to face voters before the 2020 election if they win and ObamaCare is voided.
Democrats asked the Supreme Court to take the case now. The Court Tuesday morning refused. Had the Supreme Court taken the case it either would have strengthened ObamaCare, or voided it. Either way, Republicans would have paid at the polls.
Now Republicans, who are working hard to destroy ObamaCare, will not have to face voters on the issue until after the election.
President Trump, who repeatedly has lied to the American people, is claiming he is working to protect people with pre-existing conditions, while actively supporting the Republican case that could be the end of ObamaCare, and thus, protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
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.
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