Tensions ran high at an outdoor press conference Friday when a reporter asked White House advisor Larry Kudlow, “Where is the President?” and he replied, “I don’t understand.”
The reporter said, “2,000 people a day are dying of COVID. Where is the President’s leadership?”
CBS News White House correspondent Paula Reid reported from Washington, D.C. Friday and shared the tweet below. The responses flowed in from there.
Q: “2K people a day are dying of COVID…where is the President’s leadership?”
WH ADVISOR: “I don’t understand..”
Q: Where is *the President*? We are not hearing from him on *COVID* or about economic relief or about helping people who are unemployed?” pic.twitter.com/qazwMV0okl
— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) December 4, 2020
President Trump did not address the surge of new #COVID cases yesterday. He did say Attorney General William Barr isn't working hard enough to find evidence of election fraud.
@PaulaReidCBS has the story. pic.twitter.com/gq3jg7uoat
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) December 4, 2020
That’s what happens when you put a washed up former CNBC entertainer @larry_kudlow in a position that requires logical thought.
— Barry Bulat (@BarryBulat) December 4, 2020
Lost interest after “I’ll tell you this…” because I couldn’t hear anything after my BS detector went crazy.
— Ed Garcia (@edgarciamedia) December 4, 2020
“I’ll tell you this..” he says while wearing his mask below his nose, spewing his COVID breath all over the place.
— Vanessa Iceland (@IcelandVanessa) December 4, 2020
I don’t know who I hate more, Kudlow or Mnuchin. I think Kudlow today. Yup…probably Kudlow most days.
— Melissa Hanrahan (@MelissaHanraha5) December 4, 2020
Plus, anyone who wears a scarf like that clearly thinks of fashion over function. NOBODY who actually needs a scarf wears it that way.
— W. Doc Stodden (@docstodden) December 4, 2020
WH Advisor: Omg you think you’re people?
— The Jolly Foxtrot (@JollyFoxtrotSix) December 4, 2020
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Trump Swipes at Mark Zuckerberg Asking for White House Goodies: ‘He Didn’t Do Too Well’
Former President Donald J. Trump mocked Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and “big tech” during an interview on Tuesday when he appeared on Fox News with Sean Hannity.
Trump meandered throughout the interview and went off on a tangent claiming he did “big things” when discussing the 2020 election. Trump said Zuckerberg visited the White House “trying to get goodies,” but that “he didn’t do too well.”
Trump added, “So I thought that he was concerned we were doing things. We were doing things. Had we had a second term, we would have had that much, really, pretty much under control. We had some incredible things planned for big tech.”
Watch the video below.
Lincoln Project Trolls Trump with New TV Ad Where He’s Currently Vacationing
According to the Sun Sentinel, the group has bought air time in the West Palm Beach market from Wednesday through Jan. 5. Trump is scheduled to be in the area until Jan. 3.
“A major pillar of The Lincoln Project’s 2020 strategy was aiming to torment an audience of one — Trump — through advertising on cable shows he’s sure to watch on channels such as Fox News,” the Sentinel reports. “That’s the aim of the latest effort, which seeks to drive a wedge between Trump and Vice President Mike Pence, who will preside over the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress at which the electoral votes making Joe Biden the next president will be counted.”
The ad focuses on recent reports that say Vice President Mike Pence is “backing away” from Trumpworld’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
“When Mike Pence is backing away from you, you know it’s over,” the ad states.
Watch the ad below.
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) December 22, 2020
‘A Parting Gift to Dictators’: Trump Issues Final Round of Foreign Military Sales in Middle East
On Monday, writing for The Washington Post, columnist Brian Klaas tore into outgoing President Donald Trump for a final round of foreign military sales in the Middle East that function as a “parting gift to dictators” — and suggested he could even be using them to set up a private quid pro quo down the road in his post-presidency.
“All three regimes have abysmal human rights records,” wrote Klaas. “Saudi Arabia has beheaded dissidents, subjugated women and detained female activists who have pushed for reforms, and murdered and dismembered Post contributing columnist Jamal Khashoggi. The United Arab Emirates is home to torture, arbitrary detention and forced disappearances. Egypt’s dictatorship has carried
“Given past behavior, we know how these weapons will likely be used,” warned Klaas. “Despots will use them to help facilitate war crimes in places such as Yemen and the Sinai Peninsula while maintaining an iron grip over their own populations — all aided and abetted by the U.S. government.”
And even worse, Klaas argued, Trump himself could be using these sales to call in a personal favor from these countries in his post-presidency. “Once Trump leaves the White House, odds are good that he will cash in,” he wrote. “Seen in that light, the recently approved arms sales and military technology transfers are even more worrying. Are they just the beginning of a quid pro quo?”
All of this is occurring as President-elect Joe Biden alleges the Pentagon is obstructing him from getting all of the national security information he requires for the transition — something administration officials deny.
“For the past four years, Trump has painted the image of a United States that consistently sides with tyrants,” concluded Klaas. “Biden now has an opportunity to reverse Trump’s catastrophic foreign policy. He should take it.”
You can read more here.
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