Melania Trump is going out the way she came in: apart from her husband.
Americans may remember the First Lady did not move to the White House until the summer of 2017. Now she is leaving Americans with a farewell video, in another break from President Donald Trump. White House aides have been urging the President to record a similar video, as a way to tout his “accomplishments,” but he steadfastly refuses.
Mrs. Trump recorded a nearly seven-minute video in which she brags about her “Be Best” anti-bullying program, calling it a “great success.”
But perhaps in the most hypocritical portion of the video the First lady urges, “Do not lose sight of your integrity and values. Use every opportunity to show consideration for another person, and build good habits into our daily lives.”
She asks Americans to “always choose love over hatred, peace over violence.”
A Farewell Message from First Lady Melania Trump pic.twitter.com/WfG1zg2mt4
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) January 18, 2021
Earlier in the day the First Lady’s tweet honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. caused “birther” to trend on social media.
Today, as Melania Trump honors the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., remember that Melania Trump is a birther who spread the racist birther lie.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) January 18, 2021
And just minutes after the video posted “BeGone” trended on Twitter, thanks to tweets like this:
I’ve never heard such a load of bullshit. BeBest? Just #BeGone. And take that bully husband with you.
— Blanche McIntyre 💙💙💙💙💙 (@MrsBlancheMc) January 18, 2021
The First Lady’s hypocrisy was quickly mocked.
Here’s how some are responding to her video:
First Lady Melania Trump asks Americans in a farewell video to “lead by example” to carry on her Be Best initiative
She didn’t release a statement on the Capitol attack until several days later, & it in part slammed “salacious gossip” & “unwarranted personal attacks” against her https://t.co/UXiQzSKn86
— Meredith Lee (@meredithllee) January 18, 2021
Melania in the summer of 2018: “I say that I’m working on Christmas and planning for the Christmas and they said, ‘Oh, what about the children that they were separated?’ Give me a fucking break.” https://t.co/7lvPChl7YO https://t.co/Itaq3fAT0D
— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) January 18, 2021
— Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) January 18, 2021
good riddance to the worst first lady of all time. https://t.co/dPEF6JVitg
— Richard Signorelli (@richsignorelli) January 18, 2021
— Dr. Ellen Ripley😷🌼 (@TrumpIsTheEnemy) January 18, 2021
She has time to record a video but not to have tea with Dr. Biden? https://t.co/M4aze4w7sb
— Jon “WEAR A MASK” Wolfsthal (@JBWolfsthal) January 18, 2021
— Bob Brigham (@BobBrigham) January 18, 2021
These are your people Melania! Enjoy! pic.twitter.com/X1eL6vlDSE
— JJ (@JJRobsh) January 18, 2021
Enjoy this piece?
… then let us make a small request. The New Civil Rights Movement depends on readers like you to meet our ongoing expenses and continue producing quality progressive journalism. Three Silicon Valley giants consume 70 percent of all online advertising dollars, so we need your help to continue doing what we do.
NCRM is independent. You won’t find mainstream media bias here. From unflinching coverage of religious extremism, to spotlighting efforts to roll back our rights, NCRM continues to speak truth to power. America needs independent voices like NCRM to be sure no one is forgotten.
Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Help ensure NCRM remains independent long into the future. Support progressive journalism with a one-time contribution to NCRM, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click here to donate by check.
Biden Moving Quickly to Fire Postmaster General as DeJoy Tells Dems to ‘Get Used To Me’
President Joe Biden is moving quickly to fire Louis DeJoy. Or rather, since the President does not have the power to fire a Postmaster General, he is moving quickly to have him terminated.
Biden is set to nominate three candidates to the Postal Service’s Board of Governors, giving Democrats a majority, The Washington Post reports.
The President “will nominate Ron Stroman, the Postal Service’s recently retired deputy postmaster general; Amber McReynolds, the chief executive of National Vote at Home Institute; and Anton Hajjar, the former general counsel of the American Postal Workers Union,” the Post reports.
McReynolds’ inclusion was hailed, given her work as a voting rights advocate.
Earlier Wednesday DeJoy snarkily told Democrats they will have to “get used to” him, saying he has no plans to resign despite the millions of dollars of damage to postal machines he caused, and despite the massive delays in mail delivery times he created. Many believe those actions were taken after President Donald Trump waged war on mail-in voting which Democrats advocated for to save lives during the coronavirus pandemic. It was, many say, a concerted effort to undermine the election.
“Get used to me.”
— Postmaster General Louis DeJoy rejects the notion he’s “a political appointee” and plans to stay in his role “for a long time.” pic.twitter.com/VQTEGx07Zu
— The Recount (@therecount) February 24, 2021
Biden Takes First Steps to Replace USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy
President Joe Biden this week took what could be the first steps necessary to replace USPS Postmaster General Louis DeJoy.
In a statement on Monday, the White House explained that the president has moved to fill vacancies at the postal service’s Board of Governors, which has the power to name a new Postmaster General.
“Only the Board of Governors of the US Postal Service has the power to replace the Postmaster General,” the statement said. “The President can, however, nominate governors to fill vacancies on the board pending Senate confirmation.”
The statement noted that three vacancies are currently open on the board. Additionally, a fourth nomination would replace an existing member who is serving a hold-over year.
“President Biden’s focus is on filling these vacancies, nominating officials who reflect his commitment to the workers of the US Postal Service — who can deliver on the post office’s vital universal service obligation,” the White House added.
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who was appointed during President Donald Trump’s administration, came under fire after he was accused of trying to undermine the postal service’s role in the 2020 election.
Read the statement below.
— Geoff Bennett (@GeoffRBennett) February 8, 2021
Mass GOP Exodus: Alabama US Senator Becomes Fourth to Announce Retirement
The mass exodus of Republicans from the U.S. Senate continues, with Richard Shelby of Alabama announcing Monday his retirement at the end of his term, the fourth in the GOP caucus to do so so far.
“Today I announce that I will not seek a seventh term in the United States Senate in 2022. For everything, there is a season,” Shelby said in a statement, as The Washington Post reports. “I am grateful to the people of Alabama who have put their trust in me for more than forty years. I have been fortunate to serve in the U.S. Senate longer than any other Alabamian.”
Republican Senator Shelby, now a hard-core conservative, was first Democratic Congressman Shelby in 1978. In 1986 he ran for and won a seat in the Senate, and in 1994 became a Republican.
Shelby has a virulently anti-LGBTQ record. He voted for a constitutional ban of same-sex marriage and for the unconstitutional federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA.) He also voted against adding sexual orientation to the definition of hate crimes and no on expanding hate crimes to include sexual orientation.
Most recently, Shelby voted against Pete Buttigieg’s confirmation as Transportation Secretary.
- JUST PLAIN FALSE2 days ago
Ted Cruz Repeatedly Lies About Merrick Garland in Committee Speech – Gets Smacked Down With Truth From Dem Chairman
- RACISM IS RACISM2 days ago
Ex-Trump Aide Katrina Pierson, Who Lamented Lack of Racial ‘Pure Breed’ Candidates, Planning Run for Congress
- 'WITHOUT EVIDENCE'2 days ago
Jim Jordan Busted for Lying About Nancy Pelosi and Capitol Insurrection
- OPINION3 days ago
‘Snooze Fest’: Internet Mocks Trump’s ‘Extremely Boring’ and ‘Low Energy’ CPAC Speech
- OPINION2 days ago
Pompeo Mocked for ‘Fake Victimization’ After Bragging He Was Called ‘Worst Secretary of State in History’
- LIES AND THE LYING LIARS THAT TELL THEM20 hours ago
Watch: Donald Trump Jr. Explodes in ‘Cancel Culture’ Rant About Oreos, Mr. Potato Head, Dr. Seuss, and the Muppets
- 'POLICY WASTELAND'3 days ago
Trump Has Left Behind a Republican Party Almost as ‘Toxic’ as He Is: GOP Adviser
- INSURRECTION24 hours ago
Busted: MAGA Rioter Boasted of Plan to Pin Capitol Violence on Antifa – Now He’s Been Arrested