This Wednesday, President Trump’s former attorney Michael Cohen admitted that he is unable to corroborate allegations that the president discussed elements of WikiLeaks’ email hacks with Roger Stone.
“How can we corroborate what you’re saying?” Democratic Rep. Deborah Wasserman Schultz of Florida asked Cohen, referring to the former Trump confidant’s allegations that he was aware of Stone’s contact with Julian Assange.
The Florida Rep. is among a slew of Democrats and Republicans grilling Cohen during a congressional hearing.
“I don’t know, but I suspect the special counsel’s office and other government agencies have the information that you’re seeking,” Cohen replayed.
Michael Cohen claims that he overheard Stone tell Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign that he had spoken to Assange about the release of emails stolen from the Democratic National Committee.
Cohen, who will begin a three-year prison sentence in May, is also providing stories from his decades of working for President Trump, which he claims shows the former real estate mogul to be “a racist … a conman … a cheat.”
This Wednesday, President Trump ripped Cohen’s appearance ahead of time, telling his Twitter followers that his former lawyer “did bad things unrelated to Trump. He is lying in order to reduce his prison time. Using Crooked’s lawyer!”
While Cohen was saying this under oath, he should keep in mind that his sentence might be increased if he is not telling the truth.
“Only thing I’m learning now is that Cohen is a convicted habitual liar who says he’s done lying for Trump, so now he’s lying for democrats.” said Jim Jordan.
President Trump is a family man. His gorgeous wife, First Lady Melania Trump, their 12-year-old son Barron, and Trump’s four children from previous marriages have supported him through years of political campaigning and his heavy role as President of the United States.
Arguably, President Donald Trump wouldn’t be the man he is today without them.
The support that Trump’s family give to him now is testament to the rules of conduct that he as a father instilled in his children as youngsters. Anecdotal evidence from his offspring over the years suggests that President Trump was a caring and assertive dad, and had strict behavioral standards for his children in their early years.
The President took the role of an active father when his children were young. He accompanied them to many sporting events: old family photos show Trump and son Eric at the U.S. Open, others show Trump and daughter Ivanka at a baseball game.
Ivanka Trump, now 36, has been especially vocal over the years about her affection and appreciation for her loving father. “Every morning before school, we’d go downstairs and give him a hug and a kiss,” she stated in a 2004 interview with New York magazine.
Daughter Tiffany shares an equal amount of love for her dad, once posting “I’m so grateful to have such an intelligent, hard working, and hilarious person like you in my life!” besides a sweet, throwback photo of herself and President Trump on her Instagram account.
Remembering her childhood, the Trump children were “bred to be competitive,” Ivanka continued. “Dad encourages it! I remember skiing with him and we were racing. I was ahead, and he reached his ski pole out and pulled me back.”
It sure seems that Trump’s efforts to instill strong characteristics in his children extended to their moral behavior, too. As a proud parent, he was unwilling to accept deviant behavior, and strictly warned his children away from the perils of intoxicants.
During a 2016 CNN town hall meeting, a member of the public asked President Trump how he had protected his young children from the temptations of substance abuse. Allegedly, President Trump used to address his children every single morning before they left for school, telling them not to take drugs, drink alcohol, or smoke cigarettes.
Trump recalled the mantra that kept his children safe: “When my children were growing up, even when they didn’t know what drinking was, I’d say ‘no alcohol, no cigarettes, no drugs,’” he recalled. His memory was quickly substantiated by his son Eric and his daughter Ivanka, who agreed that their father did indeed offer them this stern wisdom “every day of our life” and “every morning before school.”
Donald Trump witnessed his older brother Freddy battle with alcoholism until his tragically premature death back in 1981, and has sworn since that he will never touch a drop of alcohol himself. “My brother was just so instrumental in probably shaping my life just because I don’t know what the outcome would have been,” Trump shared, proving that protecting his young children from the devastating effects of substance abuse is a value that runs very deep.
The President’s eldest son, Donald Jr., is a very successful businessman. Son Eric is a trustee of the Trump Organization and a notable philanthropist. Daughter Ivanka Trump is also a successful businesswoman and famous fashion designer. Daughter Tiffany is a model and law student, and youngest son Barron attends the highly regarded St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, Maryland.
So, did President Trump’s early parenting tactic work? It seems that the proof is in the pudding!
It is natural to wonder whether Trump’s protective nature will extend to the newest members of his family, too.
As the Trump family often shares many photos of the President with his nine grandchildren on social media, it would seem so.
Captioning one adorable photo on Twitter, the president himself wrote: “I don’t know, but to me that’s the look of pride all grandparents should have looking at their grand-kids.”
As the old saying goes: Family comes first. And father knows best!
This Tuesday, former Vice President Joe Biden stated that major Republican donors encouraged him to run as President against Donald Trump in 2020.
Biden said “the people who are usually the biggest donors in the Democratic Party” and “some major Republican folks” offered help and funds for his 2020 presidential campaign, which the former vice president is expected to launch in the near future.
Joe Biden made the comments during an event with historian Jon Meacham at the University of Delaware’s Biden School, where he was asked about his 2020 campaign.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, 76, strongly indicated he was going to run for president in 2020, which he said was the “consensus” among his children and grandchildren.
“I’m certain about where the family is, but the second piece is that I don’t want this to be a fool’s errand and I want to make sure that if we do this, and we’re very close to getting to a decision, that I am fully prepared to do it,” said Biden.
Biden pointed out that social media may be a potential challenge for him, which he said has “fundamentally changed” since he last ran for office in 2012, but indicated that tech insiders are helping him to adjust.
Biden said that he has been getting “briefings” from “the most advanced people in the country who run these major platforms and telling us what we need, and the organizational structure we need, and it’s a massive, massive undertaking.”
“We also are making a decision on whether or not we can fund this campaign on my conditions, because I will not be part of a super PAC, or accept … ” said Joe Biden as the audience interrupted with applause, “and to see whether or not it’s realistic,” he finished.
“An awful lot of people have offered to help, and the people who are usually the biggest donors in the Democratic Party and, I might add, some major Republican folks,” he noted.
Congressman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) appeared on an interview with Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro and pointed out why President Trump’s move to declare a national emergency on border security could be a success.
The North Carolina Republican told Jeanine Pirro that he understands why some Republicans hesitate to support President Trump in his decision but also that it’s not as extreme as it seems.
“Well, I think everybody, especially on the Republican side of the aisle, wants to make sure Congress has the power and not the executive branch,” said Meadows.
“That being said, Judge, here is the interesting thing: Congress had the ability to act, and actually stop the president from doing this national emergency. Twenty words, Judge — all they had to do was say no funds from 10 USC 284 2808 shall be used to build a barrier between Mexico and the United States.” he added.
The strategy that Mark Meadows explained was a provision that would’ve given the Supreme Court reason to block President Trump’s plan. However, since there was nothing placed in the bill, the court will ultimately have to defer to President Trump’s national emergency declaration.
As Meadows explained, the President even warned Congress of his plans and they still didn’t add the block into the bill.
“Twenty words if they had put in there basically would have prohibited the president from doing this. But the president did a real shrewd thing: Before they signed the bill and sent it to him before they voted on it, he said I’m going to declare a national emergency. He put them on notice, yet Congress didn’t act. I think the Supreme Court will look at that and say why did not Congress act? Do you know why they didn’t act? Because it’s dysfunctional and they refuse to admit that there is a crisis at the border.”
Last Friday, President Donald Trump declared that he would be signing the national emergency legislation in order to reallocate funds to build the southern border wall.
Every president for the past 40 years has declared that the Border needs to be secured. it is about time someone did something about it.
President Trump slammed CNN’s Jim Acosta today as he was taking questions after announcing a national emergency at the United States – Mexico border.
The President fired back at Acosta telling him to ask those who have lost many loved ones to illegal immigrant crime whether or not the southern border crisis is real.
The tense moment begun when CNN’s Acosta pointed to several statistics on border crossings and crime rates among illegal immigrants as he began to suggest that President Trump was just blowing the problem out of proportion.
“What do you say to your critics who say you are creating a national emergency?” asked Acosta after some prompting to hurry up from the President.
“Ask the Angel Moms,” President Trump shot back, pointing to those he honored earlier in his speech. “What do you think? Do you think I’m creating something? Ask these incredible women who lost their daughters and their sons.”
Then the President further reamed Jim Acosta, saying, “Your question is a very political question, you have an agenda, you’re CNN, you’re fake news, the numbers that you gave are wrong.”
The back-and-forth came after President Trump shared his “great respect” for angel families and honored them few moments before during his announcement.
President Donald Trump gave a shout out to several “angel mom’s” who carried photos of the children they lost.
“I want to thank in particular the Angel moms and dads for being here. Thank you very much. We have great respect for you. Our real country, the people that really love our country, they love you. So I just want you to know that. I know how hard you fight and I know how hard a fight you’re having.”
On Friday, President Trump announced his plans to declare a national emergency at the U.S.-Mexico border and signed a spending deal to keep the federal government open just before the deadline expired in hopes of allocating $8 billion in federal funds to build the border wall.
Former U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) chief during the Obama administration is breaking silence and speaks in support of President Trump’s push for border security.
Mark Morgan is speaking out about his support for improving our border security, from bashing Democrats for calling the situation at the southern border a “manufactured crisis” to roasting the “irony” in CNN’s Jim Acosta’s reporting at the border.
The former border chief spoke during the event and encouraged Americans to be united and said “enough is enough” when it comes to deaths caused by our “broken immigration system.”
“Not one more citizen should die because we have a broken immigration system and open borders,” said Morgan.
There were many other speakers during the event including U.S. Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, former U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan and House Minority Whip Steve Scalise.
Rep. Liz Cheney stood firm saying that House Republicans stand with President Donald Trump to secure the borders.
Republican Steve Scalise began his speech by saying, “Our hearts and our prayers are with the families of everybody who’s lost a loved one because somebody that was here illegally took their life,” adding, “it shouldn’t happen in America.”
Scalise also noted that the “battle” is ultimately about keeping America safe by securing our border.
“Don’t let anybody tell you this is about closing our borders,” Scalise added.
“We let over a million people into our country every single year legally. No country’s close. So America will continue to be the most generous nation, but we’re also a nation of laws and we need to get back to that rule of law.”
This Wednesday in an interview on Hill.TV, Morgan slammed the “absolutely false” idea walls don’t work along the border.
“One of the best ones is walls are ineffective,” Morgan noted one of the “false information” that is “misleading the American people.” “2006, the bipartisan Secure Fence Act. 2013, the Senate passes a bipartisan immigration bill with $8 billion dollars included in a fence, and just last year, there was money for fencing and barriers.”
The former border and customs patrol chief Yuma, Arizona as an example where “they build 23 miles of a physical barrier, and then they added additional technology and personnel. Illegal immigration went from a 150,000 to 15,000 overnight, and there’s countless examples of that.”
Even though many award shows are usually an open opportunity for celebrities to bash President Trump, singer Joy Villa’s unique outfit did the exact opposite.
Joy Villa is well known for her creative outfits and Pro-Trump show style at award shows. In the past, she wore a “Make America Great Again” slogan on her dress and received many criticism for supporting President Trump.
Despite the critics, she looked gorgeous wearing that dress.
This year, Joy Villa showed up to the Grammy’s red carpet in another amazing dress that resembled a border wall.
The singers dress was designed to look like a border wall with barbed wire and a sign that read “build the wall” on the back of the dress.
“This is the wall,” said Villa while holding her“Make America Great Again” purse. “I believe in building a wall to protect our southern border, not to keep people out but to protect citizens of our country.”
The singer didn’t forget to point out that she wasn’t trying to make a discriminatory statement toward another group of people.
“I’m part-Latina, I’m black,” said Villa.
After she received criticism for her dress, Joy Villa defended herself on Twitter and spoke out about reasons she supports the border wall.
“I don’t care what anyone thinks,” Villa stated. “I 100% support the wall & our President Donald Trump. Do you want more drugs brought in? (70% of heroin from Mexico) More illegal women getting sexually assaulted (1 in 3)? More children being trafficked? (Thousands a year) because I DO NOT!”
This young lady surely deserves a bravery award, because it takes a lot of guts to do something like this in Hollywood.
It’s just amazing when you see someone standing up for what they believe in, without being intimidated by what others who disagree might say.
Today, CNN panelist Nina Turner broke silence on Sunday morning’s “State of the Union” and argued that the current situation in Virginia had “nothing to do with President Donald Trump.”
Host Jake Tapper began by asking Dem. California Rep. Nanette Barragán about the situation with the Democrats in Virginia, because if the top three Democrats resign (one amid allegations of rape and two more for admitting to appearing in blackface) the governorship would fall to a Republican.
Rep. Nanette Barragán responded that Democrats should not be prevented from doing the right thing, but then she turned all of the blame on President Trump.
“We can’t forget about the person dividing us and who is injecting this into the country. We haven’t seen it be this bad in recent time until the president has really made this a race issue whether it’s about African-Americans, certainly he’s doing it all over the board with immigrants, but we need to have this conversation.” she said.
Then president of Our Revolution, Nina Turner, interrupted her, and brought the show’s conversation to a dead stop.
“Jake, I cannot. I just can’t. 1984, 1980, Gucci just a few days ago,” she said as she shook her head. “This is not about president Donald Trump. This is about racism in the United States of America. Congresswoman, I hear you, but on this, we’re not blaming President Trump.”
Dem. Rep. Nanette Barragán tried to bring the blame back around to President Trump, but Nina Turner kept going.
“I’m not going to continue to let politicians use this man as the excuse to deal with racism in this country,” she said. “It’s been going on for far too long in the United States of America. We need some real truth and reconciliation.”
Tina Turner went on to concede that, while she believes that the president “is a racist,” it’s still a cop-out to suggest that somehow he or his party are the only ones with the problem.
“But as we’ve seen, Democrats delve in racism as well. We’ve got to stop making this about who is a Republican, who is a Democrat. I want to know who is a humanitarian? Who going to stand up for people’s lives, starting with black people’s lives. Everyone’s life is taken care of.”
Turner concluded by repeating her first initial point, that the situation in Virginia had no connection to the White House.
“So no more about this — these three men,” she stated. “It had nothing to do with President Trump. What Lieutenant Governor Fairfax is going through don’t have nothing to do with President Trump. Northam wearing blackface don’t have nothing to do with Donald Trump. Herring, he has nothing to do with Donald Trump.”
This morning, Republican Rep. Liz Cheney called Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren “a laughingstock” in an interview on CNN.
The Wyoming Rep. Cheney appeared on Sunday morning’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper and was responding to a question about a recent tweet from the President about Elizabeth Warren’s decision to enter the 2020 Presidential race.
CNN’s Jack Tapper didn’t miss the opportunity to attack President Trump about the tweet, but Rep. Liz Cheney quickly turned the tables and blasted Warren instead.
After the Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren officially announced her 2020 bid, President Donald Trump posted on Twitter saying:
“Today Elizabeth Warren, sometimes referred to by me as Pocahontas, joined the race for President. Will she run as our first Native American presidential candidate, or has she decided that after 32 years, this is not playing so well anymore? See you on the campaign TRAIL, Liz!”
Jack Tapper pointed out the fact that Rep. Liz Cheney represents a large Native American population, and asked how she thought her constituents would feel about President Trump’s comments.
Instead of attacking the President, Cheney turned the tables, and took aim at the newly-declared presidential candidate instead.
“You know, I have concerns about somebody like Elizabeth Warren pretending to be a Native American. You are absolutely right. I do represent thousands of Native Americans here in Wyoming. And the notion that anybody of any political party would pretend that they were a member of a tribe or pretend they were Native American and would do it as she seems to have done it in order to get benefits, that is, in my view, the disgrace.” said Liz Cheney.
“Look, Elizabeth Warren has made herself a laughingstock. I don’t think anybody should be surprised that that’s been the reaction to her,” Cheney concluded.
“I think the longer that she’s out there, the more that people are going to be talking about this. And it’s just clear that she is somebody who can’t be trusted.” she added.
This Thursday, one disrespectful man took a knee on the White House lawn during the national anthem at President Donald Trump’s celebration of America event.
This was probably the same person that heckled President Trump yelling out “Eagles!” Reporters say that he was booed soon after he spoke and was escorted outside.
It sure seemed like somebody was looking for their 15 minutes of fame. Sad that they used this moment to do it.
At The White House. One guy in the audience took a knee during the national anthem at President Trumps celebration of America no Eagles event. Left right after – didn’t wanna talk pic.twitter.com/NLRGp26gln
April Ryan rushed in to correct her lie tweeting, “Breaking: reporters are re-watching the event and found a heckler in the crowd started asking questions of @realDonaldTrump and the heckler was booed. The heckler was escorted out of the event. The booes were for the heckler”
The event was scheduled by President Donald Trump after dis-inviting the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House because of their disrespect to the national anthem.
“The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!” said the President.
“We will proudly be playing the National Anthem and other wonderful music celebrating our Country today at 3 P.M., The White House, with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus. Honoring America! NFL, no escaping to Locker Rooms!”posted President Trump on Twitter.
The “Celebration of America” was held to celebrate the national anthem and honor the United States of America. Trump sang the anthem in front of the crowd with the military band.
Apparently, there are a few more reasons why the Eagles were dis-invited:
Philadelphia Eagles timeline 1. Tried to come to WH for celebration June 5 – couldn’t get arrangements together so: 2. Wanted to reschedule for June 11 or 12 (apparently missed historic news POTUS going to Singapore with NK) 3. Eagles cancelled altogether 4. POTUS dis-invited
This info comes from today’s Press briefing with Sarah Sanders. “If the Press would pay attention, they wouldn’t have to ask so many stupid questions over and over — oh, my bad, they are political activists now aren’t they?” said another tweet.
It’s so sad how some people still refuse to respect our country and the heroes that built it. Why do they even go to the White House if they don’t respect what it stands for?
Instead of disrespecting their own country, maybe people like these should move somewhere else, where they would feel happier.