Donald Trump suggests he trusts the opinion of an ex-game show host over his country’s own public health institute, the Centers for Disease Control. The president shared a tweet from Chuck Woolery that said “Everyone is lying. The CDC, Media, Democrats, our Doctors.” With more than 135,000 people dead in the United States from coronavirus, the former host of Love Connection thinks this is all about the election. Curious how Woolery (and Trump) would explain the almost 13 million cases worldwide.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has split with Donald Trump over the president’s threat to veto the annual defence spending bill if it includes a provision to rename military bases named for Confederate figureheads.
“Well, I would hope the president really wouldn’t veto the bill over this issue. … I hope the president will reconsider vetoing the entire defence bill, which includes pay raises for our troops, over a provision in there that could lead to changing the names,” Mr McConnell said in an interview on Fox News on Wednesday.
The president had indicated in a tweet earlier in the day that he would veto the $740bn bill if it includes an amendment from Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren to rename some US military bases.
Donald Trump hammered his predecessor, Barack Obama, routinely on Twitter – especially during the 44th president’s second term.
Since the former reality television show host became president himself, many of those tweets have been used by critics to suggest he is hypocritical.
That is the case yet again, this time amid questions about US intelligence reports earlier this year that Russia had placed bounties on the heads of American and coalition military forces in Afghanistan. If Taliban and Taliban-linked militias killed any, Russia would provide payouts, US officials have told multiple US media outlets.
Here’s one way to take some attention off of the report that Russia paid Taliban mercenaries to kill U.S. soldiers. Today the president tweeted this video from the Florida retirement community, The Villages. The video shows some people protesting what appears to be a golf-cart parade in support of Donald Trump. The video isn’t a model of good behavior on either side, so there is no reason for the president of the United States to share it. BUT what makes it indefensible to share is the moment where one man shouts “white power.” Trump tweets that man is among “the great people of The Villages.”
Mary Trump will release “Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man,” on July 28, according to Simon & Schuster.
It marks the first time that a member of Trump’s family will publish unflattering stories about the former real estate tycoon and reality TV star.
Mary Trump, 55, is the daughter of Fred Trump Jr, the president’s older brother, who died in 1981 at age 42 due to complications from alcoholism.
The 240-page book will detail events she witnessed as a child while spending time at her grandparents’ house in New York’s Queens borough, where her uncle and his four siblings grew up.
“She describes a nightmare of traumas, destructive relationships, and a tragic combination of neglect and abuse,” Simon & Schuster said in a blurb about the book.
Mary Trump, a clinical psychologist, will say that the president, despite being his father’s favorite son, “dismissed and derided him” when he began to suffer from Alzheimer’s.