Donald Trump melted down over the House select committee investigation hours ahead of a vote on possible contempt charges against adviser Steve Bannon.
The select committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection will convene Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. to vote on a report recommending that Bannon be held in contempt for ignoring a subpoena, and the twice-impeached one-term president issued an angry statement through his spokeswoman Liz Harrington because he has been banned from Twitter.
"The fake, highly partisan Unselect Committee continues to rock and roll," Trump complained. "They were unable to make a deal with Kevin McCarthy to put real Republicans on the Committee, so they got stuck with low-polling warmonger Liz Cheney and Cryin' Adam Kinzinger who have no idea what our Party stands for."
"Cheney is polling in the low 20's in Wyoming, the State she doesn't represent," he continued. "This is just a continuation of the Witch Hunt which started with the now fully debunked and discredited Russia, Russia, Russia Scam, quickly reverting to a perfect phone call with Ukraine, Ukraine, Ukraine, Impeachment Hoax #1, Impeachment Hoax #2, and now this. The Unselect Committee is composed of absolute political hacks who want to destroy the Republican Party and are decimating America itself."
"I am the only thing in their way," he added. "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!"
Jared Kushner won't be running his family's real estate company after leaving the White House.
The family has tapped company president Laurent Morali to become chief executive of the Kushner Companies, taking over the role that had essentially sat vacant since Jared Kushner began working full time on his father-in-law Donald Trump's presidential campaign in 2016 and then joining the administration, reported the Wall Street Journal.
Kushner's younger sister Nicole Meyer will take over as president, while their father Charles Kushner will continue to play a role in management and investment decisions.
The firm, which values its holdings at more than $15 billion, has moved away from the flashier Manhattan acquisitions made under Jared Kushner's leadership and purchased rental properties in the South, where rising housing costs have prevented many renters from buying their own homes.
President Donald Trump waited over 24 hours to issue a statement on the death of former Secretary of State Colin Powell -- who passed away Monday morning due to complications from COVID-19 -- and what the one-term president had to say is infuriating the many fans of the late military leader and diplomat.
In a statement posted to Twitter by spokesperson Liz Harrington, because Trump is banned from the platform, Trump wrote, "Wonderful to see Colin Powell, who made big mistakes on Iraq and famously, so-called weapons of mass destruction, be treated in death so beautifully by the Fake News Media. Hope that happens to me someday,"
Calling Powell a "classic RINO," the former president sneered, "He made plenty of mistakes, but anyway, may he rest in peace!"
That, in turn," set of Trump's critics with respected election prognosticator Larry Sabato tweeting, "No decent human being will defend Trump's malevolent, spiteful, narcissistic statement on Gen. Powell. But those Republicans who keep silent today will speak volumes about how Trump has debased them and their once-great party. Candidates with no courage never deserve our votes."
CNN anchor Jim Sciutto refused to even link to the statement, writing, "Reading - but deliberately not sharing - Trump's statement on the passing of Colin Powell is another reminder there really is no bottom."
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Disgusting. But not surprising. https://t.co/dcpwXw7CzN— The Lincoln Project (@The Lincoln Project) 1634651404.0
No decent human being will defend Trump’s malevolent, spiteful, narcissistic statement on Gen. Powell. But those Re… https://t.co/byBekvDRxS— Larry Sabato (@Larry Sabato) 1634655497.0
Is @GlennYoungkin fine with this repulsive statement by his man Trump about our fellow Virginian, the late Colin Po… https://t.co/uRjQL2fY2A— Bill Kristol (@Bill Kristol) 1634651900.0
Youngkin needs to be asked today whether he can defend this statement and does he still accept Trump's endorsement.… https://t.co/QkA35tbstY— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart) 1634655307.0
tRump’s statement on the passing of Retired General and first black US Secretary of State is pure evil. Donald Tru… https://t.co/f66PU3Gix3— Richard N. Ojeda, II (@Richard N. Ojeda, II) 1634657097.0
So how does this statement from the former President of the United States make you feel as an American? https://t.co/qLuiOtEVTS— Ted Lieu (@Ted Lieu) 1634656297.0
We’ll assume each & every @HouseGOP & @SenateGOP member is ok with this, unless they show enough spine to disavow i… https://t.co/pdjX0Lgv1C— Eric Swalwell (@Eric Swalwell) 1634652344.0
Reading - but deliberately not sharing - Trump’s statement on the passing of Colin Powell is another reminder there really is no bottom.— Jim Sciutto (@Jim Sciutto) 1634654814.0
Trump’s statement about Colin Powell tells you everything you need to know about what sort of person he is. Still… https://t.co/QIQsSHewUx— S.V. Dáte (@S.V. Dáte) 1634652299.0
Rather than retweet Trump's statement on Colin Powell, further polluting this website, I think I will just tweet P… https://t.co/yKHtoJSYNu— Glenn Kessler (@Glenn Kessler) 1634653848.0
Imagine, just imagine, if a Democrat and especially Squad member had put out a statement like this mocking Powell’s… https://t.co/RuXJeBRP25— Mehdi Hasan (@Mehdi Hasan) 1634653159.0
Defend this statement, ANY Republican. Please. Try. https://t.co/qgp4VW0ioO— Joe Walsh (@Joe Walsh) 1634650887.0
Trump’s “statement” regarding Powell is pure 🗑 — and that’s where it belongs.— VoteVets (@VoteVets) 1634652791.0
I bet the people who called me evil for writing about how Powell's death showed the importance of herd immunity are… https://t.co/5oE14z0kvO— Philip Bump (@Philip Bump) 1634651177.0
Donald Trump makes his day-late statement on the death of former Secretary of State Colin Powell all about… Donald… https://t.co/AWdsK6Ifnf— John Nichols (@John Nichols) 1634654529.0
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