Former President Donald Trump has been mocked over the past several days for his bizarre rant while crashing a wedding and a grammatical error in a press release that ultimately called himself an idiot.
Speaking about the "pathetic" Trump, former Homeland Security aide and adviser to Vice President Mike Pence, Olivia Troye, also spoke out against chief of staff Mark Meadows for knowing that Trump was endangering staff in the White House.
Meadows penned his story saying that Trump knew he was COVID-positive before it was publicly announced that he had the virus. Trump likely infected several people attending events in the White House and other places.
"It's Donald Trump in keeping with who he truly is if he's not attacking military generals even though he proclaims to be a big supporter of the military or undermining them or putting out ridiculous statements that usually don't actually even make sense, it's part of the insanity of who this man is, unfortunately," said Troye.
When Troye mentioned Meadows, she pointed out his new book and that he is endeavoring to profit off of irresponsible behavior that he enabled.
"I found it infuriating because all of these people know and lived what I did," said Troye. "They know how firsthand how reckless Trump was, especially during the onset of the COVID pandemic. And thinking back to that moment of the fact that here we have the leader of the country of the time putting these families' lives at risk. These are the families that had a family member pay the ultimate sacrifice for our country and the plain disregard and disrespect shown. And yet, you have a whole group of people surrounding this man who are enabling him. None of these people came forward to tell the truth about what was happening. And coming forward could've saved lives at the time. And I think it's just — it just goes to show that a lot of this is done in self-interest. Mark Meadows decided that this was a story that he would finally tell the truth about what this man was capable of, his behavior. But he saves it because it's for-profit in a book."
She went on to call it self-aggrandizing but noted the greatest concern is that Meadows helped Trump endanger others
"I keep thinking about who got infected that day from covid possibly," she said. "And I just think about how deplorable it was to put other staff consistently at risk. And I know the extent that they're capable of going, you know, the extent they'll go to, to cover up when things like this happened."
Meadows then came out and admitted that it was fake news.
"It must be nice to cherry-pick when you decide to tell the truth for profit or else decide that you're going to double down and continue a lie for someone who you continue to be loyal to," she said of Meadows' decision to admit his book was false. "But the fact of the matter is I think Mark Meadows, he's at a crossroads right now, I would say. He needs to decide which path to go on. Is he going to continue to be loyal to a man that is, quite frankly, waning in his power, especially in the Republican Party?"
She noted, however, that Trumpism isn't fading, but that the man himself benefits from GOP loyalty that Americans no longer have for him.
"But what I'm saying is will he remain committed to a man, or is he going to actually start to cooperate, to tell the truth of what really matters, in a moment that really matters, especially when it's come the events of January 6th," she said.
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Charlie Sykes stuns MSNBC host with lewd description of Thomas Massie’s gun photo as like pic of his privates
Speaking to MSNBC on Sunday, conservative commentator and Bulwark editor attacked Rep. Tom Massie (R-KY) after he posted a Christmas photo of him with his family in their pajamas with a bunch of guns.
Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, generally known as the "prince of peace."
In describing the photo, Sykes called it nothing more than a "d*ck pic," photos that men send unsolicited to women of their penis to show off their masculinity. Sykes explained that Massie's need to show off how big his gun is.
"Frankly, I'm sorry to be offensive, but that's the equivalent of a dIck pic," said Sykes. Host Lindsey Reiser noted she wasn't sure they could say that on television.
"But it's all about showing off weapons as a fetish!" said Sykes.
Others on the panel agreed with the assessment but noted they weren't willing to go as far as Sykes in describing it so explicitly.
Reiser came back after the panel discussion and apologized to "families" who may have been watching and heard Sykes refer to Massie's guns the way he did. The stand-in-host, didn't make it clear whether she finds the gun photo more objectionable than the use of the word "d*ck pic."
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Former President Donald Trump has managed to recruit David Perdue into running against Gov. Brian Kemp, which the Daily Beast described as ushering in a civil war in the GOP.
The former president has publicly stoked his grudge against Kemp after he refused to overturn the 2020 election, won by Joe Biden in 2020. He also secretly recorded Trump during a call in which the disgraced former president demanded Kemp commit voter fraud by finding the votes necessary to overturn the will of the people.
Kemp’s team is already hitting hard by attacking Perdue as launching a race only to “soothe his own bruised ego” after the humiliating loss to Sen. Jon Ossoff (D-GA) during the 2021 runoff election.
Trump has been among the top politicians to recruit candidates who can bring down Republican incumbents who aren't supportive enough of the ex-president.
Kemp, by contrast, has been furious that Trump tried to bring him down simply for refusing to commit a felony.
"I worked extremely hard for the president. I worked extremely hard for David Perdue and Sen. Loeffler and the rest of the Republican ticket all the way down to local races. I did over 80 political events for the Republican Party and Republican candidates all over the state to help us in 2020," Kemp told Fox News in an interview. "David’s told me he was going to support my campaign for governor. Until something happens otherwise, I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing. I can’t control who may be getting in the race."
Trump has claimed that he will recruit Republican candidates to primary the 13 GOP members of Congress who voted to support the infrastructure bill that was also supported by many Republican Senators. Trump hasn't threatened the senators he'll oppose them and, in fact, he's already done a rally supporting Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), who voted to support Biden's bill.
Perdue will face off against allegations that he used his position in the Senate to dump stocks before the markets tanked during the COVID crisis. He was the most prolific stock trader in the Senate before he was voted out, according to a New York Times analysis.
The report calculated that Perdue made 2,596 trades in one term in office, according to his stock portfolio. Perdue is a member of the Senate cybersecurity subcommittee and has raised alarms claiming that overseas hackers are a threat to the United States. The evidence he said comes from a California company called FireEye, which has federal contracts that do malware detection. Perdue also owns as much as $250,000 in shares of the company, after making 61 purchases since 2016.
"Mr. Perdue’s investment activity — and especially his numerous well-timed trades — has increasingly come into the public glare," the report said.
Read the full report from the Daily Beast.