Philip Chism, 14, stands during his arraignment for the death of Danvers High School teacher Colleen Ritzer in Salem District Court in Boston, Massachusetts October 23. Chism was held without bail on a murder charge. (Patrick Whittemore/Reuters) Residents…
Trump has given interviews for 17 books – but bans two reporters whose bombshells revealed the worst about him
Donald Trump, the former president, has given at least 22 interviews to 17 different writers in an attempt to keep his name alive in the press as much as possible over the next few years, but two reporters who have written bombshell books revealing some of the worst things he's said and done have been banned.
The Washington Post's Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, who separately have written damning books on Trump, will not be invited to Mar-a-Lago to be wined and dined by the former president, unlike far right wing editor at The Federalist Mollie Mollie Hemingway, who was gifted with not one but two interviews, Axios reports.
Woodward recorded numerous interviews with Trump in the Oval Office, where in February of 2020 Trump warned him just how dangerous and deadly the coronavirus was, and that it was airborne, facts he was downplaying in public. He even admitted, on tape, he wasn't telling the public the truth.
Michael Wolff, Maggie Haberman, Michael Bender, and former Trump counselor Kellyanne Conway have also been granted two interviews.
"Sources tell me Trump makes each author feel they're getting something special. And some of them are: Many of the nuggets will definitely make news. But there appears to be quite a bit of overlap in the 'scoops' Trump is dishing out," Axios' Mike Allen reports. "The interviews are mostly on the record, for use when the books publish. So Trump, who has rarely been heard on non-Fox outlets since leaving office, will see himself quoted constantly over the next year."
The upcoming book from Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, Axios previously reported, will be "on the final days of the Trump presidency and the first phase of the Biden presidency."
'Breathtaking stupidity': Trump critics stunned by his 'genocidal' plan to ship COVID patients to Guantánamo
According to a bombshell report in the Washington Post, Donald Trump suggested shipping Americans infected with COVID-19 to Guantánamo as the pandemic began to spread across the United States.
Based upon the book "Nightmare Scenario: Inside the Trump Administration's Response to the Pandemic That Changed History," by the Post's Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta, the report states, "In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, as White House officials debated whether to bring infected Americans home for care, President Donald Trump suggested his own plan for where to send them, eager to suppress the numbers on U.S. soil," with Trump asking aides, "Don't we have an island that we own? What about Guantánamo? We import goods. We are not going to import a virus."
The report notes that the ex-president's aides were "stunned" by his suggestion -- and it was quickly dropped.
Equally stunned were critics of the one-term president as the report spread on Twitter, with one commenter calling out Trump for his "genocidal callousness."
You can see a sampling of responses below:
@ddiamond @yabutaleb7 @damianpaletta I remember when he didn't want to take on the cruise ship passengers for medic… https://t.co/btaVf04RnW— Sir Humphrey (@Sir Humphrey) 1624277203.0
@ddiamond @yabutaleb7 @damianpaletta The terrifying thing about that: literally no one who voted for him would chan… https://t.co/c5I4cY25gB— M L C (@M L C) 1624279480.0
@ddiamond @nycsouthpaw @yabutaleb7 @damianpaletta How does one react to this ? Does one react to the genocidal call… https://t.co/qkCGjsZC9q— MaKin (@MaKin) 1624277563.0
@ddiamond @NatashaBertrand @yabutaleb7 @damianpaletta Can you just send him and his family there forever?— Mary (@Mary) 1624277793.0
@ddiamond @maggieNYT @yabutaleb7 @damianpaletta oh my god.— TheRealLarry (@TheRealLarry) 1624277963.0
@ddiamond @maggieNYT @yabutaleb7 @damianpaletta I believe this is how Hitler began the “cleansing” of a virus.— Sick of the GOP (@Sick of the GOP) 1624277557.0
@ddiamond @yabutaleb7 @damianpaletta This is the man whose followers liken to Jesus— 𝙹𝚊𝚢𝚗𝚒𝚎’𝚜 𝙶𝚘𝚝 𝚊 𝙱𝚞𝚗 (@𝙹𝚊𝚢𝚗𝚒𝚎’𝚜 𝙶𝚘𝚝 𝚊 𝙱𝚞𝚗) 1624277361.0
@CarolLeonnig @yabutaleb7 @damianpaletta Where is the humanity in the R.’s and the people that continues to praise and adore this sick mofo?— vjones (@vjones) 1624279053.0
@ddiamond @NatashaBertrand @yabutaleb7 @damianpaletta The level of incompetence and stupidity is breathtaking.— Scott (@Scott) 1624277273.0
@ddiamond @nycsouthpaw @yabutaleb7 @damianpaletta Staggering incompetence.— Tomás O'Loughlin (@Tomás O'Loughlin) 1624277293.0
On Monday, Newsweek reported that a new bombshell investigation has revealed e-commerce corporation Amazon destroys "millions" of unsold items every year.
"An investigation by ITV News at one of Amazon's 'fulfilment centres' in the U.K, where items are processed before they are shipped and delivered, found that all sorts of items — from TVs and laptops to drones, hairdryers and books — were placed in boxes marked 'destroy,'" wrote Jack Dutton.
This report was released just as Amazon began "Prime Day," a worldwide sale on thousands of products.
Amazon has denied the report. However, it has been corroborated by employees who work in the warehouses, with one source saying, "I used to gasp. There's no rhyme or reason to what gets destroyed: Dyson fans, Hoovers, the occasional MacBook and iPad; the other day, 20,000 Covid (face) masks still in their wrappers. Overall, 50 percent of all items are unopened and still in their shrink wrap. The other half are returns and in good condition. Staff have just become numb to what they are being asked to do."
Documents further support the allegations, with one from April listing 124,000 items as marked for destruction.
This comes amid widespread controversy over Amazon's business practices. As a union drive at Amazon's plan in Bessemer, Alabama was defeated, reports indicated the company pushed USPS to install a private mailbox outside the warehouse, which has raised questions about tampering with the election. Amazon has also been targeted in bipartisan Congressional efforts to beef up federal antitrust legislation.
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