A panel of Trump voters on CNN went completely off the rails on Tuesday morning after one regretful Trump voter lashed out at the others for making outlandish excuses for Trump’s flip-flops on key issues.
While discussing Trump’s newfound support for NATO — despite the fact that he had called it an “irrelevant” institution as a presidential candidate — several Trump supporters made excuses for the president and said that he simply didn’t have access to the same information as a candidate that he does now as the president.
“I think he was as informed as they could make him,” one voter told CNN.
“He wasn’t the president [at the time],” said another of Trump’s changing positions.
However, disillusioned Trump voter Scott McCommons chimed in and said that these kinds of excuses were not convincing.
“That’s not true,” he interjected. “He goes behind closed doors just like President Obama did… he gets first-hand information just like everybody else does!”
The panelists argued back that Trump didn’t have access to this information about NATO as a candidate, despite the fact that he received briefings from the intelligence community and he had foreign policy advisers who could have educated him about the basics of the military alliance.
“That’s a bunch of crap!” McCommons fumed. “That’s a bunch of crap, and you all know it!”
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New Orleans funk icon and co-founder of the Neville Brothers Art Neville dies at 81
Art Neville, a New Orleans funk legend and co-founder of the Neville Brothers, has died, his brother said Monday. He was 81 years old.
The singer and keyboard player who answered to the sobriquet "Poppa Funk" was well known as the voice of the "Mardi Gras Mambo," which quickly became a mainstay of his home city's famed carnival after he first played it at age 17."Artie Poppa Funk Neville you are loved dearly by every one who knew you. Love always your lil' big brother AARON (we ask for privacy during this time of mourning)," his brother, soul singer Aaron Neville, tweeted.
His death follows that of another famed New Orleans musician, the blues pianist Dr. John, who died last month.
Native Hawaiians continue protest a week after telescope construction was set to start on sacred lan
Indigenous protectors of Mauna Kea oppose the $1.4 billion project
A week after construction was scheduled to resume on a long-delayed $1.4 billion telescope at the summit of Mauna Kea—a dormant volcano on Hawaii's Big Island—thousands of Native Hawaiians who consider the mountain sacred continued to protest the planned observatory.
Gun ownership increases homicides — but only a very specific kind of them: study
Does the frequency of gun ownership impact the homicide rate? In the broad sense, many studies have shown it does. But how does it do so exactly?
A new study, conducted at the University of Indianapolis and published in the American Journal of Preventative Medicine, offers a profound hint. The study, which examined homicide rates by state from 1990 to 2016, suggests that most forms of homicide — those committed against friends, acquaintances, and strangers — are negligibly affected by firearm ownership rates. But one particular category of homicide is sharply correlated with the presence of guns: domestic violence.