President Donald Trump went on a long rant Tuesday afternoon after he was asked to respond to allegations made against his nominee for Veterans Affairs secretary.
Among other things, people who have worked with VA secretary nominee Ronny Jackson have alleged that he creates a toxic work environment and drinks on the job.
When asked about this, Trump started rambling about Democrats trying to obstruct all his nominees.
“The Democrats have become obstructionists, that’s all they’re good at,” Trump fumed. “They’re not good at anything else. They have bad ideas, they have bad politics. The one thing they do is obstruct.”
Trump went on to lament allegations being levied against Jackson, whom he described as a “fine” man who is being unfairly maligned by Democratic politicians.
“I said to Dr. Jackson ‘what do you need it for,'” Trump said of his VA nominee. “I don’t want to put a man through a process like this. It’s too ugly and disgusting… what does he need it for, to be abused by politicians who aren’t thinking nicely about our country?”
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Trump is facing massive criticism for his attacks on young women of color in Congress
US President Donald Trump came under fire from Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party on Monday after launching an extraordinary xenophobic attack on four progressive Democratic congresswomen.
"All they do is complain," Trump told reporters at a White House event featuring products "Made in America."
"These are people that hate our country," he said of the four lawmakers. "If you're not happy here, you can leave."
Trump also accused the four first-term congresswomen -- who are of Hispanic, Arab, Somali and African American origin -- of having "love" for US "enemies like Al-Qaeda."
Trump’s campaign is spending massively at his own businesses — and even more on lawyers
President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election campaign filed their latest campaign finance reports on Monday.
Anna Massoglia, a researcher at the money in politics watchdog group Open Secrets, dissected the numbers and made two startling discoveries.
In the three months covered, from April through June, Trump's campaign and affiliated joint fundraising committees spent $326,094.24 at Trump businesses, including six figures at both Mar-a-Lago and Trump Hotel DC.
Trump's campaign also spent over $1.3 million on legal bills. He spent approximately $7 million on legal bills in 2018, Massoglia noted.
Trump is ‘one pointy white hat shy of a Klan rally’: GOP strategist Rick Wilson ripped Trump as a ‘flagrant racist’ on MSNBC
Republican strategy ripped President Donald Trump for being a "flagrant racist" during a Monday night appearance on MSNBC.
Lawrence O'Donnell interviewed Wilson about Trump's latest nativist attacks on young women of color in Congress.
"Rick Wilson, is this a campaign strategy? Is this Donald Trump and his campaign advisers thinking, well, our only hope is going for the voters we already have and energizing them and getting them to come and squeak out that electoral formula once again?" O'Donnell asked.
"Absolutely, Lawrence. As everyone else stated on the show, it’s been obvious for a long time from the long arc of his dad to redling to the Central Park Five to birtherism to this stuff today, this guy, he's racist adjacent in of the best day of his life," Wilson is explained.