After catching flak for referring to Sen. Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) father-in-law as a “chinaperson,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV)’s GOP challenger is once again attacking the senator’s Chinese in-laws.
“Swamp captain Mitch McConnell has created millions of jobs for China people,” Senate candidate Don Blankenship said in his latest ad as twangy country-inspired guitars played in the background. “While doing so, Mitch has gotten rich.”
“In fact,” the candidate continued, “his China family has given him tens of millions of dollars.”
Blankenship went on to charge “Mitch’s swamp people” with running damaging negative ads about him that “childishly” refer to him as “despicable and mentally ill.”
“I will beat Joe Manchin and ditch Cocaine Mitch,” the candidate said, using his strange new nickname for the GOP Senate majority leader.
Don Blankenship doubles down on phrases like “China people” and “Cocaine Mitch” in new ad that also features his undeniable charisma and charm pic.twitter.com/eiv9WUADjz
— Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) May 3, 2018
Trump tried to play chicken with the Manhattan DA — and failed spectacularly: ex-federal prosecutor
Former federal prosecutor turned CNN legal analyst Shanlon Wu explained that President Donald Trump shot himself in the foot demanding details about the investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance.
Wu tweeted the recent report announcing Vance is investigating Trump and the Trump Organization for possible fraud. Trump presumably assumed that the investigation was merely a fishing expedition, demanding that Vance further justify his reasons for the subpoena they issued. That's exactly what they did, effectively disclosing that a grand jury was impaneled to look into Trump bank or tax fraud.
With each passing day Trump’s spin is less capable of distracting Americans from reality: op-ed
Writing in the Washington Post this Monday, Paul Waldman says that if you want to know the sorry state President Trump's campaign is in, just look at its deteriorating spin machine.
The first example cited by Waldman was Trump's recent attack on his usually supportive top infectious disease expert, Dr. Deborah Birx, for daring to say that the virus' spread isn't going away any time soon. Waldman also listed the numerous statements from Trump that downplay the threat of the virus while pushing the misleading claim that things are just fine.
Trump openly solicits payment to US treasury for his ‘approval’ of TikTok sale – which he is forcing
President Donald Trump says he is allowing Microsoft to purchase the U.S. assets of the popular Beijing-based TikTok social media video sharing app, in a sale Trump personally is forcing.
In discussing what he sees as the broad portions of an agreement the President used a real estate term to openly solicit the payment that would have to be made to the U.S. Treasury.
"I said a very substantial portion of that price is going to have to come into the U.S. Treasury of the United States, because we're making it possible for this deal to happen," Trump told reporters Monday afternoon.