Donald Trump Jr. on Thursday responded to Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-TN) criticism of the Republican Party under President Donald Trump by admitting that the GOP has become a cult.
After the “Fox & Friends” hosts showed Trump Jr. footage of Corker’s criticism of the GOP, Trump Jr. initially called it “ridiculous” — but then he admitted the senator had a point.
“If it’s a cult, it’s because they like what my father’s doing,” he told the show. “You see real Americans actually winning for a change, conservatives actually getting things done.”
Trump Jr. then claimed that Republican lawmakers have regularly called him to express astonishment at all the “winning” that they’ve been doing under his father, whereas before, Trump Jr. said the party would just “give up” because “somebody calls us a name.”
“They want someone like my father who actually will want to fight!” Trump Jr. declared.
Watch the video below.
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 14, 2018
‘Don’t let him rewrite history’: GOP ex-congressman slams Trump for painting fewer than 100,000 COVID-19 deaths as a victory
At Wednesday's coronavirus task force press conference, President Donald Trump reiterated his claim that if fewer than 100,000 Americans die from COVID-19, it will be a victory for him.
Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) had none of it.
He ignored the warnings. He ignored the scientists & doctors. He refused to prepare. He lied about the virus. This country wasn’t ready. People got sick. People died. People lost their jobs. Because he cared more about himself than the country.
Don’t let him rewrite history. https://t.co/9snqoJ1VQI
Wisconsin GOP plots to strip Democratic governor of more power — a day after forcing voters to stand outside in a pandemic
This week, Republicans in the Wisconsin legislature have faced national fury after their successful lawsuits blocking Democratic Gov. Tony Evers from delaying the election and extending absentee voting.
But just one day after tens of thousands of voters were forced to stand in public lines and risk COVID-19 exposure just to exercise their constitutional right to vote, the Wisconsin GOP found yet another way to weaponize the pandemic for partisan gain.
According to Molly Beck of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Republicans in the legislature have slipped a provision into the state's relief bill authorizing unemployment disbursement under the federal CARES Act, that would allow the state's Finance Committee to make budget cuts without input from Evers — stripping him of power at exactly the moment when the public would be looking to the governor for help.
CDC quietly deletes hydroxychloroquine guidance as study hyped by Trump comes into question
The CDC published "highly unusual" dosing guidance based on "unattributed anecdotes rather than peer-reviewed science" last month amid pressure on federal health officials from Trump, Reuters reported. The agency now appears to have quietly removed those guidelines from its website this week.