Few conservatives have stepped up to defend Donald Trump in the wake of his Helsinki summit with Russian dictator Vladimir Putin, where the two men met privately to discuss subjects including the dictator’s efforts to interfere in the 2016 election to install Trump as the President of the United States.
That includes Danielle Pletka, a senior executive at the conservative American Enterprise Institute, who went on MSNBC and offered a tepid defense of Trump that attributed his behavior to “bad judgment.”
Or, as she put it: “Donald Trump’s signature, bad judgment.”
“We have a sense of what was discussed,” she said. “The problem is we have no idea what the president said.”
Pletka said she doesn’t think Trump sold out our intelligence agencies, though—and not because she trusts him.
“It’s not trust but I think the president got smacked pretty hard from his advisers,” she said. “I think that’s why he’s parted from a lot of people inside the White House because they said to him, ‘This is secret, this is top secret, this is code word, can’t pass this on. This is human intelligence. Buddy, don’t repeat this.'”
Why is Trump the way that he is?
“I find that my best guide with Donald Trump is to think back to high school,” she said. “Remember when mom told you ‘I don’t like that boy’ or ‘I don’t like that girl’ and the answer was, ‘Well, I don’t care. I’m going to bring him over to our house and you better host him for dinner and I’m going to bring him there and you’re going to eat it.'”
‘Go look at President Trump’s Twitter’: Portland right-wing rally organizer claims ‘mission success’
The organizer of a far-right rally in Portland, Oregon claimed the event was a "success" after President Donald Trump attacked Portlandiers protesting the group.
"A confluence of protesters on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum merged on Portland’s waterfront Saturday in a tense but relatively uneventful face-off that brought national attention, including a tweet in the hours before the protest by President Trump decrying the city’s signature anti-fascist movement," the Oregonian reported Saturday.
When a similar right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Virginia killed Heather Heyer, Trump argued there were "fine people" on both sides of the "Unite the Right" rally.
Why was Jeffrey Epstein buying size 5 women’s panties — while in jail?
The Miami Herald has another bombshell report on Jeffrey Epstein, who died in a Manhattan jail while waiting to stand trial on federal sex crimes charges.
"A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facility’s store: two pairs of small women’s panties, size 5," the Herald reported Saturday night.
The newspaper noted, "the panties raise questions about why a childless male inmate, accused of sexually abusing girls as young as 14, would be allowed to buy female undergarments so small that they wouldn’t fit an average-sized adult woman."
White nationalist Republican ridiculed after only 2 people show up for his town hall meeting
Embattled Rep. Steve King (R-IA) suffered further humiliation on Saturday when only two people showed up for his town hall meeting with Iowa constituents.
King, who was stripped of all committee assignments for his white nationalism, was been an embarrassment for Republicans with his constant racism and misogyny.
A photo of the town hall meeting was posted on Twitter by Reuters photo editor Corinne Perkins.
Rep. King was quickly mocked in the comments.
Here's some of what people were saying: