President Donald Trump blamed the universally negative coverage of his Helsinki summit with Russian president Vladimir Putin on “fake news” — and “The View” host Whoopi Goldberg called him out.
The president sided with Putin over U.S. intelligence services and law enforcement agencies, and Republicans and Democrats alike accused him of rolling over for Russia — or even committing treason.
“We wanted you to know this,” Goldberg told her audience, after discussing the Trump-Putin summit. “You-know-who tweeted that any criticism coming from the ‘fake news’ is fake.”
While I had a great meeting with NATO, raising vast amounts of money, I had an even better meeting with Vladimir Putin of Russia. Sadly, it is not being reported that way – the Fake News is going Crazy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 17, 2018
Goldberg read aloud Trump’s tweet, and reminded the president — who sometimes watches the show — that his news conference with Putin was broadcast live on worldwide television.
“Listen, man, we saw you, we heard you, it was live,” Goldberg said. “You can’t pretend you didn’t say it — you said it. You stood next to that man and said it, and gave the middle finger to America.”
Brooklyn 88 Precinct ‘overrun’ — one night after Minneapolis police station was burned to the ground: report
Protesters have overrun a police station in New York City, according to a CNN law enforcement analyst.
"NYPD source informs me 88 Pct in Brooklyn just been overrun," former FBI Agent James Gagliano reported Friday evening.
"Police Commissioner Shea has called a Level 3 mobilization. Requires all special units respond and four cars from every command in the city to location," he explained.
He said 84 Precinct and Brooklyn North are also "under siege."
Brooklyn 88 precinct overrun pic.twitter.com/rCyV41XKmN
WATCH: Prisoners at Chicago correctional facility bang on the walls in solidarity with protesters
On Friday, as protests raged across the nation over the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Chicago protesters were joined by the inmates of a correctional facility, who audibly banked on the walls in solidarity.
Rudy Giuliani hilariously ridiculed for cryptic tweet: ‘World’s most expensive lawyer strikes again’
On Friday evening, President Donald Trump's personal attorney Rudy Giuliani tweeted a single hash symbol.
— Rudy W. Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) May 30, 2020
Commenters on social media had no idea what Giuliani meant by tweeting this. But they had a lot of fun with it.