President Donald Trump held his first interview after his summit with Vladimir Putin on Fox News with Sean Hannity.
During a panel discussion, Fox News host Hannity would not allow a guest on his show to critique the president or provide further context on the U.S relationship with Russia.
Hannity asked his guest, former CIA Chief of Station Daniel Hoffman, about cybersecurity.
“I spent a good chunk of my life collecting intelligence on Vladimir Putin. Let me take a look at it through his eyes,” Hoffman said.
He continued: “That’s why I believe that if the president said look Vladimir, we know you meddled in the elections.”
Before he could finish his next sentence, Hannity interrupted.
“Let me finish my thought,” Hoffman said.
Hannity said that condemning Putin on the world stage would have zero benefits. “What would that do for our future relations?” Hannity asked.
when hannity’s own panel tries to criticize trump for coddling putin, he repeatedly interrupts and then ends the segment pic.twitter.com/m7NmAO0eZL
— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) July 17, 2018
Ex-Trump official bashes White House ‘apologists’ who haven’t quit yet: ‘There’s not much hope for them’
A report on the silence coming from first daughter Ivanka Trump and her White House advisor husband Jared Kushner after Donald Trump attacked American Jews turned to the future of White House aides who are either complicit in the president's policies or stand idly by as he lurches from controversy to controversy.
In an interview with CNN's Brianna Keilar, former Trump adviser J.W. Verret pointed out there are still some "adults in the room" with Trump, but CNN's Kaitlan Collins first pointed out that -- as of late -- Ivanka and Kushner are not among them.
"This fits a pattern that we've seen from Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump at times during times when the administration tried to repeal parts of Obamacare, and of course, the big one the president has made about Jewish people who are supporting Democrats," Collins explained. "Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are both Orthodox Jews. They've been involved with the president on many things. but neither of them have said anything publicly about the president's comments. and when we asked the white house have they been advising the president privately on this, the White House did not get back to us."
GOP facing nightmare scenario as rural America gets hit with a depopulation crisis
The Republican Party is entrenched in rural America with the overwhelming majority of small towns being represented by the GOP. But the population in these areas are under a huge decline.
That's a nightmare scenario for Republicans in Congress, whose districts are determined by population. The Republican Party has worked diligently to ensure gerrymandering can protect their rural members as the population shifts toward the suburbs.
One key component of the Affordable Care Act went to subsidizing rural hospitals to prevent them from closing. Most of that has been defunded by Republicans if the states were even willing to allow Medicare/Medicaid expansion in the state, to begin with. A Navigant report out earlier this year showed that more than one in five rural hospitals have closed so far.
Saudi doctor yanked from flight after woman freaks out over his ‘see you on the other side’ remark
A Muslim doctor was removed from an American Airlines flight out of Florida after a woman misunderstood a remark he made to his wife in a phone call.
Abdulaziz Al Mana, a medical resident at Miami's Jackson Memorial Hospital, was flying in June to Washington, D.C., to visit his wife when he noticed the woman seated next to him acting nervously as the plane taxied onto the runway, reported the Miami New Times.
The woman slipped a note to a flight attendant, and the captain then announced the plane would be turned around for a passenger emergency.