House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Thursday criticized President Donald Trump for sending a Cabinet delegation to the ritzy Davos conference while restricting House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s travel to meet with NATO allies.
“We were looking forward to the opportunity to reassure NATO allies undoubtedly shaken by reports that the president has questioned his staff or opined about leaving NATO,” Schiff said. “We’re determined to make sure our allies understand on a very bipartisan basis our commitment to NATO is strong.”
Democrats, the chairman noted, think Trump’s move was “completely inappropriate.”
“The president’s concern about a [congressional delegation] going to a war zone apparently doesn’t apply to a delegation from the administration going to Davos the following week,” Schiff noted.
Earlier in the afternoon, the White House confirmed that a delegation led by Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin will be flying to the Swiss forum known for playing host to billionaires.
Trump campaign mocked after unveiling new red hats: ‘Do you have arm bands as well?’
President Donald Trump's 2016 "Make America Great Again" hats have been replaced with new "Keep America Great" hats.
Trump re-election campaign manager Brad Parscale modeled one of the hats on Twitter.
Here is some of what people were saying:
Here I made an arm band design for you pic.twitter.com/inTyqVi2wo
— Christopher Goodwin (@LazarusLeBaron) August 25, 2019
‘This will not end well’: Far-right extremism expert warns of Trump’s intensifying authoritarianism
An expert on the far-right in America warned of President Donald Trump's "genuinely dangerous levels" of authoritarianism on Saturday.
Author David Neiwert posted a long Twitter thread on the commander-in-chief's "Social Dominance Orientation" -- and warned it will not end well.
Neiwert is the author of the 2017 book Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump.
Here is the thread he posted:
‘The Mooch’ attended Biden fundraiser in the Hamptons — because Trump ‘has lost his mind’
Former White House press secretary Anthony Scaramucci attended a fundraiser for former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday.
CBS News reporter Ben Mitchell posted a photo of Scaramucci at the event, and subsequently interviewed "The Mooch."
Scaramucci said he was still a registered Republican, but added that Trump "has lost his mind."