President Donald Trump’s allies are being compared to Marie Antoinette and her famous line, “Let them eat cake” as day 34 of the shutdown gets underway. It was enough to disgust former Republican chairman Michael Steele.
Billionaire Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross told CNBC Thursday that he doesn’t understand why people are going to food banks and they can’t just take out a loan. The comment comes the morning after the president’s daughter-in-law Lara Trump called the missing pay-checks “a little bit of pain” for a wall that is far more important.
“You know, I am looking at them sitting in their fine outfits and their jewelry and saying it’s a little bit of pain,” Steele said. “So, clueless. So out of touch. So unconcerned. I mean, the false concern is more galling. Just tell me you don’t care than to sit there and pretend you do because that is more offensive to these families.”
The comments came after a segment where MSNBC interviewed a 17-year veteran of the Smithsonian, who broke down into tears talking about his inability to pay his bills.
“When you look — you want to break a man?” Steele continued. “Take away his livelihood. You want to break up a family, take away the means to protect your children, to feed them, to give them an education because that’s exactly right now.”
Steele went on to say that it’s horrifying that something that was nothing more than a “battle cry,” a means for Trump to remember to talk about immigration, has now become this thing that is destroying American lives.
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Rudy Giuliani’s bank records part of investigation by federal prosecutors: report
On Monday, the Wall Street Journal reported that President Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani is having his banking records scrutinized as part of the federal criminal investigation into his dealings in the Ukraine.
The report says that prosecutors are also looking into his work for a city mayor in the country.
Giuliani has been a central figure in Trump's apparent scheme to extort the Ukrainian president into helping him dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden, holding military aid appropriated by Congress hostage until the country investigates "corruption."
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Reid is claiming defamation, insisting that the film's depiction of his methods are wrong.
"You squeezed statements out of them after 42 hours of questioning and coercing, without food, bathroom breaks, withholding parental supervision," said a prosecution staffer to a detective in the movie. "The Reid Technique has been universally rejected. That's truth to you."
National Enquirer and AMI shredded ‘sensitive Trump-related documents’ hidden in a safe right before he was elected: report
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"American Media, Inc. and the National Enquirer shredded sensitive Donald Trump-related documents that had been held in a top-secret safe right before Trump was elected in 2016, according to fresh allegations made in a new book by journalist Ronan Farrow," Politico reported Monday.