White House senior advisor Kellyanne Conway appeared on Fox News Wednesday to confirm President Donald Trump’s decision to hold the State of the Union, despite House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s request that he delay the speech until the government shutdown is resolved.
Fox News reporter John Roberts started the segment by calling the fight between Pelosi and Trump vicious. Conway took issue with that, putting the blame solely on Pelosi.
“I just want to correct politely one thing John Roberts had said. The president is not being vicious toward speaker Pelosi. I was there in the Oval [Office] when he was writing this letter, when he was setting out as were others. He was not being vicious at all,” she added. “He wants people to make the plans. I contend that there has been some opaqueness from the speaker, some uncertainty surrounding whether or not the State of the Union would take place on Tuesday as scheduled or in Congress, in the capital, as is tradition.”
“The president intends to go to the chamber on Tuesday night to address a great nation and give them updates on the state of our union,” Conway said.
“I think it would be remarkably petty of the Speaker to disinvite the president of the United States to address the nation that they both serve at the highest level.”
Here’s the insidious role Sean Hannity played in derailing Al Franken’s political career
The U.S. Senate lost one of its most prominent liberals when Sen. Al Franken of Minnesota, dogged by sexual harassment allegations, announced his resignation in December 2017. Some of Franken’s defenders believed the Democratic Party was too quick to throw him under the bus; other Democrats stressed that in light of the #MeToo movement, his resignation was absolutely necessary. Franken’s political downfall is the subject of an in-depth report by the New Yorker’s Jane Mayer, who describes — among many other things — the role that Fox News’ Sean Hannity played in the media firestorm.
The media got it wrong: There’s no evidence GOP support for Trump improved after his racist outburst
One of the most popular articles last week involved claims that polls showed Republicans had increased their support of President Trump. But a closer analysis of the data reveals that any increase in support was within the margin of error. So the polls couldn’t conclude that GOP support for President Trump had gone up or down.
Polls are tricky creatures. We either give them near god-like status, or discount them entirely, often depending on whether they show us what we want.
I remember the movie “Machete,” where an opportunistic Texas politician fakes his own shooting. Within five minutes of that story breaking, the news anchor reported that the politician had drastically improved his standing in the polls. Surveys don’t work that way.
Rep. Rashida Tlaib defies Trump in NAACP speech: ‘I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president’
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) defiantly insisted on Monday that she would be in Congress until President Donald Trump is impeached.
At the 2019 annual NAACP convention, the announcer noted that Tlaib is a member of the four congresswomen known as The Squad who have recently been told by Trump to "go back" home.
Tlaib began her remarks by alluding to the president's attack.
"I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president," she shouted.
Watch the video below from the NAACP.