On Tuesday, Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) announced the launch of her presidential exploratory committee during an interview with “Late Show” host Stephen Colbert.
“I’m filing an exploratory committee tonight,” she said.
“Why do you want to be the president of the United States?” Colbert asked.
“As a mom, I want to fight for other people’s kids the way I’d fight for my own,” she responded.
On Oct. 25, Gillibrand said that she would not be running and she would fulfill her six-year term in the Senate.
“I just want to make this clear: You’re saying you will not run for president and you will serve your six-year term,” asked the debate moderator.
“I will serve my six-year term,” said Gillibrand.
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) January 15, 2019
"I just want to make this clear: You're saying you will not run for president and you will serve your six-year term."
"I will serve my six-year term," said Gillibrand on October 25, less than three months ago. https://t.co/l2wPIwYkt0 pic.twitter.com/z9sdHt8FlU
— Harry Siegel (@harrysiegel) January 15, 2019
Trump will turn to these secret weapons in desperation if the economy collapses before the 2020 election
President Donald Trump, in recent weeks, has been stressing both economic themes and culture war themes. The economic themes were evident during a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire on August 15, when Trump tried to frighten 401(k) owners into reelecting him and insisted, “You have no choice but to vote for me because your 401(k), everything is going to be down the tubes (under a Democratic president). So whether you love me or hate me, you’ve got to vote for me.” But if the U.S. does go into a recession in the months ahead, Trump will have a harder time selling himself as the salvation of the American economy — in which case, he would likely become even more aggressive in pushing divisive culture war themes.
Pakistan PM Imran Khan calls on world to pay attention to India’s ‘fascist, racist Hindu supremacist ideology and leadership’
Indian PM Narendra Modi reportedly rejected the comparison in a Monday phone conversation with US President Donald Trump
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday likened the Indian government to that of Nazi Germany in comments that represented the latest escalation in tensions between the two rivals that have been sent into overdrive over the disputed territory of Kashmir since India invaded the region in early August.
"India has been captured, as Germany had been captured by Nazis, by a fascist, racist Hindu Supremacist ideology and leadership," tweeted Khan. "This threatens 9 million Kashmiris under siege in [India-Occupied Kashmir] for over two weeks which should have sent alarm bells ringing across the world with U.N. Observers being sent there."
RNC’s Ronna McDaniels scorched for calling Elizabeth Warren a ‘liar’: ‘Every word Trump utters is a lie’
The Republican National Committee chairwoman faced swift backlash for calling Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) a liar for claiming Native American ancestry.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly slurred Warren as "Pocahontas" to mock claims about her background, and the Democratic presidential candidate apologized Monday to Native American tribal leaders for any harm she had caused by promoting DNA test results to prove native ancestry generations ago.
RNC chair Ronna McDaniel gleefully mocked the Democratic presidential candidate.
Elizabeth Warren by the numbers: