President Donald Trump is traveling to El Paso, Texas Monday, where he will hold a “Make America Great Again” rally focusing on his demand for $5.7 billion to build his wall. The President is threatening to shut down the government again, Friday at midnight unless lawmakers meet his demands.
But President Trump will also be using his trip to fundraise for his re-election campaign and the GOP, which are virtually synonymous now that the RNC has made it extremely difficult to primary the President.
The Washington Post’s Josh Dawsey tweeted out this invitation the Trump campaign is sending to those who’d like to pony up fifteen grand for the privilege of taking a selfie with the commander-in-chief.
Not on the president’s schedule but appears he is also doing some fundraising in Texas tonight. $15K for a photo, per invite. pic.twitter.com/bPzTO7WVXM
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) February 11, 2019
Team Trump is also sending out fundraising emails ahead of his visit later today to Texas, saying, “I need you to help put pressure on the Democrats” in Congress “and become an Official Build the Wall Member.”
“Please contribute at least $5 by 11:59 PM TONIGHT to become an Official Build The Wall Member and get on the list my team sends me tonight.”
“The time for action is NOW, we can’t sit back and continue to let the Democrats put the safety of American citizens at risk,” he adds.
“Go down in history as an Official Build The Wall Member, and be remembered for being one of the American Patriots that helped FINISH THE WALL.”
To be clear, construction of the wall has not yet been started.
The religious right poured millions into this group’s war on same-sex marriage. Now even its website doesn’t exist.
In the years before the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have the same rights and responsibilities to marriage that different-sex couples do, the National Organization For Marriage, known to many simply as “NOM,” was a recognized leader in the fight against equality.
The religious right poured millions of dollars into the tiny organization, despite its ludicrous efforts to battle equality. Some said it was the Catholic Church. Others said it was the Mormon Church. At one point, investigations into NOM’s taxes revealed the vast majority of its funding came from a tiny handful of anonymous donors sinking a few million into the group’s coffers.
Facebook finally yanks Trump ad after his campaign gets caught blatantly violating rules
Thanks to some nudging by the newsletter Popular Info, Facebook has taken down yet another Trump campaign ad for violating the social network's advertising policies.
A screenshot of the ad shows a crowd of women with the caption, "The Women for Trump Coalition needs the support of strong women like you!" and violates a Facebook policy that states ads "must not contain content that asserts or implies personal attributes."
NYC public advocate confronts defender of Eric Garner’s killer: ‘Stop pretending black folks aren’t human’
Former New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams and former FBI special agent James Gagliano debated the firing of Daniel Pantaleo, an NYPD officer who caused the death of Eric Garner.
Gagliano called the firing a "glaring miscarriage of justice."
"I look at it from the perspective of the law," Gagliano opined. "It's easy to watch the video and feel passion for the [Garner] family. We've had his wife on here, we've had his mother on here, we've had his children on here."
Gagliano insisted that he is not an "unabashed police shill." He said that basing the firing on the video of Garner's death is "unfair to the officer."