President Donald Trump said on Monday that the Tennessee Valley Authority, a U.S.-owned power generator, should consider the importance of coal in the power mix before voting to close coal-fired plants, like one in Kentucky.
“Coal is an important part of our electricity generation mix,” Trump, who considers voters in coal-producing states as part of his base, wrote on Twitter.
TVA “should give serious consideration to all factors before voting to close viable power plants, like Paradise #3 in Kentucky!” The unit is the last coal-fired part of the plant, and TVA is expected to vote soon on its future.
Reporting by Timothy Gardner; Editing by Sandra Maler
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."
#PrayForAmazonia goes viral as Twitter users call attention to ‘international emergency’ of fires devastating Brazil’s rainforest
"The Amazon rainforest has been burning for three weeks! We are on the verge of losing it completely if the fire isn't put out. The loss of trees, the loss of biodiversity is what is accelerating climate change."
The hashtag #PrayForAmazonia went viral on Tuesday as social media users attempted to draw the world's attention to the Amazon rainforest, which has been devastated for weeks by fires so intense they can be seen from space.