President Donald Trump has just announced that his “friend,” Herman Cain, has asked to not be nominated to the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors.
Trump had stated he would be making the nomination, even in the face of Republicans hostile to the choice of the former Godfather’s Pizza CEO who was forced to pull out of the 2012 GOP presidential race after being credibly accused by five women of sexual misconduct.
My friend Herman Cain, a truly wonderful man, has asked me not to nominate him for a seat on the Federal Reserve Board. I will respect his wishes. Herman is a great American who truly loves our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2019
Cain was roundly mocked during the presidential race for his “9-9-9” tax “plan,” which was essentially just a marketing gimmick.
The sexual misconduct allegations coupled with the facts he is not an economist nor has demonstrated any particular economic expertise that would make him an appropriate choice for the Fed clearly became too much, even for Trump to weather.
Still in the mix is Stephen Moore, who also is not an economist and reportedly owes about $75,000 in taxes. Moore, too, is considered toxic, but Trump is standing by him.
Trump’s mentor Roy Cohn exposed in new documentary that contains an ominous warning about the president’s downfall
President Donald Trump has long looked at infamous attorney Roy Cohn as his political mentor, and at one point during special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation demanded that former Attorney General Jeff Sessions act more like Cohn in assertively defending him.
A new documentary called "Where’s My Roy Cohn?" exposes the history of Trump's hero, who first became famous during Sen. Joseph McCarthy's hearings about purported communist infiltration of the United States government in the 1950s.
Politico senior staff writer Michael Kruse has written up a review of the documentary in which he explains why Trump obviously finds Cohn so appealing: For decades he got away with remorselessly breaking the law.
Black principal instantly questioned by white cop after accidentally walking past crime scene
On Wednesday, the Baltimore County Police released disturbing body camera footage of a white police officer antagonizing a black high school principal in front of his 15-year-old son, and demanding to know whether he was responsible for a crime scene he had just witnessed — because he happened to be walking past.
"You guys weren't involved in that at all were you?" the officer asked Vance Benton and his son in the footage, which was shared by the Daily Mail.
Fox & Friends host right-winger pushing white nationalist views: ‘Common sense is now a hate crime’
A British writer popular with white nationalists appeared Thursday morning on "Fox & Friends" to argue that "common sense" ideas about identity had been turned into a "hate crime."
Anti-immigrant activist Douglas Murray -- author of "Neoconservatism: Why We Need It" and "The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam" -- spoke to Fox News host Ainsley Earhardt about his viral essay, "Vacuous liberal wokeness is now beyond parody."
"You say that 'liberal wokeness' turned beliefs that once seemed like into hate crimes," Earhardt said. "What used to be considered common sense that's now a hate crime, in your opinion?"