President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted a doctored video of Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) that made her seem like she was downplaying the significance of the 9/11 attacks — but has himself been much more callous about the tragedy than the Somali-American freshman representative.
During her Saturday morning show, MSNBC host Joy Reid played a clip of Trump, on the day of the September 11, 2001 World Trade Center bombing, bragging about how his Wall Street building had just reclaimed its title as the tallest building in lower Manhattan.
“40 Wall Street actually was the second tallest building in downtown Manhattan,” Trump said on the phone to a New York City reporter as footage of the Twin Towers collapsing played. “And it was actually, before the World Trade Center was the tallest, and then when they built the World Trade Center it became known as the second-tallest and now it’s the tallest.”
Prior to playing the clip, Reid noted that the 9/11 hijackers were not American Muslims or members of Congress like Omar, but rather were Saudis — and that the kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one Trump “loves.”
Trump has Republicans ‘in a vice’ as bad as Charlottesville and Access Hollywood: MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace
Donald Trump's increasingly toxic rhetoric against women of color has put the Republican Party in a "vice" of choosing between loyalty to the White House and voters disgusted by the bigotry the president had been broadcasting.
"Donald Trump today has the Republican Party in a vice the likes of which they haven’t experienced since Charlottesville and before that, in the aftermath of the “Access Hollywood” tape," Wallace explained, citing the biggest moments of Trump displaying his respective racism and misogyny.
"Republicans -- who have hardly been profiles in courage -- today found just over a dozen of their members break rank and slowly, timidly, begin to call out Donald Trump’s flagrant, bellicose, racist attacks against four female members of Congress," she reported.
Italy seizes air-to-air missile along with neo-Nazi propaganda and Hitler memorabilia from far-right sympathizers
Italian police seized an air-to-air missile, machine guns and rocket launchers during raids sparked by an investigation into far-right extremist groups on Monday, a huge haul of weapons that authorities said was almost without precedent.
Police arrested three people, including Fabio Del Bergiolo, 50, a former candidate for the neo-fascist Forza Nuova party, whose home was found to contain a huge stash of arms as well as neo-Nazi propaganda and Hitler memorabilia.
Fireflies’ glow could soon be extinguished by human actions
Species’ extinction rates are accelerating on a global scale. We need solutions that match the severity of the problem.
Say goodbye to one of the dreamiest things about childhood. In the Midwest, fireflies are dying off.
For many Americans, it’s hard to imagine summer nights without the magical glow of dozens of bioluminescent bodies fluttering above the grasses and fields, and lighting up the dark skies above.