One of the more surprising defenders of former Vice President Joe Biden amid the controversy about his lack of personal space boundaries is President Donald Trump’s daughter-in-law.
Lara Trump appeared on Fox News on Friday to discuss how the women who claim Biden made them feel uncomfortable may not be telling the truth — and somehow found a way to make it all about how she and the Trump family have been persecuted by the media.
“I know what it feels like to have things written about you, things said about you that are not true,” said Trump. “There’s very little accountability these days, with social media on a lot of networks and a lot of news outlets.”
“I don’t know Joe Biden personally, I’ve never met him, I don’t really know his character, but he’s been in the public eye, Sandra, for so long, that for all of a sudden, the timing of this, it just seems very convenient,” she went on. “If I were already in the race for the 2020 Democrat nomination, I probably would not like to run against Joe Biden, so who knows why this came up now?”
“I know what it’s like, and our family knows what it’s like better than anyone, to have things said about you and you be accused of things, and maybe it’s not the full truth,” Trump repeated.
Samoa makes measles vaccine mandatory to stop deadly outbreak
Samoa finalised plans for a compulsory measles vaccination programme Monday, after declaring a state of emergency as a deadly epidemic sweeps the Pacific nation.
At least six fatalities, including five children, have been linked to the outbreak of the virus, which has also hit other island states such as Tonga and Fiji.
Samoa is the worst affected with more than 700 cases reported from across all areas of the country, prompting the government on Friday to invoke emergency powers.
Declaring a state of emergency, the government said plans for compulsory measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) immunisations would be published on Monday.
Protest-hit Iran slams US show of support for ‘rioters’
Iran has slammed a US show of support for "rioters," after violent protests sparked by a decision to impose petrol price hikes and rationing in the sanctions-hit country.
Major roads have been blocked, banks torched and public buildings attacked in the nationwide unrest that has left at least two dead -- a civilian and a policeman.
Footage of the violence showing masked young men on debris-strewn streets setting buildings ablaze has been aired on state television, which rarely shows any signs of dissent in the country.
Demonstrations broke out on Friday after it was announced that the price of petrol would be raised by 50 percent for the first 60 litres and 200 percent for any extra fuel after that each month.
John Oliver explains how the Ukraine scandal is so stupid even Fox News ‘idiot’ Steve Doocy should understand it
"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver closed out his season with a special report for Fox News hosts who seem to be struggling with the basic understanding of things like "bribery" or the concept that attempted crimes are still actually crimes.
At the top of Sunday's show, Oliver played a clip of Fox News host Laura Ingraham who made the argument that if Trump tried to commit a crime and didn't manage to pull it off, then he's clearly innocent.
"Attempted bribery isn't in the constitution," proclaimed Ingraham, forgetting about what "high crimes and misdemeanors" covers. "Remember, Ukraine got its aid, it was 14 days delayed, big deal. And Ukraine never made any public statement about the investigation."