The Republicans have gleefully handed over the keys to their party to President Donald Trump nearly three years ago, and he’s been slowly destroying it from the inside out. Conservatives have been fine with the compromise because it has meant they get the GOP’s tax cut and the right-wing judges they’ve always wanted to stop LGBT equality and women’s rights.
But during a panel discussion with Rev. Al Sharpton, the panelists noted the GOP is simply an embarrassment at this point.
“I think that’s the piece we’re dealing with a president with no shame and many Republicans are showing they have very little shame as well either,” said former George H.W. Bush aide Joe Watkins.
He explained that it called “public service” not “self-service.”
Sharpton found it unbelievable that Republicans get away with Trump not revealing his taxes after spending years attacking President Barack Obama and demanding a “long-form birth certificate.”
He asked Dr. Christina Greer how Trump gets away with it.
“Well, we talk about how we’re dealing with a president with no shame?” she repeated. “And unfortunately we’re seeing that many Republicans are showing that they have very little shame as well. This is so embarrassing for a party to allow themselves — just because they want to get re-elected because most Republicans are in districts that are single-party districts, in the sense that their primary is the main election.”
“It’s the Trump party now,” Sharpton retorted.
Watch the discussion below:
Trump introduced his family at his official campaign kickoff — including ‘my late brother Fred, Jr’
President Donald Trump introduced a long-deceased sibling moments after officially announcing his re-election bid during a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida.
"And I am profoundly thankful to my family, I have a great family. Melania, Don, Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, baron, Lara, Jared, Robert, Marianne, Elizabeth and my late brother, Fred, Jr." Trump said.
Fred, Jr. was Trump's older brother and died of a heart attack almost four decades ago, passing in 1981.
"In a telephone interview last week, Mr. Trump said he had learned by watching his brother how bad choices could drag down even those who seemed destined to rise," The New York Times reported in 2016. Seeing his brother suffering led him to avoid ever trying alcohol or cigarettes, he said."
‘Take a drink every time he says no collusion’: Social media reacts to Trump’s Orlando rally
As President Donald Trump took the stage in Orlando, Florida on Tuesday to officially launch his 2020 campaign for re-election, numerous people all over social media expressed their thoughts on the matter.
Predictably, Trump had his fair share of online supporters cheering him on and wishing him luck defeating the evil liberals and "Floppy Joe" Biden — a new nickname Trump coined that joins the ranks of such other juvenile insults as "Sleepy Joe," "SleepyCreepy Joe," "Crazy Joe Biden," "Swampman Joe Biden," and "1 Percent Joe."
But at the same time, plenty of commentators noted some of the rally's more lacking features — as well as the president's own shortcomings as a leader and as a candidate.
I don’t feel bad for Kyle Kashuv losing Harvard: He gets a glimpse of what it’s like to be black
Kyle Kashuv losing his admission to Harvard is the dose of reality that America needs now.
Public opinion, at least on the internet, appears to be split over Harvard’s decision to disinvite Kashuv from joining its incoming freshman class. Kashuv, 18, rose to prominence as a young conservative star after he survived the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in 2018. While many of his other classmates used the media attention to advocate for gun control, as they fought to deal with the trauma of seeing their classmates murdered, Kashuv did the opposite, becoming the high school outreach director for the conservative group Turning Point USA, lobbying for more guns in schools, and even meeting President Donald Trump.