Appearing on Fox News with “Media Buzz” host Howard Kurtz, White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley claimed there was nothing awkward or humiliating about having President Donald Trump call on staffers to testify to his calmness during a live press conference following reports he stormed oput of a meeting..
With host Kurtz giving Gidley a helping hand by calling House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) claims that Trump slammed his hand down and stormed out of an infrastructure meeting into question, the spokesperson compleined about the news coverage.
“When he [Trump] leaves a meeting with Nancy Pelosi, and all they do is mischaracterize his demeanor and take whatever she says lock, stock and barrel — I mean, it would be so nice to have a complicit, compliant media the way the Democrats do, but we don’t,” Gidley confessed.
As for having to praise Trump as Gidley did when asked about the meeting in question — only for it to be revealed that he wasn’t in attendance — Gidley called it part of his job.
“Was it awkward for all of the advisers to have to vouch for the boss?” Kurtz asked.
“Absolutely not, ” Gidley shot back. “Especially when you’re in the face of 92 percent negative news coverage against you.”
Gidley later battled with Kurtz who pointed out that there was no dispute that Trump left the meeting “abruptly”, with the White House spokesperson — true to form — quibbling over what exactly “abruptly” means.
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Trump flips out and threatens ‘obliteration’ after Iran calls him retarded
President Donald Trump on Tuesday angrily hit back at Iran after the nation accused him of being "retarded."
Writing on Twitter, the president accused Iran of making a "very ignorant and insulting statement" against him, which he said "only shows that they do not understand reality."
The president then threatened the nation with "obliteration" if it didn't wise up.
"Any attack by Iran on anything American will be met with great and overwhelming force," he wrote. "In some areas, overwhelming will mean obliteration. No more John Kerry & Obama!"
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The Miami New Times reports that London resident Monifah Brown had booked a condo at Ocean Five with some friends who were planning to go with her to a summer vacation in Miami.
However, after booking the condo, Ozyesilpinar sent her messages saying that she was having problems processing her credit cards. After Brown didn't initially respond to those messages, Ozyesilpinar sent her a racist message telling her that she was hurting the reputations of other black people.
‘Incoherent’ Trump blistered by ex-National Security Council member for acting as Putin’s unwitting stooge
In a ferocious column for Politico, a former member of the National Security Council who served under both President George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton called out Donald Trump for what he called the president's "incomprehensible" policies when it comes to Russia.
According to Andrew S. Weiss, vice president for studies at the Carnegie Endowment, the American president is likely the best friend Russian President Vladimir Putin could wish for.
Pointing out that Trump's meeting with Putin in Osaka is only days away, Weiss, who worked on Russian affairs in the State Department, said the get-together is happening just as three government officials with the most experience dealing with Russia -- Chairman of the Joint Chiefs General Joseph Dunford, the NSC’s in-house Russia expert Fiona Hill, and U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman -- are leaving the administration.