‘What a Lousy Conman’
“I never had a glass of alcohol,” President Donald Trump said at a press conference in 2018. It’s a claim that he’s made many times before that’s as much a part of his persona as are his golfing and incessant tweeting. In 2017 Trump made a toast at a UN dinner (photo), and drank “maroon liquid” from the glass. The White House would not respond to questions, according to reports.
Earlier this month Vice News reported on Trump’s claim he doesn’t drink and never has. In a lengthy exposé, the news media outlet interviewed people who say teetotaling Trump is a myth.
“I served him. And he drank at the bar. He’d come in with John Casablancas. He’d go to the side of the bar [at Spy] by the waitress station, because he liked the waitresses. He would order light beer. It was usually Miller Lite or Bud Light,” the bartender, named Laraby, told Vice. “If they could get some large-breasted beautiful young European girl’s attention, they would get a nice bottle of wine, sometimes champagne, and move to a table. He drank his beer out of the bottle. He would nurse his beer. Even if they were there for hours, he would have three beers at the most.”
Laraby was one of nine people who described Trump’s drinking.
And now, many are questioning Trump’s claim he never drinks and never has.
In an angry tweet Trump attacked France for taxing U.S. companies. At the end of his screed he threatened President Emmanuel Macron, saying he will impose taxes on French wine.
“I’ve always said American wine is better than French wine!” Trump concludes.
White House reporter for the L.A. Times, Eli Stokols, was among the first to remind Americans that “Trump does not drink.”
Reminder: Trump does not drink. https://t.co/Fkka7LewiX
— Eli Stokols (@EliStokols) July 26, 2019
He wasn’t the only one who picked up on Trump’s apparent slip.
“I’ve always said American wine is better than French wine!”
I thought you said you never drink. Or is that just one more lie?
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) July 26, 2019
— Jeryl Bier (@JerylBier) July 26, 2019
Trump is very famously a teetotaler, who says he’s never had alcohol. Ever.
Yet he’s apparently got a very strong and longstanding opinion on wine. https://t.co/VbvGqtlTDQ
— 🌜Russ Zimmer🌛 (@RussZimmer) July 26, 2019
France just put a digital tax on our great American technology companies. If anybody taxes them, it should be their home Country, the USA. We will announce a substantial reciprocal action on Macron’s foolishness shortly. I’ve always said American wine is better than French wine!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 26, 2019
Bragging about the quality of American wine is a strange move for a president that doesn’t drink. https://t.co/pATHtzKkbj
— Chris Megerian (@ChrisMegerian) July 26, 2019
Add wine to the list of things that no one knows more about than Donald Trump (who famously does not drink alcohol). https://t.co/QVUtBZgfY4
— Bobby St. Jacques (@SolarPhinn) July 26, 2019
Excuse me, #TwitinChief #PutinsBoy @POTUS @WhiteHouse I’ve heard you brag more than once that you don’t drink alcohol, so how would you know which wines are the best? What a lousy conman, the ones are careful not to lie so much. #ImpeachDonaldTrumpNOW #Resist #TraiterinChief https://t.co/U2zyOdQpE4
— Terry Cardwell (@TerryCardwell) July 26, 2019
BUSTED: Key Trump aide caught pushing racist vigilantism on social media
Video of a chainsaw-wielding Texas man threatening protesters while shouting the n-word went viral on Friday.
While many people were shocked by the video, one of President Donald Trump's top advisors supported the racism and vigilantism in documented in the video, according to a new report.
"President Donald Trump and his allies for years have amplified racist messages on Twitter while simultaneously reaching out to black and Hispanic voters, a dissonant balancing act that’s now rocking the GOP amid nationwide racial-justice protests," Politico reported Saturday. "The two competing forces collided Saturday on the Twitter feed of Trump campaign senior adviser Mercedes Schlapp, when she boosted a tweet that lauded a man in Texas in a viral video as he yelled the n-word and wielded a chainsaw to chase away anti-racism demonstrators."
Trump may ‘fatally wound’ his reelection by snubbing North Carolina: CNN analyst
President Donald Trump risks alienating voters in the key swing state of North Carolina if he moves his RNC convention speech to another state, political analyst James C. Moore explained for CNN.
"Of all the institutions the Trump presidency is harming, it's likely no one suspected the Republican National Convention might be one of them. But President Donald Trump's refusal to fully acknowledge the risks associated with the pandemic is creating a new political threat to his own candidacy," he wrote. "The Republican National Convention was slated to take place in Charlotte, North Carolina, in August. But the pandemic struck, and the governor has insisted on a scaled down event with safety precautions that include social distancing and face masks. The President, who wants his huddled masses shoulder to shoulder as they shout their acclimations, is now looking to deliver his convention speech in another city."
Military leaders need to ‘speak truth to power’ — or resign: Former NSC official
Military leaders may be forced to resign to protect America from President Donald Trump, a former National Security Council official warned.
Col. Jeff McCausland (US Army, ret.) explained his thinking in a new analysis piece for NBC News.
"On Monday, riot police supported by both National Guard troops and other federal agencies rousted peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square so President Donald Trump could walk to St. John’s Episcopal Church for a photo op. Trump’s understanding of the protesters — and their anger with America’s longstanding problems with racism and police brutality — appears exceedingly limited," he wrote. "He described himself as 'your president of law and order' and warned that the nation was 'gripped by professional anarchists, violent mobs, or, arsonists, looters, criminals.'”