‘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
Victoria’s Secret to cancel annual fashion show
US lingerie brand Victoria's Secret said it was cancelling its annual fashion show which usually draws millions of TV viewers, saying it was shifting its marketing strategy following criticism and weak financial results.
"Did we see a specific material impact on short-term sales in response to the airing of the fashion show?" asked Stuart Burgdoerfer, the finance director of parent company L Brands.
"As a general matter, the answer to that question is no," he told analysts in a conference call Thursday.
He added that Victoria's Secret would be "communicating to customers, but nothing that I would say is similar in magnitude to the fashion show".
Democrats intend to present Mueller findings in next round of impeachment hearings
House Democrats would like to hold at least one impeachment hearing on findings from Robert Mueller's report, but must first sort out court challenges to witnesses and evidence from that investigation.
Roger Stone's trial, which ended in a guilty verdict on all seven counts, raised new questions about whether President Donald Trump perjured himself in written responses to the special counsel's questions, and Democrats may present that evidence and examine Mueller's findings on obstruction of justice, reported Politico.
Joe Biden under fire for telling immigrant rights activist demanding end to deportations to ‘vote for Trump’
The former vice president also told climate activists that they "listen to Bernie too much" after they demanded he reject corporate cash.
During a campaign event in Greenwood, South Carolina Thursday night, former Vice President Joe Biden told a protestor who confronted him over the Obama administration's mass deportation policies to "vote for Trump," prompting outrage from immigrant rights groups and activists.
"By now, it is clear that the immigrant community cannot trust Biden."—Carlos Rojas, Movimiento Cosecha