On Tuesday, President Donald Trump addressed Turning Points USA, the right-wing youth group, where he continued to vilify Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and other progressive congresswomen.
“These people have lost all control. Even the Democrats, they laugh, but now they’re getting dragged into a radical left position,” Trump said. “Can’t imagine who’s doing that. But they’re being dragged — they’re being dragged radical left with these people that I believe honestly, I believe they hate our country. Okay?” he said.
“But screaming and shouting, out of control, and then you see they have now another clip, where she’s even worse. This is representing us? This is not what we want representing us, I don’t think,” he said of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).
He then singled out Ocasio-Cortez, mocking her name.
“I think it’s why we’re going to have a tremendous victory in 2020. And when I have one of the others — I guess this is Cortez,'” he said.
“‘Sir, her name is Alexandria’ and the guy couldn’t figure out her second name. I’m so funny. I’m being interviewed by — her name is Alexandria,” he said.
“Wait a minute. Wait a minute. Okay,” he never figured it out. I said, “That’s okay. I told him, ‘Just call her Cortez, because I don’t have time to call her by the whole name. It’s too long.”
“You know, you’re doing an interview. But she called our country and our people garbage. She said, “Garbage.”
He then turned to Hillary Clinton.
“That’s worse than deplorable. Remember deplorable? Yes you do. Remember, Hillary,” he said.
The crowd proceeded to shout four more years.
He returned to Ocasio-Cortez.
“We don’t like when they talk about ‘evil Jews.’ We don’t like when they say horrible things about Israel,” he said.
“And then you don’t have the Democrats fighting for Israel, and they end up passing things that have nothing to do with what the original problem was. You saw that. So I don’t know what they’re going to do. I don’t know.”
‘This is how he gets us killed’: American Jews and allies horrified after Trump blurts out anti-Semitic trope
President Donald Trump blurted out another anti-Semitic trope during his brief press availability Tuesday in the Oval Office.
Trump has been having a kind of holy war with Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), two of just three Muslim officials in Congress. When speaking to the press Tuesday, he claimed that Jews have no business supporting Democrats because they're anti-Semitic. But then he took it a step further.
After getting caught having sex with former congregants, Franklin Graham’s nephew launches new church based on ‘redemption’
Tullian Tchividjian insists that when he had extra-marital affairs with congregants at his former church, they were "consensual" and not an abuse of power. Nevertheless, he's getting a second shot with the upcoming launch of his new church in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, The Christian Post reports.
“I don’t care what role a person has, a consensual relationship between two adults is not abuse. And some of these people will try to make the case that, ‘Well, because you’re in a position of authority, it is abuse,’” Tchividjian, who is the nephew of evangelical figurehead Franklin Graham and the grandson of famed evangelist Billy Graham, told the Palm Beach Post this weekend. “And I’ll go, ‘OK I can see how that has been and can be used by people in those positions.’ ... [But] that just was not true for me. I was not abusing my authoritative role to try and find women.”
Conservative columnist blasts GOP as ‘partisan hacks for whom hypocrisy is second-nature’
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump once again ripped into The Squad, this time to undercut an emotional press conference in which Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MN) described the conditions her Palestinian relatives live under.
“Sorry, I don’t buy Rep. Tlaib’s tears. I have watched her violence, craziness and, most importantly, WORDS, for far too long,” the president tweeted. “Now tears? She hates Israel and all Jewish people. She is an anti-Semite. She and her 3 friends are the new face of the Democrat Party. Live with it!”
Sorry, I don’t buy Rep. Tlaib’s tears. I have watched her violence, craziness and, most importantly, WORDS, for far too long. Now tears? She hates Israel and all Jewish people. She is an anti-Semite. She and her 3 friends are the new face of the Democrat Party. Live with it!