President Donald Trump extended his attacks on the four progressive Democratic Congresswomen Tuesday morning, tweeting several sets of attacks against them, culminating with tweets that set the Internet on fire.
“Those Tweets were NOT Racist,” the President said of his racist tweets. “I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!” he added, which drew immediate and intense reaction.
Those Tweets were NOT Racist. I don’t have a Racist bone in my body! The so-called vote to be taken is a Democrat con game. Republicans should not show “weakness” and fall into their trap. This should be a vote on the filthy language, statements and lies told by the Democrat…..
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 16, 2019
Take a look at what some are saying on Twitter:
Only racists can look at Trump’s lifetime body of work and conclude that he’s not racist.
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) July 16, 2019
— Taylor Marsh (@taylormarsh) July 16, 2019
— Anand Giridharadas (@AnandWrites) July 16, 2019
Motherfucker, you are racist. Not just your bones. Your crepey orange skin, your piss-on-shredded-wheat hair, your cartilage, marrow, your triglyceride-sludged blood, every fleck of effluvia that you shed is racist as hell. Every nucleotide of you is RACIST.
You. Are. Racist. https://t.co/mcAz2sh3hr
— this is not normal🌋 (@auntiesiannan) July 16, 2019
You banned Muslims. You’re blocking Latinos seeking asylum. You said Nazi in C’ville were good people. You wanted to kill black central park 5 after shown to be innocent and you say 4 citizens of color in Congress should go back to where they came from.
You, sir, are a racist. https://t.co/Du3pBxB13q
— 🇺🇸 Jon B. “Globalist” Wolfsthal (@JBWolfsthal) July 16, 2019
“i dont have a racist bone in my body”
“what are: things a racist says?”
trebek: “correct” https://t.co/DK9p82ZgWS
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) July 16, 2019
An Apprentice producer, Bill Pruitt, is on record in Allen Salkin & Aaron Short’s new book saying that in a discussion about whether a black contestant should win The Apprentice, you said, “But will America buy a [n-word]?” I’m sure if you were still mic’ed, there’s a recording. https://t.co/qIcnTaa31L
— Elizabeth Spiers (@espiers) July 16, 2019
You made things worse for yourself, Biff. Like always. You manufactured sympathy for the Squad and united the House Democrats. And you still won’t shut the eff up about it, so please keep going. You’re doing great. https://t.co/kn8oKwK1Tp
— Bob Cesca (@bobcesca_go) July 16, 2019
You don’t have racist bone. You have a racist brain. If you used it more, you’d know the difference. https://t.co/behMB0p6IO
— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) July 16, 2019
“I don’t have a Racist bone in my body!”
So on brand.
Go ahead GOP, defend him. We’ll all watch. https://t.co/BLhIoTFNtw
— David Jolly (@DavidJollyFL) July 16, 2019
Yet more evidence that impeachment proceedings would be the wisest political move for Democrats: Trump cannot handle sustained criticism and would lose his fucking mind. It would not be a good look for him at all.
— Nat Has a Deadline and Shouldn’t Be Tweeting (@natcassidy) July 16, 2019
Maddow reveals how one state stood up to Trump’s USPS cuts — and won
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow's opening segment on Friday focused on a positive story of political pressure stopping one of the Trump administration's attacks on the U.S. Postal Service.
Maddow reported how NBC Montana reporter Maritsa Georgiou had doggedly reported on the removal of postal boxes in Missoula, where she is based. Missoula has been a long-time Democratic Party stronghold.
Montana has a competitive U.S. Senate election in 2020, with Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock challenging first-term Republican Sen. Steve Daines.
As Georgiou chased the story, she learned there were also plans to remove boxes in the battleground of Billings. And more planned for the blue town of Bozeman. And other towns.
Pepsi joins the chorus of people dunking on Tucker Carlson over Kamala Harris
The Pepsi soda company mocked Fox News personality Tucker Carlson on Friday evening.
On Tuesday, Carlson flipped out after a guest attempted to teach him how to pronounce the name of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is running for vice president on Joe Biden's ticket.
Video of the exchange was posted on Twitter by Nikki McCann Ramirez, a researcher at the watchdog group Media Matters for America.
Tucker Carlson loses it when a guest corrects his pronunciation of Kamala Harris's name pic.twitter.com/1fHIrPGuwN
Chad Wolf’s authority is ‘illegitimate’: Hispanic Caucus chairman demands DHS chief ‘resign in disgrace’
Immigrant rights groups and Texas Democrats are urging a review on the legality of Trump administration immigration policies after a government watchdog found two of the White House’s top immigration officials are not legally eligible to serve in their respective positions.
The Government Accountability Office on Friday determined that Chad Wolf, acting Department of Homeland Security secretary, and Ken Cuccinelli, a senior official performing deputy secretary duties, aren’t legally qualified to hold those posts.
United We Dream, an advocacy group pushing for immigration reform, said the GAO’s conclusion calls into question the latest guidance from the DHS on the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program that was initiated in 2012.