At President Donald Trump’s rally in Cincinnati on Thursday, he made a pledge to hold a rally for Gov. Matt Bevin (R-KY), who is fighting for his political life in the face of the lowest approval ratings of any governor in America.
“We have a man who is running for governor of Kentucky again,” said Trump. “And he’s done an incredible job. Sometimes you can do such a good job that not everybody appreciates it. When you correct it you make yourself a little bit less popular. But he had no choice, and they had no choice. It’s a great, great state. And he has turned out to be a great, great governor, Matt Bevin.”
“He is running in November,” added Trump. “Because I like him so much, Matt, get a nice big arena ready, we’re going to do a rally for you.”
Despite Kentucky’s overwhelmingly conservative lean, Bevin has alienated many voters by moving to slash public benefits, and by hurling cheap insults at various groups and politicians around the state. He is being challenged by Democratic state Attorney General Andy Beshear.
GOPer Joni Ernst booed and peppered with questions at tense Iowa town hall over her defense of guns
In videos uploaded to Twitter, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) received a chorus of boos and shouts from a town hall crowd after she tried to blame mass shootings on mental health issues, with one person shouting, "Do something!"
According to a report from Iowa Starting Line, the embattled Iowa Senator whose approval numbers have dropped, due in part to President Donald Trump, was pressed by one local teacher about changing gun laws so she can get back to the job she was hired for.
Trump is the nightmare from which we can’t wake up
Every morning we wake up and the nightmare that is Donald Trump seems to go on. Most nightmares, even recurring ones, eventually come to an end. We must hope this one will eventually end as well.
As a columnist, it’s difficult to keep writing about what seems to be the same thing over and over — Trump being a racist, homophobic, sexist pig. Then he, his family or someone in the administration does something else that boggles the mind. Last week, he retweeted a conspiracy theory that the Clintons were responsible for Jeffrey Epstein’s death. Every time you think he can’t sink lower he does.
‘I’ve got nothing’: MSNBC conservative left speechless after he’s scolded for denying white privilege
Republican political strategist Jason Johnson, a former adviser for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), claimed on Sunday that he does not have "white privilege" because he grew up in a trailer park.
The angry remarks came during an MSNBC panel discussion about the role of racism in the White House.
MSNBC media analyst Eric Deggans argued that President Donald Trump and White House aide Stephen Miller are "trying to expand the definition of what we would turn acceptable discourse about issues that are connected to race."
"They want to narrow the definition of racism so that they’re able to talk about these policies and enact measures that normally saying five years ago or ten years ago we would have clearly consider racist," he pointed out. "If you look at the impact of their policies and the groups that years ago were advocated for these policies, you see their roots and prejudice and racism and you see why so many people of color are concerned about."