President Donald Trump’s campaign attacked The Washington Post with a bizarre claim.
The attack occurred after the president posted a photoshopped a picture of his face on the body of actor Sylvester Stallone’s body from the movie Rocky III.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 27, 2019
The newspaper tweeted, “Trump tweets doctored photo of his head on Sylvester Stallone’s body, unclear why.”
The Trump campaign took issue with the newspaper’s characterization.
“Washington Post claims – without evidence – that [Trump] shared a ‘doctored’ photo,” the campaign wrote.
— Team Trump (@TeamTrump) November 27, 2019
Trump’s campaign was ruthlessly mocked for their attack, here’s some of what people were saying:
“The party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.” — George Orwell
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) November 27, 2019
Our eyes still work, chief. pic.twitter.com/FzVobxtfZj
— Gary M. Sarli♿️ (@GMSarli) November 27, 2019
So you’re claiming that Trump actually has Sylvester Stone’s body from Rocky III?
Did they attach his head at Walter Reed?
— Kevin M. Kruse (@KevinMKruse) November 28, 2019
This is the thing with authoritarian regimes and their loyalists. They gaslight so much and forget to take into consideration that people have eyes and ears.
— Olga Lautman (@olgaNYC1211) November 28, 2019
Breaking: photographic evidence pic.twitter.com/oLBwaG6UNa
— ☇RiotWomenn☇ (@riotwomennn) November 28, 2019
— Rachel (@RachelTheWary) November 28, 2019
Spoiler: the photo is the evidence. https://t.co/NAsvmrDzN1
— Scott Lincicome (@scottlincicome) November 28, 2019
Is your argument here that it was real? https://t.co/5xGWyj3ixD
— Gary Legum (@GaryLegum) November 28, 2019
I would like to remind everyone that one of the articles of impeachment against Andrew Johnson in 1868 was just for generally 'bringing dishonor and ridicule upon the office of the president" https://t.co/GiMgtsOCrP
— Arthur Chu (@arthur_affect) November 28, 2019
— Steve Marmel (@Marmel) November 28, 2019
‘Reckless’: Chaos expected in Tuesday’s elections after Wisconsin Republicans refuse to cancel in-person voting
"The whole country should tune in to what Republicans are doing now in Wisconsin. It's a preview of how they'll politically weaponize coronavirus on a national scale."
Despite warnings from public health experts and legal challenges by voting rights groups, the Democratic primary and state and local elections are set to go forward on Tuesday after Republican state legislators refused to take up a proposal to cancel most in-person voting in light of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bernie Sanders urged to end 2020 bid — by his own campaign manager and longtime strategist: Washington Post
Vermont independent Senator Bernie Sanders is receiving advice to quickly exit the 2020 presidential campaign, The Washington Post reported Saturday.
"A small group of Bernie Sanders’s top aides and allies — including his campaign manager and his longtime strategist — have encouraged the independent senator from Vermont to consider withdrawing from the presidential race," the newspaper reported, citing "two people with knowledge of the situation."
Trump appears to have fraudulently manipulated financial markets yet again
Welcome to another edition of What Fresh Hell?, Raw Story’s roundup of news items that might have become controversies under another regime, but got buried – or were at least under-appreciated – due to the daily firehose of political pratfalls, unhinged tweet storms and other sundry embarrassments coming out of the current White House.
It was a busy week for the regime, as Trump and his team work tirelessly to manage the political fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, but it seems like he made time for some fraud.
In March, global oil prices crashed as a result of a dispute between Russia and the Saudis, dragging down stock markets and making it unprofitable to extract shale oil, which accounts for almost two-thirds of crude oil production in the U.S.