According to a report from Axios this Thursday, Sen. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) was directed by the White House to block a resolution formally recognizing Turkey’s genocide of the Armenian people. Cramer’s move marks the third time the Trump administration has directed a GOP senator to block the resolution.
The move was met with widespread condemnation, some of which came from former GOP state Rep. Cole Wist (CO), who accused the White House of attempting to “whitewash history.”
“The fact that the Trump White House would go to these extreme lengths to prop up a brutal dictator and whitewash history is an outrageous moral failure,” Wist tweeted. “I am not sure how this bunch sleeps at night. What an embarrassing episode for America.”
The fact that the Trump White House would go to these extreme lengths to prop up a brutal dictator and whitewash history is an outrageous moral failure. I am not sure how this bunch sleeps at night. What an embarrassing episode for America. #ArmenianGenocide https://t.co/KQLEUv6Kas
— Cole Wist (@colewist) December 5, 2019
Others on Twitter expressed similar sentiments:
The U.S. needs to break its silence and recognize the Armenian Genocide. Truth matters. History matters. https://t.co/dsfsmgAo88
— Rep. Ted Lieu (@RepTedLieu) December 5, 2019
WHAT TRUMP GETS – Trump Tower Istanbul
WHAT ERDOGEN GETS – Block on condemnation for Armenian genocide
WHAT AMERICA GETS – A pro-genocide President https://t.co/nk0X7y7omy
— Jesse Ferguson (@JesseFFerguson) December 5, 2019
Because there is no chance at all Erdogan is not using the same excuses to cover up the brutality of his militias in attacking Kurds, Yazidis, & other minorities….https://t.co/Lqj9TDJPVM
— Irina Tsukerman (@irinatsukerman) December 5, 2019
— Andy Kenareki (@AndyKenareki) December 5, 2019
According to CNN’s Haley Byrd, Cramer said that he “doesn’t plan to object [to the proposal] again and predicts it will pass.”
“I don’t know that it can be an objected to much longer,” the North Dakota Republican reportedly said.
‘Jealous’ Trump mocked as a ‘self-loathing manbaby with crippling insecurities’ after latest Bloomberg rant
President Donald Trump started off the day by lobbing an attack on Mike Bloomberg, and other social media users suspected he was jealous of the billionaire's wealth.
The former New York City mayor has been spending millions on TV ads in his bid for the Democratic nomination, and the president grumbled about him on Twitter.
"Mini Mike Bloomberg doesn’t get on the Democrat Debate Stage because he doesn’t want to - he is a terrible debater and speaker," Trump tweeted. "If he did, he would go down in the polls even more (if that is possible!)."
Mini Mike Bloomberg doesn’t get on the Democrat Debate Stage because he doesn’t want to - he is a terrible debater and speaker. If he did, he would go down in the polls even more (if that is possible!).
White House adviser warned colleagues Nancy Pelosi would eventually bring Trump down: ‘She’s an assassin’
In an excerpt from the new book "A Very Stable Genius," former Donald Trump adviser Steve Bannon predicted that now-House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would eventually attempt to bring the president down one way or the other.
According to Axios, the book states, "The night of January 23 , the first Monday of his presidency, Trump came face?to?face with House and Senate leaders from both parties at a White House reception ... At a long table in the State Dining Room, Steve Bannon ... could not stop looking at Nancy Pelosi..."
‘Dopes and babies!’ Trump unleashed expletive-filled rant at military leaders after growing bored in Pentagon meeting: report
President Donald Trump erupted during a briefing intended to teach him the basic fundamentals of U.S. foreign policy -- and essentially ended any hope that he would ever learn them.
Six months into his presidency, Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, Director of the National Economic Council Gary Cohn and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were frustrated and alarmed by the gaps in Trump's knowledge of world affairs, and they scheduled a Pentagon briefing to catch him up, reported the Washington Post.