The UK heads into a forced election as Prime Minister Boris Johnson failed to create a consensus around a Brexit plan. During a Sunday debate, candidates were asked about their stance on President Donald Trump and what was once a very “special relationship” between Britain and the United States.
One Trump-related question was about his sexual harassment and sexual assault of women and his need to brag about it.
“It can never be acceptable for a man to talk about grabbing a woman’s p*ssy and if you think it is, you should be ashamed of yourself,” said Adam Price during the debate.
But it was the far-right’s Nigel Farage that delivered the “controversy of the night,” according to Paul Brand of ITV.
“Men say dreadful things sometimes” after “a night out with a drink,” said Farage.
House of Commons member Jo Swinson and First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon were both outraged, Brand described.
Trump wasn’t drunk when he bragged on the “Access Hollywood” tape about grabbing women. He also wasn’t drunk when he did the grabbing, because Trump doesn’t drink alcohol.
Farage later said that the debate was all about political correctness.
Farage: “Tonight has been a competition of who can be the most politically correct, so I must have failed.”
Suggests, a bit like that HIV jibe in 2017, he always planned to come to the debate and offend in some way to grab the headlines #itvdebate
— Paul Brand (@PaulBrandITV) December 1, 2019
You can watch the full debate in the video below:
Trump shows all the signs of being ‘rattled’ now that the White House is under siege from protesters: columnist
In a column for the Atlantic, longtime political observer Peter Nicholas stated that Donald Trump is showing all the signs of a scared man as massive protests have broken out across the country over the murder of George Floyd at the hands of four former Minneapolis cops -- and angry Americans are taking their case all the way up to the White House gates.
As Nicholas wrote, "Presidents live within a protective cocoon built and continually fortified for one purpose: keeping them alive. But inside the White House compound these days, Donald Trump seems rattled by what’s transpiring outside the windows of his historic residence."
Black Londoner explains George Floyd protester support with story of how cops murdered his brother
In an interview with MSNBC's Molly Hunter, a Black Londoner explained why he turned out for a protest near Trafalgar Square in support of Americans who have hit the streets in the U.S. over the murder of George Floyd by four former Minneapolis police officers.
According to the man -- identified as Daniel and who was wearing a COVID-19 mask and a New York Yankees hat -- his brother was also murdered by police and the cops walked free.
"You've been marching all day," Hunter began. "Look, I have two questions for you: what was it like watching the U.S. this week from London? Does it resonate?
Denver cops busted for doing drive-by shootings of anti-police brutality protesters
In a video posted to Twitter, a young Denver man protesting the killing of George Floyd at the hands of four former Minnesota police officers, found himself on the receiving end of an attack by police himself as he filmed them riding on the side of a truck -- only to have his phone hit by a fired police projectile while still in his hand.
According to Rachelle D'nae, a staff writer at Slate, her brother went to the Denver protest and was filming the officers when the incident occurred.
"My older brother went to a protest in Denver last night. as the police were leaving, one of them shot him with a pepper pellet that smashed the back of his phone and exploded in his face. they were ~30 feet from each other and it looks like the officer aimed directly at his face," she wrote before adding in a second tweet, "when my brother told me he was going I prepared for the worst. I made sure he had my number memorized so I could bail him out if I needed to and I sat up until he made it home, trying not to cry as he told me he had been tear-gassed."