President Donald Trump on Wednesday waived off concerns about an op-ed by White House trade adviser Peter Navarro which took aim at Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the United States.
In a Tuesday USA Today op-ed, Navarro accused Fauci of being “wrong about everything.”
The White House later suggested that Navarro had gone rogue by publishing an unapproved column.
But on Wednesday, Trump declined to admonish his trade adviser.
“Are you OK with the op-ed Peter Navarro wrote on Dr. Fauci?” Trump was asked by a reporter at a White House event.
“I get along very well with Dr. Fauci,” Trump replied.
“Are you OK with the op-ed Peter Navarro wrote?” the reporter pressed.
“That’s Peter Navarro, but I have a very good relationship with Dr. Fauci,” the president insisted.
At White House just now:
Q: Are you OK with the op-ed Peter Navarro wrote on Dr. Fauci?
Pres Trump: “I get along very well with Dr. Fauci.”
Q: Are you OK with the op-ed Peter Navarro wrote?
Trump: “That’s Peter Navarro, but I have a very good relationship with Dr. Fauci.
— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) July 15, 2020
Morning show gives airtime to panel of white ‘Karens’ who blame Black Lives Matter for making name a slur
A British TV news program gave airtime to a panel of white women named Karen who say they have been unfairly maligned.
In a segment on Monday, ITV's Morning Show talked to three women about "memes" that use their name as a slur.
"I just noticed a few memes and TikToks going on and it started of being quite funny," Karen Masters told the program. "And when the Black Lives Matter protests started, there was a lot of media putting Karen as racist. It sort of took on a life of its own."
"And I feel that we can't, as Karens, now talk about how it's affecting us because we are told that we're entitled if we do this," she continued. "So I set up a Change.org [petition] to show that this is not fair for us to have to put up with this."
Boaters with Trump flag accused of ‘endangering’ SpaceX astronauts after splashdown
Supporters of President Donald Trump on Sunday were accused of jeopardizing astronauts' return to Earth.
After SpaceX's Crew Dragon capsule became the first American spacecraft to splashdown in 45 years, a boat flying the Trump flag was spotted within feet of the astronauts.
The boaters were quickly called out on social media for "interfering" with the mission.
Watch the video and read some of the responses below.
‘You should have reported it’: James Clyburn scolds Fox News host over white supremacists inciting violence
House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-SC) on Sunday accused Fox News host Pete Hegseth of failing to report that white supremacists had attempted to incite violence during Black Lives Matter protests in Portland, Oregon and other places.
"As you know, over the last couple of months, we've seen riots in Portland," Hegseth told Clyburn during an interview on Fox & Friends. "President Trump made it clear, we're going to send federal agents, law enforcement officers there to protect federal property as necessary."
The Fox News host went on to accuse Clyburn of comparing federal agents to "the Gestapo."