ALTO, Mich. — Ivanka Trump, the daughter of President Donald Trump, campaigned Monday in Michigan, where she spoke out against what she described as “perpetual shutdowns” aimed at stemming the spread of COVID-19.Ivanka Trump, who also serves as a White House adviser to her father, made a surprise stop at Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery in Grand Rapids before speaking to a crowd of about 100 people at Wildwood Family Farms in Alto.During the Alto event, Ivanka Trump took questions from Mercedes Schlapp, another adviser to the president. At one point, Schlapp said, “We won’t mention any names,” ...
Missouri taxi company refuses to take masked passengers -- and its owner says he's 'proud' of state's low vax rate
On Thursday, KMOV reported that a taxi company in St. Louis, Missouri has instituted a policy prohibiting any masked or vaccinated people from riding in their cars.
"Charlie Bullington owns Yo Transportation services, a business he started 16 years ago," reported Emma Hogg. "Recently, he has made it a requirement that he will only transport passengers who aren't wearing masks and have not gotten the vaccine. Bullington said he verifies his passengers have not been vaccinated and won't be wearing a mask before he even picks them up. One man took to Facebook saying he was denied a ride because of his vaccination status."
Bullington claims that the vaccine is dangerous and that masks "trap" the virus that can then shed more efficaciously — neither of which has any scientific basis. He has also said he is "proud of all the Missouri people for standing against" COVID-19 public health efforts.
Missouri has among the lowest vaccination rates in the United States. In the month of July, it ranked worst in hospitalizations nationwide, and is one of three states, along with Texas and Florida, responsible for the most new cases.
President Joe Biden and Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) have traded barbs all week, but it appears the president is now just having fun with the governor who has now become known as "DeathSantis" on Twitter over his response to the latest COVID-19 wave.
As COVID-19 cases dramatically increase across his state, the governor has dismissed data showing children being hospitalized and unvaccinated people being diagnosed with the delta variant. Instead, DeSantis is falsely claiming that Biden is allowing immigrants with COVID-19 to cross the border in Texas and make their way to Florida with the virus.
When reporters asked Biden about DeSantis' comments on Thursday, he smirked and said, "Governor who?" The short, two-word comment exploded online, with activists encouraging the phrase to trend on Twitter as mockery of the Florida governor.
See the comments below:
@Weinsteinlaw @kaitlancollins It certainly would #GovernorWho— 🌺🦋Robin Britton🌼🌿 (@🌺🦋Robin Britton🌼🌿) 1628194079.0
Sad that #GovernorWho is standing in the way. Reminds me of another governor who stood in the schoolhouse door. https://t.co/hAOpzNRzyi— Mike Ratrie (@Mike Ratrie) 1628197927.0
Yep, #GovernorWho is my new favorite https://t.co/iHoJythiDp— Michigan Voter #MI10 #Vaccinated (@Michigan Voter #MI10 #Vaccinated) 1628196584.0
It's good to have a little Biden humor #GovernorWho https://t.co/4KiLHuhIUT— Pixie Knope (@Pixie Knope) 1628197480.0
@GeorgeTakei Thanks for pointing that out. I wanted to tell #GovernorWho that yesterday.— John Allen (@John Allen) 1628195651.0
Give this to Governor Who #governorwho https://t.co/KcoO5Np4fG— Mojave_Morning (@Mojave_Morning) 1628196535.0
My guess is #GovernorWho will respond by saying something like: "I'm not surprised Sleepy Joe couldn't remember who… https://t.co/H9oJ0uXrQG— Keith Edwards (@Keith Edwards) 1628196494.0
@kaitlancollins Feel that shade #GovernorWho. https://t.co/62lRHuOAj8— Tina Z 🇺🇸🇬🇷 (@Tina Z 🇺🇸🇬🇷) 1628195009.0
Henceforth, Governor DeSantis shall now be known as #GovernorWho https://t.co/wVEXC7X5Hv— 💙💙Cassandra VAXXED AND MASKED💙💙 (@💙💙Cassandra VAXXED AND MASKED💙💙) 1628196387.0
Not as appropriate as Ron #DeathSantis, but we'll add #GovernorWho to the list of things we can apply to the jack@s… https://t.co/6PI2PDzVvG— Brian Roth (@Brian Roth) 1628198749.0
😭😭😭 this is funny as fuck pls end that guy #GovernorWho— amanda #SOSCuba (@amanda #SOSCuba) 1628196098.0
Hurry...get some balm!! Gov. Deathsantis got severely burned.🤣🤣 #GovernorWho— Vin🇨🇦🍁🦖 (@Vin🇨🇦🍁🦖) 1628194865.0
Damning timeline shows Mark Meadows may 'face significant criminal exposure' for trying to overturn election
A timeline compiled by Ryan Goodman and Juilee Shivalkar at Just Security puts former Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows at the center of efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election -- and could leave him facing "significant criminal exposure."
The timeline starts off on November 9th when Meadows notified former Defense Secretary Mark Esper that he was going to be fired because "we don't think you're sufficiently loyal."
Just days later, Meadows and Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani created a "parallel track" to promote election fraud claims with the aim of stopping states from certifying their results.
Shortly after that, Meadows introduced Trump to Jeffrey Clark, the acting DOJ official who would later attempt to get the department to directly intervene in Georgia's certification of its election results.
Reports have also indicated that Meadows introduced Trump to former North Carolina Supreme Court justice Mark Martin, who "told him that Vice President Pence could stop the certification of Electoral College results."
Skipping ahead to January, the timeline shows that Meadows " arranged and participated in the call in which Trump asked Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger to 'find 11,780 votes'; and during the call Meadows asked the Georgia officials to share voting data even after they told him they could not because it was protected by law."
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