At the start of what turned into a very contentious interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, the daughter-in-law of Donald Trump defended the president’s attacks on Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) by saying the president was just “having fun.”
Noting that the president on Saturday criticized the Michigan governor at a rally, just a few weeks after she was threatened with kidnapping by domestic terrorists, which in turn led to led to chants of “lock her up,” the “State of the Union” host asked Lara Trump if the president should tone down his violent rhetoric.
With the wife of Eric Trump complaining about threats against her family, saying, “I would like to show people my social media and the threats against me and my children,” the CNN host said he didn’t condone attacks on anyone and pressed her to address the president’s remarks.
“Well, look. he wasn’t doing anything, I don’t think, to provoke people to threaten this woman at all,” she replied. “He was having fun at a Trump rally. Quite frankly, there are bigger issues than this right now for everyday Americans and people want to get the country reopened.”
There are issues at hand here that are bigger than just keeping everybody locked down, “she added. “So I think people are frustrated and, look, the president was at a rally. It’s a fun, light atmosphere. Of course, he wasn’t encouraging people to threaten this woman. That is ridiculous.”
“I don’t think lock her up is fun,” the CNN host shot back
Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows committed campaign finance crimes: watchdog group
The government ethics watchdog organization Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint on Friday accusing White House chief of staff Mark Meadows of campaign finance crimes for allegedly spending thousands of dollars in campaign funds on personal expenses, including clubs, gourmet cupcakes, a jeweler in Washington and lodging at the president's hotel.
Win or lose — Trump is about to unleash hell
With poll numbers staying put and the odds of a Joe Biden win in Tuesday's election looking good — possibly by a decisive margin — there's mounting dread about how Donald Trump will behave after a defeat. After all, Trump is a sociopathic narcissist with the emotional control of a — well, I won't insult toddlers with the comparison — and he lives in mortal terror of being viewed as a loser. He's already made clear that he will refuses to concede, no matter what, and he's grasping desperately for any way to get legal ballots thrown out so he can steal the election.
GOP senator offended LDS community after likening Trump to a ‘selfless’ Book of Mormon hero: report
Politics and religion are colliding out west after comments a Republican senator made while stumping for the president.
"Sen. Mike Lee drew criticism from members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this week after comparing President Donald Trump to Captain Moroni, a heroic and selfless figure in the Book of Mormon," The Arizona Republic reported Friday evening.
"To my Mormon friends, my Latter-day Saint friends, think of him as Captain Moroni," Lee (R-UT) said, pointing to Trump. "He seeks not power, but to pull it down. He seeks not the praise of the world or the ‘fake news,’ but he seeks the well-being and the peace of the American people."