By Josh Smith SEOUL (Reuters) -North Korea fired two suspected short-range ballistic missiles (SRBM) on Monday from an airport in its capital city of Pyongyang, South Korea's military reported, the fourth test https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/north-korea-used-railway-born-missile-fridays-test-kcna-2022-01-14 this month to demonstrate its expanding missile arsenal. Japan also reported the launch, with chief cabinet secretary Hirokazu Matsuno condemning it as a threat to peace and security. In less than two weeks, nuclear-armed North Korea has conducted three other missile tests, an un...
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Controversial Republican congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia explained Friday on Twitter what she would do if she were the President of the United States. But her apparent presidential aspirations ignited a flood of mockery on the social media site.
“If I were President right now, I’d rip the noose off American businesses & reward people who work,” she tweeted. “I would radically deregulate, incentivize, and build 100% confidence in our country’s businesses - large and small to unleash and rebuild the power of the American economy.”
“In a very short time, America would dominate the world’s economy and cripple our enemies ability to wage war against other countries,” Greene continued. “Russia would be broke. China’s fake fragile economy would fail. And hard working Americans would be wealthy, successful, & happy.”
Greene has gained notoriety for spreading conspiracy theories and has been sanctioned by both Congress and Twitter for her controversial comments. Her latest remarks sparked thousands of interactions on Twitter, with most of the responses being negative.
"No one read past the first six words because they were laughing too hard," remarked on Twitter user.
"If Marjorie Taylor Greene were president? You’re not going to serve more than one term, let alone become president," replied Allen B. Glines of the Center for Public Advocacy.
"First executive action: Find and dispose of those Jewish space lasers starting all the fires," said retired mixed martial arts fighter Nate Quarry in response to Greene’s tweets, referencing a 2018 Facebook post in which she suggested the Rothschild family might be using satellites to ignite wildfires in California.
"It’s a good thing you’ll never be president," added Jimmy Stafford, a founding member of the Grammy Award winning band Train.
"BREAKING: Coffee immediately shoots out of noses all across America as Marge starts tweet with “If I were president right now," added another Twitter user.
According to a report from CNN, a controversial Ohio Republican candidate who is challenging Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D) for her House seat live-streamed a video to his followers after Donald Trump lost his re-election bid, and suggested every red state should secede in retaliation.
As CNN's Andrew Kaczynski and Em Steck report, Trump-supporter J.R. Majewski took to Periscope and live-streamed his dismay with the election loss and said he saw no problem with conservative states just up and leaving.
Majewski is just one of a handful of Republican candidates who have secured a spot on the November ballot despite attending the Jan 6th "Stop the Steal" rally that preceded the insurrection at the Capitol building that sent lawmakers from both sides of the aisle fleeing for their lives.
The Ohio Republican who has appeared on Fox News wearing a QAnon shirt, and first came to notice after turning his yard into an enormous campaign sign for the former president, told his followers, "I was actually going to say. I didn't want to be a hype beast, but I've had it in my back pocket to say that every state that went red should secede from the United States."
He continued, "I don't think it sounds out there. Why should we go to this -- the left, they're f*cking psychotic. I mean, it's not, it is not out there brother. I mean, in my opinion, they're beyond they're, they're -- it's irrational. Their way of life is just crazy. To me, secession is not out there. It's all about how you frame the dialogue though. You can't just, you know, obviously you're talking to me, different story, but the general population, you know, we have to break 'em in easy."
According to the report, in the live stream, the Air Force veteran appeared to be responding to a question about "literally splitting up and making our own country."
Ash ked for comment, CNN reports that Majewski did not respond.
Former President Donald Trump is reportedly nervous that his own Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade will significantly hurt his chances to win the 2024 election.
Because of this, Trump has maintained a "calculated silence" over the issue, which he fears will be used by Democrats as a cudgel against him.
The former president is also worried that some of the conservative movement's most fanatical anti-abortion activists could be a turn-off to moderate voters in the coming years.
"In recent days, Trump has told some of his allies and counselors that “suburban women” and other key voting groups don’t like hearing about the issue, as they are simply more pro-choice than the mainstream of the Republican Party and conservative movement," the publication writes. "He has also told several associates that if he went too hard now on the topic of overturning Roe, it would give his enemies the chance to 'use it against' him."
That said, it is unlikely that Trump will be able to escape blame on the issue, as he picked three of the five Supreme Court justices who are likely to overturn the landmark 1973 ruling in the coming weeks.