The third — and maybe the last — stimulus payments may indeed start showing up soon. But here's an early warning: If you don't get a stimulus check this time around, it could be because you're never going to get one. Roughly 6.5 million households that received money in the past now won't be able to bank on receiving either the full $1,400 payment or even a partial payment when it comes to the latest Economic Impact Payments, according to estimates by the nonprofit, non-partisan Tax Foundation. The rules relating to who qualifies and who doesn't based on income changed this round. Singles earn...
Kayleigh McEnany keeps having to emphatically deny that she lied while serving as President Donald Trump's final press secretary. It appears to be a question that keeps coming up for her, which could be because her claim isn't one that is believable or there are so many examples of egregious statements she made over her tenure in the press room.
Among many of the critics of McEnany was PolitiFact, which has a scorecard for the former White House staffer showing most of their checks showed her lying most of the time. In fact, 56 percent of her statements were mostly false, false, or "pants on fire" false. Just 14 percent were "half true," and 28 percent "mostly true." She got 0 percent of her comments reviewed that were "true."
Here is a list of some of McEnany's lies to remind her:
1. When she defended Trump's claim almost saying COVID-19 affects "virtually nobody."
Kayleigh Mc-A-Ninny tries to explain to Jim Acosta that trump didn't say what we all heard him say, that COVID-19 "… https://t.co/mzwdPecBvj— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!) 1600797199.0
2. Trump's remarks about injecting disinfectants were "taken out of context" she claimed. That's a lie.
Here's what Trump said: "I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute — one minute — and is there a way we can do something like that by injection inside, or almost a cleaning? Because you see it gets in the lungs, and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it'd be interesting to check that. So you're going to have to use medical doctors with — but it sounds interesting to me."
Here's what McEnany said: "President Trump has repeatedly said that Americans should consult with medical doctors regarding coronavirus treatment, a point that he emphasized again during yesterdays' briefing. Leave it to the media to irresponsibly take President Trump out of context and run with negative headlines."
3. McEnany claimed that Trump never "never downplayed the virus, once again. The president expressed calm. The president was serious about this."
Kayleigh McEnany says President Trump “never downplayed” the coronavirus, despite a tape recording of Trump telling… https://t.co/N0gPeYS6ER— HuffPost (@HuffPost) 1599684060.0
The recordings with Bob Woodward confirmed that Trump was well aware that the virus is "more deadly" than most people understand and admitted that he intentionally downplayed it to ensure there wasn't panic.
4. After the Mueller report was published McEnany said that it revealed "the complete and total exoneration of President Trump."
This happened in her first-ever press conference for the White House moments after she promised the press, "I'll never lie to you."
Mueller's report says, word-for-word in the conclusion that "while this report does not conclude that the President committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him."
The report also included 10 examples of Trump's efforts to obstruct justice, which Mueller testified before Congress could be charged after he leaves office.
Mueller Says Trump Wasn’t Exonerated, Could Be Charged After Leaving Office: A Closer Look www.youtube.com
5. Kayleigh McEnany claimed that Trump stands with those with pre-existing conditions.
This came as Trump's administration worked with the Republican-led House and Senate to bring down the Affordable Care Act. It was voted down by the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ). Trump's Justice Department also made an effort to bring it down saying to the U.S. Supreme Court that the Affordable Care Act "must fall."
W.H. Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany: Donald Trump stands by Americans with pre-existing conditions www.youtube.com
Even Vanity Fair pointed out the hypocrisy of McEnany after she left the White House. And those don't even count the post-election lies and the attacks on former President Obama's transition, which she insulted after Trump claimed the Obamas were "magnificent."
McEnany isn't the only one who has attempted to rebuild her reputation after the Trump administration. Some pundits believe Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is gearing up for his own major political run for president or vice president. He too has been telling some whoppers trying to rebuild his reputation. Conservative columnist Max Boot even mocked that there isn't enough room in the newspaper to chronicle all of Pompeo's lies.
QAnon plotters behind Arizona audit say it’s ‘first domino to fall’ in overturning Biden’s win: report
In interviews with AzCentral, QAnon followers were ecstatic about the Arizona election audit that continues to go forward, hoping it will be the first step in proving the 2020 presidential election was stolen from Donald Trump and giving legitimacy to their claims.
The report notes that the audit has its roots in QAnon, the far-right conspiracy cult that claims the "deep state" is the one pulling the strings in America as part of a worldwide conspiracy.
"Q's influence is not obvious, perhaps as cryptic as Q's postings that claimed the looming takedown of a global cabal, words that spawned the wide-ranging QAnon conspiracy theory, the report states before adding, "Q has been in the background in the aftermath of Election Day, when devotees joined the crowd who rallied outside Maricopa County's election headquarters, aiming to stop the stealing of the election they were certain was happening inside."
The report notes that pressure from QAnon adherents was a major factor that led the state's GOP leadership to get behind the audit being conducted under the watchful eyes of Doug Logan, CEO of Cyber Ninjas.
As one leader of the movement wrote back on June 2, "The audit is The Great Awakening in how we've been manipulated by those that want to control us."
According to one follower, the fact that the audit is actually happening is great news after a year of QAnon predictions -- such as Joe Biden being deprived of the presidency -- have fallen flat.
"The plan is 117 percent still on track and there's no reason to be worried," one adherent exulted with the report noting, "The audit, they say, will prove widespread election fraud here that will lead other states to examine their results, a theory they summarize by saying that Arizona will be "the first domino to fall."
The mention of "dominoes" echoes comments made by Trump confidante and My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell who proclaimed in March, "We need one state. They're all going to fall like dominoes."
According to another follower, Larry Grafanakis, 69, who shows up daily to wave signs outside the facility where the ballots are being recounted, the audit is proof to people they are not going away.
"What really matters is that they see that we're still out here and 'Oh my god, they're just not going away.' And that's what we want," he explained.
You can read more here.
A Ross clothing store manager kept her cool recently after she was confronted with a white woman's racist tirade.
The confrontation was caught on camera and shared on TikTok. The video received over two million views on the first day.
"Karen tests my sister 👋🏽 the MANAGER," the author wrote. "[S]eek help boo."
As the video begins, the white woman, who is not wearing a mask, can be seen with her face inches from the face of the store manager.
"You ignorant mother f*cking bitch is what you are!" the white woman says.
"Please leave," the manager responds.
The white woman continues to shout obscenities as she prepares to leave the store.
"Call it racism!" she yells. "F*ck you, you f*cking Black bitch."
"OK, that doesn't bother me," the manager quips.
"F*ck you!" the customer repeats.
"OK, have a good day," the manager says.
Before leaving, the white woman shouts a slur about "sitting on the porch like a f*cking monkey."
"Get out!" the manager exclaims.
Watch the video below.
@maddens.mama Karen tests my sister 👋🏽 the MANAGER. seek help boo ##karen ##lol ##bye
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