Conservatives turn on Trump’s “troll” press secretary

Conservatives turn on Trump’s “troll” press secretary

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Conservative columnist, Fox Anchor slam Trump’s press secretary as a “grotesque” “Twitter troll”

Even syndicated writer Jonah Goldberg couldn’t find anything nice to say about Kayleigh McEnany after her most recent press briefing.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump called out to his face that acting one week earlier would’ve saved 36,000 lives

The president has blood on his hands, and journalists are holding him to account.

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Trump to America: Die as I say, not as I do

Democratica: This week Stu and AJ dive into how Trump is all too willing to let Americans die as he protects himself and the ways Trumpian justice looks a whole lot better for his friends than everyone else — especially minorities.

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Federal court ignores Trump’s decree, upholds California governor’s order keeping churches closed
The president threatened to override Newsom despite having no authority to do so.


Trump goes to golf club, not church, after demanding houses of worship open
The dangerous pandering to the religious right was exposed by Trump’s shallow hypocrisy.


Trump’s Sunday AM tweets: Pelosi gagged, his press secretary with a joint, and murder accusations
The president’s morning on social media was one of the most bizarre yet as he dove into the deep end with some seriously strange posts.

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In rare step, federal judge hires attorney to defend his actions in Flynn case against Barr’s unprecedented interference
With the Justice Department flouting the law, one judge was forced to lawyer up to stand for what’s right.

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Biden slams Trump in new campaign ad for playing golf over Memorial Day weekend as ‘nearly 100,000 Americans have died’
The former veep added, “Presidency is about a lot more than tweeting from your golf cart.”


Pompeo ignites uproar by threatening to cut off Australia
A comment by the US secretary of state has ricocheted through Parliament House and the US embassy.


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Today’s Action: Help veterans during the pandemic this Memorial Day

This is certainly a different Memorial Day than previous years, as many of the barbeques and beach visits have been cancelled. But it’s also an opportunity to reflect, perhaps more sincerely than usual.

Today as a nation, we commemorate fallen U.S. troops. As progressives, we also hold anger that this tragic loss of life is due to reasons we believe could and should have been avoided. Over 60,000 U.S. troops have died in the endless war since September 11, 2001. And over 1 million non-American civilians have lost their lives in the same timespan from our conflicts just in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Syria, and Yemen.

We also face a global pandemic this year, which will shortly surpass 100,000 American deaths, and veterans have been severely impacted by this virus. Already a vulnerable population, with high numbers of homelessness, physical disabilities, mental illness, and suicide rates, the shutdowns have drastically altered veteran financial, medical, and emotional support systems. But even if you are under lockdown, there are still ways to support veterans today and throughout this crisis.

  • Connect with veterans groups coordinating at-home volunteer opportunities. May we suggest Soldiers’ Angels, which organizes card and letter-writing campaigns, baked goods care packages, mask-making, and no-sew blanket and bracelet making.
  • Call or email your local Veteran Affairs (VA) facility, or fill out the volunteering form. Each location may have a specific type of need during the pandemic.
  • Know a veteran? The Veteran History Project wants their story! Conduct and record an interview remotely over Zoom or Skype to be added to the VHP archives.
  • Donate your old vehicle to the National Veterans Foundation! They’ll arrange pick-up and even improve your car before selling, raising the value of your donation.
  • Reach out to veterans. If you have veterans in your life, it’s more important than ever to simply call them up to ask how they’re managing during the pandemic, and if they’re honoring Memorial Day. For many, today is a very personal, somber day of reflection for lost comrades.

Pick the volunteer activity that most speaks to you this Memorial Day – and organize your community remotely to join you.

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Judge overturns GOP's Florida voter suppression law

Judge overturns GOP’s Florida voter suppression law

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Judge overturn Republican law that sought to deny voting rights to hundreds of thousands of ex-felons in Florida

A federal judge’s ruling released Sunday opens the door for hundreds of thousands of ex-felons to be able to vote in Florida whether or not they owe fines and fees. Pending an appeal from Gov. DeSantis, the ruling on Amendment 4 by U.S. District Court Judge Robert Hinkle in Tallahassee is potentially one the largest expansions of the voter franchise in Florida history, and it comes just months before the state could play a deciding role in the November election for president.… [more]


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Demand Trump accept responsibility for his OWN failure to act sooner and save lives!

Demand Trump accept responsibility for his OWN failure to act sooner and save lives!

On at least five separate occasions in January, Donald Trump was briefed about an oncoming pandemic that threatened to take hundreds of thousands of American lives, upend U.S society, and tank the global economy.

In other words, he knew better than anyone that it was coming. And yet, while countries like Germany, New Zealand, and South Korea were preparing for the outbreak by stocking up on vital medical supplies and instituting lifesaving social distancing practices, all Trump did was implement a partial travel ban to block the arrival of a disease that was already here — a ban many experts believe made things worse.

Just how much impact did Trump’s failure have on the catastrophic loss of life in America’s current nightmare? We now have some insight.

A study of the data by Columbia University shows that, had Trump taken similar action to competent leaders of other countries, just one week earlier, 36,000 American lives would have been saved. Two weeks would have saved more than 65,000. And that’s just of those who died before the study on May 3, not including the lives that continue to be lost every day throughout the nation.

And yet Trump calls his response a victory. What a disgrace.

We cannot allow this to continue. Add your name to demand Trump accept responsibility for his failure to act sooner and save lives!

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Trump accuses media rival of murder in wild tweet

Trump accuses media rival of murder in wild tweet

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Trump all but accuses Morning Joe of murder in wild Saturday night tweet

The president leveled serious accusations at his former friend based on nothing at all.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Reporters band together, force press secretary to answer how Trump can “override” governors on opening churches

Trump’s pandering to the religious right promised to exceed his authority, and the press refused to back down in demanding accountability.

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Large study finds Trump’s “game changer” drug leads to more deaths, heart disease
The president was warned by medical experts and didn’t stop. Those who listened to him are risking their lives.

Take Action: Check out WHO’s recommendations for staying safe and stopping the spread.


“You blew it”: Trump’s bitter slam at his former AG Jeff Sessions ups the ante in their Twitter feud
The president refuses to budge when he holds a grudge and his animosity towards Sessions knows no bounds.


Texas Republican county chair calls pandemic response a Democratic hoax to hurt Trump
“So take off your masks, exercise your constitutional rights, stand up, speak up and vote Republican,” Brehm added.


Nearly half of the Twitter accounts discussing ‘reopening America’ may be bots, researchers say
If you think it’s your right to eat in a restaurant near strangers without a mask, your leader might be a Russian robot.


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Trump and Pompeo refuse to turn over documents related to firing of watchdog
Congressional investigators believe the watchdog’s firing was direct retaliation for an investigation into the Secretary of State.


Washington state bishops respond to Trump’s push to reopen churches: ‘We will wait’
The president is casting aside Americans’ health, but many religious institutions are refusing to follow suit.


If I only had a heart, brain…

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Demand the United States guarantee healthcare as a right!

Demand the United States guarantee healthcare as a right!

The COVID-19 public health crisis has highlighted the deep flaws in our for-profit health care system.

In the midst of this crisis, moderate Democrats, independents, and even some Republicans have come together in an extraordinary way – recognizing that healthcare is a human right and the government should guarantee it to everyone.

Recent polling has shown how drastic this shift has been. Our current public health crisis has made the need for Medicare for All crystal clear.

Even though we cannot pass Medicare for All in the immediate future, we can guarantee that every person in this country, regardless of income, has the health care they need to get through this crisis. 

We are fighting for Medicare for All in the long-term, but right now we must fight for guaranteed, universal health care for all people during this pandemic.

Sign on to make your voice heard and demand that our country guarantees health care as a human right to every single person affected in our country during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Justice Democrats is committed to electing diverse, working-class candidates who will fight for progressive values and policies. We’re working every day to help elect candidates who will fight for solutions as big and bold as the many crises we face today.

Our current for-profit health care system exists to benefit corporations and deliver profit to corporate CEOs. Health care is a human right, and it’s past time that we guarantee health care to everyone in the United States. 

Sign on to demand that the United States guarantees health care services to everyone in the United States affected by Coronavirus during this pandemic. 

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Michigan AG makes Trump regret escalating mask feud

Michigan AG makes Trump regret escalating mask feud

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Michigan’s AG claps back at Trump after he trashes her as “wacky do-nothing” in mask dispute

The president’s rude and inappropriate outburst was immediately shot down by Attorney General Dana Nessel.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Fed up Fox News host rips Trump’s lie about mail-in ballots being fraudulent

Chris Wallace debunked the president’s bogus warnings of supposed voter fraud.

Take Action: Tell states to reject Trump’s voter fraud lies and institute vote-by-mail IMMEDIATELY!


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Former senior Trump official won $3M mask contract with 11-day-old company, sent bogus equipment to Navajo hospitals
Zach Fuentes, Trump’s former deputy chief of staff, secured the deal despite zero prior federal contracting experience.

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Trump still hasn’t completed his annual 2020 physical. The White House won’t say why
The 73-year-old president was diagnosed with heart disease in 2018 and is currently taking hydroxychloroquine, raising serious questions about the delayed annual physical.


Joe Biden promises he won’t raise taxes for people earning under $400,000
The former VP vowed to roll back Trump’s 2017 tax cuts for the rich and protect America’s middle class.


Top #MeToo lawyer no longer representing Biden accuser Tara Reade
The announcement came days after reports that Reade lied under oath as an expert witness in criminal cases.


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Trump evangelical adviser tweets a racist slave impersonation to mock Biden’s remarks
Trumpers immediately gave away the game by being racist in their bad faith attempt to smear Biden as racist.


Trump threatens to override governors to keep houses of worship open despite having no authority to do so
With sagging poll numbers, the president fell to a reliable Republican strategy: sucking up to the religious right.


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Urge reporters to band together to hold Trump accountable for his lies!

Urge reporters to band together to hold Trump accountable for his lies!

Since the first days of his campaign, Trump and his spokespeople have had a clear strategy for answering questions from the press. First, lie. Then, when confronted with a follow-up, insult, defame, and lie some more before moving on.

The charade is as damaging to the American public as it is tiresome. But on May 22, 2020, something changed.

When White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany accused a reporter of “desperately wanting to see churches stay closed” for asking what authority the president has to override governors, not only did he refuse to step down, Reuters’ Jeff Mason spoke up and objected to her accusation.

As a result, instead of walking away unscathed with another lie sold, McEnany looked like the liar and bully that she is. Only because reporters banded together in refusal to accept lies were they able to bring some accountability to Trump’s deception machine.

We need more of that.

Add your name to urge the press to band together to hold Trump and his team accountable for their lies! The American people are counting on it.

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Michigan threatens legal action over Trump mask refusal

Michigan threatens legal action over Trump mask refusal

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Michigan threatens legal action as Trump refuses mask

Michigan’s attorney general said wearing a mask was a “legal responsibility” under state law and told the president not to visit again without one.

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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump brags about the example he sets by not wearing a mask at Ford plant

Michigan’s attorney general called Trump a “petulant child” for refusing to wear a mask and told the president not to visit again without one.

Take Action: Tell Trump to STOP contradicting Dr. Fauci with lies that could get people killed!


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Mitt Romney publicly crosses Trump over mail-in votes: My state is Republican and it works great!
The president’s loudest Republican Senate critic fired back at him after dangerously false attacks on mail-in voting.


Trump slammed for praising ‘good bloodlines’ of Henry Ford, whose anti-semitism inspired Hitler
The founder of Ford Motor Co. helped spread bigotry and hate.

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Pompeo ordered officials to find a way to justify Saudi $8 billion arms sale being probed by fired watchdog
The Secretary of State forced officials to reverse engineer legal justification of the emergency declaration, stunning career diplomats.


Exposed: Pompeo meeting secretly with donors, political figures while on official State Department trips
The private meetings are kept off Pompeo’s public schedule as he nurtures plans for a presidential bid in 2024.


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Michelle Obama is stepping into the 2020 election with a program to boost voter turnout
The former first lady is taking on the culture of voting with the help of a bipartisan coalition of mayors.

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Ivanka Trump brutally swarmed by Twitter users after she says the other side of pandemic will be “extraordinary!”
The First Daughter’s clueless prediction ignited a firestorm of criticism.


GOP senator’s husband donated $1 million to Trump PAC right after insider trading allegations
Kelly Loeffler, who has been accused of buying her Senate seat, trails in recent election polls amid federal scrutiny.


Oh dear, leader…

My so-called intelligence…

The other epidemic…

Hope…


Today’s Action: Stop family separation in ICE detention centers

Trump is using the cover of this pandemic to bring back one of his cruelest policies: separating children from their parents in ICE detention centers. With infections spreading and at least two deaths under custody so far, ICE has forced hundreds of families to make a decision between detaining their children indefinitely to avoid separation…or signing away their children to keep them safe, with no guarantee of reunion.

Last week, ICE officials threatened and intimidated hundreds asylum seekers in Texas, denied them calls to legal representation, and refused to provide copies of the forms they forced families to sign. By providing a binary choice between separation and indefinite detention, and demanding immigrants sign away their decision, the Trump administration hopes to use this paperwork as defense for breaking the law.

Call, email, and/or tweet Acting Secretary of DHS Chad Wolf, and demand he release all families in ICE facilities with confirmed infections. Tell him indefinitely detaining children is unlawful and family separation is inhumane. Then, contact your Members of Congress and ask them to speak out on this issue.

The Flores settlement establishes that children may only be detained up to 20 days – but in several Texas camps, the average detention length for children is 137 days. Last week, when faced with the binary choice, not a single family opted for separation. So, hundreds of children are now detained indefinitely in some of the most unsanitary environments in the country, and the Trump Administration has their parent’s signatures approving it.

The only legal and humane solution to avoiding fatalities in ICE facilities AND obeying the Flores settlement is to release all families from infected centers. No parent should have to choose between keeping their child safe…and keeping their child at all.

Call, email, and/or tweet Acting Secretary of DHS Chad Wolf, and demand he RELEASE all families in infected ICE facilities, as the only option to both obeying the Flores settlement and avoiding family separation during this pandemic. Tell your Members of Congress to call for the same.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition calling on manufacturers to stop letting Trump tour plants wihtout a mask. He’s endangering workers, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.


Tell U.S. manufacturers to stop endangering workers by letting Trump tour plants without a mask!

Tell U.S. manufacturers to stop endangering workers by letting Trump tour plants without a mask!

The President of the United States has some of the best medical experts on Earth working for him. Each of them has said unequivocally that during this pandemic, wearing a mask is vital to protecting the health of those around you.

Of course, Donald Trump has never been interested in the welfare of anyone but himself. So it’s no surprise that at the White House, Trump requires most staff to wear masks around him but refuses to return the favor.

That would be bad enough, but it gets worse. Trump has repeatedly toured plants wear essential workers toil long hours. They wear masks for his safety and he endangers them all, while also setting a horrendously dangerous example for the public looking on.

Manufacturers have a responsibility to put a stop to this. Trump says he is tested all the time, but with a five-day incubation period, coronavirus could be present and contagious even in the immediate aftermath of a short-term test. On top of that, White House tests have shown to miss nearly half of all positive cases.

We used to expect the president to be a role model, but that went out the window on January 20, 2017. All we’re asking now is for this Oval Office occupier to show the basic responsibility to not endanger the lives of his own people for a photo op. If he can’t do that, he needs to be denied the photo op.

Add your name to tell manufacturers to stop endangering workers by letting Trump tour plants without a mask!

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Trump's 'Obamagate' conspiracy blows up in his face

Trump’s ‘Obamagate’ conspiracy blows up in his face

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Trump’s ‘Obamagate’ conspiracy theory just got blown to pieces

Trump accused Obama of improperly “unmasking” Flynn in intel reports on Russia. A new report reveals his name was never “masked” in the first place.

Take Action: Challenge Trump to either produce SOME evidence or admit that “Obamagate” is A LIE!


Trump threatens to withhold federal funds from Nevada for holding vote-by-mail primary
The president falsely accused the state of orchestrating illegal voter fraud in an unprecedented attack on state’s rights to manage their own elections.

Take Action: Tell states to reject Trump’s voter fraud lies and institute vote-by-mail IMMEDIATELY!


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VIDEO OF THE DAY: Trump’s press secretary called out MID-LIE defending Trump’s attack on Michigan voting

The president’s statements were indefensible, and Kayleigh dug herself a deep hole by trying to defend them anyway.


McConnell vows end to enhanced unemployment benefits
The Republican Leader isn’t even pretending to care about working families in this crisis.

Take Action: Tell Trump & McConnell — Don’t you dare let states go bankrupt while you bail out your wealthy corporate donors!


Trump paid a huge premium for mask-cleaning machines that ruin the masks
The president pressured the FDA to waive rules and paid 10 times the original cost. But the process is damaging the masks.


Study: Slow social distancing policies cost US tens of thousands of lives
Nature made the virus. Trump made it a crisis.


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New report shows fired inspector general was probing workplace violence in Pompeo’s office
The abrupt firing of the State Department’s Inspector General has whipped up a slew of disturbing allegations in Pompeo’s office.


Michigan’s Secretary of State claps back at Trump after he accuses her of illegally mailing ballots
The president baselessly claimed that mail-in ballot applications were illegal, but he was quickly publicly corrected.


At least three people injured in shooting at Arizona shopping complex, police say
Even amist a global pandemic, America’s gun violence epidemic continues.


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More Trump corruption…

Don’t do that…

Hope…


Today’s Action: Tell the Senate to protect our elections

The House has passed the HEROES Act, a sweeping Democratic-led pandemic relief package that now moves to the Senate. Included in the act is an additional $3.6 billion (on top of the $400 million in the CARES Act) for election protection in the coming months to give every American the ability to vote safely and easily.

And it couldn’t come sooner, with Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner floating the possibility of delaying the November 3rd election last week…despite the fact that neither he nor Trump have the legal ability to do so. Changing the election date would require an act of Congress, but it’s just one example of how Republicans will throw every curveball to confuse and dissuade voters and throw chaos into this already-chaotic election.

Republicans are stonewalling on election support, because they fear and admit that making elections more accessible literally means that no Republican would ever be elected again. With November’s presidential election looming less than six months away and no vaccine ready, we do not have a second to waste to protect democracy and our right to vote.

Call or email your Senators and demand they support the additional $3.6 billion election protection plan in the HEROES Act, providing every American with the following:

  • Same-day voter registration
  • The easy option to vote by mail and pre-paid postage
  • Heightened safety measures for in-person voting, including protective gear for poll workers
  • Protection against states throwing out ballots
  • Extended early voting days
  • $25 billion in funding for USPS

Anything less than passing the HEROES Act as-is and directly addressing these vital election needs would jeopardize our democratic values and our lives.

Email or call (202.224.3121) your Senators and tell them to support the additional $3.6 billion towards election security and safety provided in the HEROES Act. Read them the bullet point list above, if you think they need a reminder.

PS — Please don’t forget to sign the petition demanding Trump’s family stop spouting dangerous conspiracy theories that will get people killed, and check out the brilliant “Don’t Think of an Elephant” by George Lakoff — a quick read that contains the ultimate keys for Democrats to win elections — and arguments.