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  # 2226027 27-Apr-2019 08:41
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CNBC - Trump says people must get vaccinated amid historic year for measles cases

 

Apr 26 2019

 


President Donald Trump on Friday urged people to get vaccinated for measles, saying it’s “so important” amid the worst year for the disease in the U.S. since it was declared eliminated from the country in 2000.

 

“They have to get the shots. The vaccinations are so important. This is really going around now. They have to get their shots.” ...

 



 

Trump has spent years pushing bogus anti-vax theories, and probably did a lot of harm to public health. ...

 





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Another great moment in Trump's science findings.



https://www.politico.com/story/2018/10/17/trump-instinct-climate-change-910004

Trump says he has 'natural instinct for science' when it comes to climate change
By Rebecca Morin

President Donald Trump told the Associated Press that he has a "natural instinct for science" that informs his understanding of climate change and allows him to see through the political bias that he accused some scientists of holding.

In his interview the president reiterated his belief that the climate is changing but argued that the climate "goes back and forth, back and forth." He claimed that scientists are divided on whether climate change is the result of human activity, even though the vast majority of climate scientists believe that it is.

"You have scientists on both sides of it. My uncle was a great professor at MIT for many years, Dr. John Trump," the president said. "And I didn’t talk to him about this particular subject, but I have a natural instinct for science, and I will say that you have scientists on both sides of the picture."

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  # 2226040 27-Apr-2019 09:46
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Like President Trump, I also have a superpower. Mine is a 'natural instinct' for BS. All hail the Moron-in-Chief. Soon his few surviving subjects will be howling at the moon and dancing around the ruins of civilisation as it comes crashing down on them. 

 

 

 

 





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  # 2226044 27-Apr-2019 09:56
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Like President Trump, I also have a superpower. Mine is a 'natural instinct' for BS. All hail the Moron-in-Chief. ...

 

 





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  # 2226194 27-Apr-2019 11:53
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"Donald Trump was asked what the J in Donald J Trump stood for... He said 'Genius'"





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  # 2226330 27-Apr-2019 13:29
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"Donald Trump was asked what the J in Donald J Trump stood for... He said 'Genius'"

 



 

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden released an ad. It was about Trump's unwillingness to condemn a 2017 white supremacists event.

One used his car as a deadly weapon, to mount a sidewalk and run down peaceful protesters.

Naturally Trump took the Joe Biden's bait.

(To emphasize his disconnect with reality, he went on to say that he was young and "Joe is old")

From middle-of-the-road and somewhat bland "USA Today" article today:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2019/04/26/trump-says-both-sides-charlottesville-remark-said-perfectly/3586024002/
Trump defends response to Charlottesville violence, says he put it 'perfectly' with 'both sides' remark

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump defended his widely criticized comments that there were fine people on "both sides" of the violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 2017, saying the utterance was put "perfectly."

"If you look at what I said, you will see that that question was answered perfectly," he told reporters outside the White House on Friday. "I was talking about people who went because they felt very strongly about the monument to Robert E. Lee, a great general.”

The violence in Charlottesville erupted after counter-protesters clashed with white nationalists and others who were part of the Unite the Right rally. Those groups were protesting Charlottesville's decision to remove a statue of the Confederate general Robert E. Lee. The violence left one woman dead.

Trump's "both sides" comment prompted bipartisan outrage with many people viewing the wording as equating the actions of the white nationalists to those of the counter-protesters.

“It was not only morally ambiguous, it was equivocating,” then-House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Republican, said at a CNN Town Hall, adding that Trump's comments were "wrong."

"People there were protesting the taking down of the monument to Robert E. Lee. Everybody knows that," Trump told reporters.

The Charlottesville violence played a central role in new Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden's campaign announcement video on Thursday. In the message, Biden attacked the president's reaction.

"Trump stunned the world and shocked the conscience of this nation. He said there were ‘some very fine people on both sides.’ Very fine people on both sides?"

With those words, the president of the United States assigned a moral equivalence between those spreading hate and those with the courage to stand against it. And in that moment, I knew the threat to this nation was unlike any I had ever seen in my lifetime."

Biden called Charlottesville "a defining moment for this nation in the last few years."

“We can't forget what happened in Charlottesville," he said. "Even more important, we have to remember who we are. This is America."

Asked if he still believed there were very fine people on both sides, Trump defended the demonstrators aggrieved at the removal of the Lee statue, and went on to praise the legacy of the Confederate general.

"Whether you like it or not, he was one of the great generals," he said.

Analysts said organizers called the march to support white supremacy, not to protest statute removal.

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Anderson Cooper schools Lara Trump after tone-deaf Germany comment

CNN's Anderson Cooper gives Lara Trump a history lesson after her comments about the "downfall of Germany" on the Fox Business Network.


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Asked if he still believed there were very fine people on both sides, Trump defended the demonstrators aggrieved at the removal of the Lee statue, and went on to praise the legacy of the Confederate general.

"Whether you like it or not, he was one of the great generals," he said.

 

Trump on McCain: "I like people who weren't captured"

 

Well d'oh, Lee was captured. That's what surrender means. He surrendered, he lost the war, he was captured. Some great general that is. Trump is not only ignorant and dumb, he is inconsistent and just plain wrong. But what can you expect from someone whose bone spurs never made it into combat?

 

 

 

 

 

 





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Asked if he still believed there were very fine people on both sides, Trump defended the demonstrators aggrieved at the removal of the Lee statue, and went on to praise the legacy of the Confederate general. ...







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  # 2227091 29-Apr-2019 08:07
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Not the "White House Correspondents Dinner"

This is now available from alternate sources

Full Frontal with Samantha Bee S04E09 Not the White House Correspondents Dinner 2

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The NY Times - Barr Threatens Not to Testify Before House, but Democrats May Subpoena Him

 

April 28, 2019

 


WASHINGTON — Attorney General William P. Barr and congressional Democrats clashed on Sunday over the terms of Mr. Barr’s scheduled testimony before the House Judiciary Committee this week, with Mr. Barr threatening to skip the session and the panel’s chairman threatening to subpoena him.

 

The dispute, which spilled out into the public with dueling comments from each camp, revolves around Mr. Barr’s objections to the Democrats’ proposed format for questioning him about the special counsel’s report. ...

 

“The witness is not going to tell the committee how to conduct its hearing, period,” the committee chairman, Representative Jerrold Nadler, Democrat of New York, told CNN.

 

If Mr. Barr does not show up, Mr. Nadler added, “then we will have to subpoena him, and we will have to use whatever means we can to enforce the subpoena.”

 

The fight is only the latest in the Trump administration’s escalating battle with Democrats in Congress over documents and testimony ...

 

 





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Just so you know...

 

The power of impeachment, by which the English House of Commons accused people who were then tried by the House of Lords, was first used in 1376.

 

French dictionaries trace "empêcher", meaning to prevent or hinder, back to an Anglo-Norman Psalter of the 12th Century.

 

While Latin versions of a psalm say 'God "impedivit" the Israelites', the Psalter translated this as "empedecad".

 

Impedivit is from the Latin "impedio" meaning trap or hinder, perhaps "trip up" - related to pedis meaning "of a foot".

 

"Empedecad" is more akin to impedicare, to trap - from pedica meaning a shackle or snare.

 

So, by the late 14th Century when the reformer John Wyclif preached against the misuse of Church privileges, the word 'empêcher' was in common use.

 

Said Wycliff, "Whatsoever thief or felon" takes refuge in a house of religion, he can dwell there all his life "and no man empeche hym".

 

Sounds like a good exit strategy for Trump: Move into St.Pats.

 

 

 

 





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The Washington Post - Rosenstein resigns effective May 11, ending tumultuous run as Justice Department’s second-in-command

 

April 29 at 6:19 PM

 


Deputy Attorney General Rod J. Rosenstein - whose tumultuous two years as the No. 2 Justice Department official were marked by battles over the special-counsel probe of President Trump - submitted a resignation letter Monday indicating he will leave the job in two weeks.

 

Rosenstein’s departure had been expected since the beginning of the year, but the date was repeatedly pushed back as special counsel Robert S. Mueller III wound down his investigation and compiled a report detailing his findings.

 

Since his first days on the job, Rosenstein’s role in the Trump administration was controversial, from the firing of FBI Director James B. Comey in May 2017 to the conclusion by Rosenstein and Attorney General William P. Barr that there was not sufficient evidence for an obstruction-of-justice case against the president.

 

In his resignation letter to Trump, Rosenstein praised the president for his personal charm and policy goals. ...

 


 






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