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    (CNN)President Donald Trump's egging on of rioters before the storming of the US Capitol -- and his silence as that mob overran the building -- was a deeply injurious moment for the country and a dark mark on his legacy. And it was all social media's fault...That last bit is according to Hogan Gidley, a White House spokesman who said this on Fox News Sunday while defending the President's lack of leadership in those key moments as the rioters took the Capitol: "On one hand, he should be censored by Big Tech and not be allowed to talk, he also shouldn't say anything because it's divisive?" Gidley said. "And then when he doesn't say anything and can't say anything because the platforms have removed him, they say, 'Where's the President?'"Huh! So, Trump's deplatforming by Twitter and Facebook made it impossible for him to address the American public -- and the...
    The outgoing president will therefore have to move from Washington. And we already know where he plans to live. It was to his residence in Florida, a luxury mansion, that the Trump family turned. Purchased in 1985, this residence, called Mar-a-Lago, has 58 bedrooms, 33 bathrooms, 2 swimming pools, 5 tennis courts and a golf course. Donald Trump should settle there with his whole family from this Wednesday, January 20. He will therefore not be present in Washington to attend the swearing-in of Joe Biden. The real estate mogul will be the first president to refuse to attend the inauguration of his successor since 1869. Three outgoing presidents have done so: John Adams in 1801, John Quincy Adams in 1829 and Andrew Johnson in 1869.
    President Trump is expected to issue between 50 and 100 commutations and pardons before he leaves office this week, two sources familiar with the list told Fox News. The sources told Fox News that the announcement of the pardons will likely come in one large batch on Tuesday, but there is a slight chance the White House will wait to make them official until Wednesday morning. The president has until noon on Wednesday to do so. Fox News has learned that there was a meeting at the White House on Sunday afternoon finalize the growing list of pardons and commutations. Despite an aggressive campaign by WikiLeaks to try to secure a pardon for its founder Julian Assange, the president is not expected to give him one. Fox News has also learned that rapper Lil Wayne is on the list, while former Trump associate Steve Bannon is described as being "TBD."Kristin...
    U.S. law enforcement agencies are screening members of the National Guard to ensure they will pose no risk on the day of President Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony on Wednesday, Gen. Daniel Hokanson said on Sunday. After the murderous assault on Capitol Hill on January 6, when supporters of incumbent President Donald Trump stormed the seat of Congress, it emerged that some of the protesters had ties – past or current – to the military. General Daniel Hokanson, who heads the Office of the National Guard, was interviewed by CBS News about whether the military had been screened before they arrived in Washington. “In coordination with the Secret Service and the FBI, all the military who arrived were screened,” General Hokanson replied. Washington unrecognizable Soldiers on every street corner, barbed wire and imposing fences … Joe Biden will be invested Wednesday in an unrecognizable capital, transformed into an entrenched camp,...
    Donald Trump is reportedly set to leave the White House for Florida at 8am on Wednesday - the morning of Joe Biden’s inauguration. The outgoing president is due to hold a farewell ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, in Maryland, before his departure from the nation's capital, two sources told USA Today.   White House aides have reportedly sent out invitations for the event, with guests instructed to arrive between 6am and 7:15am. Attendees are permitted to bring up to five guests and have been instructed to wear masks. Specific details regarding the ceremony are said to still be under consideration, but may include a a color guard and 21-gun salute. Before his departure Trump is said to be planning to hand out around 100 pardons and commutations to white collar criminals, high-profile rappers, among a number of others. This is a developing story…
    CNN’s Jeremy Diamond scoffed at the excuse from Trump campaign spokesman Hogan Gidley claiming that President Donald Trump’s failure to strongly denounce the Capitol riot was because of his ban from Twitter and other major social media platforms. Diamond called Gidley’s attempt to shift the blame “absurd” and noted that the podium in the White House press room was “still in working order.” Diamond made the comments on CNN Newsroom to host Ana Cabrera, after she played a clip of Gidley. “The media, though, are trying to have it both ways,” Gidley was shown saying. “On one hand, he should be censored by Big Tech and not allowed to talk. He also shouldn’t say anything because it is divisive. Then when he doesn’t say anything and can’t say anything because the platforms have been removed, they say where is the president? Why aren’t we hearing from him?” “The idea that the president’s lack of a Twitter account now prevents him from making statements is...
    Members of the failed electoral campaign of President Donald Trump were involved in the organization of the assault on the Capitol in Washington, determines an investigation by the Associated Press, which contradicts allegations that it was a spontaneous movement of the followers of the president. A pro-Trump nonprofit group called Women for America First was the organizer of the “Save America Rally” event on January 6 at the Ellipse, a land near the White House that is owned by the federal government. But an annex to the National Park Service document authorizing the rally names several people who just days before received thousands of dollars for their work in the Trump 2020 re-election campaign. Other people, scheduled to be at the rally have ties close to the White House. Since the day of the Capitol intrusion, many of these characters have tried to distance themselves from what happened. Before the...
    Joe Biden will try to turn the page on the Donald Trump era by focusing on the human toll of coronavirus before and after his inauguration, it emerged Sunday.  He and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will lead a national memorial for the dead of COVID on Tuesday night from Washington D.C., where he and Jill Biden will arrive earlier in the day.  And he will make use of the lack of traditional greeting at the White House from the outgoing president on the morning of the inauguration to go to church before his swearing-in. Then on Thursday he will attend a prayer service at Washington National Cathedral which is expected to be dedicated to those who have died of COVID, a number fast approaching 400,000 Americans. With the traditions of inauguration upended by a combination of Trump's refusal to meet Biden at the White House, massive security in the wake...
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    MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has called for a military coup following his meeting with President Donald Trump at the White House, where he was seen holding notes about martial law and the Insurrection Act.   Lindell, Trump's informal advisor who was a former crack addict-turned pillow company boss, appeared at the White House Friday afternoon for a brief meeting.  He says that he presented new theories regarding election fraud, which he has enthusiastically backed despite the federal government certifying the vote.    Lindell spoke about the meeting with Right Side Broadcasting, a conservative media outlet based in Alabama, in a Facebook interview Saturday and admitted he 'hopes' the heavy military presence in Washington DC is a sign Trump will use it to cling to power.  The interviewer said 'people are hoping that this military presence is a response' to election fraud. 'That’s where my hope lies,' Lindell responded.  MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has...
    There's this, at least, after everything we've been through thus far in 2021: "After three COVID-19 breakouts within the White House in recent months, the federal government is sparing no expense to clean and disinfect the building before President-elect Biden moves in Jan. 20." That means more than $200,000 in contracts for janitorial services at the White House, "including $127,249 on '2021 Inaugural Cleaning' and another $44,038 on 'Inaugural carpet cleaning.'" They've even taken care of the drapes, at $29,523. Rather than making the regular White House staff do it, the Government Service Administration has contracted out for the work, for a super-duper deep clean, which like absolutely every other disaster wrought by Trump, has no precedent. "We've never seen this before," Kate Andersen Brower, a presidential historian and former White House reporter. "The Government Services Administration has said they're going to do this very deep cleaning—cleaning every surface of...
    Joe and Jill Biden will be installed in the White House from next January 20. Moving trucks have already been seen in the area to take away the personal belongings of Donald and Melania Trump. The new president and the new first lady of the United States have invested 100,000 euros in hiring a cleaning service, as reported TMZ. Part of that money, 36,000 euros They will be for the disinfection of the carpets that exist in the 132 rooms of the place. In addition, they will also carry out a remodeling of some of the bathrooms that will be completed in May for a value of almost a million euros. Despite her new change in life, Jill Biden has assured that will continue working as a teacher. The still tenants of the White House have already made a series of reforms that brought with them great controversies...
    The Pentagon will break with recent tradition by refusing to engage in an armed forces farewell or throw Donald Trump's requested military-style parade as the president leaves office on Wednesday. Trump wants an extravagant goodbye – not unlike the exuberance he exuded during his presidency – despite his recent fallout of favor with middle-of-the-line Republicans following the storming of the Capitol earlier this month, which Democrats impeached him for last Wednesday claiming he 'incited an insurrection.' The president wanted his departure from Washington to involve a 'military-style sendoff and a crowd of supporters,' a person who has discussed the matter with Trump told CNN. Two senior Defense officials told Defense One that no military farewell is being planned for the commander in chief. President Donald Trump's wants a military-style farewell parade as he exits office, but the Pentagon said it will not participate in any such event On...
    January 17, 2021 10:44 AM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The markets expect the president-elect of the United States (USA), Joe Biden, to increase stimuli to the economy and aid to families, in addition to reorienting trade relations with China. However, they fear that he will be forced to raise taxes to fund his plans. Biden, who will take office on Wednesday, advanced last Thursday a new stimulus plan of 1.9 trillion dollars. The proposal includes increasing direct aid to citizens and unemployment benefits, raising the minimum wage and allocating additional resources to fight the pandemic. The investors expect the president-elect to present an additional package of measures in February that includes investments in infrastructure and renewable energy. For Pimco, one of the largest investment managers in the world, investments in infrastructure will be critical to recovery US economy. They will mobilize “between 1 and 2 trillion dollars...
    CNN reports that President Donald Trump is planning a “last moment as a leader” when he leaves the White House, despite the “shameful stigma” of trying to isolate him twice. The network says the White House is expected to host a large departure party for Trump on the morning of Jan. 20, just before Joe Biden’s inauguration, which includes a group of guards, a military team, 21 bullets and a red carpet. Contrary to his entry into the White House, Trump will not do the same with Michael and Barack Obama as he did with the Biden family because he will not attend the inauguration ceremony and he will not be there when Biden arrives at the White House. Last week, it must have happened like this. CNN, on the other hand, has reported that US Vice President Mike Pence will attend Biden’s inauguration, indicating that Pence has become acting...
    When Joe Biden is sworn in outside the Capitol next Wednesday, he will begin to reshape the presidency of the United States itself. He will have his sights set on leading a divided nation grappling with a devastating pandemic following a revolt that sought to halt his rise to power. Biden campaigned on the rejection of President Donald Trump, a singular figure whose political power was fueled by discord and grievance. The Democrat framed his election as something to “heal the soul” of the country and repair the presidency, restoring the image of the White House as a symbol of stability and credibility. In ways small and large, Biden will seek to change the office he will soon occupy. No more provocative tweets. Biden, as institutionalist as Trump a troublemaker, will try to change the tone and priorities of the office. “It’s really about restoring dignity to the office, opting...
    When Joe Biden is sworn in outside the Capitol next Wednesday, he will begin to reshape the presidency of the United States itself. He will have his sights set on leading a divided nation grappling with a devastating pandemic following a revolt that sought to halt his rise to power. Miami World / AP Biden campaigned on the rejection of President Donald Trump, a singular figure whose political power was fueled by discord and grievance. The Democrat framed his election as something to “heal the soul” of the country and repair the presidency, restoring the image of the White House as a symbol of stability and credibility. In ways small and large, Biden will seek to change the office he will soon occupy. No more provocative tweets. Biden, as institutionalist as Trump a troublemaker, will try to change the tone and priorities of the office. “It’s really about restoring dignity...
    Melania Trump in October 2020; Jill Biden in December 2020. ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images; CBS via Getty Images First lady Melania Trump has apparently not yet contacted future first lady Jill Biden, according to CNN. Trump could break tradition if she doesn't invite Biden to the White House for a "tea and tour" visit. The gesture has been customary since at least 1952 when former first lady Bess Truman invited Mamie Eisenhower on a tour of the White House. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. Less than a week before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn into office, first lady Melania Trump has apparently not yet made contact with future first lady Jill Biden, according to CNN. President Trump and Melania are reportedly planning to leave Washington, DC, for Florida before Biden's inauguration on Wednesday, CNN reported. If Melania Trump doesn't invite Jill Biden to the White...
    WASHINGTON -- Moving from house to house is challenging under the best of circumstances, and even with movers as first rate as the housekeepers and other staff who work in the White House.But the coronavirus pandemic could be a complicating factor as the executive mansion gets ready for a new president and executes the Inauguration Day ritual of moving out one leader and settling in another.It's typically a precision operation: Both moves are usually carried out in about five hours. The clock would normally start ticking when the outgoing and incoming presidents leave the White House together to head to the Capitol for the swearing-in ceremony. The process would continue during the ceremony and the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House."They basically have the moving trucks waiting outside the White House gates," said Matt Costello, a historian at the White House Historical Association. "And as soon as the...
    More On: donald trump Dustin Higgs becomes 13th and final inmate executed under Trump ‘He thrives on chaos’ — Feds try to get anti-Trump Capitol ‘infiltrator’ locked up Nancy Pelosi’s waiting games prove ‘boot Trump’ movement is just another political ploy Crying ‘whataboutism’ doesn’t make the left’s support for rioting go away President Trump is set to officially depart Washington, D.C. Wednesday morning, reports said. That same day Joe Biden will take the oath of office and be officially sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Unlike past presidents, Trump has not formally conceded the 2020 election, has not called his successor nor met with him at the White House. President Obama met with Trump in the White House just days after the 2016 presidential race. In a break with White House tradition, Trump is not expected to participate in the ceremonial transfer of...
    Facebook has declared that it won't allow people to create new events near key Washington, DC, locations and state capitols until after Inauguration Day.  The social media giant made the announcement Friday, revealing that it will be blocking people from creating new events near the White House, Capitol Building or any state capitol buildings in the US until after January 20, when President-Elect Biden is sworn in.  Facebook said it will also be reviewing all inauguration-related events that've already been created.  Facebook said Friday that it would be banning any events from being created near the Capitol or White House during Biden's inauguration. Rioters are seen outside the Capitol on January 6 The Facebook ban also includes events created around all 50 state capitol buildings. National Guard members are seen in Washington on Saturday in preparation for the inauguration RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next ...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — When Joe Biden takes the oath of office Wednesday outside a wounded U.S. Capitol, he will begin reshaping the office of the presidency itself as he sets out to lead a bitterly divided nation struggling with a devastating pandemic and an insurrection meant to stop his ascension to power. Biden had campaigned as a rebuke to President Donald Trump, a singular figure whose political power was fueled by discord and grievance. The Democrat framed his election as one to “heal the soul” of the nation and repair the presidency, restoring the White House image as a symbol of stability and credibility. In ways big and small, Biden will look to change the office he will soon inhabit. Incendiary tweets are out, wonky policy briefings are in. Biden, as much an institutionalist as Trump has been a disruptor, will look to change the tone and priorities of the...
    Frustrated by the loss of his Twitter account and forced to accept that he must soon leave office, President Trump has stopped doing his job, delegating daily responsibilities to Vice President Mike Pence while taking cover with a shrinking group of aides. condescending and provides for additional presidential pardons. Trump had considered leaving the White House before his last day in office on Wednesday, including this weekend, but has chosen to leave on the morning of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration day, according to two people familiar with discussions that warned that, with Trump, plans are always subject to change. Intrigued by the idea of ​​overshadowing Biden, the ever self-centered president has requested a big sendoff. It will begin with a crowd of staff and supporters cheering and waving flags to see him off on the South Lawn of the White House, according to a person familiar with the planning, and...
    Frustrated by the loss of his Twitter account and forced to accept that he must soon leave office, President Trump has stopped doing his job, delegating daily responsibilities to Vice President Mike Pence while taking cover with a shrinking group of aides. condescending and provides for additional presidential pardons. Trump had considered leaving the White House before his last day in office on Wednesday, including this weekend, but has chosen to leave on the morning of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration day, according to two people familiar with discussions that warned that, with Trump, plans are always subject to change. Intrigued by the idea of ​​overshadowing Biden, the ever self-centered president has requested a big sendoff. It will begin with a crowd of staff and supporters cheering and waving flags to see him off on the South Lawn of the White House, according to a person familiar with the planning, and...
    Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow and a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, was seen leaving the Oval Office on Friday with mysterious notes. The notes were photographed by Washington Post photographer Jabin Botsford, but they were folded in half and most of the sentences are incomplete. However, the title of the document reads « … TAKEN IMMEDIATELY TO SAVE THE … CONSTITUTION. » « Move Kash Patel to CIA Acting » is also visible in the notes. The document seems to mention martial law. « … martial law if necessary at the first sign of any … » read the notes. It is difficult to know what exactly the document is about and it is not clear what was discussed during the meeting between the CEO and the president of MyPillow. Lindell told The Epoch Times that his discussion with the president was not about the document. “It was not official. It was...
    The decision comes as the United States is the country most affected by the Covid-19 pandemic with more than 23.5 million cases and some 391,000 deaths recorded. Biden said his new advisor would be Eric Lander, a geneticist who has helped map the human genome. “Science will always be at the forefront of my administration – and these world-renowned scientists will ensure that everything we do is based on science, on fact, on truth,” Joe Biden said in a statement announcing the appointment of Eric Lander and other experts as members of its scientific team. “Their reliable illumination will be essential as we unite to end this pandemic, restore our economy and make further strides to improve the quality of life for all Americans,” he added. Eric Lander heads the Broad Institute, a renowned nonprofit biomedical research center. Donald Trump was notoriously skeptical of science, questioning climate change in...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving from house to house is challenging under the best of circumstances, and even with movers as first rate as the housekeepers and other staff who work in the White House. But the coronavirus pandemic could be a complicating factor as the executive mansion gets ready for a new president and executes the Inauguration Day ritual of moving out one leader and settling in another. It’s typically a precision operation: Both moves are usually carried out in about five hours. The clock would normally start ticking when the outgoing and incoming presidents leave the White House together to head to the Capitol for the swearing-in ceremony. The process would continue during the ceremony and the parade down Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House. “They basically have the moving trucks waiting outside the White House gates,” said Matt Costello, a historian at the White House Historical Association. “And...
    Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said Friday on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show” that she could not stay in the secure location with Republican members of Congress during the Capital Hill riots because they sympathize with a white supremacist causes. Maddow said, “Let’s talk about that in terms of members of Congress and congressional staff as well. You are saying that you didn’t feel safe going to that extraction point because you believe, knowing them, that there were members of Congress you didn’t trust not to betray your location and put you in danger in that way. Can you talk a bit more about that, why you believed that, if what you believed about that, what you know about that is something that should be part of the investigation? Or is it part of the investigation that’s been announced into whether members of Congress are complicit here?” Ocasio-Cortez said, “I can’t speak...
    CNN hosts Jake Tapper and Abby Phillip said Friday that Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, was “filling the gap” of White House staff who have already left their posts. Before Tapper and Phillip discussed Lindell, White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins reported that Lindell was seen walking into the West Wing Friday carrying a paper that referenced “martial law” as well as some staffing changes. (RELATED: CNN’s Abby Phillip Says It’s ‘Astounding’ That Republicans Are Making Excuses For Rioters Because ‘They Might Do It Again’) “The guy from My Pillow is carrying documents and talking to President Trump, presumably, about declaring martial law and all sorts of other crazy stuff,” Tapper said. “I mean, this is not going to be over until January 20th. And even then. These traitors are going to be around.” Phillip responded saying that it was “mind blowing” that just a week after a “failed coup...
    Facebook won’t let people create events that take place “in close proximity” to the White House, the US Capitol building, or any state capitol buildings through Inauguration Day, the company announced on Friday. The move builds upon Facebook’s previously announced Inauguration Day preparations aiming to prevent the platform from being used to organize a violent event like the January 6th attack on the US Capitol. Facebook is also doing a “secondary review” of all inauguration-related events and will remove those that violate the platform’s rules. The company is also continuing a policy that blocks pages and accounts based outside the US from creating events located in the US. That policy was first put in place for the US presidential election. Facebook has come under scrutiny for allowing posts promoting the January 6th riots to spread The company has come under scrutiny for allowing posts promoting and organizing the January...
    Photo credit: Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images. White House National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow has joined top Republicans in Congress and numerous administration officials in questioning Donald Trump’s tone deaf, incendiary response to the Capitol riot. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Ludlow expressed frustration with his boss’s conduct on January 6th, in which the president reveled in the rioters laying siege to Congress and further pushed election fraud conspiracies, when he tweeted the chaos occurring in real-time was what happens “when a sacred landslide” is “viciously stripped.” “I was hoping that he would come out quickly and make statements calling everybody back and stopping the violence,” Kudlow told the Journal during a long conversation. “I was very disappointed in the president.” Mr. Kudlow joined the ranks of administration officials who have publicly criticized the president’s actions in relation to the riot. Three cabinet secretaries and several senior officials across the administration have stepped down in the...
    MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said he shared with President Trump and White House lawyers a document advising him to replace Central Intelligence Agency Director Gina Haspel but said he was just delivering a message from an attorney. Lindell was photographed holding a document that said, "Move Kash Patel to acting CIA," referring to a Trump Pentagon official, after meeting with Trump in the Oval Office on Friday. He said Trump read the document before returning it to him. Lindell met with Trump and an attorney for about 10 minutes in the Oval Office in a meeting scheduled on Thursday. "I was the messenger on that," Lindell told the Washington Examiner, adding that he was "delivering recommendations from an attorney." A partial picture of the document is circulating online, with some charging that the document advises using "martial law if necessary." Lindell denies this appears on the page. After meeting with...
    Even after acknowledging the upcoming transition, President Donald Trump met Friday with MyPillow exec Mike Lindell – who carried notes into the White House that referenced Martial Law and even a final leadership shakeup at the CIA. Lindell, a Trump advisor who backed many of his conspiracy theories about massive election fraud, appeared unexpectedly at the White House Friday afternoon. A Marine was stationed outside the West Wing, indicating Trump was most likely there. Amid a huge National Guard presence in D.C. after last week's MAGA riots in the Capitol, close-up of Lindell's notes revealed some bizarre snippets about what may be on his mind. Lindell, like Trump, spoke to the rally crowd before Trump supporters invaded the Capitol. Mike Lindell, CEO of My Pillow, stands outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 15, 2021. A closeup of his notes revealed tense topics ranging from...
    On Thursday, the major activity at the White House seemed to be staff members escaping with photographs and statues that very likely were not theirs to take. Inside, many offices are described as empty, due to all those staffers who suddenly began getting concerned that continuing to associate with a twice-impeached instigator of an insurrection might not be good for their resume. Meanwhile, somewhere inside the maze of empty offices, Donald Trump still lurks, his fingers twitching to send out tweets forever out of reach, his fevered brow unmopped by an absent Hope Hicks, his bellows of impotent rage echoing sweetly, sweetly through the corridors. And if there is one thing that’s getting Trump extra ragey in these final days before he’s escorted from the property, it is any comparison between himself and one Richard M. Nixon.  Especially because the thing that keeps coming up is the one thing that Nixon did right for...
    Joe Biden and his shelter dog, Major. Stephanie Gomez (Carter)/Delaware Humane Association President-elect Joe Biden's dog, Major, is making history as the first shelter dog in the White House. To celebrate, the shelter where Major was adopted is hosting a virtual "indoguration" three days before Joe Biden's official inauguration. You can join the Delaware Humane Association's virtual ceremony on Sunday here.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The White House will once again have wagging tails and furry pups at its residence when President-elect Joe Biden is inaugurated on Wednesday. Before the official inauguration, Joe Biden's German shepherd, Major, will have his own celebration, coined an "indoguration." Major is making presidential history as the first shelter dog in the White House. To commemorate, Delaware Humane Association, where Major was adopted from, and the Pumpkin Pet Insurance are hosting a virtual ceremony on Sunday.  A post...
    Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.Things could have turned out very differently for Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) if she hadn’t taken a Zoom call in her office last Wednesday afternoon. The California representative had been on the House floor listening to debate over the counting of the Electoral College vote when she excused herself, just as a violent mob of insurrections, egged on by President Trump, began swarming the Capitol. Bass watched the scene from her office window as she spoke with Capitol Police. An officer told her rioters had begun to tear up the stage that had been set for Joe Biden’s inauguration and asked her to shelter in place. Unlike many of her colleagues, Bass didn’t fear for her life—though she felt fortunate she hadn’t...
    President-elect Joe Biden will stay at Blair House, the president's official guest house, on January 19 ahead of his inauguration as 46th president of the United States. Background: Robert Knopes/Education Images/Universal Images Group via Getty Images; Inlay: Joshua Roberts/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden has accepted an invitation from President Trump to stay at Blair House the night before his inauguration, honoring a decades-old tradition. Blair House is the president's official guest house, located steps from the White House. It has been called the "world's most exclusive hotel" since heads of state, royalty, and presidents-elect stay there as guests of the commander-in-chief. Blair House was built in 1824 as a family home and purchased by the US government in 1942. Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. The White House may be the most famous building along Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, but there's a lesser-known government residence next...
    Reuters January 15, 2021 0 Comments President Donald Trump now plans to leave Washington on the morning of Inauguration Day next Wednesday after considering a departure on Tuesday, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. Trump, who had already said he will not attend President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, is planning a ceremonial farewell at Joint Base Andrews, the base outside Washington where Air Force One is headquartered, the sources said. The sources stressed that the plan could change. It was unclear whether Trump would speak on Wednesday. Trump will then fly on to Palm Beach, Florida, to begin his post-presidency at his Mar-a-Lago club, the sources told Reuters. He is likely to be in Florida by the time Biden is inaugurated at midday on Wednesday. A handful of White House aides plan to work for Trump in Palm Beach as the former real estate tycoon works on...
    (CNN)There'll be no arguments about crowd size at Joe Biden's inauguration — because there won't be a crowd.In an extraordinary move that reveals the extreme state in which President Donald Trump leaves the nation, the entire monument-dotted National Mall in Washington will be closed on Wednesday. There are fears that violent pro-Trump mobs that stormed the US Capitol will return — and concern for the safety of Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and other dignitaries at the open-air ceremony.Past presidents took the oath of office before huge, carnival-like crowds that stretched as far as the eye could see down the Mall, in a powerful national unifying moment. Whatever the party, the sight of a new first couple exiting the presidential limo and walking down Pennsylvania Avenue, yet to be beaten down by the burdens of office, crushed ideals and White House scandals, was a symbol of political renewal.*But this year,...
    Samuel Corum/ZUMA Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters.After becoming the first and only president to be impeached twice, Donald Trump is closing his history-making week with another critical blow: the worst poll numbers of his entire presidency.  According to the latest from Pew, only 29 percent of Americans approve of Trump’s job performance, with an increasing number of people rejecting Trump’s post-election, conspiracy-filled campaign to overturn the election results. 68 percent say that he should stay away from national politics for good. The survey, which was taken two days after last week’s murderous attack on the Capitol, mirrors the overall trend in Trump’s cratering support around the country.  But perhaps the most devastating news for the departing president can be attributed to his own party. Pew found that Republicans drove the...
    New York : Donald Trump in the White House. Photo: Tasos Katopodis / . WASHINGTON – The image of a moving truck in front of the White House has gone viral on social networks where many Internet users celebrate what they define as the beginning of the departure of Donald trump of the headquarters of the Presidency. The photograph, which shows how a group of operators unload several pallets with empty boxes in one of the entrances to the White House, has prompted comments on Twitter such as “we have waited four years to see this”, “What a beautiful sight!” or “it’s happening!” Just a few days after the president takes over from his successor, Joe bidenOn January 20, most of the comments celebrate the imminent departure of Trump and his family, who are expected to move to Florida. As reported by the State Department,...
    January 15, 2021 12:20 PM | With information from EFE 15 minutes. The image of a moving truck in front of the White House went viral on social networks, where numerous Internet users celebrated what they define as the beginning of the departure of Donald Trump from the headquarters of the United States (USA) presidency. The photograph of the moving truck, which shows how a group of workers unload several pallets with empty boxes in one of the entrances of the White House, prompted several comments on Twitter. “We have waited 4 years to see this”, “what a beautiful sight!” or “it’s happening!”, were some of the messages from users. Just a few days after the president takes over from his successor, Joe Biden, on January 20, Most of the comments celebrated Trump’s impending departure. The president and his family are expected to move to Florida. According to the State...
    Amazon-owned and Las Vegas-based Zappos named UFCs official U.S. licensing partner Best Ways to Stay Fit in 2021, According to Celeb Trainers These $19k SUVs Will Make You Trade in Your Car Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/9 SLIDES © Andrea Izzotti/Shutterstock 8 presidents and first family members on what it's like to live in the White House Presidents throughout the years have made the White House their home and reflected fondly on their time there long after their terms ended. President Harry S. Truman referred to the White House as a "glamorous prison," but still managed to make it his home through renovations. President Obama made time for family dinners while his family lived in the White House, but also described the residence's spotty WiFi. Visit Business...
    President Donald Trump plans one last snub to Joe Biden by leaving the White House mere hours before his successor's inauguration ceremony on Wednesday. Trump plans to fly to his Mar-a-Lago residence the morning before Biden takes the oath of office at noon, which is when Biden will become the nation's 46th president, Bloomberg News reported. The timing makes it unlikely Trump and first lady Melania Trump will host Joe and Jill Biden for coffee - a tradition by the outgoing first couple for their replacements on the morning of inauguration. The Bidens will be staying across the street from the White House at Blair House, the official guest residence.   Leaving while he is still president will also allow Trump to use the call sign 'Air Force One' for his flight to Palm Beach, Florida. If Trump left Washington after Biden takes the oath, he would have to ask Biden...
    An Italian photographer has spent two years travelling the world capturing pictures of people with albinism, in a bid to highlight the discrimination that still exists against them in many parts of the world. Silvia Alessi, 44, from Bergamo, took photos of people with the disorder, which is caused by pigment being completely or partially missing from skin and hair, for her latest art project after being inspired by an Instagram post.  Among her subjects are three elderly siblings from India, who have never been photographed together before, and a Kurdish boy with white hair and very pale skin who lives in a house decorated completely in white.  Scroll down for video  A young Kurdish boy named Arya, who is seen posing amongst the pristine white décor of his family's home, features in Skin Project by Italian photographer Silvia Alessi, who spent two years taking pictures of people with...
    White House staffers had filled President Trump’s diary with a string of awards ceremonies to brighten his final days in office. On Wednesday, it was an event to present the National Medal of Arts to country music singers Toby Keith and Ricky Skaggs — one of the perks of being president. But they had not anticipated that the day would be dominated by impeachment proceedings unfolding live on television. The Trump that appeared in the East Room of the White House to honor the singers was not the same figure who likes to crack jokes and extemporize freely when rubbing shoulders with superstars. “It was 15 minutes. He stuck to the script,” said a senior administration official. “This was long planned, and he wanted to honor the commitment." “Then, it was straight back to watching the impeachment.” The sight of 10 House Republicans voting to impeach left Trump in a...
    Donald Trump starts the moving the White House, after choosing Joe Biden as the new president of the United States. The image of a moving truck has gone viral on social networks. Various users celebrate the move and they define it as the beginning of the departure of Donald Trump from the seat of the Presidency. The photograph shows how a group of workers unload several sticks with empty boxes at one of the entrances to the White House. Some of them have expressed phrases like “We have waited four years to see this” or “It’s happening!”. Most of the comments celebrate the imminent departure of Trump and his family. They are expected to move to Florida. Although, as reported by the State Department, Donald Trump will spend his stay at the Blair House until the last night before, that of January 19. The...
    Paulina Porizkova shares sultry photo of herself in her new apartment How the Global Chip Shortage Is Impacting Japan’s Carmakers Two Years Ago Donald Trump Treated the Clemson Tigers to a Fast Food Feast and Then Tweeted About Hamberders It has been two years since the Clemson Tigers won the 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship, blowing out Alabama, 44-16. Dabo Swinney, freshman Trevor Lawrence and the rest of the Tigers quickly accepted a visit to the White House to commemorate their undefeated season and take some photographs with Donald Trump. What happened next is one of the most iconic moment's of Trump's presidency. © Provided by The Big Lead President Trump Hosts College Football Champion Clemson Tigers At White House | Pool/Getty Images Clemson team steps up to chow down at WH fast food buffet. pic.twitter.com/HgIsKqVHDy— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) January 14, 2019Instead of standard photos of Trump with...
    Ivanka Trump was seen smiling and giving a thumbs up while leaving the White House on Thursday, the day after her father was impeached for a historic second time.   The White House senior adviser's days in the White House are coming to an end, but she appeared to be in good spirits while leaving the West Wing in a figure-hugging red dress with a back slit.  Ivanka, 39, paired the bright cherry-colored frock with shiny black patent leather stilettos and her square, cushion-cut diamond engagement ring, a bold look for the unseasonably warm winter day.   Feeling good? Ivanka was seen smiling and giving a thumbs up while leaving the West Wing of the White House on Thursday  Bold choice: The White House senior adviser had on a cherry-red dress and black black patent leather stilettos The former businesswoman has mostly steered clear of ostentatious jewelry since she started working...
    New York : Cleaning staff at the White House. Photo: Chip Somodevilla / . The White House is undergoing a deep and expensive cleaning before Joe Biden’s move in next week. An ABC News report assures that the federal government has spent $ 200,000 in expenses for cleaning and disinfection of the government headquarters and residence of the President of the United States. Contracts reveal that it has been paid $ 127,249 in the “investiture toilet” and $ 44,038 in “carpet cleaning for the investiture.” $ 29,523 was also paid for the curtain treatment. The current cleaning is different from that of other investiture because external services are being hired. In the past, work was left to the responsibility of White House employees. The Government Services Administration He explained that “the spaces of the building will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between administrations and will...
    With less than a week left before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration, the Trump White House is beginning to be cleared out. Over the past day, the White House has been abuzz with activity, as moving trucks and hand carts could be see around the building and some staffers, including White House economic adviser and election fraud dead-ender Peter Navarro, could be seen toting decorative items outside on the grounds. Stacks of empty cardboard boxes have arrived on the White House grounds as the clock continues to tick down for the Trump admin. https://t.co/qz8mnbm842 — NBC News (@NBCNews) January 14, 2021 Three staffers were seen on C-Span leaving the West Wing on Thursday afternoon, one of which was carrying a bust of Abraham Lincoln that was due to be returned to a museum. Incoming presidents routinely pick different items from national artifacts to decorate their White House and reflect their personal taste and...
    CNN reporter Jim Acosta on Thursday warned that Donald Trump’s staffers might be looting the White House before Democrat Joe Biden’s administration takes power, Raw Story reported. “In addition, we are seeing what looks like moving day over here at the White House. You’re seeing things, items coming and going from the West Wing. We saw Larry Kudlow leaving earlier today. Here’s some video of a bust of Abraham Lincoln being carried out of the West Wing,” he said. “People need to know that the items inside the White House are not giveaways. They’re not souveneirs you can take home. This is not an estate sale or antique roadshow. But yet you’re seeing some White Houses staffers taking mementos with them as they go.” More stuff (appears to be Abe Lincoln bust) leaving the West Wing this afternoon. pic.twitter.com/4fjkVPmiMS — Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 14, 2021 Acosta noted that...
    New York : Melania Trump is getting ready to move to Florida. Photo: Olivier Douliery-Pool / . The First Lady Melania Trump She is not suffering from having to leave the White House and is already preparing everything to move, although she has not helped with the arrival of Jill biden. “She is not sad to go”a source who works at the official residence told CNN. On possible attendance at the inauguration of the president-elect Joe biden, the source said that the president Donald trump He made it very clear: he will not come. Your wife will act accordingly. The problem, the report adds, is that the First Lady found out by surprise. “It is not the first time that he finds out what he decides, but because he tweeted it before telling him”the source said. “She is part of this. It may be silent,...
    Reps. Majorie Taylor Greene and Lauren Boebert (Photo: Getty Images) Donald Trump has once again made history — and of course not for good reason. He is the first president in American history to ever be impeached twice. Worse, he is the first president in history to be impeached by the biggest bi-partisan vote in history (ten Republicans crossed party lines to vote for his impeachment).  For context, only Andrew Johnson in 1868 and Bill Clinton in 1999 were impeached by the U.S. House of Representatives and neither was removed by the Senate. Trump’s trial will likely start in the Senate after President Joe Biden is sworn in next Wednesday on Jan. 20.  Read More: Trump declares emergency in DC ahead of Biden inauguration U.S. President Donald Trump walks to the White House residence after exiting Marine One upon his return on January 12, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo...
    Impeachment alone won't prevent Trump from seeking office in the future. Now that Donald Trump has been impeached by the House of Representatives a second time, keeping him from holding office again could be Congress' next step. Every House Democrat and 10 Republicans voted Wednesday to impeach Trump for his role in inciting last week's riot at the U.S. Capitol. "The President of the United States summoned this mob, assembled the mob, and lit the flame of this attack. ... There has never been a greater betrayal by a President of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution," Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY), the House's No. 3 House GOP leader, wrote in a statement announcing that she would vote for impeachment.
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    Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, Donald Trump’s personal physician who once famously declared him to be ‘the healthiest individual ever elected to the presidency’ only to later claim he was coerced into making the claim, died on Friday, it has been revealed. Bornstein, the Manhattan-based doctor, was 73 years of age at the time of his death, which was revealed in a paid notice published in The New York Times on Thursday. No cause of death was given. There is also no word as to where he died. DailyMail.com has reached out to the White House for comment on Bornstein's passing.  The public learned of Bornstein's death through an obituary that appeared in the Times' Legacy section.  'Dr. Bornstein devoted his life to the practice of medicine, which he regarded as a sacred privilege,' the obituary read.  Dr. Harold N. Bornstein, Donald Trump’s personal physician who once famously declared him to...
    Republican protesters in front of the Capitol Source: . WASHINGTON.- The presidency of Donald trump delivered, in his epilogue, one last historical paradox: Trump will face his second impeachment trial, a constitutional mechanism designed to strip public officials of power, when you’ve left the White House and are a common citizen. « What’s the point? » Asked a Republican congresswoman during the debate before the vote in Congress. The answer is that the Democrats did not launch their new offensive – no investigation, no hearings, in just a handful of days – to remove Trump from the presidency, but to prevent him from returning: impeachment challenges Republicans to banish Trump from Washington, and, incidentally, leaves a political condemnation of his movement, Trumpism. The last paragraph of the impeachment passed in the House of Representatives summarizes the final statement of the Democrats to the Trump presidency. For them, the most dire and dangerous...
    President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States under unusual circumstances amid a pandemic and after an attack on the U.S. Capitol, where the events are traditionally hosted, left five people dead. Both the U.S. Capitol Police and National Guard expect that tens of thousands of protesters could make their way to Washington for the event. Defense officials said the Pentagon has authorized up to 15,000 guardsmen to support law enforcement before and throughout the inauguration, with nearly half that number already deployed. Guardsmen providing security during an inauguration is not unusual, but officials are still determining if individuals will be armed or dressed in riot gear. President Trump will become the first president since 1869 to refuse to attend his successor’s inauguration. The last was Andrew Johnson, who balked at attending the swearing-in of Ulysses S. Grant. Johnson, a Tennessee Democrat,...
    Every day that passes, Donald Trump takes a new step towards the exit door of the White House and not only because his mandate has less than a week left. With the support of some Republican legislators, the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives voted to impeach the president for « inciting insurrection, » haranguing his fans who ended up taking the Capitol. The article that started the process cites Trump’s repeated complaints about the alleged theft of the November 3 elections, as well as the speech he gave on January 6 in Washington to his supporters before they stormed the legislative palace. It also refers to the president’s call for Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to « find » enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in that state. “President Trump seriously jeopardized the security of the United States and its institutions of government. It threatened the integrity of the democratic...
    The White House has offered President-elect Joe Biden use of Blair House for the night before the inauguration and he has accepted, a State Department spokesperson told Fox News.  Blair House, the president’s guest house, sits across from the White House on Pennsylvania Ave. Presidents-elect have for decades spent the night there on the eve of Inauguration Day. It is larger than the White House and closed to the public.  The State Department oversees use of Blair House, a complex of four buildings comprising primarily used to house guests of the state. Still, the invitation to use the home typically comes from the president. FAST FACTS Trump said last week he would not be attending Biden’s inauguration Biden’s inauguration is expected to take place on the steps of the Capitol, though this year with a much smaller audience "As is customary, the White House offered use of the Blair House for Jan 19th and it...
    Democratic Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib called President Donald Trump the “racist-in-chief” on the House floor Wednesday afternoon. The House of Representatives voted on articles of impeachment Wednesday against President Donald Trump following a Jan. 6 riot, when a group of his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol. Tlaib called for Trump “to be impeached and removed immediately” shortly following the riot and continued her comments against the president on Wednesday. “In Michigan’s 13th we proudly speak truth to power, even in the face of a racist-in-chief,” Tlaib said on the House floor. “Those who incited an attack on the people’s  house do not get to talk about healing and unity. They have torn this country apart. They have stoked the fire and then handed the gasoline to Donald Trump. Dr. King once said: ‘True peace is not the absence of tension. It is in the presence of justice.'” “Today, we must...
    Hope Hicks became the latest Donald Trump adviser to leave his side, it was revealed Wednesday, as administration officials flee following the president inciting a crowd to descend on the Capitol last week.  Hicks, who was one of Trump’s most influential and trusted senior counselors, planned before the Capitol storming for her final day to be Tuesday, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNN in a Wednesday report. While news of Hicks’ departure broke, the House moved forward with voting on impeaching Trump for the second time.  The president’s confidant did not spend much time at the White House in the last few weeks, these sources revealed. They claim her influence waned recently when she pushed back against Trump’s insistent claims of voter fraud and a ‘rigged’ election.  Hope Hicks is the latest within Donald Trump's administration to flee just one week after Capitol stormingWHO'S QUIT TRUMP ADMINISTRATION...
    (CNN)Hope Hicks left the White House for the last time on Tuesday, multiple sources familiar with the matter tell CNN, a final departure planned before the January 6 riot at the US Capitol.Hicks was one of President Donald Trump's most influential confidantes and a longtime loyalist but hasn't been at the White House much in recent weeks after she felt her influence waned after she pushed back on the President's baseless voter fraud claims, the sources said. She also urged him against pursuing legal challenges without competent lawyers in place.Hicks declined a CNN request for comment.Hicks first resigned from her role as White House communications director in 2018, before returning in early 2020 as a counselor to the President. From 2018 to 2020, she worked as the chief communications officer at Fox Corporation, the parent company of Fox News. This story is breaking and will be updated.
    Tiffany Trump is looking for a property in Miami's South Beach as she makes plans to join her family in Florida after her father's presidency comes to an end.   The 27-year-old and her billionaire heir boyfriend Michael Boulos have been staying at the swanky Setai Hotel in the glamorous neighborhood, but she is on the hunt for a place to call her own.   'She has been in Miami looking at properties,' a source close to Tiffany told DailyMail.com. 'She was staying at the Setai Hotel while she was viewing different options.'  Settling down: Tiffany Trump is reportedly looking for property to buy in Miami, Florida. The First Daughter celebrated her 27th birthday in Miami in October (pictured) Getting serious: The First Daughter has been living with her boyfriend Michael Boulos, 23, (right) at the swanky Setai Hotel in Miami's glamorous South Beach neighborhood Rooms at the hotel start at $800 per night...
    The White House has offered President-elect Joe Biden use of Blair House for the night before the inauguration and he has accepted, a State Department spokesperson told Fox News.  Blair House, the president’s guest house, sits across from the White House on Pennsylvania Ave. Presidents-elect have for decades spent the night there on the eve of Inauguration Day. It is larger than the White House and closed to the public.  The State Department oversees use of Blair House, a complex of four buildings comprising primarily used to house guests of the state. Still, the invitation to use the home typically comes from the president.  Blair House Building Second White House, Washington DC. Presidents-elect before inauguration live in the Blair House across from the White House. Site of Assassination attempt on President Truman Wreath is for Leslie Coffelt, Washington DC Officer killed in assasination attempt. (iStock) "As is customary, the White...
    Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters. “Music is medicine,” the poetry professor, literary scholar, and music historian Andrea Benton Rushing used to tell me. Her words ring true. As the impeachment debate unfolds, volume up: “Impeach the President,” by the Honey Drippers, immortalized an uptempo funk beat so irresistible it’s been sampled hundreds of times since 1973: “Behind the walls of the White House there’s a lot of things we don’t know about. Behind the walls of the White House there’s a lot of things we should know about…Impeach the president. Impeach the president. Impeach the president.” Immortal Technique, the Afro-Peruvian hip-hop musician, adapted the Honey Drippers’ classic: “How many times I gotta state my position before y’all say, ‘This lip service, he’s wishin’?’ I been organizing. I’ve got a thousand...
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Chicago Heights man has been arrested on federal charges accusing him of threatening violence at President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration next week in Washington, D.C. Louis Capriotti, 45, was arrested near his home Tuesday morning, charged with transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, according to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Chicago. A federal judge ordered Capriotti to remain in custody pending a detention hearing, scheduled for Friday morning, after federal prosecutors argued he was a danger to the community, because he is charged with a “crime of violence.” Capriotti’s defense attorney objected to that characterization, but the judge said federal law considers crimes of violence to include threatened use of physical force. According to the charges, on Dec. 29, 2020, Capriotti, falselly claiming to be an active-duty Marine, left a voicemail message for a U.S. House member from New Jersey — identified only as “Member D” —...
    President Donald Trump’s 2020 success among working-class voters prompted wide-ranging discussion of the Republican Party’s future. The inroads Trump made with an expanding group of multi-ethnic blue-collar voters was punctuated by President-elect Joe Biden’s poor performance in working-class counties, suggesting the Democrats have lost the working class.
    A Chicago man has been arrested for threatening to surround the White House on Joe Biden's inauguration and allegedly kill any 'mother-f***ing Democrat' who steps on the lawn.  Louis Capriotti, 45, was taken into custody near his home in Chicago Heights on Tuesday and charged with transmitting a threat. Federal prosecutors allege that Capriotti made the inauguration threat in a voicemail that he left for an unnamed member of Congress from New Jersey last month.  In the voicemail, Capriotti that if people 'think that Joe Biden is going to put his hand on the Bible and walk into that f***ing White House on January 20th, they're sadly f***ing mistaken. 'We will surround the motherf***ing White House and we will kill any motherf***ing Democrat that steps on the motherf***ing lawn.'  Louis Capriotti, 45, has been arrested for threatening to surround the White House on Joe Biden's inauguration and allegedly kill any 'mother-f***ing...
    Jill Torrance/Getty News broke over the weekend that President Donald Trump would be making at least one last public visit before the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on January 20th.  “Trump will be visiting ‘The Alamo?” was an oft-read question on social media, often followed by, “does he know that the Alamo fell in its famous battle?” or words to that effect. Well as it turns out, Trump is not visiting The Alamo, he’s visiting an Alamo. Rather than  traveling to the San Antonio historic landmark, Trump is instead visiting a Texas border town that shares the same name. The point of the visit is to celebrate what the White House is claiming to be 400 miles of a border wall, in a “promises made, promises kept” exit strategy for the one-term president. But it appears that there is a different logistical problem afoot. The town of Alamo, Texas was...
    Loading the player... CNN Tonight host Don Lemon blasted President Donald Trump and Trump campaign spokesperson Hogan Gidley on his show Monday for “pathetic” assertions made by the latter. Gidley, appearing on Fox News Channel’s Bill Hemmer Reports earlier Monday, responded to a question from Bill Hemmer about whether Trump’s permanent suspension from Twitter had “emasculated” the president. CNN anchor Don Lemon did not hold back Monday in his response to a Trump official who opined that the outgoing president was “the most masculine person I think to ever hold the White House.” (CNN) Said Gidley: “The most masculine person I think to ever hold the White House is the president of the United States.” Last night on CNN Tonight, Lemon played the clip and responded incredulously. “I’ve heard a lot of pathetic things from this White House,” said Lemon. “This one really takes the cake.” Read More:...
    Madison Summers January 12, 2021 0 Comments CNN’s Don Lemon is outraged, calling President Donald Trump the “biggest snowflake of them all.” Lemon responded to former White House spokesman Hogan Gidley claiming Trump is “the most masculine person” to “ever hold the White House,” during Monday evening’s show. After pausing and giving a slight laugh, Lemon said, “I’ve heard a lot of pathetic things from this White House, this one really takes the cake,” adding, “A big, tough guy who incited a riot and then hid in the White House for five days and still refuses to take responsibility. He’s the President of the United States.” Mocking Gidley’s remarks, Lemon lashed out, “Come on, man! Shut up! Shut up!” “He is the biggest snowflake of them all,” Lemon said of Trump. “The biggest one.” See Lemons’ comments below (starting at 11:40): Lemon continued to claim, “The president’s legacy...
    Illustration by Lyne Lucien In the closing days of the Trump era, some of the president’s top political lieutenants have embarked on a clear mission: to distract Trump from the parts of the job that they believe could cause more pain to the country if the president pays too much attention to them. And while Trump is increasingly isolated—and some aides hope, distracted—some of the most important members of his administration are cleaning up loose ends, pursuing their personal agendas, and trying to keep Trump from sparking yet another crisis. One senior Trump administration official described the activity around the outgoing president as a prolonged act of “babysitting” a “violent toddler” that aides and chief advisers hope to get through in the next week without Trump triggering any more history-making disasters. Four other senior administration officials familiar with their conversations said Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Adviser...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s days in office are numbered. But he’s already stopped doing much of his job. In the last three weeks, a bomb went off in a major city and the president said nothing about it. The coronavirus surged to horrifying new levels of illness and death in the U.S. without Trump acknowledging the awful milestones. A violent mob incited by the president’s own words chanted for Mike Pence’s lynching at the U.S. Capitol and Trump made no effort to reach out to his vice president. Trump only belatedly ordered flags flown at half-staff to honor an officer who gave his life defending the Capitol, and couldn’t be bothered to describe the officer’s actions. The transgressions, big and small — of norms, of leadership, of human decency — cast a pall over his final days in office, and, in the view of even close advisers speaking...
    CNN's Don lemon called the President a huge snowflake as he took aim at Trump campaign spokesperson Hogan Gidley after he praised his boss for his manliness.  National press secretary Gidley told Fox News' Bill Hemmer Monday: 'The most masculine person I think to ever hold the White House is the president of the United States'.   Lemon ranted on his show Monday night : 'I've heard a lot of pathetic things from this White House; this one really takes the cake. 'A big tough guy who incited a riot and then hid in the White House for five days and still refuses to take responsibility. He's the president of the United States. ''He's the most masculine' - come on man... Shut up.  'Shut up! He is the biggest snowflake of them all, the biggest one.  'Why are you coddling his feelings all the time? 'Who's the snowflake now?'   Scroll down for video ...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s days in office are numbered. But he’s already stopped doing much of his job. In the last three weeks, a bomb went off in a major city and the president said nothing about it. The coronavirus surged to horrifying new levels of illness and death in the U.S. without Trump acknowledging the awful milestones. A violent mob incited by the president’s own words chanted for Mike Pence’s lynching at the U.S. Capitol and Trump made no effort to reach out to his vice president. Trump only belatedly ordered flags flown at half-staff to honor an officer who gave his life defending the Capitol, and couldn’t be bothered to describe the officer’s actions. The transgressions, big and small — of norms, of leadership, of human decency — cast a pall over his final days in office, and, in the view of even close advisers...
    The Trump campaign's national press secretary Hogan Gidley praised President Donald Trump for his manliness during a Fox News Channel interview Monday.   'The most masculine person I think to ever hold the White House is the president of the United States,' Gidley told Fox's Bill Hemmer.  Hemmer had asked Gidley if Trump was feeling 'emasculated' because his Twitter and other social media accounts had been suspended.   'The most masculine person I think to ever hold the White House is the president of the United States,' President Donald Trump's campaign press secretary Hogan Gidley said Monday on Fox News Channel  Gidley (right) was asked by Fox's Bill Hemmer if Trump was feeling 'emasculated' because his Twitter and other social media accounts had been suspended. Gidley answered that he 'wouldn't say emasculated' and then complimented the president's manliness  President Donald Trump, speaking at a rally in Georgia one week ago,...
    Fox News and CNN announced major changes to their lineups Monday morning, with Fox News expanding its opinion programming to start an hour earlier each night, CNN’s Jake Tapper taking on an extra hour of weekday anchoring, and top White House correspondents for both networks – John Roberts and Jim Acosta, respective – stepping away from their roles. Both networks revamped their programming with an eye toward a new administration. Fox News signaled as early as October that it was planning changes to its dayside. CNN, meanwhile, announced its changes amid a surge in ratings establishing the network as the most watched in cable news since the 2020 election. Let’s take a look at some key takeaways from the shakeups. More Opinion on Fox News The new Fox News lineup eliminates an hour of news programming to expand its prime time opinion slate. Starting January 18, Fox News...
    CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer called out President Donald Trump for his ongoing silence about the Capitol insurrection and his unwillingness to hold a White House press briefing to address the growing calls for his removal from office. In the wake of the near-universal lockdown of Trump’s social media accounts, CNN chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta reported the White House was now struggling to get its message out. Trump has, of course, obliterated the traditional structure of having an institutional White House voice that can reliably speak for him, and, increasingly, his rambling personal statements and vengeful social media posts had become the primary vector for the administration’s communications with the public. Speaking with Blitzer on Monday evening, Acosta explained that Trump is looking to engage in a celebratory farewell tour in his final days in the White House. But he noted that the White House’s typical rollout plan for such a campaign is suffering without...
    More On: Jim Jordan Rep. Jim Jordan wants to know if the FBI is investigating Hunter Biden DOJ rejects Nadler’s request for testimony from senior officials Jim Jordan calls on Jerry Nadler to stop ‘minimizing’ Antifa violence RNC 2020: Jim Jordan accuses Democrats of bowing to mob rule President Trump on Monday awarded Rep. Jim Jordan with the Medal of Freedom at a private ceremony amid fallout from last week’s Capitol riot. The White House released an afternoon statement hailing the Ohio Republican for his investigatory work under the Obama and Trump administrations. Jordan “worked to unmask the Russia hoax and take on Deep State corruption — confronting senior Justice Department officials for obstructing Congress and exposing the fraudulent origins of the Russia collusion lie,” the White House said. “His work helped to unearth malfeasance at the highest levels of the United States Government.” Jordan “led the effort to confront the...
    President Trump on Monday awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Rep. Jim Jordan, the Republican from Ohio who has served as a high-profile congressional defender of the Trump throughout his presidency. A statement from the White House credited Jordan with his efforts to fight back against the Democratic-led impeachment effort against President Trump last year that ended without a conviction in the Senate. TRUMP AWARDS NUNES WITH MEDAL OF FREEDOM FOR PURSUING 'THE RUSSIA HOAX AT GREAT PERSONAL RISK' "At the beginning of last year, Jordan was named ranking member of the House Judiciary Committee and led the effort to confront the impeachment witch hunt," the White House said. "He is an inspiration to freedom-loving Americans everywhere and has distinguished himself as one of the most consequential members of Congress of his generation. The president last week also gave the award to Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., another ally in Congress....
    EXCLUSIVE – ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl irked White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany over the weekend by falsely claiming that the White House didn’t respond to a request for comment. The ABC News reporter was then accused of "editorializing" the response when he finally noticed it had been sitting in his email all along. It all started when the repulsive phrase "Hang Mike Pence" was trending on social media and the ABC News reporter wanted to know if President Trump condemned the threats against the vice president. ABC News chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl irked White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany over the weekend by falsely claiming that the White House didn’t respond to a request for comment. ABC'S JONATHAN KARL SLAMMED AS 'HYPOCRITE' FOR TAKING OFF MASK AT WHITE HOUSE PRESS EVENT Deputy press secretary Judd Deere told Fox News that the White House communications team received Karl’s email and huddled...
    DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM/CNN) – As President-elect Joe Biden heads to Washington, D.C. his rescue dog, Major, is getting a lot of fanfare… but it was a Texan who first had a rescue at the White House. The Bidens adopted Major, a German shepherd, in 2018 from the Delaware Humane Association (DHA). The shelter and Pumpkin Pet Insurance are now hosting a virtual event to celebrate the first shelter dog in the White House. The shelter is calling it the “largest virtual party for dogs.” President-elect Joe Biden with future first dog Major. (credit: Delaware Humane Association) The “indogeration” event is scheduled for January 17, three days before Inauguration Day, and will be hosted by Jill Martin of NBC’s “Today.” A $10 minimum donation is required to join the Zoom event and all proceeds go to the DHA. Though Major is the first shelter dog in the White House, he is not...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and impeachment (all times local): 2:45 p.m. The U.S. flag at the White House is now flying at half-staff after calls for the flag there and at other federal locations be lowered to honor U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had already ordered flags at the Capitol lowered to half-staff in Sicknick’s honor and calls were growing for President Donald Trump to do the same at the White House. Sicknick joined the U.S. Capitol Police in 2008, serving until his death Thursday after being attacked as rioters seething over Trump’s election loss stormed the U.S. Capitol, believing the president’s false claims of a rigged election. ___ 2:30 p.m. The trade group representing one of the nation’s best known health insurance brands says it’s suspending political contributions to lawmakers who voted last week to reject the Electoral College...
    CNN’s Jake Tapper opened his show “State of the Union” on Sunday by arguing the riot at the U.S. Capitol last week caused many of President Donald Trump’s enablers to “get the goddamn point, that his continuous lies and humoring of racists and winks and nods to violent extremists are dangerous.” Tapper said, “The state of our union is utterly devastated after one of the darkest days in our nation’s history, a coup attempt no longer bloodless, instigated by the president of the United States. The flags at the U.S. Capitol are at half staff this morning for the police officer, Brian Sicknick, who was murdered this week. But they are not at half staff at the White House. Perhaps because Officer Sicknick was the enemy of the terrorist mob, and the mob loves Trump.” He continued, “The mob, by trying to intimidate, threaten, or even kill the vice president...
    As scenes of carnage unfolded on the television in his private dining room off the Oval Office, President Trump was raging. Surrounded by a handful of loyal consiglieres, he watched as the rioters stormed the US Capitol – astonishing images that shocked the world and would signal the brutal denouement of his four-year presidency. Yet it was not the mayhem and violence that caused Trump to roar in fury – not the dead bodies, including a Capitol police officer who died from a massive brain bleed after being struck in the head with a fire extinguisher. Far from it. As a White House source told The Mail on Sunday last night, Trump was ‘apoplectic’ in embarrassment because the ‘white trash’ mob on screen made him look bad. ‘He was angry, not at the appalling crimes they were committing, but because he felt embarrassed,’ said the source. ‘When they first stormed...
    Sequestered in the White House following a series of high-profile resignations and the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday that he openly ignited, and with under two weeks left in his time in office, Donald Trump is so far undeterred by the fact he could soon become the first American president to get impeached twice by the House of Representatives. Instead, he’s determined to remain in office and make himself look good—body count aside. According to a source with direct knowledge of the matter, the president at one point in the White House on Friday “literally yelled” the words, “I’M NOT GOING TO RESIGN,” before launching into a tirade about how Democratic lawmakers will regret their push to impeach him a second time, and that they are hurting “the country” by doing so. Two other people familiar with the situation say Trump made other similar comments this week...
    White man who intentionally drove into racial injustice protesters avoids prison, may have record expunged GOP senator: Trump committed impeachable offenses Lynch: As Donald Trump is driven from the White House, he should find no safe harbor in golf When historians eventually tally the cost of the Donald Trump era, the manifold indecencies of which culminated in Wednesday’s sacking of the United States Capitol during a failed insurrection, golf will not be counted among its casualties. © Provided by Golfweek Donald Trump The game will instead be portrayed as Trump’s refuge, something he did while ignoring a pandemic that has claimed 365,000 lives, refusing to acknowledge a resounding electoral defeat, and inciting feeble-minded fascists to violence that left five people dead at the opposite end of Pennsylvania Avenue. That’s the best case scenario. The alternative? That a sport which prides itself on values like honesty, integrity and devotion to...
    There’s been more than a dozen White House resignations since Wednesday, when hundreds of violent, pro-Trump rioters vandalized the halls of Congress, threatened lawmakers and left five dead. Most of the resignees explicitly blamed their departures on the president’s refusing to accept his election loss and urging a mob to march to the Capitol during Wednesday’s raucous "Save America March." Those who’ve jumped ship just two weeks before the official handover on Jan. 20 include two Cabinet members — Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao plus former Cabinet member Mick Mulvaney. Betsy DeVos Education Secretary Previously a staunch Trump supporter, DeVos resigned on Thursday, citing the "unconscionable" riot that caused widespread destruction at the Capitol a day earlier. "There is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation, and it is the inflection point for me," DeVos told Trump in her resignation, which was obtained by The Wall Street Journal. (Getty Images) Elaine Chao Transportation...
    Senior White House aide Hope Hicks will leave the White House this coming week, two sources familiar with the matter said, according to Bloomberg News on Friday. The sources said Hicks informed colleagues that her resignation isn’t due to Wednesday’s Capitol Hill riots, according to Bloomberg News. Rioters descended on the Capitol Building amidst a march against the Electoral College’s certification of the election results, according to numerous outlets. (RELATED: Hope Hicks Has Coronavirus, Traveled With Trump Wednesday) Two members of President Donald Trump’s cabinet and numerous officials of lower rank have resigned from the administration, reasoning that Trump’s rhetoric incited Wednesday’s unrest, Bloomberg News reported. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos resigned Thursday, telling Trump that there “is no mistaking the impact your rhetoric had on the situation,” according to her resignation letter obtained by the Daily Caller. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao resigned Thursday, saying that the riots “deeply troubled her.”...
    Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer said President Donald Trump is “on his own,” The Associated Press reported Saturday. “At this point, I won’t defend him anymore,” Fleischer told the AP. “I won’t defend him for stirring the pot that incited the mob. He’s on his own.” Fleischer is a GOP strategist and was a White House press secretary under former President George W. Bush, according to the AP. Fleischer also voted for Trump. Rioters descended on the Capitol building during Wednesday’s march, protesting against the Electoral College’s certification of the presidential election results, multiple sources said. Members of the mob broke into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office after getting past Capitol Police and breaking into the Capitol. The former White House press secretary had suggested Wednesday, just before a mob stormed the Capitol, that 2016 protests against the president cleared the way for Wednesday’s protests. Fleischer tweeted that...
    Rev. Franklin Graham on Friday urged President Trump to invite President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and their spouses to the White House to “begin the healing and preparation for a smooth transition.” “Thank you President Donald J. Trump for your conciliatory words to the nation last night,” Graham began. “I hope you will quickly invite President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, and their spouses to the White House for a meeting to begin the healing and preparation for a smooth transition,” he continued, adding that the nation is praying for the leaders of the nation: Thank you President Donald J. Trump for your conciliatory words to the nation last night. I hope you will quickly invite… Posted by Franklin Graham on Friday, January 8, 2021 President Trump addressed the nation on Thursday night, announcing plans for a smooth transition to President-elect Biden, while calling for a moment of...
    Dr Deborah Birx warned that the United States could have its own home-grown mutant strain of COVID-19, in the same way that Britain does, because the virus is spreading so fast. Birx, who announced before Christmas that she would retire when Joe Biden takes office, after being left red-faced for ignoring COVID guidelines during the holidays, made the analysis during a recent meeting of the White House coronavirus taskforce. She presented a series of graphs and charts, officials have said, which showed a serious spike in cases. Birx speculated that this could be because a new, more infectious variant of the virus is circulating - in the same way that Britain has been shaken by the new B.1.1.7 strain.  Dr Deborah Birx speculated that a new, home-grown variant of COVID-19 could be circulating Birx, pictured in March, circulated new charts at a recent taskforce meeting to make her...