‘SHITHOLE’ PROJECTED ONTO TRUMP HOTEL IN WASHINGTON DC

Trump Hotel in downtown Washington DC got a surprise makeover last night—with the expletive President Donald Trump has used to describe developing world countries beamed onto its outer walls.

Video posted on Twitter shows the words “This Place is a Shithole” projected onto the walls of the hotel Saturday night, alongside poop emojis, and an arrow pointing at the establishment’s arched entrance.

In a meeting with lawmakers last week on protection for immigrants, Trump had reportedly called developing world countries including Haiti and some African states “shithole” countries. Trump’s words have been described as “racist” by the U.N.’s human rights office.

Other messages beamed onto the building Saturday included “The President of the United States is a Known Racist and Nazi Sympathiser,” alluding to the president’s controversial comments after the Charlottesville white nationalist rally in August.

Video of the stunt was posted on the Twitter account of Robin Bell, who has previously used projectors for political messages—projecting “emoluments welcome” and images of flags where Trump has business projects on the wall of the hotel in May.

Trump is being sued by activists for allegedly violating a clause of the constitution banning presidents from receiving cash gifts by foreign governments.

That same month, Bell projected “#SessionsMustGo” and “I thought the KKK was OK until I learned that they smoked pot” on the Department of Justice building, in reference to Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

He was also responsible for a projection of the words “Pay Trump bribes here” above the doorway of the Trump International Hotel in Washington.

Bell has been described by The Washington Post as a “hit-and-run editorial writer.”

Hillary Clinton Blasts Trump’s Haiti Comments, But Forgets What Clintons Did to Haiti

After media blew up with President Donald Trump’s reported comments about Haiti and African countries, perhaps the last person that one would expect to weigh in was Hillary Clinton. But weigh in she did and with a particularly ironic tweet given what many people believe the Clintons did in the wake of the Haitian earthquake in 2010.

From Daily Caller:

“The anniversary of the devastating earthquake 8 years ago is a day to remember the tragedy, honor the resilient people of Haiti, & affirm America’s commitment to helping our neighbors,” Clinton wrote in a statement posted to Twitter. “Instead, we’re subjected to Trump’s ignorant, racist views of anyone who doesn’t look like him.”

Trump denied making the reported comments.

“Never said anything derogatory about Haitians other than Haiti is, obviously, a very poor and troubled country. Never said ‘take them out.’ Made up by Dems. I have a wonderful relationship with Haitians,” the president wrote later, adding that he “probably should record future meetings – unfortunately, no trust!”

But if Trump made the comments, describing a country as a’s–thole,’ while crude, is not racist as Clinton claimed, simply a statement on the difficulties that exist in that country.

Moreover, Hillary is really not the person who can speak about how one treats Haiti with any credibility. The Haitians supported Trump in large measure in the election because of the horrible things they believed the Clintons did in the wake of the earthquake.

Many Haitians believe they didn’t see a lot of the $10 billion that was supposed to be invested in the country because it went through the hands of the Clintons and to ‘FOB’ (Friends of Bill) but not to the people.

Haitians protested against Hillary Clinton hoping to prevent her from ever becoming president.

Here’s a bit on some of the things that the Clintons did as reported in the book “Clinton Cash.” Listen and you can understand why the Haitians protesting were so disturbed.

President Trump’s Slur Is An Insult To America, Too

The ugliest profanity President Trump uttered about immigrants and their countries of origin may not be the single word we’ve heard and read over and over these past couple of days. It was when the president reportedly asked the bipartisan group of legislators at the White House, “Why do we want all these people here?” — an apparent reference to people from Africa especially — then added: “We should have more people from Norway.”

The profanity is that the president of the United States said, quite plainly, that he believes the United States should have an immigration policy that encourages more whites than black or Hispanic immigrants. The word for that is racism — a real profanity. And it profanes a United States that was built by the sweat, muscle and blood of immigrants of all races.

Many — millions — came from places that were then derided as poor, savage and uncivilized: the holes of humanity of their time. Immigrants came from dirt-poor farms in Ireland; the destitute villages of Sicily; the shtetls and ghettos of Russia, Poland and Germany; the parched fields of Mexico and the Caribbean; the hutongs of China; and the bustees of India. And of course, millions of Africans came because they were brutally torn from their families and homes and sold into slavery.

Few of the immigrants who built this country came to America with wealth, titles or even sure prospects for a better future. They had strong hearts and willing hands. Many had to contend with racism after they arrived here, but the children that were born to them here would have the same rights as any family that came over on the Mayflower.

Immigrants from so many impoverished and deadly places made America rich in all ways. They built America’s great cities and industries, factories and schools. They made the American dream come alive in the world. As former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher observed from across the ocean, “Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy.” The immigrants who arrive today from Haiti, El Salvador, Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Ghana and a hundred other places keep that dream going with their own lives.

The president’s choice of language demands attention and has been denounced around the world, including by members of his own political party. But remove that one ugly, sensational word from his remarks and what remains might be no less profane. When you slur and insult people from countries who have helped make America, America is smeared, too.

Ex-Obama defense official on Hawaii false alarm: ‘Thank God the President was playing golf’

A former Defense Department official under former President Obama reacted to the false alert that a ballistic missile was headed toward Hawaii on Saturday by saying “thank God the President was playing golf.”

Patrick Granfield, a former strategic communications director at the Pentagon, posted the tweet after Hawaii officials declared the emergency alert was a false alarm.

Critics went after Trump for being at his Trump International Golf Course in Florida when the false alarm alert was sent out on Saturday.

The false alarm came amid heightened tensions between the U.S. and North Korea over Pyongyang’s nuclear program and continued testing of ballistic missiles.

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) accused Trump of not taking the threat of North Korea’s nuclear program seriously during a phone interview with CNN minutes after the false alarm.

Gabbard had posted a tweet saying that “there is no incoming missile to Hawaii” and adding she confirmed with officials that the alert, sent to mobile devices and televisions across Hawaii, was a false alarm.

U.S. Pacific Command spokesman Cmdr. David Benham said in a statement that the military “has detected no ballistic missile threat to Hawaii” and that an “earlier message was sent in error.”

Another alert was sent out on Hawaii’s emergency system 38 minutes later calling the initial alert a false alarm.

Well, It Looks Like Hillary Clinton Could Actually Become President

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has asserted that it is possible the the Russian government’s influence campaign during the 2016 presidential race could have compromised the legitimacy of President Donald Trump’s election win.

On Sept. 18, Clinton stated that she believed it was possible that Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential race had undermined the legitimacy of election results.

“No, I wouldn’t rule it out,” Clinton told NPR during an interview about her new campaign memoir, “What Happened.”

Clinton added that while she held suspicions that Trump had aided or abetted the Russian government’s influence campaign, she did not believe that the election result could be scrapped for a do-over.

“I don’t know if there’s any legal constitutional way to do that,” Clinton said. “I think you can raise questions.”

Currently, there is a federal probe and several congressional investigations into whether associates of the Trump campaign allegedly colluded with Russian officials to subvert the 2016 election. On June 15, the president took to social media to blast the investigations as a coordinated witch hunt.

“You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history — led by some very bad and conflicted people!” Trump tweeted out.

Clinton asserted during her interview that Trump’s hostility toward the investigations into Russia’s role during the election was suspicious.

“Let me just put it this way, if I had lost the popular vote but won the electoral college and in my first day as president the intelligence community came to me and said, ‘The Russians influenced the election,’ I wouldn’t never stood for it,” Clinton continued. “Even though it might’ve advantaged me, I would’ve said ‘We’ve got to get to the bottom of this.'”

On Sept. 11, Clinton disclosed during an interview that she believed that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials during the 2016 presidential race.

“There certainly was communication and there certainly was an understanding of some sort,” Clinton told USA Today. “Because there’s no doubt in my mind that (Russian President Vladimir) Putin wanted me to lose and wanted Trump to win. And there’s no doubt in my mind that there was a tangle of financial relationships between Trump and his operation with Russian money.”

The former Secretary of State added “And there’s no doubt in my mind that the Trump campaign and other associates have worked really hard to hide their connections with Russians.”

On Sept. 14, Clinton asserted that the Russian government’s influence campaign had a demonstrable impact on the election outcome.

“This was a highly sophisticated influence operation,” Clinton told CNN. “I believe it did affect people’s votes. I think it cost me votes. … No nation, particularly an adversary nation, can mess with our democracy.”

Melania Disappears; Second Trump Affair Bombshell In Two Days Announced

2018 has been quite a year for political news already. It’s been just in the first couple of weeks, for instance, that the wildly controversial book by Michael Wolff called Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House was published, setting off a chain of events that eventually culminated in Steve Bannon leaving his position at Breitbart News.

Now, there is other news to mark the very beginning of 2018, news that some have pointed out would, in most any other administration, dominate the news cycle for much longer than it’s set to in the case of this administration.

On Friday, the Wall Street Journal reported a story that had been the subject of rumors for some time — an alleged affair between Donald Trump and porn star Stormy Daniels. According to the Journal, Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen arranged a “hush money” payment to Daniels of $130,000 just one month or so before the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Daniels had been in talks with Good Morning America and The Daily Beast about potentially getting her story published.

Now, The Daily Beast has published information about one of the three original sources that prompted their talks with Daniels about publishing her story, fellow porn star Alana Evans.

According to the publication, Evans was in the area of the July 2006 American Century Celebrity Golf Championship at the Edgewood Tahoe in Stateline, Nevada, which is where Daniels apparently met Trump, with the two of them posing for a photo.

As Evans explained:

‘It was the second day of our trip, we were in a hotel with a tattoo parlor, and the hotel had huge windows so you could see people outside. When I saw Stormy, I was like WTF? I opened the door, called out to her, and she joined me while [my colleague] got a tattoo. Stormy said she met Donald Trump and then tells me about the golf tournament and how she’s supposed to hang out with him later that night, and she invited me. Stormy said Donald knew exactly who she was and wanted to meet her.’

According to Evans, later that night, Daniels repeatedly called her and invited Evans to join her and Trump in the latter’s hotel room. At one point, Evans says she heard Trump himself on the other end of the phone, but she did not want to get involved and says that she turned her phone off.

The next day, she asked Daniels how the previous night had gone, and she explains what happened as follows:

‘She tells me, ‘All I’m going to say is: I ended up with Donald in his hotel room. Picture him chasing me around his hotel room in his tighty-whities.’ I was like, ‘Oh I really didn’t need to hear that!’ Then she said he offered her keys to his condos in Florida, and I was like, ‘Wow guess you had a good night,’ and that was the last we ever spoke of it.’

The Daily Beast also confirmed the alleged Trump/ Daniels relationship with two other sources.

Daniels’ alleged relationship with Trump took place in the months after Melania — the present first lady — gave birth to Donald’s youngest son, Barron. Melania and Barron who presently live with Donald Trump in the White House, moved there some months after Trump’s inauguration.

Cohen, in a statement provided to The Daily Beast, denied the Daniels/ Trump relationship but apparently did not deny the hush money payment.

As he put it:

‘These rumors have circulated time and again since 2011. President Trump once again vehemently denies any such occurrence as has Ms. Daniels.’

Of course, an extramarital affair with a porn star isn’t where Trump’s alleged sexual misconduct ends. In the era of Trump, a story of an alleged affair with a porn star is quickly overshadowed by the fact that the president is credibly alleged to have sexually harassed and assaulted numerous women in the years and decades before he decided to run for president.

BREAKING: Indictment Handed Out In Russian Bribery Case Involving Uranium One, Hillary Clinton

An 11-count indictment was handed out on Friday connected to the alleged Russian bribery scheme involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Obama administration, and Uranium One.

The charges are against Mark Lambert, who is the “former co-president of a Maryland-based transportation company that provides services for the transportation of nuclear materials to customers in the United States and abroad.” Lambert 54, of Maryland, was charged with “one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and to commit wire fraud, seven counts of violating the FCPA, two counts of wire fraud and one count of international promotion money laundering,” the DOJ said in a statement.

The charges are connected to the alleged bribery scheme that involves “Vadim Mikerin, a Russian official at JSC Techsnabexport (TENEX), a subsidiary of Russia’s State Atomic Energy Corporation and the sole supplier and exporter of Russian Federation uranium and uranium enrichment services to nuclear power companies worldwide, in order to secure contracts with TENEX.”

TENEX is the commercial sales arm for Russia’s Rosatom, which took full control of Uranium One in 2013.

A report from October revealed that federal agents started collecting evidence in 2009 about Russian officials that were engaged in bribery, kickbacks, extortion, and money laundering connected to the Uranium One deal:

Federal agents used a confidential U.S. witness working inside the Russian nuclear industry to gather extensive financial records, make secret recordings and intercept emails as early as 2009 that showed Moscow had compromised an American uranium trucking firm with bribes and kickbacks in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, FBI and court documents show.

They also obtained an eyewitness account — backed by documents — indicating Russian nuclear officials had routed millions of dollars to the U.S. designed to benefit former President Bill Clinton’s charitable foundation during the time Secretary of State Hillary Clinton served on a government body that provided a favorable decision to Moscow, sources told The Hill.

Rather than bring immediate charges in 2010, however, the Department of Justice (DOJ) continued investigating the matter for nearly four more years, essentially leaving the American public and Congress in the dark about Russian nuclear corruption on U.S. soil during a period when the Obama administration made two major decisions benefiting Putin’s commercial nuclear ambitions.

 

In December, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered that prosecutors at the DOJ start “interviewing FBI agents about evidence they uncovered in a criminal investigation into a highly-controversial uranium deal that involves Bill and Hillary Clinton.”

New racist comments about welfare recipients by President Trump just came to light

The country is finally waking up to what many on the left — especially those of color — have been saying for years now: Donald J. Trump is a vile racist.

His comments yesterday that El Salvador, Haiti, and Africa are “shitholes” from which we shouldn’t be taking immigrants has rendered it impossible for his supporters to claim any longer that he is anything other than an avowed bigot. Trump is a white supremacist hiding in plain sight, and it’s nothing less than cowardly to deny it.

Now, another stunning racist sentiment from our president has surfaced to fan the flames of global outrage.

NBC News reports that in March, during a meeting with the Congressional Black Caucus, an attendee stated that welfare cuts would negatively affect her constituents, adding that not all of them are black.

“Really? Then what are they?” Trump asked, apparently unable to fathom the idea that anyone other than African Americans might benefit from social welfare programs.

The fact that he was willing to make such a blatantly racist comment in a meeting with the Black Caucus show just how deeply ingrained his bigotry is. Trump not only assumes every person benefitting from welfare is black, he assumes everyone else assumes it as well.

In reality, most Americans using the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, also referred to as Food Stamps, are white. HuffPost reports that 40.2% of recipients are white, and only 25.7% are black.

During the same meeting, Trump asked the members of the Black Caucus if any of them knew incoming Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson.

“Carson, the only black member of Trump’s Cabinet, had never served in Congress and spent his career as a surgeon. None of the lawmakers knew Carson, and Trump found that surprising, the attendees said,” writes Vivian Salama of NBC.

Again, Trump demonstrated the bottomless depths of his ignorance. He thought that since the members of the meeting were black, they would naturally know Ben Carson simply because he is also black. His idiotic assumptions might be funny if they were so flagrantly offensive and damaging.

Trump is a disgusting racist. Every American must accept that fact, and vote him out of office the first chance they get. Anything less is a complete dereliction of moral obligations.

Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe would punch President Trump: ‘This guy thinks he can intimidate everybody’

Outgoing Democratic Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe talked tough about President Trump on MSNBC Thursday night, fantasizing to an admiring Chris Matthews about punching out the commander-in-chief.

“You would have to pick him up off the floor,” McAuliffe said on “Hardball,” as he described what he would do if President Trump ever got in his “space.”

“That would be the last time Donald Trump ever did that,” added the longtime Clinton crony who reportedly could be considering a 2020 presidential run.

The talk turned dark after Matthews said Trump can “take people who are level headed, like Jeb Bush, and makes them look weak,” and aksed McAuliffe what he would do if Trump attempted to invade his personal space the way he famously hovered over Hillary Clinton during a presidential debate.

Matthews found the comments quite amusing, letting out a smiling gasp before finally getting himself together to say, “You mean you’d deck him.”

Back in 2016, Trump was criticized by the left for standing directly behind Clinton during a town hall style debate. McAuliffe has been a close ally of the Clintons and served as co-chairman of Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign in addition to heading up Hillary’s 2008 campaign. He says he would have reacted differently than his friend did.

“Listen, if this guy got in my space, you wanna get in my space, I’ve always said Chris, you punch me, I’m going to punch back twice as hard. And it wouldn’t be hard to do it, but you know, this guy thinks he could intimidate everybody. It’s disgraceful. It’s embarrassing,” McAuliffe said.

The former governor then reiterated his threat, “If he ever came over and leaned on me and got in my space, that would be the last time Donald Trump ever did that. I promise you that.”

Matthews glowingly responded that McAuliffe “sounds like an Irish-American politician” and complimented his “performance” on the program.

McAuliffe may eventually get his chance to confront Trump, as his name has been mentioned as a potential 2020 Democratic candidate.

Governor-elect Ralph Northam is scheduled to replace McAuliffe as Virginia’s governor on Saturday.

Good People Don’t Defend A Bad Man

At times in this life it can be a challenge to figure out who the bad people are, but sometimes they help you.

Sometimes they do the work for you.

Sometimes with their every vulgar, bitter word from their mouth, they testify to their personal malignancy and they make it easy to identify them.

Generally speaking, there are things that good people do and things good people don’t do.

Good people don’t refer to entire countries as “shitholes”—most notably countries that have given birth to our very humanity; ones that for hundreds of years have been colonized and poached and mined of their riches by powerful white men; countries whose people have been enslaved and sold and forced to come and build your country.

Good people by any measurement we might use—simply don’t say such things.

Of course good people also don’t say they could grab women by the genitalia, either.
They don’t defend racists and nazis and call them “fine people,” days after murdering a young girl and terrorizing an American city.
They don’t brag about their penis size during debates, or suggest protestors at campaign rallies should be roughed up, or crack jokes about captured war heroes, or make fun of the physically disabled.
They don’t.

Good people don’t tweet anti-Muslim rhetoric in the moments immediately following a bombing in order to bolster a position.
They don’t leave American territories filled with brown skinned people without power for months upon months, after publicly ridiculing their public servants and questioning their people’s resolve.
They don’t erase protections for the water and the air, for the elderly, the terminally ill, the LGBTQ.
They don’t take away healthcare from the sick and the poor without an alternative.
They don’t gouge the working poor and shelter the wealthy.
They don’t abuse their unrivaled platform to Twitter-bait world leaders and to taunt private citizens.
Good people don’t prey upon the vulnerable, they don’t leverage their power to bully dissenters, and they don’t campaign for sexual predators.

But this President is simply not a good human being, and there’s simply no way around this truth.

He is the ugliest personification of the Ugly American, which is why, as long as he is here and as long as he represents this nation, we will be a fractured mess and a global embarrassment. He will be the ever lowering bar of our legacy in the world.

And what is painfully obvious in these moments, isn’t simply that the person alleging to lead this country is a terrible human being—it is that anyone left still defending him, applauding him, justifying him, amening him, probably is too.

At this point, the only reason left to support this President, is that he reflects your hateful heart;he shares your contempt of people of color, your hostility toward outsiders, your ignorant bigotry, your feeling of supremacy.

A white President calling countries filled with people of color shitholes, is so far beyond the pale, so beneath decency, and so blatantly racist that it shouldn’t merit conversation. It should be universally condemned. Humanity should be in agreement in abhorring it.

And yet today (like so many other seemingly rock bottom days in the past twelve months) they will be out there: white people claiming to be good people and Christian people, who will make excuses for him or debate his motives or diminish the damage.

They will dig their heels in to explain away or to defend, what at the end of the day is simply a bad human being saying the things that bad human beings say because their hearts harbor very bad things.

No, good people don’t call countries filled with beautiful, creative, loving men and women shitholes.

And good people don’t defend people who do.

You’re going to have to make a choice here.