President Trump fat-shamed a man attending his rally in New Hampshire, thinking he was a protester — but the retired US marshal is actually an ardent supporter who later said, “I love the guy.”
When the president was interrupted by protesters during his speech in Manchester on Thursday night, he looked out in the crowd and noticed the plus-size man pumping his fist.
Such a cruel, cartoonishly evil administration.
The Trump administration on Friday took one of its most aggressive steps yet to legalize anti-transgender discrimination by telling the Supreme Court that federal law allows firing workers solely for being transgender, arguing a Michigan funeral home could fire a transgender woman because she wanted to wear women’s clothing on the job.
Remember, once upon a time, we had a president who could read…… and also wasn’t an inhumane narcissistic lying piece… I could go on.
Obama’s Facebook post has what he has been reading this summer:
It’s August, so I wanted to let you know about a few books I’ve been reading this summer, in case you’re looking for some suggestions. To start, you can’t go wrong by reading or re-reading the collected works of Toni Morrison. Beloved, Song of Solomon, The Bluest Eye, Sula, everything else — they’re transcendent, all of them. You’ll be glad you read them. And while I’m at it, here are a few more titles you might want to explore:
Sometimes difficult to swallow, The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead is a necessary read, detailing the way Jim Crow and mass incarceration tore apart lives and wrought consequences that ripple into today.
Exhalation by Ted Chiang is a collection of short stories that will make you think, grapple with big questions, and feel more human. The best kind of science fiction.
Wolf Hall, Hilary Mantel’s epic fictionalized look at Thomas Cromwell’s rise to power, came out in 2009, but I was a little busy back then, so I missed it. Still great today.
Haruki Murakami’s Men Without Women examines what happens to characters without important women in their lives; it’ll move you and confuse you and sometimes leave you with more questions than answers.
American Spy by Lauren Wilkinson is a whole lot more than just a spy thriller, wrapping together the ties of family, of love, and of country.
The Shallows by Nicholas Carr came out a few years ago, but its arguments on the internet’s impact on our brains, our lives, and our communities are still worthy of reflection, which is something we all could use a little more of in this age.
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren is a beautifully written memoir about the life of a woman in science, a brilliant friendship, and the profundity of trees. Terrific.
Inland by Téa Obreht just came out yesterday, so I won’t spoil anything. But those of you who’ve been waiting for Obreht’s next novel won’t be disappointed.
You’ll get a better sense of the complexity and redemption within the American immigrant story with Dinaw Mengestu’s novel, How to Read the Air.
Maid by Stephanie Land is a single mother’s personal, unflinching look at America’s class divide, a description of the tightrope many families walk just to get by, and a reminder of the dignity of all work.
What is even happening????
There are so many levels of craziness to every single Trump story. Like this one for example when A PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES is making fun of somebody’s weight….. And Trump himself is overweight….. and it turns out he was calling his own supporter fat, not the protester.
During a 2020 reelection rally in New Hampshire, President Donald Trump mistook one of his large adult supporters for (actually thin) protesters being escorted out and then mocked his appearance: “That guy has a serious weight problem. Go home, start exercising!”
Breaking away from the rally as the protesters were led out, Fox News’ Martha MacCallum could be heard chuckling on air as Trump made fun of someone’s weight. “An insult for somebody who was just taken out of there, a protester,” she said.
But according to one on-scene reporter, the president had directed his cutting remarks toward the wrong person.
It’s hard to see from the video but it seems possible Trump made fun of the weight of one of his supporters the security crew, rather than a protester.
Incredible: mere seconds after he demeaned a protester for being overweight, one of the very first things Trump read from the teleprompter was “our movement is a movement of love.” pic.twitter.com/it5bNh75td
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 16, 2019