I really wish she was running for Pres this time around. Although, she’s really good in the Senate.
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren to Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf: “You should resign. You should give back the money that you took while this scam was going on and you should be criminally investigated by both the Department of Justice and the Securities & Exchange Commission.”
“This just is not right. A cashier is held accountable, but Wall Street executives who never hold themselves accountable, not now and not in 2008 when they crashed the worldwide economy,” Warren said. “The only way that Wall Street will change is if executives face jail time when they preside over massive fraud. We need tough new laws to hold corporate executives personally accountable.”
From BBC News:
Donald Trump Jr’s tweet comparing Skittles to refugees has caused a furore on social media. In a new development, the man who took the photo of the Skittles has revealed himself to be a former refugee.
David Kittos, 48, from Guildford, UK, woke up to find an image he had posted to Flickr in January 2010 had become embroiled in a political controversy.
“This was not done with my permission, I don’t support his politics and I would never take his money to use it,” Mr Kittos told the BBC.
“In 1974, when I was six-years old, I was a refugee from the Turkish occupation of Cyprus so I would never approve the use of this image against refugees.”
I think Reid hits the nail on its glowing orange head with this. Trump’s soft spot has always been when people claim he’s not as rich as he says he is. He is very protective of maintaining his billionaire image and sues anybody who attempts to say that he isn’t that rich.
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) ripped into Donald Trump in remarks from the Senate floor Tuesday, calling Trump a “scammer-in-chief” and accusing Trump of not releasing his tax returns because they would reveal that he is not as rich as he says he is.
“He was born with an inheritance but lost his daddy’s wealth,” Reid said. “That’s why Donald Trump won’t release his tax returns. That’s certainly one of the reasons, of course. He is not worth nearly as much as he claims to be.”
So Junior tweeted this image:
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 19, 2016
Mashable takes some issue with it:
First of all, it’s not original to the Trump/Pence campaign. The idea was tweeted out in August by former Congressman and alt-right raconteur Joe Walsh. Walsh even passive aggressively called Trump Jr. out on it.
The other problem is that it’s mathematically inaccurate. Trump Jr. smartly keeps his meme vague so you can’t pin him down on an exact number to refute him.
But even in generalities, Trump Jr. is wrong.
According to Reference.com, there are 54 Skittles in every 2-ounce bag (the regular size bag you can get at the counter at any gas station or corner store). Let’s assume we can fit three 2-ounce bags of Skittles into a bowl like the one in the ad. That’s 162 Skittles, including three Skittles that would kill us, or, around a 1.9 percent chance you will be killed by a Skittle (or, rather, a terrorist posing as a Syrian refugee).
Just for comparison’s sake, the average American, according to PBS, has a 0.000009 percent chance of dying in a plane crash (1-in-11 million) or a 0.02 percent chance of dying in a car crash (1-in-5,000), meaning Trump Jr. thinks you’re around 100 times more likely to be killed by a Syrian refugee than by a car crash.
Then a rep from Skittles has a response:
— Seth Abramovitch (@SethAbramovitch) September 20, 2016