Turns Out, It’s a Bad Idea for Trump to Talk to Families of Fallen Soldiers

At least he didn’t talk about his electoral victory?

U.S. President Donald Trump told U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson’s widow Tuesday that “he knew what he signed up for …but when it happens it hurts anyway,” when he died serving in northwestern Africa, according to Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Miami Gardens.

“Yes, he said it,” Wilson said. “It’s so insensitive. He should have not have said that. He shouldn’t have said it.”

The president called about 4:45 p.m. and spoke to Johnson’s pregnant widow, Myeshia Johnson, for about five minutes. She is a mother to Johnson’s surviving 2-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter. The conversation happened before Johnson’s remains arrived in a commercial Delta Airlines flight at Miami International Airport.

Somebody Thought the World Needed an Anne Frank Halloween Costume

As bad as this is, I’m just really, really glad it’s not a “Sexy Anne Frank” costume:

The costume, a blue button-up dress, is accessorized with a green beret and a brown shoulder bag.

It’s “reminiscent of the kind of clothing” young girls are likely to have worn in the 1930s and 1940s, said a product description below the image of a model — a brown-haired girl with a smile on her face and her hand on her waist.

For $25 (plus shipping), “your child can play the role of a World War II hero” on Halloween, it promised.

But the costume portraying Anne Frank, the Jewish teenager whose diary chronicled the horrors of the Nazi regime, was called offensive by numerous critics, including major advocacy groups. So Halloweencostumes.com, an online retailer, removed the item from its website, and its spokesman apologized, saying offending people wasn’t the company’s intention.

Teacher Tells Students to “Speak American”

Since we’re now in Trump’s Amerikkka, I wouldn’t be surprised if this happened during spanish class:

CLIFFSIDE PARK — Dozens of students walked out of classes in protest at Cliffside Park High School on Monday, days after a video of a teacher telling children to “speak American” appeared on social media.

Around 11:30 a.m., a fire alarm was pulled and hundreds of students came outside the school accompanied by staff members.

Some students in this heavily-Hispanic district enthusiastically waved flags symbolizing their heritage as cheers went up from crowds gathered outside.

“Men and women are fighting. They are not fighting for your right to speak Spanish,” the teacher says in the video. “They are fighting for your right to speak American.”