Anybody else open up the news every single morning while thinking, ‘WTF has he fucked up now?’
Firstly, I don’t give a fuck about Easter, or rolling an easter egg. (To be blunt, as an ex-catholic, I’m not even sure what an easter egg roll even is) What does worry me about this, is that there’s so little confidence in the Trump Administration that people aren’t even sure they can get this right.
This administration gets more stupid by the minute. WTF was Zyklon B then? A health tonic?
White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Tuesday again found himself in hot water, after ham-handedly claiming that Adolf Hitler did not use chemical weapons, seemingly minimizing the atrocities of the Holocaust.
The statement immediately drew fire from Democrats, Jewish groups and Holocaust memorial institutions, who expressed dismay that Spicer would downplay Hitler’s actions by comparing them to the gas attacks allegedly ordered up by Syrian president Bashar Assad and by appearing to refer to concentration camps as a “Holocaust center.”
“We didn’t use chemical weapons in World War II,” Spicer told reporters at the afternoon’s press briefing, as he criticized the Russian government for its support of Assad. “Someone who is despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons. You have to, if you’re Russia, ask yourself, is this a country that you, and a regime that you want to align yourself with?”
In fact, Hitler’s Nazi Germany did use chemical weapons. Many of the Jews who died in the Holocaust were killed in gas chambers using Zyklon B and other poisons. And sarin gas, the weapon believed to have been used by Assad’s regime, was first created and weaponized by Nazi scientists in 1938
“When you’re a star you can do anything you want with them…”
President Donald Trump, who has been publicly accused of sexual assault by more than 15 women and was caught on tape boasting he could grab women “by the pussy” without their consent, has officially proclaimed April 2017 to be National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.
In 2009, Barack Obama became the first president to officially proclaim April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month, although activists had recognized the month as a time to boost awareness of sexual violence for several decades. Since 2009, a proclamation has been released each year by the White House. But 2017 brings us the first year that a president who has been accused of committing sexual assault has issued such a proclamation.
“At the heart of our country is the emphatic belief that every person has unique and infinite value,” reads the beginning of Trump’s statement. “We dedicate each April to raising awareness about sexual abuse and recommitting ourselves to fighting it. Women, children, and men have inherent dignity that should never be violated.”
The statement goes on to affirm a commitment to reducing and ending sexual violence, calling on all Americans “to support survivors of sexual assault and work together to prevent these crimes in their communities.”
Well, this might get very interesting. Where the hell did I put my popcorn gif?
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn has offered to cooperate with congressional investigators in exchange for immunity from prosecution, a suggestion that has been met with initial skepticism, according to people familiar with the matter.
“General Flynn certainly has a story to tell, and he very much wants to tell it, should the circumstances permit,’’ Flynn’s attorney, Robert Kelner, said in a statement Thursday evening. “Out of respect for the committees, we will not comment right now on the details of discussions between counsel for General Flynn and the House and Senate intelligence committees, other than to confirm that those discussions have taken place. But it is important to acknowledge the circumstances in which those discussions are occurring.’’