I mean, nobody should be surprised by this. To Trump, rape isn’t a bug but a feature. Also, Trump thinks that rethinking your position is a sign of weakness so he’ll double, triple, quadruple down on this.
President Donald Trump on Monday affirmed his continuing support for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh despite the second allegation of sexual misconduct against him that surfaced Sunday, saying that it’s “unfair,” “unjust” and “totally political.”
A source who has been talking to President Trump throughout the Kavanaugh crisis told Axios that “you have no idea” how hard it has been to keep him from attacking his Supreme Court nominee’s accuser.
A White House official said yesterday: “Hopefully he can keep it together until Monday. That’s only, like, another 48 hours right?” It didn’t last that long: this morning, a few hours after this story posted, the president cast doubt on Ford’s allegation on Twitter.
And he has been tweeting about it this morning so he must have found his phone.
Senate Republicans say they would like Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey (R) to appoint a successor to the late Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) who, unlike McCain, would support GOP legislation to repeal ObamaCare.
Republican lawmakers say they won’t have time to hold another vote to repeal the law in 2018 but vow to try again next year if they manage to keep their Senate and House majorities.
“If we re-engage in that discussion in some point in the future, it would be nice to have members who enable us to pass it,” Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune (S.D.) said when asked about the possibility of ObamaCare repeal legislation coming up for a future vote.
Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) said he hopes the next senator from Arizona will be a “strong ally” who “recognizes that ObamaCare is not a proper solution.”
“It hasn’t worked. It’s created a lot of harm and damage to real people,” he added.
A senior Senate GOP aide said the chamber would “absolutely” vote again to repeal ObamaCare but cautioned it would depend on “if we keep the House.”
Not shocking at all. Not sure why anybody is surprised by this stuff still. This administration cruelly separates children from their families without batting a smokey eye, they aren’t going to bother honoring a guy who was captured in Vietnam.
President who uses the flag and respect for veterans as weapons refuses to use flags to respect a veteran. https://t.co/nlqgjP5Ca0
Everything Charles Blow says here is dead on. At this point, Trump supporters are pot-committed. I don’t think it’s even worth wondering what it would take for them to turn at this point. Trump’s talent is being able to hold on to his supporters no matter how awful he becomes. If the Access Hollywood tape didn’t sink him right before the election, then nothing will. He keeps normalizing terrible to his supporters that every rung down is easier for him to go down.
This midterm election coming up in November is really the last chance we have of stopping him. If the Democrats don’t take something back then there is no chance at even putting a speed bump to slow down his dangerous and cruel administration.
I’m kind of enjoying the Omarosa press blitz. I don’t trust much of what Omarosa says to be true but trust Trump even less so am kind of enjoying Trump’s people having to fend off Omarosa’s claims makes me hungry for a slice of schadenfreude cake. Like this claim of Omarosa walking in on Trump eating a piece of paper:
The former White House adviser Omarosa Manigault-Newman claims in her forthcoming memoir that she once saw President Donald Trump eating a piece of paper in the Oval Office, The Washington Post reported Friday, citing excerpts it obtained.
“I saw him put a note in his mouth,” Manigault-Newman wrote, according to the newspaper. “Since Trump was ever the germaphobe, I was shocked he appeared to be chewing and swallowing the paper. It must have been something very, very sensitive.”