Fri Jun 19, 2020 AT 10:48 AM EDT
President Donald Trump on Friday warned individuals against protesting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, ahead of his Saturday campaign rally there, suggesting any demonstrators would be treated harshly.
“Any protesters, anarchists, agitators, looters or lowlifes who are going to Oklahoma please understand, you will not be treated like you have been in New York, Seattle, or Minneapolis,” Trump tweeted Friday. “It will be a much different scene!”
Trump has heavily criticized Democratic leaders in New York, Seattle, and Minneapolis for not sufficiently cracking down on demonstrations that have erupted across the country to protest racism and police brutality in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Read Full Story
Wed Jun 17, 2020 AT 12:21 PM EDT
Having failed to knock President Donald Trump from office, former national security adviser John Bolton is working on a second swing at the president, this time with the release of his tell-all memoirs just ahead of elections.
He’s running into interference from the White House, however, which is raising questions as to whether “public service” should always entitle an official to hold a policy sword over the president’s head or make a big bundle of cash.
The press is framing the issue as one of transparency, and Trump being a dictator. Bolton is using the controversy to gin up sales — everyone is now supposed to think there must be something really juicy inside, so buy the book.
The reality is, book publishing by people with high classified security clearances has always been a matter of contentious disputes. Read Full Story
Mon Jun 15, 2020 AT 4:53 PM EDT
Anarchists in Seattle have for days been “running” a police-free area of the city that they originally named the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. But as Congressman Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, pointed out over the weekend, they are far from being “autonomous” if they are requesting supplies from the real world.
Among the items needed on a sign posted in the area are clothes, Gatorade, tents, backpacks, body lotion, shoes, laundry bags, sunglasses, and other supplies.
“I just want to remind all that when you create an ‘autonomous zone,’ you don’t get to demand a long list of supplies from the orderly capitalist society that you are rebelling against,” the congressman pointed out. “Kind of defeats the meaning of ‘autonomous.’” Read Full Story