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  • fortyacres
    fortyacres Members, Moderators Posts: 4,480 Regulator
  • Angeles1son85
    Angeles1son85 I'm an animal I shoulda been born in Jumanji Los AngelesMembers Posts: 13,544 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I honesty think trumps done he wants out gonna pardon his family and get out the white house and play the victim card
  • Angeles1son85
    Angeles1son85 I'm an animal I shoulda been born in Jumanji Los AngelesMembers Posts: 13,544 ✭✭✭✭✭
    this is why i wanted roy moore to win or not only mueller to bring trump down so they can destroy themself within mitch woulda stepped down now doug in office and republicans aint even mad and recruiting him

    Jones was asked why Al Franken, the Democratic senator from Minnesota who announced his resignation over accusations of sexual misconduct, should have to resign over offences allegedly committed before he was elected if Trump did not.
    Jones said: “Again, I go back to the fact that those allegations were made and he was elected president of the United States and I think the American people have spoken on that at this time.
    “There’s other things out there but I think at this point we need to move on and try to work with some real issues that are facing the country and not worry about getting at odds with the president any more than we have to.”
    Jones, who also appeared on Fox News Sunday, was asked about his opponent Roy Moore’s refusal to concede the Alabama election. “I think it’s time to move on,” he said, adding that Moore was “hurting the people of Alabama”.

    Jones appears to be pivoting to the right, as if he’s already preparing for a reelection bid in 2020. Tapper asked Jones if he needs to consider voting with Republicans — in the style of former Sen. Howell Heflin, a conservative Democratic senator from Alabama who was a mentor to Jones — to retain the seat in three years. “Of course I do,” Jones said. “I don’t expect to vote solidly for the Republicans or the Democrats.”
  • infamous114
    infamous114 Down in Miami where it's warm in the winter. Members, Moderators Posts: 52,202 Regulator
  • naledgestate
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    He is only concerned of being president to 32% of Americans.

  • stringer bell
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    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/omarosas-departure-highlights-lack-white-house-diversity-51806951
    Omarosa's departure highlights lack of White House diversity

    With Omarosa Manigault Newman's departure, the White House has lost arguably its most prominent and visible African-American senior staffer, serving as a reminder of the lack of diversity at the upper echelons of the Trump administration.

    Manigault Newman was one of just a handful of African-Americans to hold a senior position under Trump. Ben Carson, the secretary of Housing and Urban Development, is the president's only African-American Cabinet member. Jerome Adams, Trump's surgeon general, is also black.

    In an interview Thursday with ABC's "Nightline," Manigault Newman said she often felt lonely as "the only African-American woman in this White House."

    "At times it was very difficult," she said, recalling sitting in morning senior staff meetings, with 30 other assistants to the president, where nobody looked like her.


    "There was a lack of diversity that I will acknowledge," she said in the interview. "And at times it was very lonely. Because the majority of them were white men who had their own agendas. Many of them had never worked with minorities, didn't know how to interact with them."

    White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders insisted to reporters Thursday that the White House staff was indeed diverse, despite evidence to the contrary.

    "Look, we have a really diverse team across the board at the White House," she said, adding, "We always want to continue to grow the diversity here. We're going to continue to do that and continue to work hard. "

    The White House did not respond to requests Thursday for a list of how many African-Americans serve in leadership positions at the White House.

    Trump has often been criticized for his responses to racially charged issues, including when he claimed there was blame on "both sides" for deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this year. Trump has also gone after football players who have chosen to kneel during the national anthem to protest racism and police brutality, and he has repeatedly picked fights with African-Americans.


    Manigault Newman, who was escorted off the White House grounds after resigning, had served as an assistant to the president and director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, working on outreach to various constituency groups.

    It remains unclear who will take over her position, though Sanders said a number of people were already engaged in outreach with the African-American community.

    "This wasn't something that was a singular effort by any one individual," she said. "A member on the Cabinet, Ben Carson, I know, has been engaged and talked with the president on this issue."

    Sanders also mentioned the president had met with Republican Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, who is black.


    Despite a lack of diversity at the top, the Trump administration has elevated a number of women with diverse backgrounds.

    Deputy National Security adviser Dina Powell, who will be departing early in the new year, is Egyptian-American, and Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, is Indian-American. Elaine Chao, the transportation secretary, is Asian-American, and Seema Verma, the administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is Indian-American.
  • stringer bell
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    http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/12/16/omarosas-exit-highlights-the-struggle-of-black-republicans-to-fit-in-at-the-white-house/
    Omarosa’s exit highlights the struggle of black Republicans to fit in at the White House

    Whether she walked out the door on her own or was escorted out by security personnel, Omarosa Manigault’s departure from the White House this week means that there is no longer an African-American in President Donald Trump’s inner circle.

    And the response to the news that she is resigning, or was fired, from her job as director of communications for the office of public liaison suggests that most people didn’t think her presence made a difference anyway because Trump’s administration has been indifferent or outright hostile to communities of color.

    Political pundits on TV and armchair analysts on social media reacted with snark and shade upon hearing that Manigault was leaving the West Wing. Leah Wright Rigueur, a professor of public policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, was a bit taken aback that “people are celebrating — on the left and the right.” Initial reports described a confrontation at a Christmas party with Chief of Staff John F. Kelly that resulted in her forcible removal from the premises. Manigault called that description “100 percent false.”

    White House sources say Kelly fired her, but she says she resigned on her own.

    Manigault’s combative persona and penchant for the spotlight might have contributed to her rocky tenure and unceremonious exit from the Trump administration. But African-Americans in Republican administrations have historically struggled to balance allegiance to their party leaders and to black people skeptical of the GOP’s commitment to improving the conditions in their communities. They are not always embraced by the overwhelming white leadership of the GOP nor by black voters, who are overwhelmingly Democrats and liberals.

    “This is not a new experience for African-Americans working in presidential administrations that are hostile to civil rights,” said Rigueur, who wrote about the subject in a 2014 book entitled, “The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power.” Black Cabinet members and presidential advisers have privately vented about being “disrespected, having their ideas blocked or thrown in the trash.”

    She cited Samuel Pierce, who many believe was unfairly blamed for corruption and cronyism when he was secretary of housing and urban development under President Ronald Reagan. Colin Powell feuded with other top aides when he served as secretary of state in George W. Bush’s White House, and he was singled out for criticism over the Bush administration’s false claims to justify the invasion of Iraq.

    “At the same time they’re being treated really shabbily by these administrations, they feel like they’re being forced into being publicly loyal,” Rigueur said.

    In interviews since her departure, Manigault has talked about the difficulty of being the only black woman among Trump’s senior aides. In a Thursday interview on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” she said she has “seen things that made me uncomfortable, that have upset me and affected me deeply and emotionally and affected my people and my community.” Later Thursday, during an interview on ABC’s “Nightline,” she defended Trump, saying that “he is not a racist.”

    Rigueur acknowledged that Democratic administrations can also take actions that are not in the interests of black people. During last year’s Democratic presidential primary, Hillary Clinton was dogged by criticism of her support for President Bill Clinton’s anti-crime policies that helped fuel racial disparity in the prison population and aggressive policing tactics in black communities. But, Rigueur argued, Democrats sometimes will respond to some pressure.

    Clinton, in the first major policy speech of her campaign, said she regretted having supported those policies and pledged to push for criminal justice reforms. Trump, on the other hand, ran a campaign that was critical of the Black Lives Matter movement and that described African-Americans as living in dilapidated, crime-ridden communities. “What the hell do you have lose?” he said in asking blacks to vote for him instead of Clinton.


    “With Republicans, historically it has been very difficult to push them, and now we have arrived at a place where it is impossible,” she said, referring to the hard-line posture of the Trump administration. Even if Manigault tried to appeal on behalf of black people, “there were so many signs, from the jump, very clear signals that this is not going to go anywhere.”

    Manigault is a longtime Trump loyalist. Their relationship dates back 14 years, when she became the breakout star in the first season of Trump’s reality TV show “The Apprentice.” She enthusiastically campaigned for Trump, defending him against allegations of racism and sexism.

    Like Trump and many of his top advisers and Cabinet secretaries, Manigault had no public policy experience, although she did serve as a low-level White House aide during Clinton’s presidency. Longtime black Republicans with government and policy experience have protested being shut out from working in the administration, and many accused Manigault of blocking them.

    Manigault has endured much criticism for badly managing a campaign to increase funding for historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). She boasted that Trump would do more than President Barack Obama, who was accused of not understanding the importance of the institutions that enroll and graduate the vast majority of black students.

    Instead, Betsy DeVos, Trump’s education secretary, issued a statement praising HBCUs as “pioneers of school choice.” In fact, they were founded because Jim Crow laws prohibited black students from going to white colleges. There were no substantive discussions about increased support. Some HBCU presidents felt that the White House, which released a photo of them with Trump in the Oval Office, had used them as props to bolster Trump’s image with blacks.


  • stringer bell
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    Symone D. Sanders, a Democratic strategist who was a top aide in Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’s presidential campaign, said the problem for Manigault is that African-Americans cannot say for sure that she was fighting for them during her tenure in the administration.

    “Some people argue that Omarosa was not necessarily the best advocate for black people in the Trump White House. She has absolutely been an advocate for historically black colleges and universities,” Symone Sanders said. “But when we see some of the policies and rhetoric coming out of the White House, it’s hard for folks to believe she’s been effective.”

    “I’m a progressive and a Democrat, but I don’t believe everybody needs to be a progressive or a Democrat,” she said. Like many in the Washington political community, Sanders says she has friends whose “ideals align with the Republican Party, and that’s fine.”

    “The problem comes when folks put their values aside,” she said. “With Omarosa, a lot of folks viewed her as someone who put her values aside for politics.”

    Sanders, like Rigueur, says it is important for African-Americans to be represented in all levels of government. Both said the lack of diversity in the Trump administration was a cause for concern, as did Manigault in her “Nightline” interview. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said at her Thursday news briefing, “We have a really diverse team across the board at the White House.”

    Trump has appointed only one black Cabinet member, Ben Carson, who serves as secretary of housing and urban development.

    When Carson was appointed, he hired Shermichael Singleton as the agency’s communications director. While working on Carson’s campaign during the GOP primary, Singleton penned an op-ed critical of Trump’s rhetoric toward communities of color. The article surfaced during a background check, and Singleton was fired.

    Singleton, 27, said some of his peers “thought I was nuts” when he restarted a college Republicans chapter at Morehouse College in 2008, the year that Obama launched his historic and successful bid to become the country’s first black president.

    “People understand, even though they don’t necessarily agree with Republicans or conservatism, that we do need to have voices and for us to have influence on the other side,” he said. “Where our community has great apprehension, and rightly so, and when they question African-American Republicans and conservatives is, at what point do you say to the party that a line has to be drawn?”

    He said he was appalled by Trump’s comments blaming “both sides” after a counterprotester was killed during a rally by white nationalists in Charlottesville, last summer. Singleton also criticized the president and the party’s support for Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, who was accused of sexual assault and misconduct involving teenage girls when he was in his 30s. He also was critical of efforts by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to roll back criminal justice reforms, which included reducing sentences for some nonviolent offenders.
    In the face of such political and policy moves, Singleton said black Republicans and conservatives “should not be surprised when our communities say to us, ‘Why aren’t you guys saying anything?’ That is where a lot of the annoyance and frustration comes from.”

    “I think it’s a matter of courage,” Singleton said. “Just because you belong to a party doesn’t mean you have to acquiesce and go along with everything.”
  • playmaker88
    playmaker88 Boy, I tell you that's vision Like Tony Romo when he hitting Witten Members Posts: 67,905 ✭✭✭✭✭
    🤬 annoys the 🤬 out of me that people are yearning for "diversity" in the white house.. thats like asking for more diversity in 🤬 party.. 🤬 should have to be explained and its some sad 🤬 is coming from some black people also.. Diversity for diversity sake i dont care if there are 50 negroes in the whitehouse..
  • Broddie
    Broddie just me and my bitch NYCMembers Posts: 11,750 ✭✭✭✭✭

    His delusion knows no bounds. Knew Moore was gonna lose yet he went to bat for him quite unapologetically. Until the writing was finally on the wall, that is.
  • Broddie
    Broddie just me and my bitch NYCMembers Posts: 11,750 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2017

    This 🤬 guy always wants to have his cake and eat it too. Confused ass geriatric. I know his health is 🤬 . However it also seems like he's just being his same ol people pleasing self. Tells the GOP "Ok I'm for the tax bill now guys" then it's "no wait I won't be able to vote on it, so the American people won't hate me if I don't right?"

    Make up your mind dude.
  • Elzo69Renaissance
    Elzo69Renaissance Never selling dreams, always serving cream SeattleMembers Posts: 50,709 ✭✭✭✭✭
    i think they gonna try to get Mueller to get tdown or lay down during that meeting this week, ,prolly got some dirt on Miller...that s why Trump is so confident right now
  • Angeles1son85
    Angeles1son85 I'm an animal I shoulda been born in Jumanji Los AngelesMembers Posts: 13,544 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Why trump seem like he telling us a secret and whispering at the press conference right now lol and what happen to we not gonna tell nations what our strategy is lol
  • Angeles1son85
    Angeles1son85 I'm an animal I shoulda been born in Jumanji Los AngelesMembers Posts: 13,544 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2017
    lmao damn man 🤬 is embarrassing
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren Questions Nominee for Education Dept. Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Dec 12, 2017
  • stringer bell
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  • infamous114
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  • Angeles1son85
    Angeles1son85 I'm an animal I shoulda been born in Jumanji Los AngelesMembers Posts: 13,544 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 2017
    damn i never notice she was there too

    One of the more intriguing images related to the Trump-Russia scandal is a photograph from December 2015 of future (now former) National Security Advisor Michael Flynn sitting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at a Moscow gala for the Kremlim-backed news outlet RT. On the other side of the table that night was Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein. Until now, Stein hasn’t offered many details about how she came to be there or what happened beyond saying it was “a great opportunity to lay out some of my foreign policy proposals and get Russian reactions to them.”
    In an interview with The Intercept’s Jeremy Scahill posted on Wednesday, Stein fills in her story about the evening, starting with “the mythology that this was an intimate dinner.” Stein tells Scahill that she did not know she would be seated with Putin or Flynn, and that her interaction with both men was minimal. Putin and his companions, she says, “stormed in” and “really weren’t at the table for very long.” She thought the other members of Putin’s party were his bodyguards—in fact, they were Putin’s spokesman, chief of staff, and deputy chief of staff. Beyond a perfunctory handshake with the Russian leader, she says, “Nobody met anybody. I didn’t hear any words exchanged between English speakers and Russians.”


    lmao her tweeting this
  • infamous114
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  • MarcusGarvey
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    Catch feelings if yall want, i respect GOP zero-🤬 attitude. Dems can learn a thing or two, stop trying to be pathetic centrists
  • naledgestate
    naledgestate Members Posts: 459 ✭✭✭✭✭
    What y'all think?

    You think Trump will fire Mueller?
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