Rapper Kanye West is scheduled to have lunch with President Donald Trump at the White House today. The meeting is just the latest turn in an unexpected friendship between the former New York real estate mogul and the Chicago musician.Here is a brief history of West's outspoken support of Trump.Prior to the rise of TrumpPrior to Donald Trump's foray into politics, West has had a contentious relationship with former presidents. During a telethon to support the victims of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, West famously went off-script to tell viewers that then-President George Bush "doesn't care about black people."West had a hot-and-cold relationship Bush's successor, President Barack Obama. The Chicagoan reportedly consulted with West and rapper Jay-Z during his presidential campaign in 2008. But after West infamously interrupted Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at the 2009 VMAs, Obama reportedly called West a "jackass" in an off-the-record comment to ABC … [Read more...] about Kanye West: A history of the rapper’s outspoken support of President Donald Trump
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Philip Bump, The Washington Post Published 8:24 am PDT, Tuesday, October 9, 2018 President Donald Trump welcomed Brett Kavanaugh to the White House on Monday evening for a ceremonial swearing-in as the Supreme Court's new associate justice. The event was much more a culmination of a political fight than a legal one. Kavanaugh's legal philosophy faded into the background over the last month as the country debated assault allegations that had emerged against him. The speech by Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, in which she confirmed that she would support Kavanaugh's nomination focused heavily on jurisprudence, but by then the Kavanaugh fight had become about left vs. right, not about rights and precedent. The extent to which Trump himself was well-read on Kavanaugh's decisions before the nomination is unclear. "No president has ever consulted more widely, or talked with more people from more backgrounds, to seek input about a Supreme Court nomination," Kavanaugh said when … [Read more...] about The legal philosophy of President Donald Trump
PRESIDENT Donald Trump drew laughter from UN delegates with a typically blistering speech - but what did he say? Here's our lowdown on what he said, and why the members laughed. What did President Donald Trump say in his UN speech? President Trump bragged about his “extraordinary” achievements in a rambling speech to UN assembly members on September 25 2018. He said: "My administration has accomplished more in two years than almost any administration in the history of our country... so true. "Soon American will be more powerful that it has ever been before. Stronger, safer and richer than it was when I assumed office. "Standing up for America and for American people.” JUST TATTOO OF US Parents show love for kids by having their FACES tattooed on themselves 'WHITEWASH' Disney forced to redraw its black princess after her skin 'had been whitened' RUBBISH IDEA 50,000 to start having bins collected once a MONTH despite fears over rats KIDNAP FEARS Autistic boy, 6, feared … [Read more...] about What did President Donald Trump say in his UN speech and why did the members laugh?
Aug 21, 1:02 PM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury Technology By Alex Perry 08/21/18 AT 12:31 PM Weeks after several websites and tech platforms purged at least one prominent, far-right user, President Donald Trump said that the practice of banning "certain" accounts is dangerous. In an interview with Reuters, the president called out sites like Facebook and Twitter for allegedly working to silence conservative voices.In early August, Facebook, Spotify, iTunes and more removed content belonging to right-wing conspiracy theorist and podcast host Alex Jones. Jones, who has frequently pushed the theory that the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax, was cited for violating the terms of service on several platforms, justifying him being banned. Twitter only suspended Jones for a week.Trump’s comments to Reuters indicate the president is unhappy with how social networks treat some right-wing accounts.“I … [Read more...] about President Donald Trump Calls Facebook, Twitter Account Banning ‘Dangerous’
U.S. Donald Trump treason Vladimir Putin Helsinki President Donald Trump’s Helsinki summit with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin earlier this week sparked widespread debate between his critics and supporters on whether the president acted in the best interests of America. Trump hit back at his “haters” on Wednesday and defended his performance by promising “big results” and better America-Russia relations. “So many people at the higher ends of intelligence loved my press conference performance in Helsinki,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Putin and I discussed many important subjects at our earlier meeting. We got along well which truly bothered many haters who wanted to see a boxing match. Big results will come!” However, citizens do not appear to be convinced. According to a new Ipsos poll, 49 percent of Americans said Trump acted “treasonous” during the summit and ensuing press conference, with only 27 … [Read more...] about President Donald Trump Acted Treasonous in Helsinki Says Half of America in New Poll