U.S. President Donald Trump suggested on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia may have to pay for continuing America’s military presence in war-ravaged Syria. “We’ve almost completed that task [of defeating the Islamic State] and we’ll be making a determination very quickly, in coordination with others in the area, as to what we’ll do,” Trump told reporters. “Saudi Arabia is very interested in our decision, and I said, ‘Well, you know, you want us to stay, maybe you’re going to have to pay.’”Without providing a timeframe, President Trump doubled down on wanting the U.S. military to “get out” of Syria. “It’s time,” the commander-in-chief responded when asked if he was inclined to pull U.S. forces out of the country.“We were very successful against [the Islamic State]. We’ll be successful against anybody militarily. But sometimes it’s time to come back home, and we’re thinking … [Read more...] about Trump to Saudi Arabia: ‘Maybe You’re Going to Have to Pay’ for U.S. Military Presence in Syria
POLITICS 04/04/2018 07:02 pm ET Updated 19 hours ago Juli Briskman claims Akima LLC broke state law when it fired her over a viral photo of her presidential insult. By Jennifer Bendery 7.8k 30 WASHINGTON ― Juli Briskman made headlines last fall after a photo of her flipping off President Donald Trump’s motorcade while riding her bicycle went viral ― and got her fired. Now Briskman is suing her former employer, government contractor Akima LLC, for potentially breaking state law. In a lawsuit filed Wednesday in Virginia’s Fairfax County Circuit Court, Briskman’s lawyers argue that Akima violated state employment law in firing her because it is illegal for a government contractor to terminate an employee out of fear of unlawful government retaliation. According to the suit, Akima told Briskman she had to go because the photo, which she posted on her Facebook page, violated the company’s social media policy. But Briskman claims … [Read more...] about Woman Fired After Flipping Off Trump’s Motorcade Sues Former Employer
POLITICS 04/05/2018 12:29 am ET Updated 4 hours ago Patrick Stein, a Kansas militiaman whom the feds say planned to slaughter Somali refugees, opened up to a man he thought was an arms dealer. By Ryan J. Reilly 3.8k WICHITA, Kan. ― “We’re already fucking domestic terrorists. They’re just looking for an excuse to come snatch you up.” It was about a month before Donald Trump was elected president, and Patrick Stein was in a hilly field in western Kansas near a lake and an outhouse. Stein, a right-wing militia member who thought Trump was “the Man,” dubbed himself “Orkinman.” Muslims were “cockroaches,” he thought, who needed to be exterminated. The weapon dealer he was meeting in this remote field, Stein believed, would help him pick a poison. “I’m sick of seeing these motherfuckers coming into this country,” Stein told the man, referring to Muslim refugees. “They’re … [Read more...] about Trump Devotee Charged With Terrorist Plot Texted Undercover FBI Agent About Muslim ‘Cleanse’
POLITICS 04/04/2018 03:53 am ET "Calm down and think before you spout off on serious issues," wrote one commenter. By Lee Moran 7.3k 33 Donald Trump Jr. sparked anger online after he used Tuesday’s fatal shooting at YouTube’s headquarters in San Bruno, California, as an excuse to bash liberals. San Diego resident Nasim Aghdam, 39, allegedly shot several people with a handgun before killing herself on Tuesday afternoon. A motive for the shooting is still under investigation. In the wake of the attack, President Donald Trump’s eldest son wrote this muddled message on Twitter: You think there’s any chance whatsoever that a mass shooters hateful Instagram and YouTube channels would be pulled immediately if they were NRA members as opposed to liberal Vegan PETA activists? Asking for a few million friends in the @NRA— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) April 4, 2018 The post drew ire from fellow tweeters, who criticized Trump Jr. … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Jr. Uses YouTube Shooting To Make Incoherent Rant About The Left
POLITICS 04/07/2018 11:15 pm ET Is TrumpStore.com the real "no tax" company? By Mary Papenfuss 130 President Donald Trump has railed against Amazon, falsely claiming the company fails to pay state and local sales taxes on online shipments. But it turns out the Trump Organization retail website collects sales taxes only on goods shipped to two states — while Amazon collects sales taxes in 45 states. The TrumpStore.com website sells Trump-labeled glassware, baseball caps, luggage tags, spa slippers and key chains, among several other items. It collects sales tax only on orders shipped to buyers in Florida and Louisiana, according to the company’s own website, The Wall Street Journal was the first to point out on Friday. TrumpStore.com, which touts itself as the “official retail website of the The Trump Organization,” doesn’t even pay sales taxes on its online shipments in New York, according to the information … [Read more...] about Trump’s Retail Website Only Pays Sales Taxes In 2 States. Amazon Pays Taxes In 45.