William McRaven gained fame for leading the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, but now the retired four-star admiral had resigned from a Pentagon advisory board after offering sharp criticism of Donald Trump.
McRaven led U.S. Special Operations Command from 2011 to 2014, taking the lead on the Pakistan raid that left the Al-Qaeda leader dead. Though retired from active service, McRaven continued to serve in an advisory role on the Defense Innovation Board, a group of leaders that advised Pentagon officials. As Defense News reported, McRaven is now gone from that board after offering a very public criticism of Donald Trump’s action toward former leaders who criticize him.
We’ve become accustomed to Donald Trump’s lies. But now they are becoming more outrageous and offensive. Rather than admit that his efforts to help Puerto Rico in it’s time of need was less than perfect, Trump turns to outlandish lies.
This is what he had to say:
“3000 people did not die in the two hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico. When I left the Island, AFTER the storm had hit, they had anywhere from 6 to 18 deaths. As time went by it did not go up by much. Then, a long time later, they started to report really large numbers, like 3000,”
On the surface this looks like typical Trump administration monstrosity. It needs to be looked into further:
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow reported Tuesday that the Trump administration transferred $9.8 million from FEMA’s budget to ICE, citing budget documents provided by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.).
The big picture: The slash in funding comes as the East Coast braces for Hurricane Florence, which threatens to wreak havoc within days, with two other tropical systems on the horizon. The Department of Homeland Security quickly followed up in a tweet refuting the claims, saying “The money in question — transferred to ICE from FEMA’s routine operating expenses — could not have been used for hurricane response due to appropriation limitations.”
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s approval rating for handling the Russia investigation stands at 50% in a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS. That outpaces President Donald Trump’s approval rating on the matter by 20 points.
Donald Trump on 9-11 talking about one of his buildings. And he was lying then too:
“I mean, 40 Wall Street actually was the second-tallest building in downtown Manhattan, and it was actually before the World Trade Center the tallest, and then when they built the World Trade Center it became known as the second-tallest, and now it’s the tallest,” he said.
Trump’s claim that his building was then the tallest in downtown Manhattan wasn’t accurate — the nearby 70 Pine Street building is 25 feet taller than Trump’s 40 Wall Street, though Trump’s building has four more stories.
Two polls released Monday (from Quinnipiac University and CNN/SSRS) put President Trump’s approval rating below 40%, despite Americans’ satisfaction with strong economic growth.
Why it matters: Voters seem certain the U.S. economy is strong, but as the midterm elections approach, “a majority of voters either do not associate [the economy] with Trump, the Republican Party’s leading figure, or disapprove of the president for other reasons,” per CNBC. And while November is still weeks away, these figures should serve as a red flag to the administration.
Former White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman claimed on MSNBC Sunday that she and other members of the Trump administration texted each other the hashtag “#tfa,” referring to the 25th Amendment, “more than 100 times” during her tenure to discuss President Trump’s “unhinged” actions.
President Trump has agreed to give up his right to pursue millions of dollars in damages against Stormy Daniels in a move to kill litigation over an illegal payoff to the adult-film star.
The maneuver marks a sharp reversal for Trump. His legal team sought earlier to pull Daniels into an arbitration that could have forced her to pay the president more than $20 million for breaking a nondisclosure agreement over her claim of a sexual liaison with Trump in 2006. Trump has denied the affair.
For this reason it’s imperative we remove this madman from the White House:
Donald Trump nearly started a conflict with North Korea in early 2018, when he proposed a tweet that “scared the daylights” out of his defence secretary James Mattis, a new book claims.
“This is all about leader versus leader,” said Mr Trump, according to Fear, an upcoming book by legendary Watergate journalist Bob Woodward seen by the Telegraph. “Man versus man. Me versus Kim.”
Woodward reveals that Mr Trump wanted to send a tweet ordering US military dependents – thousands of family members of 28,500 troops – to leave South Korea.
President Donald Trump will answer questions in writing and under oath for the 2017 defamation lawsuit filed by former “Apprentice” contestant Summer Zervos, the Washington Post reported Sunday.
According to a new court filing, attorneys for the president and Zervos have agreed to the exchange of “written answers and objections” to questions submitted in writing by Sept. 28. Trump will be sworn in prior to the written interrogation.
Zervos, who in 2016 accused Trump of grabbing her breast without her consent and unwanted aggressive kissing in 2007, filed suit against the then president-elect in January 2017. The defamation suit alleges that Trump falsely branded Zervos a liar after she made her accusations public, calling her story “totally made up nonsense.”