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Conservatives Say Americans Should Pay Tribute To Melania On The Anniversary Of Her #BeBest Initiative

If perhaps you were wondering why exactly this workweek seemed so full of promise when it began but wound up disappointing you as it grew to a close, it’s probably because Friday was the fifth anniversary of former First Lady Melania Trump’s #BeBest initiative.

Remember #BeBest? Sure ya do. It was meant to address the issue of bullying and cyberbullying, but it always seemed empty (and hypocritical) since Mrs. Trump refused to call her own husband out for his constant social media attacks on anyone who dared to disagree with him or oppose one of his harebrained policies such as letting COVID-19 ravage the United States as he declared that it would magically “disappear” from the face of the planet when the weather got warmer. Since then, over 581,000 Americans have died as a result of the novel coronavirus that failed, one-term former President Donald Trump refused to contain and attack with every resource available to him.

Now, however, according to some conservatives, we’re supposed to all hold hands and sing a hymn of praise to the biggest joke of a first lady (and the only one to once work as a nude model) in the history of the United States.

Benny Johnson, who is featured on Newsmax and is also part of Turning Point USA, lavished Melania with praise, posting this tweet:

What in the actual hell is that all about?! Other than coining a phrase, what exactly did Melania do with the platform she had as first lady? Bupkis. Jack shit. Just like her equally worthless husband, Melania sought photo-ops and glib phrases that did nothing to actually address the problems facing this country.

Lots of Americans weren’t ready to forgive and forget the four years of horror and mayhem Melania’s husband inflicted on the nation, and they let her and Benny Johnson know how they felt:

#BeBest? Melania needs to #BeGone and stay gone.

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Actress Vivica A. Fox Says Ivanka Trump Used A Racist Insult On The Set Of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

Much like her father and brothers, Ivanka Trump likes to pretend that she’s not bigoted, but then she opens her mouth and proves otherwise.

Actress Vivica A. Fox was a contestant on “The Celebrity Apprentice” back in 2015, and she told host Andy Cohen on Friday’s episode of “For Real: The Story of Reality TV,” that not only did Ivanka make a racist remark, but she probably didn’t even realize she’d done so:

“I’ll never forget that when I did ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ and Ivanka Trump, she said, ‘Wow, you speak very well.’

“No, Andy. I hate to say it. I don’t think she knew at the time that she was insulting us. I really think that she thought she was complimenting us. That it was like, ‘Oh, wow, you guys are intelligent.’”

Cohen noted that he was somewhat shocked Ivanka’s remark was allowed to make the final edit of the episode, but he chalked it up to white people being clueless just how offensive such a comment is to a black person:

“Think of the layers and layers of white people that saw a cut of that show and aired it and they said, ‘Oh, this is great.'”

Failed, one-term former President Donald Trump once told producers of “The Apprentice” that it would be a great idea to pit black contestants against white ones:

“I think that it would be handled very beautifully by me,” Trump said of the concept at the time, even boasting to radio host Howard Stern that it would be “the highest-rated show on television.”

Highest-rated show on television? Please! Donald Trump never had any show that got the best ratings and he never will. Even his State of the Union addresses scored lower ratings than those of his predecessors.

As for Ivanka, she’s clearly a chip off the old white supremacist block.

Here’s Vivica Fox speaking with Andy Cohen:

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Corruption Crime Donald Trump The Trump Adminstration

The Giuliani Story Just Took A Bizarre New Turn – And Trump Won’t Be Pleased

Two new developments in the case of Rudy Giuliani and his legal woes suggest that the U.S. Department of Justice is taking a hard line in their investigation of the former New York City mayor and are prepared to charge Giuliani and his associates (including former President Donald Trump) with crimes related to illegal contacts and financial ties to Ukrainian officials.

Additionally, Bloomberg is reporting that two months ago, Giuliani was ready to meet with federal investigators to discuss what he knew, but backed out when they refused to meet his preconditions for such a meeting:

“Two months ago, Rudy Giuliani’s lawyer offered to bring his client in for questioning by Manhattan federal prosecutors, provided they made clear what subjects they would bring up.

“No deal, responded Assistant U.S. Attorney Nicolas Roos. He repeated what the team had been saying since they began investigating the activities of the former New York mayor and personal lawyer to Donald Trump in 2019 — they’d be delighted to hear what Giuliani had to say, but there’d be no preview of their questions.”

As a result of Giuliani and his attorney’s recalcitrance, the FBI raided Rudy’s home and office last week, seizing his electronic devices.

Federal investigators are also looking at another Giuliani-Ukraine connection that could lead to criminal charges against him and others, including Donald Trump, according to The Daily Beast:

“Since at least October 2019, federal investigations have been looking into Rudy Giuliani’s effort to convince the White House and a reluctant State Department to grant a visa to a former Ukraine official, according to two people briefed on the matter. These sources tell The Daily Beast that the visa issue is one aspect of the federal probe into whether Giuliani’s efforts during the Trump-Ukraine saga constituted illegal lobbying on behalf of foreign officials or individuals.”

What was the quid pro quo between Rudy and the White House? And what did the president know and when did he know it?

These latest developments are certain to enrage Trump, who now knows that his personal attorney offered to talk to federal officials. Now that Rudy is facing criminal charges, he has even more of an incentive to tell what he knows.

Attorney George Conway says Trump has plenty to fear when it comes to Giuliani, writing in the Washington Post:

“If Giuliani has anything to offer prosecutors to save himself, it would have to be Trump, the only bigger fish left. And it was arguably criminal for the then-president to have used his official powers to try to coerce foreign officials into aiding his reelection campaign. In fact, Giuliani’s admission that he wasn’t conducting foreign policy, but merely helping Trump personally, is exactly what would make the scheme prosecutable.”

Rudy is looking at a long stint in prison, and all he has to offer in an attempt to lessen his incarceration is to tell what he knows about Trump and others.

In other words, Trump is “going to go through some things,” and by the time it’s all over with, he’s probably going to wish he’d never met Rudy Giuliani.

 

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Congress Donald Trump WTF?!

Trump Said To Be ‘Intrigued’ By The Idea Of Challenging McCarthy To Be Speaker Of The House In 2023

Failed, one-term former President Donald Trump is reportedly considering supplanting Kevin McCarthy as Speaker of the House of Representatives if Republicans retake control of the House in the 2022 midterm elections.

The Washington Post reports that Trump is assessing how he can best get back into the political fray of Washington and doesn’t want to wait until to run for the White House again in 2024:

“One adviser said some have urged Trump to withhold his support for McCarthy to be the next speaker of the House if Republicans retake the chamber in 2022, and the former president has appeared intrigued by the idea.

“‘Why not focus on the biggest, brightest brass ring in politics and the Republican Party between now and 2024, which is who should be speaker when, with Donald Trump’s help, Republicans take the House?’ the advisor said.”

However, not everyone in Trump’s inner circle thinks the idea of being Speaker is a good idea:

“Others close to both Trump and McCarthy, however, said they believe Trump will ultimately have little choice but to support McCarthy for speaker should Republicans regain the House.”

In case you’re wondering, there is no requirement that the House Speaker be a member of Congress, so Trump wouldn’t have to face voters and seek to win a seat in the House. He would just need the votes of a majority of the GOP caucus to be named as Speaker of the chamber.

The most telling part of this report, however, is that it should be clear to every Republican who still possesses a scintilla of gray matter that Donald Trump will stab any of them in the back to get what he wants. They’re all expendable to him, and he has no loyalty to anyone but himself.

Way to go, GOP! You just proved your own impotence when it comes to opposing a man who doesn’t give a damn about any of you. Not exactly a profile in courage.

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Social Media WTF?!

Eric Trump Thought He’d Attack Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff – BIG Mistake

In a desperate attempt to pretend he’s still relevant, Eric Trump sent out a tweet that raised questions about his mental stability and left most people scratching their heads.

HuffPost notes that Eric wanted to announce that he’d just unsubscribed from the email list of Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff, the husband of Vice President Kamala Harris:

“Ex-President Donald Trump’s son shared what appeared to be a screenshot showing a successful unsubscribe. Checked was a box explaining it was because ‘the emails are inappropriate.’

“’Second Gentleman’ — the formal moniker for Emhoff — was underlined.

“Trump captioned his post with the #unsubscribe hashtag.”

How pathetic was the tweet? So much so that Eric later deleted it, but not before everyone had seen it. That set off a wave of mockery aimed in Eric’s direction:

There’s an old saying that certainly applies to every member of the Trump family: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.