Yesterday I made a tweet that many people took the wrong way (seen below). People said I was "making jokes about prison rape", and that's absolutely not what the message of the tweet was meant to convey. (THREAD)
Just wanted to point out that I deleted this tweet because it was taken the wrong way by some (mostly people trying to find any reason to try and attack me). The tweet had everything to do with Trump's narcissistic ego and his worry about rain washing away his spray tan....
and getting his hair wet, and nothing to do with "Prison rape", which is a real problem in this nation. To those who thought I was implying "rape", I apologize. The entire point of my tweet was to point out that if Trump couldn't even handle a few light rain drops.....
We've now spoken with Kiki Papadopoulos - George's mom......
(THREAD - 1)
Katie (Kiki) Papadopoulos is the mother of George and mother-in-law to Simona. She outright denies harming their unborn fetus like Simona has claimed, and tells us that she and her family want nothing to do with Simona. (2)
Katie is outraged by the fact that Simona is telling lies about her.
Katie says that Simona is “mentally off” and that “she’s lied from the very beginning.” She claims that Simona is brainwashing George Papadopoulos. (3)
If you have a daughter or niece and want to show her what real courage looks like, turn on your TV right now and point to Dr. Ford. Tell this little girl never to be afraid to speak up no matter how many people don't believe them! #KavanaughHearings#KavanaughFord
Earlier today I asked you to show your daughters the courage that Dr. Ford has shown.
More important, however, is that you make your sons watch Ford's testimony today and point out how horrific "sexual assault" is. Show them the tears it brings to victims.
Show these young boys that it's their responsibility to be respectful to women and be courageous themselves in defending women from sexual assault. It's never OK to stand by, watch and laugh as a woman is assaulted in front of their own eyes.
@realDonaldTrump If you can honestly sit there and say that you are responsible for this economy after Obama took unemployment form 10% down to 4.7%, you are nuts.
@realDonaldTrump I guarantee you that there are plenty of people who are unhappy with where they are at. Have you ever stepped into an American slum, or tried drinking a glass of water in Flint, Michigan? Of course you haven't!!
@realDonaldTrump@foxandfriends@BarackObama I guarantee you that we will hit a recession prior to 2020, regardless of who is in office. That's just how the economy works. It's called the economic cycle. Look it up.
Paul Manafort's guilty plea and cooperation agreement is a huge win for Robert Mueller. While Trump's allies try to convince his base otherwise, the facts show that Manafort can provide ample evidence on potential collusion and perhaps crimes by the campaign. (1)
Last night @SeanHannity and @RudyGiuliani alleged that sources close to Manafort say that the cooperation agreement has nothing to do with the Trump campaign. This is NOT TRUE. The cooperation agreement requires "FULL cooperation" including.... (2)
Manafort's agreement to sit w/ special counsel investigators for interviews and briefings. He is also required to turn over any documents investigators request as well as testify in other proceedings. This pertains to ANYTHING investigators request & doesn't exclude anything (3)
As many of you know, @Krassenstein and I have written a Trump parody book, entitled "How the People Trumped Ronald Plump". We have decided to donate the proceeds of the 2,000 copies we've ordered to be printed to a charity. (THREAD) amzn.to/2NCcRG6
The book is intended for both children and parents alike. It will teach lessons in humility, morality, and equality, while also providing for quite the laugh. We've been asked what ages we wrote this book for and the answer is "ALL AGES". We wrote the book with everyone in mind.
The plot of this book is based on a fake town called "Do Work City", run by a man named Ronald Plump. Ronald Plump's thoughts are controlled by a toupee dwelling squirrel named Weave Bannon, who controls Plump's very thoughts form atop his head.
WOW! @Lachlan Markay of @thedailybeast really just did this!
Yesterday I posted this image of myself, Brian and my son on vacation.
Lahlan crops it & adds a headline to make it appear as though Brian is doing something inappropriate with my son!
Does DailyBeast approve of this?
I would do anything for my kids, and so would their uncle, Brian @Krassenstein. @Lachlan is simply a disgusting human being for taking what I consider to be a beautiful family photo and making it into another smear attempt at Brian and I. @thedailybeast, when is enough enough?
If @lachlan is cropping photos to make people look perverted, what is he doing with his articles he writes for @thedailybeast? Oh, yeah, that's right he did the exact same thing in his smear article of @Krassenstein and I which @thedailybeast still has up!
If a grifter means I am someone who utilizes capitalism to earn a living, yes I am a grifter.
It aggravates me that people like @SethAbramson@Amy_Siskind and others are being accused of being grifters because they somehow profit off of Twitter. It aggravates me that @NBCNews is targeting these people.
There is a lot of debate about Affirmative Action - government action to help bring African Americans up to the same level as their White counterparts. A lot of people, even some Democrats, argue that "I didn't enslave black people so why should I pay for what my ancestors did?"
Others argue that today's African Americans are not victims of slavery as they were never held as slaves themselves. These are flawed arguments because the entire point of Affirmative Action isn't to reward African Americans or to punish White people.
Affirmative Action isn't some scheme to to help any particular person or to punish any particular person. Affirmative Action is intended to "even the playing field". Slavery set African Americans back.
(THREAD) This is a thread on the significance of Trump’s admission yesterday.
Previously Trump had said that the infamous Trump Tower meeting was about "Adoptions".
Adoptions by U.S. parents of Russian children are banned by Russia in response to the Magnitsky Act, which are Sanctions against Russia.
This means that speaking about "Adoptions" means the meeting was about Russian Sanctions.
Yesterday Trump claimed that the Trump Tower meeting was in order to "get dirt" on Hillary Clinton. Trump Jr. knew he was getting dirt from Russians. This is illegal according to federal law 52 U.S.C. 30121, 36 U.S.C. 510 - Contributions and donations by foreign nationals.
As we all wish each other a Happy 4th of July today, let's not forget that there were 10s of millions of American men, women and children enslaved in this country.
So I dedicate this thread to Frederick Douglas by posting part of his famous Independence Day speech here.....
Frederick Douglas - July 5, 1852:
What, to the American slave, is your Fourth of July?"
I answer: a day that reveals to him, more than all other days in the year, the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim.
To him, your celebration is a sham; your boasted liberty, an unholy license; your national greatness, swelling vanity; your sounds of rejoicing are empty and heartless; your denunciation of tyrants, brass-fronted impudence; your shouts of liberty and equality, hollow mockery;
With all of the rhetoric coming from Trump about trade deficits and tariffs, I thought I'd write a thread explaining why trade deficits are good and why taxing imports is a very bad idea that will lead to economic decline. (Thread)
For those of you who are unaware, a Trade Deficit means that your country is importing more value in goods than they are exporting. This means that your country is actually getting more imports in exchange for less exports. You are essentially getting more for your money!
America is one of the wealthiest nations in the world. We can afford nice things, and we can afford products which come from other nations which their consumers can not afford. Thus we import products from these nations.
Yesterday, the story below broke, which put former Trump Campaign Manager, Corey Lewandowski (@CLewandowski_) in the middle of a huge election scandal, in which he seems to have illegally gathered data from a covert Facebook group..... #TruthGate truthexam.com/2018/05/three-…
I have been in touch with Cyrus Massoumi of @TruthExam, who is the man behind the investigation. He has provided me w/ additional details & images, as well as unredacted versions of emails to the Special Counsel, and information directly from his source - a man name Robert Jeter.
Basically the operation was run by @CLewandowski_ and Trump quasi-adviser George Lombardi along with the administrator Robert Jeter, who operated this private Facebook group, called “Coalition Administrators” facebook.com/groups/donald.…
Coincidence or Conspiracy? Thanks to @Krassenstein for helping with this:
- June 9, 2016 - Infamous Trump Tower meeting, in which Russian Sanctions were discussed and Paul Manafort jotted down “133m shares”.
- June 12, 2016 - Julian Assange claims he has hacked Hillary's emails.
- June 13, 2016 - Felix Sater emails Michael Cohen about possibly meeting Putin
- June 14, 2016 - Congressman Dana Rohrabacher meets with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya and then is denied a request by House Committee to show an Anti-Maginski act (Russian Sanction) video.
- July 6, 2016 - Guccifer 2.0 releases more hacked DNC emails.
- July 7, 2016 - Carter Page reached a deal with Russian State-run Oil company, Rosneft, that would give Trump the brokerage fees of a sale of 19% in the company in exchange for lifting sanctions (per Dossier).