Tag: 2016 United States Presidential Election

Michael Moore Begs Trump: Attend Security Briefings [VIDEO]

On Seth Meyer’s show Wednesday night Michael Moore begged Trump to start doing his duty and pay attention to the threats the country faces. “You have to pay attention, you have to attend these briefings,” Moore said. “This is our country, this is our security, this is our safety. You’re horsing around with all this…

Michael Moore: We Have To Get Rid Of Electoral College [VIDEO]

Michael Moore said on Last Night with Seth Meyer about Trump “He’s not president of the United States yet,” noting that the Electoral College has yet to vote. “He’s not president till noon on January 20th of 2017. … That’s more than six weeks away. Would you not agree, regardless of which side of the…

Trump Blasts Carrier’s Union Leader [VIDEO]

President-elect Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday night to personally insult Chuck Jones, the president of United Steelworkers 1999, which represents workers at Carrier’s manufacturing plant in Indianapolis. Chuck Jones, who is President of United Steelworkers 1999, has done a terrible job representing workers. No wonder companies flee country! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)…

Trump Named Time’s Person Of The Year

President-elect Donald Trump has been named Time magazine’s Person of the Year for 2016. The cover reads “Donald Trump: President of the Divided States of America,” and Trump marked the announcement with an appearance on NBC’s Today Show. “To be on the cover of Time as Person of the Year is a tremendous honor,” Trump…

Trump Fires National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s Son Over Pizzagate

The Trump transition team on Tuesday fired Michael G. Flynn, the son of President-elect Donald Trump’s top national security adviser, for backing fake news posts that inspired a shooting incident at Washington’s Comet Ping Pong Pizza restaurant this week. Transition officials said Flynn, whose father is retired Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, was ousted partly…

Trump Cancel New Air Force One, Costs ‘Out Of Control’

President-elect Donald Trump last twitter rant was about Boeing, declaring the company’s costs “out of control,” and saying the government should cancel an order with the company for two new Air Force One jets. As it turns out, that seemingly random outburst against the aerospace company came within an hour after the Chicago Tribune published…

‘Pizzagate’ Conspiracy Story Led Man To Shoot Inside Restaurant [VIDEO]

A man who said he was investigating a conspiracy theory about Hillary Clinton running a child sex ring out of a pizza place fired an assault rifle inside the Washington, D.C., restaurant on Sunday injuring no one, police and news reports said. Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Aquita Brown said police received a call Sunday afternoon…

Ivanka Trump Meeting With Al Gore to Talk Climate Change

Ivanka Trump is meeting with former Vice President Al Gore on Monday morning to discuss “climate issues,” Donald Trump’s communications director Jason Miller told reporters. Gore will not, however, meet with President-elect Donald Trump. The former Democratic presidential nominee supported and campaigned with Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign, and has since called for the…

Trump Planned Controversial Taiwan Stunt For Weeks

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s controversial phone call with Taiwan’s leader was planned weeks in advance, according to a report from The Washington Post. Sources familiar with the matter said Trump’s advisory team had planned the phone as a provocative stunt to portray Trump as a radical change from previous presidents. In a Twitter tirade against…

Federal Judge Orders Michigan Recount to Begin Monday

A federal judge ruled late Sunday that Michigan must begin its recount of the presidential election by noon on Monday. In the ruling, Judge Mark Goldsmith rejected any effort by state officials—who said the cost to taxpayers was an undue burden—to delay the recount ahead of a Dec. 13 deadline. Goldsmith ruled that Jill Stein,…

Trump Taps Ben Carson HUD Secretary [VIDEO]

President-elect Donald Trump has officially tapped Ben Carson for a Cabinet post. “I am thrilled to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as our next secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,” Trump said early Monday morning. “Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities.”…

Trump Tweets Against SNL For Mocking His Twitter Habits

Late Saturday night, after SNL aired another sketch of liberal actor Alec Baldwin mocking President-elect Donald Trump—this time poking fun at his twitchy Twitter fingers, which resemble that of a reactionary, basement-dwelling teen—the soon-to-be leader of the free world weighed in on Twitter, writing: “Just tried watching Saturday Night Live – unwatchable! Totally biased, not…

Keith Olbermann Rips ‘Government-Backed Attackers’, Trump & Russia [VIDEO]

On his latest clip for ‘the resistance’ Keith Olbermann talks oh how Trump said the election was rigged and shows more evidence of the exhaustive degree to which the Russians rigged it. We were told “government-backed attackers,” hacking even our emails. Why WOULDN’T they hack our election? Do you still have doubts Russia helped decide…

Trump Team Moves To Block Pennsylvania Recount

Attorneys for President-elect Donald Trump have moved to block the vote recount in Pennsylvania, adding to complaints filed to stop similar proceedings in Michigan and Wisconsin. “Despite being no more than a blip on the electoral radar, Stein has now commandeered Pennsylvania’s electoral process, with an eye toward doing the same to the Electoral College,”…

Sanders: Carrier Just Showed Corporations How To Beat Trump [VIDEO]

President-elect Donald Trump will reportedly announce a deal with United Technologies, the corporation that owns Carrier, that keeps less than 1,000 of the 2,100 jobs in America that were previously scheduled to be transferred to Mexico. Let’s be clear: It is not good enough to save some of these jobs. Trump made a promise that…

Colbert: Trump Will Soon Acquire Mass Text Capability [VIDEO]

Colbert confessed that he’s afraid by the possibility President-elect Donald Trump could send the entire nation “unblockable mass text messages.” “Here’s the deal — you legally don’t have to have to follow his tweets,” Colbert said on CBS’s “The Late Show” Thursday. “You can un-follow Trump, delete Twitter, go into the world, live your life.…

Trump To Preside Over The Richest Cabinet In U.S. History

Dwight Eisenhower surrounded himself in the White House with such wealthy individuals that his Cabinet was mockingly referred to as “nine millionaires and a plumber.” President-elect Donald Trump is about to do him one better. Trump won the election by appealing to America’s disaffected working class, promising to drain the Washington swamp of insiders, and…

Donald Trump Picked Retired Marine Gen. James Mattis For Sec. Of Defense

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to be his secretary of defense, he confirmed during a rally Thursday in Ohio. Mattis is respected in the field and has a reputation for strong, aggressive thinking, and like Trump favors a more adversarial stance against potential enemies abroad. Mattis retired in early 2013…

Clinton’s Popular Vote Lead Now Exceeds 2.3 Million

Ballots are still being tallied from the Nov. 8 presidential election, and Hillary Clinton’s lead in the popular vote over Donald Trump continues to climb. On Wednesday night, The Associated Press released its latest figures, giving Clinton 64,874,143 votes to Trump’s 62,516,883 — a difference of 2,357,260. Based on those numbers, Clinton has 48.1 percent…

Colbert Takes On Trump And Romney’s Dinner [VIDEO]

Colbert is back after Thanksgiving holiday and in his latest show he jokes about Donald Trump’s dinner with Mitt Romney “And here’s one of the reasons, the last time Donald Trump held a news conference was July 27,” he said. Even though Trump is now the president-elect, Colbert explained that he’s “ditching the White House…

Donald Trump Starts Victory Tour In Ohio, Indiana [VIDEO]

On Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump is taking a break from auditioning Cabinet members to travel to Indiana and Ohio, the inaugural leg of what he’s calling his “Trump USA Thank You Tour 2016.” Trump’s first stop on Thursday, alongside Vice President-elect Mike Pence, will be in Indianapolis, where he will hold an event with Carrier…

Sanders: Donald Trump’s Tweets Are “Delusional & Insane [VIDEO]

Bernie Sanders appeared on Conan O’Brien Show Tuesday night where he gave his thoughts about the President-elect’s tweeting habits. “First of all, it’s delusional,” Sanders said. “It’s totally insane. Nobody believes that who studies elections or election patterns. But number two; this is what is scary about it. When he says that, he’s really sending…

Trump Adds Steven Mnuchin To Cabinet As Treasury Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump will nominate investor and former Goldman Sachs executive Steven Mnuchin to be his administration’s treasury secretary. Mnuchin has no government experience but served as the finance chairman of Trump’s campaign. He also helped Trump develop his proposal to overhaul the tax code. Trump also picked businessman Wilbur Ross as commerce secretary, and…

Trump Tweets: I Will Quit Business ‘in Total’ for Presidency

President-elect Donald Trump has announced via twitter that he will leave his businesses “in total” in order to “fully focus” on running the country. He announced the news in four separate tweets. Trump and his family will discuss the move on Dec. 15 in New York City at a “major news conference.” Trump says he…

Al Gore: Electoral College Should Be ‘Eliminated’ [VIDEO]

Speaking at an event in Washington, D.C., this week, former Vice President Al Gore says he has changed his mind about the importance of the Electoral College. As one of two Democratic nominees this century to win the popular vote but lose the presidency due to the Electoral College system, Gore said, “I do think…

Romney Praises Trump After Their Dinner [VIDEO]

Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney praised President-elect Donald Trump after the two men went to dinner as Trump continues to deliberate about his choice for secretary of State. “I had a wonderful evening with President-elect Trump,” Romney said after leaving the dinner. “We had another discussion about affairs throughout the world and these discussions I’ve…

Trump Taps Elaine Chao For Transportation Secretary

President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Elaine Chao as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, according to multiple reports. Chao served as labor secretary under President George W. Bush and is also married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. She met with Trump earlier this month in Trump Tower. Chao was the first Asian-American woman…

Trump Picked Rep. Tom Price To Lead HHS

Donald Trump has picked Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, The New York Times reports. Price, a vocal critic of the Affordable Care Act, would likely be central to Trump’s plan to repeal or change the health-care reform law. A former orthopedic surgeon, Price has recently criticized the…

Trump: Flag-Burners Should Be Jailed

During an early Tuesday morning tweetstorm, the president-elect picked apart CNN, congratulated himself for winning the state of Michigan, and threatened flag-burners. Donald Trump announced that he was awake at 6:15 a.m. with a tweet about his victory in the Rust Belt state. He added, “I thought that @CNN would get better after they failed…

Olbermann: Surprisingly Easy Way to Get Rid of Donald Trump

GQ Magazine special correspondent Keith Olbermann talks of the easier way to strip Trump of power: “The 25th Amendment, Section Four.” The Constitution was surprisingly vague on what happens if a president dies or is incapacitated in office, he explained in his GQ show The Resistance, laying out the history of the amendment, enacted in…