Tag: Presidential Election 2016

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…

Trump Baselessly Claims Millions ‘Voted Illegally’ Against Him

President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday stepped up his criticism of an effort to recount votes in Wisconsin and possibly Michigan and Pennsylvania — all states that Trump narrowly won — saying via Twitter that he won the Electoral College “in a landslide” and would have beaten Democrat Hillary Clinton in the popular vote, too, “if…

Morning Joe: Trump ‘Furious’ at Kellyanne’s Romney Attack [VIDEO]

President-elect Donald Trump is “furious” at Kellyanne Conway’s comments knocking Mitt Romney during her TV appearances Sunday, MSNBC reported on Morning Joe early Monday. Conway’s comments suggested that The Donald had “betrayed” his supporters by considering Romney for the secretary of State post. “Kellyanne went rogue at Donald Trump’s expense at the worst possible time,”…

Green Party Candidate Jill Stein To File For Recount In 3 Key States

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein announced Wednesday that she would seek an audit and recount of the election results in Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin, after noticing purported irregularities potentially related to voter security. The Stein campaign began a crowd-funding effort to raise enough money for legal fees before the Friday deadline to file for…

Flynn Regularly Broke Rules in Military Career

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Donald Trump’s newly named national security adviser, was cited bragging about breaking the rules during his Army career in a new report from The New Yorker. Flynn told The New Yorker’s Dana Priest that when he was stationed at a CIA post in Iraq he would sneak out without the…

Trump Skipping Intellegince Briefings

According to a report from The Washington Post, president-elect Donald Trump has only received two classified intelligence briefings since winning the election this month, which is notably lower than previous presidents at this stage. Vice president-elect Mike Pence has set aside time for near daily briefings, according to officials. Trump transition team officials said that…

Clinton’s Popular Vote Lead Passes 2 Million

Hillary Clinton’s lead over President-elect Donald Trump in the popular vote now exceeds 2 million, according to reports. Dave Wasserman, of the nonpartisan Cook Political Report, said Clinton has received 64,223,958 votes, where Trump has 62,206,395 votes. Still, Trump grabbed more than the required 270 Electoral College votes and prevailed Nov. 8. Last week on…

Elton John Not Performing at Trump Inauguration

An aide of Donald Trump claimed this week that singer-songwriter Elton John would be rocking Trump’s Inauguration Day in Washington, D.C., in January. That would be news to Elton John. “Elton will not be performing a Trump inauguration,” John’s publicist Fran Curtis emailed The Daily Beast on Wednesday morning. Anthony Scaramucci, a vice chair of…

Trump Picks Nikki Haley For UN Ambassador

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has accepted President-elect Donald Trump’s offer to be his U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, NBC News confirmed Wednesday morning. Although Haley has little diplomatic or foreign-policy experience, a Post and Courier report notes that Trump is probably relying on her communication and problem-solving skills to be the U.S. representative…

Colbert Addresses The Final Graduating Class At Trump U [VIDEO]

Stephen Colbert reminded us that the president-elect Trump settled a $25 million fraud lawsuit over the weekend. Colbert spoke directly to the graduates of Trump University. “As you leave these hallowed hotel ballrooms to start your lives, and then restart your educations at an actual school,” he said, “you will be entering a troubled world.…

Trump Foundation Admits to ‘Self-Dealing’

President-elect Donald Trump’s charity admitted to the Internal Revenue Service that it violated a legal ban on “self-dealing” in 2015, according to a new report in the Washington Post. The ban keeps nonprofit leaders from using their own charity’s money to help themselves, including their businesses and families. The Donald J. Trump Foundation’s IRS tax…

Trump Lays Out Agenda For First Days In the White House

In a YouTube video posted to his transition website Monday evening, President-elect Donald Trump provided an “update” on his presidential transition effort and listed some goals for his first 100 days in office. “I’ve asked my transition team to develop a list of executive actions we can take on Day 1 to restore our laws…

Ivanka Trump Joined Call With Argentine President

Ivanka Trump sat in on a recent phone conversation between President-elect Donald Trump and Argentine President Mauricio Macri. In an interview published Monday with the Japanese-based Asashi Shimbun, Macri described a phone call he made to Trump right after the election results were announced. “We promised to establish the best bilateral relations ever,” he said.…