Tag: United States Presidential Election

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.…

Trump Team: We Won’t Pursue Charges Against Clinton

President-elect Donald Trump will not pursue an investigation against Hillary Clinton, MSNBC’s Morning Joe confirmed Tuesday. Despite encouraging his supporters to chant “Lock her up” and his “Crooked Hillary” nickname for Clinton, Trump will back off his campaign promise to further probe the ex-secretary of State over her private email server. Trump’s campaign manager and…

Trump Ditches Meeting With ‘Not Nice’ New York Times

President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday announced—via Twitter, of course—that he had canceled a meeting with New York Times executives, reporters, and columnists, claiming the “terms and conditions” of were changed at the last minute, adding the “failing” paper was “not nice.” In a series of tweets, he added, “Perhaps a new meeting will be set…

Trump Nears Fraud Settlement

Despite earlier claims that he would refuse to settle the Trump University fraud case, President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly nearing a settlement. The New York Daily News reports that Trump is likely to pay between $20 million and $25 million to settle the issue before his inauguration. The agreement, which may be announced as soon…

Trump To Discuss Possible Cabinet Post With Romney

President-elect Donald Trump plans to meet with Mitt Romney to discuss a possible Cabinet post for the former Massachusetts governor. Romney, the Republican Party’s 2012 presidential nominee, criticized Trump harshly during this year’s campaign, calling the billionaire businessman a “phony” who was “playing the American people for suckers.” Trump now is considering nominating Romney as…

Jon Stewart To CBS: Thoughts on the Election [VIDEO]

Stewart gives a post-election analysis to “CBS This Morning” co-host Charlie Rose Wednesday and talks about his new book about the more than 16 years he spent at the Comedy Central program. “We just went through an election,” Rose said. “What?” Stewart joked, laughing. “Yes. Your reaction to this election? Surprise?” Rose asked. “In surprise……

Trump Surrogate Cites Internment Camps As Muslim Registry Precedent

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach, an anti-immigration hardliner and part of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, would like Trump to consider instituting a registry and tracking system for visitors to the U.S. from some Muslim countries. Carl Higbie, a former Navy SEAL and spokesman for a pro-Trump super PAC, argued Wednesday that such a…

Trump Ditches Press, Breaks Protocol For Steak Dinner in NYC [VIDEO]

On Tuesday evening, Donald Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told the reporters and photographers covering Trump at his Manhattan residence that the president-elect was staying in his apartment for the rest of the night — calling a “lid.” Less than two hours later, an unscheduled motorcade left Trump Tower, and the press pool did not know…

3 NBA Teams Won’t Stay at Trump Hotels

At least three NBA teams will not be staying at hotels bearing President-elect Donald Trump’s name in New York and Chicago, according to an ESPN report. The Milwaukee Bucks, Memphis Grizzlies, and Dallas Mavericks are reportedly worried about the Trump association in particular. Mavericks team owner Mark Cuban was a prominent supporter of Hillary Clinton…

Trump: I Didn’t Request Clearance for My Kids

President-elect Donald Trump tweeted early Wednesday that he is not attempting to acquire “top level security clearance” for his children. “This was a typically false news story,” he wrote. Several reports over the last few days have claimed that Trump is seeking clearance for Eric, Ivanka, and Donald Trump Jr., who all plan to remain…

Ben Carson Turns Down Trump Cabinet Role

Ben Carson rejected a role in President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet, The Hill reported on Tuesday morning. According to the retired neurosurgeon and former Republican primary candidate’s close friend and manager Armstrong Williams, “Dr. Carson was never offered a specific position [in the administration], but everything was open to him.” Ultimately, Williams said, “Dr. Carson feels…

Jon Stewart & Samantha Bee Knows Who To Blame For Trump Presidency

Jon Stewart visited Samantha Bee’s Full Frontal as she confronted the blame being ascribed to the media for Donald Trump having won the White House. “Right now there’s a lot of blaming going on,” Bee noted, ticking off the blame-game going on since Election Day: Bernie Sanders supporter blaming Hillary Clinton, Hillary voters blaming Bernie,…

Bernie Sanders To Colbert: Now More Than Ever, It’s Our Revolution

On last night Colbert’s show Bernie Sanders chat about of how optimistic he is of the country’s future, “Above and beyond incredible bigotry of the Trump campaign, what he did is he tapped into a lot of pain and anxiety and angst the American people are feeling, which is rarely reported in the media, or…

Rudy Giuliani Favorite For Secretary of State

Rudy Giuliani is Donald Trump’s favored candidate to be secretary of State, according to an Associated Press report Monday. An official who spoke on condition of anonymity said there’s no competition for the position and Giuliani will not have to fight for it. It’s no secret that the former New York mayor was among the…

FBI Reports Rise In Hate Crimes After Election

A report from the FBI has been released stating that hate crimes rose in 2015, but ones targeting Muslims increased by a worrisome 67 percent over 2014, to their highest number since 2001, when the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks sparked a rash of anti-Muslim violence and harassment. The total number of reported hate crimes rose…

John Oliver: We Must Fight Trump, a ‘Klan-Backed Misogynist Internet Troll’

Last night John Oliver broke down why we must ‘stay here and fight’ against President-elect Trump, who is ‘not normal.’ “It’s true! That happened!” he exclaimed. “It turns out, instead of showing our daughters that they could someday be president, America proved that no grandpa is too racist to become leader of the free world.”…

Trump Picks Reince Priebus As Chief Of Staff; Stephen Bannon As Chief Strategist

President-elect Donald J. Trump on Sunday chose Reince Priebus, the chairman of the Republican National Committee and a loyal campaign adviser, to be his White House chief of staff, turning to a Washington insider whose friendship with the House speaker, Paul D. Ryan, could help secure early legislative victories. And Steve Bannon of Breitbart News…

Trump: I’ll Deport 2-3 Million Undocumented ‘Criminals’ [VIDEO]

President-elect Donald Trump pledged in an interview set to air on 60 Minutes Sunday night to deport two to three million undocumented immigrants with criminal records. “What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably two…

Harry Reid Calls Trump “a Sexual Predator Who Lost the Popular Vote”

Retiring Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is breaking his silence on Donald Trump’s victory, calling the president-elect “a sexual predator who lost the popular vote” and arguing his win bolsters hate groups and terrorists. “The election of Donald Trump has emboldened the forces of hate and bigotry in America,” Reid said in a statement…

Anti-Donald Trump Protests Continue Across The U.S.

Tens of thousands of protesters gathered across the United States Thursday night into Friday morning to continue protesting the election of Donald Trump. Along with demonstrations in New York, Baltimore, Washington, and Los Angeles, more than 4,000 protesters flooded downtown Portland, Oregon. Police responded with tear gas and “non-lethal” munitions” and arrested 26 people as…

GrubHub CEO: Resign if You Back Trump

GrubHub CEO Matt Maloney wrote an email to his employees to speak out against President-elect Donald Trump, saying that if they don’t believe in an inclusive environment, they should resign. “While demeaning, insulting, and ridiculing minorities, immigrants, and the physically/mentally disabled worked for Mr. Trump, I want to be clear that his behavior—and these views,…