United States Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California delivered a fiery speech at the Human Rights Campaign's annual Los Angeles Dinner Saturday night. Never at a loss for words, Rep. Waters ripped into Donald Trump, calling him “one of the most dishonorable, deceitful, and despicable people ever to hold public office.”
Waters ticked off a list of Trump transgressions against the LGBTQ community: a ban on transgender service members in the military, proposed budget cuts to programs supporting people living with HIV, and a rather terrifying proposition that Title VII does not include the LGBTQ community. “Well, what do I think about all of this?” she said to roaring applause as she removed her glasses and made a face that left no doubt how she felt about Trump's policies.
With Rep. Waters holding court on the West Coast, President Donald Trump was busy mocking her at his "am I just great or what speech" speech in Pennsylvania Saturday night.
Once again, Trump mocked Waters, saying she had a "very low IQ". Waters has become the source of Trump's incessant ridicule. In early March, Trump proposed at the annual Gridiron Club dinner that the Congresswoman take an IQ test.
The Trump family revels in thinking of themselves as America's first royal family. The costs for American taxpayers associated with building Trump hotels and new businesses around the globe by the Trump children, coupled with President Trump's desire to play golf at his resorts the majority of weekends, have broken America's Secret Service budget. Even when the Trump children fly away on their endless vacations, we taxpayers must foot the bill of agents skiing down the slopes behind them, having rented their own equipment at top-dollar resorts.
It's not fake news to say that without congressional intervention, the Secret Service is not even able to pay agents for the work they've already done.
Secret Service Director Randolph "Tex'' Alles, in an interview with USA TODAY, said more than 1,000 agents have already hit the federally mandated caps for salary and overtime allowances that were meant to last the entire year.
"The president has a large family, and our responsibility is required in law,'' Alles said. "I can't change that. I have no flexibility.''
An avid golfer who hates Camp David and has called the White House a dump, Trump always to get out of town and stay at his own properties. He has taken seven trips to his Mar-a-Lago, Fla. social and golf club, traveled to his Bedminster, N.J., golf club five times and returned to Trump Tower in Manhattan once just last week.
Trump's frequent visits to his "winter White House" and "summer White House" -- as he prefers to call his business properties -- are especially challenging for the Secret Service, which must maintain a regular security infrastructure at each – without disturbing the access of the clubs' paying members and guests.
Trump Receiving Twice Daily Propaganda Of Media Praise, Positive Tweets & Royal Bows
It seems logical that an informed administration representing all Americans would want an informed overview of the great, the good, the bad and the downright ugly news and op ed pieces written about them. Read on in AOC News.
Vice News reports that former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and former Press Secretary Sean Spicer both sought the privilege of delivering precious propaganda 20-to-25-page packets to President Trump personally at 9:30 am and 4:40 pm.
The folders are crawling with screenshots of positive-only cable news chyrons (those lower-third headlines and crawls), admiring tweets, transcripts of fawning TV interviews, praise-filled news stories, and sometimes just pictures of Trump on TV looking powerful. The president's fragile ego is not exposed to any negativity, as if Trump is living in the Magic Kingdom.
Trump's effusive 'you are a woman and therefore I will deal with your physicality, rating you on my womanly attractiveness scale' approach to dealing with Brigitte Macron, received much press commentary.
"You're in such good shape," Trump told Madame Macron, when he was standing with her in the shadows of the Hôtel national des Invalides in Paris on Thursday, during his first state visit to the country. Then, to reaffirm his observation, he turned to newly-elected French president, Emmanuel Macron, affirming his observation: "She's in such good physical shape."
It's the dominating imagery of Trump in the video that caused women worldwide to hope that Madame Macron never finds herself alone in a room with the President of the United States.
President Donald Trump with President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico, second from left, at the Group of 20 conference in Hamburg, Germany, on Friday. CreditStephen Crowley/The New York Times
Donald Trump delights in being the contrarian isolationist, pulling America out of the international scene with his right-wing, America First mentality. Millions of Americans are worried sick about the practical implications of his attitude and policies that America is the world's top dog and we no longer need to play nice in the community of nations.
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, the host of the G-20 meeting in Hamburg, opened it by acknowledging the differences between the United States and the rest of the countries. While “compromise can only be found if we accommodate each other’s views,” she said, “we can also say, we differ.”
As American Democrats and many Republicans struggled for just the right words to sum up Trump's total loss of interest in and position of respect in the new world order created by his presidency, it was Australian journalist Chris Uhlmann who described Trump as an "uneasy, lonely, awkward figure" at the meeting before going even further, saying that America's president has no desire and no capacity to lead the world."
His video has gone viral in a massive way!