Former President of the European Council Donald Tusk has shared a picture of himself making a gun gesture behind U.S. President Donald Trump’s back, and slammed Brexit in his first post-presidency interview.The 62-year-old, who abandoned his post as Prime Minister of Poland in 2014 just weeks before his party was turfed out of office in national elections in order to take up his much better paid former role at the European Union, tweeted that “Despite seasonal turbulence our transatlantic friendship must last”, apparently in reference to the NATO summit in London. However, he paired this seemingly innocuous platitude with a picture of himself standing behind President Trump at a previous summit, making a likeness of a gun with his hand and pointing it at the American’s back. The former eurocrat had a habit of sharing catty and undiplomatic material on social media even before the recent end of his term, mocking former British prime minister Theresa May with … [Read more...] about Ex-EU Chief Shares Photo of Himself Making Gun Gesture Behind Trump’s Back
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Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images Most weeks, New York Magazine writer-at-large Frank Rich speaks with contributor Alex Carp about the biggest stories in politics and culture. Today, the threat of government shutdown following Trump’s Oval Office meeting with Democratic leaders, the president’s search for a new chief of staff, and thoughts on who should host the Oscars. With funding for some federal agencies set to expire in less than two weeks, President Trump turned his Oval Office meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer into a reality-TV standoff over his border wall. Did their exchange increase or decrease the chance of a shutdown? My profound hope is that Trump makes good on his threat and shuts down the government right before Christmas. He will set his party back even further than he already has, and do so at a time when congressional Republicans are going to be trapped with angry constituents back home during the holiday break. I still can’t get … [Read more...] about Will Trump Follow Through on His Incredibly Dumb Shutdown Threat?
next Image 1 of 16 The sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty in New York City, Dec. 3, 2019. (FOX News/Gary Hershorn) prev next Image 2 of 16 A young boy is silhouetted while swimming in a glass-bottom pool 197 feet above street level, at a condominium tower in Vancouver, British Columbia, Nov. 30, 2019. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP) prev next Image 3 of 16 A surfer rides a wave off the coast of Tynemouth, England, Dec. 3, 2019. (Owen Humphreys/PA via AP) prev next Image 4 of 16 The 77-foot tall Norway spruce Christmas tree covered with more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights stands lit in Rockefeller Center in New York City, Dec. 4, 2019. (Diane Bondareff/AP Images) prev next Image 5 of 16 A member of the 7 Fingers arts collective from Canada performs on stage before the draw for the UEFA Euro 2020 soccer tournament finals in Bucharest, Romania, Nov. 30, 2019. (AP … [Read more...] about The week in pictures, Nov. 30 – Dec. 6
"The Al Frankenstein [Franken] picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words," Donald Trump wrote referring to a picture of Al Franken, who has recently been accused of sexual misconduct by journalist Leeann Tweeden. The photo Trump mentioned was posted by Tweeden when she decided to tell her story about Franken. The picture shows Franken apparently fondling Tweeden’s breasts while she slept. I’ve decided it’s time to tell my story. #MeToohttps://t.co/TqTgfvzkZg — Leeann Tweeden (@LeeannTweeden) 16 ноября 2017 г. Trump then referred to a vulgar joke about rape Franken reportedly made when he was a writer with "Saturday Night Live" in the 1990s. Franken offered an idea for a sketch in which he would give reporter Lesley Stahl pills and "rape her" in the closet. .And to think that just last week he was lecturing anyone who would … [Read more...] about Trump in Hot Water After Bashing Al Franken Over Sexual Misconduct Claims
The People’s Daily, the official newspaper of the Communist Party of China, and the government’s CCTV broadcaster published images this week depicting Chinese people ransacking an inaccurate rendition of the White House, a call to violence in response to Washington supporting pro-democracy Hong Kong protesters.Both outlets shared the image of a poster reading, “The United States passed the Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act. You’re welcome to come ‘renovate’ the White House.” “Renovate” has become the preferred term of Hong Kong protesters for vandalizing and destroying businesses tied to the Chinese government in an effort to take money out of Beijing’s pockets that would otherwise be used to buy weapons to attack peaceful protesters. The poster shows a burning building that looks like the White House, but also features the dome of the U.S. Capitol, eliciting mockery from many online users, according to several … [Read more...] about Chinese Government Propaganda Urges Supporters to Burn Down White House
A flu-ridden 16-year-old from Guatemala writhed in agony inside a US Border Patrol cell and collapsed on the floor where he lay for several hours before he was found dead, according to video that further calls into question the Trump administration's treatment of immigrant families. The footage published by ProPublica on Thursday shows the last hours of Carlos Hernandez Vasquez, who was found dead May 20. He is one of at least six children to have died since December 2018 after being detained by border agents. It come after Hernandez was seen smiling and laughing just hours before his death, when he set sail on a raft during his illegally crossed the Rio Grande, before he was detained by US Customs and Border Protection officers. According to ProPublica, Hernandez staggered to the toilet in his cell in the middle of the night at the Border Patrol station in Weslaco, Texas, and collapsed nearby. He remained still for more than four hours until his cellmate awakened at 6:05 a.m. … [Read more...] about Shocking video shows flu-ridden 16-year-old Guatemalan collapsing on the floor inside a U.S. Border Patrol cell where he lay for several hours before he was found dead