A Big Mac at the White House: Trumps telling sports celebrations

Hes hosted teams and honored athletes, but the presidents ceremonies reveal his polarising nature On Monday last week, it was the Baylor Lady Bears basketball team. On Monday this week, the US army football team, followed by the golfer Tiger Woods. On Thursday, the Boston Red Sox, the baseball World Series champions. I love it, the John F Kennedy or Barack Obama eras, few actors, dancers, film makers, musicians, painters or poets now visit the White House. Instead, Trump rails against Hollywood liberals and reportedly eschews books and theatre. Thursdays visit by the Boston Red Sox initially announced on the White House website as the Boston Red Socks was a case in point. LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Votes Matter, …

Donald Trump to award Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Tiger Woodss rehabilitation continues with the news that he will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony next week at the White House Tiger Woodss rehabilitation continues with the news that he will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony next week at the White House. The medal is one of the highest civilian awards in America, and Woods will be only the fourth golfer to receive one. The other are Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Charles Sifford, the first African American to play on the PGA Tour. Woods will receive the award from Donald Trump, who is a long-time friend and business partner of the golfer. Woods pulled off one of the great revivals in …

Trump sends support to NFL draft pick who called Kaepernick a ‘clown’

Trump tells new 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa, who deleted posts that criticized Kaepernick, to stay true to yourself When college athlete and future NFL star Nick Bosa realized he might get drafted to a team in liberal San Francisco, he started April 27, 2019 The rookie defensive end had been a fervent Trump supporter on social media before he started scrubbing his posts. But he perhaps drew the most scrutiny for describing former 49ers quarterback settled a collusion lawsuit against the league in February. Trump repeatedly condemned Kaepernick during the election campaign, and continued his criticism as president, mocking him during a 2017 rally in Kentucky. Trump also put pressure on NFL team owners to change league rules to …

‘I won’t be silent’: Ilhan Omar answers Trump 9/11 attack

Congresswoman says rightwing vitriol cannot threaten her unwavering love for America as president pushes video In the face of attacks from Donald Trump, Republicans and rightwing media outlets, the Minnesota representative Ilhan Omar said on Saturday no one could threaten her unwavering love for America. I did not run for Congress to be silent, Omar wrote on Twitter, less than a day after the president shared a video that included footage of her speaking and graphic images of the 9/11 terror attacks. Trump retweeted his message on Saturday. Omar thanked supporters for standing against an administration that ran on banning Muslims from this country. No one person no matter how corrupt, inept, or vicious can threaten my unwavering love for …

It’s Mueller time but don’t forget: Trump has undermined the very idea of America | Robert Reich

Partisan fury over the special counsels report may obscure the ways the president has damaged our democracy We may report, whatever it shows, will almost surely be overwhelmed by a fog of alt-interpretation and epistemological confusion. Whats collusion? Whats illegal? Whats unethical? Has Trump been vindicated or not? The real danger is that as attention inevitably turns to the 2020 campaign, Douglas Southall Freeman, explained, the first president believed he had been entrusted with something of immense intrinsic worth, and that his duty was to uphold it for its own sake and over the long term. He led by moral example. Few of our subsequent presidents have come close to the example Washington set, but none to date has been …

Trump donor who owned spa linked to Kraft arrest offered access to president

Miami Herald and Mother Jones report Li Yang claimed to be able to get Chinese clients pictures with Trump A company run by a donor to Donald Trump claimed it could provide Chinese clients with a chance to mingle and Miami Herald and https://t.co/CI4vCj9e7c Miami Herald on Friday published a photo of Yang with Trump at a Super Bowl party at his West Palm Beach country club and reported on the link between Yang and the spa where Yang was a former owner of the spa. Yang wasnt charged in a multiagency anti-human trafficking operation that resulted in 25 arrests, including that of Kraft, and shut down 10 Asian day spas in South Florida last month. None of the spas …

Trump donor who once owned prostitution case day spa offered access to president

Miami Herald and Mother Jones report Li Yang claimed to be able to get Chinese clients pictures with Trump A company run by a donor to Donald Trump claimed it could provide Chinese clients with a chance to mingle and Miami Herald and https://t.co/CI4vCj9e7c Miami Herald on Friday published a photo of Yang with Trump at a Super Bowl party at his West Palm Beach country club and reported on the link between Yang and the spa where Yang was a former owner of the spa. Yang wasnt charged in a multiagency anti-human trafficking operation that resulted in 25 arrests, including that of Kraft, and shut down 10 Asian day spas in South Florida last month. None of the spas …