Republican talking points have focused on denying that there was an explicit quid pro quo in Trump’s phone call, even though the White House readout has him saying, “The United States has been very, very good for Ukraine. I wouldn’t say that it’s reciprocal necessarily” and asking for a “favor.” But Taylor’s texts indicate that, as the top U.S. diplomat in Ukraine, he interpreted Trump’s message as an invitation to trade a politically motivated investigation for U.S. assistance and a White House visit.
via Trump-Ukraine Call Was Anything but “Routine,” Texts Show
IN the UN they Laughed At Him. In a Safe Crowd They Laughed with Him. Trump Often Forgets Where He Is.(ODT)
The President of the United States of America stood on a stage at a Make America Great Again Rally and, on live tv, mocked and ridiculed a woman who was sexually assaulted at age 15. And the crowd in the room cheered, laughed and chanted “lock her up”
LOCK HER UP.
Let that sink in. They are cheering to lock up the victim of a sexual assault.
And for what? For coming forward? For sharing her story?
There is a reason why so few women come forward with their stories of sexual abuse and assault. Even now, in the era of MeToo, women (and men) are terrified. They are scared to not be believed, so be victim shamed, asked if they had too much to drink or if they dressed slutty. They are scared to be accused of lying to get back at a man who scorned them. They are scared to be mocked.
And Donald Trump. What does he do? He mocks a victim from the Presidential podium.
America, this is a new low.
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The One Nation senator Pauline Hanson has been written into her party’s updated constitution as effective president for life.
With no term limits on her presidency, the constitution names Hanson as leader of the party’s national executive as well as the registered officer for its divisions, giving her considerable heft, News Corp reported.
“The president of the party is Pauline Lee Hanson,” the constitution now states. “Upon resigning from the position of president, Pauline Lee Hanson shall appoint her successor to become the next president of the party.”
via Pauline Hanson written into One Nation constitution as effective president for life | Australia news | The Guardian
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