Last year, Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold won a Pulitzer Prize for investigating Trump's philanthropy. Fahrenthold began by looking into Trump's January 2016 claim that he'd given $6 million to veterans' groups, and then the journalist broadened his probe. Ultimately, Fahrenthold found $7.8 million in charitable giving from Trump's personal accounts since the '80s, even though he bragged about donating "tens of millions of dollars...to charitable causes." … [Read more...] about ‘No Way’ Will Trump Give $1 Million to Hurricane Harvey Relief, ‘The Art of the Deal’ Ghostwriter Says
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Trump's conviction was considered a real possibility just days ago after lawmakers whose lives were threatened by the mob weighed the appropriate consequences — and the future of their party. But the Senate vote on Tuesday is a sign that while Trump may be held in low regard in Washington following the riots, a large swath of Republicans is leery of crossing his supporters, who remain the majority of the party’s voters. … [Read more...] about GOP signals unwillingness to part with Trump after riot
A crucial argument made by Trump’s defense team — and repeated by his Republican allies — against his first impeachment trial last year was that it was too soon. Democrats, warned Trump’s lawyer, were “asking you not only to overturn the results of the last election … they’re asking you to remove President Trump from the ballot in the election that’s occurring in approximately nine months.” … [Read more...] about McConnell: It Was Too Soon to Impeach Trump, Now It’s Too Late.
User @FourWideOnes shared the words: "DO YOU WANT TO BRING ME A DIET COKE? I'M LOCATED IN 'THE OFFICE OF THE FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!'" with an image of Trump pictured talking to a child mowing a lawn. The post received at least 7,700 likes since it was first shared. … [Read more...] about Launch of Trump’s ‘Office of the Former President’ Prompts Flurry of Jokes
In another post on his Twitter account on Tuesday, Trump retweeted a Twitter user accusing him of being a "fascist," after the president shared a Fox & Friends article that said he was "seriously considering" a pardon for Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. A court found Arpaio guilty of criminal contempt last month, according to The Hill, after he was ordered to stop racially profiling Latinos. … [Read more...] about After Charlottesville Attack, Trump Retweets Meme of Train Running Over CNN