Twitter Gobsmacked by Trump’s Confusing Missile Tweet: ‘This is How the World Ends’

Social media users were outraged with President Donald Trump’s tweet seemingly excusing recent North Korean missile tests while he is on a state trip in Japan, a move that could potentially not sit well with his hosts.

Prior to going golfing, Trump tweeted out this:

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The tweet drew a strong reaction on Twitter included some noted that yet again it seems Trump is cozying up to a dictator.

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Of course, a number of commenters also pointed out Trump did not spell former vice president Joe Biden’s name correctly while calling him “Swampman” and suggesting Kim Jong-un may have called him worse.

UPDATE: Trump later deleted the original tweet, and updated it with the correct spelling of Biden’s name.

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Jeanine Pirro Has Some Advice for Nancy Pelosi: ‘Knock It the Hell Off’ and Follow Trump’s Lead

Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro used her open to rip apart President Donald Trump‘s foe du jour, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, and offer the Speaker some unsolicited advice.

This week, Pelosi said that Trump needed an intervention, part of an escalating battle of words between the speaker and the president.

In response, Pirro spent her opening statement painting Pelosi as the crazy one and defending Trump’s comments  casting doubt on Pelosi’s mental fitness.

At one point, the Fox News host said that Trump is not putting kerosene on the fire, Democrats are.

She further insisted: “He does not need an intervention, Nancy, you need the intervention.”

Pirro then suggested Trump was right.

“I have been watching her for a long period of time, she’s not the same person,” Trump says in the clip she played as evidence. “She’s lost it.”

Then speaking directly to Pelosi she said this: “Nancy, you have not recovered from the 2016 election and it’s driving you batty.”

Pirro finally offered Pelosi some advice.

“Bottom line, Nancy, the man is doing what we elected him to do while you haven’t done a damn thing as you seethe in the hatred and vitriol and your obsession to get YOUR truth,” Pirro opined. “Nancy, you already got the truth and Nancy, you can’t handle the truth. So just knock it the hell off, follow his lead and start doing the job  you were elected to do.”

Watch above, via Fox News

AOC Calls Out Politico for ‘Anti-Semitic’ Tweet Labeling Bernie Sanders as ‘Rich’ and ‘Cheap’

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called out Politico on Saturday for a tweet labeling Sen. Bernie Sanders rich and “cheap.”

On Friday, Politico tweeted out: “Bernie Sanders might still be cheap, but he’s sure not poor.”

That tweet has since been deleted. In subsequent teases of the article, however, Politico tweeted out an image showing Sanders next to a money tree. That image is also featured on the article’s page.

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AOC said that Politico had some explaining to do.

“Can ⁦@politico⁩ explain to us how photoshopping money trees next to the only Jewish candidate for president and talking about how “cheap” and rich he is *isn’t* antisemitic?” she wrote.

The freshman Congresswoman added: “Or are they just letting this happen because he’s a progressive politician they don’t like?”

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Then in a second tweet, AOC pointed out that “people” are willing to explain away Politico’s anti-Semitic tinged tweet but jump all over fellow freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar.

“Notice the people willing to explain this away, yet when Ilhan’s words are taken out of context, they are the 1st to jump on her,” she wrote.

She then said selective enforcement was to blame.

“Look at how these accusations are selectively enforced on the left, esp when it’s the *alt-right* actually committing antisemitic violence in the US,” AOC stressed.

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Politico has not issued a public response to AOC’s remarks.

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CNN’s Ana Cabrera: Trump’s North Korea Tweet a ‘Proverbial Middle Finger’ to Japan

CNN’s Ana Cabrera reacted to President Donald Trump’s tweet dismissing North Korean missile tests that had previously been denounced by his administration by calling it a “proverbial middle finger” to Trump’s hosts in Japan.

Trump tweeted Sunday morning from Japan, where he is on a state visit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.  The Japanese government has repeatedly said they consider ongoing North Korean missile tests as threats.

Speaking with CNN presidential historian Douglas Brinkley, Cabrera asked if “you think this tweet by the president, clearly kind of a proverbial maybe middle finger to [Shinzo] Abe … Do you think that will impact the rest of the trip?”

“It doesn’t make sense to me why President Trump would do that except to be contrarian and egotistical and stir up the Internet,” Brinkley said.

“Donald Trump will be golfing right now and he’s gonna talk about why he did that,” he said.

Cabrera also noted that “in Japan, Abe doesn’t face the same backlash for cozying up to Trump.”

Fellow panelist Kimberly Dozier then cautioned “there is still the risk out there that the U.S. Trade representative could do as President Trump has threatened and hit Japanese auto industries with massive tariffs. Then things could really change.”

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S.E. Cupp Says Trump Sees Impeachment as Way Out of Presidency: ‘He Sees An Exit Ramp’

CNN host S.E. Cupp said she doesn’t believe President Donald Trump wants the job anymore, and the only thing keeping him in office is the fear of getting voted out.

“Trump doesn’t want to be president anymore. I’m not sure he ever wanted it,” Cupp said in her opening monologue on Unfiltered Saturday.

“The job of being president, that wasn’t ever what he was after and now that the Democrats in the House have some power and are using it, he really doesn’t want the job,” she continued on.

Cupp speculated Trump actually wants to be impeached by congressional Democrats.

“He sees an exit ramp. … He gets to go out the victim of a witch hunt, a conspiracy to oust an otherwise competent and successful leader,” Cupp said.

“But that’s letting him off the hook too easy,” Cupp said. “He was elected to do a job and voters should decide whether he’s doing it well or at all.”

“The only thing he wants less than to keep having to do this job is for voters to take it away from him,” Cupp said.

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S.E. Cupp Rips Kellyanne Conway: ‘Crying Sexism’ is Her Go-To Move

CNN’s S.E. Cupp slammed Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway on Saturday, saying Conway cries “sexism any time she feels slighted or cornered.”

Cupp started off by saying President Donald Trump “often saves the most visual and visceral insults for females,” referring to the press conference where Trump insulted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

She then played a clip of Trump saying this about Pelosi: “I’ve been watching her for a period of time. It was all crazy, the movement, the moving of the hand and the crazy. That’s a person who has problems.”

Cupp went on to note that Conway had snarked about Pelosi’s attitude towards her as a woman, claiming the Speaker treats her “as she might treat her maid or pilots or make-up artists or wardrobe consultants.”

“And yet Conway stood by as Trump launched smears against Nancy Pelosi,” Cupp stressed, pointing out that Conway did nothing when Trump slammed a woman despite feeling slighted by Pelosi’s attitude towards her.

A little while later, Cupp circled back on her remarks about Conway.

Speaking with CNN contributor Mary Katherine Ham, Cupp said about Conway: “I’ve noted on this show and elsewhere that crying sexism any time she feels slighted or cornered, it’s a go-to move of her.”

“It’s so stupid for lack of a better word, but I’m also old enough to remember when conservatives used to hate exactly this sort of thing,” Cupp said.

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Trump Says North Korea’s Kim Called Biden ‘Swampman’ in Confusing Tweet About Missiles

President Donald Trump had some thoughts about North Korea, missiles and Joe Biden.

Taking to Twitter while on his Memorial Day Weekend trip to Japan, Trump wrote this: “North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me.”

Then, he issued this bit of word salad about “Swampman” Joe Biden and Kim Jong-un: “I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me, & also smiled when he called Swampman Joe Bidan (sic) a low IQ individual, & worse. Perhaps that’s sending me a signal?”

Trump’s tweet seemed to be downplaying North Korea’s recent missile tests and could potentially hurt talks with his Japanese hosts who have expressed concern about North Korea’s missile tests.

The logic behind tweet even seemed to confound Gen. Mark Hertling, who when asked to parse Trump’s words by S.E. Cupp simply said, “Yeah, I don’t know.”

The general continued on, “To be honest with you there are so many things he says versus being placed in a situation where he has to actually act, I’m not even sure what that means.”

Earlier during his day in Japan, Trump also tweeted out his thanks to Jon Voight and slammed the Jussie Smollett case.

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Bernie Sanders: I’m Working With ‘Honest Conservatives’ in Senate to Stop Trump from Starting War With Iran

During his big rally in Vermont today, Senator Bernie Sanders brought up Iran and said he’s working with “honest conservatives” in the Senate to stop the Trump administration from starting a war.

Sanders said he makes no apology for his positions on Vietnam and Iraq, before bringing up his opposition to the Saudi-led war in Yemen and his concerns about a drumbeat to war with Iran.

“I am doing everything that I can,” Sanders said, “working, by the way, with some honest conservatives in the Senate, to prevent Donald Trump and John Bolton from taking us into a war in Iran.”

He said he would be “much more destructive” than the Iraq war and “could lead us literally to perpetual warfare in that region.”

You can watch above, via C-SPAN.

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Trump Thanks Jon Voight for Calling Him ‘the Greatest President Since Abraham Lincoln’

President Donald Trump was up and tweeting early Sunday on the other side of the world, blasting Jussie Smollett and thanking Jon Voight for a flattering video he posted Saturday.

Trump retweeted actor Jon Voight’s two videos that effusively praised the president as “the greatest president since Abraham Lincoln.”

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Trump retweeted the video with a note saying “thank you John, so nice!” misspelling the Oscar-winning actor’s first name.

Trump also criticized Smollett, who made headlines after he claimed he was a victim of a hate crime in Chicago. He was then accused of faking the racially-charged crime against him but the charges were ultimately dropped. Smollett maintains is innocence and is reportedly in hiding.

Files in Smollett’s case were ordered unsealed by a Chicago judge this week.

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Trump accused officials in Chicago of “great incompetence and corruption.” He also seemed to argue his supporters are owed an apology.

Alongside the above tweets, Trump also retweeted a number of other items without comment, including a promotion by Jesse Watters for his interview with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on Fox Saturday night.

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Bernie Sanders at Rally: Trump Trying to Turn U.S. Into ‘Authoritarian Form of Government’

Bernie Sanders held a campaign rally in Vermont today and blasted President Donald Trump ,whom he referred to as one of his “least favorite subjects.”

He called Trump a “pathological liar” who doesn’t care about the truth and doesn’t respect the Constitution:

“You know that we have a president who has no understanding or respect for the Constitution of the United States, and the separation of powers, and is attempting to move every single day this country into an authoritarian form of government. Think for a moment, who would have ever believed that we could have a President of the United States who considers the media in this country as an enemy of the people, who lavishes praise on despotic and anti-democratic leaders all over the world, who storms out of meetings, after berating and insulting congressional leaders, and who refuses to obey congressional subpoenas?”

He went on to say that Trump repeatedly lied to the American people when he campaigned in 2016.

As he laid out his vision minutes later Sanders again emphasized that “we believe in democracy, not authoritarianism.”

You can watch above, via C-SPAN.

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