Former US President Donald Trump addresses the crowd at a rally in South Carolina
Critics slam Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene as one of Vladimir Putin’s ‘useful idiots’ after the Republican gave a speech containing numerous false or misleading claims about the invasion of Ukraine that made echoing Russian talking points.
Donald Trump, meanwhile, used Volodymyr Zelensky’s virtual address to Congress to brag about his supposed rescue of the NATO alliance – this despite his history of derogatory remarks about the alliance.
“People forget so quickly, with the help of Fake News, that I was the one who got the 20 delinquent NATO countries out of 28 to start paying the money they owed to rebuild a troubled NATO “said the former president.
In news of the Capitol Riots investigation, far-right extremist and sometimes Trump adviser Steve Bannon attended a U.S. District Court where the contempt of Congress case brought against him by the January 6 committee is heard.
On a Gettr live stream from outside the building, he told his followers, “It’s just noise. We are committed to bringing down the illegitimate Biden regime and stopping it in its tracks every day of the week. And we are doing a very good job. »
Ted Cruz: Biden’s weakness to blame for possible nuclear war
Vladimir Putin recently sent chills down his spine by placing Russia’s nuclear forces on a heightened state of readiness, a move many interpreted as another sign that he was beginning to lose touch with reality and panic over the collapse of its objective. takeover of Ukraine.
Texas Senator Ted Cruz, however, does not see the move as an indication of Mr. Putin’s dangerous mindset, but rather as an indictment of Joe Biden’s supposed weakness.
Andrew NaughtyMarch 18, 2022 2:45 p.m.
Far-right pro-Trump lawyer sued by former colleagues
Right-wing attorney and conspiracy theorist Lin Wood, a leading figure in the messiest sector of the pro-Trump universe, faces another legal threat, this time from his own former colleagues.
Mr Wood, who has been a key legal player in the post-election ‘Stop Theft’ campaign and agitated for a military intervention to protect Donald Trump’s presidency, is accused of defamation by his former legal partners, who say they received death threats from his supporters after he called them “deep state” extortionists on his Telegram channel. Mr Wood has some 800,000 followers on the app.
Andrew NaughtyMarch 18, 2022 2:15 p.m.
Boebert: Russian Invasion Proves Americans Need Weapons
Republican anti-gun control congresswoman Lauren Boebert, who previously owned an open themed restaurant, has an unusual view of the invasion of Ukraine: it proves that she and other members of the hardcore right have reason to believe that America would be better off if its civilians were armed to protect its borders.
Interestingly, she also distinguishes between “nationalism” and “patriotism”, although what she means by this distinction is unclear.
Andrew NaughtyMarch 18, 2022 1:45 p.m.
GOP Senate candidate nixed as guest speaker at Minnesota Republican fundraiser
JD Vance, a Republican candidate for the US Senate from Ohio, who recently made waves on Steve Bannon’s podcast saying, “I don’t care what happens to Ukraine one way or another is at odds with a separate conservative institution.
Mr. Vance, who was to be the keynote speaker at the Minnesota Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner on April 1, no longer appears to be on the program.
Although no official statement has been released by organizers explaining Mr. Vance’s withdrawal from fundraising, a post on the Minnesota Republican Party’s official Facebook account announced on Wednesday that the Conservative Union chairman American, Matt Schlapp, would be the new face of the event with no mention of why Mr. Vance would no longer be featured in the event.
This is not the first time Mr. Vance has found himself on the outside. In January, the Ohio candidate found himself scrambling to find a new venue for his rally after announcing that controversial far-right Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene would join him at a “meet and greet” event. at the Landing Event Center in Loveland.
Johanna ChisholmMarch 18, 2022 1:09 p.m.
Seth Myers hits out at Trump’s ‘tough on Putin’ claims
Seth Myers spent an entire segment of his Thursday night show debunking the claim by Donald Trump supporters that the former president was tougher on Russia than President Joe Biden and, as a result, ultimately prevented a invasion of Ukraine during his tenure in the Oval Office.
The late night host described this “crazy mythology” as being “out of touch with reality”.
“Trump praised Putin every chance he got and was desperate to be Putin’s friend. And yet Trump apologists continue to fuck up this insane mythology where, in somehow, Trump would have stopped Putin from invading Ukraine.
Watch the full video segment below.
Johanna ChisholmMarch 18, 2022 12:35 p.m.
ICYMI: Trump’s former communications director doesn’t want him to run again
Alyssa Farah Griffin, who once served as the White House’s director of strategic communications before becoming Mike Pence’s aide, told her co-hosts on View yesterday that “As someone who unfortunately worked for Donald Trump, I never want to see this man be president again.
“I want to see credible Republicans representing the party I was once so proud to challenge,” she added, checking the name of popular Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan – who, she conceded , “can’t win this year”.
Ms Griffin is among a rarefied class of former White House staffers who have completely turned on their former boss, including press secretary and Melania Trump aide Stephanie Grisham.
Andrew NaughtyMarch 18, 2022 12:04
Feature: what climate change means for Mar-a-Lago
Donald Trump may have started joking that rising sea levels just mean more beachfront real estate, but he might want to take a closer look at the implications for his own wallet – including his lair at Mar-a-Lago, which sits more or less at sea level in south Florida notoriously vulnerable to flooding.
Louise Boyle has this look at what the climate emergency could hold for the president’s sunny home.
Andrew NaughtyMarch 18, 2022 11:20 a.m.
More Ukrainian revisionism from veterans of the Trump administration
Kayleigh McEnany, the ex-White House press secretary known for doctoring outright lies on her briefing room desk, is facing new ridicule for remarks she made comparing her ex’s Ukraine politics -boss to that of Joe Biden, accusing the current president of dragging his feet to help the country fight against Russia.
As many have pointed out, Donald Trump was actually impeached for trying to extort the Ukrainian government into investigating the Biden family by refusing military aid.
Andrew NaughtyMarch 18, 2022 10:41 a.m.
Tucker Carlson unsuccessfully attempts to dispel pro-Russian reputation
Tucker Carlson, the increasingly far-right pundit whose Fox News show has recently become a hotbed for anti-Ukrainian and pro-Kremlin talking points, tried to push back against allegations that he is a ” Russian disinformation outlet,” responding to such accusations with claims that his American critics are “warmongers.”
Popular information journalist Judd Legum gives a taste of the reaction…
Andrew NaughtyMarch 18, 2022 10:20 a.m.
GOP attacks on Ketanji Brown Jackson are heating up
Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, infamous for formally opposing the 2020 congressional election results even after the attack on the Capitol, opened a bizarre line of attack against Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson : Focus on its record of sex offenses cases, especially those involving children.
Andrew NaughtyMarch 18, 2022 9:40 a.m.