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Trump is a 'grifter' and engages in 'political sociopathic behavior,' says Anthony Scaramucci - NBC

Anthony Scaramucci, former Trump White House communications director and the co-founder of investment firm SkyBridge Capital, joins Meet the Press Reports and reflects on the lessons he learned from being burned by crypto billionaire Sam Bankman-Fried, comparing and contrasting the disgraced CEO with Trump.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Jun 4, 2023, 12:17 PM (1 replies)

Trump melts down over impending federal prosecution - Brian Tyler Cohen

Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Jun 4, 2023, 11:11 AM (5 replies)

Trump Loses Endorsements After Viciously Attacking His Former Press Secretary - Farron Balanced

Donald Trump launched into a vicious attack against his former press secretary Kayleigh McEnany this week, prompting both Fox News and Newsmax to call him out for it. But then something even worse happened: Lawmakers started pulling their endorsements of the former president. Admitting that he "can't be trusted", a Republican lawmaker in New Hampshire said that he was pulling his endorsement over the attack. Could this be a new era where Republicans actually stand up to Trump's bullying? Farron Cousins answers that question.


*This transcript was auto-generated. Please excuse any typos.

So in case you didn't see this this past week, cuz obviously there was a lot of news happening, the debt ceiling, all of that, everything else trump's legal problems. But at one point last week, Donald Trump got on truth social and actually attacked Kayleigh McEnany current Fox News personality, former Trump Press secretary. In fact, she was his last pre, uh, press secretary. Rode with him once Sarah Huckabee Sanders left and stayed with him through the end of that administration. She was very, very loyal. But this week on Fox News, she did the unthinkable. She reported the truth and the truth that she reported was that the latest polls showed Donald Trump beating Ron DeSantis by 25 points. That's that, that you would think that's like a good truth to tell about Donald Trump. But he got off, sent out a post on truth. So where he called her milk toast, he of course spelled it wrong.

He spelled it as in milk and then toast. That's the motion of toast coming out of a toaster. Um, and then he said, I am 34 points up onto Sanc Tomos, not 25 up. Uh, the rhinos and globalists can have her. Fox News should only use real stars. And it was like, okay man, I get that you're not happy that the Fox News poll that she's citing says you're up 25 instead of 34. But it's really not even that big of a deal. 25 is still good, but he attacked her. And that attack, by the way, led to rebukes from Pro-Trump hosts on both Fox News and Newsmax. So both of those networks that are rivals came out and denounced Donald Trump for these attacks. But that's not where the story ended. Because this story kept gaining momentum as the week went on. Even Kayleigh McEnany by the way, kind of like shrugged it off like, ah, I still like him.

But that wasn't the end of it. As people grew more and more upset, realizing of course that Donald Trump doesn't care how loyal you are to him, he will drop you at a moment's notice if he feels it suits, whatever that moment calls for. It has now led to Donald Trump losing endorsements from Republican lawmakers. Let me read you this quote. This is from James Polan. He is a Republican lawmaker in New Hampshire, a state lawmaker. And here is what he had to say about the man he had previously endorsed and is now Unen endorsing. Here it is. I am officially withdrawing my endorsement as his most recent attack on Kayleigh McEnany is beyond comprehension and explanation. I thought that he would be able to continue with a positive message, learn from his past mistakes, and give us a way forward

To continue the policies that he started before. But it's become evident, especially with the latest attack on Kayleigh McEnany, that there's no loyalty in him. He can't be trusted to stay loyal to the people who supported him in the past. So this Republican lawmaker nailed it on the head. Trump demands absolute loyalty from everyone, but he has never repaid that loyalty in kind. These people have to be loyal to him, but he doesn't have to be loyal to them. And so s Spade has said, I'm un endorsing Donald Trump. He is now of course endorsing Ron DeSantis. And I think this is just the first domino to fall this attack on Kayleigh McEnany. This seemingly innocuous, you know, run of the mill attack that Trump posts on true social is having real world consequences for the former president. He is losing support because he attacked a woman who had blindly supported him for all those years.

That's pretty remarkable. But not just that he's losing support. What's remarkable is the rationale that this Republican is using to say, guys, we gotta wake up here. This guy is in it for himself and none of our loyalty will ever be repaid. He will not help us when we need the help. He will not rush to our defense. He will throw us under the bus as soon as it is politically convenient for him to do so. And so sine says, I'm jumping ship now, he may be the first rat to jump ship, but I guarantee you there's going to be others because this story has blown up way more than we would've thought it did, or it would have.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Jun 4, 2023, 10:13 AM (6 replies)

Beau of the Fifth Column: Let's talk about the Trump documents grand jury coming back....

Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Jun 4, 2023, 10:03 AM (0 replies)

Bernie Sanders Reports From LGBTQ Pride Parade - Lovett or Leave It

Bernie Sanders (James Adomian) joins Lovett or Leave It to chat about his support of the LGBTQ community and parades.

Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Jun 4, 2023, 09:24 AM (3 replies)

Right-Winger Turns On His Own Party, Exposes Republicans! - Luke Beasley

Steve Bannon called out Republicans for distracting their voters with manufactured controversies.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Jun 4, 2023, 03:21 AM (4 replies)

Iraq. 20 Years After Toppling Hussein. - Good Times Bad Times

This video discusses how Iraq has changed and what pathway is Iraq taking in the future.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Jun 4, 2023, 02:10 AM (0 replies)

03 Jun: Russians Made A Huge Mistake. Multiple Bases Wiped Out. - Reporting from Ukraine

Day 465: Jun 03

Today the commander of the Russian Volunteer Corps stated they continue conducting a special operation on the Russian territory, successfully drawing even more Russian forces to the Belgorod region. Judging by the latest geolocated footage, the fighting in and around Tavolzhanka and Shebekino continues.

The headquarters commander of the insurgent forces claimed that Russian forces no longer have full control over these towns. He said that the Belgorod People’s Republic gradually becomes a grey zone – people have abandoned their houses, regional administration and police are no longer functioning, while thieves and raiders are busy looting their neighbors.

Interestingly, Shebekino, Tavolzhanka, and other settlements in the region together had approximately the same population as Bakhmut, and several reinforced companies had already managed to develop a significant presence. The Commander of the Freedom of Russia Legion reported that irregular Russian forces, such as police and border guards, turned out to be completely incapable of protecting the border, which is why Russians are primarily resorting to shelling. Given that the insurgent forces maintain a presence in Russian settlements, Russian forces are wiping out their own towns and villages because they are unable to push insurgents behind the border and keep them out of Russian territory.

The Russian Ministry of Defense claimed that they relocated additional elements of the regular Russian army and conducted heavy air, artillery, and flamethrower strikes. The Ministry also mentioned a deployment a whole motorized rifle battalion. Local residents confirmed these claims and posted footage of various reinforcements entering the region. As we can see, Russian forces continue relocating thousands of troops and heavy equipment to the Belgorod region.

And this is extremely good news for Ukrainians. Not only does it mean that Russian defense in Ukraine is becoming weaker, but it also means that logistical hubs are now full of military personnel and equipment that Ukrainians can destroy while they are still in transit.

And this is exactly what Ukrainians are doing. During these 3 days of special operations in the Belgorod region, Ukrainians conducted more than 100 precision strikes, specifically on the areas of forces concentrations.

One of the biggest strikes happened today in Berdyansk. The footage shows the aftermath of the Russian air defense work and indicates that Ukrainians used up to 10 missiles. Other footage confirms that some Ukrainian missiles managed to reach their targets.

Yesterday, Ukrainians struck Berdyansk with around 6 missiles. Russian sources reported that Ukrainian used Strom Shadow missiles. Satellite footage clearly shows the complete annihilation of two huge warehouses in the harbor and also the significant destruction of the Azovkabel factory. Several sections of the factory were completely demolished.

Today local residents also reported hearing at least 5 huge explosions near Melitopol. Later, it was reported that Ukrainians targeted Russian logistics and destroyed some facilities near the railway.

Russian sources claimed that Ukrainian forces targeted the eastern outskirts of Alchevsk with four HIMARS rockets. Russian sources also claimed that Ukrainian forces conducted a HIMARS strike on unspecified factories in Donetsk.

Overall, the activity of the Ukrainian Air Force and precision artillery reaches all-time heights. And this is not surprising because Russians decided to make a great migration, which turned out to be a huge mistake. First of all, Wagner forces are leaving Bakhmut, DPR forces are being relocated from Marinka to Bakhmut to substitute Wagner, while Akhmat forces are being deployed to Marinka to substitute DPR units. Secondly, in anticipation of the counteroffensive operation, Russians are replacing old and worn tanks, armored fighting vehicles, and air defense in the Zaporizhia region. And thirdly, Russians are reinforcing the Belgorod region with Motorized Rifle elements. This means that the railways are working at full capacity, and logistical hubs are full of targets. That is why Ukrainians are conducting hundreds of strikes along the whole contact line.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Jun 4, 2023, 01:34 AM (4 replies)

China's Li says clash with US would bring 'unbearable disaster' - Al Jazeera

Chinese Defence Minister Li Shangfu has said that Beijing seeks dialogue over confrontation with the United States, warning that any conflict between the two nations would bring “unbearable disaster for the world”.

Speaking at Asia’s top security summit, the Shangri-La Dialogue, on Sunday, Li said the world was big enough for China and the US to grow together.
Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Jun 4, 2023, 01:19 AM (0 replies)

Beau of the Fifth Column: Let's talk about the government removing the stigma....

Posted by TexasTowelie | Sun Jun 4, 2023, 12:49 AM (0 replies)
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