Tag: comments

Jan 21

‘Are you a racist?’ Trump questioned over ‘shithole’ comments – video

Donald Trump ignores questions from reporters after signing a Martin Luther King Jr Day proclamation, amid reports he called a number of African countries ‘shitholes’ during a meeting earlier in the week. Journalists call out to the US president as he leaves the room, asking ‘Are you a racist?’ and ‘Will you give an apology?’ …

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Jan 20

Trump appointee apologizes and resigns after bigoted comments emerge

Appointed by President Trump to serve as the chief of external affairs for the federal agency that runs AmericCorps and other volunteer service programs, Carl Higbie publicly apologized on Twitter after resigning from office due to his bigoted comments on radio shows being recently exposed. According to CNN’s Kfile unit, Higbie openly made racist, sexist, …

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Jan 12

Anderson Cooper Broke Down While Offering Support to Haiti After Trump’s Racist ‘Sh*thole’ Comments

Click here for reuse options! The anchor was a key figure in covering the devastating earthquake eight years ago. CNN host Anderson Cooper fought back tears while educating his audience about the courage of the people of Haiti, after President Donald Trump's reported insult describing the country as a “sh*thole.” “I was there when a …

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Jan 12

Republicans want Democrats to shut up about Trump’s closed-door comments, just like they do

Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin had the guts to stare the vile comments of a sitting pr*sident in the face and go on the record with them because they were simply too revealing to keep hidden from the American people. Republicans, on the other hand, have made a studied practice of whispering about Donald Trump’s mental lapses, …

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Jan 12

Anderson Cooper Broke Down While Offering Support to Haiti Amid Trump’s Racist ‘Sh*thole’ Comments

Click here for reuse options! The anchor was a key figure in covering the devastating earthquake eight years ago. CNN host Anderson Cooper fought tears while educating his audience about the people of Haiti after President Donald Trump's reported comments that described the country as a “sh*thole.” “I was there when a young girl named …

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Jan 12

White House says Trump ‘shithole’ comments will ‘resonate’ like his attacks on black athletes have

Trump-supporting pundits have been attempting to make the case that when Donald Trump referred to Haiti and to African countries as “shithole” nations he was not being racist but referring to economically or educationally poor countries. At the same time, staffers inside the White House believes his reference to “shithole countries” will “resonate” with his base, …

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Jan 09

Corporate Powers Are Stealing Online Identities, Posting Fake Comments to Push for Consumer Law Repeals

At least five federal agencies targeted, from internet protections to predatory lending and investments. Forget Russian fake news for a moment. Another extremely consequential privacy-breaching, identity-theft hack is undermining our democracy and almost certainly being perpetuated by corporate America. A pattern of cyber deception is appearing across the federal government in the nooks and crannies …

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Dec 28

Fake comments on government websites are being used to attack yet another Obama policy

Net neutrality isn’t the only Obama administration policy where the Trump administration’s efforts to overturn it are being bolstered by a flood of identity theft and fake comments. The Wall Street Journal reports that it seems to be happening with the fiduciary rule, too. That’s the rule requiring retirement advisers to act in the best interest of their clients—the kind …

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Dec 20

Trump health department is hiding 10,000 comments on plan to let religious groups discriminate

The publicly posted comments on the Trump administration’s plan to give religious and faith-based groups free rein to discriminate and deny service are overwhelmingly positive. Of 80 responses to the proposal, just nine are critical. But the “publicly posted” part is important here: The agency has instead posted 80 comments — less than 1 percent of all submissions …

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Dec 06

House Democrats demand GAO investigate fake net neutrality comments

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai refuses to investigate or cooperate with outside investigations of hundreds of thousands—maybe millions—of instances of fake anti-neutrality comments to the agency. There’s rock-solid evidence that real people’s names and addresses were stolen by hackers to make comments against an open internet, without their knowledge or permission. Pai, rather than acknowledging this, …

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