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'Scared bunker boy' Trump mocked for 'barricading himself inside' the White House instead of traveli

Source: raw story


‘Scared bunker boy’ Trump mocked for ‘barricading himself inside’ the White House instead of traveling to Bedminster

Published 31 mins ago on June 4, 2020



President Donald Trump pulled out of spending the weekend at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. While local police said that there wasn’t any expectations of danger, Twitter users wondered if the reason was due to the optics or due to Trump’s fears from protesters.

Last Friday, Trump was rushed to the presidential bunker to protect him from a few hundred protesters the Secret Service was concerned were getting too close to the White House. In the days that followed the crowds got larger and windows were broken out of stores. It’s unclear if the Secret Service brought Trump to the bunker in the days that followed the first trip.


Trump told Fox News that he wasn’t hiding in the bunker, he was really just inspecting it.


Regardless of the reason for Trump canceling his golfing weekend, it earned him considerable mockery..................

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/06/scared-bunker-boy-trump-mocked-for-barricading-himself-inside-the-white-house-instead-of-traveling-to-bedminster/





https://twitter.com/TropicaliJaye/status/1268289663594139649?s=20


https://twitter.com/JonLemire/status/1268630437984903172?s=20

Trump calls tear gas reports 'fake news,' but protesters' eyes burned just the same

Source: abc



The White House denies it was used to clear protesters before his photo op.

June 4, 2020, 10:28 AM
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Police use tear gas, push back peaceful protesters for Trump church visitPresident Trump vows to send U.S. troops onto the streets of American cities if local officials cannot control the violent protests in the wake of the death of George Floyd.

To counter criticism of his Monday photo op outside St. John's Church, President Donald Trump and his allies have seized on news reports that police used 'tear gas" to clear what appeared to be peaceful protesters so he could make his dramatic walkover from the White House, branding them "fake news."

"They didn't use tear gas," President Trump told Fox News Radio on Wednesday.


"It's said that a lie can get halfway around the world before the truth can get its pants on," said Tim Murtaugh, the Trump 2020 communications director. "We now know through the U.S. Park Police that neither they, nor any of their law enforcement partners, used tear gas to quell rising violence."




"Every news organization which reported the tear gas lie should immediately correct or retract its erroneous reporting," he added.

But the U.S. Park Police, while saying in a statement Tuesday that "no tear gas was used by USPP officers or other assisting law enforcement partners to close the area at Lafayette Park," also said it had deployed "pepper balls" and "smoke canisters."

And photos and videos showed what appeared to be -- or could be mistaken for -- tear gas rising above the clash between police and protesters, and protesters complaining of burning eyes and throats.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/trump-calls-tear-gas-reports-fake-news-protesters/story?id=71052769



Pics from article posted.


A woman has her eyes rinsed out, in Lafayette Square, near the White House, on June 1, 2020.Stephen Voss/Redux
MORE: Trump denies ordering protesters forcibly removed for church photo op







Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images
Police officers wearing riot gear push back demonstrators in front of St. John's Episcopal Church outside of the White House, June 1, 2020, in Washington D.C., during a protest over the death of George Floyd.Jose Luis Magana/AFP via Getty Images

lots of good things being said about Mattis comment..but beware........

seems lots of the Generals are supporting him



Hugh Hewitt
@hughhewitt
32 calls thus far this AM from east to west. Majority of them veterans. Some active duty. One Gold Star dad. Not one has changed their mind about supporting @realDonaldTrump
b/c of General Mattis statement though many admire him greatly One anti-@POTUS
caller stayed the same.

https://twitter.com/hughhewitt/status/1268510546795679746?s=20



https://twitter.com/HoarseWisperer/status/1268549757443747841?s=20

Barr defends use of force at Monday's White House protest

Source: CNN


Updated 3:41 PM ET, Thu June 4, 2020
President Donald Trump departs after visiting outside St. John's Church across Lafayette Park from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington.


(CNN)Attorney General William Barr defended the shocking use of force on peaceful protesters outside the White House Monday, saying at a news conference on Thursday that difficulties with relocating authorities earlier in the day had forced the clash.


Flanked by federal law enforcement leaders at the Justice Department in his first public remarks since the extraordinary episode, Barr maintained that his decision to disperse the crowd followed signs that the crowd was "becoming increasingly unruly" and had nothing to do with a photo-op staged by President Donald Trump at a nearby church that took place minutes later.


"There was no correlation between our tactical plan of moving the perimeter out by one block and the President's going over to the church," Barr said.


The explanation came after criticism had mounted over the situation, with lawmakers and public figures, including the President's first defense chief, Jim Mattis, decrying the violent spectacle. ............................


Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/04/politics/william-barr-news-conference-george-floyd/index.html



#BillBarr is a BIG FAT #LIAR

https://twitter.com/mkraju/status/1268631778476072960?s=20


President Donald Trump departs after visiting outside St. John's Church across Lafayette Park from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington.

As Barr orders more fencing put up @ the WH today I'm reminded of the New Yorker cover from last ye

Trump has walled himself into a small group of staffers-Jared, Ivanka and Barr!!





Mona
@Monaheart1229
As Barr orders more fencing put up @ the WH today I'm reminded of the New Yorker cover from last year of Trump walling himself in
#BuildThatWall
#TrumpResignNow

https://twitter.com/Monaheart1229/status/1268566304614727680/photo/1



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As Barr orders more fencing put up @ the WH today I'm reminded of the New Yorker cover from last year of Trump walling himself in
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TRUMP CHICKEN COOP

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Mona
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It's framed in my dining room, I walked past it this morning and just stopped....

I'm That Type Of Guy
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Bunker b*tch


Jimmy Kimmel: The White House made a highlight reel to celebrate Trump's heroic walk

very short. watch till end

Jimmy Kimmel Live
@JimmyKimmelLive
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Jun 3
The White House made a highlight reel to celebrate Trump’s heroic walk across the street for his bible photo op...

https://twitter.com/JimmyKimmelLive/status/1268206337256681474?s=20

GOP's Murkowski says she's struggling with supporting Trump

Source: AP



GOP’s Murkowski says she’s struggling with supporting Trump

Posted: Jun 4, 2020 / 01:49 PM EDT / Updated: Jun 4, 2020 / 01:49 PM EDT


WASHINGTON (AP) — Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski acknowledged Thursday that she’s “struggling” over whether she can support President Donald Trump given his handling of the virus and race crises shaking the United States.

Murkowski, long a critic of the president’s, told reporters in Washington that she was thankful for the example set the night before by retired Gen. James Mattis. Trump’s former secretary of defense, who resigned in 2018, broke his silence Wednesday with a blunt rebuke of the president’s leadership.

She called it “necessary and overdue.”

“Perhaps we’re getting to the point where we can be more honest with the concerns that we might hold internally, and have the courage of our own convictions to speak up,” Murkowski said. Asked whether she can still support Trump, she replied, “I am struggling with it. I have struggled with it for a long time.” But she said she’d continue to try to work with his administration.

Murkowski’s remarks were an acknowledgment of the ongoing choice Republicans are forced to make about whether, and for how long, to support Trump when his words and actions so often conflict with their values and goals. Trump has responded to the police killing of George Floyd by calling for more “law and order,” rather than addressing at any length the racial injustice that lies at the heart of the unrest. ...................................

Read more: https://www.wric.com/news/politics/gops-murkowski-says-shes-struggling-with-supporting-trump/



time will tell come Nov 3





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Murkowski Praises Mattis for Speaking Out, Says She’s ‘Struggling’ over Whether to Back Trump in Election

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/murkowski-praises-mattis-for-speaking-out-says-shes-struggling-over-whether-to-back-trump-in-election/
By Zachary Evans

June 4, 2020 1:10 PM

Sen. Lisa Murkowski arrives back from a break during the Trump impeachment trial in Washington, D.C., January 31, 2020. (Brendan McDermid/Reuters)

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Murkowski made the admission after praising former defense secretary James Mattis’s criticism of Trump’s performance.

“We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership,” Mattis told the Atlantic on Wednesday. Murkowski said Mattis’s remarks were “necessary and long overdue.”

“I felt like perhaps we are getting to a point where we can be more honest with the concerns we might hold internally,” Murkowski said.

When asked whether she still supported Trump, the senator replied, “I am struggling with it. I have struggled with it for a long time.”

“Questions about who I’m going to vote for, or not going to vote for, I think are distracting at the moment,” she added.

Senator Mitt Romney (R., Utah), a frequent Trump critic, also praised Mattis’s comments without explicitly endorsing them.

“[Mattis] expressed his opinion and it was very powerful and it was a stunning letter,” Romney told the Huffington Post. “He’s an American patriot with extraordinary service and sacrifice and great judgement.”

Murkowski’s statements come at the same time that Joe Biden has seen a continuing rise in support. A Monmouth poll released on Wednesday recorded 52 percent support for Biden in the general election nationwide compared with 41 percent support for Trump. Biden’s 11-point lead is up from the 3-point lead he held in the same poll in March, when the former vice president had all but defeated Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) in the Democratic primary race.






Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, speaks during a virtual Senate Committee for Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions hearing, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Win McNamee/Pool via AP)

Kamala Harris is introducing an amendment for the investigation into #BillBarr ordering peaceful

every damn Republican should be supporting this.



Kamala Harris
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We urgently need an investigation and a Judiciary Committee hearing on Bill Barr reportedly ordering peaceful protesters to be forcibly cleared out near the White House earlier this week.

I’m introducing an amendment to make that happen.
https://twitter.com/SenKamalaHarris/status/1268596671153389568?s=20




https://twitter.com/mollysmcdonough/status/1268599838490443777?s=20

It's truly amazing how fast they can source @Whitehouse fences but masks and #PPE... way too hard.




https://twitter.com/4everNeverTrump/status/1268514724255129600?s=20

Todd Poirier
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It's Trump this terrified or is this all theater to make things look ultra violent to justify his power grab?


More fencing going up around the White House complex early this morning
https://twitter.com/todd_poirier/status/1268534615846711297?s=20



https://twitter.com/betsy_klein/status/1268527334073696257?s=20


Jeff Tiedrich
@itsJeffTiedrich
our president is enormously popular and beloved by everybody, which is why the White House now has a third fence around it

https://twitter.com/itsJeffTiedrich/status/1268543124407795715?s=20

Sen. Sasse: against "a photo op that treats the Word of God as a political prop,″

The criticism was mild IMHO


https://twitter.com/moonbreeze2/status/1268539289031204864?s=20

GOP senators offer rare rebuke of Trump on church visit
By MATTHEW DALY yesterday


WASHINGTON (AP) — A handful of GOP senators spoke out Tuesday against President Donald Trump, criticizing his visit to a church after police removed peaceful demonstrators from a park near the White House. The remarks came even as most Republicans continued to avoid any disapproval of the president.

In a memorable scene captured live on television, police cleared Lafayette Park so Trump could walk to nearby St. John’s Church and pose with a Bible.

Trump’s actions drew widespread condemnation from Democrats and religious leaders who said he was misusing the Bible and the church where presidents have prayed for more than 150 years. Some Republicans joined in the criticism on Tuesday.

“There is no right to riot, no right to destroy others’ property ... but there is a fundamental — a Constitutional — right to protest, and I’m against clearing out a peaceful protest for a photo op that treats the Word of God as a political prop,″ said Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse.


South Carolina Sen. Tim Scott, the only black Republican in the Senate, said Trump’s visit to the church was unhelpful and not something Scott would have done.'''''''''''''''''''

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, ................................

Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., called Trump’s walk to the church “confrontational” and said it “distracted from his important message in the Rose Garden about our national grief, racism, peaceful protests and lawful assembly.″ That message “was drowned out by an awkward photo op,″ Lankford said.

Sasse, who has at times criticized Trump but won his endorsement for reelection, said public officials nationwide “
should be lowering the temperature” over protests and violence following the death in police custody of George Floyd, an unarmed black man, in Minnesota. Four Minneapolis police officers have been fired and one has been charged with murder in Floyd’s death.

“Police injustice — like the evil murder of George Floyd — is repugnant and merits peaceful protest aimed at change,″ Sasse said, adding that “riots are abhorrent acts of violence that hurt the innocent.″ Both messages should be heard as Americans work to end violence and injustice, Sasse said........


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“There is no right to riot, no right to destroy others’ property ... but there is a fundamental — a Constitutional — right to protest, and I’m against clearing out a peaceful protest for a photo op that treats the Word of God as a political prop,″ said Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse. ........






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President Donald Trump walks past police in Lafayette Park after he visited outside St. John's Church across from the White House Monday, June 1, 2020, in Washington. Part of the church was set on fire during protests on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky
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