Biden taunts Trump as “the great MAGA king” in economics speech.
As Donald Trump’s nominee David Perdue struggles to gain momentum in Georgia’s gubernatorial primary, Mike Pence has announced he will be visiting the state to seek the vote for incumbent Brian Kemp — a Republican who refused to meet Mr. Bending Trump’s insistence that the state was stolen by Joe Biden in 2020.
Meanwhile, the special committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol has issued subpoenas to House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and four other GOP lawmakers who are close allies of Donald Trump: the House of Representatives Jim Jordan from Ohio, Scott Perry from Pennsylvania and Andy Biggs from Arizona and Mo Brooks from Alabama. Everyone was given the opportunity to testify voluntarily.
And the Justice Department is now investigating whether former President Trump or one of his associates violated federal law by mishandling classified documents that ended up in Mar-a-Lago instead of the national archives at the end of his term.
On Friday, the former president shared some thoughts on Elon Musk’s plan to buy Twitter, saying the billionaire wouldn’t pay a “ridiculous price” for the platform as it mostly deals with “BOTS or spam accounts.”
Trump slams Democrats for bipartisan aid in Ukraine amid baby food shortages
Former President Donald Trump has criticized lawmakers for working to pass a $40 billion aid package for Ukraine.
Though the bill enjoyed bipartisan support and only 57 Republicans voted no, Mr Trump still blamed Democrats.
“Democrats are sending another $40 billion to Ukraine, but America’s parents are struggling to even feed their children,” he said in a statement issued by his spokesman.
“There is a massive formula shortage, but no one is talking about it — it’s a national disgrace,” he continued, despite the shortage being the focus of newscasts, press conferences and Biden administration planning.
Mr Trump said: “It is unthinkable that American families will not be able to get baby food for their children in 2022. Families whose children have severe allergies and need an “elemental” diet are in an even more desperate and dire situation.”
He concluded: “The pain endured by mothers and fathers who literally cannot get food for their newborns and infants is a mark of eternal shame on the Democratic Party. America first!”
Oliver O’ConnellMay 13, 2022 21:58
Biden says baby formula has increased significantly “within a few weeks.”
Oliver O’ConnellMay 13, 2022 21:39
Psaki successor is in the starting blocks
Jen Psaki’s successor as White House press secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, was present at the lectern on her last day.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 13, 2022 9:20 p.m
Sean Hannity takes a stand against the up-and-coming GOP nominee for Pennsylvania Senate
Pennsylvania Republican Senate nominee Kathy Barnette is facing heat from influential Republicans — including Fox News host Sean Hannity — after rising to a top spot just days before the state primary.
GOP employees who supported the candidacy of celebrity talk show host Dr. Supporting Mehmet Oz, the floats have circled and started attacking Ms Barnette in an attempt to hobble her ahead of the primary, reports NBC News.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 13, 2022 21:04
Judge Samuel Alito sidesteps question on leaked Supreme Court abortion bill bill
Assistant Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito dodged a question when asked about a leaked draft opinion he had written that showed the court was on the verge of overturning Deer vs Wade.
Eric Garcia reports from Washington, DC.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 13, 2022 8:49 p.m
Abortion rights groups are planning nationwide “body bans” rallies for May 14
Abortion rights groups plan nationwide demonstrations for April 14 Deer vs Wade.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 13, 2022 20:33
The White House has called images of Israeli police attacking the funeral of slain Palestinian journalist “deeply disturbing”.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki called the scenes of a funeral in Jerusalem for a Palestinian-American journalist fatally shot during an Israeli raid as “deeply disturbing” as widespread footage shows Israeli officers beating pallbearers, carrying the coffin with the corpse of Shireen Abu Akleh.
“We’ve all seen those pictures. They are obviously deeply disturbing. This is a day when all of us, including everyone present, should commemorate the memory of a remarkable journalist who lost her life,” Ms. Psaki said May 13 from the White House.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 13, 2022 20:22
Biden a contrast to Trump in NATO
Following Mr Esper’s comments on the possibility that Trump may have pulled the US out of NATO, President Joe Biden spoke to the Swedish prime minister and Finnish president today to underscore his support for the alliance’s open-door policy .
Reading of President Biden’s appeal with Swedish Prime Minister Andersson and Finnish President Niinistö
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. spoke today with Prime Minister Magdalena Andersson of Sweden and President Sauli Niinistö of Finland to discuss the close defense and security cooperation between our countries and our respective efforts to strengthen transatlantic security. President Biden underlined his support for NATO’s open-door policy and for the right of Finland and Sweden to decide their own future, foreign policy and security arrangements. Leaders also discussed the close partnership between our countries on a range of global issues based on our shared values and interests. They reaffirmed their shared commitment to continued coordination in support of Ukraine and the war-affected Ukrainian people.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 13, 2022 20:10
Esper: “It’s very possible” that Trump would have pulled the United States out of NATO during his second term
Donald Trump’s Defense Secretary Mark Esper says he is “very concerned” about the possibility of the former president pulling the US out of NATO if he had won a second term.
Mr Esper, who has been promoting his book of shocking stories from the Trump presidency, made the remarks in an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.
Oliver O’ConnellMay 13, 2022 8:00 p.m
Pence wants to gather with Kemp in Georgia in a break with Trump
Former Vice President Mike Pence will be running with incumbent Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp in his most significant political beak yet with former President Donald Trump the day before this month’s GOP primary.
Kemp’s campaign announced Friday morning that Pence will headline a get-out-the-vote rally for Kemp on Monday, May 23, the day before the vote. That puts Pence in direct conflict with Trump-backed candidate David Perdue, who is lagging behind in the polls. Kemp is one of Trump’s top targets this election cycle because he refuses to cooperate with Trump’s efforts to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Pence wants to gather with Kemp in Georgia in a break with Trump
Former Vice President Mike Pence will be running with incumbent Republican Georgia Governor Brian Kemp in his most significant political beak yet with former President Donald Trump the day before this month’s GOP primary
Oliver O’ConnellMay 13, 2022 7:45 p.m
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/trump-news-toay-twitter-kemp-b2078667.html Breaking Trump News Today: Ex-pres says Musk won’t buy Twitter at ‘ridiculous price’ as Pence backs Gov Kemp