Tag Archives: politics

Trump Jr. Marketed Gun Silencers to ‘Help Get Little Kids Get Into the Game”

In lead up to a vote that would loosen regulations in order to make the sale of gun silencers easier, MSNBC host Chuck Todd put President Trump’s son Donald Jr. on the spot for his advocacy of citizens being able to purchase the firearm accessory by airing a 2016 infomercial Jr. did for the company, SilencerCo.

“It’s about safety. It’s about hearing protection. It’s a health issue, frankly, for me,” Trump Jr. says in the AD, before adding that, “It’s just a great instrument. There is nothing bad about it at all. It makes total sense, it’s where we should be going.” At one point during the commercial, he goes so far as to promote that the silencers would do well in getting “little kids into the game.”

 

The Sportsman’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE Act) is the bill that has become the focal point of the gun control debate, and in the aftermath of the heinous attack that took nearly 60 lives and injured hundreds in Las Vegas, many see it receiving immense blowback if it is brought to the floor.

But House Republicans say they are adamant about pushing forward with the legislation, which would eliminate what is a $200 transfer tax on silencers. The law would also decriminalize the transport of registered guns across state lines and allow for the possession of guns in national parks. Those responsible for packaging the bill say the stipulation was put in place to help protect the hearing of hunters.

SOURCE: VLADTV

Advertisements

Federal Judge Blocks Trump Admin from Defunding “Sanctuary Cities”

Late Friday, September 15, a federal judge in Chicago issued a nationwide injunction that would bar the Trump administration’s attempt to defund “sanctuary cities.”

The term “sanctuary city” refers to the roughly 300 local governments nationwide that have chosen not to cooperate with federal law enforcement efforts against immigrant communities. Just last month a judge barred Texas from aiding the federal immigration efforts.

Friday’s ruling came from District Judge Harry Leinenweber who ruled on the principle that cutting funding for those cities protecting undocumented immigrants is unlawful and unconstitutional. Further adding that Attorney General Jeff Sessions didn’t possess the authority to impose such penalties.

In his 41-page decision, Leinenweber wanted to widen the scope of his ruling to a more national view, stating, “no reason to think that the legal issues present in this case are restricted to Chicago or that the statutory authority given to the attorney general would differ in another jurisdiction.”

SOURCE: VLADTV

ESPN Reportedly Tried to Replace Jemele Hill

The White House encouraged ESPN to fire Jemele Hill after the anchor tweeted disparaging remarks about President Donald Trump. The network allegedly did try to pull the SportsCenter host, according to a report from ThinkProgress.

Hill was caught in the middle of a firestorm when she tweeted that Trump was a white supremacist, ignorant and unfit for the job of commander in chief. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Hill’s tweets were a “fireable offense,” and several conservative publications started a social media movement for that to happen.

ESPN issued a statement on Tuesday, reprimanding Hill for her comments but didn’t issue a suspension. According to Think Progress, they did, however, try to remove the host. The network reportedly tried to keep Hill off the air on Wednesday evening, but her co-host Michael Smith refused to do the show without her, sources said. They also said that the producers reached out to two other black ESPN hosts, Michael Eaves and Elle Duncan, to ask them to serve as fill-ins for the show, but Eaves and Duncan refused to take the place of Hill and Smith. Faced with the possibility of having to replace Hill and Smith with white co-hosts (which would’ve caused a firestorm), sources said ESPN then called Hill and asked her to come back on her show.

ESPN refutes these claims.

“Yesterday was a hard and unusual day, with a number of people interpreting the day without a full picture that happened,” Rob King, the senior vice president for news and information at SportsCenter, told ThinkProgress. “In the end, ultimately, Michael and Jemele appearing on the show last night and doing the show the way they did is the outcome we always desired.”

“We never asked any other anchors to do last night’s show. Period,” ESPN spokesman Josh Krulewitz emailed ThinkProgress after they published their report.

Hill did not address the controversy during the show Wednesday night, but she did release a statement on Twitter. She did not apologize for her statements, nor delete the tweets, but apologized for painting ESPN in an unfair light.

SOURCE: VLADTV

North Korea Says It Will Move Forward With Strike On Guam Waters

President Trump’s warning against continued military provocations from the North Korean government has fallen on deaf ears. According to U.S. press sources, the country’s state media is reporting to the Korean nation that their plan to fire four missiles towards Guam will be prepared for approval from Kim Jong Un within days.

North Korea has persisted in posturing about its technical capabilities by displaying missile launches that Washington fears may eventually prove capable of reaching U.S. soil for years. While Guam is situated closer towards the Asian Pacific than the U.S. mainland, it is by political standards, U.S. territory. North Korea has already upset the past several U.S. Presidents over its dramatic responses to the joint exercises the U.S. and South Korea execute off of its waters, as allies Japan and Taiwan sit dangerously close to the rogue state.

Kim Jong Un is allegedly planning launches that will send intermediate-range missiles over Japan so that they may come 18 to 25 miles within range of Guam’s coast. Such a missile would close a distance of around 1,850 miles.

Trump accidentally Revealed His Summer Vacation Plans

It looks like President Donald Trump will be headed out on vacation and away from the White House, yet again.

The FAA released a notice that restricts flights over Bedminster, NJ from August 4-21 due to “VIP movement.”

Axios noted that this is likely because Trump will be vacationing at his Trump National Golf Club in the town. Trump recently indicated he much prefers the golf club to the White House, which he reportedly called a “real dump.”

The FAA notice said aircraft within a certain “inner core” around Bedminster are prohibited except for “Approved law enforcement, military aircraft directly supporting the United States Secret Service (USSS) and the office of the President of the United States, approved air ambulance flights, and regularly scheduled commercial passenger and all-cargo carriers operating under one of the following TSA-Approved standard security programs/procedures.”

Axios also noted that Trump frequently complained about the length of his predecessor President Barack Obama’s vacations. August is a slow time for government officials and if the FAA notice is an indicator, Trump will be gone on vacation for as long as Obama was last year when he visited Martha’s Vineyard, Axios said.

Trump himself took to Twitter numerous times during Obama’s presidency to make his point.

Trump also complained about Obama spending time golfing or campaigning, though Trump has been golfing at least 43 times since he was inaugurated and has also held several campaign rallies for his 2020 reelection bid (though he has only been president for a little more than six months).

SOURCE: RP