Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos appeared to speak tolerantly of pedophilia in video clips shared ahead of his speaking engagement at next week's Conservative Political Action Conference. He flippantly said young boys "discover who they are" through such relationships, later implying that those relationships can be sexual in nature, and can "give them security and safety and provide them with love and a reliable rock where they can't speak to their parents." The news of these comments led CPAC to drop Yiannapoulos as a speaker and Simon & Shuster to cancel his $250,000 book deal Monday afternoon. At Breitbart News, a half dozen employees are planning to leave if he isn't fired.
A dossier on Donald Trump's psychological makeup is being prepared for Russian President Vladimir Putin. Among its preliminary conclusions is that the new American leader is a risk-taker who can be naïve, according to a senior Kremlin adviser. Trump "doesn't understand fully who is Mr. Putin -- he is a tough guy," former Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Fedorov told NBC News. "Very serious preparatory work is going on in the Kremlin, including a paper -- seven pages -- describing a psychological portrait of Trump, especially based on this last two to three months, and the last weeks," added Fedorov, who said he has known Trump since 2000. The dossier was being revised regularly, he said, adding that many in the Kremlin believed that Trump viewed the presidency as a business. Fedorov added: "Trump is not living in a box -- he is living in a crowd. He should listen to the people around him especially in the areas where he is weak." read more
There should be nothing surprising about what Donald Trump has done in his first week -- but he has underestimated the resilience of Americans and their institutions.
I am not surprised by President Donald Trump's antics this week. Not by the big splashy pronouncements such as announcing a wall that he would force Mexico to pay for, even as the Mexican foreign minister held talks with American officials in Washington. Not by the quiet, but no less dangerous bureaucratic orders, such as kicking the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff out of meetings of the Principals' Committee, the senior foreign-policy decision-making group below the president, while inserting his chief ideologist, Steve Bannon, into them. Many conservative foreign-policy and national-security experts saw the dangers last spring and summer, which is why we signed letters denouncing not Trump's policies but his temperament; not his program but his character. read more
Here is the fair and unbiased story about the inauguration written in compliance with the Trump style guidelines that we should have been obeying all along.
Nothing that has ever happened or will ever happen was as great as Donald Trump's inauguration.
The crowd was magnificent and huge, bigger than any crowd had ever been before! It stretched all the way to the moon. The Pope, who was there, confirmed it.
"Thanks for being here, Pope," Donald Trump told him.
"Are you kidding? You're my best friend," the Pope said. "I wouldn't miss your big day for anything!" He gave Donald Trump a big high-five.
Everyone in the world had come there at great expense. They sold all their possessions -- their homes, their "Hamilton" tickets, which were worthless to them -- to raise money to come and see this great sight. They could not believe that a perfect being such as Donald Trump even existed. They thought that he was a myth or a legend or a decades-long series of fabrications. read more
President Donald Trump revived a baseless claim he made shortly after winning the election in 2016 -- that he lost the national popular vote to Hillary Clinton because of voter fraud. Trump made the comments during a meeting with congressional leaders on Monday. House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn were in attendance, according to Politico. Cornyn told the publication that Trump rehashed the long-debunked claim. Cornyn added: "I didn't pay a lot of attention to it. I was ready to move on to some policy issues. I didn't anticipate that discussion." read more