Trump began Veterans Day weekend by refusing to attend a ceremony honoring fallen American soldiers due to rain, and he is ending it by attempting to disenfranchise members of the U.S. military who live overseas, and still want to participate in the American democracy that they are putting their lives on the line to protect. On Monday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted that it was time to call the Florida election in favor of the Republican candidate for Governor, Ron DeSantis, and the Republican candidate for Senate, Rick Scott, because the leads these two men had on election night have been tightening as votes have continued to be counted.
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"Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL), the GOP's nominee for governor of Florida, has found himself in yet another controversy over racist rhetoric. American Ledger, a project of the super PAC American Bridge, has unearthed a series of toxic arguments put forward by DeSantis in his 2011 book, "Dreams from Out Founding Fathers: First Principles in the Age of Obama," which he wrote while first running for Congress to bolster his credentials against President Barack Obama. One of the most disturbing claims he made in the book was that Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American Supreme Court justice, was wrong to suggest the founding fathers' failure to abolish slavery in the Constitution was a fundamental flaw."
Trump's abusive acts have been well known for some time. He even admitted to criminal sexual assault in the video from Access Hollywood. But he was elected president anyway by so-called "family values" voters who dismissed his contemptible conduct in favor of rank party politics. And he has the full support of Fox News, a network whose corporate culture virtually encourages sexual harassment. Now Brave New Films has produced a video that compiles sixteen of Trump's accusers describing the acts committed against them.
Americans took to the streets across the country to protest Judge Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court. Protesters gathered in Washington outside the Supreme Court building, and at one point it appeared from a photo posted on Twitter that #StopKavanaugh was projected on the portico of the building. read more