• Anderson Cooper Tears Into Trump After Address on Protests, Riots: ‘Who's the Thug Here?'

    1 month ago - By Mediaite

    CNN's Anderson Cooper went on a tear against President Donald Trump Monday night after his address to the country on the protests and riots going on across the country over the killing of George Floyd .
    He questioned the idea of Trump labeling himself “the president of law and order”:
    “What the president doesn't seem to know or care is that the vast majority of those protesting - they, too, are calling for law and order. A black man killed with four officers holding him down, a knee to the neck for more than eight minutes, nearly three minutes of which he was no longer conscious for...
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  • ‘I Am Outraged': D.C. Episcopal Bishop Decries Trump Clearing Protestors With Tear Gas to Use Church as a ‘Prop'

    1 month ago - By Mediaite

    Rev. Mariann Edgar Budde expressed her outrage toward President Donald Trump after Trump used her Washington D.C. St. John's Episcopal Church for a photo op following his address to the nation , telling CNN's Anderson Cooper, “I just can't believe what my eyes have seen tonight.”
    Budde and other members of the church didn't know Trump would visit their church until they saw it on the news, they said. Budde ripped Trump for his “abused of sacred symbols” and was “outraged” that her church was used for political gain.
    “I am outraged,” Budde said. “The president did not pray when he came to...
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  • Tucker Carlson Invokes Nero to Decry Trump's Failure to Lead: ‘This is How Nations Collapse'

    1 month ago - By Mediaite

    Tucker Carlson issued a rare and scathing warning to President Donald Trump in his Monday night monologue addressing the weekend of protests, many of which turned violent, over the killing of George Floyd .
    “When the mobs came, they abandon us,” Carlson opened his show. “The nation went up in flames this weekend. No one in charge stood up to save America.”
    “This is how nations collapse,” he continued, before condemning the looting and violent clashes between rioters and civilians seeking to protect their businesses. The Fox News host aired a series of graphic videos showing that...
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  • CNN's Kaitlan Collins Reports Trump Church Photo Op Happened Partly Because ‘He Was Upset' by ‘Bunker' Coverage

    1 month ago - By Mediaite

    CNN's Kaitlan Collins reported Monday night that President Donald Trump's decided to get the photo op at St. John's Church, walking from the White House, because of recent coverage of him in the “bunker.”
    “Sources are telling my colleague Kevin Liptak that in part, the reason the president made this trip outside the gates of the White House,” she told Anderson Cooper , “was driven in part that he was upset by coverage of the fact that he had been rushed to the underground bunker on Friday night.”
    “Oh my God,” Cooper said.
    A stunned Cooper went off in disbelief at the president:
    “He's...
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  • WATCH: Police Caught Brutally Beating Cameraman Outside White House Before Trump Photo Op

    1 month ago - By Mediaite

    A stunning act of violence against a journalist was caught on tape Monday, moments before, and steps away, from where President Donald Trump delivered an address from the Rose Garden.
    ABC 7 footage of the protests outside the White House caught police brutally attacking the cameraman, who was standing to the side of the road. The attack, which occurred near the White House moments before Trump declared himself “an ally of all peaceful protestors,” came as police reportedly sought to clear Lafayette Park so the president could visit St. John's Episcopal Church. Tear gas was also used to...
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  • Trump Walks to St. John's Church After Protesters Cleared Away; Slammed for Photo Op

    1 month ago - By Mediaite

    After his address to the nation on the protests and riots in multiple cities, President Donald Trump walked from the White House across Lafayette Park to the historic St. John's Episcopal Church, which was set on fire Sunday night.
    The president walked to the church after police dispersed protesters at the scene - including firing tear gas.
    Trump stood in front of the church and held up a Bible as he delivered some brief remarks, saying in part, “We have a great country.”
    The president received a fair amount of criticism for the “photo op”:
    What. Just. Happened.
    Tear gas and rubber bullets...
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