Mike Brest


Speaker Pelosi was asked if she supports the Black Lives Matter movement by a student during her town hall event at Trinity University in Washington, D.C., on Friday.

“Another question from a student. Shelly Ward, a senior studying journalism and media studies. Shelly, what’s your question?” MSNBC host Joy Reid stated.

“Congratulations on the election,” Ward said before asking, “Do you support the Black Lives Matter movement?

“Well, I support the recognition that black lives matter, for sure. And I have incorporated that in many of my statements. I think all lives matter, yes,” Pelosi responded. “But there has — we really have to redress past grievances in terms of how we have addressed the African-American community. I had a real privilege yesterday to address the swearing-in of the new black caucus members.”

“At least eight new members were elected from places that are not majority-black communities. So this was a real breakthrough,” she continued. “So I think that we’re all, you know, working together to make sure that every part of our community — whether it’s the immigrant community, whether it’s the black community, whether it’s the women’s community and the rest — not only matter but rule.”

Pelosi became the Speaker of the House for the second time on Thursday.

Author: Mike Brest

Source: Daily Caller: When Asked If She Supported The Black Lives Matter Movement, Nancy Pelosi Says, ‘All Lives Matter’

CNN’s Jake Tapper acknowledged Friday that President Donald Trump was not, in fact, referring to the neo-Nazis who demonstrated 2017 in Charlottesville, Virginia, when he said, “There were good people on both sides.”

The comments have resurfaced after former Vice President Joe Biden used the president’s comments in a video announcing his presidential campaign the day before.

Tapper brought up Trump’s comments earlier in the day during his show and addressed them with his panel, which consisted of Seung Min Kim, Tara Setmayer, Paul Begala and Jeff Zeleny.


“Now elsewhere in those remarks the president did condemn neo-Nazis and white supremacists. So he’s not saying that the neo-Nazis and white supremacists are very fine people,” Tapper stated. “But he is saying people protesting alongside those neo-Nazis and white supremacists are very fine people. Who are they?”

“I mean, remember the context of how those rallies were organized. It was the ‘Unite the Right’ rally. It was organized by a well-known white nationalist,” Kim responded.

Photo credit: NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images

“I was talking about people that went because they felt very strongly about the monument to Robert E. Lee, a great general,” Trump said to reporters on Friday. “Whether you like it or not, he was one of the great generals.”

Author: Mike Brest

Source: Daily Caller: CNN’s Tapper: Trump Didn’t Say ‘White Supremacists Are Very Fine People’

Author Fran Lebowitz suggested on Bill Maher’s show Friday that President Donald Trump should face the same fate as former Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi and then later half-heartedly walked back the remarks.

Khashoggi was murdered and dismembered last October in the Saudi consulate in Turkey, while many U.S. lawmakers believe that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the assassination.

Following questions by Maher on the subject of impeachment, Lebowitz stated, “Impeachment would be just the beginning of what he deserves. Not even scratching the surface of what he deserves.”

“Whenever I think about this and what he really deserves, I think we should turn him over to the Saudis…his buddies,” she continued. “The same Saudis, you know, who got rid of that reporter. Maybe they could do the same for him.”

Later on the show, Maher said, “What happened? You said something and they’re mad at you. I know this feeling. What, the thing you said about the Saudis? You were making a joke and it went too far, we’re sorry. Is that where we are?”

She answered, “That’s what the producer said. He said we’re getting blowback on Twitter or something. I saw your face when I said it. I didn’t realize that I said it. I had twelve cups of coffee, I regret saying it.”

People hold posters picturing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi and lightened candles during a gathering outside the Saudi Arabia consulate in Istanbul, on October 25, 2018. (YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images)

Maher then complained that it’s a live show before verbalizing a disclaimer that no one on the panel actually wants to see Trump get physically harmed.

“I did not mean that, and I regret saying it,” Lebowitz stated, before adding that, “I regret that everyone misinterpreted that because they misinterpret everything.”

Author: Mike Brest


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