Monthly Archives: September 2017

Jason Johnson on Puerto Rico: ‘This Is What White Nationalism Looks Like as Policy’


During Saturday’s “AM Joy” on MSNBC, The Root politics editor Jason Johnson said President Donald Trump’s response to Hurricane Maria’s damage to Puerto Rico was “what white nationalism looks like as policy.” He explained, “When you have a policy, when you have a belief that only white people are true Americans, Puerto Ricans are Americans — Donald Trump doesn’t care about that. Therefore he is attacking people and distracting from the fact that a response there to fellow American citizens has not been adequate.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Jason Johnson on Puerto Rico: ‘This Is What White Nationalism Looks Like as Policy’


During Saturday’s “AM Joy” on MSNBC, The Root politics editor Jason Johnson said President Donald Trump’s response to Hurricane Maria’s damage to Puerto Rico was “what white nationalism looks like as policy.” He explained, “When you have a policy, when you have a belief that only white people are true Americans, Puerto Ricans are Americans — Donald Trump doesn’t care about that. Therefore he is attacking people and distracting from the fact that a response there to fellow American citizens has not been adequate.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Fox NFL’s Pam Oliver: Trump’s Comments So ‘Egregious’ That Teams Will Show Unity All Season


In an appearance on Saturday’s “AM Joy” on MSNBC, Fox NFL sideline reporter Pam Oliver weighed in on the national anthem protests around the NFL. She predicted acts of unity, players kneeling before the anthem and locking arms during the anthem for the remainder of the season. According to Oliver, Trump’s comments about national anthem protesters were so “egregious” they “got under the skin of so many people.” “We’ve got 12 regular season games after tomorrow,” Oliver said. “I predict that this movement of unity, as they are calling it, will last throughout the regular season because these remarks were so egregious and they got under the skin of so many people. I do not think that the owners are afraid of their players. I think they’re in this together. And I think Mr. Trump is the one on the outside looking in.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Frank Schaeffer: Roy Moore Pulling Out a Gun at a Rally Is a ‘Threat’ and What Fascists Do


Saturday on MSNBC, author Frank Schaeffer claimed former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore pulling a concealed handgun out of his pocket while speaking at a rally Monday in Fairhope, AL, one day before his election against Sen. Luther Strange (R-AL), was not only a “threat” but also “the act of a fascist.” “When you see Judge Moore pull out a gun at a public rally, that is a threat,” Schaeffer told MSNBC “AM Joy” host Joy Reid. “This is the act of a fascist. This is not American. People don’t do this.” “We’re in new territory here,” he later added. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Police hunt person of interest in Florida nanny disappearance

Authorities in Florida said Saturday they have found “valuable evidence” from the car of a woman who vanished earlier this week.

Mormon leader reaffirms faith’s opposition to gay marriage

Mormons around the world will tune in Saturday to hear guidance from the religion’s top leaders during a twice-yearly conference in Utah.

Trump Lashes Out at Puerto Rico Mayor Who Criticized Storm Response

New York Times, by Peter Baker Posted By: FlyRight- Sat, 30 19 2017 08:19:42 GMT WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out at the mayor of San Juan on Saturday for criticizing his administration’s efforts to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, accusing her of “poor leadership” and implying that the island, which lacks electricity and has limited cellphone service, water and fuel, was not doing enough to help itself. In a series of early’morning messages on Twitter from his New Jersey golf club, where he is spending the weekend, Mr. Trump dismissed the statements by the capital’s mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz, as political and asserted that his administration had organized a response by federal workers who

Trump Lashes Out at Puerto Rico Mayor Who Criticized Storm Response

New York Times, by Peter Baker Posted By: FlyRight- Sat, 30 19 2017 08:19:42 GMT WASHINGTON — President Trump lashed out at the mayor of San Juan on Saturday for criticizing his administration’s efforts to help Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, accusing her of “poor leadership” and implying that the island, which lacks electricity and has limited cellphone service, water and fuel, was not doing enough to help itself. In a series of early’morning messages on Twitter from his New Jersey golf club, where he is spending the weekend, Mr. Trump dismissed the statements by the capital’s mayor, Carmen Yulín Cruz, as political and asserted that his administration had organized a response by federal workers who

Celebrities Come For Donald Trump After He Knocks San Juan Mayor

“[Puerto Rico] is our responsibility.”

JetBlue and Samuel Adams partner for Oktoberfest-inspired flight

The special flight will take passengers to the Great American Beer Festival.