Sarah Huckabee Sanders was asked to leave a restaurant, The Red Hen. She tweeted about her experience:
“Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so…”
Even before the major reasons why Donald Trump should not have been seriously considered for the presidency, I had a few that may appear petty but point to larger problems with the guy.
Trump’s inexperience, stupidity, sexism, and racism are all great reasons why the man shouldn’t have gotten farther than the rent-is-too-damn-high guy. But stuff like not paying people who work for him reveals a dishonest person who can’t be trusted. Stealing from his own charity also reveals dishonesty along with corruption because he’s a con man.
Trump has at least 40% of voters supporting him. Why?
Take the following, for example:
Donald Trump Furious At Melania’s ‘I Don’t Care’ Jacket Protesting His Mocking Be Best Agenda | Hollywood Life
Did Melania wear the infamous jacket to make The Donald mad?
Katie Wilson is putting action behind her words.
(USA TODAY) Federal prosecutors warned they were diverting resources from drug-smuggling cases in southern California to handle the flood of immigration charges brought on by the Trump administration’s border crackdown, records obtained by USA TODAY show.
Days after Attorney General Jeff Sessions instructed prosecutors to bring charges against anyone who enters the United States illegally, a Justice Department supervisor in San Diego sent an email to border authorities warning that immigration cases “will occupy substantially more of our resources.” He wrote that the U.S. Attorney’s Office there was “diverting staff, both support and attorneys, accordingly.”
The email, sent by the lawyer who runs the office’s major crimes unit, said prosecutors needed to streamline their work on smuggling cases. He said that would mean tight deadlines – sometimes just a few hours to produce reports and recordings – for those that would land in federal court. Going forward, the lawyer, Fred Sheppard, warned, if agents can’t meet that high bar, “the case will be declined.”
The issue continues to be the will to provide resources and adequate funding to enforce the laws. Without that will (followed by action), issues such as the diversion of resources from drug cases to immigration will continue. Read more from USA TODAY.
A Cover & A Correction By Time Magazine Are Now Symbols Of The Need To Depoliticize The Immigration Debate
Welcome to America. We are changing, and Time's cover shows just how much this change impacts our image as a nation. But wait...there is a mistake that creates an opportunity to refocus the debate...we will do it?
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday imposed limits on the ability of police to obtain cellphone data pinpointing the past location of criminal suspects in a major victory for digital privacy advocates and a setback for law enforcement authorities.
In the 5-4 ruling, the court said police generally need a court-approved warrant to get the data, setting a higher legal hurdle than previously existed under federal law. The court said obtaining such data without a warrant from wireless carriers, as police routinely do, amounted to an unreasonable search and seizure under the U.S. Constitution's Fourth Amendment.
In the ruling written by conservative Chief Justice John Roberts, the court decided in favor of Timothy Carpenter, who was convicted in several armed robberies at Radio Shack and T-Mobile stores in Ohio and Michigan with the help of past cellphone location data that linked him to the crime scenes. Read more.
There is a lot of misinformation about immigration and smuggling children across the border. Unfortunately, a part of the misinformation being spread is being done so by the Obama administration.
Recently, "Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen claimed that in the past five months, there had been a “314 percent increase” in adults trafficking children to the border, 'fraudulently claiming to be a family unit.'" (FactCheck.org) Although that sounds like a large number, when taken in context it is not and it is misleading.
The real question is whether the Obama administration had a zero tolerance blanket policy to separate families coming across the border. The answer is no.