“The man who would become synonymous with pure evil was in his mid-30s in 1969, when he was charged with orchestrating a series of gruesome murders. He was the leader of the so-called Manson Family, a quasi-commune. He told followers an apocalyptic race war was coming.” MORE
For 12 hours straight Friday on the National Mall, a women’s rights organization played the 2005 Access Hollywood recording where President Trump made comments about groping women.
UltraViolet — a group that describes itself as a “community of people mobilized to fight sexism” — ran the video on a loop from 9 a.m. ET to 9 p.m. on a large screen near the White House. The video was part of the group’s “Grab Back” rally, held on the first anniversary of the day The Washington Post released a video of Trump making vulgar comments amid the heat of the 2016 campaign.
In the 2005 video, Trump talked about pursuing a married woman and bragged about being able to grope women because of his fame. “When you’re a star, they let you do it,” Trump said.” MORE
“The compilation contained Trump’s attack on John McCain for getting captured, his mocking of a disabled reporter, the attack on a Gold Star family, the Access Hollywood tape, his speech at the Boy Scout Jamboree, Trump’s defense of racists and neo-Nazis after Charlottesville, and his attack on the First Amendment via the NFL player protests.
Wallace said after the video, “So, it turns out for this president, there’s always a lower rung from which to swing.
Nothing is sacred to Trump. It is important that people watch this video, to remind themselves that Trump’s behavior is not normal. It is not normal for a president. It is not normal for a human being.” MORE
“Attorney General Jeff Sessions released a memo this morning declaring that the Department of Justice does not interpret Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 as offering protections to transgender individuals in the workplace. This is a sharp reversal from the Obama-era interpretation.
“Although federal law, including Title VII, provides various protections to transgender individuals, Title VII does not prohibit discrimination based on gender identity per se,” Sessions wrote. “This is a conclusion of law, not policy. As a law enforcement agency, the Department of Justice must interpret Title VII as written by Congress.” MORE