“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
“President Donald Trump used the deceased son of his own chief of staff, retired Marine Corps. Gen. John F. Kelly, to score a political point in the ongoing controversy over his inaccurate claim that President Barack Obama often didn’t call the families of deceased soldiers.
“You could ask Gen. Kelly, did he get a call from Obama?” Trump said on Brian Kilmeade’s show on Tuesday morning.” MORE
“NFL owners met Tuesday with leaders from the NFL Players Association to hash out the issue of athletes protesting racial inequality by taking a knee during the national anthem.
If the early reports are any indication, neither party took a strong stand for or against the protests.
President Donald Trump told the widow of a US serviceman killed in the ambush in Niger that “he knew what he signed up for … but when it happens it hurts,” according to Rep. Frederica Wilson.
The body of Sgt. La David Johnson was returned home to the Miami area late Tuesday afternoon, with the plane receiving a water cannon salute as it arrived near the gate.
The call from the President to Johnson’s widow came shortly before Johnson’s casket arrival, Wilson, a Florida Democrat, said on “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon.”
“Ailing Arizona Republican senator and former presidential nominee John McCain appears to have made it his mission to make Donald Trump’s life as difficult as possible before the end of his career.
That was on full display on Monday during a speech McCain delivered after former Vice President Joe Biden awarded him the Liberty Medal. The GOP senator leveled a series of veiled but clear shots at Trump’s disturbing worldview.” MORE
“In a profile published by the New Yorker Monday, sources revealed that President Donald Trump insulted and degraded people of faith — particularly Christians. The statements made by the president demonstrate that he holds little regard for the evangelical convictions of Vice President Mike Pence and may have equally dismissive feelings about Christian values in general.” MORE
“FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is facing increasing pressure to distance himself from President Donald Trump’s threats against NBC — a course of action that would risk provoking the president’s Twitter-fueled wrath.
Democrats have refused to let the issue die in recent days, with FCC Democratic Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel warning in a weekend television appearance that “history won’t be kind to silence” on Trump’s threats to the First Amendment. Pai could confront public questions about the issue as soon as Tuesday at a telecom law event in Washington, forcing him to choose between his longstanding defense of freedom of speech and the man who made him chairman.” MORE
“SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico ― A month after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, many of the 3.4 million citizens on the island are desperate for aid as they struggle daily to find basic necessities like food, drinking water, medicine and consistent forms of communication.
The island’s capital, San Juan, has fared better than the other 77 municipalities. But just outside the metropolitan areas, impoverished communities in towns like Canóvanas and Loíza are still impatiently waiting for FEMA or any government aid to arrive four weeks after the storm.” MORE