THE DAILY SHOW
THE DAILY SHOW
“In a stunning segment on Thursday night, Rachel Maddow revealed the “mistaken” Donald Trump policy decision that may have led to the attack that killed four American soldiers in Niger.
According to Maddow, the administration’s decision to add the African nation of Chad to its revised list of travel ban countries may have been the first domino in a series of events that led to the deadly ambush in Niger.” MORE
“The father of a fallen U.S. serviceman said he wants to learn how to use Twitter just so he can call out President Donald Trump.
Trump claims that he contacts the families of all soldiers who are killed in action. But Euvince Brooks, father of Sgt. Roshain E. Brooks, told the Washington Post that the White House never called him.” 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
“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
“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