Tuesday, January 24, 2017

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Stephen King Really Demolished Trump This Time With Influential Speech

The day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, millions of people around the country gathered together to protest against Trump. Women, men, young, old, all different races, but all for the same cause, to show support to all the minorities that Trump shamed during his campaign.

The Women’s March protest was the largest protest in U.S. history. More than 3.1 million people gathered to show their support towards each other.

One of the protests took place in Southwest Florida at Bay Front Park, Sarasota, next to the famous Kissing Statue, where famous horror novel writer Stephen King had a few words to share about the Donald.

He started his speech by telling people to come together. Stating that “we gotta organize. This is where the elections of 2018 start and we’re gonna change some things.” He wants everyone to come together today and “get to work.”

He even busted Trump for picking a cabinet full of high-end rich people with no experience.”You know Trump said he was gonna drain the swamp, he drained it right into his cabinet didn’t he?”

“I have news for the people who are in Washington. The twelve white men, old rich white men… We’re gonna tell them planned parenthood is not going anywhere, racial equality is not going anywhere, LGBT rights are not going anywhere,” King said.

He also went on to add, “And we’re gonna tell them something else… we want Trump to release his tax returns.”

King really nailed it on that one. Trump still hasn’t released his tax returns, which he said he had no problem doing. It just seems like he has something to hide.

Take a look a Stephen King’s full speech below.

Republican Commentator Said Trump Had Better A-list Stars Than Obama At His Inauguration

Donald Trump had an incredibly hard time finding anyone to perform at his inauguration. A-list celebrities denied showing up, and many people that they bribed also stayed at home.

The biggest performance he had was probably Toby Keith, which according to Republican commentator Kayleigh McEnany was “way better than Beyonce, Katy Perry, and all the various Obama performers.”

While Beyoncé and Stevie Wonder performed for Barack Obama during his inauguration, Trump couldn’t a cricket to perform for him.

We’re sure his failed inauguration got under his skin since he sent his Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, to spread lies about the attendance. And we know by now that his attendance was no where near the size of Obama’s and the Women’s March.

It’s a shame that the President of the most powerful country gets his press secretary to clarify to the people that his inauguration was the most attended, which is a lie, instead of talking about issues that matter.

What would happen if a U.S. enemy pokes fun at Trump for having tiny hands, will we go to a nuclear war?

God help us all.

Dan Rather Takes A Hit At Donald Trump With This POWERFUL Message

Trump sent out his Press Secretary, Sean Spicer, to speak in front of the press and spread lies, or how Kellyanne Conway would put it, “alternative facts,” about the crowd size during the inauguration.

Legendary journalist Dan Rather has been one of the biggest Trump critics and for good reason. He wasn’t going to let Trump make up lies without him saying something about it.

Rather made great points in his viral message. Exposing Trump for who he is, a liar. He even nailed Trump for sending out his Press Secretary to talk solely about the crowd size in the inauguration and afterwards walk out without answering any questions.

He went on to offer advice to reporters and what they can do to help.

This is his message:

“These are not normal times. These are extraordinary times. And extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures.

When you have a spokesperson for the president of the United States wrap up a lie in the Orwellian phrase “alternative facts”…

when you have a press secretary in his first appearance before the White House reporters threaten, bully, lie, and then walk out of the briefing room without the cajones to answer a single question…

when you have a President stand before the stars of the fallen CIA agents and boast about the size of his crowds (lies) and how great his authoritarian inaugural speech was….

these are not normal times.

The press has never seen anything like this before. The public has never seen anything like this before. And the political leaders of both parties have never seen anything like this before.

What can we do? We can all step up and say simply and without equivocation. “A lie, is a lie, is a lie!” And if someone won’t say it, those of us who know that there is such a thing as the truth must do whatever is in our power to diminish the liar’s malignant reach into our society.

There is one group of people who can do a lot – very quickly. And that is Republicans in Congress. Without their support, Donald Trump’s presidency will falter. So here is what I think everyone in the press must do. If you are interviewing a Paul Ryan, a Mitch McConnell, or any other GOP elected official, the first question must be “what will you do to combat the lying from the White House?” If they dodge and weave, keep with the follow ups. And if they refuse to give a satisfactory answer, end the interview.

Facts and the truth are not partisan. They are the bedrock of our democracy. And you are either with them, with us, with our Constitution, our history, and the future of our nation, or you are against it. Everyone must answer that question.”

Legendary NBA Coach Just DEMOLISHED Donald Trump And His Team

Legendary NBA coach Gregg Popovich is big critic of Donald Trump. Before the big game between the San Antonio Spurs and the Cleveland Cavaliers on Saturday night, Popovic talked to the media about Donald Trump and the importance of the women’s march.

“The march today was great. The message is important. It could have been a whole lot of groups marching. Somebody said on TV, ‘What’s the message?’ The message is obvious. Our president comes in with the lowest rating of anybody whoever came into the office. There’s a majority of people out there, since Hillary won the popular vote, that don’t buy his act,” said Popovic

Popovich, just like many of us, wants Trump to do good things for this country, but the reality of that happening might be slim.

He went on to say, “I hope he does a great job. But there’s a difference between respecting the office of the president and the person who occupies it. That respect has to be earned. It’s hard to be respectful of someone when we all have kids and we’re watching him be misogynistic and xenophobic and racist and make fun of handicapped people.”

But Popavich also had something to say about the people that defend Trump’s bigotry and come up with lies to make him seem like a good man, when in fact he’s not. He’s a racist, a xenophobe, a sexist, and has no respect for anyone that isn’t Donald Trump.

“And what really bothers me are the people around him, the Sean Spicers, the Kellyanne Conways, the Reince Preibuses, who know who he is and actually have the cynical approach and disingenuous attitude to really defend him and try to make it look like he didn’t say what he said. When he’s mad at the media for them reporting what he said, it just boggles my mind. When Kellyanne Conway said he wasn’t really making fun of the handicapped person, it’s incredible. It really makes you wonder how far would someone go to actually cover for somebody that much. I think the comment was ‘You had to look in his heart. You don’t know what’s in his heart. He wouldn’t do that.’ But he did it.”

Putting all that aside, Popovich gained a sense of hope after watching the march on Saturday.

“But I felt great today watching the march, in protest to how he has conducted himself, because it tells me I really do live in a country where a lot of people care. We have to be vigilant, to make sure that although we all hope he does good things for our country, we don’t get embarrassed by him and roll back liberties that have been worked for for so long in so many different areas.”

You can watch the full interview below:

‘He Didn’t Lie, He Gave Alternative Facts’, Kellyanne Conway Says About Trump’s Press Brief

Kellyanne Conway just accidentally revealed Donald Trump’s ‘alternative facts’ strategy.

Appearing on Meet The Press Sunday, Conway, counselor to President Trump, said that White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer did not lie when he claimed Saturday that Trump’s inauguration boasted “the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period,” —despite evidence to the contrary. But what she said next has now gone viral.

Pressed by Meet the Press host Chuck Todd repeated demands that she explain why Trump would ask Spicer to tell a falsehood, Conway brushed aside his concern. “You’re saying it’s a falsehood,” she said, but actually Spicer simply “gave alternative facts.”

“Wait, ‘alternative facts’?” Todd sputtered in disbelief. “Look, alternative facts are not facts. They’re falsehoods.” From there, Conway shifted the discussion to a list of statistics about the state of the nation before suggesting there is no way to really know the truth about the size of the inaugural crowd because “we all know” that type of math is impossible.

Watch the exchange in the video below:

The Numbers Are In: Women’s March Is The Largest Protest In US History

More than three million Americans took to the streets of the United States to protest Donald Trump the day after his inauguration — and that’s without counting DC. The Women’s March, an anti-Trump protest aimed at standing up for women’s rights, is now estimated to be the largest one-day protest in United States history.

According to numbers tallied by UConn professor Jeremy Pressman, the current total estimate of those who attended the marches —excluding those who demonstrated in other countries— sits between 3.2 million and 4.2 million. The numbers are only expected to increase as more accurate numbers pour in.

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For context, U.S. Uncut explains how the Women’s March numbers stack up against some of America’s largest protests:

  • Martin Luther King’s March on Washington DC (1963), where he gave the historic “I Have a Dream” speech: 250,000
  • Anti-Vietnam war protest in Washington DC (1969) – 500,000-600,000
  • Anti-Nuclear March in NYC Central Park (1982) – 1 million
  • March on Washington DC for Lesbian, Gay, and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation (1993) – Between 800,000 and 1 million
  • Protest against the Iraq War in cities across America (2003) – 500,000
  • Women’s March in cities across America (2017) – 3.1 million.
  • Pressman’s up-to-date numbers can be found here.

H/T: U.S. Uncut, Politicus USA

Ian McKellen’s Women’s March Sign Takes The Internet By Storm

Sir Ian McKellen attended a London event held in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, brought a sign that included no words, but few could have predicted how truly perfect it ended up being.

McKellen’s sign featured only an image of Sir Patrick Stewart, in the role of Star Trek’s Captain Picard, face-palming and the world loves it!

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McKellen’s sign references the hilarious, inspiring and well-documented friendship the two legendary actors share. This specific image has become a popular meme that people use to express total exasperation and disbelief with the idiocy of a person or a situation.

Screenshot / Youtube
Screenshot / Youtube

We can’t think of a better reaction to Trump’s inauguration.

‘Trump Should Be Ashamed Of Himself’, CIA Director John Brennan Says

Outgoing Central Intelligence Agency Director John Brennan said Saturday that he is “deeply saddened and angered” by President Donald Trump’s “despicable display of self-aggrandizement” during a speech in front of CIA employees.

After spending months disparaging the U.S. Intel community, Trump visited the spy agency headquarters to attack the media for accurately reporting the crowd size at his inauguration and brag about his shocking victory telling the agents that “probably almost everybody in this room voted for me.”

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Standing in front of a wall decorated with 117 chiseled stars ― each for an agent who died in the line of duty ― Trump also told CIA officials that the U.S. should have “kept the oil” after invading Iraq.

“Now I said it for economic reasons,” he said. “But if you think about it, Mike, if we kept the oil, you probably wouldn’t have ISIS because that’s where they made their money in the first place, so we should have kept the oil.”

Of course, taking Iraq’s oil would be a violation of international law and United Nations agreements. But Trump, who makes no secret about his tendency to cheat and bend the rules to get his way, is probably ignorant of that fact.

Twitter Just TORCHED Donald Trump After He Claimed Largest Inauguration In History

Donald Trump is being dragged all over social media after Sean Spicer, spokesman for the Donald Trump, gave a bizarre presser in which he attacked the media, and truth itself regarding Trump’s inauguration.

Wasting no time, Spicer began shouting at reporters assembled in the White House briefing room, attacking media reports that President Trump’s inauguration crowd was smaller than Trump predicted. With his voice getting progressively louder in volume, Spicer made excuses for the small crowd, saying that the tarps used to protect the grass on the National Mall unintentionally highlighted empty spots in the crowd.

“Inaccurate numbers involving crowd size were also tweeted. No one had numbers, because the National Parks Service, which controls the National Mall, does not put any out,” Spicer angrily declared. “By the way, this applies to any attempt to count the number of protesters today in the same fashion.”

Spicer then made the most absurd remark:

“This was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period, both in person and around the globe,” he said. “These attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of the inauguration are shameful and wrong.”

Of course, Spicer’s claim about inauguration attendance were completely false. As expected, Twitter couldn’t let Spicer’s comments go without a thorough and well-deserved mocking.

USA Today and CNN both responded to Spicer’s attacks on the media in the best way possible.

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Star Trek veteran George Takei pointed out that regardless of what Spicer claims, the pictures don’t lie. Others remarked on the petulant tone of Spicer’s presser, and reminded everyone that this is what we have to look forward to for the next four years:

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And there was more…

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Watch Spicer’s rant in the video below:

Scarlett Johansson Puts Trump On Notice With This POWERFUL Message

Actress Scarlett Johansson has played a heroic role in several blockbuster films, but she played a real-life hero during the Women’s March in Washington D.C. on Saturday.

The hollywood star called out Donald Trump on his misogynist views, delivering a passionate speech about the role Planned Parenthood has played in her life from her first visit at the age of 15.

She blasted Trump for his plans to withdraw federal funding for the organization. But offered an early olive branch to the new president, who has been inconsistent about his intentions.

“I didn’t vote for you. But I want to be able to support you. But first I ask that you support me,” she said to a roaring crowd, adding that she wants her daughter to grow up with the same access to health resources that Trump’s daughter Ivanka had during her youth and young adulthood.

The Women’s March against Donald Trump is one of the largest gathering in Washington D.C. in decades. Other rallies are taking place in all 50 states and in over 60 countries worldwide.

Women’s voices across the U.S. have one common message for Trump: “You better pay attention to us now.”

Watch her remarks in the video below:

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