Geoff Bennett @GeoffRBennett
The White House on lockdown: A federal law enforcement source tells NBC that beginning tomorrow, crews will build a “non-scalable” fence to secure the WH complex, Ellipse and Lafayette Square.
250 National Guardsmen have been put on standby, reporting to Metro Police officials. 8:39 PM · Nov 1, 2020
Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Pleased to report my coronavirus test came back negative. Praying for the President, the First Lady and every American who is battling this virus 6:18 PM · Oct 3, 2020
Some of the responses:
Why did you have to take the test in the first place? Will you now start wearing a mask at events at and in the White House?
Just wait because anyone that is dumb enough to do this will catch it sooner than later.
Wait, virus?! Maybe you can pass some legislation to help those of us in dire straits in Missouri due to this brand new virus, Josh.
You gotta keep getting tested, because it might not show up for up to two weeks.
You must quarantine yourself for two weeks, so you should cancel the confirmation hearings.
Maybe the GOP will take the virus seriously now?
What if there was something you could do that would have an actual impact? Wear a mask and encourage others to do the same? Practice social distancing? Work on getting more financial relief for your constituents back home?
He sat maskless in the audience thats how concerned he is. #GOPSuperSpreaders
okay what about the 2k missourians who had a positive result and died?? can you wish them well? why haven’t you yet?
He is from DC and China.
Maybe wear a mask next time?
Americans don’t want your phony prayers, they want insurance.
What are you able to get your results back so quickly and everyone else has to wait days?
Also! If you really cared about anyone, you’d pass the Heroes Act.
Don’t take the test that makes the counts worse. Right? No?
Healthcare and protection for pre existing conditions would be more practical for the non elitists whose coverage is tied to their employment or can only afford catastrophic policy with high deductible. Hospitals do not accept prayer as payment
You should have ended this with everyone should wear a mask and social distancing when possible. You had enough characters.
while I work to rip the ACA and guaranteed health coverage away from every American. There. Finished it for you.
though you are negative right now, will you set a good example and quarantine for 14 days as recommended by the CDC?
It hasn’t been long enough. The virus takes 10 days to two weeks to incubate. You’ll have to get tested again in a week. And maybe a week after that as well.
Why is the GOP suing to end the ACA? Are you aware that most ordinary people can’t get tests after positive exposure without symptoms or wait for about 5 days for results?
And if you were in close contact with a case you still need to be quarantining…
This must be very bittersweet for someone who loves exposure as much as you do.
“The most dangerous place to stand in Washington D.C. is any place between Senator Josh Hawley and a live microphone” – Charles P. Pierce
Ouch. That one left a mark.
How about working on legislation for relief instead of just prayers.
Bro, if you tell me the sky is blue, I am going out to see for myself.
Your actions were wildly irresponsible & I hope waiting for those results scared some logic and moral fiber back into you. Do better
Narrator in the future: It didn’t. He didn’t.
If only there were things you could do beyond praying for these people…
Doesn’t mean you don’t have it. Hope you intend to quarantine for 14 days.
Your actions have been entirely reckless and you owe it to everyone you’ve endangered so far.
your thoughts and prayers make such a difference
must be nice,
able to get tested.
able to get care if you were sick.
must be nice.
Is it still a hoax?
Would have been great if you cared enough about the 200,000 folks who were previously alive to wear a mask
Better get tested more then once. Must be nice to have access right away too..
Wear a mask
Will you wear a mask to slow the spread?
You got lucky
Wear a mask, Josh.
That test is only now. You were in the crowd acting irresponsibly. Only time will tell. Your behavior set a poor example.
Are you self quarantined per CDC guidelines? signed Missouri constituent #MaskUpMO
If you were around them you are not out of the woods please wear your damn masks
You didn’t wear a mask or socially distance.
Endangering other people.
This absolute disregard for human life is not unusual for Republicans — it’s true to your character.
Praying for your grift.
What terrible lack of judgment you showed by your behavior at the WH event. But what’s new
Wear a damn mask. And while you’re at it, wear some damn gloves.
Stay Home. Wash your hands. Don’t touch your face. Good luck to us all.
Q [Weijia Jiang, CBS] Thank you, Mr. President. You said many times that the U.S. is doing far better than any other country when it comes to testing.
THE PRESIDENT: Yes.
Q [Weijia Jiang, CBS] Why does that matter? Why is this a global competition to you if, every day, Americans are still losing their lives and we’re still seeing more cases every day?
THE PRESIDENT: Well, they’re losing their lives everywhere in the world. And maybe that’s a question you should ask China. Don’t ask me; ask China that question, okay? When you ask them that question, you may get a very unusual answer.
Yes. Behind you, please.
Q [Kaitlan Collins, CNN] Do you want to follow up?
Q [Weijia Jiang, CBS] Sir, why are you saying that to me, specifically? That I should ask China?
THE PRESIDENT: I’m telling you. I’m not saying it specifically to anybody. I’m saying it to anybody that would ask a nasty question like that.
Q [Weijia Jiang, CBS] That’s not a nasty question. Why does it matter, when —
THE PRESIDENT: Okay. Anybody else? Please, go ahead. In the back. Please.
Q [Kaitlan Collins, CNN] I have two –- I have two questions.
THE PRESIDENT: No, it’s okay. We’ll go over here.
Q [Kaitlan Collins, CNN] But you pointed to me. I have two questions, Mr. President.
THE PRESIDENT: Next. Next, please.
Q [Kaitlan Collins, CNN] But you didn’t — you called on me.
THE PRESIDENT: I did, and you didn’t respond, and now I’m calling on —
Q [Kaitlan Collins, CNN] Sir, I just wanted to let –-
THE PRESIDENT: — the young lady in the back. Please.
Q [Kaitlan Collins, CNN] I just wanted to let me colleague finish.
THE PRESIDENT: Okay –-
Q [Kaitlan Collins, CNN] But can I ask you a question, please?
THE PRESIDENT: — ladies and gentlemen, thank you very much. Appreciate it.
Q [Kaitlan Collins, CNN] But you called on me.
THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much.
END 5:16 P.M. EDT
Bad combover. Check. Too long red tie. Check. Orange spray tan. Check. Tiny hands. Check. Cluelessness. Check…
Senator Claire McCaskill (D) attended yesterday’s Senate Finance Committee meeting with Donald Trump (r) at the White House. The media asked about the reports of his phone conversation with the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson.
That looks a might uncomfortable, Senator.
A transcript from the video (starting near the point of the above captured image):
Donald Trump (r) …didn’t say it at all, she knows it and she now is not saying it. I did not say what she said and, uh, I’d like her to make the statement again because I did not say what she said. Had a very nice conversation with the woman with the wife who is sounded like a lovely woman. Did not say what the congresswoman said and most people aren’t too surprised to hear that. [Q: What us the proof Mr. President.] Uh, let, let her make her statement again and then you’ll find [Q: She us saying that…] Okay, let her make her statement again and then you’ll find out…
The unprecedented economic conflicts of this administration need to be visible to the American people, including any pertinent documentation which can reveal the foreign influences and financial interests which may put Donald Trump in conflict with the emoluments clause of the Constitution.
99,108 signed 100,000 goal
Needs 892 signatures by February 19, 2017 to get a response from the White House
99,108 signatures of 100,000 needed in less than twenty-four hours.
Donald Trump recently told reporters that Mexico would reimburse American taxpayers for the cost of building and maintaining his proposed border wall “later.” This course of action would be in direct contradiction to his campaign promise that Mexico would pay to build a southern border wall at no cost to American citizens.
Instead of placing the economic burden on American families (estimated at $25 Billion, without including yearly maintenance costs), we ask that Donald Trump use his vast economic resources to finance the construction of the wall, and arrange for Mexico to pay him back directly.
This would avoid placing an undue economic burden on the American taxpayer, while maintaining one of his key campaign promises.
Budget & Taxes, Homeland Security & Defense, Immigration
Needs 96,107 signatures by February 5, 2017 to get a response from the White House
The first mistake anyone made was in believing any of his campaign promises.
It’s speculation on my part, but the probability that the coming occupation of the White House will continue this petition process approaches zero. That’s sad, because it’s an easily accessible and harmless way for people to vent. And troll.
The coming occupant of the White House and his minions are quite sensitive to trolling. There are other and more effective ways to do so.
We the undersigned ask the President of the United States to exercise his authority to investigate the egregious violations of Massachusetts election law that Bill Clinton carried out during the recent Democratic primary in Massachusetts. These include but are not limited to:
Entering a polling place for no legal purpose as defined by the statutes.
Electioneering within the 150 foot restricted zone outside a polling place.
Inhibiting voters ability to enter their polling place due to his presence requiring Secret Service personnel to shut off access.
We encourage you to use the power vested in your office to direct that an investigation take place forthwith to determine whether these violations are prosecutable offenses.
Published Date: Mar 02, 2016
Issues: Civil Rights and Liberties
Signatures needed by April 01, 2016 to reach goal of 100,000 85,949
Total signatures on this petition 14,051
Well, correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t it the job of local law enforcement to deal with alleged violations of local election law?
Interestingly, after a very cursory look, it appears that a majority of the signatures don’t come from Massachusetts.
Over 14,000 people signed this? Freakin’ amateurs, wasting their time on useless gestures instead of volunteering to work at a phone bank or go door to door for their chosen candidate. No wonder they lose.