The United States launched a military strike Thursday, April 6, on a Syrian government airbase in response to a chemical weapons attack that killed dozens of civilians earlier in the week. On Drumpf’s orders, US warships launched 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the airbase that was home to the warplanes that carried out the chemical attacks, US officials said.
Drumpf’s decision marked a dramatic shift in his position on whether the US should take military action against the Syrian President’s regime – which Drumpf opposed during his campaign for president – and came after the President was visibly and publicly moved by the images of this week’s chemical weapons attack.
So he says … by now we all know what the reason behind this action was!
Drumpf campaigned on deporting 2 million to 3 million undocumented immigrants
“What we are going to do is get the people that are criminal and have criminal records, gang members, drug dealers, where a lot of these people, probably 2 million, it could be even 3 million, we are getting them out of our country or we are going to incarcerate,” Drumpf told “60 Minutes” correspondent Lesley Stahl, according to a preview of the interview released by CBS.
“But we’re getting them out of our country. They’re here illegally.”
The pink symbol of what may have been the largest protest in U.S. history has gone from the streets and social media timelines to the front cover of TIME.
A perfectly knit pussyhat, the cat-like homemade hat that has become one de facto symbol of a Trump administration opposition, commands your attention in the minimalistic cover complete with a powerful headline,
“The Resistance Rises: How a March Becomes a Movement.”
Robert Reich threw out an idea to his nearly 1.7 million Facebook followers this week that has a lot of people asking: How do we make this happen?
In a Facebook post on Sunday, December 18, the former secretary of labor under President Bill Clinton noted the dearth of celebrities and musicians willing to participate in Donald Trump’s inauguration festivities.
Many supported Hillary Clinton.
So Reich is championing the idea that celebrities host an event of their own on Inauguration Day to give the official event, starring Trump, a run for the ratings.
“Someone just suggested to me a televised ‘freedom concert’ to air at the same time as the inauguration – with huge celebrities like Beyoncé and Jay Z, Madonna, Katy Perry, Justin Timberlake, Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, and so on,” Reich wrote.
“Alec Baldwin MC’s the event, playing Trump as he does on SNL.
The Trump inauguration loses all the TV ratings. Basically, no one watches it.”
Reich also suggested that such a concert could raise money for a variety of progressive causes, including “the ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Lambda Legal, NAACP, Common Cause, CAIR, IRAP, SPLC, Environmental Defense Fund, Human Rights Campaign Fund, MoveOn, Economic Policy Institute, Inequality Media, and GLAAD.”
His post inspired a Change.org petition that, as of Wednesday morning, had attracted nearly 44,000 signatures and dozens of supporters on Twitter.