President Donald Trump’s campaign press secretary Hogan Gidley took CNN anchor John Berman by surprise when he pointed out the FACT that former Vice President Joe Biden once lauded a former KKK member at his funeral.
The two brawled with words over Tuesday night’s debate, and whether or not President Trump significantly condemned white supremacist groups when questioned by Fox News host and moderator Chris Wallace.
“Do you have an idea, John, what an ‘Exalted Cyclops of the KKK, is?” asked Gidley to Berman.
“Because Joe Biden sure does,” added Gidley. “He spoke at a funeral for one and praised him profusely.”
Yikes, the truth hurts. Biden, however, was highly criticized for giving a eulogy in 2010 to late West Virginia Democratic Sen. Robert Byrd. Byrd was a former KKK member, who said later he regretted being affiliated with the KKK. Still, he had belonged to the KKK for some time.
Biden said he saw Byrd as a mentor, yet the press wants to come after President Trump?
In fact, Trump vowed to name Antifa, as well as the KKK, domestic terrorist groups as early as last week, as reported. Moreover, his would not only designate the KKK as a terrorist gorup but will increase access to the amount of capital in Black communities by $500 billion.
“John, when he was asked would he disavow them, would he condemn them, he said ‘sure’ three times in the one clip you just played,” said Gidley. “I don’t know how many other ways you want him to condemn these types of groups.”
Things then got heated when Berman appeared to not accept the answer Gidley was giving him. It got heated!
“This isn’t the debate stage last night,” Berman said while attempting to cut off Gidley. “You will talk when I ask a question.”
“That’s not the way this works,” Gidley responded. “I’ll talk when I want to talk. You’re leveling completely ridiculous charges against a man who has a great record on racial justice in this country.”
I will say that Trump’s response Tuesday night could have been stronger and he could’ve been more outright in his condemnation.
However, Trump had already put this lie to rest years ago and didn’t need to be dragged into the defensive on whether or not he supports white supremacists.
In fact, it’s ludicrous, his daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren are Orthodox Jews and his love for them is pretty obvious.
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Trump: Tanks to Ukraine could escalate to use of ‘NUKES’
Former President Donald Trump stated bluntly on Truth Social, “FIRST COME THE TANKS, THEN COME THE NUKES. Get this crazy war ended, NOW. So easy to do!”
Trump was referring to the escalation of war in Ukraine. He, like many other commentators and lawmakers, are warning that the decision to continue sending weapons – and now tanks – could potentially lead to the use of “nuclear weapons.”
It’s mission creep and it’s dangerous, they say.
Why? Because Russian President Valdimir Putin has indicated in two different speeches that he would use nuclear weapons to defend Russia, if needed. Those warnings are not just bluster but a very real possibility.
And the escalation of war is visible.
Russia launched 55 missiles strikes across Ukraine Thursday, leaving 11 dead. The strikes come one day after the United States and Germany agreed to send tanks to Ukraine in an effort to aide the country. 47 of the 55 missiles were shot down according to Ukraine’s Air Force command.
Eleven lives were lost and another 11 were injured additionally leaving 35 buildings damaged in the wake of the attacks. According to The New York Times, Denys Shmyhal, said in a post on Telegram. “The main goal is energy facilities, providing Ukrainians with light and heat,” he said.
Ukraine is now demanding that they need F-16 fighter jets. In a post on twitter Ukrainian lawmaker, Oleksiy Goncharenko said, “Missiles again over Ukraine. We need F16.”
Morning. Missiles again over Ukraine. We need F16.
— Oleksiy Goncharenko (@GoncharenkoUa) January 26, 2023
The US has abstained from sending advanced jets in the chances that a volatile decision could foster more dangerous attacks like former President Trump’s post on Truth referred to. If the US did authorize the decision to lend Ukraine the F-16 jets Netherlands’ foreign minister, Wopke Hoekstra, would be willing to supply them. According to The New York Times, Hoekstra told Dutch lawmakers, “We are open-minded… There are no taboos.”
F-16 fighter jets are complex to work on, they are not the average aircraft that can be learned in a matter of weeks. It can take months for pilots to learn how to fly these birds. European and US officials have the concern that Ukrainian forces could potentially use the jets to fly into Russian airspace and launch attacks on Russian soil.
Western allies are trying to avoid such a provocation, because that could lead to nuclear warfare in reference to what Putin has said he would do to defend his country.
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