In her new memoir, “Becoming,” former First Lady Michelle Obama unloaded on President Donald Trump. She said she would “never forgive” him for endangering her family. She blamed the President for his role in promoting the “birther” movement that raised questions about where her husband was born. In the book, she wrote “The whole thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed. But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks. What if someone with an unstable mind loaded a gun and drove to Washington? What if that person went looking for our girls? Donald Trump, with his loud and reckless innuendos, was putting my family’s safety at risk, And for this I’d never forgive him.”
In the 2012 presidential campaign, Republican nominee Mitt Romney had victory in his sights after a strong first debate performance against the incumbent, Barack Obama. Instead of continuing to campaign on the offensive, Romney decided to play defense, tamp down his criticism of Obama and finish the race on a positive note.
In his new book, The Restless Wave, and in an upcoming HBO documentary, U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) expressed regret about choosing former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate. He claimed that former Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman, a Democrat, would have been a better choice. McCain noted that his advisers convinced him not to choose the Democrat, so he picked the little known Alaska Governor.
by Ron Chapman
President Donald Trump did not attend the White House Correspondence Dinner again this year. This is a one hundred years old tradition where members of the Press and the President gather together for a “good natured” roast of one another.
In 2005, then U.S. Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) met with the Congressional Black Caucus along with Nation of Islam leader Minister Louis Farrakhan, a certified racist, homophobe and anti-Semite.