The Washington Post has jumped to the defense of Sarah Sanders a day after the press secretary was refused service at a restaurant. The piece, titled "Let the Trump team eat in peace," was written by the paper's editorial board. In it they argue that Sanders, Kirstjen Nielsen, and Stephen Miller — all public faces of the administrations widely condemned immigration policy — should be left alone and "allowed to eat dinner in peace." It's an odd stance for this moment in history, and naturally it has a lot of people really riled up. While the Post 's board acknowledges that readers "will get no argument from us regarding Mr. Trump’s border policy," they do argue against what they see as the incivility of interrupting someone's meal. SEE ALSO: Restaurant bombarded with Yelp reviews after refusing to serve Sarah Huckabee Sanders "How hard is it to imagine, for example, people who strongly believe that abortion is murder deciding that judges or other officials who protect abortion rights should not be able to live peaceably with their families?," the piece asks. As many on Twitter were quick to pointed, this question conveniently ignores the murder of pro-choice advocate George Tiller and the countless attacks Planned Parenthood facilities and patients have encountered over the years. insane to see the wapo editorial board pretend that pro-lifers have historically let their opponents live peaceably https://t.co/yvb4Z62iUS pic.twitter.com/UsEB5zr2xG — Brandy Jensen (@BrandyLJensen) June 24, 2018 This is incredibly weak argumentation even by the standards of the Civility Brigade. and trying to tie it to abortion protesters ignores the fact that those people have MURDERED DOCTORS, not yelled at them while eating dinner https://t.co/RgqHcmvYt6 — Anna Merlan (@annamerlan) June 24, 2018 The New York Times also tackled this issue in an article several days ago, which examined the political rage brewing on either side of party lines and the lack of civility from citizens (despite a clear imbalance of power between those who work in the administration and those who do not). That piece had already stirred a lot of anger, and the Post 's opinion piece on Sunday has only further inflamed those who are in favor of publicly confronting White House staffers. This is a bad take. These are not emotion-fueled policy debates. These are basic disagreements over human rights. The perpetrators don't deserve even a moment of peace.https://t.co/4nXqgPOUtj — Chris (@DopeyRunr) June 24, 2018 Counterpoint: don’t let them do any fucking thing in peace. https://t.co/lVF4AFI3Rc — Tara Ariano (@TaraAriano) June 24, 2018 15. WaPo editors say that accepting incivility (gasp) is a "slippery slope." But that gets it exactly wrong. WE ARE ALREADY ON THE SLIPPERY SLOPE. It's a slope that leads to illiberalism, violence, & collapse. It's a slope greased accommodation & civility. — David Roberts (@drvox) June 24, 2018 Conflating semi-public space (like a restaurant owned by another private citizen) with Administration officials’ private homes, as this editorial does, is sloppy at best. https://t.co/ud1A5tLwSe — Franklin Leonard (@franklinleonard) June 24, 2018 I saw this and wondered, "Who is represented on the @washingtonpost's Editorial Board?" As far as I can tell, there are 10 members who contribute to these decisions. Seven are white men. Two are white women. And Jonathan Capehart is the sole POC. https://t.co/mtmyjNyapE — Mangy Jay (@magi_jay) June 24, 2018 What the hell @washingtonpost? The Trump administration has separated families, ruined lives, and lied about it. Yet it's "uncivil" to call them out on that in public? I don't think so. https://t.co/6BMigspXF5 — Casey Stegman (@cestegman) June 24, 2018 Fuck no. They don’t let me LIVE in peace and they’re bigoted liars. https://t.co/Qt5Fk8V3Tv — The Angle Particle (@TheAnglePartcle) June 24, 2018 Imagine thinking this is worth an editorial as thousands of children are separated from their parents. https://t.co/mvTBpO6Wt5 — Everything Sucks (@LizLudgate) June 24, 2018 I haven’t eaten or slept in peace since November. So, no. — redheadbarb (@redhedbarb) June 24, 2018 This is bad @washingtonpost. You are bad. https://t.co/en7FPrq2sC — Carey O'Donnell (@ecareyo) June 24, 2018 she wasn't 'hounded' ... she went in to a private business, and they exercised their simple right to refuse her service. It happens thousands of times a day all over the US, although usually not to people that look like her. That's perhaps your problem with it. — Marge Dean (@MargeDean) June 24, 2018 Tired: politeness. Wired: yelling at Trump officials in restaurants. WATCH: Sarah Huckabee Sanders' most ludicrous moments as press secretary
The executive order signed by Mr Trump seems to contradict his tweet following his landmark summit declaring that North Korea is no longer a threat.
She speaks, finally! After remaining silent for days during the raging debate over the separation of migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border, Ivanka Trump finally decided it time to weigh in — but only after her father, the president, had signed an order to end the policy. And the Internet was pissed. SEE ALSO: We read Ivanka Trump's insufferable new book so you don't have to First, here's Ivanka's tweet. Thank you @POTUS for taking critical action ending family separation at our border. Congress must now act + find a lasting solution that is consistent with our shared values;the same values that so many come here seeking as they endeavor to create a better life for their families — Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) June 20, 2018 And that's when the fire and fury of Twitter rained down on Ivanka, who has tried to make happy families her "thing" in the White House despite failing miserably at it. After days of radio silence, a senior White House official whose portfolio includes family issues breaks her silence to thank the president for ending a crisis he created (family separation) and initiating another one (detaining families together, indefinitely) https://t.co/dTwQQB9M8y — Robert Maguire (@RobertMaguire_) June 20, 2018 YOU DON’T THANK THE KIDNAPPER FOR RELEASING THE HOSTAGES https://t.co/ecLSmuiidc — Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) June 20, 2018 Like I said....@iamsambee was too kind. You awful, awful woman. https://t.co/6qa1uOXwW0 — Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) June 20, 2018 This is...delusional. https://t.co/Afu3wjNhVt — Josh Sternberg (@joshsternberg) June 20, 2018 "Thank you, Daddy, for not acting like Satan for a few minutes. You're my hero." https://t.co/wQztUt2VQh — Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) June 20, 2018 Fuck all the way off https://t.co/OWM5kHNcs2 — Timothy Simons (@timothycsimons) June 20, 2018 Thank you for ending the horror that he started? Thank you for proving he was a liar when he said that only Congress could stop this? Thank you for signing an order that won’t stand up in court? What exactly should we thank him for, @IvankaTrump? https://t.co/Nj4lcWknqF — Bill Prady (@billprady) June 20, 2018 this fuckin sycophantic nepotistic clueless administrationhttps://t.co/rQHD5rSu4T — darth™ (@darth) June 20, 2018 Fucking fuck the fuck off, you useless fucking fuck. https://t.co/bj1i5wwWao — Dan Savage (@fakedansavage) June 20, 2018 You realize he was the one who started the family separation, right? And that his administration (OF WHICH YOU ARE A PART) has been planning this from the start? https://t.co/wREDW1B5YB — Geraldine (@everywhereist) June 20, 2018 Since @IvankaTrump suddenly cares about families being torn apart, perhaps she can take a moment from her busy schedule serving as apologist-in-chief to find out what's going to happen to the thousands of children who have already been separated from their parents. https://t.co/RKWf4Wr6Xf — Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) June 20, 2018 And, yes, "feckless" was quite a popular word in case you were wondering (h/t Sam Bee). You're shameless, disgusting, and ... wait for it ... FECKLESS. Resign. https://t.co/afQZuCyHcL — Jamie O'Grady (@JamieOGrady) June 20, 2018 What a feckless thing to say. https://t.co/P1U3CX8pwh — Hemant Mehta (@hemantmehta) June 20, 2018 Say, that's...feckless. https://t.co/W28N4mktMA — Quinn Cummings (@quinncy) June 20, 2018 There you go, being feckless, again. https://t.co/a13gFrI7zW — fakejenrauls (@jenrauls) June 20, 2018 Feckless. https://t.co/Xw8TIx0zkL — hola soy matt y tu (@yantastico) June 20, 2018 To say that Ivanka has failed the same people she claimed she would represent and defend while in the White House is being kind, as is labeling her complicit. With such a publicity stunt as this, it's crystal damn clear how much of a gross opportunist Ivanka is and calling her anything less is too kind. WATCH: Scientist Ivanka's accessories are Photoshopped separately
Corey Lewandowski uttered "Womp, womp" on live television when told the story about the girl being separated from her family.
US conservative commentator Ann Coulter claimed children crying at the US border after being separated from their parents are actors.
An audio recording obtained by ProPublica includes children screaming for their parents after being separated at the US border.
When questioned about the human rights abuses in North Korea, the President has defended ‘tough guy’ Kim.
Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have concluded their historic meeting in Singapore, in a summit that was peppered with undeniably strange moments. As the US President attempted to cajole the North Korean leader into giving up his country’s nuclear weapons, he showed the despot a Hollywood-style movie trailer in which Kim was presented as an action hero.
Beatrice Fihn, whose organisation won last year's Nobel Peace Prize, criticised the Trump Kim deal.
The President’s daughter tweeted the proverb as her father geared up for the historic summit with Kim Jong-un.
The President said Kim will fly to the United States for the visit ‘sometime in the future’.
Reclusive North Korean leader Kim Jong-un went on an evening tour of Singapore on Monday, posing with city-state officials at a tropical garden before visiting an infinity pool atop a landmark waterfront hotel, to the surprise of guests. Kim spent much of the day out of public view, sparking media speculation he was planning his strategy for the Tuesday summit with Trump. The foreign minister posted a selfie of him and a smiling Kim wearing his trademark dark Mao suit on Facebook.
Donald Trump held the “upper hand” in his historic handshake with Kim Jong-un, according to an expert in languages and linguistics. The two men strode toward each other and shared their first momentous handshake beneath the white-washed walls of an upscale hotel in neutral Singapore, before sitting down for a half-day of meetings with major ramifications for the world. Professor John Hajek from the University of Melbourne’s School of Languages and Linguistics said the US President was “doing all the talking” and had the “upper hand” when the two met for their historic meeting.
The former basketball star wore a ‘Make America Great Again’ cap during an emotional appearance on CNN.