So many contradictions, so little time. The “reinstatement” folks believe politics can be fixed in post-production, like previous guy had his bigotry expunged on the Apprentice. It’s not like he killed 400,000 people with incompetent policies. It’s not like Trump operated in DC an Adderall Trap House. The 2020 election cannot be “fixed in post”, even as it’s fixed in our minds as sedition and insurrection.
Only an idiot like JD Vance could exploit an event after the fact like this:
J.D. Vance, the author of Hillbilly Elegy and a Republican Senate candidate currently running to replace Rob Portman, thoroughly embarrassed himself on Twitter Friday morning when he used the tragic death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins to bootlick former President Donald Trump.
“Dear @jack let Trump back on,” Vance tweeted at Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey. “We need Alec Baldwin tweets.” The implication was that America “needs” to hear Trump’s unvarnished thoughts about his comedy nemesis accidentally killing Hutchins—and wounding director Joel Souza—on the New Mexico set of his new movie Rust less than 24 hours earlier.
So many “private thoughts”, so much public discourse.
“You need to get over this January 6th incident” say the people who still aren’t over the Civil War.
(2017) Speculation that there were offensive remarks present on outtakes of the NBC reality show, which Trump hosted for 14 seasons (he remains an executive producer), first emerged in the final days of last year’s election campaign. After the Access Hollywood audio tape, on which Trump could be heard bragging to host Billy Bush about committing sexual assault, leaked, Pruitt tweeted that when it came to Trump tapes, “there are far worse.” He added that it was “just the beginning.”
(2020) Donald Trump allegedly refused to let The Apprentice contestant Kwame Jackson win the reality show because he’s Black and gay, according to revelations in a new book from Trump’s former “fixer.”
“There was no way I was going to let this black fag win,” Trump allegedly said.
Related: Jerry Falwell Jr endorsed Donald Trump after being blackmailed with “racy” pictures
Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s book Disloyal: A Memoir was released earlier this week, and Cohen wrote that Trump is more racist off-camera than he is in public.
“As a rule, Trump expressed low opinions of all Black folks,” Cohen said. “What he said in private was far worse than what he uttered in public.”
Trump refused to “hire” Jackson, the runner-up of the first season of Trump’s reality TV competition The Apprentice in 2004, because of his race and sexuality, calling Jackson an anti-gay slur.
The production of the upcoming western movie Rust came to a tragic halt on Thursday afternoon in New Mexico, after actor and producer Alec Baldwin discharged a prop firearm that resulted in the death of the film’s cinematographer.
Halyna Hutchins, 42, was reportedly struck in the stomach and was airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, where she died, according to Deadline. Director Joel Souza, 48, was said to have been wounded in the shoulder but was released from the hospital on Friday morning.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Baldwin fired the prop gun. He was seen bent over weeping shortly after talking to investigators.
“There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I’m fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred,” Baldwin said in a statement on Friday morning.
In other news:
Doubling down to draw attention away from the abortion bounties, a new Texas Secretary of State (who worked on the PA election challenge) appointed by Greg Abbott
Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday appointed John Scott — a Fort Worth attorney who briefly represented former President Donald Trump in a lawsuit challenging the 2020 election results in Pennsylvania — as Texas’ new secretary of state.
As secretary of state, Scott would oversee election administration in Texas — a task complicated in recent years by baseless claims of election fraud from Republicans in the highest levels of government, fueled by Trump. The former president has filed a flurry of lawsuits nationwide and called for audits in Texas and elsewhere to review the results of the 2020 presidential elections. Trump’s own attorney general, Bill Barr, said there was no evidence of widespread voter fraud nationwide, and in Texas, an official with the secretary of state’s office said the 2020 election was “smooth and secure.”
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