DONALD Trump ordered his defense chief to "f***ing kill" Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad after a chemical attack on civilians last year, a bombshell book claims. James Mattis is said to have told the President that he would "get right on it" after being told to "f***ing kill the lot of them" — but then dismissed his order. The stunning revelation comes in a new book by legendary journalist Bob Woodward. According to the account, after speaking with Trump, Mattis, 67, told his staff: “We’re not going to do any of that.” Instead the US launched a conventional missile strike on the Syrian airfield believed to be where the regime launched its suspected sarin attack in April 2017. In one incendiary extract, Woodward wrote: "Mattis was particularly exasperated, telling associates that the president acted like - and had the understanding of- a 'fifth or sixth grader'". What we know so far: Trump is said to have told Defense Sec James Mattis to 'f***ing kill' Syrian … [Read more...] about Donald Trump ‘ordered assassination of Syrian tyrant Assad but Defense Secretary ignored command after pretending he’d ‘get right on it’’
DONALD Trump’s aides say he has turned the White House into “Crazytown” and is a national security risk, a new book by Watergate journalist Bob Woodward claims. They swipe papers from his desk to stop him signing dangerous orders, it adds. Chief of Staff John Kelly reportedly raged: “He’s an idiot. We’re in Crazytown. This is the worst job I’ve had.” Defence Secretary James Mattis likened his intellect to “a fifth or sixth grader” — a child aged 11 or 12. Mr Trump’s lawyer John Dowd is said to have deemed him a “f****** liar” and warned of jail if he agreed to a formal quiz over Russia links. The President did not want to testify. After trying to prep him, Mr Dowd said: “You’re not a good witness. I’m afraid I just can’t help you.” Fear: Trump in the White House — by famed Watergate reporter Bob Woodward — also details his rants. He called Attorney General Jeff … [Read more...] about Bombshell book reveals chaotic and dysfunctional White House and Donald Trump’s own aides say he’s an ‘idiot’
Associated Press Updated 4:47 pm CDT, Tuesday, September 4, 2018 A new billboard featuring former 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick is seen on the corner of Post and Stockton Streets on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in San Francisco, Calif. A new billboard featuring former 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick is seen on the corner of Post and Stockton Streets on Tuesday, September 4, 2018 in San Francisco, Calif. Photo: Lea Suzuki, The Chronicle This image taken from the Twitter account of former NFL player Colin Kaepernick shows a Nike advertisement featuring him that was posted on Sept. 3. Kaepernick already had a deal with Nike that was set to expire, but it was renegotiated into a multi-year deal to make him one of the faces of Nike's 30th anniversary "Just Do It" campaign. less This image taken from the Twitter account of former NFL player Colin Kaepernick shows a Nike advertisement featuring him that was … [Read more...] about Donald Trump: Nike is sending ‘terrible message’ with Colin Kaepernick ad
BRETT Kavanaugh, who is backed by Donald Trump, faces four days before the Senate Judiciary Committee as he hopes to be appointed to the Supreme Court. Democrats are fighting the move though as they see the right wing Kavanaugh as being partisan, tilting the Court to the right. Who is Judge Brett Kavanaugh? Brett Kavanaugh, 53, is a judge of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. He has been nominated to become an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the US. Previously he was the White House Staff Secretary for George W Bush. He was the attorney for Ken Starr and played a key role in drafting the Starr Report which advocated the impeachment of Bill Clinton. On July 9, 2018 President Donald Trump nominated Kavanaugh to become an Associate Justice after Anthony Kennedy retired. He married his wife Ashley Estes in 2004 and they have two children. Kavanaugh is a keen marathon runner and raced in the Boston Marathon twice. Will Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee be … [Read more...] about Who is Judge Brett Kavanaugh and will Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee be confirmed by the Senate?
THE father of murdered college student Mollie Tibbetts slammed President Donald Trump for “politicising” her death. Rob Tibbetts "implored" politicians to stop using his daughter’s death to advance racist views. While in Ohio last week Trump blamed Democratic policies for the 20-year-old’s death calling it a “disgrace”. He said: “Democrat immigration polices are destroying innocent lives and spilling very innocent blood. “We believe that any party that puts criminal aliens before American citizens should be out of office, not into office. “What happened to Mollie was a disgrace, and our hearts go out.” Tibbetts wrote in a column in the Des Moines Register as a reaction to a column by Donald Trump Jr sharing the same views as his father. He said: “Don’t appropriate Mollie’s soul in advancing views she believed were racist. The act grievously extends the crime that stole Mollie from our family.” … [Read more...] about Dad of murdered Mollie Tibbetts slams Donald Trump for ‘politicising’ daughter’s murder after she was killed by Mexican migrant