For the first time since Sen. Elizabeth Warren released the results of a DNA test Monday showing evidence of Native American ancestry, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to ridicule the Massachusetts Democrat and potential 2020 challenger, who he often refers to derisively as “Pocahontas.” “Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed,” Trump tweeted Tuesday morning. “She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be 1/1024, far less than the average American. Now Cherokee Nation denies her, ‘DNA test is useless.’ Even they don’t want her. Phony!” In his statement, the Republican president was referring to the DNA test’s conclusion that Warren likely had at least one Native American ancestor dating back six to 10 generations, which would make her between between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American, or between 1.6 percent and 0.1 percent. While the findings align … [Read more...] about Donald Trump and Elizabeth Warren are feuding on Twitter over her DNA test
It wouldn’t be the first time Donald Trump failed to deliver on a promise to donate to charity. But that isn’t stopping Sen. Elizabeth Warren from calling out the president over his previous pledge to donate $1 million if she took a DNA test and it proved her Native American ancestry. Trump denied Monday that he ever made the pledge, and now he’s the subject of Warren’s mockery. “Having some memory problems, @realDonaldTrump? Should we call for a doctor?” she tweeted Monday morning. Here’s how we got here. During a rally this past July, Trump revived his personal taunts of the Massachusetts senator’s heritage claims, pledging — “I promise you I’ll do this” — that he would challenge Warren — who appears to be preparing for a 2020 presidential bid — to take a DNA test to back up her claims if they faced each other in a debate. “We will say, ‘I will give you a million dollars for your … [Read more...] about Donald Trump once offered to donate $1 million if Elizabeth Warren took a DNA test. Now, she wants him to pay up.
opinion Nancy Kaffer Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Oct 14, 2018 Here's what I'd be thinking about, if I were a Republican staring down a statewide election four weeks away: the 173,057 Michigan voters who chose Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson back in 2016. That's nearly seven times the number of Michiganders who cast ballots for 2008's Libertarian presidential candidate. It defies credulity to imagine that the number of Michigan Libertarians grew sevenfold in eight short years (sorry, Libertarians, but you know it's true). Rather, voters disinclined to choose either of two major-party candidates with strong unfavorable ratings opted for what seemed like a principled third choice, a course charted by the staunchly conservative Detroit News editorial board's Johnson endorsement. More: Governor's race: History and voter energy favor Whitmer over SchuetteMore: AG Bill Schuette 'embarrassed' by outtake from … [Read more...] about Gary Johnson, Bill Schuette, Donald Trump and Michigan’s midterms
Ms. Nikki Haley will step down from her post at the end of this year (Photo: New York Post)He is considering selecting Goldman Sachs executive and former White House adviser Dina Powell for the position. Powell served in the Trump administration as US Deputy National Security Advisor for strategy from March of 2017 until early 2018, when she returned to Goldman Sachs. Dina Powell served in the first year of the Trump administration as the Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategy, and was a key player in diplomatic efforts in the Middle East. She was a high-ranking official in the State Department of the previous Republican President, George W. Bush, according to the Harvard Kennedy School, where she is a senior fellow. Donald Trump described Powell as “a person I would consider” when asked about her possible nomination. “She is under consideration. We have, actually, many names,” he said. Trump … [Read more...] about Donald Trump considers appointing Dina Powell as UN Ambassador
Todd Spangler Detroit Free Press Published 11:58 AM EDT Oct 8, 2018 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump Jr., the president's son, is coming to Michigan to stump for Republican U.S. Senate candidate John James next week. Trump Jr., is set to headline a rally in Pontiac on Wednesday, Oct. 17, that also will include singer Kid Rock and Kimberly Guilfoyle, a FOX News personality who is dating Trump Jr. The event is set to begin at 6 p.m. at the Flagstar Strand Theatre. Tickets are free but members of the public must RSVP at www.eventbrite.com at the "John James' Protect the American Dream Rally." "I have one mission: to protect the American Dream for future generations," James said. James, a businessman and Army veteran, has the endorsement of President Trump and has visited him at the White House. But polls show James trailing incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow by double-digits ahead of the Nov. 6 general election. Read more on this topic: … [Read more...] about Donald Trump Jr. to stump for Senate candidate John James