"I don't know Matt Whitaker," Trump told reporters on Friday as he left the White House for a trip to Paris. "Matt Whitaker worked for Jeff Sessions. And he was always extremely highly thought of and he still is. But I didn't know Matt Whitaker."
"Matt Whitaker is a great guy. I mean, I know Matt Whitaker," Trump told Fox News last month. At the time, Trump also sidestepped questions about whether he was preparing to get rid of Sessions. "I'm not doing anything," he said. "I want to get the elections over. We'll see what happens." Sessions' dismissal came one day after the midterm votes were tallied.
"He didn't say one word, just pulled out a gun and started shooting," - Holden Harrah a witness at the #Borderline Bar and Grill where 12 people are confirmed dead at a mass shooting in CA. pic.twitter.com/mEBpD3nIpp
“There’s only been 5 times in the last 105 years that an incumbent President has won seats in the Senate in the off year election. Mr. Trump has magic about him. This guy has magic coming out of his ears. He is an astonishing vote getter & campaigner. The Republicans are.........
If you have to reach back to the 1860s to find evidence supporting your claim that your political party is "the party of civil rights," please know that you sound like Pabst insisting it's a "blue ribbon beer" because it won a competition all the way back in 1893.
The Nigerian Army, part of a military criticized for rampant human rights abuses, on Friday used the words of President Trump to justify its fatal shootings of rock-throwing protesters.
Soldiers opened fire this past Monday on a march of about 1,000 Islamic Shia activists who had been blocking traffic in the capital, Abuja. Videos circulated on social media showed several protesters hurling rocks at the heavily armed soldiers who then shot fleeing protesters in the back.[...]
Amnesty International as well as leaders of the protest said more than 40 people were killed at the march and two other smaller marches, with more than 100 wounded by bullets. A Reuters reporter counted 20 bodies at the main march.
Responding to criticism, the Nigerian army posted this video to their twitter account:
“I think that often, the media doesn’t cut him a break.” It isn’t the job of the press to cut the president, or anyone in power, a break. We are not his press shop or his spokesperson. We are a check on power. Period. https://t.co/GhlhufpPco via @mediaite