Kanye West releases 2024 campaign video after meeting with Trump
Disgraced rapper and anti-Semite Kanye West has continued to describe his visit to Mar-a-Lago this weekend, claiming that Donald Trump yelled at him in response to a proposal that the former president join Mr. West as a running mate on a third party presidential ticket in 2024.
The whimsical Mr. West is claiming to run for president again after a sometimes disturbing quasi-campaign erupted in 2020. He was apparently accompanied to Mr Trump’s residence by notorious far-right racist troll Nick Fuentes, who he says was “impressed” by their host.
Meanwhile, Trump faces a second lawsuit from author E Jean Carroll, who accuses him of raping her in a New York department store in the 1990s.
Taking advantage of a new state law that goes into effect today, Ms. Carroll is suing Mr. Trump for rape and sexual assault, as well as defamation over recent comments he made calling her a “swindler” and accusing her of lying about her allegations .
And on another front, the Justice Department is reportedly seeking to question Mike Pence as part of its ongoing investigation into January 6 and Donald Trump’s months-long attempt to overturn the 2020 election.
House Select Committee officials investigating the January 6 riots at the Capitol are reportedly angry at Liz Cheney for wanting to highlight former President Donald Trump in the final report.
Ms. Cheney, the panel’s Republican vice chair, failed the panel’s staff by exerting a high degree of scrutiny over the investigation and its final report, members of the panel told The Washington Post, citing a staffer even derisively referred to the committee as the “Cheney 2024 Campaign”.
Read more about the behind-the-scenes deliberations and dynamics of the committee that vowed to hold Donald Trump and the Maga movement responsible for the assault on Congress:
Andrew NaughtyNov 25, 2022 12:20 PM
Next act for Sarah Palin unclear after Alaska House loss
Sarah Palin’s attempt to return to political life ended in failure this week when she lost a runoff election in less than 12 months to Mary Peltola, the newly elected Alaskan congresswoman.
Now the Trump-backed former governor’s path forward is unclear as her attempts to venture into the reality TV business came to naught and she is no longer a fixture on right-wing news networks.
Read more inside The independent:
Andrew NaughtyNov 25, 2022 11:50 AM
Kanye West says he asked Donald Trump to be his 2024 presidential running mate
Kanye West revealed that he has asked former US President Donald Trump to be his “running mate” for the 2024 presidential election.
In a tweet shared Wednesday, the 45-year-old rapper said he first visited Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort and made the request during a meeting with the former president.
Mr. West famously met with Mr. Trump in the Oval Office during his presidency, and also in New York’s Trump Tower during the 2016 election.
“What you think [Trump’s] reaction was when I asked him to be my running mate in 2024?” Ye, who ran for office in 2020, asked.
Andrew NaughtyNov 25, 2022 11:20 AM
Musk says to grant ‘amnesty’ to suspended Twitter accounts
Elon Musk says he will begin granting “amnesty” to banned Twitter accounts next week as his reign at the company has caused it to plummet in value, while content moderation has all but evaporated.
The controversial CEO made the final decision after winning a Twitter poll on his feed; the spontaneous announcement comes as advertisers flee the platform en masse.
John BowdenNov 25, 2022 10:20 am
MSNBC reporter launches blistering takedown of Kari Lake’s ‘Trumpism’ after Arizona gubernatorial loss
An MSNBC reporter ranted about all of the Kari Lake mini-scandals on a live taping after the Arizona Republican was declared the loser of the state’s gubernatorial race.
Ms. Lake earned the ire of reporters by taunting journalists at press conferences for ridicule while trying to do their jobs; she also often repeated Donald Trump’s lies about the 2020 election.
Watch the clip below and read more about it Johanna Chisholm:
John BowdenNovember 25, 2022 9:20 AM
Lara Trump issues a dark warning to DeSantis about the 2024 primary
Lara Trump has issued a dark warning to Florida Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, saying it would be “nicer” for him to stay out of the race for the 2024 GOP presidential nomination.
Donald Trump and his allies see Mr. DeSantis as his biggest rival within the party and have tried to keep him on the sidelines, often citing his support for Mr. DeSantis in 2018 when he first ran for governor of Florida.
Read more from Gustav Kilander:
John BowdenNov 25, 2022 8:20 AM
Pro-Trump conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell begs Elon Musk to contact him as he remains banned from Twitter
Pillow salesman and 2020 conspiracy mogul Mike Lindell publicly appealed to Elon Musk this week to restore his Twitter account.
In a broadcast as part of his “Lindell TV” program on a right-wing streaming site, he called on Mr. Musk to contact him, claiming that the billionaire Tesla founder was ignoring him.
Read more about his increasingly desperate antics in The independent:
John BowdenNov 25, 2022 7:20 AM
Kanye West posts video about visit to Mar-a-Lago
Rapper Ye, better known as Kanye West, posted a video late Thursday night that was recorded after his visit to Donald Trump at Mar-a-Lago.
In the video, West described why he went to the former presidential residence with Nick Fuentes, a notorious white nationalist, whom he described as someone Trump respected.
And he said Mr. Trump yelled at him and told the rapper that his 2024 run was a mistake.
John BowdenNov 25, 2022 06:20
GOP mega donor splits with Trump: time for ‘new generation of leaders’
An influential conservative donor has announced that he did not support Donald Trump for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination, a position that shows how deep the rifts within the GOP can run after last week’s midterm elections.
In terms of overall financial support, the blow to Trump’s campaign finances will be minimal. But there is a greater meaning at play here; the announcement of a major GOP donor came the morning after Mr Trump officially entered the 2024 presidential race.
John Bowden examines the growing GOP fractures for The independent:
John BowdenNov 25, 2022 5:20 AM
The rise of the ‘crazy caucus’: all the ways the GOP can rock America now that they’ve won the House
How bad could it get for the US with the Republicans – as expected – taking control of the House of Representatives in January after the midterm elections?
The Independents Andrew Feinberg looked at all the ways the GOP, with a far-right faction increasingly emboldened thanks to their ability to hijack the party’s agenda, can gobble up the works and give Joe Biden a two-year headache.
John BowdenNov 25, 2022 4:20 AM