Donald Trump Jr. Just Gave Up His Secret Service Protection, And People Have Questions

Donald Trump Jr. no longer wants Secret Service protection, sources confirmed on Monday. What hasn’t been confirmed is why.

The Secret Service would not confirm or deny the request by Trump Jr. A spokesperson merely said: 

“To ensure the safety and security of our protectees and their families we will not confirm who is currently receiving Secret Service protection.”

Jonathan Wackrow, a former member of President Barack Obama’s detail, expressed his concern at the decision:

“In today’s global risk environment, waiving this detail poses great danger to him and to his family. What he is becoming potentially is a target of opportunity. People who want to lash out at the president are going to seek that path of least resistance. This decision is negligent.” 

So, then, why did Don Jr. opt out of Secret Service protection?

Some pointed to the fact that both he and Kellyanne Conway announced they’d give up USSS protection on the same day… 

The same day it was revealed that Paul Manafort had been wiretapped no less…

Fox News speculated Don Jr.’s decision was about saving taxpayer money…

But Twitter wasn’t buying it…

While secret service protection for adult children of a president is automatically provided, they are legally allowed to turn down that protection, as Ron Reagan did during his father’s second term.

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Twitter Comedian Digs Up A Bunch Of Racist Tweets From Donald Trump Dating Back To 2013

A Twitter user posted some really disgusting old Tweets from — you guessed it — none other than 45:

Let’s take a closer look at these.

Don’t got to this original tweeter’s profile. Seriously. You’ll want to break something.

 This “editorial” is what we like to call “Completely Made Up To Get Attention”:

And, of course, don’t forget about his wish to reinstate the death penalty in New York specifically for the Central Park Five, a group of teenagers (four black, one latinx) who were exonerated in the rape of a white banker by a DNA test in 2002 after their 1989 conviction.

Donald Trump is a white supremacist. There are no other words for it. And people like @Freeyourmindkid want to make sure the world knows.

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Donald Trump Wore A Mismatched Suit And Twitter Dragged Him

The President of the United States has, in the past month, considered cutting the refugee cap to the lowest level a president has ever set, seemingly equated counter-protestors with actual white supremacists, and publicly went back and forth over whether he planned to end DACA. People have lots of issues with all of that, but right now, let’s talk about fashion. Specifically—did Donald Trump wear a mismatched suit to his meeting with Sen. Tim Scott?

It appears he did, unless it’s some really weird trick of the light. Why? How? Doesn’t the White House have employees whose job is to tell the president “don’t go out like that?”

And of course, even Barack Obama, the president GQ probably made in a lab, wore a tan suit once.

By the way, as Someecards‘s Orli Matlow points out, it’s kind of nice that we’re having this dumb fashion conversation about a male politician, right? 

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Donald Trump Jr. Makes Offensive Tweet During Irma Emergency Announcement

Hurricane Harvey has devastated Houston. Hurricane Irma has flattened whole islands in the Caribbean, blasted the American territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, and could be just the third Category Five hurricane in history to strike the American mainland.

Florida Governor Rick Scott is making it clear that evacuation orders are not to be ignored.

Important stuff, passionately delivered. Yes, the interpreter is a little distracting, possibly because the camera was closer to him than it was to the Governor. 

Here’s a reasonable dialogue about exactly that:

Is anyone surprised that Donald Trump Jr. tweeted something insensitive?

Junior got slammed in the rich guy equivalent of a junior high school locker and never came out. Here’s Hilary Duff’s 2004 hit ‘Haters’ (written about Lindsay Lohan, OBVS) for a quick study on just how disconnected Donny is from the present situation.

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Kim Kardashian Just Completely Destroyed Donald Trump

Although Kim K. hasn’t really been outspoken about Trump’s presidency thus far, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t hold some strong opinions on the man. I mean, the Kardashian name isn’t exactly synonymous with incisive political commentary

Ouch. That wasn’t all though.

Kardashian also talked about the escalation of violence as a defining characteristic of Trump’s current term:

Kim also commented on how seriously she takes commenting on political issues and explains why she doesn’t do it often.

When asked if she follows Trump on Twitter, Kim simply responded that she does not, but added, “I follow Obama though.”

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Poster Featuring Martin Luther King Jr. And Donald Trump Takes Internet By Storm

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The thought-provoking image is by a Haitian artist.

With the recent reemergence of emboldened hate groups spewing their rhetoric all over public forums online and in society, many are drawing parallels to the civil rights era of the 1950s and 60s.

Much of the blame for the recent rise in overt racism has been put on President Trump, who, after the deadly protest in Charlottesville, was hesitant to denounce the racist and white nationalist fringe groups responsible, and instead blamed both sides.

So who better to silence Trump than famed civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr.:

The powerful image had many wondering who the artist was:

It turns out the artwork is by Haitian artist Watson Mere, and is entitled My Brother’s Keeper:

Incredibly enough, Mere’s artwork is all done on Microsoft Paint, and, according to his website, he “finds inspiration from the love, struggles, happiness, and pain of the people of the African diaspora. Each piece is designed to spark the viewer’s imagination as to interpret the work of art that stands before them. With the screen as his canvas and the mouse as his “brush,” Watson meticulously transforms social issues like race, poverty, and religion into extraordinarily rare and unique works of art. This is his passion.”

You can see some of Mere’s artwork in this video:

And while some didn’t care for the wording of the tweet, they still believed the image was worth sharing:

Perhaps there’s still hope:

H/T: Twitter, Art of Mere

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An Eleven-Year-Old Boy Once Perfectly Shut Down Donald Trump

The year: 1997. The president: Not Donald Trump.

In an effort to incentivize wealthy New Yorkers to be more philanthropic with their money, Donald Trump was given the chance to be “Principal for a Day” at a public school in the Bronx. 

According to a New York Times article, Trump was asked to give a speech for a group of fifth graders at P.S. 70. “Make the speech inspiring, he was asked, something to encourage a group of children whose universe is one of New York City’s most disadvantaged  neighborhoods.”

Trump started off by asking, “First of all, who likes Nike sneakers?”

Naturally, every hand in the room shot up. 

“If everybody puts their name on a piece of paper right now, I will pick 15 people and I’ll take you to the new Nike store that I just opened at Trump Tower,” Trump promised. 

Apparently for Trump, this was a perfect intro for a speech on the American dream. 

“Is there anyone here that doesn’t want to live in a big, beautiful mansion?” he asked. “You know what you have to do to live in a big beautiful mansion?” 

“Be rich,” a voice answered.  

“That’s right,” Trump said. “You have to work hard, get through school. You have to go out and get a great job, make a lot of money and you live the American dream. And you’re going to have fun doing it. It’s a lot of fun.”

Pretty strong words for a man who inherited a great deal of his wealth from his father. 

The excitement in the room, and Trump’s bolstered ego, didn’t last long, however, once he started taking questions from the kids.

Cue 11-year-old Andres Rodriguez, whose father had recently passed away, and whose mother couldn’t work because of a disability.

Not falling for the B.S. Trump was espousing, Rodriguez asked, “Why did you offer us sneakers if you could give us scholarships?”

David MacEnulty, who ran the celebrated chess program at P.S. 70, told The 74 Million that Trump was stumped by the question.

“Trump finally said, ‘I don’t have an answer.’ That’s a direct quote,” MacEnulty said.

Trump’s solution? Give out more Nikes.

To add insult to injury, Trump gave a fake $ 1 million dollar bill to a bake sale that was raising money for the chess team to go to a tournament in Tennessee.

He eventually took it back and replaced it with $ 200, but compared to other wealthy “Principal for a Day” participators, it was chump change.

According to the Times, the chairman of a telephone company had just pledged $ 25,000 to another school in the Bronx the day before, while a high-powered attorney had pledged to raise $ 100,000 to renovate the library at a school in  Manhattan. 

Trump’s parting message for the kids was just as depressing:

“Money does not buy happiness, but it helps. Always remember that.”

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Chrissy Teigen Slams Donald Trump And Donald Trump Jr. At The Same Time On Twitter

Chrissy Teigen’s updated Twitter profile is just three words but it speaks volumes.

The American model decided to update her Twitter bio on Tuesday…

Her choice of words, describing herself as a “high quality person,” was intended to mock Donald Trump and Donald Trump Jr.

Teigen took her cue from the recent drama involving Donald Trump Jr. releasing his email exchanges with a Russian operative in an effort to obtain damaging information on Hillary Clinton during last year’s campaign.

Despite the fact that Trump Jr. possibly violated federal campaign finance laws and basically admitted to collusion with Russia, Donald Trump released a statement lauding his son’s transparency, calling him a 

Teigen’s Twitter followers loved her subtle jab.

This user borrowed Trump’s own words to commend Teigen.

This is not Chrissy Teigen’s first time taking on the Trumps. 

Last month, she had choice words for the president when he tweeted:

“The failing @nytimes writes false story after false story about me. They don’t even call to verify the facts of a story. A Fake News Joke!”

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Celebrities React to Donald Trump’s CNN Body Slam Tweet: ‘How the F— Are You a President’

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On Sunday, July 2nd, President Donald Trump tweeted a GIF of himself physically attacking someone meant to represent CNN, the major news network. The video, which features Trump pulling a man with “CNN” superimposed over his face to the ground and punching him repeatedly, was accompanied by the hashtags “#FraudNewsNetwork” and “#FNN.”

This tweet comes hot on the tails of the President’s blatantly sexist attack of Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, who he referred to as “low I.Q. crazy,” “dumb as a rock,” and “psycho.”

Many celebrities were aghast at the President’s tweet, and said as much on social media:

In our current state of affairs, who better to teach Trump about American history than a British author?

Others noted the profound double standard Trump takes advantage of:

Some celebrities were simply flabbergasted:

Mia Farrow was left completely speechless by the situation:

Others wondered aloud how much influence Trump’s staff has on his tweets (for better or worse):

Musicians like Zendaya offered some much-needed perspective:

John Legend shared his feelings with a simple message:

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Twitter Just Noticed Something Odd On Melania's Birthday Card To Donald

President Trump got a number of birthday shoutouts on Twitter this week, but none stood out more than the casual greeting he received from his wife, Melania.

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Not only did she wait until a leisurely 10pm to tweet his birthday greeting, but the card she posted contained a suspicious orange smudge.

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Seriously, what IS that thing?

Fortunately, Twitter had plenty of theories.

The theories kept coming:

But let’s be honest, we all know what that gross smudge REALLY is…

Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory.

But maybe the Trumps are just bad at birthdays. Let’s not forget the birthday tweet President Trump sent to his wife back in April. You know, the one with the American flag that only had 39 stars?

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