To make ends meet, Quran set up a GoFundMe, asking for financial support from her newfound Republican fanbase. “[I]f you can find it in your hearts to help this young, black republican pay for school it would be appreciated 🇺🇸,” she tweeted. According to subsequent tweets, she ordered a new iPhone XS Max. She had apparently raised enough money for “my tuition, rent, and 17 iphones [sic] now.” … [Read more...] about Did a Twitter User Scam MAGA Fans Out of Thousands of Dollars?
The growing belief on the right that America-as-we-have-known-it was being destroyed by a conspiracy of liberal elites and “takers” was based on all sorts of scattered evidence. One big clue, supposedly, was Barack Obama’s 2008 election-eve statement that he aimed at “fundamentally transforming the USA” — a vague and meaningless bit of rhetoric to non-ideologues, but a rare, honest admission to many conservatives. And this sense of imminent disaster built on years of barely submerged anti-Americanism on the right in the right-to-life movement, with its habit of treating the U.S. as analogous to Nazi Germany, and the militia movement — and its larger cousin, the Second Amendment absolutists — with its ready embrace of … [Read more...] about Ingraham Another Super-Patriot Who Doesn’t Actually Like, Much Less Love, America
How did you spend the Fourth of July this year? Perhaps you got very sunburned on a beach. Or ate too many hot dogs and drank too many IPAs. Or, maybe, if you own a MAGA hat and didn’t feel like going outside, you spent the day tied to your computer angrily replying to NPR’s Declaration of Independence tweets. (Okay, okay, to be fair, maybe you did this from your phone, while outside wearing your hat and drinking beer and eating hot dogs.) … [Read more...] about Trump Supporters on Twitter Spent the Fourth Getting Real Mad About the Declaration of Independence
Today at the White House, Mick Mulvaney, director of the Office of Management and Budget, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders, deputy White House press secretary, addressed the press in a briefing. As per orders of the Trump administration, no video cameras were allowed in today’s briefing, but there were plenty of regular cameras at the ready when the pair busted out the “MAGANOMICS” signs and started discussing the administration’s newly announced plan for the economy. … [Read more...] about This ‘MAGAnomics’ Sign From Today’s White House Press Briefing Is Just Begging to Become a Meme
One of the things that will surely get you labeled a fake-news-disseminating social-justice warrior on George Soros’s payroll is the suggestion that there just might be some racial resentments underlying the Trump movement in American politics. A new finding from Public Policy Polling helps shows why the racism suspicion persists, and why it enrages those who are suspected. … [Read more...] about Many Trump Voters Think We Need a White History Month