A new book by former national security adviser John Bolton says President Trump asked China’s president during a 2019 summit to help his reelection prospects by purchasing more American farm products. https://t.co/Tt5juKXuoh
— The Associated Press (@AP) June 17, 2020
Breaking via NYT: John Bolton describes several episodes where Trump expressed willingness to halt criminal investigations "to, in effect, give personal favors to dictators he liked," citing cases involving major firms in China and Turkey. https://t.co/gFkPt0MmlX
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 17, 2020
According to Bolton, "Xi said he wanted to work with Trump for six more years, and Trump replied that people were saying that the two-term constitutional limit on presidents should be repealed for him." https://t.co/x8LGg4Df51
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) June 17, 2020
Trump asked Chinese president to help him win reelection and told Xi he agreed that China should build concentration camps for 1 million Muslims. https://t.co/ZyVPr5Sd8U
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) June 17, 2020
The trajectory of this quote, which veers rapidly from staunch denial to bullish amnesia, is quite the ride. https://t.co/qQ7JavnwB9
— Martyn McLaughlin (@MartynMcL) June 17, 2020
"Bolton alleges Trump privately told him reporters deserve prison. "These people should be executed. They are scumbags.""
Can confirm. This sentiment expressed again during Trump's meeting with Mattis in the Pentagon.https://t.co/8JdBVA6xYU
— Guy Snodgrass (@GuySnodgrass) June 17, 2020
Worth noting, based on @jenszalai‘s scathing review, that Bolton’s “turning point” with Trump came after he called off a war with Iran. Not after he tried to recruit China’s strongman for his re-election campaign. https://t.co/foNVAo3EoG
— Mark Landler (@MarkLandler) June 17, 2020
Questions: will Bolton testify to these accounts under oath? Will he be called to testify? If not, why not?
— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) June 17, 2020
As a result, Bolton's book is more revealing about Bolton than it is about Trump. And what it reveals is this: He had information the public needed to know during the impeachment trial. He held it secret so he could profit off it instead.
— Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) June 17, 2020
"What he writes about is a president who mixes his own personal, political needs with those of the country. And I think that's what offends John Bolton here, somebody who has a strong ideological conservatism" – @peterbakernyt w/ @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/KlqK0dkp8V
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) June 17, 2020
The president has told advisers he wants to find and prosecute whoever let it be known that he was in the bunker, per 3 ppl familiar with what he's said https://t.co/QDjxFUFwF9
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 17, 2020
Where does Trump’s establishment GOP consultant brain trust stand on the boss being pro concentration camp and journalist murder? Would like to hear how they plan to message it. https://t.co/QIKMZ1wLIy
— Tim Miller (@Timodc) June 17, 2020
Exclusively on @CNN, our latest spot: "Chyna"
— The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) June 17, 2020
Meanwhile, Black Lives Matter more than ever…
The Atlanta Police officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy's parking lot last week has been charged with felony murder and other charges, Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard announced https://t.co/yI43zA996G
— CNN Breaking News (@cnnbrk) June 17, 2020
Officer Garrett Rolfe shot Rayshard Brooks three times while he was running away. Rolfe then kicked him as he lay on the ground. Officer Devin Brosnan then stood on Brooks's shoulder. Then they refused to provide medical attention for more than 2 minutes.pic.twitter.com/4JZ1RXGJYT
— Keith Boykin (@keithboykin) June 17, 2020
Why did Rayshard Brooks have to lose his life? pic.twitter.com/X1oYExUMQl
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) June 16, 2020
No-one’s asking Boris about anything that matters tonight, because he’s getting his plane painted like Trump.
Is nearly £1m on a paint job for his plane money well spent?https://t.co/cPhkfSUtx1
— Pippa Crerar (@PippaCrerar) June 17, 2020
Hair Farce One.
— Clay Harris 🇪🇺 (@mudlarklives) June 17, 2020
Ok. Deaths, local services crumbling, hungry children. Has Jones captured the mood of the nation? How about this Digby…you pay for it? https://t.co/v5bycx8J2y
— Shown (@northernlad18) June 17, 2020
EXCLUSIVE in tomorrow's Daily Telegraph:
Spend the aid budget on a successor to HMY Britannia, Paymaster General Penny Mordaunt tells PM Boris Johnson https://t.co/OhyUYiaopk
— Christopher Hope📝 (@christopherhope) June 17, 2020
Child 👏🏻 poverty 👏🏻 has 👏🏻 not 👏🏻 fallen 👏🏻 and 👏🏻 it’s 👏🏻 about 👏🏻 to 👏🏻 get 👏🏻 a 👏🏻 whole 👏🏻 lot 👏🏻 worse 👏🏻 you 👏🏻 compulsive 👏🏻 liar 👏🏻 Johnson 👏🏻
Anger as Boris Johnson falsely claims child poverty has fallen despite huge rise under Tories https://t.co/GHC5vVfkUy
— Rachael Swindon (@Rachael_Swindon) June 17, 2020
Well, this is very mysterious. @BorisJohnson told me, from the despatch box, that there had been “massive consultation” about the merger between DFID & the Foreign Office, yet no one seems to be able to find anyone who took part in them. 🤔: https://t.co/M7NppfOhar
— Mary Kelly Foy (@marykfoy) June 17, 2020
Boris Johnson claims Australia trade deal will bring 'reasonably priced' Tim Tams to UK – video https://t.co/rGJPW6Vv0H
— The Guardian (@guardian) June 17, 2020
When the whistle blew for the resumption of the Premier League, the match started not with a kick of a ball, but with the taking of a knee, in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
— Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) June 17, 2020
It is embarrassingly ignorant to come on Twitter and dismiss #BlackLivesMatter as a solely American issue when a former black Premier League footballer was killed by allegedly excessive police force as recently as 2016. https://t.co/iePCbdQcB4
— Musa Okwonga (@Okwonga) June 17, 2020
BREAKING: Huge congrats to #Ireland just elected to @UN Security Council for 2021-22. In fierce contest w/ Canada & Norway, Ireland impressed w/ econ & social progress at home, will to push on climate, yrs of relief work & role (quoting Irish amb) as “bridge-builders by nature.”
— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) June 17, 2020
For those following Irish Twitter tonight, you may feel this is a bit of an over-reaction.
It's not. And I'll explain why. https://t.co/biwMlmVf06
— Tim O'Connor (@timoconnorbl) June 17, 2020
BBC News – DNA study reveals Ireland's age of 'god-kings'https://t.co/WZM5ez0yii
— Andrew Gault (@andrew_gault) June 17, 2020
"Orbán and Trump are part of the ascendance of authoritarian nationalists around the world—from Brazil to Russia to Turkey to India to China to the Philippines." https://t.co/N4aA8rDQKh
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) June 17, 2020
Finally, five years ago…
Remembering the 9 people murdered at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston 5 years ago today. Praying for their families, communities, and city.
Let there be Love. pic.twitter.com/4AYIG4g9NI
— Be A King (@BerniceKing) June 17, 2020