HuffPost Politics: September 15th, 2017, Nancy Pelosi will not let the White House mansplain to her.
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May and London Mayor Sadiq Khan were quick to slam President Donald Trump’s response to Friday’s terror attack at a London tube station.
In a Friday morning Twitter rant, Trump speculated heavily about the perpetrators of a bomb attack that left at least 22 people injured. He referenced the so-called Islamic State, despite there being very little confirmed information about the bombing. He also used the incident as an excuse to push his U.S. travel ban on citizens from six Muslim-majority countries.
“I never think it’s helpful for anybody to speculate on what is an ongoing investigation,” May said on Friday.
“I’ve simply been too busy this morning to look at Twitter,” Khan said in response to a question by a British radio station about Trump’s tweets. “I’m not going to go there. My priority today is catch the individual or individuals responsible.”
“I’m hopefully the last person who’s speculating about these sort of things,” he added.
A police spokesperson told CNN that Trump’s comments on Scotland Yard were “pure speculation” and “unhelpful.”
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Nancy Pelosi will not let the White House mansplain to her. The House minority leader reportedly told the men at the table to zip it during her dinner with Trump.
Trump went after ESPN’s Jemele Hill after she called him a white supremacist, calling on her to “apologize for untruth.” White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has also attacked the ESPN host.
Harvard rescinded its invitation to Chelsea Manning to be a visiting fellow. The university’s decision to withdraw the fellowship invitation followed a day of public pressure.
Trump marveled at historic hurricanes — until someone brought up climate change. “We’ve had bigger storms than this,” the president told reporters Thursday, walking backing earlier assessments of Harvey and Irma.
Spokane County’s sheriff blamed everything except guns for a recent school shooting. Media, video games, parents, politicians — but not easy access to a deadly weapon.
Democrats are not budging in passing the DREAM Act. They view the bill, which would grant legal status to undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and are now undocumented ― so-called Dreamers ― as the best solution after Trump put hundreds of thousands of them at risk of deportation by ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.