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Did President Donald Trump’s Secretary of State Call Same-Sex Marriage ‘Evil’?

On December 27, 2018, a brief video appeared to show Trump administration Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discussing homosexuality and referring to the Rapture, which according to certain sects of evangelical Christianity is the end of the world in which all “true believers,” dead or alive, ascend to Heaven: One of the “battles” Pompeo is […]

Did Trump Adviser Katrina Pierson Appear to Scold the Late John McCain for His Silence on Dossier?

A December 20, 2018 tweet from political operative Katrina Pierson was widely examined and commented on when its syntax made it appear that Pierson was chiding Sen. John McCain — who died the previous August — for his silence: Since everyone is just now realizing his staffers role in the #RussiaHoax We have been asking questions! John […]

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Does a ‘Newly Obtained’ Photograph Show Donald Trump, Jr. with Accused Spy Maria Butina?

On December 10, 2018, shortly after accused Russian intelligence asset Mariia Butina reportedly entered a plea deal with prosecutors for working as an unregistered agent of a foreign power, the Facebook page Occupy Democrats shared the following photograph showing Butina with Donald Trump, Jr.: Text overlaying the image read: Whatever you do, DON’T share this embarrassing […]

Did United States President Donald Trump Threaten to Withhold Disaster Funding from California?

Sizable wildfires burning up and down California in late 2018 left dozens of people dead, destroyed an entire Northern California town, Paradise, and the heat and speed of least two enormously destructive fires — the Woolsey Fire in the south of the state and the Camp Fire in the north — overwhelmed safety measures and firefighters: […]

Did United States President Donald Trump Praise an Elected Official Who Body Slammed Reporter?

In late October 2018, as the hideous story of journalist and United States resident Jamal Khashoggi‘s disappearance and suspected brutal murder at the behest of Saudi Arabia’s crown prince continued to unfold, the Trump administration and its allies appeared to brush off any sense of urgency about ongoing investigations. “My assessment from these meetings is that […]

Did President Donald Trump Board Air Force One With Paper Stuck to His Shoe?

A viral video making the social media rounds on October 4th, 2018 shows President Donald Trump carefully ascending the stairs to Air Force One on the tarmac in Minneapolis, Minnesota — with a piece of paper stuck to the back of his left shoe, then pausing at the top and waving before disappearing into the […]

Trump Administration Ends Visas to Unmarried Same-Sex Partners of Diplomats

On October 1, 2018, as much of the United States was preoccupied with stories about sexual assault, drinking, and fighting by a Supreme Court nominee, the Trump administration enacted a policy change affecting diplomats. A September 13 memo to United Nations staff laid out the changes: 3. Since 2009, the United Nations has been informed that […]