President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden were joined by former Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, and former First Ladies Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton at a ceremony in New York City commemorating the 20th anniversary of the deadly 9/11 attacks. Continue reading “On The 20th Anniversary Of The 9/11 Attacks”
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Three past presidents – Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush – came together to celebrate the inauguration of Joe Biden and delivered a message of unity.
“We have got to not just listen to folks we agree with, but listen to folks we don’t,” said Obama. “One of my fondest memories of the inauguration, was the grace and generosity that President Bush showed me, and Laura Bush showed Michelle.”
“I’m glad you’re there. And I wish you well,” Clinton said in his message to Biden. “You have spoken for us today. Now you will lead for us. And we’re ready to march with you. Good luck, God bless you.”
“I think the fact that the three of us are standing here talking about a peaceful transfer of power, speaks to the institutional integrity of our country,” Bush said during the taped message. “America’s a generous country, people of great hearts. All three of us were lucky to be the president of this country.”
Bush added: “Mr. President, I’m pulling for your success. Your success is our country’s success. God bless you.”
Sad to know that Donald Trump couldn’t bring himself to part of this message of unity. At several turns he could have chosen to take a high road. But he did not.
For years we’ve heard how Trump grew up in Queens wanting desperately to be accepted by the folks in Manhattan. Then he wanted to be accepted by Hollywood.
Had he accepted the true results of the election and honored tradition, he could have been a part of this very exclusive presidents club. Now? It will never happen.
— CNN (@CNN) January 21, 2021
According to the New York Times, the spouses and children of the two presidential candidates will not cross paths as they enter the third and final debate tonight in Las Vegas.
You’ll remember at the last debate, the Trump campaign attempted to seat past accusers of Bill Clinton in the Trump family VIP seating meaning he would have been face to face with the women at the top of the evening.
The Clinton side is not taking any chances at the final presidential debate, on Wednesday night in Las Vegas, and has apparently gained approval of a different protocol for the entry of the candidates’ spouses and families into the debate hall.
The new arrangement calls for the candidates’ spouses to enter the hall closer to their seats, rather than crossing the room, and each other’s paths. That would avoid any potential for confrontations, given Mr. Trump’s penchant for dramatic stunts.
On Tuesday, an aide to Mrs. Clinton declined to comment on the change, and aides to Mr. Trump did not respond to an email seeking comment. It is possible, of course, that further negotiations could result in a different arrangement, if both sides agree, by the time the debate begins at 9 p.m. Eastern.
But the unease over how the candidates’ families interact echoes that of the candidates themselves. At the debate in St. Louis, in a striking departure from tradition, Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Trump did not shake hands at the start, though they did at the conclusion of the 90 minutes.
Earlier this week, Attorney General Loretta Lynch found herself on the receiving end of a visit by former President Bill Clinton when their two planes happen to be parked at the same airport in Phoenix.
According to reports, the chat was about friends and grand kids, with no talk of any official business.
The impromptu face to face immediately drew raised eyebrows from the political spectrum since there is an ongoing investigation into Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server, and Lynch will weigh in heavily on the decision – depending on the investigators final report – on whether any charges might be brought in the aftermath of the investigation.
Today, Lynch assured reporters that she will accept the recommendations of the investigators, no matter the results of the findings.
Via Washington Post:
“I will be informed of those findings, as opposed to never reading them or never seeing them, but I will be accepting their recommendations and their plan for going forward,” Lynch said while speaking at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado.
The move, first reported by the New York Times, came amid an uproar over Lynch’s meeting this week with former U.S. President Bill Clinton while his wife, the presumptive Democratic nominee for the White House, was under federal investigation.
Lynch said she understands how her meeting with Bill Clinton “casts a shadow” over the perception of the Justice Department’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s email use.
The private meeting took place on Lynch’s plane after she landed in Phoenix on Monday night and Bill Clinton was leaving the airport after a rally for his wife earlier that day.
Lynch, appointed by Democratic U.S. President Barack Obama, told reporters earlier this week that she did not discuss the email investigation or other pending matters before the Justice Department with Bill Clinton, calling their meeting “primarily social.”
Presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump is doubling down on the thinking that bringing up decades-old allegations of sexual assault by Bill Clinton will somehow bring down Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the White House.
The Trumpster posted this video to his Instagram account with the caption, “Is Hillary really protecting women?”
Check the minor key music, the slow fade up of Bill Clinton with a cigar in his mouth, and then the sound of hysterical laughter apparently coming from Hillary.
First, Trump portrayed Hillary as “laughing” at the Benghazi attacks, and now he has her “laughing” at alleged sexual assaults?
This is really low class stuff, kids.
Over the weekend, with Hillary Clinton taking a quick trip to Michigan due to the Flint water fiasco, Bill Clinton stayed in New Hampshire to keep her campaign active.
In his appearances, Bill clearly stepped up his attacks on Hillary’s opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders.
I’m not a big fan of the tone things are starting to take, but then, politics is a contact sport.
Republican presidential contender Donald Trump called in to CNN’s New Day to toss some word salad regarding his renewed attacks on Bill Clinton saying the former president is “seedy” and “one of the great woman abusers of all time,”
Trump added that Hillary Clinton is somehow to blame for Bill’s past indiscretions calling her his “enabler.”
In Trump’s head, attacking Bill Clinton (who is not running for office) will somehow help him take out Hillary. In the past, such attacks have only served to shore up support for Hillary.
Last night, at the 2014 Human Rights Campaign Gala, former President Bill Clinton spoke to a packed house of LGBT advocates and activists.
During the speech, Clinton addressed the 3,000 attendees – thanking them for the “poetry and prose” of LGBT activism that he said helped transform the country in regard to LGBT rights and acceptance.
The fired-up crowd attending the Human Rights Campaign’s national dinner at Washington D.C.’s cavernous convention center was particularly enthusiastic whenever he mentioned Hillary Clinton, a likely 2016 Democratic candidate.
The former president noted her support for gay rights during her time at State, when she said that “gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights.”
HRC announced today that President Bill Clinton will deliver the keynote address at the 18th Annual HRC National Dinner to be held on Saturday, October 25, 2014, in Washington, DC.
“President Bill Clinton is a transformational leader for our nation and the world,” said HRC President Chad Griffin. “His ability to build partnerships around the globe and harness the power of human potential is truly remarkable, and we are thrilled he will be returning as our keynote speaker for our national dinner.”
The dinner is sold out and expected to draw over 3,000 guests.
(via press release)