By Bobby M.
In case you missed any of the news from June 2nd through June 4th, here is a brief recap regarding much of what happened. Not everything will have a hyperlink, so if you would like more information, please highlight and google it.
The biggest story this past weekend involved another ISIS planned terrorist attack in London that led to 7 deaths and 48 injuries. The attackers did this in two separate incidences with driving into a crowd with a vehicle and knife attacks. Trump took advantage of the attack to try and push his political agenda. The other big story of the weekend were the #MarchForTruth protests all over the country where people demanded the truth behind Russia’s connection to the Trump campaign. NBC apparently wanted to undercut it all by allowing Putin to lie all over the airwaves on Megyn Kelly’s new show debut. His biggest lie was how he tried to say U.S. hackers may have tried to frame Russia for election meddling.
The rest of what is listed below may have been harder to hear details about…
- Initial reports came out that Trump is considering the use of executive privilege to block James Comey’s public testimony before congress. Another report came out later that he will not do that because it would make things worse. But the mere fact it was even considered tells us the man should not lead this country
- A former editor for ‘The Observer’ (owned by Jared Kushner) stated on MSNBC that Trump never believed the Obama birtherism lines, but he only used them for attention based off the belief, “He just knows republicans are stupid and they’ll buy it.”
- Four Arab nations announced that they were severing diplomatic relations with Qatar, accusing their government of supporting terrorist organizations and stoking regional conflicts
- There was so much fallout regarding Trump pulling the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Accord all around the world, especially after fact-checkers referenced all of the lies he used in his speech about it
- The White House is softening its stance on U.S. investors mingling with Putin and allies, whereas before Trump took office, they used to caution all companies who potentially may do business in Russia ever since the Crimea invasion
- An all-star concert to raise funds for victims of the May 22 suicide bombing in Manchester, England was a roaring success
- Comedian Bill Maher caught alot of flack for using a racial slur during an interview with Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) on his HBO show. He later apologized for doing so in the mistaken context in which he used it
- Numerous arrests happened in Portland, OR where dueling protests overwhelmed the city between Trump supporters and those that want to combat discrimination
- A report came out that the White House has been telling federal agencies to blow off Democratic lawmakers’ oversight requests ever since they took office