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SEAN PENN: Trump was ‘Gunning People Down’ from The White House

The actor’s use of violent imagery comes as the nation faces a gun violence crisis that the liberal left has no answer for.

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Hollywood loves drama.  It’s a statement that should come with about as much shock as if someone told you that dirty diapers smell bad.

Actos in Tinsel Town are verbose, over-the-top, and dramatic for a living.  It’s in their blood, and it’s often the only way that they know how to communicate with the world outside of their Beverly Hills bubble.

Sure, some may act as though they are down-to-earth, “just happened to become an actor” types, but that, too, is very often a bit of acting in and of itself.

And so it should come as no surprise that, when it comes to expressing their opinions on a number of subjects, denizens of Hollywood have a hard time shutting off the dramatic spigot.

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Just take Sean Penn, for example.

Actor and activist Sean Penn declared the Trump administration’s coronavirus policies were no better than “gunning down” vulnerable communities “from a turret at the White House” at the Cannes Film Festival.

Speaking at the French film festival about his new film, Flag Day, Penn told the media of his efforts to continue observing coronavirus protocols as he filmed the movie. He also spoke about his efforts to sponsor vaccination and testing facilities in underserved communities.

Then came the supercharged sensationalism:

“We were — not only as a country but as a world – let down and openly neglected, misinformed. We had truth and reason assaulted under what was in all terms an obscene administration,” he exclaimed.

Penn went on to claim without giving examples that Trump’s policies were no less than murderous, saying, “when my team and I would come home from test and vaccinations sites at night, particularly during testing under Trump, to maddening news — it felt like someone with a machine gun gunning down communities that were most vulnerable from a turret at the White House.”

The malevolent imagery used by Penn comes at a time in which America is facing a crisis of violence that the liberal left seems to have no response for whatsoever.

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CNN Makes Absurd Claim About ‘Fake Electors’ Plot

Dig deeper, however, and you’ll find that this is simply a ‘one source said’ situation.

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When it comes to American politics, there is one thing that has become increasingly clear in the modern era:  Accuracy is not as impactful as a bodacious headline.

We are a nation bereft with drama, particularly as it pertains to our political sphere, and we are certainly suckers for hyperbole.  The mainstream media feeds of of this reality, whipping us into ever more fraught frenzies for the sake of ratings.

This week, the big “reveal” that CNN teased was some nigh-unbelievable plot regarding “fake electors” and Rudy Giuliani.

Officials on Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign, led by his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, oversaw efforts to put forward illegitimate electors from seven states that the former president lost, CNN reported on Thursday, citing three sources.

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There were multiple planning calls between campaign officials and Republican Party state operatives with Giuliani being involved in at least one call, one source said, in efforts to stop Joe Biden’s victory when Congress met on Jan 6, 2021.

Of course, “one source said” is not exactly a profound endorsement of such a wild claim, and should be taken at face value.

This didn’t stop CNN from running with the story, however, and it even prompted a tirade by Anderson Cooper in primetime.

 

When it comes to American politics, there is one thing that has become increasingly clear in the modern era:  Accuracy is not as impactful as a bodacious headline. We are a nation bereft with drama, particularly as it pertains to our political sphere, and we are certainly suckers for hyperbole.  The mainstream media feeds of of this reality, whipping us into ever more fraught frenzies for the sake of ratings. This week, the big “reveal” that CNN teased was some nigh-unbelievable plot regarding “fake electors” and Rudy Giuliani. Officials on Donald Trump’s 2020 campaign, led by his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, oversaw efforts to put forward illegitimate electors from seven states that the former president lost, CNN reported on Thursday, citing three sources. There were multiple planning calls between campaign officials and Republican Party state operatives with Giuliani being involved in at least one call, one source said, in efforts to stop Joe Biden’s victory when Congress met on Jan 6, 2021. Of course, “one source said” is not exactly a profound endorsement of such a wild claim, and should be taken at face value. This didn’t stop CNN from running with the story, however, and it even prompted a tirade by Anderson Cooper in primetime.  

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Major Conservative Personality Flips on 45: ‘Trump is Done!’

Are they really this out of tough with the Republican Party?

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On the right side of the aisle, there are few storylines as trite and tawdry as that of former President Donald Trump’s potential bid for reelection in 2024, and all of the strange circumstances that go along with it.

First, Trump is battling a number of challenges to his political career.  There is not only the January 6th select committee, that appears to be aiming their efforts at having Trump prosecuted in the coming months, but there is also the New York State Attorney General, who is investigating the Trump Organization and attempting to attack the former President through the targeting of his children. 

But now there are other issues for Trump, particularly as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appears to be posturing himself for a run at the GOP nomination himself.  Trump has been quoted as wondering why DeSantis won’t simply support his own efforts, and the Sunshine State lawmaker has responded brutally.

This has led one of America’s most recognizable conservative pundits to speak up.

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 Conservative pundit Ann Coulter is predicting the end of Donald Trump’s hegemony in the GOP, saying the former president “is done.”

“Trump is done,” Coulter, a onetime Trump booster turned critic, wrote in an email to The New York Times. “You guys should stop obsessing over him.”

Coulter’s comments came in an article published in the Times on Sunday about the mounting tensions between Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) amid speculation of a potential showdown for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

This wasn’t the first time that Coulter has attacked Trump in recent days.

Coulter pounced on Trump over those comments in a tweet last week calling the former president a “liar and con man.”

“EXCLUSIVE: Trump is demanding to know Ron DeSantis’s booster status, and I can now reveal it,” Coulter wrote. “He was a loyal booster when Trump ran in 2016, but then he learned our president was a liar and con man whose grift was permanent. I hope that clears things up.”

While this certainly may make it seem as though Trump is facing some sort of serious threat to his potential nomination, polls have nearly universally shown him as the odds-on favorite for the 2024 nomination, besting even DeSantis by a vast number of points.

On the right side of the aisle, there are few storylines as trite and tawdry as that of former President Donald Trump’s potential bid for reelection in 2024, and all of the strange circumstances that go along with it. First, Trump is battling a number of challenges to his political career.  There is not only the January 6th select committee, that appears to be aiming their efforts at having Trump prosecuted in the coming months, but there is also the New York State Attorney General, who is investigating the Trump Organization and attempting to attack the former President through the targeting of his children.  But now there are other issues for Trump, particularly as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis appears to be posturing himself for a run at the GOP nomination himself.  Trump has been quoted as wondering why DeSantis won’t simply support his own efforts, and the Sunshine State lawmaker has responded brutally. This has led one of America’s most recognizable conservative pundits to speak up.  Conservative pundit Ann Coulter is predicting the end of Donald Trump’s hegemony in the GOP, saying the former president “is done.” “Trump is done,” Coulter, a onetime Trump booster turned critic, wrote in an email to The New York Times. “You guys should stop obsessing over him.” Coulter’s comments came in an article published in the Times on Sunday about the mounting tensions between Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) amid speculation of a potential showdown for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination. This wasn’t the first time that Coulter has attacked Trump in recent days. Coulter pounced on Trump over those comments in a tweet last week calling the former president a “liar and con man.” “EXCLUSIVE: Trump is demanding to know Ron DeSantis’s booster status, and I can now reveal it,” Coulter wrote. “He…

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