WATCH: Trump Bemoans Deadly Hurricane for Stomping on “Ratings” for Sheriff Joe Pardon

Just when you think Donald Trump can’t be any more of a disgusting human-being, he finds a way to sink even lower. This afternoon, Trump admitted he saw coverage of a deadly hurricane that is still, as we speak, wrecking havoc on Texas and Louisiana as an opportunity for higher ratings of a pardon for racist Joe Arpaio. The pardon, meanwhile, was decried by both Republicans and Democrats as it represented an unprecedented abuse of power and break from Justice Department protocol.

Watch Trump’s offensive comments here:  

Trump: “Well a lot of people think it was the right thing to do, John, and actually in the middle of the hurricane even though it was a Friday evening, I assumed the ratings would be far higher than they would be normally you know the hurricane was just starting and I put out it that I had […]

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Editorials Roundup: Quadrupled-Down Week

This week, President Trump quadrupled-down on his divisive, disgusting, and woefully inadequate comments about the white supremacists who marched in Charlottesville and the death of Heather Heyer.  

Can Trump think about anything other than himself and his own ego? Editorial boards across the country answered this week in a resounding “no.” From flirting to a pardon for Sheriff Joe Arpaio, to new petty feuds with Senators in his own party, to threatening a government shutdown if Congress won’t give him the money to pay for his border wall, this was a banner week for the Trump White House. What a time to be alive.


St. Louis Post-Dispatch: America must openly consider Trump’s fitness for office

Big egos come with the job. But it requires the ability to set ego aside in service of the nation’s good. Trump shows few indications that he’s capable of […]

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Sanders Questions: Two Days In A Row, Lucky Us Edition

On-camera press briefings two days in a row? It’s almost like this is a real, functioning White House. Almost. American Bridge Rapid Response Director Emily Aden calls on White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders to answer the following questions: 

1. Will you confirm Gary Cohn’s promise that tax reform will be done by the end of the year? 

2. What is President Trump going to do to address the fact that the housing market plummeted to an eleven-month low in July? 

3. Isn’t $7,100 a lot to spend on luxury toilets for the Secret Service to accommodate President Trump on his vacations to Bedminster? 

4. After promising to treat Dreamers (young people brought to this country as children) with “great heart,” why is this administration now threatening to end the program that keeps them in this country? Is the White House concerned about taking this step at a time when racial tensions are so high […]

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WATCH: Matt Lauer Calls Pence Out For Defending Trump’s Support for neo-Nazis, KKK

After Mike Pence repeatedly dodged, ducked, deflected and danced around questions about Donald Trump’s defense of neo-Nazis, KKK, and other violent white supremacists who rioted in Charlottesville, Today Show host Matt Lauer called out the Vice President for continuing to defend the indefensible.  Lauer noted Trump’s comments have been denounced by Republicans, business leaders, and military officers — nearly everyone except for the Vice President, further illustrating that there’s no daylight between Trump and Pence. 

“There’s no daylight between Trump and Pence, particularly when it comes to turning a blind eye to white supremacists,” said American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah.  “Trump’s racism is officially defining his administration, destroying his legislative agenda, and it exposing Mike Pence’s own moral failings along the way.”

Watch the full segment here.

Lauer: Let me ask you about other items in the news. Mr. Vice President, have you ever met a neo-Nazi or […]

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Report: Trump Still Ripping Off GOP Donors For Millions

“Donald Trump will go down in history as one of the most corrupt politicians to ever step foot in Washington and this is just the latest example. Never before has someone so blatantly profited of off their position in government, and it goes to prove the obvious: Trump cares about nothing except his own bank account.” –Brad Bainum, American Bridge spokesperson. 

Washington Post: Republican committees have paid nearly $1.3 million to Trump-owned entities this year

By Matea Gold and Anu Narayanswamy, 8/21/17

The Republican National Committee paid the Trump International Hotel in Washington $122,000 last month after the party held a lavish fundraiser at the venue in June, the latest example of how GOP political committees are generating a steady income stream for President Trump’s private business, new Federal Election Commission records show.

At least 25 congressional campaigns, state parties and the Republican Governors Association have together spent more than $473,000 at […]

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Editorials Roundup: “America’s bigot in chief”

President Trump once again showed his true colors this week in the aftermath of a domestic terrorist attack in Charlottesville, VA that led to death of 32 year-old Heather Heyer. Instead of strongly denouncing the acts of terrorism committed by white supremacists and neo-Nazi sympathizers, Trump equated the racist white nationalists, KKK members, and neo-Nazis who marched in support of a Confederate monument to the peaceful counter-protesters like Heyer who came to show the world their city is not hateful.

Of course, this isn’t new behavior from President Trump. He has long shown us who he is,what he represents and whose side he’s really on. Nevertheless, editorial boards across this country urged their readers this week to stand up and condemn the misplaced hate and flagrant racism that Trump and his white supremacist followers are spewing.


Chicago Sun-Times: Why won’t Republicans call out Trump on North Korea?

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American Bridge Statement on Steve Bannon 

American Bridge Vice President Shripal Shah released the following statement after it was reported that Steve Bannon has left his position in the White House as Donald Trump’s chief strategist: 

“Steve Bannon should’ve never been on White House payroll in the first place and his departure doesn’t mean much. Trump is still going to empower white supremacists with his rhetoric, with Stephen Miller, Sebastian Gorka, and countless there cheering him on. Until Republicans collectively take a firm stand against Trump’s bigotry, nothing is going to change.”

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New Video Overlays Trump’s Words with Charlottesville Violence 

Video is accompanied by 45-page report detailing Trump Administration’s ties to white supremacists

A new 30-second video entitled “Both Sides” from Bridge Project pairs President Donald Trump’s own words and record with images of the violence and hate he defended this week.  As video of the neo-Nazis, KKK, and other violent white supremacists who rioted in Charlottesville over the weekend plays across the screen, Trump is heard defending them as “very fine people.”

The video is accompanied by a new, 45-page report, “Uniting the Right: The Trump Administration & White Supremacists,” that outlines how Trump has stacked his administration with extremists who have similar ties and support for white supremacists. Starting with his comments at Trump Tower this week, it works backward towards his inauguration in January, chronicling actions like his administration shifting funding away from anti-white supremacists organizations and appointing officials with their own record of bigotry.

Watch “Both Sides,” here.
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Trump Stands With White Supremacists

All across the country, Americans woke up this morning to the front page news that President Trump once again defended white supremacists, neo-Nazis, and the KKK and their violent march in Charlottesville, VA. Again, President Trump blamed violence on “both sides,” remarks that earned him the thanks and praise of white supremacist leaders like David Duke and Richard Spencer

Here’s a sampling of today’s front pages: 

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Editorial Boards Across The Country Condemn Trump Response To White Supremacists

All across the country, editorial boards have been slamming President Trump’s failed response to the events in Charlottesville, VA — and that was BEFORE his Trump Tower press conference today, where he doubled down on his support for white supremacists, KKK members, and neo-Nazis marching in protest of removing a Confederate statue. First, Trump claimed violence occurred on “many sides,” then he briefly corrected under intense pressure, but he today again reverted back to his disgusting defense of those who brought violence to the city, leaving Heather Heyer and two Virginia State Troopers dead and many others injured.

It is clear when it comes to white supremacists whose side President Trump is really on and Americans everywhere are watching.

San Francisco Chronicle: Trump’s resounding silence on bigotry

On Monday, at long last, President Trump named “the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists” and other tiki-torch-brandishing dead-enders whose Robert E. […]

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