Saturday, November 26

Tag: Presidency of Donald Trump


Bobby Kotick Donates To Republican Who Protested 2020 Election

Rep. Mike Garcia on the campaign trailPhoto: Myung J. Chun (Getty Images)While it’s normal for prominent business people to donate to both sides of the political aisle—so that whoever wins an election they can call in some favours—as the Republican Party lurches further to the right, some of the candidates being supported are deserving of a bit more scrutiny than usual.As Axios reports, the race for a US House seat in California’s 27th District—part of the city of Los Angeles—is expected to go down to the wire on Tuesday, after the 2020 election saw Rep. Mike Garcia win by just 333 votes. His rival this week (as it was in 2020) is Democrat Christy Smith, and to help the incumbent over the line, three wealthy donors have handed Garcia $50,000.One of those three donors is Activision CEO Bobb...
Bob Woodward on Donald Trump: “He is a threat to democracy”

Bob Woodward on Donald Trump: “He is a threat to democracy”

For nine months back in 2020, when the phone rang at Bob Woodward's Georgetown home, there was a good chance it was a call he didn't want to miss: White House operator: "Mr. Woodward, the president..."Trump: "Hi, Bob!"Woodward noted, "The phone would ring; is it a robocall, or is it Trump?" Sometimes Woodward's wife, journalist Elsa Walsh, answered the calls, which came day or night. She joked, "I sort of say – like Princess Diana – that there were three people in this marriage: Bob, me, and Donald Trump. And it was sort of never-ending."Woodward scattered tape recorders around the house, to be ready for the surprise calls. Operator: "Go ahead, Mr. President. You are connected."Trump: "Hi, Bob!"Woodward: "Sir, how are you?"And Donald Trum...