More quotes, tweets, and articles from around the Web
From President Trump earlier today
I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2020
This is from the same president who reminded us last July 4th of the important role our airports played during the Revolutionary War.
Hey, who said there are no sports on television? Professional wrestling is back -- it's an "essential business"
Why did the Governor of Florida deem the WWE to be an essential business? We've got a theory, and it involves millions of dollars spent to reelect Trump. https://t.co/ALlHUkmjTN— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) April 22, 2020
From that article:
WWE co-founder Linda McMahon previously served in Trump’s cabinet and is currently serving as chair of pro-Trump super PAC, America First Action. Additionally, the April 9 memorandum deeming WWE an “essential service” was issued the same day America First Action announced a $18.5 million dollar ad buy for Tampa and Orlando.
Whatever happened to the former head of the EPA, Scott Pruitt, who resigned over ethical lapses?
Remember Scott Pruitt?— Citizens for Ethics (@CREWcrew) April 21, 2020
Well, a coal company he lobbied for got $10 million from a federal loan program intended to rescue faltering small businesses during coronavirus.
This is the revolving door at work.https://t.co/TmBlTQpgDA
As the Post article describes:
A coal company based in Indiana received $10 million from a federal loan program intended to rescue faltering small businesses from the economic ravages of the coronavirus pandemic.
But Hallador Energy has several hundred more employees than the standard firm awarded money under the $2 trillion stimulus bill. And it has at least two important ties to the Trump administration: Scott Pruitt, the former Environmental Protection Agency administrator, was hired last year to lobby for the publicly traded firm in Indiana; and the company’s former government relations director now works at the Energy Department.
Yes, things do look bad in North Korea
Things look bad in North Korea, if intelligence reports are to be believed. They have a brain-dead leader, who is failing to deal with the pandemic and spends upwards 2 hours a day muttering incoherently in televised addresses.— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) April 21, 2020
And from The Onion
Psychologists: So-Called ‘Dr. Fauci’ Just A Figment Of Nation’s Collective Imagination https://t.co/7F4qEKJdtC pic.twitter.com/CzefrZS8WU— The Onion (@TheOnion) April 22, 2020