Sean Spicer Resigns As Trump's Press Secretary
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Sean Spicer Resigns As Trump's Press Secretary

Spicey out.

After a six-month tenure, Sean Spicer has resigned his position as the White House Press Secretary. I'm gonna be honest, my first thought was, "Noooo, does this mean no more Spicey SNL bits from Melissa McCarthy?" ...I'm sure Saturday Night Live writers are going to have a field day with this one.

Now, you may be asking... why the heck did Sean Spicer resign? You may have noticed that Spicer hasn't been in the public eye as much recently, and that's because he had assumed the role of both press secretary and communications director. Well, today it was announced that Anthony Scaramucci, a New York financer, would be taking over that role, of course by the appointment of President Trump. He was offered the job this morning.

According to sources close to the White House, Spicer very much disagreed with and was very upset with Scaramucci's hiring, telling President Trump that it was a "huge mistake". There was a White House meeting that took place this morning where Scaramucci's hiring was to be announced. Spicer decided to resign right before the meeting.

In a way, I kind of feel bad for Sean Spicer. Sure, we all like to laugh and make jokes when we see those "Spicey" skits on Saturday nights, but in the end he had a really difficult job. Let's not forget, he was Donald Trump's press secretary. Meaning he had to more or less defend and explain some of Donald Trump's choices not only when it came to policy, but also his controversial statements as well, which would be no walk in the park for anyone.

Best of luck to you, Sean Spicer. We'll see how this whole thing unfolds, and if Trump's selection of Anthony Scaramucci really is a big mistake.


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Trump's Move to Fundraise from the Perspective of a Trump Supporter

Making America great again, with other people's money.


Last week, Republican front runner Donald Trump appointed Steve Mnunich, a former Goldman Sachs partner, as his national finance chairman and announced he was now going to fundraise for his campaign.

Clearly, from the title of this piece, there is no question that I'm a Trump supporter. I've supported him at rallies and been an avid believer in making America great again since the beginning. However, I'm struggling to figure out my feelings on Trump's recent move to begin fundraising for his campaign.

His stump speech up until this point has been preaching that he "was not going to take any money" and that he "couldn't be bought," so it came as somewhat of a surprise that the Republican front runner was now looking to raise money for the general election.

While I understand his reasoning behind the move, the general election is a new game after all, I'm also struggling with the fact that Trump went back on a platform he built a good amount of his candidacy on. There are two sides to every story and here are my thoughts on both.

Let's first address my reasoning for wanting to defend Trump in his switch to fundraise for the election. We have to understand that Trump is facing the Clinton machine in this general election. While his campaign trail prior to the primary elections may have done just fine without the support of fundraising, he's now made it to the big leagues.

He is no longer fighting for his spot in the general elections and his spot as the Republican party's front runner; he's already gotten that. He is now officially fighting for the presidency.

He's running against Clinton who has has raised, according to the New York Times' Which Presidential Candidates are Winning the Money Race?, 262.7 million dollars in support of her campaign, while Trump has only 51.4 million dollars in support of his campaign (49.3 million raised by him).

If he wants to be an even match to Clinton he's going to have to raise that number substantially. Fundraising will not only help Trump hopefully raise campaign donations to at least somewhere near Clinton's level, it will also help show voters that people do in fact support Trump..

However, there is the other half of me struggling with this simply for the fact that he's essentially going back on his word up until this point. When you think of ideal traits for a presidential candidate, you think reliability and trustworthiness. Going back on a statement you so heavily sold does make me question both of those characteristics.

The situation as a whole is something that can be gotten over. Trump made the decision he made and while yes, I may question it to a point, I do understand why he made the choice to move to fundraising. I'm still in full support of making America great.

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Real Talk |  Source: John Suder

Spicer Says Press Will Decide Where Trump Donates His Salary

Can you say, "Planned Parenthood"?

During the election campaign, Donald Trump insisted that he would not accept a salary if he were elected. Once he won the presidency, he again repeated the claim.

However, according to federal law, the president must be given monthly payments totaling at $400,000. Therefore, instead of keeping the money he is required to be paid, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said that Trump will donate his salary at the end of the year to a charity.

The charity has not yet been decided, so Spicer called on journalists to help determine where the donation should go at the end of the year.

"The way that we can avoid scrutiny is to let the press corps determine where it should go," Spicer said on the Monday, March 13 briefing, resulting in laughs from the press.

There has been no remark or proof of this donation from President Trump yet.

Journalists are taking up Spicer's offer on Twitter and are proposing possible charities, such as Planned Parenthood, Fisher House, Committee to Protect Journalists, and Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors.


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Real Talk |  Source: HuffingtonPost.com

Gronk Crashes Sean Spicer's Press Briefing

We live in Gronk's world.

I guess we were so close to being able to say "Assistant White House Press Secretary Rob Gronkowski" for the day.

The actual press secretary, Sean Spicer, was doing a press briefing when the New England Patriots tight end came out and offered Spicer a hand in help. The Patriots are visiting the White House today to celebrate their Super Bowl LI victory.

Regardless of whether or not you love Gronk, or the Patriots, I can agree with Spicer here when he says "That was awesome."

And honestly, let's face it. The Trump administration may be in charge here. The Kim dynasty may be heading North Korea. And Theresa May may be heading England as the prime minister.

But we live in Gronk's world.

Let's just recap all of the headlines Gronk has made within the past month or so.

First there was him crashing WWE events and helping old teammate and good friend Mojo Rawley (real name Dean Muhtadi) at WrestleMania 33, and then again at a recent Smackdown Live.

So maybe you'd think Gronk could be a wrestler after his NFL career is over.

But then again, maybe he'd make a good rapper?

Well...maybe not. But would anyone try to stop him? And would anyone be successful in trying to prevent New Englanders from getting to said songs produced by Gronk? I highly doubt it.

But if there's one thing Gronk does best, it's party. Oh, and not wear a shirt of course.

Because if Rob Gronkowski was the leader of the world, or at least President of the U.S., partying would be mandatory and shirts would be optional (guess that's saying "screw you no shirt, no shoes, no service.")

G & G Music Factory ?? (Rob Gronkowski & David Guetta)

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Any calls for Gronk in the 2020 Presidential Election yet?

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Why I'm Still Upset About Trump

An open letter to Donald Trump and his supporters.

Ever since Trump was sworn in on Friday, January 20, the nation has been in a continuous state of fear, unease and melancholy.

Regardless of who you voted for in the 2017 election, you cannot deny the effect Trump has had on the people of the U.S.--especially on minority groups.

The media has covered the numerous times President Trump has single-handedly targeted minority groups, whether it be through his words, tweets or executive orders. As stated in an article by Time, Trump has set multiple executive orders that blatantly affect minorities.

If you are up to date with the Trump presidency, you are probably aware of how Trump has targeted Muslims, women, African Americans, Hispanics and many more.

As an Asian-American woman, I can say that I have felt offended and nervous for how Trump has the ability to alter important aspects of my life and the lives of many others.

For example, as Sean Spicer told reporters: "I think the president, it's no secret, has made it very clear that he's a pro-life president." And that is exactly the case. Just three days into his presidency, Trump signed to adopt the Mexico City policy or "global gag rule," which puts a stop on all federal funds in support of international NGOs that offer and promote abortions.

Similarly, the Trump Administration had passed a law on April 13 that revokes the protection of Title X patients and their ability to access "family planning health care" and rights to abortions. Approximately four million low income people rely on Title X for their health care.

Additionally, on March 27, Trump had revoked Obama's Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order, which protected women by including rules on "paycheck transparency and a ban on forced arbitration clauses for sexual harassment, sexual assault or discrimination claims."

Not only has Trump dictated women's healthcare and personal healthcare decisions, but he has also blatantly discriminated against women's rights in the workplace.

If you're a Trump supporter, you're probably thinking, "These acts don't even concern/affect you," and actually, you're quite wrong.

By having an openly racist, sexist and homophobic President, the country is allowing and accepting such behavior and is setting an accepted example of how the country should run: under the rich, white man's power. By placing Trump on such a high pedestal of power, other rich white men will begin to feel that they, too, have the ability to act in the same way.

So yes, Trump's presidency does affect me (and many others like me) and our futures. My future boss may be a wealthy, white, upper class male and may believe that the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order does not apply, and that sexual assault in the workplace is acceptable.

Additionally, women should not have to rely on men to determine their healthcare; more specifically, by men who do not give a damn about women's healthcare.

A lot of progress was made during Obama's presidency, but it seems we are taking huge steps back all because of the Trump Administration in 2017. Whether or not you agree with me, you have to admit that regression is not what the country needs or deserves. The U.S. has to move forward and accept positive change to be a role model nation for the rest of the world.

If you are a woman who supports Trump and are not afraid for your future, then congrats and good luck. But if you're someone like me--someone who wants to fight for and protect their rights, then keep speaking up, keep fighting, keep marching.

We cannot let a man dictate our world.

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Real Talk |  Source: Adam Rae

Trump Says We Can't Make Mistakes Before Making A Mistake

"I don't make mistakes."

This is such a classic Trump moment.

Not one that will be remembered forever, but one that we will cherish now and is so perfectly him. He is going on and on about how he does everything live and how he doesn't make mistakes, then he goes on to immediately make a mistake by calling the guy next to him by the wrong name. Perfect.

To the credit of "Ken" (see: Chuck), he plays it off beautifully.

Maybe there is a reason everyone doesn't do it your way, Donald.