Ilhan Omar: how Democrats responded to Trump’s 9/11 attack

Among presidential candidates and party leaders, the more progressive were quicker to defend the Minnesota congresswoman On Saturday, Donald Trumps responses, condemning the president without mentioning Omars name. Some contenders, including former Vice-President Joe Biden and New Jersey senator Cory Booker, did not tweet any comment in the 24 hours that followed Trumps Fox News commentators and Republican even that her religious beliefs are antithetical to the United States constitution. Heres a look at how Democratic presidential candidates responded on Friday and Saturday: First few hours The first responses to Trumps attack came from Michigan congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, the other Muslim woman in Congress, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the freshman congresswoman from New York, a rising progressive star. Both called on …

Amy Klobuchar tells ‘dirty joke’ about Robert Kraft prostitution charge

Presidential hopeful speaks to Gridiron dinner in Washington, where Ivanka Trump says father enjoys poking fun at the press Amy Klobuchar, the US senator from Minnesota who is a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020, was her partys speaker at the 134th annual Gridiron Club and Foundation dinner in Washington on Saturday night. Klobuchar promised the audience of politicians and media figures at the Renaissance Washington Hotel her remarks would be shorter than a Robert Kraft visit to the Orchids day spa. Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots and a friend of Donald Trump, has been the New York Times reported on what it called a $3bn-a-year sex industry that relies on pervasive secrecy, close-knit ownership …