Pres. Obama Condemns Brussels Terror Attack, GOP Presidential Candidates Criticize POTUS For Remaining In Cuba
President Barack Obama condemned the terror attack in Brussels and defended his decision to stay in Cuba to attend a Major League Baseball exhibition. As a result of Mr. Obama’s decision all 3 Republican Presidential candidates decided to heap tons of criticism on the President for not returning to Washington.
Donald Trump’s anti-Obama comments during his address at this year’s AIPAC conference sparked a social media firestorm and prompted the president of the organization to issue an apology.
The GOP front-runner said, “With President Obama in his final year, yay!” Later during his remarks, Trump added President Barack Obama “may be the worst thing to happen to Israel.”
AIPAC President Lillian Pinkus and four other leaders from the organization stood together on stage on Tuesday to apologize for Trump’s comments on Monday evening.
Pinkus appeared visibly shaken and, while holding back tears, said:
“From the moment this conference began, until this moment, we have preached a message of unity. We have said, in every way we can think of: Come together. But last evening, something occurred which has the potential to drive us apart, to divide us. We say, unequivocally, that we do not countenance ad hominem attacks, and we take great offense to those that are levied against the president of the United States of America from our stage.”
Did Bill Clinton Attack President Obama’s “Awful Legacy” During A Recent Rally?
During a recent campaign rally former President Bill Clinton apparently slammed President Barack Obama for having an “awful legacy.”
The former president is quoted as saying: “If you believe we can rise together, if you believe we’ve finally come to the point where we can put the awful legacy of the last eight years behind us and the seven years before that, where we were practicing trickle-down economics, then you should vote for her.”
Black Student Leader Says AIPAC Disinvited Him For Taking Part In A Protest Against Hillary Clinton
Da’Shaun Harrison, vice president of the NAACP chapter at Morehouse College says he was disinvited from this year’s AIPAC conference after learning he had previously taken part in a protest against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
New Political Caucus To Champion The Causes Of Black Women & Girls
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman recently sat down with Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, to discuss the launch of the Congressional Caucus on Black Women and Girls. This new political caucus is devoted to public policy that eliminates significant barriers and disparities experienced by Black Women.
Congresswoman Coleman explained women of color are “subjected to a lot of disparities” ranging from education, economics, social issues, and health care, and are victims of violence, sexual assault, and police misconduct.
Rep. Coleman told Martin, “Just like we are looking at our Brother’s Keeper as a focus on young Black men — young and old actually and what happens to them in our society — we have not done the same with women.”
All that and more in this edition of the NewsOne Now Audio Podcast.