Trump news today: Bannon orders his supporters to ‘dismantle the illegitimate Biden regime’

Former US President Donald Trump addresses the crowd at a rally in South Carolina

Far-right extremist and sometimes Trump adviser Steve Bannon appeared in US District Court yesterday where the contempt of Congress case brought against him by the January 6 committee is being heard.

On a Gettr live stream from outside the building, he told his followers, “It’s just noise. We are committed to bringing down the illegitimate Biden regime and stopping it in its tracks every day of the week. And we are doing a very good job. »

On a busy day in Washington, Donald Trump used Volodymyr Zelensky’s virtual address to Congress to brag about his supposed rescue of the NATO alliance – despite his history of derogatory remarks about the ‘alliance.

“People forget so quickly, with the help of Fake News, that I was the one who got the 20 delinquent NATO countries out of 28 to start paying the money they owed to rebuild a troubled NATO “said the former president.

Meanwhile, Donald Trump Jr has been mocked on social media after suggesting his father join US NATO allies for high-stakes talks on the war in Ukraine.

He said sending President Joe Biden to the talks would “further embolden our enemies” while his father would “do something.”

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St. Patrick’s Day: Irish Prime Minister’s Covid-19 affair muddies DC celebrations

President Joe Biden’s plans to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day were scrambled on Thursday after Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin tested positive for Covid-19.

Biden was supposed to welcome Mr Martin for a day of festivities, but those events have been revamped as the Irish leader isolates himself at Blair House opposite the White House.

The two leaders held a virtual bilateral meeting and Mr. Martin will take part in the “Annual Friends of Ireland Luncheon” at the Capitol which Mr. Biden attended.

The president will go ahead with a reception at the White House scheduled for Thursday evening, but Mr. Martin will not attend.

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 17, 2022 6:31 p.m.

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Zelensky staffer praises Biden’s support for Ukraine

Andriy Yermak, Volodymyr Zelensky’s bureau chief, followed a CNN interview with a message of thanks for Joe Biden — a message that waters down some Republicans’ claims about him and his predecessor…

Andrew NaughtyMarch 17, 2022 6:00 p.m.

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ICYMI: Hardcore Republican tries to salvage its endorsement from Trump

Mo Brooks, a congressman from Alabama who spoke at the White House rally on Jan. 6, 2021, posted an ad bragging about his pride in taking part in the event — a move that comes just after Mr Trump said in an interview that he was “disappointed” in his staunch ally and was considering reallocating his support to a challenger.

Eric Garcia has the story:

Andrew NaughtyMarch 17, 2022 5:30 p.m.

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Alyssa Farah Griffin: ‘I never want to see this man be president again’

Alyssa Farah Griffin, Trump’s former White House director of strategic communications, was asked to host ABC View this week to give a conservative angle to the show’s daily discussions.

In Thursday’s edition, she reiterated her opposition to former President Donald Trump being a candidate again.

“As someone who unfortunately worked for Donald Trump, I never want to see this man be president again,” she said.

“I want to see credible Republicans who represent the party I was once so proud to challenge,” Ms. Farah continued. “Put on a Larry Hogan [governor of Maryland] on stage against him.

She added, “Larry Hogan can’t win this year, but show what a real credible Republican looks like.”

Olivier O’ConnellMarch 17, 2022 5:16 p.m.

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Will Mar-a-Lago survive climate change?

Donald Trump recently started joking that rising sea levels are actually good news for him because it will “create more beachfront properties”, a typically insensitive interpretation of an issue that threatens millions more Florida residents with risk of disaster and/or displacement. .

But for all his playful rhetoric, Mr Trump himself is vulnerable to rising waters, living as he does at his low-lying resort at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach – where two-thirds of all properties are designated as “a special property”. flood zone” by FEMA.

Louise Boyle has this report on what the climate emergency could mean for the president’s sunny lair.

Andrew NaughtyMarch 17, 2022 5:00 p.m.

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Voter Fraud Conspiracy Theories: What’s Happening in Wisconsin?

Much of the Wisconsin Republican Party not only bought into Donald Trump’s lie that the 2020 election was stolen, but also pushed for an official investigation into the non-existent fraud that allegedly threw their state at Joe Biden.

With Mr. Trump himself making wildly exaggerated claims about what this investigation found, the Milwaukee Journal SentinelMolly Beck has this rundown of the divisions between relatively moderate party leaders, who approve of the idea of ​​widespread voter fraud but don’t call for the vote to be thrown out, and their more zealous colleagues and supporters.

Andrew NaughtyMarch 17, 2022 4:30 p.m.

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Bannon orders his supporters to ‘dismantle the illegitimate Biden regime’

Far-right extremist and sometimes Trump adviser Steve Bannon appeared in US District Court yesterday where the contempt of Congress case brought against him by the January 6 committee is being heard – and on live stream of Gettr from outside the building, he had this to say to his followers:

“It’s all just noise. We are committed to bringing down the illegitimate Biden regime and stopping it in its tracks every day of the week. And we are doing a very good job. »

Mr Bannon, who has also called for “a populist and nationalist uprising at the ballot box to overthrow the Democratic Party”, is under investigation for his alleged dealings with various actors during the January 6 riot – the eve of which he told his podcast listeners that “all hell is going to break loose”.

John Bowden has the story.

Andrew NaughtyMarch 17, 2022 4:00 p.m.

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Liz Cheney accuses Marjorie Taylor Greene of siding with the Kremlin

In a video statement addressing the nation, Marjorie Taylor Greene warned against the United States going to war with Russia, suggesting it would not be like any conflict in Iraq or Afghanistan.

“This is an 8-year-old conflict in which peace agreements have been routinely violated by both sides,” the Republican representative from Georgia warned.

In response, Rep. Liz Cheney called out her Republican counterpart in Georgia for siding with the invading nation.

“Only the Kremlin and their useful idiots would call this ‘a conflict in which peace accords have been violated by both sides,'” Ms Cheney tweeted on Thursday.

The centerpiece of the speech, however, is Ms Greene’s repetition of a line of disinformation at the top of the Kremlin: that the 2014 protests that toppled Ukraine’s pro-Russian president were actually a cover for a coup of state backed by the United States.

Read more about Ms Greene’s latest speech below…

Andrew NaughtyMarch 17, 2022 3:32 p.m.

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ICYMI: Why Putin has the support of the American far right

From the war comes the weirdest talk, and the weirdest of the weird when it comes to Ukraine is the Republican Party’s affection for Putin, writes The IndependentIt’s Holly Baxter.

The main voice of conservatism in America has somehow fractured along lines that no time traveler from the 1960s, 70s, 80s or 90s would believe. His analysis explains why so many on the far right favor a Russian version of events, even as many of them are keen to distance themselves from claims that they are essentially Russian propagandists.

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In an emailed statement Thursday, sent through Mr. Trump’s fundraising arm, Save America, he called the GOP congresswoman “terrible,” “mean” and ” disloyal,” and berates her bread-and-butter broadcaster — Fox News — for including her on their airwaves.



Fox News features South Carolina’s terrible Nancy Mace at every opportunity. Fox board member (too bad!) Paul Ryan pushes her so hard it’s ridiculous. She’s mean, disloyal, and bad for the Republican Party. His opponent, Katie Arrington, is wonderful and will do a much better job for South Carolina and the Republican Party. Katie Arrington has my complete and total approval!

Statement by Donald Trump

Andrew NaughtyMarch 17, 2022 2:30 p.m.

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