Trump supporters left stranded by bus company — credit cards declined, buses don’t run without cash
Hundreds of Trump supporters this week were left stranded by bus company U.S. Coachways after the organizers for a “March for Trump” rally in Washington D.C. failed to pay them.
The Daily Beast’s Will Sommer reports that the Trump supporters had expected U.S. Coachways to pick them up and bring them to D.C. where they were set to rally against House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry. After the buses never showed up, however, Trump supporters claimed that the bus company was part of a “deep state” conspiracy aimed at silencing their voices.
In reality, U.S. Coachways’ chief marketing officer Joseph Heap tells Sommer, the company withheld the buses because multiple credit card payments made by Trump rally organizers were declined.
“We want to get people down there,” he said. “But unfortunately, payment is required.”
This did not stop Trump supporters from claiming that the company was part of a sinister plot to silence them, however.
“We are incredibly disappointed at US Coachways, their actions prevented hundreds of Americans from exercising their first amendment rights and to have their voices heard,” Women for America First, the organized behind the anti-impeachment rally, said in a statement.
Sommer reports that some Trump supporters took to social media to accuse U.S. Coachways of being part of a diabolical plot to overthrow in American government.
“Guess what, you lefty, soy-drinking latte pieces of sh*t: You’re not taking this country,” said one Trump supporter in a YouTube video posted this week. “It ain’t going to happen.”
GOP Representative decides Trump should be impeached — the “Ukraine server” conspiracy is horseshit.
Rep. Francis Rooney (R-OK) on Friday signaled that he was taking House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump far more seriously than many of his Republican colleagues.
During an interview with CNN’s Poppy Harlow, Rooney said he was very disturbed at the president’s efforts to prove a debunked conspiracy theory about Ukraine purportedly being behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee in 2016, despite the fact that all evidence that has been uncovered points directly to Russia as the true culprit.
Harlow then asked him what he made about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) comment that “all roads” in the Ukraine scandal lead back to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“I was skeptical of it, like most Republicans, but I have to say this business about the Ukraine server, which no one heard about until it was mentioned recently, tells me what are we trying to do, exculpate Russia?” he asked. “All of our trained intelligence officials have consistently corroborated that Russia was behind the election meddling, not Ukraine!”
Turkish foreign minister laughs his ass off at Trump’s tweets
Speaking to the BBC’s HARDtalk this Friday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu scoffed at the Trump administration’s threat of sanctions over his country’s military operation in northeast Syria, saying that the threat is the result of erratic confused messaging that’s not doing anything to help the situation.
Cavusoglu laughed and mocked Trump for his constant tweeting about various issues, including Turkey.
“Different voices, different positions are coming from the United States, because of the differences between the administration, the State Department, Pentagon, and this and that,” he said.
According to Cavusoglu, there was never a “green light” from the US for the invasion, claiming that the invasion was only launched after the US and the Kurds did not “honor their commitments,” leaving his country with no choice but to invade.
He also said that Trump’s sanctions were meaningless and Turkey has “taken enough measures” to ensure they have no effect on its economy.
Listen to the full interview at HARDtalk.