Trump to Meet with Families of Victims of Texas Shooting; Harvard Student Paper Calls Out School's Liberal Bias
By: StaffMay 31, 2018
Here is the Daily Briefing for Thursday, May 31, where we round up the day's biggest headlines for your perusal. Take a look.

Trump to meet with families of victims of Texas shooting

President Donald Trump will be meeting with the families of the victims of the Santa Fe school shooting during a visit to Texas today. White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders made the announcement at the White House briefing Wednesday. "He will meet with the families of the victims from the tragic school shooting at Santa Fe high school to personally offer his condolences and support," she said.

Trump will pardon Dinesh D'Souza

President Trump announced in a Thursday morning tweet that he would issue a full pardon to controversial conservative filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza, who pled guilty in 2014 to a felony charge of illegally making contributions to a California Senate campaign. Trump tweeted, “Will be giving a Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza today. He was treated very unfairly by our government!”


Trump announces that he did not fire Comey over Russia

President Trump claimed Thursday he did not fire James Comey as FBI director over the Russia investigation. "Not that it matters but I never fired James Comey because of Russia! The Corrupt Mainstream Media loves to keep pushing that narrative, but they know it is not true!" he tweeted. However, last year, Trump cited investigations into Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election in explaining his decision to fire Comey. “Regardless of recommendation, I was going to fire Comey,” Trump said during an interview on "NBC Nightly News," insisting "there was no good time to do it."


Twitter erupts after Trump tweets Kim Kardashian photo

Twitter users lost their cool after President Trump tweeted a photo from his Oval Office prison reform meeting with reality TV star Kim Kardashian West on Wednesday. “Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing,” Trump tweeted along with a picture of the reality star. Users responded to the picture of the unlikely pair with comedic commentary and references to Trump’s highly anticipated meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Kardashian West met with Trump on Wednesday to discuss prison reform. She specifically advocated for Alice Marie Johnson, a 62-year-old woman who was convicted of a nonviolent drug offense and is now serving a life sentence without parole.


Pompeo meets with N. Korea's Kim Yong Chol to talk summit plans

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting with North Korean Vice Chairman of the Central Committee Kim Yong Chol today to discuss the prospect of reviving next month's summit between the U.S. and North Korea. Pompeo and Kim arrived in New York on Wednesday in an attempt to salvage the highly-anticipated talks. The two enjoyed dinner Wednesday night and are expected to have a day full of meetings on today, according to the White House. The secretary tweeted photos of the evening, calling it a "good working dinner" where they enjoyed steak, corn, and cheese. 


Harvard Student Paper Calls Out School's Liberal Bias

Harvard University's student newspaper is calling on the school to hire more conservative faculty to bridge a "stark divide" that is not reflective of society and might be contributing to "declining trust" in higher education. In an editorial, The Crimson cited its finding the political makeup on the prestigious Ivy league faculty was out of touch with America. "Startlingly, just around 1.5 percent of respondents to The Crimson news staff's survey of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences identify as conservative or very conservative, compared to 83.2 percent who identify as liberal or very liberal," the editorial board wrote. "These statistics do not reflect America: 35 percent of Americans identify as conservative, 23 times the fraction of the faculty survey's respondents, and 26 percent identify as liberal." The board then declared a hiring push is in order.


First lady Melania Trump attempts to put speculation on whereabouts to rest

After nearly three weeks out of sight, Melania Trump tried to put to rest speculation about her health and even her whereabouts as she continues to recover from medical treatment for a kidney condition. It didn't completely work. Mrs. Trump tweeted Wednesday that she's "feeling great" and is at the White House working hard for children and American families. But she still didn't make a public appearance, leaving some skeptics still wondering about her condition and plenty more. First ladies are under no obligation to make their medical histories public, and the White House has said nothing more about Mrs. Trump's condition.


Diamond and Silk: Trump supporters aren't racists just because Roseanne tweeted

Internet stars Diamond and Silk on Thursday rejected claims from the Left that Roseanne Barr's racist tweet represented the views of many of President Trump's supporters. "That's not the representation of the Trump base," Lynnette 'Diamond' Hardaway said on Fox News. "We're loving, caring people. We're not racists. We love God, we love this country, so how dare they say that." Rochelle 'Silk' Richardson added, “One tweet don't make you a racist.” Diamond and Silk also agreed there's a double standard in effect that protects those on the Left from being punished when they make questionable comments on race. "Look at all the other shows that's on ABC that make these derogatory racist remarks toward the president of the United States, toward his supporters," Diamond said. "They're still on air every single day."


Jim Acosta: We in the Media Deserve an Apology!

If one person on CNN personifies the idea that the cable network has become an opinion network and not a news outlet, it’s Jim Acosta, CNN’s Chief White House correspondent. On Wednesday, he whined about Donald Trump calling out some of the nasty comments from ABC: “Sometimes there are not more important things than the President's grudges that he feels he has to nurse on a daily basis.” Acosta ignored the fact that Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Wednesday did condemn Roseanne Barr’s disgusting comments, Acosta moaned about “having the White House press secretary coming out here and shaming the media and blaming us for making all sorts of comments that need apologies when they themselves owe the American people plenty of apologies.” 


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