Donald Trump is running down Florida governor Ron DeSantis, describing him in private as having a "dull personality" and unable to beat him in a 2024 match, sources tell Axios. The site reports Trump is furious with DeSantis because of his unwillingness, so far, to rule out running against Trump in two years. Axios also states that Trump is irritated by DeSantis' growing popularity and lack of gratitude. "In the context of the 2024 election, he usually gives DeSantis a pop in the nose in the middle of that type of conversation," a source said, adding, "He says DeSantis has no personal charisma and has a dull personality." Axios also quotes The New York Times' Maggie Haberman, who reported recently: "Trump has been telling a range of aides a version of, he isn't getting the deference from DeSantis that he wants in the pre-2024 leadup. read more
Former President Donald Trump on Saturday claimed that white people are being discriminated against and sent to the "back of the line" when it comes to receiving COVID-19 vaccines and treatment. Speaking during a rally in Florence, Arizona, Trump alleged that coronavirus vaccines and treatments are being unfairly "rationed" and withheld from white Americans in some states. "The left is now rationing life-saving therapeutics based on race, discriminating against and denigrating, just denigrating white people to determine who lives and who dies," Trump said during his speech. "You get it based on race. In fact, in New York state, if you're white, you have to go to the back of the line to get medical help. If you're white, you go right to the back of the line."
Charlie Sykes: In the weeks after the 2020 election, then-President Donald Trump's allies sent fake certificates to the National Archives declaring that Trump won seven states that he actually lost. The documents had no impact on the outcome of the election, but they are yet another example of how Team Trump tried to subvert the Electoral College -- a key line of inquiry for the January 6 committee. The fake certificates were created by Trump allies in Georgia, Arizona, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Nevada and New Mexico, who sought to replace valid presidential electors from their states with a pro-Trump slate, according to documents obtained by American Oversight.
Austria will impose fines on those without Covid-19 vaccinations from mid-March after a transition phase that starts in February, said Chancellor Karl Nehammer. People unwilling to get inoculated will face penalties of as much as 3,600 euros ($4,108), the Austrian leader told reporters on Sunday. The mandate will apply to all adults living in the country except when a medical exemption is granted. Austria's policy is being closely watched as a model for similar ambitions in other European Union countries. Italy has imposed a vaccine mandate on people aged 50 or over, Greece will start fining seniors who don't get their shots, and French President Emmanuel Macron has pledged to make life difficult for the unvaccinated.
Turns out there's nothing new under the spray tan either. Former President Donald Trump stuck to his favorite topics at his Arizona rally: the size of his crowd and false claims that the election was stolen. Within minutes of taking the stage Saturday, after he bragged about crowd size, Trump claimed the "proof is all over the place" that the election was stolen (it was not). "The big lie is a lot of bullshit," Trump said accurately, though not in the way he thinks. The former president also bashed Dr. Anthony Fauci as the audience erupted into a chorus of "Lock him up! Lock him up!" Fauci, at a congressional hearing this week, spoke emotionally about how his family faces persistent death threats because of the way the Republican Party has demonized him.