The Daily Outrage: Saturday, January 27, 2018
On Saturday January 27, 2018,
Republicans continue to be silent about allegations of sexual impropriety by Las Vegas billionaire and RNC finance chairman Steve Wynn by dozens of women, including a manicurist employed by his resort who was paid a $7.5 million settlement in 2005 after alleging that Wynn raped her in his office.
While Republicans were quick to condemn Democrats for accepting money from Harvey Weinstein, they have remained quiet about the allegations against the finance chairman of the Republican National Committee.
Whose side is Hillary Clinton on: Harvey Weinstein’s or his victims?
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) October 7, 2017
RNC chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel co-hosted a $100,000-per-couple Trump fundraiser at Mar-A-Lago with Steve Wynn last Saturday.
Wynn and the R.N.C.’s chairwoman, Ronna McDaniel, hosted a fund-raiser at Mr. Trump’s Mar-a-Lago club in Palm Beach, Fla., just last week to celebrate the one-year anniversary of his inauguration. https://t.co/q1iqIi8TpM
— Eugene Scott (@Eugene_Scott) January 27, 2018
UPDATE: Wynn resigned as RNC finance chairman Saturday afternoon. Ronna Romney McDaniel put out a statement acknowledging the resignation, but remained silent regarding the sexual misconduct allegations against Wynn.
The Washington Post reported Friday evening that the White House has drafted an infrastructure plan that would roll back environmental standards for infrastructure projects.
It was also reported last night that Steve Wynn sent a campaign donation to Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte the day after it was reported that Gianforte body-slammed reporter Ben Jacobs at a campaign event. Gianforte said that he’ll donate the money to carity, but only if the allegations are true.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) January 27, 2018
Sean Hannity’s Twitter account briefly disappeared from Twitter overnight and came back in the morning without explanation. Right-wing “news” sites are already suggesting that the outage is part of a conspiracy of Twitter employees that “targets conservatives.” The incident came hours after Hannity was forced to make an embarrassing U-turn on live TV over reporting regarding Trump’s attempts to fire special counsel Robert Mueller in June 2017.
With the death of 37 children already, this year’s flu season is on track to be the deadliest in recent years. However, Trump proposed a $1.2 billion cut to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in his 2018 budget, including cuts to emergency preparedness, cuts to programs that prevent pandemics, and cuts to immunization programs. Additionally, the Trump administration initially failed to fill hundreds of crucial positions at the CDC, many of which today remain vacant.
Arizona Trump supporters rallying against immigration in Phoenix last week are being accused of singling out and harassing dark-skinned lawmakers and their staff, including asking a Navajo legislator if he was in the U.S. legally.