Another user added, “It still baffles me why they insist on playing a gay anthem to a crowd of homophones.” “I find it ironic that Donald ends his rallies with a gay anthem song about consensual anonymous sex amongst random men at the YMCA.
Using YMCA as your stick dance song (which celebrated gay sex in the steam room) is really f×cking stupid don't you think?” Back in October, the Village People's lead singer Victor Scorpio spoke to BBC and said that he had asked Trump to stop playing his songs and music at presidential rallies and had even threatened to take legal action against Trump.
However, in November, Willis had said that would let Trump keep playing the song and won't file a lawsuit. At the rally, Trump spent much of his time focused on his own White House loss and said, “Hello Georgia.
We had earlier reported that Trump was heard on an hour-long call with the Georgia Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, to “find” enough votes to overturn his defeat on Saturday, January 2. Trump was heard pressuring Raffensperger and other officials to look for enough votes in the state's presidential election so that he can be declared the winner, according to a shocking audio clip that was obtained by CBS News.
Donald Trump posted a last-minute campaign video of him dancing to YMCA as Americans head to the polls to determine the next leader of the country. Mr Trump has regularly used the '70s disco song to close out his rallies during his 2020 re-election campaign, despite the band asking them not to use their hit tune.
Mr Trump has also been using Village People classic ‘Macho Man’ to close out his raucous campaign rallies. The last-minute video was posted as Americans head to the polls today to choose between Mr Trump and Democrat challenger Joe Biden.
President Donald Trump, a man who is famously particular about his appearance, is fully embracing doing a dad dance to the Village People’s YMCA as the finale to his rallies in the campaign’s closing stretch. Trump ’s rally dance has become a rare moment of levity in an otherwise miserable campaign year marked by a deadly pandemic, an economic recession and racial turmoil.
And while Trump has largely been shunned by pop culture, the dance has spawned a viral TikTok video challenge (even though he’s threatened to ban the site in the U.S.) and a parody on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” Then order ‘Dancing with The Don’t and let President Trump teach you all the hottest moves!” Colbert’s show advertised in a parody infomercial.
Trump ’s campaign staff and family members have also been promoting clips and copycats as the president trails in most national polls and in many battleground states just two weeks out from Election Day. The efforts to make the dance “a thing” come as the president has been trying to demonstrate his vigor after returning to the campaign trail following his infection with the coronavirus, which put him in the hospital for three nights.
Trump campaign adviser Jason Miller agreed to reveal the secret to an AP reporter “only if we first get a clip of you singing YMCA.” The president was at a Georgia rally dancing to the song, “Y.M.C.A.” He was there with daughter, Ivanka, encouraging Republican voters to turn out in the historic election that will determine which political party has control of the U.S. Senate.
Read full article Thousands attended a rally in Dalton, Georgia, held by Donald Trump on January 4 in support of Republican senators ahead of the state’s runoff elections. This footage of the event, at Dalton Municipal Airport, was captured by reporter Brendan Gutenschwager, and shows the crowd chanting “Lock her up”, as well as Trump dancing to YMCA.
Georgia Sens David Purdue and Kelly Offer faced Democrats Jon Scoff and the Rev Raphael Warlock in their respective races. Garcia said that while he's a “federalist, I do believe there is enough evidence of compromised processes and break downs in election integrity by certain state legislatures that do in fact warrant a closer examination.
Lie Xiaomi was convicted of receiving or seeking bribes totaling 1.788 billion yuan ($276.72 million) from 2008 to 2018, when he was also a senior banking regulator, according to the Secondary Intermediate People's Court of Tianjin. Governor Every ordered the National Guard to provide 500 service members to assist Kenosha law enforcement ahead of the district attorney's decision.
“We are continuing to work with our local partners in the Kenosha area to ensure they have the state support they need, just as we have in the past,” Every told reporters on Monday. “Our members of the National Guard will be on hand to support local first responders, ensure Kenosha are able to assemble safely, and to protect critical infrastructure as necessary.” Kenosha mayor John Ontarian and police chief Daniel Bikinis said in a joint statement that the city was preparing for possible unrest.
“Mayor Ontarian has been informed that the decision is likely to be announced within the first two weeks of January and is working with Chief Bikinis and other partners to protect peaceful demonstration and to guard against unlawful activity,” the two said. “As the new Congress was sworn on Sunday, the Republican Party splintered badly as at least 12 senators planned to join about 140 House members to contest Joe Biden's election win,” Politico reports.
While Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is asking his caucus to accept President Trump's loss, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) is reportedly giving his GOP colleagues the green light to object to the Electoral College results on Wednesday. McCarthy's predecessor, former House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), urged Republicans to knock it off in a rare public statement Sunday. “Efforts to reject the votes of the Electoral College and sow doubt about Joe Biden's victory strike at the foundation of our republic,” Ryan said.
“Also on Sunday evening, all 10 living former defense secretaries signed an op-ed in The Washington Post affirming Biden's victory and warning that the military should not be dragged into Trump's effort to contest his loss. The signatories include James Mathis and Mark Ester, who served under Trump, as well as conservative stalwarts like Donald Rumsfeld and Dick Cheney.
“Chuck Hazel, a Republican who served as defense secretary under President Barack Obama, told the Post he considered whether warning about military intervention was an overreaction, but decided it was better to nip the idea, raised by some close Trump allies, in the bud. More stories from theweek.com After getting vaccinated, New Orleans woman delivers a blunt message to non-believers McConnell stares down the barrel of Trump's gun Are we witnessing the fall of the United States? Russian military investigators are now treating the Nov. 9 downing of a helicopter over Armenia as “willful murder”, a more serious charge than the previous “death through negligence”, Inter fax news agency reported on Monday, citing a source.
A Russian Mi-24 helicopter was shot down over Armenia near the border with a region belonging to Azerbaijan, killing two crew members and injuring another, just few hours before a Moscow-brokered peace deal over Nagorno-Karabakh was reached. Heavy fighting between Azerbaijan, which has the political backing of Turkey, and ethnic Armenian forces over the mountainous region had been raging for six weeks at the time of the incident.
In recent weeks, Chinese officials and state-owned media have accused the semi-autonomous city’s courts of misinterpreting Hong Kong’s mini-constitution, the Basic Law, in rulings relating to last year's pro-democracy protests. Changes are taking place in the atmosphere above the Arctic Circle that suggest the clock is ticking on the mild weather -- for January standards -- gripping much of the United States.
At the same time, an active storm track is likely to continue in the South and along the East Coast -- and the combination could spell more chances for snowfall in the coming weeks. AccuWeather long-range meteorologists have been keeping tabs on the polar vortex and a high-level part of the atmosphere, known as the stratosphere, for signals on potential Arctic air invasions for several weeks now.
“Just prior to the end of December and ongoing now through Jan. 5, 2021, there has been a surge in temperatures in the stratosphere above the Arctic Circle,” AccuWeather's Lead Long-Range Meteorologist Paul Pastel said. Snow tends to reflect the sun's energy back out into the atmosphere during the day and allows the temperature to plummet at night under clear and calm conditions.
When the ground is relatively bare, it can absorb some of the sun's energy and cause the lower part of the atmosphere to warm up a bit or take the edge off of Arctic blasts. “On one hand, waters over the western Atlantic are likely to remain above average and may limit the magnitude and duration of cold air along the Eastern Seaboard,” Pastel explained.
The upcoming major pattern change for much of the Central and Eastern states could lead to a dramatic increase in heating costs during the second half of the month that could spill over into February. AccuWeather meteorologists advise people to keep snow shovels handy and make sure heating oil and propane tanks are full.
He was specifically pointing to the guidance for how Trump will spend Monday, before he heads to Georgia to campaign for the Republican incumbents in twin Senate special elections on Tuesday. Rittenhouse, who faces a trial in Kenosha County, will plead not guilty to all counts at the hearing, scheduled for 1 p.m. local time (1900 GMT), his lawyer Mark Richards told Reuters in an email.
Saudi Arabia will open its airspace and land border to Qatar in the first step toward ending a years-long diplomatic crisis that deeply divided U.S. defense partners, frayed societal ties and tore apart a traditionally chubby alliance of Gulf states, officials said late Monday. Qatar's only land border has been mostly closed since mid-2017, when Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain launched a blockade against the tiny Gulf state, accusing it of supporting Islamist extremist groups and of having warm ties with Iran.
Republican House members against an attempt to oppose the certification of the Electoral College's vote are saying the quiet part of their argument very, very loud. A coalition of 11 GOP senators are planning to join with some House Republicans to oppose the certification of President-elect Joe Biden's win on Wednesday, giving debunked claims of election fraud as their reasoning. But another group of seven House congress members warned against undermining trust in the Electoral College, saying in a Monday statement that doing so could cost the party its only chance to win a future presidential election. Reps.
Nancy Mace (R-S.C.), Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), and Chip Roy (R-Texas) released their joint statement Monday, claiming they do believe “significant abuses in our election system” took place in 2020. “To take action otherwise” only “strengthen the efforts of those on the left” who want to end the Electoral College altogether. From there, the groups gets specific about the “purely partisan” side of their argument.
“If we perpetuate the notion that Congress may disregard certified electoral votes ... we will be delegitimizing the very system that led Donald Trump to victory in 2016, and that could provide the only path to victory in 2024,” the congress members finished. Top intelligence officials and former Attorney General William Barr have affirmed there is no evidence of election-altering fraud in the 2020 election. More stories from theweek.com After getting vaccinated, New Orleans woman delivers a blunt message to non-believers Are we witnessing the fall of the United States? The European Commission is in talks with Pfizer and Biotech on ordering more doses of their COVID-19 vaccine, a spokesman said on Monday, as Germany said it had secured additional shots for itself last September.
A source at Prestige airport, who asked to remain anonymous, told the Scottish Sunday Post: “There is a booking for an American military version of the Boeing 757 on January 19, the day before the inauguration. It was reported last month that Mr Trump is discussing the possibility of announcing a campaign to retake the White House in 2024 on Inauguration Day, skipping the swearing-in of his successor.
Biden transition officials said his attendance at the inauguration, or lack thereof, would not affect their plans, which will be scaled back due to coronavirus concerns. The most developed case might be out of the Southern District of New York, which prosecuted Michael Cohen, his one-time personal attorney and fixer, over hush money paid to a prostitute allegedly hired by Mr Trump.
Offer and Republican groups backing her campaign, HuffPost notes, have run various attacks on Warlock in the lead up to Tuesday's Senate runoff, which include labeling him a Marxist and suggesting he's covered up child abuse. Germany was weighing on Monday whether to allow a delay in administering a second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine from Biotech and Pfizer to make scarce supplies go further, after a similar move by Britain last week.
In Berlin, the health ministry was seeking the view of an independent vaccination commission on whether to delay a second shot beyond a current 42-day maximum limit, according to a one-page document seen by Reuters on Monday.