- Dr. Bandy Lee, who took up a voluntary position at Yale for 17 years, sued the university last year for unlawful termination because she exercised her “free speech about the dangers of Donald Trump’s presidency.”
- Lee gained public attention in 2017 after organizing an ethics conference that led to the publication of the book “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President,” which became a New York Times bestseller.
- Despite never meeting Trump, Lee reportedly called the then-president “delusional” and blamed him for spreading a “shared psychosis” among his followers.
- While Yale has questioned Lee’s judgment, professionalism and fitness to teach due to her comments about Trump, the university said it ultimately terminated her due to her lack of a formal teaching role.
- On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Sarah Merriam dismissed Lee’s lawsuit since there was no guarantee that Yale would have reappointed her, regardless of her qualifications.
- Lee is planning to appeal the ruling.
An Asian American psychiatrist who made assertions about former President Donald Trump’s mental health has failed to get her gig back at Yale University.
In a federal lawsuit filed last year, Dr. Bandy Lee accused Yale of unlawful termination “due to her exercise of free speech about the dangers of Donald Trump’s presidency.” She sought reinstatement and damages from lost income, emotional distress and harm to reputation, among other claims.
- Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang condemned the FBI’s recent raid on Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach, Florida, in a series of tweets on Tuesday, saying that the decision “seems political” in nature.
- “I’m no Trump fan. I want him as far away from the White House as possible. But a fundamental part of his appeal has been that it’s him against a corrupt government establishment. This raid strengthens that case for millions of Americans who will see this as unjust persecution,” Yang wrote about Monday's raid.
- “It seems like this was authorized by a local judge and a particular FBI office without buy-in or notification of higher levels of government,” the former presidential candidate added in a follow-up tweet. “But literally no one will believe that or make a distinction. It’s probably bureaucratic but it seems political.”
- Citing two unnamed sources, CBS News noted that FBI agents only took boxes and documents and did not appear to have taken any electronics from the property during the raid.
- Speaking to TMZ Live on Wednesday, Yang said that if the FBI does not uncover any “really strong” evidence against Trump, the recent raid will look like a political attack on the former president.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang has condemned the FBI’s recent raid on Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, saying the decision “seems political” in nature.
In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Yang, 47, wrote that although he is “no Trump fan,” the raid on the former U.S. president’s Palm Beach residence could be viewed as “unjust persecution” by millions of Americans.
- Utah-based company Lions Not Sheep and its owner Sean Whalen are facing a $211,335 fine after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accused them of replacing their products’ "Made in China" labels with "Made in the USA" labels.
- The complaint, which was first filed in May, also ordered Whalen and his company to “stop making bogus Made in USA claims” and “come clean about foreign production.”
- “Companies that slap phony Made in USA labels on imported goods are cheating their customers and undercutting honest businesses, and we will hold those companies and their executives accountable for their misconduct,” Sam Levine, the director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, said.
- Lions Not Sheep is known for promoting the Second Amendment and Donald Trump through its clothing line sold on Amazon and Etsy and marketed heavily on social media.
A Utah-based apparel company and its owner are facing a hefty fine after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) accused them of replacing “Made in China” labels on their products with “Made in the USA” labels.
Lions Not Sheep and its owner, Sean Whalen, were slapped with a fine of $211,335 for falsely claiming that their products were made in the U.S., the FTC announced on July 28.
Filipino woman shows ‘white privilege card’ instead of license during Anchorage traffic stop — drives away ticket-free
- An investigation has been launched into an Anchorage police interaction with Mimi Israelah, a Filipino woman who handed over a “white privilege card” instead of her driver’s license when she was pulled over in Alaska.
- Israelah claimed in a now-deleted Facebook post that she pulled over for weaving. She wrote she could not find her driver’s license when “Officer Bo” asked to see it.
- “When I saw my White Privilege card, I gave to him if it’s ok,” she wrote in her caption. “He laughed and called his partner. It’s their first time to see a White Privileged card.”
- In a photo posted on Facebook, Israelah holds up her white novelty card that reads, “White Privilege Card Trumps Everything.”
- A video posted to Twitter that includes the Facebook post’s comments shows a user asking if Israelah received a ticket. The woman replied, “nope.”
An investigation has been launched into an Anchorage police interaction with a Filipino woman who handed over a “white privilege card” instead of her driver’s license when she was pulled over in Alaska.
Mimi Israelah claimed in a now-deleted Facebook post that she was driving to a pizzeria in Anchorage when she was pulled over for weaving in traffic.
- Former senior officials of the Trump administration revealed that President Donald Trump would repeatedly ask his aides if China had a secret technology that could create large hurricanes to launch at the U.S.
- Trump would then allegedly follow up with questions about whether this would constitute an act of war, inciting a U.S. military retaliation.
- Trump also reportedly suggested on multiple occasions that the U.S. bomb hurricanes with nuclear weapons, based on the assumption that a huge explosion could destroy tropical storms.
- Former press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who resigned from the Trump administration on bad terms after the Capital riot, said she did not overhear the conversation about hurricanes, but it would not have surprised her.
Former senior officials of the Trump administration revealed that former President Donald Trump would repeatedly ask his aides if China had a secret technology that could create large hurricanes to launch at the U.S.
Trump would then allegedly follow up with questions as to whether this would constitute an act of war, inciting a U.S. military retaliation.
Donald Trump: ‘China’s going to be next,’ will ‘absolutely’ invade Taiwan following Russia-Ukraine crisis
- In a conservative talk radio program interview, former President Donald Trump confidently declared that China would be “next” to declare war and would “absolutely” go after Taiwan.
- Trump described the Biden administration as being weak and assured that a Russian invasion would “never have happened” under his watch.
- The program’s hosts mocked President Joe Biden’s previous tweets in which Biden stated that he was “the only person in this field” who has ever gone “toe-to-toe” with Putin.
- In response to comparisons of the Russia-Ukraine Crisis to the situation between China and Taiwan, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hya Chunying firmly stated that “Taiwan is indeed not Ukraine” and would remain an “inseparable part” of China’s territory.
Referring to the Russia-Ukraine Crisis, Trump praised Putin as a “genius” and stated that “China is going to be next” under Biden’s watch.
In a recent interview with the conservative talk radio program “The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show,” former U.S. President Donald Trump confidently stated that “China is going to be next” and would “absolutely” be going after Taiwan.
A year after scores of Trump supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol to overthrow the result of the last presidential election, Asian American Congressional leaders have released statements to remind the nation of the importance of safeguarding democracy.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.)
- Former President Donald Trump said President Xi Jinping is a "killer" who "destroyed the world" in an interview with Fox News.
- But he doesn't think that the U.S. should boycott the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.
- A spokesperson from China's Foreign Ministry said that Trump’s allegations are “just nonsense.”
Former President Donald Trump said in a recent Fox News interview that Chinese President Xi Jinping is a “killer” who “destroyed the world” after the way China handled the COVID-19 pandemic.
Donald Trump is now a taekwondo black belt holder despite never having actually practiced taekwondo.
Martial artist: Kukkiwon, a taekwondo governing body based in South Korea, presented the former president with an honorary ninth dan black belt at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida over the weekend, reported the New York Post.
Trump endorses Rep. Gosar a day after his censure over edited ‘Attack on Titan’ video of him killing AOC
Former President Donald Trump has endorsed Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.) a day after the congressman was censured for posting an edited anime video that violently targeted Democratic leaders.
What happened: On Nov. 7, Gosar, who has served Arizona’s 4th District since 2013, posted an edited intro of the anime “Attack on Titan” which depicted him killing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and attacking President Joe Biden. This led to a censure resolution that essentially disables him from becoming a voice for his constituents at the House of Representatives.
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Creator of Netflix’s global sensation “Squid Game ” Hwang Dong-hyuk recently revealed that the show’s social commentary was based on global events and crises beginning in 2008. The dystopian nature of the violent horror series, he says, resembled what became of Donald Trump’s presidency in the United States.
In 2017, former President Donald Trump allegedly made a racist joke aimed at Vietnamese President Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, who served as prime minister at the time, according to a former U.S. diplomat to Hanoi.
What he said: Trump is accused of poking fun at Nguyễn’s given name, Phúc, while preparing to travel to Vietnam for an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) in 2017. The trip included a meeting with the then-prime minister.