US President Donald Trump; ‘Both Steel And Velvet’?

Poet Carl Sandburg wrote of former US president Abraham Lincoln, “Not often in the story of mankind does a man arrive on earth who is both steel and velvet, . . . who holds in his heart and mind the paradox of terrible storm and peace unspeakable and perfect.” “Steel and velvet” described how Lincoln balanced the power of his office with concern for individuals longing for freedom. Can the same be said about DONALD TRUMP?///CRIMSON TAZVINZWA///

‘We’re Trying to Find out About a Whistleblower … that Reports Things that Were Incorrect’; President Donald Trump

TRUMP: “We’re trying to find out about a whistleblower. We have a whistleblower that reports things that were incorrect. As you know, and you probably now have figured it out, the statement I made to the president of Ukraine, a good man, a nice man, knew was perfect and is perfect. But the whistleblower reported a totally different statement. Like, the statement was not even made. I guess statement you could say with call. I made a call. The call was perfect. When the whistleblower reported it, he made it sound terrible. And then you had Adam Schiff who, even worse, made up my words, which I think is just horrible, I have never seen a thing like that. Adam Schiff, representative, congressman, made up what I said. He actually took words and made it up.”

US Department of Justice declines to prosecute Comey over leaked memos

“I don’t need a public apology from those who defamed me, but a quick message with a ‘sorry we lied about you’ would be nice,” Comey tweeted Thursday.///ALAN SMITH, MSNBC NEWS

World Leaders Condemn President Trump’s Attacks On Black Congresswomen

World leaders decry Trump’s attacks on congresswomen of color//CRIMSON TAZVINZWA