Biden’s dog Major was trained by Secret Service to not kill kitties

Biden’s dog Major was trained by Secret Service to not kill kitties

President Joe Biden and the First Lady confirmed Friday that Major is back in the White House, after reports surfaced that the German Shepherd had been shipped off to training camp because his bite was worse than his bark.

In an interview with TODAY’s Craig Melvin, they assured the anchor that the dog was no longer an issue and invited him to meet the pooch, to which he declined. He’s ‘probably’ just right outside the room, said Jill Biden, laughing.

“He’s back,” Jill Biden assured Melvin. “He is such a sweet, lovable dog.”

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The first family also announced that they plan on adopting a female cat, stating that the Secret Service trained Major to be friendly to kitties and hopefully, the rest of the White House crew as well.

“That was part of his training they took him into a shelter with cats,” said Jill Biden, as President Biden hinted that the training took several weeks.

That will make three First Pets in the White House: two dogs and a cat.

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Melania Trump makes first statement after Capitol riot

Melania Trump makes first statement after Capitol riot

First Lady Melania Trump broke her silence Monday morning as she released a statement condemning the attack at the Capitol last week.

In the statement titled “Our Path Forward,” posted to the White House website, Melania Trump said she was “disappointed and disheartened” about last week’s violence and that her heart goes out to the six people who have died since the attack, including two Capitol police officers.

“My heart goes out to: Air Force Veteran, Ashli Babbit, Benjamin Philips, Kevin Greeson, Rosanne Boyland, and Capitol Police Officers, Brian Sicknick and Howard Liebengood. I pray for their families comfort and strength during this difficult time,” she said. “I am disappointed and disheartened with what happened last week.”

The First Lady went on to criticize the “salacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks, and false misleading accusations” related to the riots, saying this time should be used to heal our country, not for “personal gain.”

“I find it shameful that surrounding these tragic events there has been salacious gossip, unwarranted personal attacks, and false misleading accusations on me – from people who are looking to be relevant and have an agenda,” she said. “This time is solely about healing our country and its citizens. It should not be used for personal gain.”

She continued, “Make no mistake about it, I absolutely condemn the violence that has occurred on our Nation’s Capitol. Violence is never acceptable.”

Melania Trump said that she implores people to “never make assumptions based on the color of a person’s skin or use differing political ideologies as a basis for aggression and viciousness.”

As inspiring as it is to be so passionate about an election, she said, it should never end in violence.

“It is inspiring to see that so many have found a passion and enthusiasm in participating in an election, but we must not allow that passion to turn to violence. Our path forward is to come together, find our commonalities, and be the kind and strong people that I know we are.”

The first lady went on to say that “It has been the honour of my lifetime to serve as your First Lady.”

“I want to thank the millions of Americans who supported my husband and me over the past 4 years and shown the incredible impact of the American spirit. I am grateful to you all for letting me serve you on platforms which are dear to me.”

“Most importantly, I ask for healing, grace, understanding, and peace for our great Nation.”

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Fashion Notes: Melania Trump Wishes Americans a Merry Christmas in Bold Alexander McQueen

First Lady Melania Trump wished Americans a Merry Christmas, alongside President Trump, in a bold blazer that fits uniquely into her recent parade of black and white ensembles.

In front of the White House Christmas decorations, Melania Trump wished a Merry Christmas to the nation in an Alexander McQueen black and white blazer from the brand’s Pre-Fall 2020 Collection.

The blazer, which retails for about $1,400, is a twist on a classic blazer with its sharp, jutting white lapel that crosses over Mrs. Trump’s chest. Departing from her signature middle-part cascading waves, Mrs. Trump wore her hair in a side part and opted for her usual smokey eye makeup and glossed lips.

“[President Trump] & I send our warmest wishes to all as we celebrate Christmas. May the love we share with our family & friends fill our hearts with peace and joy,” Mrs. Trump wrote in a post online.

(Photos via White House — Edited by Breitbart News)

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Mrs. Trump has chosen a slew of black and white looks in recent days. While arriving in Palm Beach, Florida for Christmas at the Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, Mrs. Trump wore a black and white polka dot sleeveless dress with ruching details by Rachel Roy, a friend of the First Lady.

Mrs. Trump paired the dress with patent leather white Christian Louboutin stilettos.

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While departing the White House hours before, Mrs. Trump stepped out in an Azzedine Alaïa wool coat, as Breitbart News noted, and thigh-high black leather boots by Christian Louboutin as well as rectangular sunglasses similar to those by Balenciaga.

The Louboutin boots retail for about $2,195 while the coat goes for about $6,610.

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John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder

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Most Beautiful First Lady Ever Is Also Brilliant Political Analyst

Melania Trump, America’s beautiful mystery, is privately a trenchant political analyst with a keener power of observation than just about every sweaty, bespectacled nerd on CNN. The delightful irony here is it’s only thanks to CNN that we know this.

Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a woman who seems to have milked her former friendship with the first lady for profit at least twice now, secretly recorded Melania gleefully reveling in the deeply underrated sport of “driving liberals crazy” and ranting profanely about the thankless work of planning White House holiday decor. “Who gives a f-ck about Christmas stuff and decoration?” she asked.

Winston Wolkoff sat on these gems from 2018 until she had a tell-all book to sell, releasing them to CNN a month before the presidential election, somehow convinced it improved her credibility as a human being while also eroding the first lady’s. Of course, to everyone outside Manhattan, Winston Wolkoff looks like a silly grifter for recording her close friend, then saving the tapes for a spot on “Anderson Cooper 360″ to peddle a book only made possible by shameless betrayal. But that’s show biz, baby.

Meanwhile, we’ve learned that Melania, a riddle wrapped in an enigma wrapped in Ferragmo, pairs high-fashion with brilliant profanity, a beautiful James Carville with a more intelligible accent and slightly less balding. That her steely public demeanor masks a breezy but authoritative contempt for the haters is a profoundly helpful revelation when it comes to Melania’s public image.

What’s more is that she’s right. The sneering political class is wrong. What’s even better is that she’s savage enough to be amused by it all. “I’m driving liberals crazy, that’s for sure… and they deserve it,” Melania laughed.

It’s possible the recordings were edited, but in the context of the clip, her complaint about Christmas decor actually seems to be a complaint about the tradition’s comparative triviality. She rightfully hammers the media for hypocritically whipping the public into a frenzy over child separations at the border under Trump but not Obama. She demonstrates a detailed understanding of the issue. She knows why the media treats her badly. And she’s confident enough to laugh it off.

Winston Wolkoff, on Cooper’s show, attacked her former friend for having “no understanding.” It’s, of course, the very opposite. Winston Wolkoff lacks all understanding, as evidenced by her bizarre decision to parade these tapes around for profit like they disqualify Mrs. Trump, who’s actually correct about pretty much everything in the leaked (but hilarious) audio.

There’s something sublime about knowing our glamorous first lady speaks privately like a lib-owning “Hannity” lover. The mystery of Melania grows ever more intriguing. Prayers for a swift recovery.

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Well Respected Prominent Democrat Sounds the Alarm on Mainstream Media

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According to Jonathan Turley, a well respected Washington political correspondent who tends to lean ever so slightly left, the mainstream media is crossing an ethical boundary by jumping on an obvious hit piece against the First Lady. The rat who taped the conversation should be the one taking the heat and Anderson Cooper is just as culpable. Turley sounded the alarm, practically accusing Cooper of journalistic malpractice for helping the traitor to profit from her treachery, just to throw mud at Melania Trump.

Media treachery ahead of the election

With a highly controversial presidential election right around the corner, CNN’s Anderson Cooper decided to devote a prime time media segment to diffusing some of First Lady Melania Trump’s popularity with the voters. The woman who annoys Democrats, simply by walking around looking like a fashion model everywhere she goes, was secretly recorded by a traitor when she took a rare moment to let her hair down and be an ordinary person for a friendly chat over coffee. Turley cries foul.

“Years ago,” Turley writes, “American politics left all notion of decency behind in our age of rage.” First, “the media and liberals celebrated the disgraceful conduct of Maryanne Trump betraying her aunt’s confidence in secretly recording her talking about her brother.” Then, former Trump attorney Michael Cohen “not only secretly recorded his client, President Donald Trump, but has been violating any notion of confidentiality in pushing his own tell all book.” Anderson Cooper just walked off a journalistic cliff.

“Now, CNN’s Anderson Cooper has been reduced to shilling for Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, the former assistant and friend of Melania Trump who secretly recorded their confidential chats and is now selling a book by playing embarrassing snip bits.” The media is just totally shameless these days, as Turley points out. “What is incredible about these people is that, while currying favors as false friends or counsels, they were actively taping people who trusted them in case they wanted to later cash in on their access.” That means any powerful employer better watch out, because you never know who might have a recorder running in their pocket hoping to hit the lotto with the right misstatement or casual remark.

Who cares about decorations?

After Wolkoff left her position at the White House, she kept in touch with the First Lady. In the summer of 2018, she met with Melania and secretly recorded their casual, friendly conversation, hoping to cash in on a media deal. Melania Trump didn’t leak any state secrets or drop any bombshells but that didn’t stop Cooper and CNN from making a feature presentation of Melania bashing the odious detail of planning the Christmas Decorations. She’s used to hiring people for that but she understands the obligation and does it. You can’t blame her for whining about it a little. Most folks put her to shame just trying to untangle the twinkle lights.

“I’m working my ass off on the Christmas stuff, that you know, who gives a f–k about the Christmas stuff and decorations? But I need to do it, right?” Cooper thought he hit the journalistic jackpot. “Talk about a war on Christmas!” He declared. Turley sees the stunt Cooper pulled as “an example of how corrupting the current environment has become for many. There is a new sense of an absolute license to engage in any attack or distort any fact for the greater good.”

After he got the tape playing again following Christmasgate, the First lady continued, “OK, and then I do it and I say that I’m working on Christmas and planning for the Christmas and they said, ‘Oh, what about the children that they were separated?’ Give me a f—ing break. Where they were saying anything when Obama did that?” The real story, as Melania Trump’s chief of staff Stephanie Grisham notes and the media totally ignores, “secretly taping the First Lady and willfully breaking an NDA to publish a salacious book is a clear attempt at relevance. The timing of this continues to be suspect – as does this never-ending exercise in self-pity and narcissism.”

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First Lady Melania Trump ‘Feeling Good’ After Testing Positive for Coronavirus

First lady Melania Trump says she and President Donald Trump are “feeling good” after testing positive for the Chinese coronavirus on Thursday evening.

Late in the evening, Trump confirmed that he and Mrs. Trump, 50, tested positive for coronavirus hours after the White House confirmed that his senior adviser Hope Hicks had tested positive and is quarantining.

In a statement, Mrs. Trump wrote that she and Trump, 74, will quarantine at the White House.

“As too many Americans have done this year, [President Trump] & I are quarantining at home after testing positive for COVID-19,” Mrs. Trump wrote. “We are feeling good & I have postponed all upcoming engagements. Please be sure you are staying safe & we will all get through this together.”

Similarly, Trump posted in a statement that he and Mrs. Trump will beat the virus.

“Tonight, [Mrs. Trump] and I tested positive for COVID-19,” Trump wrote. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We will get through this TOGETHER!”

The Trumps’ and Hicks’s positive coronavirus tests come after days of campaigning around the United States. Hicks had accompanied Trump to his latest campaign stop in Duluth, Minnesota, before exhibiting symptoms of coronavirus.

Hicks was also with the Trumps at this week’s presidential debate in Cleveland, Ohio.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.

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First Lady Melania Trump Hits Back: The Atlantic Story Is Not True

First lady Melania Trump is hitting back at an anonymously sourced story published in The Atlantic claiming President Trump called fallen American soldiers “losers” and “suckers.”

This week, The Atlantic journalist Jeffrey Goldberg published a story citing anonymous sources, claiming that Trump did not want to visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery at the site of Battle of Belleau Wood in 2018. The story, citing those anonymous sources, claims Trump called the cemetery “filled with losers” and referred to fallen soldiers who died at Belleau Wood as “suckers.”

Melania Trump wrote in a statement online that the “story is not true.”

“[The Atlantic] story is not true,” Mrs. Trump said. “It has become a very dangerous time when anonymous sources are believed above all else, & no one knows their motivation. This is not journalism – It is activism. And it is a disservice to the people of our great nation.”

Trump has also denied the story, calling the piece “a totally fake story” that was “confirmed by many people who were actually there.” Likewise, a number of current and former White House officials who were with the president at the time say the story is untrue.

Former and current officials Jordan Karem, Stephen Miller, Johnny DeStefano, Sarah Sanders, Hogan Gidley, Dan Scavino, and John Bolton have said Goldberg’s story is untrue and is an attempt for the establishment media to smear the president.

The story comes as Trump has detailed a plan to bring American troops home from Afghanistan by cutting those deployed in the region by about half come November. Similarly, Trump’s pick for Afghanistan ambassador supports bringing all American troops home from the region.

John Binder is a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.

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First Lady Melania Trump: ‘We Have Not Forgotten the Incredible People’ Who Sent Donald Trump to White House

First lady Melania Trump delivered a rare rousing address firmly backing her husband’s reelection to the White House on Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention (RNC), during which she made clear she and President Donald Trump do not forget who sent them to the White House.

“I know I speak for my husband and the entire family when I say we have not forgotten the incredible people who were willing to take a chance on a businessman who had never worked in politics,” the first lady said in her speech’s opening. “We know it was you who elected him to be commander in chief, and we know it is you who will carry us through again. We were humbled by the incredible support then, and we are still grateful today.”

Later in the speech, Melania Trump spoke of how she and her husband are “inspired by the millions of Americans who wake up each day with the simple yet courageous goal of providing for their families and keeping them safe.”

“You are the backbone of this country,” she said. “You are the people who continue to make the United States of America what it is—and who have the incredible responsibility of preparing our future generations to leave everything even better than they found it. Just as you are fighting for your families, my husband, our family, and the people in this administration are here fighting for you.”

Then she lit up the fake news media and Democrats attacking her husband, and noted that despite the historic opposition he has faced that he has not and will not ever back down.

“No matter the amount of negative or false media headlines or attacks from the other side, Donald Trump has not and will not lose focus on you. He loves this country, and he knows how to get things done,” Melania Trump said. “As you have learned over the past five years, he is not a traditional politician. He doesn’t just speak words, he demands action and he gets results.”

Later in the speech, Melania Trump again laid out how Trump will not stop fighting for working Americans despite the opposition and attacks.

“In my husband you have a president who will not stop fighting for you and your families,” she said. “I see how hard he works each day and night, and despite the unprecedented attacks from the media and opposition, he will not give up. In fact, if you tell him it cannot be done he just works harder.”

She also in one moment ripped rioters and looters and those trying to rewrite American history.

“Like all of you, I have reflected on the racial unrest in our country. It is a harsh reality that we are not proud of parts of our history. I encourage people to focus on our future while still learning from our past,” the first lady said. “We must remember that today, we are all one community, comprised of many races, religions, and ethnicities. Our diverse and storied history is what makes our country strong, and yet we still have so much to learn from one another. With that in mind, I’d like to call on the citizens of this country to take a moment, pause, and look at things from all perspectives. I urge people to come together in a civil manner so we can work to live up to our standard American ideals. I also ask people to stop the violence and looting being done in the name of justice, and never make assumptions based on the color of a person’s skin. Instead of tearing things down, let’s reflect on our mistakes, be proud of our evolution, and look to our way forward. Every day let us remember that we are one nation under God, and we need to cherish one another.”

Towards the beginning of her speech, Melania Trump expressed empathy for the American public struggling through the coronavirus pandemic and promised her husband will not rest until it is defeated.

“I want to acknowledge the fact that since March, our lives have changed drastically,” she said. “The invisible enemy, COVID-19, swept across our beautiful country and impacted all of us. My deepest sympathy goes out to everyone who has lost a loved one, and my prayers are with those who are ill or suffering. I know many people are anxious and some feel helpless. I want you to know you are not alone. My husband’s Administration will not stop fighting until there is an effective treatment or vaccine available to everyone. Donald will not rest until he has done all he can to take care of everyone impacted by this terrible pandemic.”

She also celebrated the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which gave women the right to vote—and then told the story of how she moved to America as an immigrant seeking a brighter future after having grown up behind the Iron Curtain of communism in Eastern Europe.

“Growing up as a young child in Slovenia, which was under communist rule at the time, I always heard about an amazing place called ‘America’—a land that stood for freedom and opportunity,” Melania Trump said. “As I grew older it became my goal to move to the United States and follow my dream of working in the fashion industry. My parents worked very hard to ensure our family could not only live and prosper in America, but also contribute to a nation that allows for people to arrive with a dream and make it a reality. I want to take this moment to thank my mother and father for all they have done for our family: it is because of you that I am standing here today. I arrived in the United States when I was 26 years old. Living and working in the land of opportunity was a dream come true, but I wanted more. I wanted to be a citizen. After ten years of paperwork and patience, I studied for the test in 2006 and became an American citizen. It is still one of the proudest moments in my life because with hard work and determination, I was able to achieve my own American dream. As an immigrant and a very independent woman, I understand what a privilege it is to live here, and to enjoy the freedoms and opportunities that we have.”

That American dream, she said, has been a feature of her time as first lady.

“As first lady, I have been fortunate to see the American dream come true over and over again,” she said. “I have met many inspiring women, children, parents, and families who have overcome life-changing issues that include addiction, homelessness, family members who are ill or have passed away, abuse of all kinds, and many other challenges that would make most people give up. The past three and a half years have been unforgettable. There are no words to describe how honored, humbled, and fortunate I am to serve our nation as your first lady. After many of the experiences I’ve had, I don’t know if I can fully explain how many people I take home with me in my heart each day. From brave soldiers who give up so much so that we can be free, to children of all circumstances who I have met around the world… thank you for inspiring me. It is my greatest honor to serve you.”

Throughout the speech, Melania Trump wove in some vignettes from interesting and inspiring people she has met during her husband’s time in office.

“On my first international trip as first lady, my husband and I visited places of great significance to the three major religions—Islam, Christianity, and Judaism,” she said in one such instance. “One special memory from that trip is of a young boy I had the privilege of visiting while at Bambino Gesu Hospital in Rome, Italy. While there, I read the little boy a story and learned that he and his family had been waiting for a heart for a very long time and he had a grim prognosis. His situation brought my staff and me to tears, and we spoke of little else as we flew to Belgium for the next part of our trip. Upon landing just a few hours later, we learned that a heart had been donated and would be going to the little one. I think about him often, along with so many amazing and strong young patients across our own country.”

She also discussed her Be Best campaign.

“In fact, it is to help ensure a better future for our next generation that I launched Be Best, my initiative to help children achieve their fullest potential,” Melania Trump said. “Be Best has one simple goal: teaching youth about the importance of their well-being both mentally and physically. This also includes understanding online safety and the dangers of opioid and drug abuse. Through Be Best, my office and I have been able to highlight people, programs, and organizations that are doing extraordinary things in our country and around the world. I continue to believe that by shining a light on these positive examples, others across the country and globe will become inspired to do their part for our next generation. Helping children is not a political goal—it is our moral imperative.”

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