Getting in the crosshairs of President Trump can have enormous consequences even if you are a decorated war hero.
On Sunday, Trump set Twitter ablaze when he bashed the former Secretary of State Colin Powell.
Powell drew fire from Trump after an interview where he criticized the President for his threats to deploy the military in order to quell the protests across the U.S.
In the interview, Powell had stated that, ’We have a Constitution. And we have to follow that Constitution. And the president has drifted away from it.’
Never the one to take anything lying down, Trump tweeted and called Powell ‘weak’ and ‘pathetic’ while referring to Powell’s discredited testimony before the Iraq War, where the General claimed that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
Trump’s tweet read, ’Colin Powell was a pathetic interview today on Fake News CNN. In his time, he was weak & gave away everything to everybody – so bad for the USA. Also got the ‘weapons of mass destruction’ totally wrong, and you know what that mistake cost us? Sad! Only negative questions asked.’
Others on social media were quick to criticize Trump in return, arguing that he will lose the military and veterans’ vote with these words.
What’s your take on the situation? Do you think Trump was right in bashing Powell or did he cross the line?
Tokyo’s Red-Light District Workers to be Tested for Coronavirus
It seems the red-light district in Tokyo is a popular place for many people.
In the Japanese city, health officials have instructed people frequenting Tokyo’s night-time economic centers to get regular tests for coronavirus.
This came after evidence that the virus was spreading fast in people working in host clubs and similar establishments.
For instance, on Saturday, the city reported 26 new cases, half of which were workers at one host club in Kabukicho.
Kabukicho is a Tokyo red-light district that hosts over 4,000 bars, commercial sex parlors, restaurants, and pachinko (gaming) establishments.
Since the country lifted its seven-week lockdown, there has been a spike in the number of infections traced to host clubs, where ladies pay to talk with male employees over snacks and drinks.
Interestingly, the women will not wear protective masks as one was quoted saying, ‘What we sell here is us, ourselves. So wearing a mask would show disrespect towards our customers.’
With this kind of mindset, don’t you think that the number of infections will rise rapidly if these establishments are not closed?
Retired Navy Captain Remorseful After Racial Slurs on Facebook
The Internet never forgets, and that is something that Scott Bethmann is learning the hard way.
Bethmann, a retired US Navy Captain, used racial slurs and derogatory language while conversing with his wife. The conversation was accidentally live-streamed on Facebook.
That conversation has come back to haunt him after it went viral on the social media platform for over 30 minutes.
Bethmann used the N-word while complaining that he couldn’t speak out his mind while saying that, ‘the white motherf*ckers can’t say anything. That’s the point we’re making here, Nancy.’
In response, his wife is heard talking about ‘F*cking Asians from China who love to steal all of our intellectual property.’
Consequently, Bethmann has since resigned from the US Naval Academy Alumni Association board and his Facebook page has also been removed.
In defense, Bethmann says he is ‘mortified’ and working to be a better person, but maybe this is because he was caught, right?
Jeff Bezos ‘Happy to Lose’ Customers Upset by Black Lives Matter Support
As a billionaire and one of the world’s richest men, you can almost get away with anything.
Amazon founder and CEO has come out all guns blazing against customers who criticized him for publicly supporting the Black Lives Matter movement.
Last week, Jeff Bezos pledged $10 million to fight racial injustice, and now Amazon has added a banner on its homepage that states ‘Amazon stands in solidarity with the black community.’
This action has attracted backlash from shoppers who emailed the CEO messages filled with racial slurs and statements like ‘all lives matter.’
In response, Bezos called the messages ‘sickening, but not surprising’ and told one customer who threatened to boycott Amazon, ‘Dave, you’re the kind of customer I’m happy to lose.’
Minneapolis City Council Members to Disband Police Department
It is mind-blowing the kind of repercussions that one person’s death can put in motion.
In Minneapolis, 9 city council members announced intentions to disband the Minneapolis police department.
This action is a ripple-effect from the death of George Floyd at the hands of the city’s police officers.
While the council didn’t offer a timeline for the disbandment, they announced that they are ‘taking intermediate steps toward ending’ the department.
The council has 12 members and the fact that 9 out of twelve support the action means it’s just a matter of time before the force is ripped apart.