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Trump Praises 'Incredible' Charlottesville Victim

He says Heather Heyer 'will be long remembered by all' as city holds memorial

(Newser) - A day after setting off a firestorm for remarks giving the "alt-left" its share of the blame for the violence in Charlottesville, President Trump has tweeted kind words about its female victim. "Memorial service today for beautiful and incredible Heather Heyer, a truly special young woman," the... More »

Trump Loses 2 WH Business Councils Amid Criticism

He disbanded them, though one may have beaten him to the punch

(Newser) - President Trump tweeted Wednesday that he's shutting down both his Manufacturing Council and Strategic and Policy Forum "rather than putting pressure on the businesspeople" involved. However, Bloomberg reports the Strategic and Policy Forum had already decided to disband Wednesday in the wake of Trump's comments on neo-Nazis,... More »

Trump Praises Kim Jong Un's 'Wise' Decision

'The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!'

(Newser) - President Trump had nicer words than "fire and fury" for North Korea Wednesday morning, Politico reports. "Kim Jong Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable!" Trump tweeted , referring to the country's decision... More »

Obama Charlottesville Tweet Is Now Most Popular Ever

Mandela quote gets more than 3.1M likes

(Newser) - Former President Obama tweeted for the first time in weeks in response to the violence in Charlottesville—and it has now become the most popular tweet in history. "No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion..."... More »

Trump Deletes 2 Different Retweets From Morning

One called him a 'fascist'

(Newser) - President Trump is having another eventful stretch on Twitter. And the item getting the most attention appears to have been a misfire by the president, reports Politico . It began when Trump tweeted about a story on Fox saying he was considering a pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio. A Twitter user... More »

A Mother's 'Nanosecond of Nipple,' Then a Tweetstorm

Mom breastfeeding in London museum takes to Twitter after being asked to cover up

(Newser) - Surrounded by stone breasts, one mom was pressured to cover up her own. NPR reports on a breastfeeding mother who was asked by a staffer at London's Victoria and Albert Museum to cover up while trying to feed her 1-year-old in a museum courtyard over the weekend. But instead... More »

Trump: Don't Believe Media, My Base Is Strong

President says it's actually growing

(Newser) - President Trump may be away from the White House for a while , but he's not taking a vacation from Twitter. He unleashed several tweets Monday morning on everything from a defense of his base to a personal attack on Sen. Richard Blumenthal. "The Trump base is far bigger... More »

Rowling Sorry for Inaccurate Trump Tweets

Author apologizes to parents of boy she tweeted about

(Newser) - JK Rowling started an uproar when she claimed, via Twitter, that President Trump had refused to shake the hand of a young boy in a wheelchair. That claim turned out not to be true, leading Rowling to delete her original tweets and apologize, Time and the Telegraph report. Rowling's... More »

Elon Musk: 'Yeah,' I'm Bipolar

'Maybe not medically tho'

(Newser) - When a Twitter follower of Elon Musk wondered if the "ups and downs" the Tesla CEO has experienced made for a "more enjoyable life," Musk got deeper into his mental health than that follower may have been expecting. "The reality is great highs, terrible lows and... More »

China's State Media to Trump: Stop 'Emotional Venting' on Twitter

Xinhua agency says US president is 'pouring oil on the flames' regarding North Korea

(Newser) - President Trump's tweets have raised an eyebrow or several, but one country is officially rolling its eyes. The New York Times notes that China has long bitten its tongue whenever Trump has blasted its policies and actions . But a pair of Trump tweets over the weekend, in which he... More »

John Popper of Blues Traveler in Strange Online Feud

Aerial views of critic's home were tweeted from the band's account

(Newser) - A bizarre social media feud has all but taken over ‘90s band Blues Traveler’s Twitter feed, where lead singer John Popper recently posted the address alongside an aerial image of an online foe’s home. According to SPIN , Popper has had a longstanding beef with Kentucky social services... More »

Trump Calls for Rule Change in Senate

Although the change he suggests would not have saved 'skinny repeal' bill

(Newser) - President Trump's proposed solution after the failure of the GOP health care bill Friday: Change Senate rules so that only 51 yes votes, not 60, are needed for legislation to pass. Trump has made this pitch before, though it would not have saved the GOP's health care bill... More »

Chrissy Teigen Finally Pushed Trump Too Far on Twitter

The model got blocked after 6 years or so of trolling

(Newser) - What does it take to get blocked on Twitter by the president of the United States of America? If you're Chrissy Teigen, half a dozen years or so of dedicated trolling and one five-word phrase. Time reports the model has been hassling Donald Trump on Twitter since at least... More »

Trump Suggests Clinton Has Influence Over FBI Director

Wrongly claims Clinton donated to Jill McCabe campaign

(Newser) - President Trump lobbed plenty of accusations before breakfast Tuesday, one of which was that Hillary Clinton has influence over the acting FBI director. On Twitter , Trump also continued his attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions for taking "a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails &... More »

Viral Pic of 'Nightmare' JetBlue Passenger Takes Flight

'The toes were in full wiggle,' horrified woman tweets

(Newser) - When your pilot announces your flight's cruising altitude of 35,000 feet, that shouldn't be a Manchurian Candidate-like cue for someone's actual feet to emerge. It's not clear if that's why Jessie Char suddenly found a fellow passenger's tootsies poking into her row of... More »

GOP Senator Stands Up to Rants Against Muslim Rival

Jeff Flake offered words of support to Deedra Abboud after storm of anti-Islam sentiment

(Newser) - Attorney Deedra Abboud is one of the contenders in Arizona's Democratic primary who hopes to unseat GOP Sen. Jeff Flake in 2018, reports the Hill , but the fact that she's also a Muslim has spurred a flood of Islamophobic comments on her social media posts and videos. The... More »

Coulter's Tweets About Airline Seat Went On All Weekend

About 2 dozen tweets and retweets because she was moved to a different seat

(Newser) - Another airline is in the news, this time in the spotlight thanks to Ann Coulter's barrage of tweets over the weekend. Per MarketWatch , the conservative pundit was incensed when Delta staff moved her Saturday from what she says was her prebooked "extra room" seat on a flight out... More »

Trump Sued for Blocking People on Twitter

First Amendment advocates say it's unconstitutional

(Newser) - First Amendment advocates are suing President Donald Trump, saying some of his critics have been unconstitutionally blocked from following him on Twitter, the AP reports.The lawsuit was filed Tuesday in Manhattan federal court by the Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University. The lawsuit says Twitter has become an... More »

Jessica Simpson Reacts Awesomely to Whole Foods' Chicken Salad Issue

'It happens to the best of us'

(Newser) - As soon as the Whole Foods chicken-salad-that's-actually-tuna debacle made headlines, people started making Jessica Simpson jokes. (One example: "Please don't tell @JessicaSimpson that Whole Foods sold chicken that was actually tuna," Jezebel tweeted when the news first came out.) The jokes were, of course, recalling... More »

Seth Rogen's Mom Makes Things Awkward for Him on Twitter

By tweeting about sex. Embarrassing!

(Newser) - Parents are so embarrassing. Seth Rogen's mom, Sandy, tweeted Wednesday that "Falling asleep after sex is like shavasana after yoga.!" and, of course, a bunch of other Twitter users felt the need to make sure Rogen himself was aware of that fact, Mashable reports. That led to... More »

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