"We shared, for all our differences, a fidelity to something higher — the ideals for which generations of Americans and immigrants alike have fought, marched, and sacrificed," Obama said of McCain.
Trump Quickly Responds to Tomi Lahren's Brunch Incident, But He Could Care Less About Waffle House Hero or War Hero
The Fox News pundit gets splashed with water at brunch and Trump comes to her defense.
A video of the polarizing Fox News commentator Tomi Lahren being splashed with water by another patron and heckled at a Minneapolis restaurant last weekend for her racist on-air commentary has gone viral. President Donald Trump was quick to respond.
Meanwhile, it took Trump 22 days to call a Black man who saved the lives of Waffle House customers. Also, he did not immediately fire one of his aides for making a death joke about Sen. John McCain, a war hero fighting terminal brain cancer.
"I don't remember ever dating any girl without the permission of her mother," Roy Moore on Sean Hannity's radio show.
Trump's continued disrespect of families of those killed in war, accepting an unearned Purple Heart medal he "always wanted" and reports of his draft dodging are beyond the pale for many veterans.
Veterans and veteran groups have stepped up their rebuke of Trump for his continued attacks on the family of a U.S. Muslim soldier killed in Iraq; his pitiful acceptance Tuesday of a veteran's Purple Heart medal, which he "always wanted"; and the surfacing of detailed reports that he dodged the draft five times under questionable circumstances.
Trump insists he too has "made a lot of sacrifices." Fellow Republicans strongly condemn Trump's recent comments, saying "even for him, [it's] beyond the pale."
In typical Trump fashion, the Republican presidential nominee over the weekend lashed out against the Muslim parents of an Iraq War veteran killed in action; further insulted the soldier's mother by invoking a Muslim stereotype; and demeaned all families who have lost loved ones in combat, calling his hard work, success and charitable giving comparable sacrifices.
The VFW is "adamantly opposed to a Senate proposal" that "harms veterans."
McCain, other Trump endorsers facing backlash
For some Democrats hoping to win the Senate seats in their states, their Republican opponents' support for Trump may play a role in who wins the race.
Obama "will take the Israelis and march them to the door of the oven..."
The rhetoric among presidential candidates — especially those in the GOP seeking to secure a spot in next month's first primary debate — appears to be an attempt to out-Herod Herod, or its modern day equivalent: to out-Trump Trump.
The history of oppressing Black and LGBT service people has striking parallels. In the latest installment of Ask the White Guy, DiversityInc CEO Luke Visconti explains why the president needs to sign an executive order to repeal "don't ask, don't tell" right now.
Luke Visconti's Ask the White Guy column is a top draw on DiversityInc.com. Visconti, the founder and CEO of DiversityInc, is a nationally recognized leader in diversity management. In his popular column, readers who ask Visconti tough questions about race/culture, religion, gender, sexual orientation, disability and age can expect smart, direct and disarmingly frank answers.
The White Guy responds to a reader's question of whether Sen. Barack Obama is facing opposition simply because he is a Black man.
This column originally ran on Oct. 30, 2008. It's appropriate today because the Latino electorate was key to Obama's winning the 2008 election, yet he is now at odds with that demographic over immigration.