Blake Shelton indicated he was 'embarrassed' by a surprise stunt that unfolded during a past episode of the show.
- PoliticsThe Wrap
Melania Trump Downplays Husband’s Greta Thunberg Diss: Barron ‘Is Not an Activist Who Travels the Globe’
First lady Melania Trump said Friday that comparisons between Greta Thunberg and her son, Barron, aren’t valid, and suggested her husband’s recent insult of the 16-year-old climate activist wasn’t bullying, on the grounds that Thunberg is a world famous public figure.“BeBest is the first lady’s initiative, and she will continue to use it to do all she can to help children,” says a statement from press secretary Stephanie Grisham, tweeted by CNN’s Kate Bennett. “It is no secret that the President and First Lady often communicate differently — as most married couples do. Their son is not an activist who travels the globe giving speeches. He is a 13-year-old who wants and deserves privacy.”Thursday, one day after Time Magazine named Greta Thunberg “Person of the Year,” President Trump mocked her on Twitter, saying “So ridiculous. Greta must work on her Anger Management problem, then go to a good old fashioned movie with a friend! Chill Greta, chill!”Also Read: House Judiciary Committee Approves Articles of Impeachment Against TrumpCritics attempted to paint Trump’s comment as hypocrisy, because earlier in the month, the Trumps and several Republicans claimed to be offended and outraged because Barron was referred to by name during a hearing before the House Judiciary Committee last week. Pamela Karlan said, “Contrary to what President Trump has said, Article 2 does not give him the power to do anything he wants. The Constitution says there can be no titles of nobility, so while the president can name his son Barron, he can’t make him a baron.”The first lady then tweeted Karlan “should be ashamed” for using a child to conduct “very angry and obviously biased public pandering.” Shortly after, Republicans claimed Karlan had somehow insulted or attacked Barron. Karlan later apologized, but critics said doing so only validated a bad faith line of attack.Read original story Melania Trump Downplays Husband’s Greta Thunberg Diss: Barron ‘Is Not an Activist Who Travels the Globe’ At TheWrap
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The Xinjiang regional government in China’s far west is deleting data, destroying documents, tightening controls on information and has held high-level meetings in response to leaks of classified papers on its mass detention camps for Uighurs and other predominantly Muslim minorities, according to four people in contact with government employees there. Top officials deliberated how to respond to the leaks in meetings at the Chinese Communist Party’s regional headquarters in Urumqi, Xinjiang’s capital, some of the people said. The meetings began days after The New York Times published last month a cache of internal speeches on Xinjiang by top leaders including Chinese President Xi Jinping.
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Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi said on Friday that the United States had seriously damaged the hard-won mutual trust between the countries by criticizing Beijing over issues such as Hong Kong and the treatment of Muslim Uighurs. "Such behavior is almost paranoid, and is indeed rare in international exchanges, seriously damaging the hard-won foundation of mutual trust between China and the United States, and seriously weakening the United States' international credibility," said State Councillor Wang.
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Were you more sensitive to criticism and correction than your peers? If you can relate, you might have been a highly sensitive child (HSC). Here are 10 signs you might have been a highly sensitive child.