John Haltiwanger

John Haltiwanger is the Senior Politics Writer at Elite Daily. He was born and raised in DC. John earned an MSc in International Relations from the Univ. Of Glasgow and a BA in History from St. Mary's College of MD. He loves life, and burritos.

Trump Looked Directly At The Sun During The Solar Eclipse And Now Twitter Is Dead

ByJohn Haltiwanger
President Donald Trump looked at the sun during the solar eclipse on Monday, Aug. 21, because of course he did. This is a man who's said climate change was a hoax created by the Chinese. You think he fully listened to the warnings from experts about…

People Are Saying The Eclipse 2017 Is What America Needs To Unite Us

ByJohn Haltiwanger
America is a having a rough year. Most would likely agree the country is more divided than it has been in decades. But on Aug. 21, millions of Americans will stare up at the sky in wonder at the first coast-to-coast solar eclipse since 1918. It's…

Trump's Latest Retweet Has Twitter Saying "Of Course He Did"

ByJohn Haltiwanger
President Donald Trump's Twitter habits have caught people's attention (again). On Monday, Aug. 21, Trump was going on his standard "Fake News" Twitter rant when he retweeted an account under the handle @Aroliso, which thanked him for giving up his…

Trump Has Traveled So Much, The Secret Service Can't Afford To Pay Its Agents

ByJohn Haltiwanger
President Donald Trump has spent so much on travel since entering the White House, the Secret Service can't afford to pay its agents, according to a report from USA Today. Just how much does Trump spend on vacations? Well, according to USA Today,…

People Are Pissed About Trump's Response To Barcelona And TBH, They Have A Point

ByJohn Haltiwanger
On Thursday, Aug. 17, a van crashed into a crowd in Barcelona, killing at least one person and injuring dozens. The incident is being treated as a terror attack. President Donald Trump responded to the incident with a tweet condemning terrorism and…

Trump's Response To Barcelona Van Crash Will Need To Be A Major Change From Charlottesville

ByJohn Haltiwanger
On Thursday, Aug. 17, a van crashed into a crowd in Barcelona's Las Ramblas district. It took some time to hear a response from Trump on the Barcelona van crash, but he eventually addressed it via a tweet. Trump has been under consistent criticism…

25 Funniest Memes About A Possible Trump Impeachment To Keep You Going

ByJohn Haltiwanger
Things aren't going so well in America at the moment. In the past two weeks alone, we've had to think about the prospect of nuclear war with North Korea and also witnessed neo-Nazis swarm the streets of a historic American city. It's a lot to handle…

Almost Half Of The Country Supports Impeaching Trump, Poll Shows

ByJohn Haltiwanger
After his controversial remarks on Charlottesville, a lot of Americans seem to be asking the same question: Will Trump be impeached? According to a new Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) poll, 40 percent of Americans now support impeaching…

The Senate's Top Republican Just Said What Trump Won't About Neo-Nazis

ByJohn Haltiwanger
President Donald Trump's remarks on Charlottesville on Tuesday, Aug. 15, were so indefensible even Republicans aren't backing him up. On Wednesday, Aug. 16, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell issued a statement on neo-Nazis that made it clear he…

Trump Names New Defense Against The Dark Arts — Oops — Communications Director

ByJohn Haltiwanger
Being the White House communications director seems to be a lot like being the Defense Against the Dark Arts Teacher at Hogwarts in the world of Harry Potter. In other words, people in these positions typically don't last very long and tend to be…

“Alt-Left” Tweets Show Trump Has America At The End Of Its Wits

ByJohn Haltiwanger
President Donald Trump just doesn't seem to know when to stop. On Tuesday, Aug. 15, the president once again blamed fatal violence that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia on Aug. 11 and 12 during a march organized by white supremacists on more…

The Lincoln Memorial Was Vandalized And No One Can Agree What It Says

ByJohn Haltiwanger
The Lincoln Memorial has been vandalized. Yep, some genius decided to deface one of the most beloved locations in the nation's capital with red spray paint. Based on tweets about the Lincoln Memorial vandalization, people are pretty outraged. But…

Trump Improvised Charlottesville Response, So Maybe He Should Stick To The Script

ByJohn Haltiwanger
President Donald Trump is in hot water right now over how he's handled the troubling events in Charlottesville, Virginia, that occurred on Aug. 11 and 12. In his initial response to what transpired on Aug. 12, Trump blamed "many sides" for the…

Obama’s Response To Charlottesville Literally Made History, So Trump Should Take Notes

ByJohn Haltiwanger
When it comes to responding to tragedy, President Donald Trump clearly has a lot of room for improvement. While he's not exactly the biggest fan of his predecessor, he could arguably learn a lot from him in this regard. Former President Barack…

Seth Meyers' Moving Response To Charlottesville Has Everyone Cheering

ByJohn Haltiwanger
When late night hosts decide to touch on controversial issues it can often be hit or miss, but Seth Meyers' response to Charlottesville and Trump on Monday night, Aug. 14, has the internet cheering. Meyers gave a moving and impassioned monologue…

Donald Trump Has Never Been More Unpopular Than After Charlottesville

ByJohn Haltiwanger
Here's a quick piece of advice to remember if you ever become president: Try really hard to avoid inciting a nuclear holocaust via social media and don't give lukewarm responses to aggression from Nazis -- both seem to be highly unpopular moves. A…

Trump Finally Offers Strong Response To Charlottesville And Twitter Ain't Here For It

ByJohn Haltiwanger
On Monday, Aug. 14, President Donald Trump finally offered a forceful response to the awful events that transpired in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 11 and 12. While speaking from the White House, Trump said, “Racism is evil. And those who cause…

Trump's Tweet Attacking Black CEO After Charlottesville Has Everyone Super Pissed

ByJohn Haltiwanger
President Donald Trump really seems determined to dig himself into a deep hole in terms of the backlash to his response to the tragic events in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 11 and 12. Trump's tweet about Ken Frazier's resignation has Twitter…

Trump's AG Says What He Won't, Calls Charlottesville Attack "Domestic Terrorism"

ByJohn Haltiwanger
The Trump administration is struggling to come up with a unified response to the awful events in Charlottesville, Virginia caused by a massive rally organized by white nationalists. On Monday, Aug. 14, Attorney General Jeff Sessions struggled to…

Trump’s Alma Mater Basically Says His Immigration Plan Is Garbage And Would Hurt Economy

ByJohn Haltiwanger
President Donald Trump recently endorsed the RAISE Act, a bill that would cut legal immigration in the United States in half within the next 10 years. According to a report published Thursday, Aug. 10, by the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton…