George Conway Warns Trump’s Mental Condition is ‘Getting Worse’, Tweets Out Pages From a Book on Disorders


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George Conway, the husband of White House official Kellyanne, has been busy on Twitter calling out President Donald Trump for what he sees as his deteriorating mental state. In a series of tweets and retweets, George Conway warned that Trump’s erratic and voluminous social media activity on Sunday is a sign his mental “condition is getting worse.” Conway also retweeted others calling Trump’s posts “a new level of insane” and “pathetic.” On Monday morning, in response to CNN’s Ana Navarro suggesting the Twitter spree is in response to the Mueller investigation, Conway countered: “Don’t assume that the things he says and does are part of a rational plan or strategy, because they seldom are. Consider them as a product of his pathologies, and they make perfect sense.”

Trump Blasts ‘Lowest Rated’ Shepard Smith and Other Fox Anchors: ‘Should Be Working’ at CNN


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President Donald Trump lashed out at several Fox News anchors Sunday, writing in a tweet they “should be working” at CNN. In a day packed with Twitter missives, Trump’s latest attack takes aim at Smith, a weekday anchor, and Leland Vittert and Arthel Neville, both weekend anchors at the president’s favorite network. “Were @FoxNews weekend anchors, @ArthelNeville and @LelandVittert, trained by CNN prior to their ratings collapse?” Trump wrote. “In any event, that’s where they should be working, along with their lowest rated anchor, Shepard Smith!” Trump’s attack on the hard news side of Fox News comes hours after he called for Jeanine Pirro — the Continue reading "Trump Blasts ‘Lowest Rated’ Shepard Smith and Other Fox Anchors: ‘Should Be Working’ at CNN"

Trump Bashes John McCain: There Are ‘Far Worse Stains’ Against Him Than Dossier Reports


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President Donald Trump lashed out at John McCain on Twitter Saturday, criticizing the late Senator for his vote against a repeal of Obamacare’s individual mandate. The president quoted a comment from former independent counsel Ken Starr, who spoke about reports that a McCain associate passed the Steele dossier on Trump to media outlets. Starr called McCain an “American hero,” but said if the reports are true, it is “unfortunately a very dark stain” on the Arizona Republican who died last year. In Trump’s tweet, he added that McCain “had far worse ‘stains’ than this, including thumbs down on repeal and replace after years of campaigning to repeal and replace!”

Trump Warns of ‘Invasion’ on U.S. Border After Condemning New Zealand Mosque Shooting


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President Donald Trump railed against illegal immigration on the southern border on Friday, after condemning the mass shooting at a New Zealand Mosque. Speaking to reporters at the signing for his first veto, which struck down an attempt to reject his national emergency declaration, Trump spoke about the shooting carried out at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. The gunman, who killed 49 worshipers in his attack, decried Muslims as “invaders” in a manifesto posted online. Trump called the shooting a “horrible, horrible thing,” and said he offered support to New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, before pivoting to his immigration veto. “We’re on track for a million illegal aliens to rush our borders,” Trump said. “People hate the word invasion, but that’s what it is. It’s an invasion of drugs and criminals and people. We have no idea who they are.” Trump has frequently compared illegal immigration Continue reading "Trump Warns of ‘Invasion’ on U.S. Border After Condemning New Zealand Mosque Shooting"

Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera: ‘Crazy Mass Murdering Fiend’ was ‘Motivated by the Immigration Crisis’


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Geraldo Rivera appeared on Fox & Friends Friday morning to react to the mass shooting at a mosque in New Zealand that left nearly 50 people dead, emphasizing the motivation behind the “white nationalist” attacker. “These are sitting ducks, people who are praying,” Rivera said, comparing the attack to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting and the Sutherland Springs church shooting. “They are targets that have no defense.” “The manifesto seems to indicate this particular crazy mass murdering fiend was motivated by the immigration crisis. He said he is a white nationalist,” he said. “This was a butcher out to get a butcher’s bill.” Rivera added that such shooters desire “self-exultation” and “see human life as just a set piece, scenery for their social media.” “White genocide, he invokes, immigration killing us, President Trump is a symbol of renewal of white identity, all sick stuff,” Rivera said, adding he’s Continue reading "Fox News’ Geraldo Rivera: ‘Crazy Mass Murdering Fiend’ was ‘Motivated by the Immigration Crisis’"

Mediaite’s Colby Hall Breaks Down Clinton’s Press Secretary Joe Lockhart Confronting Ken Starr


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Mediaite founding editor Colby Hall appeared on Law & Crime Friday to analyze the heated debate between Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart and Ken Starr, the special prosecutor who led the investigation into the 42nd president. Hall, who called the multi-segment showdown on CNN’s New Day “fascinating,” focused on one exchange in which Lockhart vented about Starr’s flashy handling of the investigation. Lockhart compared it to Special Counsel Robert Mueller‘s investigation, which he said has been carried out in a more quite and thus professional manner. “It’s shocking to see Joe Lockhart confront his political adversary from 20 years ago and say in really harsh terms that Mueller’s a pro, he not sharing information, and yet Ken Starr was playing a political game that was… really unprofessional,” Hall said on Law & Crime. “And (watch) Ken Starr just had to sit there and sort of take it.” Continue reading "Mediaite’s Colby Hall Breaks Down Clinton’s Press Secretary Joe Lockhart Confronting Ken Starr"

BREAKING: Bill Shine Resigns as White House Deputy Chief of Staff


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Bill Shine resigned as White House deputy chief of staff and communications director on Friday, after nine months in the position. According to a statement released by the White House, Shine will join President Donald Trump‘s 2020 campaign as a senior adviser. “Serving President Trump and this country has been the most rewarding experience of my entire life,” Shine said in a statement. “To be a small part of all this President has done for the American people has truly been an honor. I’m looking forward to working on President Trump’s reelection campaign and spending more time with my family.” Trump praised Shine — who joined the White House last year after leaving Fox News — for his “outstanding job” working for the administration.

Trump Watched Patriots Win Super Bowl With Founder of Spa In Which Robert Kraft Was Busted


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President Donald Trump watched the New England Patriots win their sixth Super Bowl last month in the company of the founder of the spa in which Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with soliciting prostitution. The Miami Herald reported Friday: Trump’s Super Bowl Watch Party at Mar-a-Lago in Florida was attended by Li Yang, a 45-year-old entrepreneur from China who founded a chain of spas in the state more than a decade ago. “Over the years, these establishments — many of which operate under the name Tokyo Day Spas — have gained a reputation for offering sexual services,” the Herald reported. Yang and a friend were sitting at a table just behind Trump at his West Palm Beach resort, and snapped a pic with him: Weeks after the Patriots’ Super Bowl victory, Kraft was charged with soliciting prostitution at the Orchids of Asia Day Spa in Jupiter, Florida. Continue reading "Trump Watched Patriots Win Super Bowl With Founder of Spa In Which Robert Kraft Was Busted"

Gayle King Hits Back at Fox News Host Jesse Watters: ‘All Black People Don’t Look Alike’


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Gayle King was asked about her reaction to Fox News host Jesse Watters confusing her with ABC’s Robin Roberts this week, and the CBS host revealed she mocked the flub in an email to one of Watters’ colleagues. King’s interview with R. Kelly was widely praised, even by Watters, who said on The Five, “Hats off to Gayle King for totally redeeming herself after the Smollett fiasco.” Co-host Dana Perino had to correct him, noting Roberts had conducted the Smollett interview, and Watters apologized. “Were you happy to hear that Fox News’ Jesse Watters gave you props for this interview after that Jussie Smollett interview you did?” Stephen Colbert asked King on the Late Show Thursday night. “Oh my gosh Stephen, I couldn’t believe this,” King reacted. The CBS This Morning anchor said she emailed Perino to thank her for the correction: “I said, ‘Hi, just Continue reading "Gayle King Hits Back at Fox News Host Jesse Watters: ‘All Black People Don’t Look Alike’"

Greenwald Mocks Meghan McCain’s Tearful Remarks on Anti-Semitism: ‘Single Dumbest Thing’ To Ever Happen on TV


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The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald mocked Meghan McCain Thursday over her emotional reaction to comments from Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN). McCain broke down in tears on The View Thursday when she said Omar’s controversial comments about Israel are “very scary,” and anti-Semitism shouldn’t be a politicized as an issue. Greenwald took note of her commentary, and bashed it as “the single dumbest thing ever happen on television.” He also decried the comments from former Sen. John McCain’s daughter as “an excellent exhibit for how nepotism and dynastic privilege degrades culture.” Greenwald went on to blast The View‘s “dumb & offensive” Continue reading "Greenwald Mocks Meghan McCain’s Tearful Remarks on Anti-Semitism: ‘Single Dumbest Thing’ To Ever Happen on TV"

Kamala Harris Tops CNN’s 2020 Democratic Power Rankings


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CNN’s Chris Cillizza and Harry Enten are out with their latest 2020 power rankings for Democratic presidential candidates, which place Sen. Kamala Harris of California at the front of an already crowded field. With more than 600 days until the 2020 election, the field is already shaping up with more candidates announcing their campaigns this week (Washington Gov. Jay Inslee) and others ruling it out (Michael Bloomberg). Two candidates who have yet to announce, but who place prominently on the rankings through the power of sheer hype: Joe Biden and Beto O’Rourke. Harris places first. “She’s moved up in the poll, very good Google trends, activist support,” Enten explained. Biden is stable in second place. Sen. Bernie Sanders and O’Rourke came third and fourth, respectively. Despite bad press, Sen. Amy Klobuchar has seen her poll numbers go up, Enten said, cementing her in the fifth-place slot. Sen. Continue reading "Kamala Harris Tops CNN’s 2020 Democratic Power Rankings"

Eric Trump Says 57-Year-Old Michael Caputo is ‘Young Kid’ Who Can’t Afford Lawyers For Russia Probes


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Eric Trump, adult son of President Donald Trump, appeared on Fox & Friends Thursday morning to rail against House Democrats planning investigations of the president and his orbit, echoing his father by calling it “harassment.” At one point, he lamented that “young kids” — like the 57-year-old former Trump campaign staffer Michael Caputo — can’t afford legal fees to deal with such investigations. Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade had asked Eric Trump about Caputo declining to provide documents or testify after receiving a request from the House Judiciary Committee. “I don’t blame the guy to tell you the truth,” Eric Trump said. “They’re trying to harass, trying to waste time. They take these young kids, right. They send so many documents to them. They have to hire lawyers, it practically bankrupts these kids.” “Listen, we’re big boys and girls,” Eric said, referring to himself. “We Continue reading "Eric Trump Says 57-Year-Old Michael Caputo is ‘Young Kid’ Who Can’t Afford Lawyers For Russia Probes"

Fox’s Bartiromo Presses Dem Rep. on Omar: If ‘You’re Trashing Israel’, You Shouldn’t Be on Foreign Affairs Committee


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Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo questioned Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) over the stalled effort to condemn anti-Semitism in light of comments from his colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) that have drawn outrage. Bartiromo asked Deutsch, who serves on the Foreign Affairs Committee with Omar if he wants her to step down from the committee in light of her comments that powerful supporters of Israel in the U.S. support “allegiance to a foreign country.” “I want a very strong condemnation of anti-Semitism to pass in the House today,” Deutsch told Fox Business. “The fact is that using anti-Semitic tropes like the dual loyalty charge, which I take so personally, both as a member of Congress and the son of a World War II veteran, that language is unacceptable and must be condemned.” “How come this keeps getting delayed?” Bartiromo asked. Deutsch replied, “there is no time to Continue reading "Fox’s Bartiromo Presses Dem Rep. on Omar: If ‘You’re Trashing Israel’, You Shouldn’t Be on Foreign Affairs Committee"

Fox’s Bartiromo Presses Dem Rep. on Omar: If ‘You’re Trashing Israel’, You Shouldn’t Be on Foreign Affairs Committee


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Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo questioned Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) over the stalled effort to condemn anti-Semitism in light of comments from his colleague Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) that have drawn outrage. Bartiromo asked Deutsch, who serves on the Foreign Affairs Committee with Omar if he wants her to step down from the committee in light of her comments that powerful supporters of Israel in the U.S. support “allegiance to a foreign country.” “I want a very strong condemnation of anti-Semitism to pass in the House today,” Deutsch told Fox Business. “The fact is that using anti-Semitic tropes like the dual loyalty charge, which I take so personally, both as a member of Congress and the son of a World War II veteran, that language is unacceptable and must be condemned.” “How come this keeps getting delayed?” Bartiromo asked. Deutsch replied, “there is no time to Continue reading "Fox’s Bartiromo Presses Dem Rep. on Omar: If ‘You’re Trashing Israel’, You Shouldn’t Be on Foreign Affairs Committee"

Sen. Doug Jones Declines to Call Trump Racist on CNN: I Don’t Think President is a ‘Hater’


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Recently-elected Sen. Doug Jones (D-AL) declined to call President Donald Trump racist in an interview on CNN Wednesday. CNN anchor Jake Tapper asked the former U.S. attorney about his new book — Bending Toward Justice: The Birmingham Church Bombing that Changed the Course of Civil Rights — and if he thinks the president is racist. “I’m not going to call the president a racist,” Jones replied. “Unfortunately some of the things he says garners a lot of criticism because it can have that racial overtone to it. I am not going to call him that name, I’m not going to call others that name, unless they’re real haters.” “And I certainly don’t think that Donald Trump is a hater,” he said. “Words do matter,” Jones continued. “I’m hoping that whether it is President Trump or Democrats or whoever can take the lessons that we’ve learned and understand that Continue reading "Sen. Doug Jones Declines to Call Trump Racist on CNN: I Don’t Think President is a ‘Hater’"

BREAKING: Democrats Reject Fox News as 2020 Debate Host After New Yorker Report


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Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez announced in a statement that the organization will be barring Fox News from hosting a primary debate for the 2020 presidential election. In the statement provided to Mediaite, Perez cited the New Yorker report on the ties between President Donald Trump‘s administration and Fox News as a reason to exclude the network from its 12 planned primary debates. “I believe that a key pathway to victory is to continue to expand our electorate and reach all voters,” Perez said in a statement, first reported by the Washington Post. “That is why I have made it a priority to talk to a broad array of potential media partners, including Fox News. Recent reporting in the New Yorker on the inappropriate relationship between President Trump, his administration and Fox News has led me to conclude that the network is not in a position to host a Continue reading "BREAKING: Democrats Reject Fox News as 2020 Debate Host After New Yorker Report"

Former Clinton Staffer Calls Out ‘Obsession’ With Hillary After Fox News Anchor Asks If She’s Running


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Xochitl Hinojosa, the communications director for the DNC, called out the Republican “obsession” with Hillary Clinton after she was asked on Fox News if the failed presidential candidate would run again. Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer asked Hinojosa, who worked for Clinton twice, about a tweet from New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman questioning Clinton’s statement that she will not be running in 2020. “Is she out or is she in or is she staying in the middle?” Hemmer asked Hinojosa. “She stated she is not running for president in 2020 and I take her for Continue reading "Former Clinton Staffer Calls Out ‘Obsession’ With Hillary After Fox News Anchor Asks If She’s Running"

Brazil’s President Bolsonaro Posts Sexually Explicit Golden Showers Video to Denounce Carnaval


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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro tweeted out a sexually explicit video of a man pissing on another man’s head in an apparent attempt to denounce Carnaval, the country’s massive annual street party. The far right populist, elected last year, shared a video of two men standing on a taxi stand in order to “expose the truth” about Carnaval. At one point, on the men appears to piss on the hair of the other. It’s graphic. “This is what Brazilian carnival street parties have turned into,” Bolsonaro said. Defenders of the event claimed the video he tweeted out was an isolated incident. After a torrent of criticism, Bolsonaro asked Twitter Wednesday what a “golden shower” is: According to an Insider report, Bolsonaro’s crusade against Carnaval comes after the festival made a mockery of him. Bolsonaro has a history Continue reading "Brazil’s President Bolsonaro Posts Sexually Explicit Golden Showers Video to Denounce Carnaval"

Bernie Goldberg Dishes on Why He Left Fox News: They Wouldn’t Tolerate a Conservative Hitting Trump


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Bernie Goldberg, a longtime Fox News analyst who appeared frequently the O’Reilly Factor, dished on his departure from the network in a blog post this week. The conservative commentator speaking out came a day after Jane Mayer published a massive New Yorker piece detailing Fox News’ ties with the Trump administration. Goldberg, until recently a paid analyst for Fox, opened the blog with an anecdote from 2012: Bill Shine, the Fox News executive turned White House deputy chief of staff, calling his agent to complain about Goldberg’s criticism of conservative media for coddling Sarah Palin. Goldberg explained in his post that he was referring in his 2012 criticism to Fox News host Sean Hannity, “whose interviews with Sarah Palin – and later Donald Trump – resemble wet kisses a lot more than journalism.” He went over Shine’s head to speak with then-head of the network  Continue reading "Bernie Goldberg Dishes on Why He Left Fox News: They Wouldn’t Tolerate a Conservative Hitting Trump"

Ana Navarro Blasts Magazine For Calling Out Her ‘Expensive’ Wedding Gifts: ‘I’m So Shamed’


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CNN commentator Ana Navarro fired back at a report on Tuesday that called out her “expensive” wedding registry. “Wedding registries reveal expensive tastes of Florida’s leading Never Trumpers,” blares the headline of a Washington Examiner story, out just days after Navarro’s star-studded wedding. It includes some choice entries on 47-year-old Navarro’s registry, set up in light of her marriage to Al Cardenas, 71. From the Examiner:
Among the gifts people bought the couple were “Michael Aram Palm Cocktail Napkin Holders” ($65), “sustainably sourced” striped pool towels at $39.50, a dozen “Villeroy & Boch Buffet Plate Mandarin Chargers ($89.99 each), three “Squared Zen Melamine Large Green Leaf Platter” ($46 each) and a “Bedgear Dri-Tec King Sheet Set” at $248.99. The most expensive item still visible was a tall black “Pedestal Planter” at $379 and Macy’s tableware totaled $6328.08.
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