Wasn’t Everyone Supposed to ‘Tone Down The Rhetoric’ After The Scalise Shooting?

The Trump presidency has redefined the 24-hour news cycle. Between the investigations, the leaks, the tweets, and numerous other controversies, it seems like President Trump has generated more news in six months than President Obama has in eight years. And because of that, things that happened so recently have become a distant memory. For example, last week’s assassination attempt of Rep. Steve Scalise and other Republican lawmakers. Yes, that was last week. In the wake of the shooting, there was a call for unity and a call for self-reflection. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) put their differences aside and sat down for joint interview at the congressional baseball game calling on both parties to “tone down the rhetoric.” CBS’s Scott Pelley and NBC’s Chuck Todd have acknowledged that the media had played a role in current political climate. In President Trump’s address immediately Continue reading "Wasn’t Everyone Supposed to ‘Tone Down The Rhetoric’ After The Scalise Shooting?"

Trump Complains in New Interview About Friendship Between Mueller and Comey: ‘Very Bothersome’

On Thursday night, Sean Hannity gave a sneak preview of Fox & Friends‘s interview with President Trump that will air Friday morning. In the clip, Ainsley Earhardt asked Trump wither Special Counsel Robert Mueller should recuse himself. Here was his response:
“Well he’s very, very good friends with Comey, which is very bothersome, but he’s also- and we’re gonna have to see. I mean we’re gonna have to see in terms of- There has been no obstruction. There has been no collusion. There has been leaking by Comey, but there’s been no collusion, no obstruction and virtually everybody agree to that. So we’ll have to see. I can say that the people that have been hired are all Hillary Clinton supporters.”
This interview comes in the wake of President Trump’s tweeted admission that there were no tapes of his conversations with Comey. Watch the clip above, via Fox Continue reading "Trump Complains in New Interview About Friendship Between Mueller and Comey: ‘Very Bothersome’"

‘You Wonder Why These Things Happen, Liz?’ Gutfeld Scolds Elizabeth Warren For Rhetoric Post-GOP Shooting

Greg Gutfeld slammed Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and other Democrats Thursday night for their response to the Senate GOP healthcare bill, especially in the wake of last week’s assassination attempt on Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) and other Republican lawmakers. “When we’re talking about, you know, bad language and violent imagery,” Gutfeld began,  “and you have Liz Warren calling this ‘blood money,’ “paying for tax cuts with American lives.'” He then looked directly at the camera to take aim at the senator. “And you wonder why these things happen, Liz? Huh? Maybe you should watch yourself saying those things after what happened!” The Five co-host then ripped the staged “die-ins.” “A ‘die-in’?!? Because Republicans kill people! That’s what we do! Isn’t that the inflammatory language we were talking about!” Gutfeld also criticized the planning and timing of the die-ins, which took place immediately after the 142-page Continue reading "‘You Wonder Why These Things Happen, Liz?’ Gutfeld Scolds Elizabeth Warren For Rhetoric Post-GOP Shooting"

Tucker Carlson: ‘It’s Not Really Journalism What CNN is Practicing Anymore; It’s Advocacy’

On Thursday night, Tucker Carlson slammed CNN after the network cut away from President Trump‘s rally he held in Cedar Rapids, IA this week. Carlson noted that CNN dipped out of Trump’s rally roughly seven minutes into it to discuss Jared Kushner‘s security clearances and that MSNBC didn’t even broadcast any of it, but spent the night talking about alleged collusion between Trump and Vladimir Putin. “MSNBC I get actually, they know who their audience is. That doesn’t bother me,” he began. “CNN’s supposed to be a news channel and they talk about Trump a lot and here they have a chance to actually show Trump talking but they cut away.” The Hill‘s Joe Concha (a Mediaite alum) quoted a snapshot MRC study from May that showed CNN talked about Trump 92% of the time. And he theorized as to why the network would cut away Continue reading "Tucker Carlson: ‘It’s Not Really Journalism What CNN is Practicing Anymore; It’s Advocacy’"

Johnny Depp Asks British Festival Crowd: ‘When Was the Last Time an Actor Assassinated the President?’

Johnny Depp is the latest celebrity to joke about the assassination of President Trump. Introducing a film at the Glastonbury Festival, the Pirates of the Caribbean actor delved into American politics. “I think Trump needs help,” he said, in remarks reported by The Telegraph. “There are a lot of dark places he could go.” Then he uttered a remark that even he, in a moment of self-awareness, seemed to know would get attention. “I’m not insinuating anything – by the way this will be in the press and it will be horrible – but when was the last time an actor assassinated a president?” He responded to loud cheers, “Don’t worry, I’m not an actor, I lie for a living.” Depp’s comments come just weeks after Kathy Griffin (who posed with Trump’s severed blooded head in a photoshoot) and Shakespeare in the Park’s production of Julius Continue reading "Johnny Depp Asks British Festival Crowd: ‘When Was the Last Time an Actor Assassinated the President?’"

‘Leaking is Not Bugging!’ Jonah Goldberg, Mollie Hemingway Get Heated Over Trump’s ‘Tape’ Tweets

Thursday night’s Special Report panel got pretty heated between National Review‘s Jonah Goldberg and The Federalist‘s Mollie Hemingway when discussing President Donald Trump‘s Twitter admission that he does not know of any tapes of his conversations with former FBI Director James Comey. Goldberg kicked off the conversation by saying he never cared about the initial tweet, which he referred to as a “bluff,” but what struck him was Trump’s subtle insinuation that members of “the deep state” are bugging the Oval Office. “That’s a pretty provocative charge to make,” Goldberg added, “I thought that was the more offensive part of it.” Hemingway fired back. “That’s ridiculous!” she said. She added, “You’ve had nothing but months of leaks from intelligence agencies about people affiliated with the Trump campaign or otherwise. It’s not insane at all to think there might be surveillance since.” Goldberg cut Continue reading "‘Leaking is Not Bugging!’ Jonah Goldberg, Mollie Hemingway Get Heated Over Trump’s ‘Tape’ Tweets"

Colbert on Closed-Door Health Care Talks: They ‘Put a Sock on the Doorknob’ While ‘Screwing Poor People’

On Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert took on Senate Republicans for their handling of health care reform. The Late Show host noted that there is a “frantic scramble” to make their own July 4 deadline to gut Obamacare. “If you’re going to blow your fingers off with fireworks, do it on the third,” Colbert advised his audience. He mentioned how the negotiations in the drafting of the health care bill have been behind closed doors. “They even put a sock on the doorknob,” Colbert said, “so no one barges in while they’re screwing poor people.” He then mocked Democrats for vowing to slow work in the Senate to a crawl in order to protest the secrecy. “Yes a crawl, down from its current speed of Toddler on Benadryl,” he reacted. Colbert went on to say that Republicans are becoming so “desperate” to pass anything that they’re considering canceling their August Continue reading "Colbert on Closed-Door Health Care Talks: They ‘Put a Sock on the Doorknob’ While ‘Screwing Poor People’"