Senator Elizabeth Warren tonight spoke up in defense of Ann Coulter‘s right to speak at Berkeley after colleague Bernie Sanders did the same. Coulter, as you know, was invited to speak at Berkeley by college Republicans (they’re now suing the university). Berkeley cancelled her speech but offered her a new day to speak. Coulter shot back that they were placing unreasonable restrictions on her speech and made it clear she plans to be at Berkeley this week as planned. In a special primetime edition of The Lead, CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Warren for her reaction and whether she agrees with Howard Dean‘s assessment of what speech is and isn’t protected. Warren responded, “Ann Coulter has just gotten a much bigger platform because someone tried to deny her a chance to speak.” “If you don’t like it,” she added, “don’t show up.” Both Chris Continue reading "Elizabeth Warren to Berkeley Protesters: If You Don’t Like Ann Coulter, Just ‘Don’t Show Up’"
tweeted yesterday that a poll showed he would “still” beat Hillary Clinton in the popular vote. Cooper said, with some bewilderment, that Trump did not win the popular vote in the first place. And then he made this observation:
“This might seem like a minor point… but let’s just think for a moment how unusual it should be for a President of the United States to cavalierly and repeatedly say things that are simply not true. It isn’t something we should be desensitized to.”He concluded that ultimately Trump won the election Continue reading "Anderson Cooper: We Can’t Be ‘Desensitized’ to Trump Repeatedly Saying Things That Aren’t True"
For his first show in the 8 pm time slot, Tucker Carlson spoke with Caitlyn Jenner tonight in an interview that touched on everything from President Trump to her personal journey. Jenner again brought up her disappointment with the president for not doing more to take a stand on LGBT rights. However, she’s still a conservative Republican, and Carlson asked her why she didn’t vote for Hillary Clinton in the last election since she was clearly more pro-LGBT rights. Jenner said that she’s not a one-issue voter and thinks it would be much easier to try and push the GOP to be better on LGBT issues than to try and push the Democrats to do things like lower taxes. Carlson asked Jenner at one point if she thinks it’s possible for people of good faith to be “confused” or “baffled” by trans issues. Jenner said people need to better understand Continue reading "Caitlyn Jenner Talks with Tucker Carlson About Trump and Why She’s Not a Democrat"
Tucker Carlson debuted in his new 8 pm time slot by briefly acknowledging how surreal it might be for longtime Fox viewers to see someone new in that hour. Carlson acknowledged it was surreal for him too, saying, “I watched Bill O’Reilly at this hour for years, and I always marveled at how well-prepared he was, how tough he was, and how crisply and directly he expressed his views.” “What O’Reilly did was not easy,” Carlson concluded. “He set a high bar, and I’m gonna do my best to meet it. Thanks for sticking with us.” An hour before Tucker Carlson Tonight debuted in the new time slot, O’Reilly resurfaced in a new episode of the No Spin News podcast. Old footage of Carlson criticizing O’Reilly and his “shtick” recently surfaced in the wake of the news that his program would be moving up an hour. Watch the Continue reading "‘He Set a High Bar’: Tucker Carlson Briefly Addresses O’Reilly at Top of New Time Slot Debut"
Bill O’Reilly has returned tonight with a new episode of his No Spin News podcast after being ousted from Fox News last week following the allegations of sexual harassment against him. This week the podcast is available to everyone, but next week it will go back to being an exclusive feature for premium members. O’Reilly had this to say at the start:
I am sad that I’m not on television anymore. I was very surprised how it all turned out. I can’t say a lot, because there’s much stuff going on right now. But I can tell you that I’m very confident the truth will come out, and when it does, I don’t know if you’re going to be surprised – but I think you’re going to be shaken, as I am. There’s a lot of stuff involved here. Now, I can’t say anymore because I just don’t want to Continue reading "Bill O’Reilly Resurfaces in New Podcast: ‘Very Confident the Truth Will Come Out’"
CNN’s Jake Tapper this afternoon brought up just how striking it is that President Trump is still talking about the 2016 election. Two new polls released yesterday showed a mixed bag for the president. On the one hand, Democrats are viewed as more out of touch and it appears that––for the time being––there’s no serious buyer’s remorse amongst the people who voted for Trump. On the other hand, his personal approval ratings are pretty bad. Trump tweeted in response to one of the polls that it shows he would “still” beat Hillary Clinton in the popular vote. Tapper said today Trump did not win the popular vote in the first place, and added this:
“I’m a little surprised he’s still tweeting about this stuff. It still really gets to him––his approval ratings and what happened with the popular vote in 2016.”The Atlantic contributing editor Michelle Cottle said that Continue reading "Jake Tapper: Why Is Trump ‘Still Tweeting’ About the Election, Popular Vote?"
CBS’ Major Garrett asked White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer today about the first 100 days benchmark and whether President Trump is pleased with how much he’s been able to get done in that amount of time. And Spicer, while touting all the things the Trump administration has gotten done in the first 100 days, added that the press should keep this in context because it’s just an “artificial number” and they have a whole four years at least to get more done. The president himself tweeted about the first 100 days being a “ridiculous standard” even though he released a complete outline of pledges for his first 100 days during the campaign. Trump’s 100th day is this Saturday and, naturally, Spicer got several questions about how much they’ve been able to get done up to this point. Watch the exchange with Garrett above, via CNN. [image via screengrab Continue reading "Sean Spicer Touts Accomplishments in First 100 Days, But Adds That It’s ‘Artificial’ Benchmark"