‘The Art Of The Fail’: The Meme That Ate Donald Trump’s Book

President Donald Trump’s business boasts in his book The Art of the Deal returned to haunt him after the GOP failed to repeal Obamacare and replace it with his Trumpcare health plan Friday. And the irony was not lost on many social media users, who quickly turned the title into hilarious memes.
To illustrate the GOP’s bill failure, memesters and commentators offered up new titles, such as “The Art of the Fail,” “The Art of the Bad Deal,” “The Art of the Ordeal,” “The Art of Repeal,” “The Fart of the Deal,” and even “The Shart of the Deal.” And that doesn’t begin to cover the comments...

Mexican Newspaper Blasts U.S. Spring Breakers For Chanting ‘Build The Wall’

Passengers were reportedly stunned this month when a group of U.S. college students burst into chants of “Build the wall!” on a spring break cruise off the coast of Cancun, Mexico.  
It’s just one example of a growing number of problems with increasingly “haughty” spring breakers, according to a Mexican newspaper.
The Yucatan Times could’t miss the hurtful irony of privileged young Americans calling for keeping Mexicans out of the U.S. with President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall while they were traveling in Mexico for vacation.
Several Mexican tourists on the ship expressed their anger about the chant, but “the Americans did not stop” and continued their “racist hymn,” the paper reported Friday.
“This is just one of the many blameworthy behaviors that young spring breakers have shown recently in Cancun that are described as acts of xenophobia and discrimination against Mexicans within their own Continue reading "Mexican Newspaper Blasts U.S. Spring Breakers For Chanting ‘Build The Wall’"

Twitter Bashes Incredibly Awkward ‘Style’ Shot Of Donald Trump Jr.

Donald Trump’s oldest son struck a forlorn, stiff pose for a photo accompanying a profile piece on him in the New York Times Style section Saturday that was decidedly ... unstylish. But it sure got Twitter’s juices going.
The photo was an apt illustration for the article, which made the point that Donald Trump Jr., 39, has felt out of place in Manhattan — and even in the public eye — and has yearned for the great outdoors (even though he took a lot of heat from the public for his Big Game hunting spree in Africa). 

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Twitter Piles On Trump After ‘Klusterfu**en’ Angela Merkel Visit

That didn’t go well.
From President Donald Trump’s refusal to shake hands with Angela Merkel in the Oval Office, to the president’s insistence yet again that he was a victim of wiretapping to the aghast look on the German chancellor’s face when she got a load of Trump, the meeting between the state leaders Friday was a bust.
The only chortling amid the screams were tweeters, who landed a few humorous jabs at the president’s expense.
There were those who were sad to see Merkel leave:

Wild Truck Water-Bead Stunt Ends With Child Endangerment Charge

A mom and her boyfriend thought it would be a hoot to drive her young son and his nanny around town in the back of a pickup filled with colorful water-absorbent beads. 

The way-back passengers seemed to have a blast “swimming,” jumping and shimmying in the Orbeez beads — but around some tight corners in traffic it looked as if they almost “floated” over the sides.

The stunt featured boy YouTube “star” Rocco Piazza, 8, who has his own Rocco Piazza Vlog channel doing crazy, sometimes apparently death-defying, stunts filmed by mom Holly Piazza. The pickup stunt in their hometown of Corona, in Southern California, quickly joined the lineup and got nearly 1 million hits. It was still posted Friday night.

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MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ Viciously Blasts ‘Fake, Reckless’ Trump

MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” program, which once fawned over a preening Donald Trump early in his campaign, denounced him Monday as “fake, failed and reckless,” and blamed the president for bringing the nation to a “crisis.”
What had co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski so hot and bothered? Trump’s baseless claim that President Barack Obama had his phones at Trump Tower wiretapped during the presidential election.
“I think we reached a new low,” Scarborough said.
Added Brzezinski: “I had hope and an open mind. And I have lost hope completely and my mind is closed. This presidency is fake and failed.” She added, choking up: “This is really bad. Just for the record, we are all really nervous.”

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Twitter Gets Into Trump Conspiracy Spirit With #IfIWereWiretapped

Donald Trump’s claims that Barack Obama had his phones in Trump Tower wiretapped — without presenting any evidence or rationale — at least got the Twitterverse thinking. Most users don’t seem particularly paranoid ... but if they were they began to wonder:  “What would a wiretapper — or someone who bugged my home — find out about me?”
Lots of Tweets referred to the embarrassing stuff: scarfing down cheesecake with sound effects, endlessly watching TV, and talking way too much to pets.