Hannity: ‘Conspiracy Theory’ That I Tell Trump What to Do is ‘So Stupid and Inaccurate and Untrue’


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Fox News host Sean Hannity slammed the mainstream media on his radio show Friday afternoon, calling out the “conspiracy theory” that he directs President Donald Trump on what to do in the Oval Office. “It is so stupid and inaccurate and untrue and made up,” said a frustrated Hannity. “One quick point– nobody ever calls me, ever, to ask me before they either write or say this garbage.” The Fox News host said that if members of the media simply listened to the things Trump says “on a daily basis” and paid attention to his actions, without bias, they’d also be able to predict what Trump is about to do next. If the media took Trump seriously enough, Hannity says, they wouldn’t be acting surprised that he is declaring a national emergency for border security, since he had previously said he would. “He literally telegraphed every single thing that Continue reading "Hannity: ‘Conspiracy Theory’ That I Tell Trump What to Do is ‘So Stupid and Inaccurate and Untrue’"

Ann Coulter Responds to Trump’s Slam: ‘The Only National Emergency is That Our President is an Idiot’


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Minutes after President Donald Trump‘s White House Rose Garden speech in which Ann Coulter was deemed to be “off the reservation” by the president, the conservative commentator fired back. Appearing on KABC radio in Los Angeles, Coulter — who recently surrendered support for Trump over his slowness to fulfill his border wall promise, said signing the congressional bill is a mistake that would ensure no wall would be built: “not a wall, not a prototype, but some bollard fencing with the approval of local officials.” The right-wing pundit added the President had the authority to build a wall all along and didn’t need Congress to do it. “Forget the fact that he’s digging his own grave,” Coulter said. “The only national emergency is that our president is an idiot.” But not to dunk on Trump’s entire base, Coulter did acknowledge Trump did follow through on some of Continue reading "Ann Coulter Responds to Trump’s Slam: ‘The Only National Emergency is That Our President is an Idiot’"

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Plans Bill to Block Trump’s National Emergency Declaration


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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her colleague Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) will introduce a bill to block President Donald Trump‘s national emergency declaration, she announced on Twitter Friday morning. “.@JoaquinCastrotx and I aren’t going to let the President declare a fake national emergency without a fight,” she tweeted, confirming a report that she was planning a bill to block the Trump’s emergency declaration. Castro earlier indicated he would be joining the fight, announcing in a statement Thursday that he would counter Trump’s measure, using the National Emergencies Act. “If President Trump declares a national emergency to fund his border wall, I’m prepared to introduce a resolution to terminate the President’s emergency declaration under 50 U.S.C. 1622. (National Emergencies Act),” he said.

Rep. McBath: ‘In My Mind There Really is a National Emergency’ and It’s ‘Gun Violence’


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Democratic Virginia Rep. Lucy McBath (D-VA) slammed President Donald Trump‘s announcement that he will declare southern border security as a national emergency, and said the real national emergency Americans are dealing with is gun violence. Speaking to CNN’s John Berman Friday morning, McBath described gun violence as a “public health crisis” and said that she would support the President if he were to declare a national emergency for that. “In my mind, there really is a national emergency,” she said. “People continue to die every single day. We know that we’ve got over a hundred people in this country that die unnecessarily to gun violence every single day… That is a national emergency. Not a wall.” The freshman congresswoman said she would be happy for a national emergency declaration for gun violence to go through the congressional oversight, adding she is proud to be part of such a Continue reading "Rep. McBath: ‘In My Mind There Really is a National Emergency’ and It’s ‘Gun Violence’"

Shepard Smith Roasts Trump For Border Deal: ‘If it Walks Like a Loss and Quacks Like a Loss, It’s a Loss’


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Fox News’ Shepard Smith minced no words in calling President Donald Trump‘s border wall deal with Congress a “loss” that he could have avoided by accepting a $25 billion deal from Democrats last year. “Somehow you’re supposed to push that together and roll it and spin it and churn it out and twist it and turn it into something that’s vaguely resembling a win,” said Smith on Thursday. “It didn’t matter if you put it on that machine down there on the Jersey Shore and pulled it like taffy and twisted it and packaged it and put a bow on it and dipped it in chocolate. It’s not a win.” Smith added that at this point in negotiations, Trump calling for a last-ditch national emergency to build the wall doesn’t count as a win. “If it walks like a loss and quacks like a loss, it’s just a loss. Continue reading "Shepard Smith Roasts Trump For Border Deal: ‘If it Walks Like a Loss and Quacks Like a Loss, It’s a Loss’"

Ocasio-Cortez Celebrates New York Rejecting Amazon: We Defeated the ‘Richest Man in the World’


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Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) congratulated New Yorkers Thursday for having “defeated” Amazon’s plans to build headquarters in New York City, which she does not believe will help New Yorkers. The congresswoman also took a jab at “the richest man in the world,” Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, whom she had criticized in the past for poor corporate hiring practices. “Anything is possible: today was the day a group of dedicated, everyday New Yorkers & their neighbors defeated Amazon’s corporate greed, its worker exploitation, and the power of the richest man in the world,” tweeted Ocasio-Cortez. “I think it’s incredible,” said Ocasio-Cortez when asked by congressional reporters Continue reading "Ocasio-Cortez Celebrates New York Rejecting Amazon: We Defeated the ‘Richest Man in the World’"

Dem Leader Steny Hoyer Hints at Possible ‘Further Action’ Against Rep. Omar if No Change


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Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD) indicated possible “further action” against Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) Wednesday if she continues making anti-Semitic statements moving forward. He says only a “real test” based on actions will validate her apology. Per Fox News’ Chad Pergram: “Ms. Omar apologized. But the real test is actions going forward..we need to treat one another with respect.. if that doesn’t pan out, there could be further action.” Earlier this week the Democratic congressman expressed skepticism regarding Omar’s apology for controversial remarks she made about pro-Israel lobbyists. “Let’s see what happens. Apologies are nice but actions are better,” he told Continue reading "Dem Leader Steny Hoyer Hints at Possible ‘Further Action’ Against Rep. Omar if No Change"

Bret Stephens: Idea That Trump Wall Will Meet ‘Demands of the Laura Ingrahams of The World Is a Joke’


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New York Times columnist Bret Stephens does not think “the Laura Ingrahams of the world” will be satisfied with the kind of wall President Donald Trump can get with the little money he has for it now. Stephens said Trump could have gotten a border security deal with Democrats for $25 billion last year, on condition he accepts a path to citizenship for the children of undocumented immigrants, but since he turned it down, he can only get under $1 billion now. “The idea that this is going to create any kind of substantial border fencing that meets the demands of the Laura Ingrahams of the world is — is a joke,” Stephens told MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle, emphasizing that even if Trump “got all the money he claims he can get, it’s going to be a pittance.” The columnist added that one thing that Americans of all Continue reading "Bret Stephens: Idea That Trump Wall Will Meet ‘Demands of the Laura Ingrahams of The World Is a Joke’"

Veep Writer Confirms: Rumor About Staffer Shaving Amy Klobuchar’s Legs Inspired Joke on HBO Show


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A Veep writer confirmed the HBO show’s jokes about leg-shaving was inspired by rumors that the newest Democratic presidential contender for 2020, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), forced staffers to shave her legs. “It is a well-known rumor that we were told a million times by millions of people,” Veep writer David Mandel told Slate‘s Jeremy Stahl after tweeting a clip of the scene in which the joke is made. “I once dry shaved that woman’s desk under her desk during a cabinet meeting,” says a fictional Veep staffer about her fictional boss Selina Meyer — the show’s main character played by Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Stahl, disclosing his “brother has worked on the show for the past two seasons,” says the scene was written based on what the writers had heard about Continue reading "Veep Writer Confirms: Rumor About Staffer Shaving Amy Klobuchar’s Legs Inspired Joke on HBO Show"

Klobuchar Reportedly Called New Employers of Her Departing Staffers to Have Their Job Offers Rescinded


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In a potentially embarrassing AP report for the newest 2020 presidential nominee Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), more than a dozen current and former staffers describe her as an abusive boss who often tried to have job offers rescinded when they tried to jump ship. Interviews with some of Klobuchar’s Capitol Hill staffers portray a hostile work environment that was run on fear, abuse, and humiliation. According to staffers, the overly critical senator will sometimes turn a single mistake into a “multi-day affair” of shaming and demeaning, followed by post-work angry late-night phone calls and all-caps emails. “The way she treats staff is disqualifying,” said a former female staffer, who made it clear that Klobuchar “has fully earned reputation” as a horrible boss “independent of her gender.” The former staffer added that she would not vote for Klobuchar in the Democratic primary despite her progressive political views. Three former Klobuchar Continue reading "Klobuchar Reportedly Called New Employers of Her Departing Staffers to Have Their Job Offers Rescinded"

Howard Schultz Laments the Blowback on His Possible 2020 Run: The ‘Resistance’ Has Taken Me and My Wife Aback


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Former Starbucks CEO and possible presidential candidate Howard Schultz says he and his wife were startled by the harsh blowback from members of the “Resistance” to his announcement that he will run as an Independent in 2020. In an interview with SiriusXM, Schultz and his wife Sheri said they expected some criticism but not the amount of “acute” backlash they had been receiving thus far. “I think the extent of it has taken us back a bit,” he said. “But I think any time you try and go against the grain and take the road less travelled and challenge the status quo – actually, that’s something I’ve been doing my whole life, but not at this level – clearly we’re going to have some resistance.” Sheri Schultz added that she tries to be “present” and take things “one day at a time.” “The best way that I Continue reading "Howard Schultz Laments the Blowback on His Possible 2020 Run: The ‘Resistance’ Has Taken Me and My Wife Aback"

Trump Calls For Rep. Omar to Resign: Comments Were ‘Deep Seeded in Her Heart’


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President Donald Trump called on Rep. Ilhan Omar to resign, over her controversial comments about Israel that were “deep seeded in her heart.” Omar apologized yesterday after eliciting outrage while mocking pro-Israel Jewish lobbyists for allegedly buying American allies with large sums of money — a common trope associated with anti-Semitism. That incident had led to other tweets from the Democratic congresswoman surfacing, one which accuses Israel of having “hypnotized the world” with “evil doings” and calls on “Allah” to expose them. The President called Omar’s apology “lame” while addressing the White House press pool Tuesday. “I think she should either resign from Congress or she should certainly resign from the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” he said. The criticism of Omar has been swift and bipartisan. Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) lined up to condemn Omar’s remarks.

Hillary Claps Back at GOP Using Her Campaign Slogan for Trump: ‘Now Copy My Plan on Health Care’


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Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton clapped back at the Republican National Committee Twitter account for copying her slogan as part of a pro-Trump ad, challenging them to copy her policy platform as well. “Now copy my plan on health care, a fairer tax system, and voting rights,” she said on Twitter in response to the ad, which captioned, “We’re only getting stronger together.” The ad itself received a mix of bad reviews from President Donald Trump‘s critics, ranging from claims of racism to stealing ideas.

#MeToo Protest Erupts in New York After Police Charity Invites Bill O’Reilly to Speak


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A police charity group is backtracking from inviting former Fox News anchor Bill O’Reilly to speak at its monthly fundraiser in New York, after the event drew backlash from the #MeToo crowd, The New York Times reports. O’Reilly was kicked out of Fox News in 2017 over allegations of sexual harassment, ahead of the #MeToo movement that would soon engulf the entertainment industry. His recent invitation by the Police Athletic League, initially meant to raise money, instead preceded the resignation of a board member, outrage from the National Organization for Women, questions from reporters, and finally, the group withdrawing from the fundraiser Monday evening. Two expected attendees, the police commissioner and the Manhattan district attorney, had also said they weren’t going to attend the event, and a second board member resigned, but none said it was because of O’Reilly’s speech.

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Steny Hoyer: ‘ICE is an Absolutely Essential Agency’


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Democrat House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD) came out in support of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency Monday, calling it an “absolutely essential” part of the United States government just “like the IRS.” In a conversation with Fox News’ Neil Cavuto, Hoyer set himself aside from people on the left who want open borders, saying Democrats such as himself and Senate Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) do care about legal immigration. “Some suggested eliminating ICE as an organization. I was not for that,” Hoyer said. “The Speaker was not for that clearly. We’re going to have immigrants, we’re going to have customs. We need enforcement.” The congressman said he hopes Democrats and Republicans will “reach an agreement soon,” adding another government shutdown should not be an option. He said like President Donald Trump, he cares about border security, but he disagrees that a wall needs to Continue reading "Steny Hoyer: ‘ICE is an Absolutely Essential Agency’"

Ocasio-Cortez Roasts Sinclair’s Top Pundit Boris Espsteyn For Arguing With a Parody Account


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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is having a blast mocking her trolls on Twitter lately. This time, she destroyed Sinclair Broadcast Group’s chief political analyst Boris Epshteyn after he mistakenly trolled a parody account while thinking it was her. Epshteyn had initially responded to a parody account posing as “AOC press”, which vowed to break silence on the “reckless move by President Trump pulling out of the IMDb treaty with Russia.” Thinking it was real, Epshteyn began debating with the “confused” parody account. “One minute they scream that president is Russia’s puppet the next they don’t want the president to be tough on Russia,” tweeted Epshteyn, moving on to mock the intentional “IMDb” error. “You mean INF? IMDb is the movie database that you seem to so desperately want to have a big profile on.”

Mike Pompeo Defends Handling of Jamal Khashoggi Killing: ‘America’s Not Covering Up For a Murder’


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State Secretary Mike Pompeo pushed back on speculation surrounding the United States’ involvement with Saudi Arabia, insisting the U.S. is “not covering up” for former Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi‘s murder. “America’s not covering up for a murder. America’s taken more action in response to the tragic murder of Jamal Khashoggi, and will continue to take more actions and continue our investigation,” Pompeo told reporters during a press gaggle in Budapest, Hungary. Reporters, who had followed the Secretary to Budapest for his meetings, grilled him over Senator Tim Kaine‘s (D-VA) accusation that the Trump administration had turned a “blind eye” on evidence that Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman was involved in Khashoggi’s death. “Senator Kaine is just dead wrong. He’s just flat-out wrong,” Pompeo said. Watch above, via CNN.

AOC Contradicts Herself on Big Government Intervention Involved in Green New Deal


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Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is often asked about the level of government intervention she wants for her proposed Green New Deal; but lately, she has had a tough time keeping her answers consistent. Sometimes, the contradictions can happen within the same day. A Grabien News flashback clip shows Ocasio-Cortez from Thursday, in the morning saying she has “no problem” accepting that her deal requires “massive government intervention,” and then later that day accusing the right of mischaracterization for saying the same thing. “Are you prepared to put on the table that, yes, actually they’re right. What this requires is massive Government intervention — ” asked NPR morning podcast host Steve Inskeep, when the young Democratic congresswoman interjected affirmatively: “It does. It does, yeah. I have no problem saying that.” But later that day, it seems Ocasio-Cortez forgot what she’d said earlier, pushing the label of ‘massive government intervention’ as Continue reading "AOC Contradicts Herself on Big Government Intervention Involved in Green New Deal"

Twitter Horrified By Will Smith’s Surprise Appearance in Aladdin Trailer at Grammys: ‘Straight, Nightmare Fuel’


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Remember when Disney released photos of their live-action ‘Aladdin’ remake with actor Will Smith as a Genie, and fans hated that he wasn’t blue? And remember how Smith reassured fans that he was, in fact, going to be blue in the final movie? Well, they hadn’t seen Smith as a blue Genie until a Sunday night Grammys commercial… and the internet is going bonkers. “You really don’t know who I am? Genie, wishes, lamp… none of that ringing a bell?” says a portly, blue Smith, who looks like a nightmarish Smurf. Twitter didn’t hesitate to drag Smith’s character all the way to Agrabah, reactions spanning from laughs and mockery to sheer horror.

Pro-Trump Singer Joy Villa Arrives at Grammys With Barbed Wire ‘Build The Wall’ Dress


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Hollywood singer Joy Villa, known lately for her pro-Trump appearances at the Grammy Awards each year, did it again this year with a twist: she wore a barbed wire “Trump wall” to the red carpet in support of border security and legal immigration. “This is the wall,” said Villa, holding a red “Make America Great Again” purse and pointing to her silver steel-colored dress. “I believe in building a wall to protect our southern border, not to keep people out but to protect citizens of our country.” Villa said she supports President Donald Trump‘s views on immigration, which she believes are often wrongly associated with racism and xenophobia. “I’m part-Latina, I’m black,” she added, saying the dress was her way of Continue reading "Pro-Trump Singer Joy Villa Arrives at Grammys With Barbed Wire ‘Build The Wall’ Dress"