Of all the people the White House could fire, press aide Kelly Sadler was an obvious choice. But President Donald Trump was not happy about the decision to let her go, according to new reporting in The Wall Street Journal. Sadler caused a furor on both sides of the political aisle when she said in a private White House meeting that Senator John McCain‘s vote on Gina Haspel didn’t matter because “he’s dying anyway.” After Sadler’s comment was made public, Meghan McCain powerfully condemned her on The View, and many came to the McCains’ support on social media. Sadler was left on staff for a month after making the comment; she was quietly dismissed from her position earlier this month. According to officials speaking to WSJ, Trump expressed his displeasure with this choice during an Oval Office meeting and criticized White House communications adviser Mercedes Schlapp Continue reading "Trump Reportedly Went Off Over Firing of WH Aide Who Made Nasty Comment About McCain"
There must be something in the water this Friday, because everyone’s popping off. In a weirder than usual end of the week in President Donald Trump‘s America, everyone basically decided to say some of the wackiest stuff they’ve ever said – and the stuff they’ve said before has been pretty damn wacky. Let’s start with Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, who’s already given us some major crazy eyes these past few months. Giuliani went off on Joe Biden, calling him a “moron” and a “mentally deficient idiot” who would never win against Trump in 2020. Jesus, Rudy, you want to tell us how you really feel? No clap back yet from Uncle Joe, but if it comes, you better believe it’ll be a good ‘un. Then, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) used some language unbefitting of a Southern gentleman to address all the people who criticize him for working Continue reading "TGIF: Here’s the Craziest Sh*t People Said Today, From Trump, to Giuliani, to Graham"
They say that every joke has a grain of truth to it, because that’s what makes it funny. To Rep. John Yarmuth (D-KY), absolutely nothing was funny about a “joke” President Donald Trump made about wishing Americans would “sit up at attention” when he speaks, like the citizens of North Korea do for leader Kim Jong Un. “You don’t understand sarcasm,” Trump told a reporter who asked him to explain what he meant by this, and then asked who the journalist worked for. When the answer came – CNN – Trump dismissed him with a wave of his hand and said, “You are the worst.” Meanwhile, Trump’s little gag didn’t go over too well at least with Yarmuth, who slammed him with a reference to Trump’s insistence that people stand for the national anthem:
How about if I take a knee? You wannabe tyrant. https://t.co/ZExJUC4BIy— Rep. Continue reading "Dem Rep Hammers Trump For Joke About Wanting North Korean-Like Fealty From Americans: ‘You Wannabe Tyrant’"
Perpetual punching bag Scott Pruitt has yet another scandal to his name, this time involving pigskin, bigwigs, and nitwits. According to the New York Times, the EPA chief ordered his staff members to procure him tickets to the sold-out Rose Bowl in January. One of the former staff members for Pruitt said that he “had a clear sense of entitlement” about matters outside his official duties. (Well, knock me over with a feather.) The Times reports that documents show that the Rose Bowl tickets – four of them, for his wife and two children – were obtained with the help of Renzi Stone, the CEO of Saxum. Saxum is a massive marketing firm whose clients include – oh, wait for it – American Petroleum Institute, and GE Oil and Gas. Even more gross, they were bought at one-seventh of the price of market value due to an Continue reading "Today’s Scott Pruitt Scandal: EPA Chief Reportedly Hit Up an Energy Exec For Tickets to the Rose Bowl"
Watch out, there may be salmonella in your Honey Smacks! The Kellogg Company has recalled 15.3 oz. and 23 oz. packages of Honey Smacks cereal, the CDC reports. Use or consumption of products contaminated with salmonella can produce serious and sometimes fatal infections in children, the elderly, or those with weakened immune systems. In healthy people, the symptoms of salmonella include fever, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain, and the infection usually lasts four to seven days. Most people get better without treatment, but in rare cases, the organism can get into the bloodstream and be much more serious. The CDC warns that people should not eat Honey Smacks with a “best if used by” date from June 14, 2018 through June 14, 2019. They also list specific UPC codes of recalled boxes. Even if some cereal from these boxes was eaten and no one got sick, they should Continue reading "Honey Smacks Salmonella Outbreak Sickens 73 in 31 States"
President Donald Trump now has a concrete reason why he’s been, shall we say, lenient on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un‘s human rights record. “Because I don’t want to see a nuclear weapon destroy you and your family,” he told CBS Correspondent Weijia Jiang Friday morning in response to her question about why he hasn’t roundly condemned the dictator. “I want to have a good relationship with North Korea,” he said. “I want to have a good relationship with many other countries. What I’ve done, if you remember, if you’re fair, which most of you aren’t, but if you are fair, but when I came in, people thought we were probably going to war with North Korea.” Jiang looked to follow up on this point, but Trump put out a hand to stop her, said, “Quiet, quiet,” as if shushing a child, and continued. “If we did, Continue reading "Trump to Reporter: I’ve Been Soft on Kim ‘Because I Don’t Want to See a Nuclear Weapon Destroy You and Your Family’"
The White House press corps had a couple of questions about President Donald Trump‘s comments that appeared to defend North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier yesterday, Trump said that a lot of other people have done really bad things when reminded that Kim has done, well, some really bad things, like being a killer. “Certainly that’s a factual statement,” Sarah Sanders told incredulous reporters. “A lot of people have done some bad things. However, the president has not ignored the bad things that have been done by the North Korean regime.” She continued on: “The president has raised North Korea’s human rights record and the oppression of the regime. He raised them at the summit that took place earlier this week. But the focus of the summit was denuclearization and peace on the peninsula.” During the same press conference, Continue reading "Sarah Sanders on Trump’s Defense of Kim Jong Un’s Human Rights Abuses: ‘That’s a Factual Statement’"