Jake Tapper Responds to Trump’s Florida Debate Tweet: ‘Thanks for Watching CNN, Mr. President!’

During the CNN televised Florida Governor’s Debate between Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis, talk turned repeatedly to President Donald Trump. And it seems Trump himself was watching. Shortly after the debate, Trump tweeted that “DeSantis had a great debate victory tonight against Andrew Gillum, a mayor who presides over one of the worst run, and most corrupt, cities in Florida.” He added: “Ron will build on the great job done by Governor Rick Scott. Gillum will make Florida the next Venezuela!” Trump’s line about Gillum presiding over the worst cities is very Continue reading "Jake Tapper Responds to Trump’s Florida Debate Tweet: ‘Thanks for Watching CNN, Mr. President!’"

Gillum to DeSantis During Debate: ‘This is CNN, Not Fox. You Have to Bring Facts’

During a barb-filled exchange during the CNN televised Florida Governor’s Debate between Ron DeSantis and Andrew Gillum, Democratic Tallahassee mayor Gillum told his opponent that he had to bring his facts because it was not Fox News. DeSantis started by saying that one of the problems Gillum has is that he is presiding “over a city that’s out of control in terms of crime. When you have the record number of murders, in fact, the guy running to succeed him as mayor was his former chief of staff and he’s sending out literature to voters saying most murders in history last year, something needs to change.” He added: “Andrew couldn’t keep Tallahassee safe, he’s not the guy to keep Florida families safe.” “Ron is being Don, and that’s Donald Trump, neglecting all sense of reason and facts,” Gillum replied.  “I preside over a city that’s experiencing a Continue reading "Gillum to DeSantis During Debate: ‘This is CNN, Not Fox. You Have to Bring Facts’"

Gillum Explains Why Trump’s Not a Good Role Model for Kids: Like All Weak People, He’s a Bully

During a CNN televised debate on Sunday night, Tallahassee mayor Andrew Gillum, a Democrat, and former congressman Ron DeSantis, a Republican, faced off in a gubernatorial race debate. One of the questions asked was if President Donald Trump was a good role model for kids. “Congressman Desantis, you featured your children in a campaign ad in which you were encouraging them to, quote, build a wall out of toy blocks and reading a children’s story about the president saying you’re fired. Do you think President Trump is a good role model for the children of Florida?” moderator Jake Tapper asked. DeSantis then said that he and his wife were “poking a little fun at ourselves” before veering off into talk about the embassy in Jerusalem and how he was there for the historic event and not tackling the question head-on. Then, it was Gillum’s turn to respond. Continue reading "Gillum Explains Why Trump’s Not a Good Role Model for Kids: Like All Weak People, He’s a Bully"

WATCH: Here’s the Lakers-Rockets Brawl That Got 3 Players Suspended

Three NBA players have been suspended after a brawl broke out on the court on Saturday during the Lakers’ home opener. Los Angeles Lakers’ Brandon Ingram was suspended for four games while teammate Rajon Rondo was suspended for three games. Houston Rockets player Chris Paul will sit out two games. Deadline, which also reported on the players’ suspensions, described what went down.
Three players were ejected in the brawl, which began when the Lakers’ Brandon Ingram shoved the Rockets’ James Harden. Houston’s Chris Paul and the Lakers’ Rajon Rondo soon traded swings; Ingram, Rondo and Paul were eventually tossed when order was restored. James, meanwhile, finished with 24 points, five rebounds and five assists as the Lakers are now 0-2 on the young season.
The NBA also issued a statement. “Ingram has been suspended for aggressively returning to and escalating the altercation and throwing a punch in the direction Continue reading "WATCH: Here’s the Lakers-Rockets Brawl That Got 3 Players Suspended"

Ben Stein Calls Mitch McConnell Confrontation ‘Disgusting’: It’s Like Brown Shirts in Early Nazi Days

TMZ caught up with Ben Stein on Saturday and asked him to weigh in on Mitch McConnell being confronted in a restaurant in Kentucky. Stein said the whole thing was “disgusting.” “Disgusting…mob rule,” Stein began. “Antifa is becoming like the brown shirts in the early days of the Nazi Party.” He added that he considered the confrontation “as close to violence as I want to get.” Then, when asked by the TMZ reporter if the confrontation actually amounted to democracy at work, Stein was adamant it was not. “No..no..no,” Stein said. “Democracy in action is voting.” On Friday, McConnell and his wife Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao were dining in Louisville when a group of men approached them. “Why don’t you get out of here? Why don’t you leave the entire country?” one man yelled. The senator’s to-go box was also thrown out the door. Watch above, via TMZ [image via screengrab]

Trump Cracks Terrible Joke About Facebook Combatting Fake News: Will CNN Go Bust?

On Sunday, President Donald Trump renewed his ‘fake news’ attack on CNN with a tweet joking that the network — a frequent target of his Twitter kvetching — may soon go bust. “Facebook has just stated that they are setting up a system to ‘purge’ themselves of Fake News. Does that mean CNN will finally be put out of business?” Trump wrote. Trump’s tweet comes just days after Facebook announced their ‘Hunt for False News.’ According to the social media giant’s blog announcing the move:
Every day, our team fights the spread of false news through a combination of technology and assessments from independent third-party fact-checkers. With every false story that surfaces, Continue reading "Trump Cracks Terrible Joke About Facebook Combatting Fake News: Will CNN Go Bust?"

Sean Hannity Renews Attack on Ben Sasse: He ‘Conned Me and the People of Nebraska’

Fox News host Sean Hannity did not let Sen. Ben Sasse‘s civility slight go unnoticed. Instead, just hours after Sasse (R-NE)  went on CNN and questioned his business model and on-air civility on Sunday, Hannity took to Twitter to up the ante on their existing feud. Earlier today on CNN, Sasse said this, referring to both Hannity and MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow who he said don’t give the other side a fair shake: “Both of them have the same basic business model, which is to try to intensify the political addictions to the one percent of America that is listening.” He added: “The business model people like Hannity advance it is not good for the next generation.” Hannity was not impressed. “Con Artist says Hannity is ‘Bad for America,’ while lecturing Hannity on Civility?” Hannity wrote, sharing the Washington Times’ report on Sasse’s words on CNN.