Jesse Watters on Trump’s Birtherism: He Was ‘Just Having a Little Fun’ at Obama’s Expense

Hey, did you know that President Donald Trump’s multi-year embrace of birtherism — including his insistence that he had investigators working on the case — was all just a good-natured rib? Well, that’s what Fox News’ Jesse Watters would like you to believe. During last night’s broadcast of Watters’ World, the Fox News personality brought on veteran rocker Todd Rundgren to discuss Rundgren telling Trump supporters not to come to his shows because they “won’t have a good time.” Towards the end of the segment, Rundgren was pressed about his recent song ‘Tin Foil Hat’ and why Trump was wearing a tin foil hat in the video. “Well, he was the original conspiracy theorist, wasn’t he?” Rundgren asked Watters. “He didn’t believe that [Barack] Obama was born in this country and he fomented that pretty much from the time Continue reading "Jesse Watters on Trump’s Birtherism: He Was ‘Just Having a Little Fun’ at Obama’s Expense"

The Trumps Aren’t The Only Presidential Couple in Italy; Obamas Turn Heads in Siena

President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, arrived in Rome, Italy on Tuesday, but they aren’t the only American presidential couple visiting the European country.

Former President Barack Obama and wife, Michelle Obama, are in Tuscany, and visited the city of Siena on Monday. People magazine spotlighted their visit to the cathedral and zeroed in on Mrs. Obama’s fashion.

The publication fawned that while she was in the White House, “it seemed when it came to fashion that Michelle Obama could do no wrong.” They continued that during their world travels since departing Washington, D.C., Mrs. Obama’s “easy, breezy, summer-ready fashions” have emerged.

During their stop at Siena’s cathedral, the former first lady “continued her contemporary style streak wearing the white cold-shoulder Jamia Top from Club Monaco with a large ruffle across the neckline and lace-up detailing over the arms” (see video above).

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Shep Smith Scolds James Woolsey for Criticizing Obama in Response to Manchester Attack

James Woolsey, former CIA director and one-time Trump adviser, wasted no time before using the apparent terrorist attack in Manchester, England as an excuse to criticize the policies of Barack Obama. Speaking with Fox News’ Shepard Smith, Woolsey said:
“Things are kind of coming to a head. I think the radical Islamists–and I would call them that–have decided to pick up the pace with the terrorist attacks and I think we’ll probably see some more. And we now have a president who is pretty straightforward that he is at war with them. He is not going to soft-pedal that. He calls them evil. And we haven’t had a situation like that. We did not have, in the eight years of the Obama administration, a president who wanted to fight and win a war–“
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Remember When Conservatives Were Mad About Obama Bowing to Saudi King? Well…

Let’s take a trip down Memory Lane. We’ll keep going until we hit 2009, okay? Way back then, then-President Barack Obama visited with the king of Saudi Arabia, Abdullah. He bowed, and, well, let this Fox News headline show you what happened… Screen Shot 2017-05-20 at 1.15.41 PM The White House swore Obama didn’t bow but the right remained furious. They kept it up during a bunch of subsequent meetings with foreign leaders, too. Oh, and Donald Trump even lambasted him! Fast forward to the present. Trump is now in Saudi Arabia, where his wife and daughter have already caused him some trouble by eschewing headscarves after he criticized Michelle Obama for doing the same thing two years ago. Oh, what’s this now?

‘He’s Nothing But a Bullsh*tter!’ Obama Described to Friends His Election Night Call With Trump

obama-trump (1) During the election, then-President Barack Obama was very vocal about his desire to see Donald Trump defeated by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. However, once Trump pulled off his shocking upset, Obama reached out to his successor, offering advice to Trump and largely being silent on the new administration since leaving office. Of course, one wonders what the 44th President of the United States now thinks of the man who spent years spreading conspiracies about his birthplace and citizenship. According to a couple of friends close to him, it appears he believes Donald Trump is full of sh*t. In a People cover story about the Obamas, the friends described what the former POTUS told them about Trump’s election night call. “He’s nothing but a bullsh–ter,” they noted Obama saying. During the phone call, Trump described how much he respected and admired Obama, apparently forgetting all the years of Continue reading "‘He’s Nothing But a Bullsh*tter!’ Obama Described to Friends His Election Night Call With Trump"

Cambridge Analytica, Trump, and the new old fear of manipulating the masses

Did “sinister” emotional manipulation by the data analytics company, Cambridge Analytica, decide the U.S. election? History suggests otherwise. After the election, one company claimed the credit for engineering Trump’s victory: Cambridge Analytica. The company stated that it had analyzed Facebook along with other publicly available data for around 230 million Americans and combined this with individualized psychological profiling to provide personalized advertising and promote turnout to Trump’s rallies. Alarmist accounts see the company’s use of social media data, computer learning, and psychometric targeting as terrifying new inventions in electoral campaigns. These fears are amplified by the company’s backers: it counts the mysterious Mercers amongst its investors. There are many important questions. Some of these have triggered two ongoing reviews in the U.K. into whether Cambridge Analytica breached data protection rights during the British referendum on EU membership or provided impermissible services to the Leave.EU campaign. But one Continue reading "Cambridge Analytica, Trump, and the new old fear of manipulating the masses"

Obama Describes White House Life as ‘A Very Nice Prison’

Former President Barack Obama bluntly likened living in the White House to incarceration during an environmental summit in Milan, Italy on Tuesday. Former White House chef Sam Kass had wondered, “Everyone wants to know about what you miss about the White House. I’m curious to know about what you don’t miss.” “The hardest thing about being the President of the United States is it is unique in its isolation,” Obama said. “You live in what’s called ‘the bubble.’ And it is a very nice prison.” The former chief executive outlined that “you don’t have the freedom of movement to be able to just take a walk, or to sit in a cafe, because there’s always this security concern around you. I don’t miss that.” Mr. Obama then cracked that “now, I’m only captive to selfies — which is almost as bad. I can walk anywhere as Continue reading "Obama Describes White House Life as ‘A Very Nice Prison’"