Anderson Cooper on Trump ‘Obliterating’ Obama’s Legacy: How Much of This Is ‘Personal’?

Anderson Cooper tonight posed a question about just how much of President Trump‘s push to roll back his predecessor’s legacy is “personal.” He said that we’ve never seen a president “so seemingly bent on reversing, negating, even obliterating his predecessor’s signature accomplishments.” Cooper brought up a list of such actions from Trump all the way up to the announcement today on the Iran deal. “If you want to know what President Trump is against, you only have to look at what President Obama was for.” But one question being posed, as he noted, is “how much of this is personal.” Watch above, via CNN. [image via screengrab Continue reading "Anderson Cooper on Trump ‘Obliterating’ Obama’s Legacy: How Much of This Is ‘Personal’?"

Trump Fires Shots: Iran ‘Should Have Thanked Barack Obama For Making That Deal’

Following his announcement that he was going to decertify the Iran Nuclear Deal and issue new sanctions on the regime, President Donald Trump spoke to reporters before heading out for the weekend. And he made sure to get some shots in on his predecessor. “We will see what happens with Iran — we’re very unhappy with Iran,” Trump told the press. “They have not treated us with the kind of respect they should be treating. They should have thanked Barack Obama for making that deal.” And he wasn’t done digging at Obama. “They were gone, they were economically gone,” POTUS declared. “He infused $100 to $150 billion into their economy. He gave them $1.7 billion in cash and they should be saying thank you, President Obama. They didn’t say that.” Way to keep it classy, President Trump. Watch the clip above, via MSNBC. [image via screengrab] — Continue reading "Trump Fires Shots: Iran ‘Should Have Thanked Barack Obama For Making That Deal’"

CNN’s Toobin: Obama and Clinton’s Relationships with Weinstein a ‘Real Blot’ on Their Records

CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin slammed both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama today over their past connection to Harvey Weinstein given the disturbing allegations against him. As Toobin noted on The Situation Room, Weinstein’s behavior was “widely known.” He added, “The real question is: why were the Clintons and the Obamas so close to him during the campaigns when they were important?” “I think this is a real blot,” Toobin continued, “on the records of both the Obama and the Clinton families––that they were so blind to this, willfully blind, for so long.” Clinton released a condemnatory statement on Weinstein earlier today, and Wolf Blitzer immediately followed Toobin’s remarks by reading a statement out tonight from the Obamas. Watch above, via CNN. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Obamas Release Statement on Weinstein: ‘Needs to be Condemned and Held Accountable’

Considering Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein was a big Democratic donor over the years, a lot of criticism has been tossed towards both Hillary Clinton and former President Barack Obama for their silence in the wake of the bombshell allegations surrounding Weinstein’s sexual misconduct. Earlier this afternoon, Clinton released a statement in which she said she was “shocked and appalled” by the reports. A few hours later, Barack and Michelle Obama followed suit. Below is the statement, via CNN’s Kevin Liptak: Watch CNN’s Wolf Blitzer read the statement above, via CNN. [image via scrfeengrab] — Follow Justin Baragona on Twitter: @justinbaragona

After Clinton Releases Statement on Weinstein, CNN’s Dana Bash Asks: ‘Where Are the Obamas?’

Hillary Clinton finally released a statement condemning Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, but CNN’s Dana Bash had to ask this afternoon, “Where are the Obamas?” Weinstein was a big Democratic fundraiser, and gave money to both Clinton and Barack Obama (though Clinton’s statement does not mention the donations or whether she will be giving them away). “Where is Michelle Obama? Where is President Obama?” Bash asked. “Harvey Weinstein was, and probably is, still a big supporter of them and certainly of…the President’s political efforts.” Chris Cillizza brought up when the former First Lady praised Weinstein during a student film symposium at the White House, saying that the Obamas need to be speaking out now and it’s “odd” that they aren’t. Watch above, via CNN. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Chris Matthews: Trump Wants to Erase Obama’s ‘Face’ and ‘Name’ From the ‘History Books’

In a panel discussion during tonight’s broadcast of Hardball, MSNBC host Chris Matthews turned the conversation towards what he feels is President Donald Trump’s desire to erase all of the achievements of his predecessor. And the way Matthews sees it, Trump’s hatred for Barack Obama runs deep — and is ethnically based. With the panel talking about the whole Rex Tillerson-Trump drama, Matthews jumped in to claim that one of the reasons Trump is undercutting his staff on foreign policy is because he wants to wipe out Obama’s successes. “Let me go back to my wheelhouse, that is this president’s ethnic look at history,” Matthews said. “This president doesn’t want to admit that his predecessor was Barack Obama. He wants to erase his face, his name, his origin, everything from the history books.” After stating that Trump is trying to get rid of the Iran nuclear Continue reading "Chris Matthews: Trump Wants to Erase Obama’s ‘Face’ and ‘Name’ From the ‘History Books’"

Weinstein Proves In Hollywood, Being Liberal Means Never Having To Say You’re Sorry

Did you catch Harvey Weinstein‘s public statement and quasi-admission that he has behaved in Hollywood for decades like a loathsome, despicable, power-hungry sexual predator? Who does this pig think he is, Bill Clinton? Actually, if you read a bit further into his statement, you’ll see that the comparison to Clinton is more apt than the obvious “creepy old dude using his power to bed young women” one.
“I am going to need a place to channel that anger so I’ve decided that I’m going to give the NRA my full attention. I hope Wayne LaPierre will enjoy his retirement party. I’m going to do it at the same place I had my Bar Mitzvah. I”m making a movie about our President, perhaps we can make it a joint retirement party.”
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