‘Art of the Deal’ Trends on Twitter as Jokes About Health Care Bill Failure Flourish

Donald Trump wrote The Art of the Deal, but today, he and House Republicans couldn’t seal one. As reports indicated that voting on the American Health Care Act would fail, Trump and other Republicans pulled the vote altogether. “Art of the Deal” then trended on Twitter. Look:

Seth Meyers Slams Trump For ‘Stealing Bits From ‘Weekend Update’

On the comedy circuit last night, Late Night host Seth Meyers took aim at Donald Trump and the last few days which have been tough for the 45th president. “President Trump predicted he would pass Richard Nixon for most appearances on the cover of Time Magazine,” noted Meyers. “Hey dude, do you know why Nixon was on the cover so many times?” Meyers also alluded to a recent Time Magazine interview in which the president noted that, “I can’t be doing so badly because I’m president and you’re not.” Meyers then accused Trump of stealing his material from Saturday Night Live. “I didn’t mind when you talked dirty with Billy Bush, or told Russia to hack Hillary’s emails. But when you start stealing bits from ‘Weekend Update’ anchors — it is on!” Meyers also underscored his point by playing a clip from Norm Macdonald saying “fake Continue reading "Seth Meyers Slams Trump For ‘Stealing Bits From ‘Weekend Update’"

Scarborough Goes on Healthcare Rant: ‘This Was Such an Obviously Stupid Play’

Joe Scarborough opened Friday’s edition of Morning Joe with a rant about healthcare and what he called GOP stupidity. “This was obvious,” he said in the show’s first house. “This was such an obviously stupid play done by somebody or a group of people who didn’t know how Washington worked.” Scarborough continued: “When they decided to lead with healthcare, why did they decide to lead with Paul Ryan’s version of healthcare?” he asked bewildered. “It was completely opposite of what Donald Trump promised every day on the campaign trail.” Scarborough ended by saying Trump was acting like a typical “neophyte” president and warned that Bill Clinton made similar mistakes in 1993 and 1994 shortly before the Republican sweep of Congress. After being pulled last night, President Donald Trump warned Republicans that if the American Health Care Act did not pass Friday, he Continue reading "Scarborough Goes on Healthcare Rant: ‘This Was Such an Obviously Stupid Play’"

‘Legislative Vietnam’: CNN Panel Not Confident About GOP Healthcare Plan

On New Day Friday, there was unanimous agreement that the American Health Care Act was in trouble and that the consequences of failure could be far-reaching. “The truth is everyone really loses,” said RealClearPolitics Associate Editor, A. B. Stoddard, adding that if healthcare went down, other priorities would be imperiled. “How do they get through the debt ceiling debate? How do they get through tax reform? Tax reform is going to be a room full of sacred cows and there’s going to be no bill.” Co-host Chris Cuomo then suggested that, given all the tough compromises, a victory could be worse than a defeat. It was something CNN Senior Political Analyst Ronald Brownstein, vigorously agreed with. “This is the classic legislative Vietnam, where you’re fighting just to prove your credibility rather than having a clear idea of what the ultimate goal is,” he said. Continue reading "‘Legislative Vietnam’: CNN Panel Not Confident About GOP Healthcare Plan"

New Poll: Majority of Americans Disapprove of GOP Obamacare Replacement

shutterstock_396482206 As Friday emerged as a do or die moment for the American Health Care Act, the American people are not showing signs of confidence. A new Quinnipiac University poll is now showing that a solid 56% of Americans do not support the Republican healthcare plan. Approval for the GOP Obamacare alternative held at an anemic 17%. Another 26% of those surveyed were undecided. In addition, 46% of voters said they would be less likely to support their Senator or Representative if they vote for the bill. The numbers roughly mirror similar findings from the university in January which showed that only 18% of voters supported a full Obamacare repeal. Prospects for the American Health Care Act took a dramatic step backwards on Thursday after House Speaker Paul Ryan canceled a scheduled floor vote on the measure. The move was a major blow after days of furious negotiations with the conservative House Continue reading "New Poll: Majority of Americans Disapprove of GOP Obamacare Replacement"

New Poll: Majority of Americans Disapprove of GOP Obamacare Replacement

shutterstock_396482206 As Friday emerged as a do or die moment for the American Health Care Act, the American people are not showing signs of confidence. A new Quinnipiac University poll is now showing that a solid 56% of Americans do not support the Republican healthcare plan. Approval for the GOP Obamacare alternative held at an anemic 17%. Another 26% of those surveyed were undecided. In addition, 46% of voters said they would be less likely to support their Senator or Representative if they vote for the bill. The numbers roughly mirror similar findings from the university in January which showed that only 18% of voters supported a full Obamacare repeal. Prospects for the American Health Care Act took a dramatic step backwards on Thursday after House Speaker Paul Ryan canceled a scheduled floor vote on the measure. The move was a major blow after days of furious negotiations with the conservative House Continue reading "New Poll: Majority of Americans Disapprove of GOP Obamacare Replacement"

Documents Show that Secret Service Asked for $60 Million Extra For Trump Protection

trump tower New documents show that the Secret Service requested a $60 million budget increase to protect President Donald Trump for the 2018 fiscal year. We already knew that the Secret Service was considering getting a whole floor in Trump Tower and that taxpayers are footing the bill for security at the Fifth Avenue stronghold of Melania Trump in a major way. As Salon points out, $26.8 million would be designated for protecting Trump Tower and Trump’s family as they travel the globally for their business deals. $33 million would be for travel costs for Trump, Mike Pence, and visiting heads of state. That is causing some commotion online because of how many times the president has traveled to Florida and played golf in the two months since he took office. (It’s been 50% more than predecessor Barack Obama.) [image via screengrab] —— Lindsey: Twitter. Facebook.