The Master Baiter: Trump’s Golf Retweet Sparks Over-The-Top Outrage (Again)

On Sunday, President Trump retweeted an edited gif from a random Twitter account of him hitting a golf ball at Hillary Clinton using a clip of her when she tripped while getting on an airplane. I’m going to be perfectly honest. When I first saw the gif, I bursted out laughing. It was so simple yet hysterical. Even thinking about it had me chuckling all day. But not everyone thought it was funny. In fact, people were really upset by the retweet. Perhaps too much. The Atlantic‘s David Frum called this “fantasizing violence.” The Washington Post‘s Ruth Marcus accused Trump of thinking “hitting women is funny.” CNN’s Ana Navarro demanded that such behavior “should not be normalized.”  Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) released a full statement on Trump’s “Dangerous Clinton Obsession” and how the retweet “demeans all women.” And Stephen King, Continue reading "The Master Baiter: Trump’s Golf Retweet Sparks Over-The-Top Outrage (Again)"

Clinton Doesn’t Rule Out Questioning Legitimacy of the Election

Hillary Clinton told NPR’s Terry Gross in an interview today that she wouldn’t rule out questioning the legitimacy of the 2016 election, if more comes out about Russian interference. Gross asked Clinton during the interview, “As more and more information comes out about the depth of Russia’s interference in the election, do you think, at some point, that it would be legitimate to challenge the legitimacy of the election?” Clinton responded, “I don’t know if there’s any legal constitutional way to do that. I think you can raise questions.” As she continued, the former 2016 candidate said there’s no doubt Russia “influenced the election” and said if she was President right now she would want to get to the bottom of this. But Gross circled back to that big question:
I want to get back to the question, would you completely rule out questioning the legitimacy of this Continue reading "Clinton Doesn’t Rule Out Questioning Legitimacy of the Election"

Hollywood Needs to Get Over The 2016 Election Already

I used to love watching awards shows. Growing up, I was obsessed with Hollywood and I dreamt of becoming a movie star. I even had an Oscars-themed bar mitzvah. Clearly, I’m not a movie star, but things changed, time went by, and I’ve moved on with my life just like most people do. That hasn’t happened with Hollywood, however, at least since the 2016 election. Just like the D.C. establishment and the mainstream media, it seems that the vast majority of Hollywood did not want Donald Trump to become president and they did all they could to prevent that from happening from countless star-studded PSAs, the nonstop ridiculing from late-night comedians, to all the endorsements and money they gave to Hillary Clinton. In the end, it wasn’t enough to sway enough voters in the swing states a presidential candidate needs to win. Apparently the thousands that showed up to Continue reading "Hollywood Needs to Get Over The 2016 Election Already"

Bernie Sanders Pushes Back: ‘I Worked as Hard as I Could’ for Hillary Clinton

During Senator Bernie Sanders‘ interview on Meet the Press this morning, he responded to one of the attacks lobbed against him by Hillary Clinton. Clinton points fingers at many targets in her new book, including Sanders, and on The View last week, she claimed unlike what she did for Obama in 2008––pushing her supporters hard to vote for him––she didn’t get that same “respect” from Sanders and his supporters. Sanders told Chuck Todd he rejects the premise:
“I worked as hard as I could after endorsing Hillary Clinton. I went all over this country, and I would remind people––you know, people say, ‘Well, not everybody who voted for Bernie ended up voting for Hillary.’ No kidding. That’s what happens in politics.”

Watch above, via NBC. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Hillary Rejects Concerns She’s Hurting Democrats: I’m ‘Out of Politics as a Candidate’

Hillary Clinton has generated a lot of headlines in recent weeks with the release of her new memoir What Happened and the ongoing media blitz and book tour that have began this week, but some Democrats are reportedly “dreading” the ongoing presence of the failed presidential candidate. On Wednesday, Anderson Cooper addressed such concerns to Clinton during an interview. “To those who hear you, they hear your interviews that you’ve done, see the book coming out and think, ‘Is this what the Democratic Party really needs?’ That they need fresh leadership, they need new voices, new people entering the arena, and that by you being on the stage in such a public way, it hampers that?” Cooper asked. “Oh, I don’t buy that at all,” Clinton responded. “From my perspective, I have a lot of experience and expertise and insight that I’m sharing with the world, and particularly Continue reading "Hillary Rejects Concerns She’s Hurting Democrats: I’m ‘Out of Politics as a Candidate’"

Hillary Rejects Concerns She’s Hurting Democrats: I’m ‘Out of Politics as a Candidate’

Hillary Clinton has generated a lot of headlines in recent weeks with the release of her new memoir What Happened and the ongoing media blitz and book tour that have began this week, but some Democrats are reportedly “dreading” the ongoing presence of the failed presidential candidate. On Wednesday, Anderson Cooper addressed such concerns to Clinton during an interview. “To those who hear you, they hear your interviews that you’ve done, see the book coming out and think, ‘Is this what the Democratic Party really needs?’ That they need fresh leadership, they need new voices, new people entering the arena, and that by you being on the stage in such a public way, it hampers that?” Cooper asked. “Oh, I don’t buy that at all,” Clinton responded. “From my perspective, I have a lot of experience and expertise and insight that I’m sharing with the world, and particularly Continue reading "Hillary Rejects Concerns She’s Hurting Democrats: I’m ‘Out of Politics as a Candidate’"

Hillary Clinton on Being ‘Shivved’ By Comey: He ‘Forever Changed History’

On Wednesday, Hillary Clinton shared some more thoughts on then-FBI Director James Comey and how she believes he impacted the 2016 election. During an interview Wednesday on Anderson Cooper: 360, host Anderson Cooper references a portion of Clinton’s book in which she wrote that Comey “shivved” her — which he pointed out was a “strong word” that implied that Comey’s actions were personal. “He’s never been clear about his motivation and what bothered me the most as the time went on after the election is- and we learned more about the open FBI investigation into the Trump campaign and their connections with Russia,” Clinton told Cooper. “That had been going on for quite some time. The American people didn’t know about it. He was specifically asked why didn’t you tell the American people about that investigation? And he said, ‘Well, because it was too close to an election.’ So Continue reading "Hillary Clinton on Being ‘Shivved’ By Comey: He ‘Forever Changed History’"