President Donald Trump spoke out about Jamal Khashoggi in a pool spray with reporters after his rally in Nevada on Saturday, and said he won’t be satisfied until he has answers on the killing. Trump was asked by a reporter if he was “satisfied” by the firing of some Saudi officials in connection with the murder of Khashoggi, a Saudi writer and dissident. The Saudi Arabian government claimed on Friday night that Khashoggi was killed in a fight at the consulate in Istanbul. “No, I’m not satisfied until we find the answer,” Trump said. “But it was a big first step. It was a good first step. But I want to get to the answer.” Trump continued by noting “we have $450 billion” of equipment “ordered from Saudi Arabia,” which he claimed is creating one million jobs (he previously said these deals would create 40,000 jobs). “That’s not helpful Continue reading "Trump on Saudi Explanation of Khashoggi Killing: ‘I’m Not Satisfied Until We Find the Answer’"
During his Elko, Nevada rally today, President Donald Trump took a moment to go after former vice president Joe Biden, who’s campaigning in Nevada today too. Trump noted to his crowd that Biden was in Vegas, before calling him “Sleepy Joe Biden.” “We call him ‘1% Joe,’ because he ran at least twice, I think three times, they say twice, I think he ran three times,” the President said. “And he never had more than 1%. So we call him 1% Joe.” And then, he continued, “Obama came along and took him off of the trash heap and made him vice president.” “So we call him either Sleepy Joe Biden or 1%. Which is better?’ Trump asked the crowd. A lot of people started shouting, including one woman who he heard saying, “Creepy Joe.” “No, I would never do that,” Trump said. “I would Continue reading "WATCH: Trump Polls His Own Rallygoers on Nickname Ideas for Joe Biden"
President Donald Trump went on another riff against the “fake news” today, talking about how much better he would be doing if the media was “on my side.” As he teed off calling the Democrats more radical, the President went on a tangent about being dinged in the media for using the word “babies,” presumably over his 60 Minutes interview. He riffed on whether it’s supposedly politically incorrect now before bringing up something else. Trump talked about mock-apologizing for using the word “beautiful” to describe women “because if I don’t apologize, they [the media] will go wild tomorrow.” “These people have lost their way,” he said. “They’ve gone loco. Headed by the crowd of fake news back there.” And then Trump said this about the press:
“The single greatest ally that the Democrats have is the fake news media, because without that these crazy ideas, I can’t Continue reading "Trump Tees Off on ‘Fake News’ at Nevada Rally: If They Were ‘On My Side,’ I’d Be at 100% Approval"
The Late Show staff had some fun with Hillary Clinton in a segment Stephen Colbert calls “Just One Question.” Colbert explained to the audience that whenever he has a guest “so experienced and so knowledgeable,” his staff gets “excited” and wanted to ask her a question, which he allowed them to do. Various staffers got to ask questions to the former Secretary of State and she answered them while sitting on a set. But some of the questions may have been fed to her. “What is your proudest accomplishment as Secretary of State?” assistant Liz asked. “Oh, it was just such an honor to work with the incredible diplomats that serve our country around the world,” Clinton said. “The Rock or Vin Diesel?” writer John asked. “What a tough question,” she responded. Boy, the Fast and Furious movies proved that both are masters of high-octane action. Continue reading "The Late Show Staff Asks Hillary Clinton Painfully-Scripted Questions… And She Gives Painfully-Scripted Answers"
On Friday night, CNN anchor Chris Cuomo offered Rep. Greg Gianforte (R-MT) a chance at another throw down after President Donald Trump celebrated his body slam of a reporter at a rally this week. Cuomo began by comparing the crowd roaring to Trump’s praise for Gianforte to Romans who roared “when lions mauled someone in the arena.” “Why does Trump praise bullies? Time and again, he celebrates punks who go after the little guy,” Cuomo said. “Does it on the world stage with bad guys whom you’re clearly impressed by. And do you it on the rally stage and make no mistake, he wasn’t just getting carried away in the moment.” The CNN anchor then railed against Gianforte. “Everything Gianforte did is weak, okay? He attacked someone who wasn’t a threat, was at every disadvantage, Gianforte showed no control, no confidence, no respect for his office or his constituents Continue reading "Chris Cuomo Dares Greg Gianforte to Body Slam Him If He Can’t Handle His Criticism: ‘I Welcome It’"
On Friday night, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich weighed in on potential 2020 candidates. Gingrich began by reacting to speculation that Hillary Clinton isn’t ruling a third run for the presidency, saying it’s a “nightmare” for red state Democrats running for reelection in the upcoming midterms. He acknowledged how his party has occasionally gone through cycles where they’ve been “terminally insane,” but said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and her DNA test trying to prove her Native American ancestry is “beyond imagining” and said the timing of it was “terrible.” Laura Ingraham then asked “what the heck happened” to the Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) who used to be moderate and work with Republicans. “I thought he was pretty interesting,” Ingraham told the panel. “He was more of a Bill Clinton Democrat and then… he’s different now.” When asked if he thought Booker can united the Democratic Party, Gingrich dismissed Continue reading "Newt Gingrich Predicts Kamala Harris Will Face Off Against Trump in 2020"
The View had a lot to say on Friday about President Donald Trump‘s praise of Congressman Greg Gianforte (R-MT) for his attack on a reporter. Joy Behar started off by joking about “telling Melania” (a reference to the First Lady’s campaign against bullying) before outright condemning the president for “straight-up condoning violence against the media.” This quickly segued into a conversation among the panel about Trump’s “tone-deaf” reaction to Saudi Arabia’s attempts to explain Jamal Khashoggi‘s disappearance. Meghan McCain noted the poor timing of encouraging violence against the press, and then pivoted the conversation to the profane message CNN’s Jim Acosta sent to a former aide of the First Lady. McCain argued that the media and Trump are both responsible for raising the country to a more respectful standard. Behar took umbrage with this argument — sking McCain if she was trying to equate Trump and Continue reading "The View Slams Trump For Praising GOP Rep Who Assaulted Reporter: ‘Condoning Violence Against the Media’"