Lou Dobbs: CNN Suing to Get Acosta’s Hard Pass Back is ‘Publicity Stunt’

On Thursday, Fox Business host Lou Dobbs suggested the real reason that CNN was suing to get Jim Acosta‘s hard pass back was to get attention and publicity. Speaking with former Deputy Campaign Manager David Bossie — the latest in a long line of Trumpians to have out a new book — Dobbs started out by calling Acosta an “embarrassment.” “He is an embarrassment and that is one of the reasons that the president decided to take the swift action that he did,” Bossie agreed with Dobbs. “Jim Acosta made that press conference a travesty. And he made about himself. It was his ego-driven speech to the president that, not a question, not a question but a speech.” Then turning to CNN’s lawsuit, Dobbs said he doesn’t think “anyone should take very seriously” and called it “frivolous.” “This is a publicity stunt on the part of CNN Continue reading "Lou Dobbs: CNN Suing to Get Acosta’s Hard Pass Back is ‘Publicity Stunt’"

Don Lemon Doubts Trump’s Twitter Tirades Can Be Reined In: ‘He’s a Grown A– Man,’ How Can You Stop Him?

President Donald Trump has become notorious for his ongoing stream of inflammatory Twitter tirades, but CNN’s Don Lemon has no hope that his staffers will ever be able to rein him in. During the start of his broadcast Thursday evening, Lemon caught up with colleague Chris Cuomo and the two discussed the commander in chief’s latest social media attack targeting Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Cuomo appeared stunned by Trump’s post falsely claiming Mueller served the Obama administration for eight years, stating, “I can’t believe that the men and women around this man let him tweet the things that he does when they have to know the minute they look at them, the minute they hear the idea, this is going to hurt us.” “Him saying that Mueller served under Obama for eight years, it’s just not true, and there’s no reason for him to double the amount of time that Continue reading "Don Lemon Doubts Trump’s Twitter Tirades Can Be Reined In: ‘He’s a Grown A– Man,’ How Can You Stop Him?"

Hannity: Avenatti Didn’t Give ‘a Rip’ About Ruining Kavanaugh’s Life, Now It’s Come ‘Full Circle’ for Him

For the second night in a row, Fox News’ Sean Hannity defended Stormy Daniel lawyer Michael Avenatti’s right to due process after his arrest for alleged domestic violence but then slammed him for his role in the Kavanaugh accusations. Last night, Hannity said that Avenatti deserved due process but then brought up Avenatti’s part in making claims against Kavanaugh. Then tonight, Hannity noted that things had come “full circle” for the Kavanaugh accuser who he said tried to destroy the judge’s life. “Remember it was he that pushed a phony claim from a client named Julie Swetnick,” Hannity said. “Remember they came out with that affidavit.” He added: “No evidence was ever presented. Swetnick later backtracked during an interview with NBC…It is clear that Avenatti, he wanted to derail Judge Kavanaugh’s life over these absurd claims. He should have gotten the full story and how does his own Continue reading "Hannity: Avenatti Didn’t Give ‘a Rip’ About Ruining Kavanaugh’s Life, Now It’s Come ‘Full Circle’ for Him"

White House Spox Mercedes Schlapp Gives John Kelly Vote of Confidence: He’s With Us ‘At This Point’

Amid a flurry of speculation over the potential exit of President Donald Trump‘s Chief of Staff John Kelly, White House Director of Strategic Communications Mercedes Schlapp attempted to put the rumors to rest. During a conversation with The Washington Post‘s Robert Costa for the publication’s Thursday talk titled “A New Era of Women in Politics,” Schlapp was asked whether Kelly was “leaving soon,” and appeared to answer directly. “No,” she said. “I mean, the president has a great relationship with Gen. Kelly. The one thing Gen. Kelly has brought to the staff is a lot of the putting in processes in place when it Continue reading "White House Spox Mercedes Schlapp Gives John Kelly Vote of Confidence: He’s With Us ‘At This Point’"

Jake Tapper on Hillary, Sherrod Brown Challenging GA Vote: Is That Any Different From What Trump is Doing?

CNN’s Jake Tapper addressed on his show Thursday the issue of questioning the integrity of elections, something Donald Trump has been doing casually on Twitter and the GOP has been doing rather more deliberately but equally consequentially in TV interviews and in court. It’s a topic that has come up a good deal on the network. But Democrats, too, have leveled charges of tampering and theft regarding elections, and Tapper asked his panel why that was any different or less serious. Tapper first addressed his question to CNN political commentator and Republican, David Urban. “This looks like it’s going to end with Republicans winning the Senate race and winning the governor’s office. We don’t know. It’s not final yet, but it looks as though, and yet there are Republicans who continue to cast aspersions about the process,” said Tapper. He played audio from Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) speaking with Breitbart Continue reading "Jake Tapper on Hillary, Sherrod Brown Challenging GA Vote: Is That Any Different From What Trump is Doing?"

Host of Discovery Channel’s New Border Patrol Series is Also a Liberal Immigration Activist

CNN’s Bill Weir has been tapped by the Discovery Channel as host of a new live, reality series featuring border patrol agents, their families, the job itself, and the immigration issues around it. What makes him a bizarre choice is that he’s also an activist social media warrior on those same topics, fighting tooth and nail with anyone who supports border enforcement or opposes illegal immigration. Border Live will “document the work of law enforcement on the U.S.-Mexico border as well as the real lives, real moments and real stories of those that live and work along its remote stretches,” according to the press release on Friday. What the press release does not say is anything about how the new host — who will air his portion from New York City — feels about the “lives, real moments, and real stories” of those agents, or their work. His Continue reading "Host of Discovery Channel’s New Border Patrol Series is Also a Liberal Immigration Activist"

Trump Continues to Claim F-35 Jets Are Literally Invisible: ‘They’re Stealth, You Can’t See Them’

Someone might want to check and see if Donald Trump knows that the stealth capabilities of an F-35 fighter jet aren’t the same thing as a cloaking device. The president gave a speech from the White House on Thursday in which he spoke about providing support for veterans and military families. But at one point, Trump went on a tangent about his admiration for America’s military aircraft, especially the F-35.
“Just gave out a tremendous order for brand new F-35’s. They are stealth. You can’t see them, other than this, they are easy to beat. I said to one of the pilots, ‘how good are these?’ He said, ‘sir, the problem is you can’t see them when you fight them.’ I said ‘that sounds like a big advantage.’ They said ‘it’s an awfully big advantage.’ Incredible equipment.”
This wouldn’t be the first time Trump has Continue reading "Trump Continues to Claim F-35 Jets Are Literally Invisible: ‘They’re Stealth, You Can’t See Them’"