Ivanka Trump appeared on Fox & Friends this morning and provided a solid and dispassionate defense of many of the controversies and criticisms surrounding the presidency of his father. Co-host Brian Kilmede opened with a polite question about the James Comey hearing from last week, and Ms. Trump gave the predictable response that “my father felt very vindicated,” before continuing with “and all the statements that he has been making and feels incredibly optimistic.” She then pivoted to a topic that continued for the balance of the interview, saying “You know, at the White House and throughout the administration, we were incredibly focused on the reason we all went to Washington.” Since the White House press staff have begun to defer all questions about the investigation into Russian election to President Trump’s legal team, the vacuum of surrogates willing to appear on Trump’s behalf has fallen to family Continue reading "Ivanka Trump to Fox & Friends: Did Not Expect This ‘Level of Viciousness’ in Washington D.C."
Anti-Trump activists faced another blow this week after news emerged that two major sponsors would drop their funding for a rendition of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar now playing in New York City’s famed “Shakespeare in the Park” On Sunday evening, both Bank of America and Delta Airlines announced in statements via Twitter that they would withdraw their sponsorship from the controversial reimagining, which features a none-too-subtle reference to President Donald Trump as Caesar and includes the Roman despot being graphically murdered by suit and tie clad Senators. … You see what they did there? The story came to wide public attention after a Mediaite feature last week. “The Public Theater chose to present ‘Julius Caesar’ in a way that was intended to provoke and offend,” said Bank of America. “Had this intention been made known to us, we would have decided not to sponsor it. We are withdrawing our funding for Continue reading "Sponsors Yank Support for Trump-Inspired Rendition of Julius Caesar"
John Oliver kicked off Sunday night’s episode of Last Week Tonight by addressing what he calls “Stupid Watergate” and more specifically last week’s hearing of former FBI Director James Comey. Oliver rebuked Comey’s claim that President Trump‘s lies are “plain and simple” by comparing it an everlasting gobstopper from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. “You’ll make it through every layer because it was produced by an insane person who should never be in charge of anything.” He noted that Comey’s testimony was “pretty damaging” to the Trump White House in the immediate aftermath that “even Fox News was struggling to spin” it. He then played a montage of Chris Wallace calling the hearing “politically damaging” to Trump, Judge Andrew Napolitano calling Comey’s testimony “damning,” and Charles Krauthammer calling Trump’s credibility a “huge loss.” Oliver then admitted he couldn’t explain why President Trump would agree to testify Continue reading "John Oliver: ‘Even Fox News Was Struggling to Spin’ Comey Hearing"
Stephen Colbert made another appearance at the 71st Tony Awards, this time to present the award for Best Revival of a Musical. “This has been a great year for revivals in general,” Colbert began. “Especially the one they revived down in Washington D.C.” He continued, “It started off-broadway in the ’80s, way off-broadway over on 5th Ave.” He noted that it had a “huge production value,” but mentioned some of its problems like the “totally unbelievable” main character and the “hair and makeup.” “This D.C. production is supposed to have a four-year run, but the reviews have not been kind,” he added. “It could close early, but we don’t know.” The crowd roared with applause. Watch the clip above, courtesy of CBS.
Former press secretary Ari Fleischer is warning President Trump that he ought to stop talking about the ongoing Russia investigations before he ends up saying something he’ll come to regret. Ever since James Comey‘s testimony on Thursday, Trump has largely celebrated how he was supposedly “vindicated” from the possibility that he or his associates coordinated with Russia’s efforts to mess with the 2016 election. Former FBI Director Robert Mueller is still leading a special probe on the matter however, and Fleischer says Trump should remember that the investigation isn’t over until Mueller says its over.
Earlier today, Trump said Comey acted “cowardly” with how he arranged for the press to see his personal memos. Comey said on Continue reading "Ari Fleischer Warns Trump: ‘Stop Talking, You’re Heading Into a Giant Perjury Trap’"
Advice 4 POTUS: You have not been vindicated. U won't be unless Bob Mueller says so. Stop talking. You're heading into a giant perjury trap.— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) June 11, 2017
Senator John McCain (R-AZ) gave an interview on foreign policy recently, and he concluded that America’s leadership is currently worse off than it was when the country was being run by the man who defeated him in the 2008 presidential election. The Guardian has released an extensive analysis on President Trump‘s approach to foreign policy, as well as the diplomatic complications that it has entailed so far. McCain was asked for his opinion about Trump’s handling of foreign policy, and the senator was “visibly irked” when asked about how Trump got in a Twitter fight with Sadiq Khan as the Mayor of London dealt with the fallout of the recent terror attack against his city. Eventually, McCain offered quite the comment about what America’s foreign policy was like when Barack Obama was president. From The Guardian:
“What do you think the message is? The message is that America Continue reading "Sen. John McCain: American Global Leadership Was Better Under Obama"