President Donald Trump will hold a campaign-style rally this evening at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex & Expo Center in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The rally will begin at 7:30 PM ET and takes place on the president’s 100th day in office. The event also is occurring on the same evening as the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, which Trump announced in February he was skipping. Trump will become the first sitting president not to attend the dinner since Ronald Reagan missed it in 1981. The president announced he was holding the rally last week via Twitter. Harrisburg as the location is notable not just because Trump unexpectedly won Pennsylvania during the election, but also due to remarks he made about the city during his campaign. In August 2016, he stated that the city “looked like a war zone where you (once had) these massive plants.” Watch above, via NBC News.
As you may know by now, today marks the 100th day of Donald Trump’s presidency. The president will be celebrating the occasion with a campaign-style rally in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He’s also been on something of a media blitz of late, granting interviews to numerous media outlets in an effort to highlight his achievements since entering the White House. (And, apparently, hand out copies of the electoral map to reporters.) During a panel discussion on Trump’s first hundred days and what advice should be given to the president for his next hundred, CNN political commentator Ana Navarro was blunt and to the point. “I would say stop lying,” she noted. “Stop exaggerating. Stop misleading.” The Republican strategist went on to point out that the Washington Post had tracked 452 false or misleading statements that Trump had made since entering office. (That number has moved up to 469 as of Continue reading "‘Stop Lying’: CNN’s Ana Navarro Provides Some Simple Advice for Trump’s Next 100 Days"
Today is actually a pretty busy day in the political media world, as there is the annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C. and President Donald Trump‘s campaign-style rally in Pennsylvania. (Trump let it be known in February that he would be skipping the dinner this year.) But that’s not all. Earlier this year, comedian Samantha Bee announced that she was going to hold her own event today — the Not the White House Correspondents’ Dinner. Heading into the taping of the show, the Full Frontal host spoke briefly with MSNBC’s Ali Vitali and explained what her goal was regarding this event. “We routinely dismantle Trump on our show,” Bee stated. “We don’t really feel the need to do that too much tonight. I mean, that’s our show right now.” She continued, “But we do need to celebrate the journalists who make our show possible. Continue reading "Sam Bee: Not-the-WHCD Event Is More About Celebrating the Press Than Being Anti-Trump"
President Trump has not yet moved past the election results last year. And during interviews on his first 100 days with reporters this week, the president took out maps showing those results. Jeff Mason, the head of the White House Correspondents Association and White House correspondent for Reuters, said on CNN yesterday Trump “sort of interrupted himself and handed out this map of the electoral college and said that these were the latest figures of the areas in the country that he had won in 2016.” And yes, he showed it off: Mason appeared on CNN again this morning (video below) alongside The Washington Examiner‘s Salena Zito (also a CNN contributor), who provided some important context to the president bringing out those maps:
“In context, I had gone in there and asked him about that… I was talking to him about counties and so he brought the Continue reading "Trump Had Copies of 2016 Electoral Map for Reporters Who Interviewed Him"
A day after President Donald Trump stated in a Reuters interview that there was a chance the United States may have a “major, major conflict” with North Korea, the North Korean regime tested a ballistic missile. Shortly after news broke of the missile test, the president took to his favorite form of communication to call out North Korea:
Reacting to this tweet, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) somewhat applauded Trump for recognizing the need to bring China into the equation when it comes to stopping North Korea. At the same time, he criticized the president for utilizing Twitter to conduct diplomacy. “What President Trump is doing here is recognizing that his only constructive path forward on North Korea is to engage Continue reading "‘This Is No Longer Reality TV’: Democratic Senator Slams Trump Over North Korea Tweet"
North Korea disrespected the wishes of China & its highly respected President when it launched, though unsuccessfully, a missile today. Bad!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 28, 2017
Over the past few days, there has been much discussion devoted to the revelations that now that he’s a private citizen, former President Barack Obama has taken to getting paid hundreds of thousands of dollars for speeches on Wall Street. Countless opinion columns have been written on the subject, and progressive stalwarts Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren have weighed in, explaining how “troubled” and “sorry” they are over Obama’s choice. So, it only made sense that Bill Maher would provide his take on the whole situation. During the Overtime portion of Real Time last night, the comedian wanted to know if it was unseemly for the 44th president to take $400,000 for a Wall Street speech. Panelist Tara Setmayer said it’s not a big deal and a lot of the people who are “righteously indignant” about this make a lot of money themselves. “Isn’t that what sorta cost Hillary the Continue reading "‘Isn’t That What Sorta Cost Hillary the Election?’: Maher Hits Obama for Paid Wall Street Speech"
You may remember a while ago that Tom Hanks sent the White House press corps an espresso machine. This is not the first time he’s done so, and last night he told Stephen Colbert why he does it:
“Those poor bastards need coffee.”Colbert brought up the note Hanks sent that said, “Keep up the good fight for Truth, Justice, and the American Way. Especially for the Truth part.” He did add to Hanks that President Trump is probably keeping reporters awake enough anyway. Hanks joked that there’s probably “a lot of spit coffee on people’s laps,” given what’s happening on a daily basis. The A-lister recalled how when he visited the White House a long time ago and how there were a few people from news outlets in the room, even though nothing was happening. And when he asked them why they’re there, someone responded, “In case Continue reading "Tom Hanks on Getting White House Press Corps an Espresso Machine: ‘Those Poor Bastards Need Coffee’"