WATCH: Trump Says After Hurricanes, ‘There’s No Brand That Went Up More Than The Coast Guard’

President Donald Trump addressed the Coast Guard on Thursday, and said the armed forces “brand” has gone up since the hurricanes that devastated Texas, Florida and Puerto Rico. Trump was making an appearance, alongside first lady Melania, before service members at the Coast Guard’s Lake Work Inlet Station in Florida to hand out sandwiches. “It is an honor to be here,” Trump started. “I have to tell you, you know. The Coast Guard always respected, but if you’re looking at it as a brand, there’s no brand that went up more than the Coast Guard with what happened in Texas, and I would say in particular, Texas has been incredible. You saved 16,000 lives. Nobody knows that. 16,000 lives. In fact when I first heard the number, I said, you mean like 600? 500? 16,000 lives in Texas.” “As bad as that hurricane was, and that was a Continue reading "WATCH: Trump Says After Hurricanes, ‘There’s No Brand That Went Up More Than The Coast Guard’"

Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones: ‘I Appreciate’ Trump Tweeting About NFL Anthem Protests

Besides taking more shots at LaVar Ball during his Wednesday morning tweetstorm, President Donald Trump also hit on one of his favorite topics — NFL players kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial and social injustice. Addressing reports that the league and players are considering a measure in which teams won’t come out on the field while the anthem plays, Trump complained that this would be “almost as bad as kneeling.” Speaking to CNN’s Coy Wire on Wednesday, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones Said that he appreciated that the president continued to speak Continue reading "Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones: ‘I Appreciate’ Trump Tweeting About NFL Anthem Protests"

Retired Lt. Gen.: Trump’s Boastful Thanksgiving Message to Troops ‘Somewhat Insulting’

Retired Lieutenant General Mark Hertling appeared on CNN Thursday to discuss President Donald Trump’s Thanksgiving call to U.S. service members — and called the president’s remarks “somewhat insulting” and “off-kilter.” Hertling, a CNN military analyst, first noted that he was “thankful for the fact that [Trump] did address the soldiers,” but that “the message that I heard and some of the things he said would have not rung very well with me had I been a deployed soldier.” In the call, made from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, the president dinged the previous administration for its efforts combatting ISIS, claiming that the U.S. is now “winning” against the terror group “because I’m letting you do your job.” “We have been winning,” Hertling contented on CNN. “You’re talking to soldiers and military personnel around the world who have been in this fight for 17 years and to suddenly Continue reading "Retired Lt. Gen.: Trump’s Boastful Thanksgiving Message to Troops ‘Somewhat Insulting’"

How to Watch the Lions-Vikings NFL Thanksgiving Day Game Live Stream Online

The Thanksgiving NFL slate kicks off, as it has each year since 1945, with the Detroit Lions playing at home. This year, unlike many previous, the home team is actually worth watching. So too, for that matter, is the road team — the Minnesota Vikings, in what should be an entertaining NFC Central showdown. The Vikings come in at 8-2 and most assuredly have big plans for January and perhaps even February. Winners of six straight, Minnesota has joined the NFC elite despite major uncertainty at the quarterback position. Case Keenum, who took over for the injured Sam Bradford in Week 2, has done a fine job in recent weeks. But Teddy Bridgewater — a pro-bowler as a rookie in 2015 before suffering a devastating knee injury in Aug. 2016 — is waiting in the wings. The job is Keenum’s for now, but with a team this good, Vikings Continue reading "How to Watch the Lions-Vikings NFL Thanksgiving Day Game Live Stream Online"

Stephanie Ruhle and MSNBC Panel Hit Trump Over ‘Scripted’ Call to Troops: ‘Didn’t Seem…Very Authentic’

President Donald Trump took time, earlier on this holiday morning, to give thanks to the troops in a video conference call. It was a nice gesture, without question, and Stephanie Ruhle and her MSNBC guests Thursday said as much. But they also took exception to a few things about the call. For starters, panelist Robert Traynham — a former staffer to GOP Sen. Rick Santorum — noted the fact that Trump was reading prepared remarks, rather than speaking from the hear. “Maybe I’m overreading this, but it didn’t seem to be very authentic,” Traynham said. “He seemed to be heavily scripted…I’m used to a president looking into the camera and thanking the men and women…talking about them and not about me — meaning the president. Talking about them and what they’re doing, and not about, to use his words, ‘a beautiful tax cut.’ It was a little bit disjointed. Continue reading "Stephanie Ruhle and MSNBC Panel Hit Trump Over ‘Scripted’ Call to Troops: ‘Didn’t Seem…Very Authentic’"

Watch President Trump’s Thank You Call to Troops: ‘We Totally Support You’

President Donald Trump spent part of his Thanksgiving morning on a video conference call with representatives of the various branches of the Armed Forces. In brief public comments delivered at Mar-a-Lago, the President offered a few words of appreciation for the troops currently serving abroad. “It’s an honor to speak with you all, to give God thanks for the blessings of freedom, and for the heroes who really have this tremendous courage that you do, to defend us and to defend freedom,” Trump said. “So we want to thank you all very much. Very, very special people.” Trump, as ever, did get a little partisan in his remarks — complete with the requisite criticism of “the previous administration.” “They say we’ve made more progress against ISIS than they did in years of the previous administration,” Trump said. “And that’s because I’m letting you do your job. You’re performing Continue reading "Watch President Trump’s Thank You Call to Troops: ‘We Totally Support You’"

WATCH LIVE: 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

It’s one of the great American traditions on this, one of its great National holidays. For the 91st time, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade makes its way through the streets of New York City. All of the traditional favorites — some new, some old — will make an appearance. Snoopy, Spongebob Squarepants, and Clifford the Big Red Dog are among those on the ledger. As for this year’s musical acts, Gwen Stefani kicks things off with a performance of “White Christmas.” Harry Connick Jr., Wyclef Jean, and Patti LaBelle are among the other musicians who will appear during the three-hour broadcast. Some other celebrities will be featured as well. Jimmy Fallon, Whoopi Goldberg, and Steve Harvey are among those who are slated to appear on Thursday morning. None of the attractions, though, be they human or balloon, can possibly compare to the man who closes Continue reading "WATCH LIVE: 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade"