Colbert On Melania Wanting Staffer Fired: ‘It Is The Position Of This Office That The First Lady Will Cut A Bitch’

Stephen Colbert took on the news that First Lady Melania Trump today called for the firing of deputy national security adviser Mira Ricardel in his opening monologue Tuesday night, with some hilarious references to past FLOTUS stories. “I assume Melania’s doing it with her traditional goodbye gift, a jacket that says ‘U don’t really work here anymore, do U?'” he joked, referring to the controversy over the jacket she wore when boarding a plane after visiting migrant children detained at the border. “Apparently the first lady’s team suspect Ms. Ricardel is behind some negative stories about Mrs. Trump and her staff,” he said. “Although, an anonymous inside source is quoted as saying ‘no I’m not. I Continue reading "Colbert On Melania Wanting Staffer Fired: ‘It Is The Position Of This Office That The First Lady Will Cut A Bitch’"

READ: CNN Lawsuit Against Trump Features Kellyanne’s Remarks on ‘Sped Up’ Video, Acosta Death Threats

CNN has sued the Trump Administration for revoking Jim Acosta‘s press pass, making public the network’s complaint to DC District Court — and there are some juicy tidbits in the filing CNN’s lawsuit calls the banning of Acosta a violation of his constitutional rights protecting press freedom and due process. Politico’s Jason Schwartz and the Washington Post‘s Erik Wemple scoured through the network’s court documents and flagged some highlights that are quite pertinent to the current news cycle. Several portions of the lawsuit called out the White House narrative that Acosta inappropriately treated a White House intern who tried to take away his microphone during a presser clash with Trump. Since Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders accused Acosta Continue reading "READ: CNN Lawsuit Against Trump Features Kellyanne’s Remarks on ‘Sped Up’ Video, Acosta Death Threats"

Katy Tur Barely Contains Laughter During Segment on the Political Juggernaut That Is Gritty the Mascot

Tonight’s MTP Daily ended with a light little segment on the beginning of a surprise political movement that no one saw coming: Gritty. And Katy Tur absolutely could not stop laughing. See, it turns out that Gritty––who went from Philadelphia Flyers hockey mascot to all-purpose meme in record time––received a couple of write-in votes in races across the country. (Some people touted a report that Gritty supposedly got 69,000 [nice] votes in Pennsylvania, but alas that was a hoax.) And clearly MTP: Daily staffers had waaaaaay too much Photoshop fun today. This is just one of the mock-ups displayed on screen for the “Gritty Revolution”: You can watch above, via MSNBC. [image via screengrab]

Trump’s Planned Trip to Military Cemetery in France Cancelled Due to Bad Weather

President Donald Trump was supposed to visit the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial in France today, but the trip was cancelled due to bad weather. Trump and other world leaders are in Paris to mark the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel, and Justin Trudeau attended other memorials today. The White House, however, announced in a statement earlier that Trump’s visit to the US cemetery was called off due to bad weather:

Trump Snaps at CNN’s Abby Phillip for Asking if Whitaker Will Reel in Mueller: ‘What a Stupid Question’

On Friday, President Trump snapped at CNN’s Abby Phillip for asking a “stupid question” about whether he expects Matt Whitaker to intervene with Robert Mueller‘s investigation on Russia. After gushing about Whitaker while claiming he doesn’t know the man he tagged to fill Jeff Sessions‘ former position, Trump was asked if he expects Whitaker to get involved with the Russia probe or rein Mueller in. Trump didn’t like that. Not. One. Bit.
“What a stupid question that is. What a stupid question. I watch you a lot. You ask a lot of stupid questions.”
When Trump appointed Whitaker this week after essentially firing Sessions, numerous questions were raised on whether he’s trying to seize control of Mueller’s probe on Russia’s 2016 election-meddling. This arose from the fact that Trump trashed Sessions for months over his recusal from the Russia investigation, as well as the fact that Whitaker Continue reading "Trump Snaps at CNN’s Abby Phillip for Asking if Whitaker Will Reel in Mueller: ‘What a Stupid Question’"

Dennis Miller Tells Kimmel Why He’s Conservative: Liberalism is ‘Like a Nude Beach…Sounds Good Until You Get There’

On Wednesday night, Dennis Miller made his debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live and spoke about his conservative politics, which make him an outlier among comedians in Hollywood. Living in California, Miller joked that he wasn’t offered an “I voted” sticker after casting his ballot on Tuesday but you’re forced to “get ‘I voted’ tattooed above your pubic mound.” Jimmy Kimmel then told Miller how “people get upset” because he’s a conservative comedian, first calling it “weird” then correcting himself by calling it “unusual.” “What did happen to you?” Kimmel asked. “I’m socially liberal as anybody,” Miller responded. “When I watch Trump, he doesn’t rankle me like he rankles people on your side. There are days I think he’s a buffoon. There are days I can’t believe the stuff he says. But today, when I watched that [news conference], I kinda laugh. I watch Pelosi and she Continue reading "Dennis Miller Tells Kimmel Why He’s Conservative: Liberalism is ‘Like a Nude Beach…Sounds Good Until You Get There’"

Trump Clashes With Acosta, White House Staffer Tries to Tear Away Mic: ‘You Are a Rude, Terrible Person!’

President Donald Trump clashed with Jim Acosta on Wednesday, derailing his post-midterm press conference as the CNN reporter refused to give up the microphone while the president barked him down. Acosta’s question was on the migrant caravan that Trump made a fixture of his midterm election messaging. “It was not an invasion,” Acosta told the president. “Thank you for telling me that,” Trump snarked. “I appreciate it.” “Why did you characterize it as such?” Acosta asked. “Because I consider it an invasion,” Trump replied. Eventually, the president grew tired of the questioning, telling the White House reporter: “Honestly I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN. And if you did it well, your ratings would be much higher.” “Ok that’s enough,” Trump said, as Acosta tried to ask a follow up. A White House staffer tried to yank the microphone out of Acosta’s Continue reading "Trump Clashes With Acosta, White House Staffer Tries to Tear Away Mic: ‘You Are a Rude, Terrible Person!’"