Fox News’ The Five Mocks Star-Studded Mueller Report Reading: Felt ‘Embarrassed for Them’


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The hosts of Fox News’ The Five mocked the celebrity-packed live-reading of the Mueller report Monday night and called it a desperate move to re-focus the narrative. Kennedy remarked that ever since 2016, Hollywood’s never been the same and “they’ve had a hard time processing Hillary’s loss.” John Lithgow, Annette Bening, Kevin Kline, and more read sections of the report, including an amazing moment when Lithgow proclaimed in a booming voice, “This is the end of my presidency, I’m fucked!” After showing clips, several of the hosts laughed and Kennedy dryly remarked, “I think there’s something wonderful about people participating in civics through theater.” Jesse Watters said it was “awful” and he felt embarrassed, suggesting maybe they should read one of Sean Hannity‘s monologues instead or something else about “the REAL Russia hoax.” Kennedy asked if maybe they would do a reading Continue reading "Fox News’ The Five Mocks Star-Studded Mueller Report Reading: Felt ‘Embarrassed for Them’"

U.S. Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe: ‘I’m Not Going to the F*cking White House’


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U.S. women’s soccer team co-captain Megan Rapinoe said her team will likely not go to the White House if they end up winning the World Cup, as she predicted that President Donald Trump would not invite them in the first place. “I’m not going to the fucking White House,” Rapinoe said in a video interview with Eight By Eight Magazine. “No. I’m not going to the White House. We’re not going to be invited.” She followed up by again voicing her “doubt[s]” over if Trump will even invite her team. Rapinoe also accused the president of trying “to avoid inviting a team that might decline. Or, like he did when the Warriors turned him down, he’ll claim they hadn’t been invited in the first place.” Continue reading "U.S. Soccer Star Megan Rapinoe: ‘I’m Not Going to the F*cking White House’"

Fox’s Shepard Smith Calls Out Trump on Treatment of Kids in Border Detention Facilities: ‘Those Are the Facts’


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Fox News’ Shepard Smith knocked President Donald Trump for comments he made today in response to questions about the treatment of migrant kids at border detention facilities. As the president briefly took questions this afternoon, one reporter asked, “Mr. President, you declared a national emergency to get funding for the wall. Why have you not considered conditions for migrant children a similar national emergency?” “Hopefully they’ll be passing the bill. It’s a humane bill, it’s all about humanity, it’s about helping children,” Trump said. “What’s happened is so sad.” As he talked about Mexico doing “more for us than the Democrats in Congress,” the president elaborated:
“I think we should probably be successful with humanitarian aid. I think that’s going to have a big impact. Just remember, we are treating them and doing a much better job than the Obama administration, and the one difficulty we have is Continue reading "Fox’s Shepard Smith Calls Out Trump on Treatment of Kids in Border Detention Facilities: ‘Those Are the Facts’"

Trump: ‘I’m Very Concerned’ With Conditions of Migrant Detainment Centers


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During a press spray from the Oval Office on Tuesday, President Donald Trump told reporters that he isn’t happy with the conditions migrant children are living with in detainment centers around the border. “I’m very concerned, and they’re much better than they were under President Obama by far,” Trump claimed. “If we get this bill signed, we’ll be able to do it. The Democrats don’t want to sign anything, and now I think they’re going to probably sign this, from what I understand, I call it humanitarian aid. This isn’t even about borders.” Trump went on to say that Mexico “has been really helping us a lot” with immigration, and claimed that human trafficking by drug cartels is slowing down because of his administration’s policies. He added further slams on Democrats, whom he continued to blame for the current state of affairs regarding immigration.
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Trump on Iran: ‘Whatever They Want to Do, I’m Ready’


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President Donald Trump took questions from reporters this afternoon and was, of course, asked about Iran. In the midst of tensions between the U.S. and Iran, the president of Iran said the White House is “afflicted by mental retardation,” following the sanctions announced on Irani’s Supreme Leader. Trump tweeted back blasting Iran’s leadership. This afternoon, when asked about the message he’s trying to send, the president said, “There is no message. I will tell you what the message is. When they are ready, they will have to let us know. When they’re ready, they’ll let us know. Very simple.” “Ready to negotiate, you mean?” a reporter asked. “Ready to do whatever,” Trump responded. “It doesn’t make any difference. Whatever they want to do, I’m ready.” Minutes later, Trump was asked if he has an exit strategy for Iran if war breaks out. “You’re not going to Continue reading "Trump on Iran: ‘Whatever They Want to Do, I’m Ready’"

Serial Cougher Mick Mulvaney Reportedly on the Ropes With Trump


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A new report indicates that White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney is on increasingly thin ice with President Donald Trump. The status of Mulvaney’s relationship with Trump seemed to go on display recently when the president shooed Mulvaney out of the Oval Office for coughing in the middle of his interview with with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. To expand on this, several current and former Trump Administration officials spoke anonymously to Politico and said that even though Mulvaney might not necessarily lose his job soon, the president is definitely getting weary of him. “In recent weeks, Trump has been snapping at his acting chief of staff with some frequency, and expressing greater frustration with him than usual,” the report states. “One White House official called it ‘inevitable since any chief of staff has to deliver both the good and bad news,’ and this president does not like hearing the Continue reading "Serial Cougher Mick Mulvaney Reportedly on the Ropes With Trump"

Serial Cougher Mick Mulvaney Reportedly on the Ropes With Trump


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A new report indicates that White House Acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney is on increasingly thin ice with President Donald Trump. The status of Mulvaney’s relationship with Trump seemed to go on display recently when the president shooed Mulvaney out of the Oval Office for coughing in the middle of his interview with with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. To expand on this, several current and former Trump Administration officials spoke anonymously to Politico and said that even though Mulvaney might not necessarily lose his job soon, the president is definitely getting weary of him. “In recent weeks, Trump has been snapping at his acting chief of staff with some frequency, and expressing greater frustration with him than usual,” the report states. “One White House official called it ‘inevitable since any chief of staff has to deliver both the good and bad news,’ and this president does not like hearing the Continue reading "Serial Cougher Mick Mulvaney Reportedly on the Ropes With Trump"

E. Jean Carroll Responds to Trump Saying ‘She’s Not My Type’


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Earlier tonight, President Donald Trump again denied writer E. Jean Carroll‘s sexual assault accusation, remarking, “I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK?” CNN’s Anderson Cooper spoke with Carroll tonight and asked her for her response. Carroll said, “I love that. I am SO glad I’m not his type. I’m so glad.” Cooper noted that this isn’t the first time Trump has made comments like this, saying of another accuser during the 2016 campaign, “When you looked at that horrible woman last night, you said I don’t think so… She would not be my first choice, that I can tell you.” Carroll also noted that he “also called Miss Universe fat––Miss Piggy, I think he called her.” “He’s denied all 15 women who have come forward. He denies. He turns it Continue reading "E. Jean Carroll Responds to Trump Saying ‘She’s Not My Type’"

Chris Matthews: It’s Good Trump ‘Hesitated’ on Iran Decision, ‘I’m Glad He Did It’


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MSNBC’s Chris Matthews commended President Donald Trump tonight for his “hesitation” on bombing Iran and said he asked an important question before making the call. Matthews noted during his panel discussion tonight that Trump said––in an interview with The Hill––that he doesn’t need congressional authorization to strike Iran, remarking, “Erratic.” But he said that Trump absolutely made the right call last week:
“If Trump had taken military action, I would have come down hard on him. I think it’s good that he hesitated. I hesitation before you take military action and asking how many casualties there are going to be on the other side is a good question. The fact he found out it was 150 or so people––we went into Iraq, everybody said it was going to be quick and easy, it was going to be a a slam dunk. We may have killed somewhere between Continue reading "Chris Matthews: It’s Good Trump ‘Hesitated’ on Iran Decision, ‘I’m Glad He Did It’"

Trump Denies Sexual Assault Allegation from E. Jean Carroll, Says ‘She’s Not My Type’


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President Donald Trump has again denied E. Jean Carroll‘s accusation of sexual assault against him, this time making a point of saying “she’s not my type.” Trump spoke to The Hill today and reacted again to Carroll’s serious accusation in her new book, which she describes in disturbing detail. Trump issued a statement a few days ago denying it and today he reiterated, this time with a comment on her looks:
In an exclusive interview with The Hill, the president vehemently denied the allegations just hours after Carroll detailed the alleged incident during a cable news interview. “I’ll say it with great respect: No. 1, she’s not my type. No. 2, it never happened. It never happened, OK?” the president said while seated behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.
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Trump Denies Sexual Assault Allegation from E. Jean Carroll, Says ‘She’s Not My Type’


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President Donald Trump has again denied E. Jean Carroll‘s accusation of sexual assault against him, this time making a point of saying “she’s not my type.” Trump spoke to The Hill today and reacted again to Carroll’s serious accusation in her new book, which she describes in disturbing detail. Trump issued a statement a few days ago denying it and today he reiterated, this time with a comment on her looks:
In an exclusive interview with The Hill, the president vehemently denied the allegations just hours after Carroll detailed the alleged incident during a cable news interview. “I’ll say it with great respect: No. 1, she’s not my type. No. 2, it never happened. It never happened, OK?” the president said while seated behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.
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MSNBC’s Ari Melber: Trump Keeps ‘Stoking Chaos and Fear to Position Himself to Be the One to Relieve It’


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President Donald Trump‘s decision-making on Iran, MSNBC’s Ari Melber said tonight, is the latest in a pattern of “head-fakes” from POTUS “literally creating the appearance of a problem so that he alone can solve it.” In addition to the Iran strike that the president ultimately decided against, Melber brought up the ICE raids Trump announced were going to take place before announcing they would be delayed by two weeks. “Tweet, hype, but then fold,” Melber said, calling it all part of a political strategy to satiate Trump’s base. He also brought up the threat of Mexico tariffs to say there’s a lot of “bluster coming to an end with no action”:
“So Trump gets the red meat to the base, then knowingly not acting on the planned threat. Now, a lot of people, let’s be clear, think it’s a very good thing that we’re not at war with Continue reading "MSNBC’s Ari Melber: Trump Keeps ‘Stoking Chaos and Fear to Position Himself to Be the One to Relieve It’"

MSNBC’s Ari Melber: Trump Keeps ‘Stoking Chaos and Fear to Position Himself to Be the One to Relieve It’


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President Donald Trump‘s decision-making on Iran, MSNBC’s Ari Melber said tonight, is the latest in a pattern of “head-fakes” from POTUS “literally creating the appearance of a problem so that he alone can solve it.” In addition to the Iran strike that the president ultimately decided against, Melber brought up the ICE raids Trump announced were going to take place before announcing they would be delayed by two weeks. “Tweet, hype, but then fold,” Melber said, calling it all part of a political strategy to satiate Trump’s base. He also brought up the threat of Mexico tariffs to say there’s a lot of “bluster coming to an end with no action”:
“So Trump gets the red meat to the base, then knowingly not acting on the planned threat. Now, a lot of people, let’s be clear, think it’s a very good thing that we’re not at war with Continue reading "MSNBC’s Ari Melber: Trump Keeps ‘Stoking Chaos and Fear to Position Himself to Be the One to Relieve It’"

NY Times Editor: We Were ‘Overly Cautious’ in Handling of Latest Sexual Assault Allegation Against Trump


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The New York Times executive editor Dean Baquet has responded to criticism from readers that they “downplayed” or at least didn’t devote enough coverage to the accusation of sexual assault against President Donald Trump by writer E. Jean Carroll, detailed in her upcoming book––an excerpt of which ran in New York Magazine last week. The Times was criticized on social media not just for devoting insufficient coverage to the story, but for running it in the books section:

MSNBC Panel Tees Off on Trump Iran ‘Freewheeling’: Might as Well Just Make Tucker Carlson SecDef


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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace and her panel went off this afternoon over what the Washington Post described as a “freewheeling” approach on his Iran decision last week, including the fact that––per multiple reports––the president was being advised on his decision by Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Rick Stengel told Wallace he’s “never against it when somebody changes their minds to do something I am for,” like when he made the right decision on Iran. But “freewheeling,” he said, is a generous way of saying Trump is “fickle” and has “no core convictions.” Wallace again raised the idea of Carlson as a “heavyweight military adviser” and Charlie Sykes quipped, “What could possibly go wrong? Maybe we should just cut out the middleman and make Carlson the Secretary of Defense.” Sykes also agreed that “freewheeling” is a euphemism for Trump’s “bluster and bluffing” that makes other nations wonder how seriously they should Continue reading "MSNBC Panel Tees Off on Trump Iran ‘Freewheeling’: Might as Well Just Make Tucker Carlson SecDef"

BREAKING: Trump Announces Sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader


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President Donald Trump, on Monday, announced sanctions against the supreme leader of Iran, the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, following the strike against a U.S. drone last week. Speaking from the Oval Office, Trump outlined the sanctions on the Ayatollah, as well as Iran at large. “We will continue to increase pressure on Tehran,” Trump said. “Never can Iran have a nuclear weapon.” Trump spelled out his rationale for sanctioning the Ayatollah specifically. “The supreme leader of Iran is one who ultimately is responsible for the hostile conduct of the regime,” Trump said. “He’s respected within his country. His office oversees the regime’s most brutal instruments, including the Islamic revolution guard corps. Sanctions imposed through the executive order that Im about to sign will deny the supreme leader and the supreme leader’s office and others closely affiliated with him and the officer access to key financial resources and Continue reading "BREAKING: Trump Announces Sanctions on Iran’s Supreme Leader"

Chris Christie Faces Questions From His Leaked Trump Vetting Dossier: ‘This is a Monumental Staff Failure’


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Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie criticized the dysfunction of Presidential Donald Trump’s transition team in the wake of leaked transition documents obtained by Axios. In a new report on Axios on HBO Sunday night, reporter Jonathan Swan asked Christie to read from his political vetting dossier. Christie’s dossier, along with dozens of others, were leaked to Axios and detail what RNC staffers working on Trump’s transition team in 2016 viewed as “red flags” and questions to ask during interviews for jobs in the administration. Swan asked Christie to read off questions from his dossier that were suggested to be asked by Trump if Christie was tapped for an administration role. Both questions concerned his sour relationship with Jared Kushner, whose father Christie prosecuted. Christie, who was head of the Trump transition, was fired from the Trump campaign two days after the election — he claims due to pressure from Continue reading "Chris Christie Faces Questions From His Leaked Trump Vetting Dossier: ‘This is a Monumental Staff Failure’"

CNN’s David Gergen Says Fox’s Tucker Carlson Has ‘More Influence’ on Trump Than Former Presidents


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CNN political analyst David Gergen says he thinks Fox News’ Tucker Carlson is a bigger influence on some of President Donald Trump’s decisions than any of the former presidents he’s spoken to recently. Gergen was speaking with Ana Cabrera on CNN Newsroom Sunday night, who was asking about a segment in Chuck Todd’s interview with Trump where he said he’s spoken with former presidents Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush. “Do you see their hands in any of the choices President Trump has made as president?” Cabrera asked Gergen. Gergen shot down the question, saying “I think these have been courtesy calls for the most part. I don’t think they swayed his decision making.” “Listen, Tucker Carlson, Fox anchor, had more influence in the president’s decision not to hit Iran than did any of the former presidents,” Gergen continued. “He is not turning to them as previous presidents Continue reading "CNN’s David Gergen Says Fox’s Tucker Carlson Has ‘More Influence’ on Trump Than Former Presidents"

CNN’s David Gergen Says Fox’s Tucker Carlson Has ‘More Influence’ on Trump Than Former Presidents


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CNN political analyst David Gergen says he thinks Fox News’ Tucker Carlson is a bigger influence on some of President Donald Trump’s decisions than any of the former presidents he’s spoken to recently. Gergen was speaking with Ana Cabrera on CNN Newsroom Sunday night, who was asking about a segment in Chuck Todd’s interview with Trump where he said he’s spoken with former presidents Jimmy Carter and George W. Bush. “Do you see their hands in any of the choices President Trump has made as president?” Cabrera asked Gergen. Gergen shot down the question, saying “I think these have been courtesy calls for the most part. I don’t think they swayed his decision making.” “Listen, Tucker Carlson, Fox anchor, had more influence in the president’s decision not to hit Iran than did any of the former presidents,” Gergen continued. “He is not turning to them as previous presidents Continue reading "CNN’s David Gergen Says Fox’s Tucker Carlson Has ‘More Influence’ on Trump Than Former Presidents"

Jonathan Swan Details Axios Report on Chaos of Trump Presidential Transition


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Axios’ Jonathan Swan appeared on MSNBC to detail his Sunday report on a large trove of leaked documents detailing the frenzy of Donald Trump’s presidential transition following the 2016 election. Swan spoke with Steve Kornacki, who was filling in for Kasie Hunt on Kasie DC. “The documents we have are the documents that were produced after they fired Chris Christie,” Swan said. “Trump fires — actually [Steve] Bannon fires [Christie] after the election and they toss aside most of his work, start from scratch with the names.” “So there was this frenetic frenzied period where the leadership … President Trump, Reince Priebus, were coming up with names for the top jobs,” he continued. “This was dumped on the back of the Republican National Committee. They had a team of two dozen—almost all of them in their 20s, and they did the best job they could on Continue reading "Jonathan Swan Details Axios Report on Chaos of Trump Presidential Transition"