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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Rachel Maddow drips sarcasm after Don Jr. drops Secret Service: ‘There’s all sorts of innocent reasons’











At the conclusion of her Monday show, Maddow reported on the breaking news that Kellyanne Conway and Donald Trump Jr. had dropped their Secret Service detail. Don Jr.’s request reportedly came before he took a trip Bahamas.

“It seems like someone doesn’t want the Secret Service following them around everywhere they go,” O’Donnell offered with a smile.


“I have to imagine that there’s all sorts of innocent reasons why you would want more privacy than a Secret Service detail would afford you,” Maddow replied. “It’s also weird the two of them are both making that decision on the same night.”

Monday, September 18, 2017

Sean Spicer: I ‘absolutely’ regret making false statements about the size of Trump’s inauguration crowd











“In an interview on Monday morning, Mr. Spicer said he now regrets one of his most infamous moments as press secretary: His decision to charge into the White House briefing room in January and criticize accurate news reports that Barack Obama’s inauguration crowd was bigger than President Donald J. Trump’s,” reports the Times’ Glenn Thrush.

Spicer on Sunday night appeared at the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, in which he mocked his infamous post-inauguration press conference by insisting that the audience for this year’s Emmys would be the largest ever.
Thrush asked Spicer if he feared Trump would be upset by his decision to make jokes on live television that lampooned his own past false statements.

“I certainly hope not,” Spicer told Thrush. “This was an attempt to poke a little fun at myself and add a little bit of levity to the event.”


Thrush also reports that Spicer kept his appearance at the Emmys a secret by donning a disguise while flying from Washington to Los Angeles on Saturday morning.

He just can’t help himself. Watch Trump Opens U.N. Speech With a Plug For His Own Building (… Because of Course he Does)











President Donald Trump made his first remarks to the United National General Assembly on Monday. And in a development that will surprise no one, the President opened by referencing one of the New York buildings which bear his name.

“I actually saw great potential right across the street to be honest with you,” Trump said. “And it was only for the reason that the United Nations was here that that turned out to be such a successful project.”
   

The President was talking about Trump World Tower — which is located directly across from U.N. headquarters in Manhattan. That project was completed in 2001. It is the eighth tallest building in New York City. But with all the pressing matters before the United Nations — including, namely, North Korea — the President of the United States simply had to get his plug in.

Watch That’s a big-ass deal’: MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle rips wimpy GOPer for ignoring Trump’s violent Hillary tweet











During a roundtable discussion about Trump’s visit to the U.N., Ruhle said the phony video of Trump hitting Clinton with a golf ball “was a lot.”

“This is a president of the United States retweeting video of himself,” Ruhle said, “and I’m going to throw it out there — with a horrible swing — hitting Hillary Clinton in the back with a golf ball. Like, that ain’t funny.”

“The bottom like is, obviously, the tweeting and all that, the rhetoric and all the concern there, I’ll let the president speak to that,” Reed said.

“All that!” Ruhle interrupted. “All that’s a big ass deal.” Reed, however, would only express support for the president, calling him “the biggest opportunity for change in Washington, D.C. because he’s a disrupting force.” Ruhle later apologized for using the phrase “big ass deal.” “Clearly, I’ve been off the grid for a few days,” she explained

Scarborough Eviscerates Trump’s ‘Bumbling and Stupid’ Lawyers: ‘These Jackasses!’










Joe Scarborough, naturally, took time out Monday morning to rail against the keystone cop-ish-ness of the President’s esteemed barristers.

“I cannot believe how bumbling and how stupid these guys are,” Scarborough said. “They are the most indiscreet attorneys — I mean it — I ever heard in my life.”

The Morning Joe host went on to reference a number of angry emails sent by Trump’s lawyers. Earlier this month, attorney Ty Cobb asked a reporter if she was “on drugs.” And before that, attorney Mark Kasowitz sent threatening emails to a stranger — calling him a “piece of sh*t.”
   

“[T]hese clowns are sending e-mails in the middle of the night,” Scarborough said. “These jackasses! … Can you imagine what Matlock would say to these guys if he was in their firm?” Scarborough said.

Kellyanne Conway mindlessly slams Emmys for mocking Trump: ‘You’re showing world you’re easy with an insult’











During an interview on Trump’s favorite morning show, Fox & Friends, Conway was asked to respond to the Emmys, which host Pete Hegseth called a “three-hour celebrity political rally.”

“It’s the sameness,” Conway lamented. “They got plucked and polished and waxed and some of them didn’t eat for two months. And all for what? To sound the same?”

According to Conway, actors should “read the stuff other people write for you” instead of expressing political opinions.

“People have the right to speak freely, that’s very obvious,” she continued. “But again, to what end?”

“You are showing the world that you’re so easy with an insult about our leader,” Conway complained. “I think that’s really unfortunate.”

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Adam Schiff: Trump Has ‘No Ideology’ Other Than Just Being Pro-Trump











ABC’s George Stephanopoulos brought up the President’s retweet of a GIF showing him hitting Hillary Clinton with a golf ball and asked if it makes Schiff question “how real this outreach” really is. Schiff said it doesn’t because the whole thing is “purely transactional”:

“This is a President, look, who has no ideology. He’s not conservative. He’s not liberal. The only consistent theme seems to be he’s pro-Trump. He’s for his own personal interests. Sometimes those interests will align. And we shouldn’t cut off our nose to spite our face where they do align, where it makes sense for the American people. We should take advantage of that transactional opportunity.”

He went on to criticize Trump for his “juvenile” retweets.He went on to criticize Trump for his “juvenile” retweets.

Watch H.R. McMaster React to President Trump’s Tweet Calling Kim Jong Un ‘Rocket Man’










National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster appeared on two Sunday shows today, and he was asked in both about President Trump‘s tweet referring to Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man.”

On Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace mentioned the nickname and asked, “Have you heard that from the President before or is that a new one?” “That’s a new one, I think, maybe for the President,” McMaster responded, “but it reminds me of a cover of The Economist a few years ago portraying him as rocket man.” He added, more seriously, that we shouldn’t “laugh too much about” this because “they do represent a great threat to everyone.”






“It appears to be so,” McMaster said. “That is where the rockets and missiles are coming from.”

Kushner’s need for cash after ‘disastrous’ NY tower purchase will ensnare president: Trump biographer










Appearing on MSNBC’s AM Joy, the biographer for President Donald Trump speculated that the president’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, could be the key to bringing down the administration because he has used his connections to Trump to save his family from “financial disaster.”

“Donald Trump had put a lot of trust in Jared Kushner, and he has been globetrotting around the world,” host Reid began. “He met with the former prime minister of Qatar and that didn’t work out, that fell off the list. Do you get the sense that Donald Trump is allowing Jared Kushner to go around the world negotiating for the United States in part as a way to allow him to also try to get investors for his business?”


“Well, we will have to ultimately find out the answer to that question through the Mueller investigation,” O’Brien allowed. “We still don’t know a lot about what the communication was between the president and his son-in-law.” “What we do know, and as you pointed out this morning, there’s a real danger of a possible quid pro quo in which the president’s son-in-law is using the family’s newly-found power to feather their nest,”he continued. “In the Kushner’s case, it’s not trying to make money, but to prevent a financial disaster entrapping the entire family. 666 Fifth Avenue was an enormous mistake by Jared Kushner. He did overpay for it and he was able to refinance the debt in 2007, and that gave him a decade’s worth of room before the piper came calling.” “Fortunately for him, an intervening event happened before the time ran out: his father-in-law became president,” O’Brien explained. “We know Kushner already tried to arrange refinancing with Chinese investors, and when my friends at Bloomberg bought some daylight to those negotiations, they blew up. There is the question whether his conversations with the Chinese would end up compromising foreign policy with the U.S. You have exactly the same issue with the Russians, with the added magic here, of course, that Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign solicited their help in the U.S. election.”
 
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