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Jimmy Kimmel Mocks Melania Trump: The Inventor of Social Distancing

Some of our thickest-headed politicians have been passing the time by spreading nonsense about the coronavirus, Jimmy Kimmel said in the argued to Tucker Carlson on Monday that, in Kimmels words old people are willing to go to an early grave in order to help boost the stock market. And that doesnt make me noble or brave or anything like that, Patrick said on Fox News. No, it makes you an idiot, Kimmel replied, before adding, I shouldnt say it makes you an idiot. It reveals to us that you…

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Congress Wanted Answers From Trump on Coronavirus. He Blew Them Off.

The morning of Feb. 12, members of the Senate Homeland Security Committee filed into their Capitol Hill committee chambers for a scheduled hearing about the rapidly growing outbreak of the novel coronavirus. On that day, the number of total coronavirus cases in the world had crossed 60,000 and more than 1,000 were dead from the disease, nearly all in mainland China. But there were 14 cases in the United States, and top officials from the Centers for Disease Control were warning the coronavirus could gain a foothold. Against that backdrop,…

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Trump-Loving CPACs Favorite Democratic Candidate Is Mike Bloomberg

The Conservative Political Action Conference, a yearly confab dedicated to all things on the right side of the aisle, is a Democratic presidential contender. I would pick Bloomberg, because I think hes the most sane of them all, Ron Fodor, a 67-year-old retiree, told The Daily Beast. Basically because a wise man once said, Be a success before you tell someone else how to be a success. I think Bloomberg, hes been a success, theres no doubt about it Hes also a capitalist, where the other ones could swing to…

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Trump Turns to Tucker Carlson to Help Decide Roger Stones Fate

If President Trump ends up pardoning his former political operative part-time Trump adviser: Tucker Carlson. For roughly a year, the primetime host has done a series of segments devoted to calling on the president to pardon the so-called dirty trickster Stone, a Republican consultant, Nixon enthusiast, withdrew, mere hours after the Justice Department headquarters intervened to supercede their recommendation to a federal judge that Stone be sentenced to seven-to-nine years behind bars. And on Wednesday morning, Trump posted a tweet railing against the rogue prosecutors, branding them part of the…

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Trevor Noah Exposes Trumps Hypocrisy on Pelosi and Limbaugh

After taking a few moments to express shock at Mitt Romneys decision to stand by him, Trevor Noah moved on to the rights ripping up her copy of the presidents State of the Union address. The Daily Show host played a montage of the most over-the-top reactions from Fox News pundits, culminating with both Kellyanne Conway and Laura Ingraham accusing Pelosi of shredding the stories of the Americans Trump talked about in his speech. That is so true, my friends, Noah said, nodding gravely. When Nancy Pelosi tore up a…

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SNL Brutally Mocks Trumps Orange Face Tan Line Photo

President Trump was acquitted in a Senate trial this week and Democrats are calling it a cover-up, Colin Jost said at the top of Saturday Night Lives Weekend Update this week. But does this look like a guy who can pull off a cover-up? With that line, the show displayed the awarded Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom. And then immediately after the speech in a more touching moment, Rush traded the medal for a bottle of Oxy, he joked before adding, Now, look, say what you want about…

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Iraq Tells Trump GTFO After Soleimani Strike

On Sunday, just days after the voted to oust American troops from the country and Tehran advance the cause of peace. President Donald Trumps truculent response? Threaten Iraq with sanctions if it expels U.S. troops: If they do ask us to leave, if we dont do it in a very friendly basis, we will charge them sanctions like theyve never seen before ever. Itll make Iranian sanctions look somewhat tame. Tehrans announcement about its nuclear program Sunday indicated that the efforts Iran and the United States made in recent months…

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Adulterer-in-Chief Throws Red Meat to His Evangelical Base

Long before he was philanderer in chief, Donald Trump famously boasted that he was very pro-choice. Friday, hell become the first president ever to speak at the March for Life, the annual anti-abortion march in Washington. Trump isnt just a little pro-life now; hes so pro-life that he talked in 2016 about how there has to be some form of punishment for women who have abortions. Trumps newfound interest in denying womens reproductive rights seems more like an obsession with winning the votes of his Christian base, a base that…

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U.S. Intel: Iran Shot Down Plane, Then Realized Mistake

The Ukrainian airliner that crashed on Wednesday morning in Iran, killing all 176 people aboard, was shot out of the sky by one of Irans anti-aircraft missile systems, probably as the result of a horrifying mistake, according to U.S., Canadian, and European officials familiar with the intelligence. Intelligence indicates the Iranians came to see they had erred soon after the plane was downed, per two U.S. government sources. Ukraine International Airlines Flight PS752, a Boeing 737-800 traveling from Tehran to Kyiv, went down in flames hours after Iran fired a…

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Meghan McCain Praises Trump: Im Happy He Killed a Big, Bad Terrorist

The Views concerns from Democrats that the president is Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Soleimani was, quote, actively plotting against the American public and that Trump made the right decision, the conservative host said. I was actually really surprised to see things like World War III trending, just given the fact that Soleimani was responsible for over 600 American deaths. Why do you think people are reacting the way that they are? McCain continued. Do you think its just because there is this trust gap, if you will, between…

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Trump Just Hired Jeffrey Epsteins Lawyers

Donald Trump is lawyering up for his impeachment trial with a team that looks surprisingly similar to that of resign under pressure last year. A suit unveiled by Epstein died by suicide before facing trafficking charges in New York last year. Dershowitz, who has also represented controversial celebrities like O.J. Simpson and Patty Hearst, will present oral arguments at Trumps Senate trial, a spokesperson for the president's legal team at least December 2018. He was also accused of sexually abusing one of Epsteins victims, denied the allegation. The attorney attempted…

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Is U.S. Embassy Attack in Baghdad Part of an Iran Trap?

JERUSALEMIf Irans grand plan in the Middle East is to push the Americans out and squeeze Israel into a corner, the first time that Israel has attacked Iranian-backed groups there. Two days after Kochavis speech, 32 targeting Kataib Hezbollah. The two incidents now bring into view both Israeli and American red lines trying to contain Irans role in the region. strong and sovereign Iraq, according to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. And the U.S. military is in Iraq at the more than 1,000 airstrikes on as many as 250 Iranian…

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Team Trump Goes Back To Sanctions Playbook

The Trump administration announced fresh sanctions on Iran Friday following Tehrans missile strikes on an Iraqi military base housing American troops. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said in a press conference Friday that the U.S. had sanctioned eight Iranian officials as well as companies in the countrys steel, metals, and mining sectors. Several of those companies have been blacklisted, meaning American individuals and entities are barred from doing any business with them. The Iranian officials sanctioned include the Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian…

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Trump Tells Rudy to Keep Pushing the Biden Conspiracies

largely why his client, Donald Trump, is hours away from becoming one of only three American presidents ever to be impeached by the House. Yet somehow, Trump hasnt instructed his personal lawyer to knock it off. In fact, the president has told the former New York City mayor to kick things up a notch, even as the impeachment process continues to bedevil his administration. Shortly after Giuliani arrived at the White House on Friday, he met with the president and discussed some of the findings from his recent private texts…

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