President Trump kicked CNN star Jim Acosta out of the Oval Office Tuesday after the network’s senior White House correspondent badgered him with racially charged questions.
Acosta has made a habit of grandstanding and interrupting when Trump and his surrogates are available to the media. Tuesday was no exception, as Acosta yelled, “Mr. President,” three times before finally getting Trump’s attention.
“Did you say that you want more people to come in from Norway? Did you say that you wanted more people from Norway? Is that true Mr. President?” Acosta frantically shouted.
“I want them to come in from everywhere… everywhere. Thank you very much everybody,” Trump responded as Acosta continued to bark questions.
“Just Caucasian or white countries, sir? Or do you want people to come in from other parts of the world… people of color,” Acosta shouted.
Trump then pointed directly at Acosta and simply said, “Out!”
This roided up bodybuilder is not liking signing on facebook and seeing everyone taking this ridiculous challenges, like the recent and deadly "tide pod challenge" that has kids dying after ingesting tide pods, meant to clean your clothes.
Chelsea Manning, the transgender woman and former Army private convicted under the Espionage Act of leaking thousands of sensitive government documents, released a campaign video for her Senate run in Maryland.
On YouTube, a warning appears before the video, stating, “This video may be inappropriate for some users.”
The video is starkly anti-government and has dark tones to it, including video of the Charlottesville riots and an upsetting depiction of U.S. government buildings in Washington, D.C.
“We live in trying times. Times of fear, of suppression, of hate. We don’t need more, or better leaders. We need someone willing to fight,” Manning says in the video. “We need to stop asking them to give us our rights. They won’t support us, they won’t compromise. We need to stop expecting that our systems will somehow fix themselves.”
“We need to actually take the reigns of power from them. We need to challenge them at every level. We need to fix this. We don’t need them anymore – we can do better. You’re damn right we got this.”
Pastor Mark Burns followed up on his contentious MSNBC interview today by responding to Joy Reid in their clash over Haiti.
In case you missed it, Reid and Burns fought this morning over President Trump‘s reported “shithole” comments, with Burns arguing that the President of course wants to prioritize the well-being of Americans.
Burns Periscoped his response to Reid and went off on the issues they were debating, saying at one point, “She should just move to Haiti since she’s more concerned about Haitian immigrants than black Americans here in poverty.”
CNN counterterrorism expert Philip Mudd said Thursday night he is proud to be a “shitholer,” a term he coined on the spot as someone who is a descendant of a person who has come from a historically ‘shithole country.’ Earlier on Thursday, Trump, in reaction to an immigration deal that would provide for and protect immigrants from Haiti and Africa, called them “shithole countries.”
When Michael Wolff appeared on ABC's "The View" on Wednesday to discuss his new book, Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House, most of the show's co-hosts appeared to cheer him on, but Meghan McCain was ready with tough questions for the author.
"You know, Michael, your credibility is being questioned. Trump says—" McCain began.
"Remember who my credibility is being questioned by," Wolff interjected.
McCain then listed several journalists from mainstream media outlets and public figures who have questioned, if not rejected, claims made in Wolff's book. She also reminded Wolff that he had to apologize for mixing up names in one part of his book.
She also mentioned that one of the sources who Wolff used for a story that disparages President Donald Trump has fabricated stories in the past.
Wolff first reacted by jokingly apologizing for mixing up names, but he did not respond to McCain's other claims.
Pushed again on how people can trust his quotes, Wolff defended himself, saying "I think you also have to look at the people who are not denying it."
McCain also pressed Wolff multiple times to try and find out whether quotes from the now-deceased former Fox News chief Roger Ailes were on the record.
"Fair question, and I'll tell you what happened," Wolff said. "This was actually an off-the-record dinner. But two things happened—"
"This is why people hate journalists by the way. It's why I don't believe in the concept of off the record, this right here," McCain interjected.
Wolff said that he reported the off-the-record comments because his source, Ailes, had died.
A Washington Post article analyzed Wolff's interview and criticized his comments, saying, "It's almost like Wolff is trying [sic] to make journalists look bad."
Megyn Kelly’s secret to staying skinny during law school? Asking her stepfather to fat-shame her.
On Thursday, Kelly, 47, revealed on her eponymous “Today” show that, while studying at Albany Law School in the 1990s, she asked her stepfather, Peter Kirwan, to fat-shame her whenever she wanted to eat.
“Some of us want to be shamed!” Kelly said. “When I was in law school, I was gaining weight, I said to my stepfather, ‘If you see me going into that kitchen one more time, you say, ‘Where you going, fat ass?’ And it works!”
Kelly was interviewing “Fit Mom” Maria Kang, a 37-year-old mommy blogger. Kang drew online ire in 2013 when she posted a photo of herself (looking toned) and her three kids on Facebook, captioned “What’s your excuse?” Critics were quick to accuse Kang of body-shaming less-fit moms.
Comedian Michelle Collins also witnessed the incident and tweeted about what she saw.
“In a NY first, I just saw a man on the subway tracks at Bryant Park threatening to kill himself over the unfair treatment of women,” she wrote. “I spoke to an older woman waiting for the train who asked me if he was a Communist… In short, hope he gets help and New Yorkers as per usual did not bat a lash.”
California Gov. Jerry Brown (D-CA) told reporters Wednesday that he doesn’t consider California to be a sanctuary state but rather a “Golden State,” a reference to the state’s nickname.
A reporter asked Brown if it was too soon to consider making California a sanctuary state for marijuana following Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ decision to change federal policy about the substance.
The reporter’s question played off of the so-called “sanctuary state” bill that Brown signed into law in October, which limited cooperation between “local officials and federal immigration enforcement.”
“First of all, we don’t have a sanctuary state. We have a Golden State,” Brown said.
Some reporters in the room laughed when Brown suggested that California was not a sanctuary state.
If you are curious just what a society of millennial's would look like, take a gander at this video showing numerous young adults who seem to be almost incapable of removing their faces from their cell phones as they blindly walk into traffic.
'Vapers' quickly become a mockery among everybody in the United States, even those who actually partake in the method of smoking that is quickly gaining traction across the United States as well as the world.
However, it's people like this to make the rest of those people look like total ass holes.
Thailand's Prime Minister has evaded journalists' questions by bringing out a life-sized cardboard cut-out of himself and telling reporters to quiz it instead of him.
Prayuth Chan-ocha then turned around and walked off, leaving the mock-up behind, to bemused looks and awkward laughter from the Government House press pack.
The Prime Minister had briefly spoken to the media after attending an event promoting upcoming Children's Day, but deployed his cut-out before anyone could ask him about a number of pressing political issues.
Jesse Watters breaks down the different types of news that exist in America today.
First is the outright "fake news".
Second is the "in the tank news" - The ultimate double standard from the media as they cover the exact same thing differently depending on the political affiliation of the subject of the story. Guess who gets a pass?
Finally, there is the "real news", like the great economic numbers that have recently been released following Donald Trump's first full month in office. But you won't hear much news that paints President Trump in a positive light from a lot of media outlets.
Until the media report fairly, accurately, correct the record and stop burying positive news for Trump, trust in the press will continue to erode.