Idiocracy

Trump Whines That Comedians Are Being Mean To Him

Politico reports: President Trump ramped up his criticism of late-night talk show hosts early Thursday, lauding the late NBC “Tonight Show” host Johnny Carson and declaring Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Jimmy Fallon will be unemployed after he finishes a second term. Trump often lashes out at the late-night programs. At a campaign rally last June, he mocked each late-night …

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George Conway Calls Trump A “Pathological Liar” And Calls For “Serious Inquiry” Into His Mental Condition

The Week reports: George Conway, attorney and husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, was in disbelief on Wednesday when President Trump falsely claimed that Judge Amy Berman Jackson exonerated him of collusion. On Wednesday evening, Conway tweeted video of Trump’s statement, adding, “Have we ever seen this degree of brazen, pathological mendacity in American public life?” #SummaCumLiar https://t.co/nwK4Tl7YId — …

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Senate To Rebuke Trump On Border Wall “Emergency”

The Hill reports: The GOP-controlled Senate is poised to pass a Democratic resolution Thursday blocking President Trump’s declaration of a national emergency to build a wall on the Mexican border. Talks within the GOP conference to avoid an embarrassing rebuke for Trump collapsed Wednesday, and Sen. Mike Lee (Utah) joined four fellow Republican senators who have already said they will …

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Trump Cultist Jacob Wohl Sent Himself Death Threats

Will Sommer reports at The Daily Beast: Right-wing personality Jacob Wohl appears to have faked death threats against himself. One of those threats came via direct message from a Twitter account called @Drakehomes612, who described himself as a Minneapolis “diversity coordinator.” “I hope you fuckin know that if [I] bump into you in Dinkytown or anywhere else in my city …

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Trump Blows Up Over Twitter’s #FakeMelania Memes

The Birmingham Herald reports: The White House is adamantly denying an internet conspiracy theory that a body double replaced first lady Melania Trump on her recent visit to Alabama. Stephanie Grisham, spokesperson for the first lady, responded to the theory in a tweet, singling out the talk show “The View” for discussing the supposed body double. The View’s Ana Navarro …

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New “MAGA Yelp” App Found To Leak Users Info

ZDNet reports: A new mobile app described as the “Yelp for conservatives” is leaking user records and business reviews, according to a French security researcher. According to Baptiste Robert, a French security researcher who goes online under the pseudonym of Elliot Anderson (the name of the main character from the Mr. Robot TV show about hackers), the 63red Safe app …

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Trump: How Do You Impeach Someone As Great As Me?

Yahoo News reports: President Trump said Wednesday that he appreciates Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) recent comments that set a high bar for launching impeachment proceedings against him, but added that he “did nothing wrong.” Pelosi, who has tried for months to tamp down talk of impeachment, gave her strongest indication to date that she is unlikely to support such proceedings …

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Roseanne Barr: Michelle Obama Got Me Fired

USA Today reports: After blaming Ambien, herself (briefly) and anti-Semitism for her 2018 firing after a racist tweet about former Obama advisor Valerie Jarrett, Roseanne Barr is now pointing the finger at former first lady Michelle Obama and former ABC programming chief Channing Dungey. “(Obama) said, ‘This tweet is unforgivable.’ That’s what I was told and I tend to believe …

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Trump: “Airplanes Are Becoming Far Too Complex To Fly And I Don’t Want Albert Einstein To Be My Pilot”

CNBC reports: The British aviation regulator on Tuesday grounded Boeing 737 MAX planes, joining a growing list of countries and airlines from China to Mexico suspending the planes’s operations after the second deadly crash of the popular aircraft in less than five months. After the UK issued its statement about the planes, President Donald Trump on Tuesday tweeted: “Airplanes are …

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Trump Declares Himself 2018 Golf Club Champion

Golf.com reports: Any visitor to the ornate men’s locker room at his club here, Trump International Golf Club, can see small rectangular brass plaques on his locker, recognizing him as the 1999, 2001 and 2009 club champion, and the 2012 and 2013 senior champion. And now there’s a new plaque on his locker, screwed into its stained wood with two …

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Trump Denies Calling Tim Cook “Tim Apple” [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: President Donald Trump reportedly denied he called Apple CEO Tim Cook, “Tim Apple.” Yet, here’s the rub. It is all on tape. Trump told a group of Republican donors at Mar-a-Lago on Friday night he actually got Cook’s name right and it was the “fake news” who made it sound like he screwed up. Trump told the donors …

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Trump: I Could Be Elected Prime Minister Of Israel

Axios reports: To prevent leaks from Trump’s Friday night Mar-a-Lago speech to RNC donors, security guards made attendees put their cellphones in magnetized pouches that they carried around like purses until they left the club. Trump said if he could run to be prime minister of Israel, he’d be at 98% in the polls, according to three sources who were …

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Trump: I’ve Accomplished More Than Any President

The Hill reports: President Trump on Sunday blasted the media as the “most hostile and corrupt” in “the history of American politics.” The also president touted a number of his accomplishments in a tweet, saying that he has accomplished more than any other administration despite negative media coverage. His latest tweets come two days after the Labor Department reported that …

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NC Bill Would Gives Raises To Armed Teachers

The Raleigh News & Observer reports: There’s a new push to allow North Carolina teachers to carry guns in school that some state lawmakers think has a chance of being approved this year. The School Security Act of 2019 would boost the salaries of teachers who underwent specialized police training to carry firearms on campus. The same bill was filed …

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Trump Autographs Bibles For Alabama Tornado Victims

The Hill reports: President Trump on Friday signed bibles for people affected by a string of deadly storms that ripped through Alabama. The president made the gesture while visiting a Baptist church in Opelika, Ala., that is serving as a disaster-relief center. Local volunteer Ada Ingram told reporters that Trump signed several hats and bibles, including one for a 12-year-old …

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Founder Of Florida Spa In Sex Trafficking Raid Took Selfie With Trump At Mar-A-Lago Super Bowl Party

The Miami Herald reports: Seated at a round table littered with party favors and the paper-cutout footballs that have become tradition at his annual Super Bowl Watch Party, President Donald Trump cheered the New England Patriots and his longtime friend, team owner Robert Kraft, to victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Feb. 3. Sometime during the party at Trump’s …

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HUD Official Who Appeared At Cohen Hearing Says She Has Trump’s OK To Star In New Reality Show [VIDEO]

CNN reports: Lynne Patton, a longtime Trump family associate who made a controversial appearance at last week’s House hearing with Michael Cohen, says she has the President’s blessing to follow in his footsteps as a reality TV star, even as she serves as a high-ranking federal housing official. Patton’s appearance on a still-developing show about black Republicans would come during …

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US Cancels Awards For Journalist Over Trump Criticism

Foreign Policy reports: Jessikka Aro, a Finnish investigative journalist, has faced down death threats and harassment over her work exposing Russia’s propaganda machine long before the 2016 U.S. presidential elections. In January, the U.S. State Department took notice, telling Aro she would be honored with the prestigious International Women of Courage Award, to be presented in Washington by Secretary of …

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Colbert Trolls Trump: Subpoenas Are Coming [VIDEO]

The Independent reports: Following the release of the first full trailer for Game of Thrones season 8, the final outing for the HBO show, Stephen Colbert decided to air his own parody. “They’re coming — 81 document requests in the expanding Trump probe,” the trailer’s voiceover says. “A daring attack launched by house DEMs! This spring, brace yourself: Subpoenas are …

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Melania To Media: Stop Reporting Idle Gossip [VIDEO]

The Washington Examiner reports: First lady Melania Trump is challenging journalists to cover the opioid crisis as often as they publish “idle gossip and trivial stories.” She made the request while speaking in Las Vegas Tuesday at an event with conservative commentator Eric Bolling, whose 19-year-old son died from an overdose in 2017. Trump appeared to take a jab at …

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