Idiocracy

Supercut Clip: Fawning Right Wingers Interview Trump

Media Matters reports: Ever since President Donald Trump’s disastrous interview with NBC’s Lester Holt on May 11 2017 — in which he may have admitted to obstructing justice — Trump has given in-person TV interviews to only friendly journalists who mostly avoid asking tough questions. Over the past year, Trump has appeared on television for in-person interviews 14 times and …

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REPORT: WH Aide Plotted Spying On His Coworkers To Catch Leakers Or Those Seen As “Disloyal” To Trump

The Daily Beast reports: A former National Security Council official now working for Attorney General Jeff Sessions explored ways to surreptitiously monitor the communications of White House staff for leaks or perceived political disloyalty to Donald Trump, according to three former Trump NSC officials familiar with the effort. Ezra Cohen-Watnick, whom former national security adviser Michael Flynn brought onto the …

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Retailers Group Recreates Ferris Bueller Scene To Teach Trump That Tariffs Are “B-A-D Economics” [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: Retailers are going straight to the source in an expanding effort to stop a potential flurry of steep tariffs proposed by President Trump on foreign-made goods coming into the United States. The National Retail Federation (NRF) has recreated an iconic scene with Ben Stein, an economist and an actor, about tariffs and voodoo economics in the iconic …

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White House Spox On Staffer’s Mocking Of McCain’s Cancer: I Don’t Know If That Comment Was Even Made

The gaslighting is neverending: After dozens of calls for an official apology, the White House is still dodging questions over a comment made by one of its staffers. White House spokesman Hogan Gidley on Sunday refused to comment directly on special assistant Kelly Sadler mocking Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) brain cancer. Gidley, who was confronted about the comment on “Fox …

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Serial Adulterer Celebrates Mothers Then Goes Golfing

The Hill reports: President Trump wished Americans a happy Mother’s Day in a video message on Sunday. In the 80-second video, the president spoke about his own mother, as well as the mothers throughout U.S. history whose “love and courage and devotion” he said have helped shape the nation. “America’s strength has come from the love and courage and devotion …

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White House Refuses To Condemn Mocking Of John McCain’s Cancer: “I Won’t Validate A Leak” [VIDEO]

CNN reports: The White House declined to comment Friday about a purported remark about Sen. John McCain by a communications staffer. “I’m not going to comment on an internal staff meeting,” press secretary Sarah Sanders said of Kelly Sadler’s remark that McCain, who is being treated for brain cancer, is “dying.” Sanders confirmed Sadler still works at the White House. …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Unveils Plan To Lower Drug Prices

CNN Money reports: President Donald Trump will lay out his vision for lowering drug prices in a long-awaited speech on Friday. The president plans to provide a blueprint on how he will make prescription medication more affordable, according to senior administration officials. It will seek to increase competition and improve the negotiation of drug prices, as well as reduce consumers’ …

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White House Official Apologizes To Meghan McCain For Mocking Her Father’s Brain Cancer Diagnosis

The Hill reports: A White House official called Meghan McCain on Thursday to apologize after she mocked Sen. John McCain’s (R-Ariz.) cancer diagnosis during a meeting earlier in the day, a source told The Hill. The Hill first reported Thursday that special assistant Kelly Sadler brushed off the senator’s opposition to President Trump’s nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, saying, …

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REPORT: Homeland Security Secretary Nearly Resigns After Browbeating By Trump In Front Of Entire Cabinet

The New York Times reports: Kirstjen Nielsen, the homeland security secretary, told colleagues she was close to resigning after President Trump berated her on Wednesday in front of the entire cabinet for what he said was her failure to adequately secure the nation’s borders, according to several current and former officials familiar with the episode. Ms. Nielsen, who is a …

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Schumer Trolls Trump With Melania’s Hashtag

The Hill reports: Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y) trolled President Trump on Twitter on Thursday with the hashtag for first lady Melania Trump’s new positive social wellness campaign. Schumer’s comeback was a dig at Melania Trump’s new initiative, which is meant to “encourage positive social, emotional, and physical habits” among children and their well-being online. The first lady has …

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Trump: Everybody Thinks I Deserve The Nobel [VIDEO]

The Hill reports: President Trump said Thursday that “everyone thinks” he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, after weeks of suggestions from some that he should be honored for his diplomatic efforts on the Korean Peninsula. “Everyone thinks so, but I would never say it,” Trump said when asked by a reporter in the White House if he thinks he should …

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Homocon Drudge Hits Trump Over Threat To Press

The Hill reports: Drudge Report chief Matt Drudge criticized President Trump on Wednesday for his threat to take away credentials from news outlets. Drudge, who is largely supportive of the president, added that Senate Democrats had floated such an idea before Trump was president. Trump was referencing a recent report from the politically conservative Media Research Center that found 91 …

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Trump Again Threatens Press After State TV Report

The Washington Examiner reports: President Trump on Wednesday threatened to revoke press credentials from the “fake news” networks after a report study showed 91 percent of Trump’s coverage in the press is negative. Fox & Friends reported Wednesday morning on a Media Research Center report that showed 91 percent of the coverage surrounding Trump in the first four months of …

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LIVE VIDEO: Trump Announces Iran Deal Decision

CNN reports: President Donald Trump is expected to announce on Tuesday he will allow sanctions to go forward on Iran, effectively withdrawing from the touchstone nuclear agreement negotiated by his predecessor, according to a US official and a person familiar with the plan. The sanctions could take months to go into effect as the US government develops guidance for companies …

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Trump Tells Macron US Will Withdraw From Iran Deal

The New York Times reports: President Trump told President Emmanuel Macron of France on Tuesday morning that he plans to announce the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, according to a person briefed on the conversation. Mr. Trump’s decision unravels the signature foreign policy achievement of his predecessor, Barack Obama, isolating the United States among its …

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FLOTUS Spox Gets Pissy About Plagiarism Chatter From “Opposition Media”: You Should “Be Best” Yourselves

Just in from Melania’s communications director: Yesterday, First Lady Melania Trump unveiled Be Best, her initiative meant to support children and the many issues they are facing today. After giving a strong speech that was met with a standing ovation and positive feedback, the focus from opposition media has been on an educational booklet, “Talking with Kids About Being Online” …

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Hannity Tears Into Sessions And Rosenstein: Are You Part Of The Swamp, Part Of The Deep State? [VIDEO]

“If the Attorney General does not take significant measures to find urgency and speed up delivery of these requested for months and even years of unredacted documents, then it is time for Sessions, Rosenstein, and anyone else who is obstructing Congress’ investigation to be held in contempt and face the serious legal consequences associated with it. In other words, Mr. …

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Trump Might Bench Giuliani From TV Interviews

The Associated Press reports: President Donald Trump is growing increasingly irritated with lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s frequently off-message media blitz, which has included muddying the waters on hush money paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels and making claims that could complicate the president’s standing in the special counsel’s Russia probe. Trump has begun questioning whether Giuliani, an old friend and former …

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Melania Trump’s Anti-Bullying Campaign Was Plagiarized Almost Word-For-Word From 2014 Obama Program

Slate reports: Two years ago, Melania Trump copied several lines in her Republican National Convention speech from an address Michelle Obama delivered in 2008. On Monday, Melania Trump formally announced the launch of an anti-cyberbullying initiative. As part of the initiative, the White House released a booklet that, in the words of Melania’s signed introduction, is intended to “help kids …

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Orrin Hatch: John McCain Should Invite Trump To His Funeral Because “The President Is A Very Good Man”

Politico reports: Sen. John McCain should reconsider his wish that President Donald Trump not attend McCain’s funeral, said Sen. Orrin Hatch, the most senior GOP senator. McCain prefers instead that Vice President Mike Pence attend his funeral rather than Trump, who has mocked McCain for being tortured and attacked him for voting against Obamacare repeal. But Hatch said he thought …

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