“You set up the presidential podium and a teleprompter in a sixth grade classroom?”
That’s the exclamatory hypothetical question The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart posed to President Barack Obama after catching the president using two teleprompters when speaking to a middle school class.
“Here’s what health care means to you,” Stewart mocked, drawing out the syllables in each word in an effort to replicate Obama’s slow delivery. “Let’s say, you develop ‘coo-ties.'”
Stewart lampooned Obama for using a teleprompter in a classroom, saying it was like delivering an “Oval Office speech from your nap-mat.”
“Now since you obviously don’t have a Rove-type there advising you, let me give you a couple of image minefields to avoid,” the comic added. “If you want to go to the Superbowl, regular box seats will do. And, if you want to listen to some music, buy an iPod like the rest of us.”
This video is from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, broadcast Jan. 25, 2010.
Trump Twitter freaks out about coming recession and tries to pin the blame on the Democrats
President Donald Trump betrayed his mortal fear of a recession in another early morning Twitter rant about the economy.
The president insisted the economy was fine, and again tried to blame Democrats and the media if a recession hits before the 2020 election.
"The Economy is strong and good, whereas the rest of the world is not doing so well," the president tweeted. "Despite this the Fake News Media, together with their Partner, the Democrat Party, are working overtime to convince people that we are in, or will soon be going into, a Recession."
He suggested that his political enemies were willing to sacrifice their wealth to defeat him next year.
‘Vive la France’: 75 years ago, Paris freed from Nazi occupation
In August 1944 ordinary Parisians rose up, led by Resistance fighters supported by workers, women and even priests to throw off the Nazi yoke after four years.
Following six days of street clashes, random attacks and armed barricades, they were joined by French and US soldiers and victory was confirmed.
"Paris outraged! Paris broken! Paris martyred!" General Charles de Gaulle declared outside the city hall on August 25.
"But Paris liberated! Liberated by itself. Liberated by its people."
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The landing of tens of thousands of American, British and Canadian troops on the beaches of Normandy on June 6 launched the final pushback against Adolf Hitler's forces.
‘American Carnage’: How Mike Pence uses his brand of right-wing evangelical Christianity to play Trump
In February of 2018, Donald Trump's former political guru Steve Bannon told Bloomberg News that in the 2016 election, "The real opposition is the media. And the way to deal with them is to flood the zone with shit.”
Bannon was proven correct in his strategy of how Trump's racist, authoritarian pseudo-populist movement could win power in the United States (and various other places around the world). Nearly three years into Trump's tenure the American news media is still struggling with how to cover a president and an administration that have no use for democratic norms, the Constitution, the rule of law, and the truth or reality itself.