Snoop Lion (née Dogg), currently in Toronto promoting his new documentary film and album Reincarnated, which mark his transition from the self-proclaimed “childish gangster rapper” Snoop Dogg to “peace and love” Rastafarian and reggae artist Snoop Lion, took time out from his press conference to address the need to reelect Barack Obama.
“They need to give Obama four more years, man,” he told reporters. He proceeded to get more specific about why he supports reelecting the President:
I mean, Bush fucked up for eight years, so you gotta at least give [Obama] eight years. He cleaned half the shit up in four years, realistically. It ain’t like y’all gave him a clean house. Y’all gave him a house where the TV didn’t work, the toilet was stuffed up — everything was wrong with the house. Then he went and knocked down the most hated, most wanted, the one who had our terror alert on Orange or Red, whatever color it was on. He went and found him, the one that Bush couldn’t seem to find, that seemed to fly away the day of 9/11. Remember all that? He went and found him and knocked him down, so don’t forget about that. Now everybody is peaceful and able to move and have a good time — it’s because he made that happen.
Snoop, like many Democratic National Convention attendees, apparently took President Bill Clinton’s Wednesday night speech to heart, adding “You heard what Clinton said. You loved Clinton, didn’t you? Give [Obama] four more years to get his thang together and finish his deal out.”
Snoop, whose legal name is Calvin Broadus, has been arrested and served time on various felony charges, mostly related to drug possession. He was reportedly still on probation for a drug possession charge in California when he was arrested on drug possession charges in Texas at a border crossing in January 2012. Though his home state of California does allow probationers and those who have completed their sentence and parole to vote, it’s unclear if Broadus is among the 5.3 million Americans (and more than 1.4 million African Americans) barred from voting because of criminal convictions. Nearly 40 percent of those barred from the polls — about 2.1 million people — due to prior criminal convictions have fully completed their sentences.
UPDATE: Video of the press conference is below:
[Image via SnoopDogg on Instagram]
Here are 7 wild, bizarre and pathetic moments from Trump’s ‘campaign launch’
On Tuesday night, President Donald Trump held a rally that was billed as the official launch his re-election campaign — though he has never really stopped holding campaign rallies.
As expected, the president ranted, lied, and engaged in the raucous attacks that are central to his connection with Republican voters. Some of it was actually just sad, such as his continued obsession with Hillary Clinton.
Here are seven of the wildest, disturbing and pathetic moments from the rally:
1. He said Democrats "want to destroy our country as we know it."
Trump casually accuses Democrats of "want[ing] to destroy you and they want to destroy our country as we know it." pic.twitter.com/4K79KlbEeR
British PM candidates clash over Brexit as Boris Johnson skips debate
Candidates to become Britain's next prime minister clashed over Brexit strategy at their first debate on Sunday but the frontrunner, Boris Johnson, dodged the confrontation.
The 90-minute debate on Channel 4 featured the five remaining candidates and an empty podium for Johnson, the gaffe-prone former foreign secretary and former mayor of London.
In sometimes ill-tempered exchanges, four of the five candidates said they would seek to renegotiate the draft Brexit divorce deal agreed with Brussels even though EU leaders have repeatedly ruled this out.
Michael Cohen ordered back to Congress on March 6
President Donald Trump's so-called "fixer" is being asked to return to Congress for more questioning on March 6.
Outside of the closed-door committee hearing Thursday, Cohen said that the House Intelligence Committee is seeking further information, according to Washington Examiner writer Byron York.
Michael Cohen finished closed-door testimony before House Intel Committee, says he's coming back for another session March 6. Again: No reason for secrecy. Transcripts should be released ASAP.
— Byron York (@ByronYork) February 28, 2019