Real Time host Bill Maher admitted on Friday to being “obsessed” with Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) following her response to President Barack Obama’s State of the Union address.
“She brought up the fact that she wore bread bags on her feet,” Maher said, suppressing a laugh. “I don’t know if this was something that was widely done. And I’ve talked to people — apparently it’s a little more widely done than I talked about.”
Ernst said on Tuesday that her mother sent her to school wearing the bags whenever it rained, painting it as an example of her family living within its means. She did not, however, mention that her family reportedly received more than $460,000 in federal farm subsidies.
Maher also mocked Ernst’s statement last year regarding climate change, when she said she had “not seen proven proof that it is entirely man-made.”
“Yes, but there are people who do,” Maher said, alluding to the overwhelming scientific consensus attributing global warming to human behavior. “This is the point that Obama was making.”
However, Maher joked, Ernst did not disclose her past as a country singer, at which point he produced a mock cover for her album, Bread Bags On My Feet.
He then listed the track listing, which included ditties like “Harper Valley NRA,” “To All The Girls I’ve Underpaid Before,” and “The Only Thing Gay About My Marriage Was The Priest,” among others.
Watch Maher discuss Ernst’s musical leanings, as posted online on Friday, below.
Trump could turn on Hope Hicks just like Michael Cohen: Trump family biographer warns
Trump family biographer Emily Jane Fox explained that she didn't think that the president would turn on long-time aide Hope Hicks, but then again, it was the same thought about Michael Cohen as well.
In a panel discussion about Hicks' testimony during MSNBC's Brian Williams' Wednesday show, Fox recalled that Micahel Cohen once said that he would take a bullet for the president. Once it appeared that Trump would throw him under the bus, Cohen began looking for a way out.
The same scenario seems to be happening with Hicks now.
"She works at new Fox, which is a company run by a Murdoch son," Fox said. "It's a company that's brand new. She's the head of communications there. And there are shareholders who would take issue with the fact that a senior member of this company is being put in this situation and being thrust on the world stage."
Trump jumped to Speaker Pelosi’s defense in marathon Fox News interview
In a strange twist, President Donald Trump appeared to defend House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity Wednesday.
Hannity began by saying to Trump that he believes Pelosi has lost control of her own party, as officials like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) continue to call for impeachment.
"I say Nancy Pelosi is the speaker in name only," Hannity told Trump, calling Ocasio-Cortez the real start.
But what Trump said was the unusual point.
"I think Nancy Pelosi probably has control of it, I hear different things, but I think she does," Trump said, appearing to defend the Speaker. "She knows what she's doing. We will see how it all comes out."
Trump spokesperson goes down in flames up against progressive reporter: ‘All you do is lie!’
President Donald Trump's spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany went down in flames up against Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks during a CNN panel Wednesday.
McEnany went on to try and spin the president as some sort of great leader for Black Americans. She said that the campaign is very "proud" of the president's record on issues involving people of color.
"He also just said he wouldn't change his position on the Central Park Five," cut in Cuomo.
McEnany tried to cut in, but Cuomo cut in. "Now, he said we'll leave it at that. Come on."
"Chris, you come — come on, you," McEnany shot back. "We've been talking about the Central Park Five and racism and all of these things going back to the 2016 election, problem -- American people didn't believe it."