Hunter S. Thompson once wrote that “when the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” Perhaps even Thompson, who gained fame writing about motorcycle gangs and U.S. politics in the tumultuous ’60s and ’70s, never imagined things would get as weird as they have in 2016.
A YouTube video posted Saturday reportedly shows James Weeks drop out of the race for Libertarian Party chair by accepting a dare to strip down to a thong on live television.
The video shows Weeks turn on music, then start clapping and dancing, before he takes off all his clothes, except his underwear. He appeared to be broadcast live on CSPAN.
According to the Washington Times, he was at the Libertarian National Convention in Florida and started out by telling the crowd, “I thought we could use a little bit of fun.”
At the end of his routine, he seems to lose the crowd and tells them, “I’m sorry, that was a dare.”
While many are booing, some in the video can be seen laughing hysterically.
Watch Weeks carry out his dare, as posted to YouTube, here:
Trump approves of North Korea missile tests: ‘I have no problem’ because they’re just ‘short-range missiles’
On Thursday, in conversation with reporters, President Donald Trump said that he had 'no problem' with North Korea's new round of missile tests.
"Short-range missiles, we never made an agreement on that," said Trump. "I have no problem, we'll see what happens, but these are short-range missiles. They're very standard."
The thought that short-range missiles would still be capable of hitting our allies in the region, like South Korea and Japan, does not seem to have occurred to him.
Trump says he has "no problem" with North Korea testing missiles because they are just "short-range missiles" that are "very standard." pic.twitter.com/fdKtQ6yrBE
Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls
But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.