Young Turks host Ana Kasparian was angry on Tuesday that Donald Trump dragged the issue of “looks” back into the presidential race — and that she had to even discuss it.
“Isn’t it kind of funny that a man whose face looks like a sphincter has the audacity to say Hillary Clinton doesn’t have a presidential look?” she asked co-host John Iadarola.
Kasparian’s remark came in response to an ABC News interview in which Trump — who is trailing Clinton by 14 points with female voters in a CNN poll — said of the former secretary of state, “I just don’t think she has a presidential look, and you need a presidential look.”
But Kasparian was also upset that those kinds of remarks were getting coverage over more substantive issues. American voters, she said, should be more focused on which of the two presidential candidates will serve their best interests.
“Right now we have two candidates who will not serve our best interests. Part of the reason why is because Americans are sheep that buy into these ridiculous news stories,” she said. “And part of the reason why they’re sheep is because we have mainstream media covering stupid-ass stories like this.”
Watch the discussion, as aired on Tuesday, below.
Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls
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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.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."