Stephen Colbert on Monday took a cue from one of Donald Trump’s least favorite publications—the New York Times—releasing a “powerful new ad” that bears curious similarities to the newspapers’ recent commercial buy, which aired Sunday night during the Oscars.
But, instead of describing “the truth,” like the Times’ ad, Colbert ran through a litany of descriptors for the president, including, “Trump is a Willy Wonka who has been genetically cross-bred with a carnivorous Oompa Loompa,” “Trump is America’s gullible uncle” and “Trump is an elaborate prank. Please.”
Trump is addressing a joint session of Congress for the first time tomorrow. According to Colbert’s ad, the Late Show host will air a live show during the president’s remarks.
Watch the video below, via @colberlateshow Twitter:
— The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) February 27, 2017ADVERTISEMENT
‘Megalomaniacal, paranoid, and psychopathic’: Economist sounds the alarm on Trump’s ‘bottomless malevolence’
Economist Jeffrey Sachs, a professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University, has written a frightening warning about President Donald Trump's "paranoid and psychopathic" leadership style, and he says it could have disastrous consequences for the world if he wins a second term.
In an essay published at progressive news website Common Dreams, Sachs argues that it would be a grave mistake to treat Trump like a cynical politician, when in reality he is an impulsive and vindictive narcissist who acts on his angry whims.
Trump baselessly accuses Democratic lawmaker of ‘violence’?? in insane tweet
President Donald Trump, in a strangely giddy and unhinged tweet on Tuesday baselessly accused Democratic U.S. Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib of “violence.”
“Sorry, I don’t buy Rep. Tlaib’s tears. I have watched her violence, craziness and, most importantly, WORDS, for far too long,” Trump tweeted. “Now tears? She hates Israel and all Jewish people. She is an anti-Semite. She and her 3 friends are the new face of the Democrat Party. Live with it!”
It’s unclear what the president was referring to when he accused the Michigan Congresswoman of violence, but his other remarks appear to be directed at a press conference she held Monday.
Trump’s Labor Department wants to ‘weaponize’ right-wing discrimination and bigotry
Just in case you wanted to believe that the Trump administration isn’t on a campaign to trample rights for Americans, here comes the Labor Department to shove a grapefruit in your face.
Labor officials have made public a new rule—no Congress, needed, thank you—to allow companies contracting with the federal government who are “religion-exercising organizations” to ignore federal laws protecting the rights of gays, transsexuals, and who knows who else in hiring or workplace practices. Religious employers and companies with “closely held” religious ties now will be shielded from claims of bias in court or other law enforcement actions, says the rule.