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‘Give up and say he’s your drunk uncle’: PJ O’Rourke scalds Spicer for hyping ‘giant toddler’ Trump

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Political satirist P.J. O’Rourke on Wednesday scalded “giant toddler” Donald Trump for his claim that Barack Obama wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 presidential election, joking that the president’s aides should “give up” and tell the American people, “Look, he’s your drunk uncle.”

Discussing White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s “evolving” defense of Trump’s wiretap tweets, MSNBC host Chris Matthews asked O’Rourke to respond to the president’s charge against his predecessor.

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“At first I thought it was an old magician trick, just diversion,” O’Rourke said. ”Now I’m starting to think attributing anything as intelligent as a plan to Donald Trump is necessary.”

“This guy is a giant toddler, and there’s nothing going on in his head except, ‘when can I suck my thumb again?’” he added.

“Sean Spicer should just give up and say, ‘Look, he’s your drunk uncle,” O’Rourke later joked.

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Millions around the world joined #ClimateStrike — demanding bold climate action

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Masses of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change that teen activist Greta Thunberg said was "only the beginning" in the fight against environmental disaster.

Some four million people filled city streets around the world, organizers said, in what was billed as the biggest ever protest against the threat posed to the planet by rising temperatures.

Youngsters and adults alike chanted slogans and waved placards in demonstrations that started in Asia and the Pacific, spread across Africa, Europe and Latin America, before culminating in the United States where Thunberg rallied.

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Trump announces new sanctions on Iran — and deploys US troops to the Middle East

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The United States announced Friday that it was sending military reinforcements to the Gulf region following attacks on Saudi oil facilities that it attributes to Iran, just hours after President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Tehran.

Trump said the sanctions were the toughest-ever against another country, but indicated he did not plan a military strike, calling restraint a sign of strength.

The Treasury Department renewed action against Iran's central bank after US officials said Tehran carried out weekend attacks on rival Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure, which triggered a spike in global crude prices.

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‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’

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The former ambassador to the United Nations explained "The Trump Doctrine" during a Friday evening interview with comedian Bill Maher on HBO's "Real Time."

Samantha Power, the author of the new book, The Education of an Idealist, was asked by Maher about the foreign policy mantra of the Obama administration.

"Obama's foreign policy doctrine was famously summarized as 'don't do stupid sh*t," Maher noted. "Trump's, of course, is 'Do stupid sh*t.'"

"Do stupid sh*t as quickly as possible," Power clarified.

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