President Donald Trump had a bust weekend in Saudi Arabia — curtsying for the Saudi king, dancing with a sword, touching a mysterious glowing orb — therefore “Late Show” host Seth Meyers had wealth of material to work with.
Noting that Trump headed overseas as another rash of White House controversies exploded in the U.S. — with Meyers suggesting puckishly, “That dude is not coming back” — the late night comedian focused on the sword dance in particular.
After mentioning the gold medal given to Trump — that occasioned the now-famous #TrumpCurtsy — Meyers pointed out that the president was also given a sword.
‘The Saudis even gave Trump a sword,” Meyers explained, “as part of an elaborate ceremony with which Trump participated in a traditional Saudi sword-dance — and he looked very uncomfortable.”
Meyers then showed a clip of Trump awkwardly bobbing off the beat with fellow sword dancers.
“It’s like watching your grandpa do the Electric Slide at a wedding — but with a deadly weapon,” Meyers said by way of a dead-on description.
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The political press always tends to focus mostly on the marquee race for the White House but that's especially true this cycle, as Donald Trump runs for a second term. He demands attention and his antics enrage his opponents and delight his supporters in equal measure.
But national reporters risk missing the big picture by centering so much of their reporting at the top when many of the most important political battles in 2020 will take place further down the ballot.
Trump is catnip for reporters and their editors, but the dearth of coverage of downballot races didn't begin with his election. As the news media in general faces structural changes—with print circulation declining and much of their work moving into digital spaces that are more difficult to monetize--publishers have cut back on reporters assigned to the state and local government beat. Nevertheless, Trump has arguably worsened the trend by getting so much airtime— one estimate suggested that over the past four years, Trump has taken up, on average, 15 percent of the entire daily news cycle on the three leading cable networks, nearly three times what Obama did.
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"I didn't come to Congress to impeach the president," said the first-term representative. "But when faced with a crisis of this magnitude, I cannot with a clean conscience ignore my duty to defend the Constitution. I can't claim to be committed to rooting out corruption and putting people over politics and then not apply those same principles and standards in all of the work I do."
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That's according to a report from the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC). The group's 30th annual study of housing affordability found that a worker earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25—which is unchanged since 2009—cannot afford to rent a modest two-bedroom apartment in any state, metropolitan area, or county in the United States.