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Bush-impersonating comic Will Ferrell jabs Trump for his ‘thin skin’: ‘Can’t you just go with it?’

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“Saturday Night Live” alumnus and “Anchorman” star Will Ferrell told the New York Times in an interview that President George W. Bush was a good sport about Ferrell’s impression of him, but that current President Donald Trump seems to have such “thin skin” that he can’t take getting ribbed by comedians.

Ferrell detailed a conversation he had with Jimmy Kimmel about Pres. Bush, in which Kimmel relayed what Bush said about Ferrell’s impression of him.

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“He said: ‘I loved it. That’s part of the gig. You’re going to get made fun of. That’s freedom of speech.’ And at that moment, he really looked like the adult in the room compared to the current guy [in office],” Ferrell told the Times.

Pres. Trump has repeatedly railed at actor Alec Baldwin for his Trump impression, which has been a smash hit and propelled “Saturday Night Live” to its highest ratings in decades. Trump has called the show “boring and unfunny” and tweeted “Alec Baldwin portrayal stinks.”

“I get the narcissism because I feel like every president has an element of that, whether they hide it or not,” Ferrell told the Times. “But the thin skin part? That’s amazing. You’re kind of like: ‘Really? Can’t you just go with it?'”

He continued, “When [President Trump] wasn’t going to have any part of the correspondents’ dinner you wanted to go: ‘Do you realize that at that dinner you get to make fun of people too? They’ll make fun of you, but you get to punch back.’ I think it hurts so much so even the allure of getting to punch back isn’t enough.”

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‘They love the meanest parts of him’: Conservative writer explains why evangelical Christians stick with Trump

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Ben Howe, a conservative writer and evangelical Christian who refuses to support Donald Trump, explained why fellow evangelicals continue to back the president despite his decidedly ungodly behavior.

Speaking with the Atlantic’s Emma Green about his new book The Immoral Majority, Howe — whose evangelical bona fides include attending pastor Jerry Falwell’s church as a kid — described evangelicals’ support for Trump, insisting “they love the meanest parts of him.”

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‘Mental midget’ Stephen Miller absolutely demolished in MSNBC blast at Trump’s ‘misfit’ advisers

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Given the opportunity to discuss two profiles on White House adviser Stephen Miller -- published by the Washington Post and the New York Times late Saturday -- Democratic consultant Don Calloway jumped in with both feet to trash the man he called a "mental midget"."

Asked p on MSNBC about the controversial Miller's outsized influence on Donald Trump, Calloway didn't hold back.

"What goes through your head when you hear how much influence Stephen Miller has on immigration policy?" host Alex Witt asked.

"Stephen Miller is a mental midget, that's the best thing I can say," Calloway began to the sounds of laughter offscreen.

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Black woman reveals how Trump is ruining her marriage: ‘My white Republican husband is starting to hate me’

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A black woman revealed over the weekend how President Donald Trump and right-wing media are straining her marriage.

In a Twitter rant on Saturday, a woman going by the name Glass Butterfly hit a nerve by starting a discussion about the challenges of interracial marriage in the age of Trump.

"My white Republican husband is starting to hate me because the longer we live through this administration the 'BLACKER' I become," she revealed. "Any interracially and opposing politically affiliated couples going through this? Like...I have NO idea how to balance who we are..or are becoming."

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