On Sunday, “Last Week Tonight” host John Oliver addressed ousted FBI Director James Comey’s testimony in an open session with the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, saying that Comey had destroyed whatever shabby remnants of credibility the president had left.
“Even Fox News was struggling to spin any positives” in the wake of the testimony, Oliver said before playing a clip of Charles Krauthammer saying, “I think this sort of brings home the question of the president’s credibility, which is always a big loss.”
“Wow,” said Oliver, “that is not good, but at this point, saying something ‘damaged Trump’s credibility’ is like saying ‘That graffiti is a real eyesore on that pile of dead pigeons.”
In fact, Trump is so far out on a limb, truth-wise, that he resorted to tweeting Friday morning that he was “completely vindicated” by Comey’s testimony while simultaneously claiming that Comey lied.
“Trump is essentially claiming that he’s been vindicated by testimony he’s claiming is false,” Oliver said. “At this point, he’s become a walking logical paradox. I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if he starts tweeting things like, ‘I just traveled back in time and killed myself. VERY UNFAIR!'”
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Swiss holding ‘funeral march’ to mark disappearance of an Alpine glacier
Dozens of people will undertake a "funeral march" up a steep Swiss mountainside on Sunday to mark the disappearance of an Alpine glacier amid growing global alarm over climate change.
The Pizol "has lost so much substance that from a scientific perspective it is no longer a glacier," Alessandra Degiacomi, of the Swiss Association for Climate Protection, told AFP.
The organisation which helped organise Sunday's march said around 100 people were due to take part in the event, set to take place as the UN gathers youth activists and world leaders in New York to mull the action needed to curb global warming.
UAW strike ‘threatens to upend the economy in Michigan’ — and could destroy Trump’s re-election: report
At the end of the first week of a major strike by the United Auto Workers, the employment standoff threatens to upend President Donald Trump's 2020 re-election map, the Chicago Times reported Saturday.
Approximately 46,000 workers have been striking against General Motors.
There are two major threats to Trump's campaign from the strike.
The first is that the strike could cause regional recessions -- threatening Trump's political standing in key Rust Belt states.
Security forces fired live rounds at protesters calling for the ouster of Egyptian president: report
Egyptian security forces clashed with hundreds of anti-government protesters in the port city of Suez on Saturday, firing tear gas and live rounds, said several residents who participated in the demonstrations.
A heavy security presence was also maintained in Cairo's Tahrir Square, the epicentre of Egypt's 2011 revolution, after protests in several cities called for the removal of general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.
Such demonstrations are rare after Egypt effectively banned protests under a law passed following the 2013 military ouster of Islamist ex-president Mohamed Morsi.