On Sunday’s edition of “Last Week Tonight,” host John Oliver slammed Republicans for trying to rework the House’s American Healthcare Act behind closed doors and away from public oversight.
“What if a telephone booth ad for a lawyer was a healthcare plan?” Oliver asked before remarking that the bill has an unusual critic, President Donald Trump, who asserted to Republican leadership that the House bill is “mean.”
“And then he presumably folded his arms and stamped on the ground, screamed until he tuckered himself out and fell asleep right there on the floor,” Oliver said. “Knock it off, big guy.”
That criticism, he said, is “a little hard to hear” after the GOP’s Rose Garden beer bash celebrating the passage of the bill from the House to the Senate.
That celebration may have been a bit premature, however, because “this bill is incredibly unpopular,” Oliver said. “One analysis found it doesn’t enjoy a plurality of support in any state in the country.”
Getting all 50 states to agree on something, he said, is impossible. Only 49 of them will freely admit that “Delaware sucks. And the holdout, by the way, Minnesota. They’re just too nice to admit the obvious.”
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Foreign diplomats preparing for the worst — another Trump win in 2020: ‘People don’t want to be stupid twice’
According to a report from Politico, foreign diplomats are not so sure Donald Trump will be beaten in the 2020 election and are making contingency plans for how they will deal with him should he be re-elected.
The report notes that the win by the New York businessman in 2016 caught foreign governments by surprise with former French ambassador to the United States, Gerard Araud admitting, "In 2016, nobody believed he was going to be elected. People don’t want to be stupid twice.”
According to Politico, "There’s no known scientific survey on the topic — few foreign officials would participate in one given diplomatic norms that preclude them from commenting on another country's internal politics. But none who talked to POLITICO were willing to say that Trump will lose. Instead, they pointed to three key advantages for Trump: He’s the incumbent, the U.S. economy is strong and the Democrats have no definitive front-runner to challenge him."
Trump Twitter-rages at ‘evil propaganda machine’ New York Times
President Donald Trump kicked off his Sunday morning by going on a multi-tweet rant about the New York Times where he blamed them for his poor poll numbers and called them "an evil propaganda machine.'
Trump began with, "The Failing New York Times, in one of the most devastating portrayals of bad journalism in history, got caught by a leaker that they are shifting from their Phony Russian Collusion Narrative (the Mueller Report & his testimony were a total disaster), to a Racism Witch Hunt....., " before adding, "'Journalism' has reached a new low in the history of our Country. It is nothing more than an evil propaganda machine for the Democrat Party. The reporting is so false, biased and evil that it has now become a very sick joke...But the public is aware! #CROOKEDJOURNALISM."
Trump suggests hitting France with 100 percent tariff on wine over dispute with Macron
According to a report from Bloomberg, President Donald Trump publicly suggested that he would consider a 100 percent tariff on wines coming from France.
The report states that the president recently made the suggestion as part of his trade war that has crippled American manufacturers and farmers while at the same time hitting American consumers' wallets.
Trump's comments came during a recent Long Island fundraiser and were tied to his unhappiness with President Emmanuel Macron and his tax on multinational technology companies.