Late night host Jimmy Kimmel blasted the GOP’s Senate’s version of Trumpcare, unveiled on Thursday, pointing out that the cynical nature of the bill that radically slashes Medicare after most of the Republican senators have run for re-election.
“This morning Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell showed us a draft of his top-secret new health care legislation. They opened the vault. They laid the bill out on a table, rubbed lemon juice all over it and the text magically appeared for all to see. And wouldn’t you know it, the bill includes a big tax cut for rich people,” Kimmel quipped.
“So unless you just got drafted by an NBA team it’s not great news. They’re calling the plan ‘Better Care,’ as in ‘just imagine how much better this plan would be if the people who wrote it cared,'” he added.
“And it slashes Medicaid — which could negatively affect millions of poor and elderly people,” he continued. “But here’s the thing. It won’t happen until 2024. It’s gradual. Which makes you wonder why 2024. What is the significance of that? Will we all be in those pods from ‘The Matrix’ by then, we won’t need health care? The reason it’s 2024 is that will be after most of the current senators have run for re-election. And then these guys wonder why we hate them — and that’s why.”
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Millions around the world joined #ClimateStrike — demanding bold climate action
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.
Trump announces new sanctions on Iran — and deploys US troops to the Middle East
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.
‘Do a lot of stupid sh*t as quickly as possible’: Ambassador Power breaks down ’The Trump Doctrine’
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.