CNN invited conservatives David Frum and Matt Schlapp on to debate Thursday’s blockbuster testimony from former FBI Director James Comey — but it quickly devolved into an bizarre fight over being an “ugly dog.”
During the discussion, Schlapp argued that Comey’s testimony had “vindicated” Trump, despite the fact that Comey repeatedly called Trump a liar and said that he believed Trump fired him to interfere with the FBI’s ongoing probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Frum disdainfully called out Schlapp for this particular spin by using a colorful metaphor that seemed to really get under Schlapp’s skin.
“This is turning into an ugly dog contest for pathetic talking points, really,” Frum said.
“Thanks a lot, David, I appreciate it,” an annoyed Schlapp shot back.
“It’s true,” Frum insisted.
Later in the debate, Schlapp was asked if former President George W. Bush ever asked then-FBI Director Robert Mueller for a personal “loyalty pledge” — and Schlapp responded that there had been an “implicit” loyalty pledge, which caused Frum to shake his head.
“Matt, taking all the airtime won’t make your arguments better,” Frum said.
“David, I’m not an ugly dog and I’m not taking the airtime!” Schlapp exclaimed.
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WATCH: Saturday Night Live airs Christmas special — that’s just one giant dig at the Electoral College
NBC's "Saturday Night Live" aired an opening skit that was just one giant attack on the electoral college.
A snowman introduced the segment, saying that we could look in on the holiday table conversation thanks to hacked Nest cams.
The skit featured a house in San Francisco, California, a second in Charleston, South Carolina and a third in Atlanta, Georgia.
Each dinner table debated impeachment, and the differences between President Donald Trump and his predecessor, President Barack Obama.
But then the snowman said that none of their votes matter.
"They'll debate the issues all year long, but then it all comes down to 1,000 people in Wisconsin who won't even think about the election until the morning of," the snowman said. "And that's the magic of the Electoral College."
Georgia mayor being recalled for racism resigns from office: report
Hoschton Mayor Theresa Kenerly resigned in a special city council meeting held on Saturday, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reported Saturday.
"The resignation came just days after Councilman Jim Cleveland resigned saying he‘d rather leave office on his own terms than face voters in a recall election next month," the newspaper reported. "Both resignations follow an AJC investigation launched seven months ago into claims that an African American candidate for city administrator was sidetracked by Mayor Theresa Kenerly because of his race."
Nine 2020 Democrats unite to demand DNC Chair Tom Perez scrap debate rules: report
The Democratic National Committee is facing a revolt for the party's 2020 presidential candidates for its restrictive debate rules.
"Nine Democratic presidential candidates, including the party's front-runners, are urging the Democratic National Committee to toss out the current polling and fundraising rules used to determine who appears in televised debates and reopen the exchanges to better reflect the historic diversity of the current field. The candidates say the rules exclude diverse candidates in the field from participating," CBS News reported Saturday evening.