As HBO’s Bill Maher noted on Friday, “Trump’s vacation is not going well. He’s about as popular as a norovirus on a cruise ship.”
“Are you tired of winning yet?” Maher asked Trump supporters.
When it comes to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, Maher said that he frequently travels to the south for comedy shows and said that he has met many “fine” people. “But not the ones who go to klan marches.”
Maher came up with an important indications for anyone worried they might not be a “fine” person: “If the guy next to you has a swastika flag, you’re not a fine person,” he explained.
He said that he didn’t think Trump could go any lower, however, Trump really has become the king of low. “And even if there was, there was violence on both sides in World War II, we were still the good guys! I didn’t agree with everything George W. Bush did after Sept. 11, but he didn’t side with Al Qaeda. ”
Maher said that the right is trying to make this about the statues and recalled Trump’s comments saying that it might begin with Robert E. Lee and continue onto George Washington.
“You know, we put up statues of Washington and Jefferson in spite of the fact that they owned slaves. For them, slavery was a bug for Robert E. Lee it was a feature,” Maher said.
When it came to Steve Bannon, Maher noted that the bodies are stacking up outside the White House, according to Maher. He explained that he didn’t want to seem racist but, “why can’t lazy white people keep a job?”
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White House spokesperson ridiculed for ‘pathetic’ spin on Trump’s trade war admission: ‘Does she think we believe that?’
Hours after Donald Trump blithely admitted that he had "second thoughts" about his trade war with China that has damaged the U.S. economy and helped set the stage for a possible recession, White House spokesperson Stephanie Grisham was forced to issue a clarification about the president's comments.
Addressing Trump's G7 response about his tariffs, widely interpreted by the press as expressing some regret, Grisham issued a statement saying the president meant that he wished he had increased his market-destroying tariffs even more.
"The President was asked if he had ‘any second thought on escalating the trade war with China,'" White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham relayed. "His answer has been greatly misinterpreted. President Trump responded in the affirmative - because he regrets not raising the tariffs higher."
Here is why Trump is obsessed with Greenland
They say that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce. Remember that President Harry Truman tried to purchase Greenland in 1946; now, in 2019, President Donald Trump is trying to do the same thing.
This article first appeared in Salon.
To be clear, Trump’s farcical, “absurd” idea — to borrow the adjective used by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen — is not happening, and was never going to happen. As Frederiksen pointed out, Greenland is “not for sale." Trump, for his part, has not backed down from the idea.
Iowa’s Steve King facing ouster because his campaign is broke and his allies have fled: report
Iowa Republican Steve King is facing losing his seat representing his district in the U.S. House of Representatives as his campaign finds itself broke and the Republican Party has turned its back on him after his latest round of controversial comments.
According to a report from the Daily Beast, his campaign is struggling to bring donors -- who once wholeheartedly supported him --back into the fold.
Even worse, his colleagues in Congress have also abandoned him.