During the opening comments about the Nazi and Klan members marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, Gavin Newsom, Democratic Lt. Governor of California, wondered how it was possible the GOP didn’t know this was who President Donald Trump was.
“Your crazy right-wing uncle who ruins Thanksgiving is now the president,” said host Bill Maher. Roger Aisles didn’t live to see the Promised Land. He is like a douchebag Moses who never saw how powerful Fox News is. This is all the president does all day is watch this sh*t and then parrot it.”
Conservative Amy Holmes made the case that there are many on Fox News who go after Trump. Newsom explained that many of the folks on Fox News also give him pointers and talking points because they know he’s watching.
“I mean, Fox and Friends, please, of all places, they’re the ultimate manifestation of Bill’s point,” Newsom said.
Newsom noted that Trump isn’t surprising anyone by behaving this way. “I mean, this is who Donald Trump is! For me, the reaction of people being appalled, including Sen. [Bob] Corker and others is very disingenuous. Did they not pay attention to this last election? Did they not pay attention to Donald Trump’s entire career going back to 44 years of discrimination and the lawsuits he was up against? Did he not pay attention to what he said about immigrants being animals?”
Watch the full discussion below:
WATCH: Trump wonders if he should start taking insulin
On Tuesday, at a press conference, President Donald Trump mused aloud whether he should start taking insulin.
"I don’t use insulin. Should I be? Huh? I never thought about it," he said.
"But I know a lot of people are very badly affected, right?" he added a second later. "Unbelievable."
Insulin is a crucial hormone the regulates blood sugar. People who are afflicted with Type 1 diabetes are incapable of producing it in their pancreas, and thus must administer it to themselves regularly through injections or pumps.
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‘Exonerated Five’ member warns of a ‘dangerous time’ after latest Central Park incident
On CNN Tuesday, Yusef Salaam, one of the members of the Exonerated Five, warned about the implications of recent racist incidents to the state of civil rights in America.
"I want to ask you, in the course of the last couple of days we've covered this story, we've covered the story of a man who died after police put him in a hold with a knee to the neck. Yesterday I spoke with an African-American journalist who covered the Kentucky governor being hung in effigy, with people doing it who didn't seem to understand why that was problematic," said anchor Brianna Keilar. "And I just wonder what that says to you, after all of these decades, about where the country is."
SpaceX readies for blast-off with NASA astronauts aboard
Gray skies loomed over Florida's Atlantic coast Tuesday, just one day before two astronauts were set to blast off aboard a SpaceX capsule on the most dangerous and prestigious mission NASA has ever entrusted to a private company.
There was a 60 percent chance for favorable weather for Wednesday's flight, according to Tuesday's latest Cape Canaveral forecast.
US astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have been in strict quarantine for two weeks ahead of their trip on the brand-new Crew Dragon capsule, which will be propelled by a Falcon 9 rocket.
Both the capsule and the rocket were manufactured by SpaceX, the start-up founded in 2002 by the then-thirty-something Elon Musk, a brilliant and brash Mars-obsessive who made his fortune with PayPal and also created the famous Tesla electric cars.