Quantcast
Connect with us

West Wing star Bradley Whitford: I wouldn’t be able to pitch a character like Trump to the writers’ room

Published

on

Actors Bradley Whitford and Alec Baldwan discussed the commander-in-chief they moch from their perspectives having brought politically-themed shows to television. Whitford portrayed White House deputy chief of staff Josh Lyman on “The West Wing” while Baldwan has given his impression of President Donald Life on “Saturday Night Live.”

“If I went into the writers’ room at ‘West Wing’ and pitched Donald Trump as a character, it wouldn’t work,” Whitford explained on Politico’s “Off Message” podcast.

ADVERTISEMENT

“It would seem pejorative and condescending,” Whitford noted of the believability of a “liberal porn” show featuring a character like Trump.

Baldwin said that despite his widely-praised impression of the president, he has yet to gain any real insight, other than noting Trump has not grown while in office.

“He’s not someone, it seems, that we’re going to have any effect on anything. He’s not going to go away,” Baldwin predicted.

Whitford has been promoting Obamacare signups as a spokesperson for group Get America Covered and offered poignant criticism for those on the left who only complain about President Trump.

“The right understands what I believe to be the truth, which is that politics is the way you create your moral vision. The left, and certainly Hollywood, thinks culture is the way you create your moral vision. And my frustration is I want the left to understand that ‘Will & Grace’ is meaningless without DOMA and that we need this political follow-through,” Whitford explained.

ADVERTISEMENT

“The right loses an election; they run for school board, and they start a think tank,” he continued. “The left loses an election, and we say, ‘The system is corrupt,’ and we don’t participate.”

Listen:

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

One of the 2 articles of impeachment against Trump points the way to disqualify him from running for president again

Published

on

If President Donald Trump were to be acquitted on articles on impeachment in a U.S. Senate trial and win reelection in 2020, he would be the first president in United States history to be impeached in the House yet win a second term. That’s one possible scenario, depending on what happens in a likely Senate trial and the 2020 presidential election. But journalist Lauren Frias, in an article for Business Insider, describes another scenario: Trump is removed from office by the Senate yet runs for president again anyway.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump pretends he was in the military during White House reception

Published

on

President Donald Trump held a White House Hanukkah party a few weeks before the Jewish holiday and during the event, he seemed to be claiming he served in the military when he didn't.

"Like we used to say in the military, make a path,” Trump said.

https://twitter.com/jeffmason1/status/1204938676876263425

Trump not only never served in the military he actively dodged the draft, getting a pass due to alleged bone spurs in his feet. It's unknown if Trump actually has bone spurs, but such a condition doesn't disappear.

Bob Kerrey, a former Nebraska Senator and SEAL officer in the U.S. Navy went after the president in March demanding to see proof of the bone spurs.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

America shocked Louie Gohmert outed suspected whistleblower during hearing

Published

on

Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) named the latest person that right-wing media believes is the White House whistleblower during Wednesday's impeachment proceedings in the House Judiciary Committee.

https://twitter.com/AndrewDesiderio/status/1204926692428570624

People were shocked by Gohmert's speech. People suggested the Texas Republican should be referred to the House Ethics Committee for investigation and/or be censured and/or expelled from the House of Representatives.

Here's some of what people were saying:

Cut his mic, escort him the hearing, strip him of all committees....then make him sit a Matt Gaetz and Jim Jordan's lunch table!

Continue Reading