Princeton University chairman of African American studies Eddie Glaude was put on the spot Sunday when MSNBC anchor Yasmin Vossoughian asked him how he felt seeing himself portrayed in “Saturday Night Live’s” opening sketch this week.
Glaude — an award-winning author with a Ph.D. in religion — replied that he went to bed too early to see it, only hearing about it when he woke up on Sunday.
“You know, as a country boy from Mississippi, ‘SNL,’ that’s high cotton,” Glaude said. “I’m just glad that my parents in Moss Point and all the folks there could have a chance to sit and laugh at me trying to get a word in edgewise.”
The expression “high cotton” is a southern U.S. slang phrase from the antebellum era that means a time when the cotton plants are tall and ripe to be picked. It’s used to indicate that something is especially fancy or impressive.
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Trump leveled by retired general for making Iran war decisions based on advice from Fox News hosts
During a panel discussion on the increased tensions between the U.S. and Iran after a drone was shot down by the Middle Eastern country in international airspace, a retired general claimed he was worried about Donald Trump's response based upon who it appears the president listens to when it comes to advice.
Speaking with host John Berman, retired Lt. General Mark Hertling warned that the shootdown was a dangerous provocation.
"It's huge, John," Hertling explained. "You can go all the way from backing down completely to a full-scale war -- that's what's dangerous about this situation."
DOJ money laundering probe of Deutsche Bank includes Kushner transactions: report
The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) is conducting a criminal investigation of possible money laundering violations by Deutsche Bank, and the New York Times is reporting that the probe will include taking a look at some 2016 transactions involving Kushner Cos. — the business owned by the family of Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law.
In banking, reports of possibly suspicious activity are known as “suspicious activity reports,” and the DOJ is investigating why Deutsche Bank prepared such alerts for activity involving Kushner Cos. but did not file them. A key figure in the DOJ’s investigation is whistleblower Tammy McFadden, who helped prepare suspicious activity reports for Kushner Cos.-related transactions. McFadden is a former compliance officer for Deutsche Bank.
Joe Biden promises to answer questions about his son’s overseas business dealings — after he’s elected
Joe Biden refused to answer questions about his son's overseas business dealings.
The Democratic presidential frontrunner has been criticized for conducting diplomatic work as vice president in countries were his son, Hunter Biden, was engaged in business, but he refused at two campaign stops Monday to take questions about the controversy, reported ABC News.
Instead, his campaign promised that Biden would issue an executive order "on his first day in office" to "address conflicts of interest of any kind."