Jimmy Kimmel couldn’t help but notice that there was something a little “different” about this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll.
“Trump heard ‘egg roll’ and promised to make the Chinese pay for it,” he joked. “It was a fun day for the president. He got to eat chocolate. He even met a nice kid named Barron who he really liked.”
But it was first lady Melania Trump that Kimmel was keeping his eye on. As the official host, the first lady was on hand for one of her rare appearances.
“She worked so hard on this event,” President Donald Trump said in his rambling remarks to the children and families.
“Not a chance she did one thing to help set that up,” Kimmel said. “She didn’t dye eggs. The only thing she’s been working on is an escape tunnel.”
Each year, the first lady and other members of the cabinet read stories to children attending the event. Kimmel played a clip of Mrs. Trump reading a children’s book and noted her accent means his sidekick, Guillermo “could be first lady of the United States.”
“Hey, I love that Vice President Pence just released the children’s book about a bunny,” Kimmel said, speaking of politicians reading children’s book. Pence’s daughter Charlotte penned a book about her pet Marlon Bundo. “Did they read that to the kids? No. They went with ‘dis and dat’ instead.”
Kimmel also noted that the president signed a proclamation declaring “the month of April to be National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. At this point he’s just messing with us, right?”
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Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore predicted acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will ascend to Heaven in the afterlife during a Friday interview on MSNBC's "The Beat" with Ari Melber.
The host played a clip of Mulvaney admitting Trump's quid pro quo while seeking foreign election assistance from Ukraine.
"This man obviously is going to be admitted into Heaven," Moore said. "You know, he told the truth."
"If there was a movie version of this, somebody stuck him with a needle just before he walked out onto the stage there, a truth serum needle, and he just went on and on saying, 'Yeah, that’s what we do. Yeah, of course.' Essentially admitting there is a quid pro quo. In fact, there are many quid pro quos."
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“Some of you have criticized us for not having a war room — OK? — which we don’t by the way,” acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters.
“You don’t have a war room when you haven’t done anything wrong," he added.
By that logic, Trump's 2020 re-election campaign may fear the president did something wrong.
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"The truth of the matter is when President Trump announced to the world last December that we were leaving Syria and he arbitrarily cut our force reportedly in half, which is already a small force, we lost all of our leverage and influence," McGurk argued. "And he really threw it out the window on this call on October 6th."