In his Friday opening monologue, “Real Time” host Bill Maher claimed that President Donald Trump’s announcement that he was bombing Syria had been on hold until Fox News approved of it.
“Trump was going to back down on Syria but he got the go ahead from ‘Fox & Friends,‘” Maher said, a little too on the nose.
“If the president, and France, and the UK decide to strike Syria, don’t you think that story would be a bigger story than Comey’s book that’s going to be released on Tuesday?” Ainsley Earhardt asked Friday morning.
“I don’t want to say this attack was meant to distract from his other problems, but it’s called Operation Desert Stormy,” Maher said.
The audience both applauded and exclaimed “ohhh” for the implication that Trump was attacking Syria to distract from his own personal political problems. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow didn’t agree with Maher during her show, however, she noted that U.S. allies along with the global community will see it that way.
Watch the full opener below:
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The last weekend in August marks the start of Burning Man, a week-long, festival in the Nevada desert consisting of freewheeling performance art, fanciful costumes, and a lot of drugs. The anarchic party with more than 50,000 attendees constitutes a pilgrimage for many attendees, lured by the promise of leaving the “default world” behind in exchange for a transformative or even spiritual experience.
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Truckers are numerous, conservative, and hurting. And despite their widespread support for Donald Trump’s candidacy in 2016, a new report from Business Insider suggests the pain in the industry might be turning these workers away from the president.
The political trends in trucking are not insignificant. According to the American Trucking Associations, there were an estimated 3.5 million truck drivers in 2018. RTS Financial has found that there are 7.4 million jobs total “tied to the trucking industry.” And Business Insider reported that nearly 90 percent of truckers are registered voters, higher than the general population.
WATCH: Trump’s collusion with Russia is now a topic for impeachment — along with obstruction and racism
President Donald Trump's interactions with Russia are now a topic of the impeachment investigation.
"There was an important development in support for impeachment proceedings in the House of Representatives today," MSNBC anchor Lawrence O'Donnell reported Tuesday. "Important both in who the new support comes from and what that support is based on."
"Congresswoman Lauren Underwood of Illinois is one of the freshmen Democrats who flipped a Republican district last year in winning her election. She brings the total number of House Democrats supporting impeachment now to 126 -- a majority of the Democrats' 235 members of the House," he explained.