Late night host Jimmy Kimmel ridiculed President Donald Trump on Wednesday night for retweeting a fan’s post on accuser Stormy Daniels claim that she was attacked by an associate of his, calling it a “con job,” when it turns out the fan has a history of running con jobs of her own.
The ABC host shared Trump’s early morning tweet that read, “A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)!”
“Turns out this meme came from a supporter of his in Scotland, Shenna Fox, she’s a fanatical Trump fan,” Kimmel explained. “Believe it or not she is actually guilty of a con job herself. Last year she was convicted of stealing money from her church choir to pay for a trip to meet Trump in New York. And this is who he’s retweeting, someone he should probably have a restraining order against.”
“Even the idea that Trump is scrolling — the president is scrolling through Twitter looking for things to retweet is nuts. It is absolutely nuts!” the host added. “Reportedly his advisers tried to convince him that he would only make things worse if he addressed this on Twitter. But you know that’s like telling a 4-year-old with a squirt gun not to shoot you with it. You’re going to get wet.”
Kimmel then explained that Trump was in need of some schooling on what really is fake news, so he invited “local third-grader named Noah to break it down with him.”
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Parents furious after Melania Trump invites UN students to Stock Exchange visit
Parents at a United Nations school are objecting to their children being invited to the New York Stock Exchange with Melania Trump.
The White House invited 10 students to attend the daily bell ringing with the first lady, but some parents at the United Nations International School are furious their children might be used as political props, reported the New York Daily News.
“I am profoundly disappointed by the decision to accept this invitation,” said one UN worker and parent in a letter sent to a UN undersecretary-general.
‘Early Bordello’: Internet slams Melania Trump’s redecoration of White House rooms
In 2015, Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill) was forced to resign following revelations that he'd misused campaign and public funds. The inquiry into his spending was triggered by the lush ornateness of his office decor. While most of his colleagues worked out of plain, professional offices, Schock's working space was reminiscent of Downtown Abbey.
Writing in the Journal Star, columnist Phil Luciano observed that First Lady Melania Trump's redecoration of several White House rooms seems to borrow heavily from Schock's style.
Facebook and Ford behind coalition fighting Trump’s plan to impose law without congressional approval
A coalition of business lobbies, which include Facebook and Ford, are working to prevent President Trump from enacting tariffs without approval from Congress, Markets Insider reports.
The "Tariff Reform Coalition" was assembled by the The National Foreign Trade Council and is tasked with reviewing "Presidential use of tariff authority" and will represent American businesses that have been hurt by Trump's tariffs.
A letter from NFTC President Rufus Yerxa to Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Reps Richard Neal (D-MA) and Kevin Brady (R-TX), stated that not since the 1930s "has our country relied so heavily on tariffs in an attempt to pick winners in the US market while overlooking the broader consequences for other industries and our economy as a whole."