Rep Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass) and Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) sat down with SiriusXMRadio host Dean Obeidallah to talk about President Donald Trump’s meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
Kennedy said that President Trump basically played right into Kim Jong-un hands.
“Trump has ceded a lot and got no specifics and guarantees in return and that’s a big problem,” Kennedy said. “Apparently, he has reframed our military exercises with South Korea…as provocative which no American President, Democrat or Republican, has ever done. He has handed a rhetorical weapon to the North Koreans. He has ceded ground here and the big winner here is China. It was compelling television, but much like everything else with this administration, there is nothing there.”
President Donald Trump defended Kim Jong-un’s oppressive action by saying: “Yeah, but so have a lot of other people … have done some really bad things.”
Gallego asserted that President Trump has a dictator like qualities.
“Let’s not be surprised. Given power, this President would actually try to be a full dictator. You have seen him trying to destroy the norms and checks and balances that exist. He has basically kowtowed the Republican Congress to do their constitutional duties to keep the executive in check,” Gallego said.
Gallego continued: “This guy could unravel everything that we have fought for to make this country the modern democracy that it is. And the fact that he says this about Kim Jong-un the fact that he basically is in love with Putin. These are people that are “strong men.” The natural tendency for a democratically elected president is to see them as aberrations to governance not as someone you look up to.”
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SNL imagines Alan Dershowitz and Mitt Romney in hell during impeachment trial sketch
The skit began with Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) meeting with Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) about impeachment.
They were then joined by Alan Dershowitz (played by SNL alum Jon Lovitz), who spoke of his previous clients, Jeff Epstein (played by Adam Driver), O.J. Simpson and Claus von Bülow.
But Dershowitz suffered a heart attack and met the devil in hell, where he was reunited with Epstein.
“Yes, hello, everyone, it’s I, Alan Dershowitz,” he proclaimed. “It’s wonderful to be here. Because I’m not welcome anywhere else. There’s a lot of haters out there -- for no good reason. But like I said to my client and dear friend Jeffrey Epstein, haters gonna hate!”
CNN’s Don Lemon collapses on his desk in laughter as guests Rick Wilson and Wajahat Ali dunk on Trump
CNN anchor Don Lemon was infected with a case of the giggles Saturday night while discussing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Lemon was joined by two hilarious guests, New York Times contributing op-ed writer Wajahat Ali and Rick Wilson, the author of the bestselling 2018 book Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever and the new book Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump -- and Democrats from Themselves.
The three were discussing Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s interview with “All Things Considered” host Mary Louise Kelly, where he reportedly demanded she point to Ukraine on a blank map.
Amy Klobuchar wins endorsement in first in the nation primary from the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) received a big endorsement on Saturday evening when her 2020 bid was endorsed by the New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper.
"If there is to be any realistic challenge to Trump in November, the Democratic nominee needs to have a proven and substantial record of accomplishment across party lines, an ability to unite rather than divide, and the strength and stamina to go toe-to-toe with the Tweeter-in-Chief," the newspaper wrote. "That would be U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota. She is sharp and witty, with a commanding understanding of both history and the inner workings of Capitol Hill."