John Oliver is on vacation this week, but before he left he wanted to show some of the graphics his staff was unable to use for stories they’d done over the past week.
Some were silly like dog condoms called “Ruff Riders” or a squirrel journalist named Edward R. Burrow because he digs for stories. But one was particularly topical: Ivanka Trump as the mother in the film “Get Out.” She seems like the kind of mother that might question her daughter’s boyfriend on his smoking habits while casually stirring a cup of tea.
“It looks eerily real because it is depressingly plausible,” said Oliver.
“Now you’re in the sunken place,” Missy Armitage says during the film’s hypnotism scene that paralyzes Chris. It’s unclear if Trump is well acquainted with hypnotism, however, she does seem paralyzed to move on all of the issues she promises.
Oliver also showed the photo of Nancy Reagan sitting on Mr. T’s lap while he’s dressed as Santa. It wasn’t photoshopped, it actually happened. Oliver wanted to show it to remind people that magic is possible.
Watch the clip below:
Suspect behind NYC subway bomb scare arrested after being found unconscious in the Bronx: report
On Saturday, CNN's New York correspondent Polo Sandoval reported that a suspect wanted for placing suspicious rice cookers in New York City subway stations has been arrested after being found unconscious at an address in the Bronx.
"Less than 24 hours it took the NYPD to track down this man in relation to the scare that took place here in New York City," said Sandoval. "A source close to the investigation saying that the individual that they were trying to track down to speak to was apparently placed into custody at about 2AM This morning. He was found unconscious in the Bronx here in New York. He is currently hospitalized."
It’s not Democrats who are making guns a political issue: It’s all the dead bodies
We can’t keep up. We can’t keep up with the lies, we can’t keep up with the racism, we can’t keep up with the anti-immigrant hysteria, we can’t keep up with the firings and resignations, we can’t keep up with the flat-out lunacy, but most of all, we can’t keep up with the dead bodies.
In a single week, between Sunday, July 28, and Saturday, Aug. 3, there were three separate mass shootings in this country. In Gilroy, California, at a popular garlic festival, a man wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying an AK-47 style assault rifle, killed three people and wounded 13. Two of the dead and several of the wounded were children. The shooter had six high-capacity magazines in his possession: one was a drum magazine holding 75 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition, and the other five held 40 rounds. He had bought the AK-47 and ammunition just three weeks before he opened fire on the festival goers.
Trump is terrified a recession is coming — and he has no plan if it does: report
Economists and analysts overwhelmingly agreed this week that a recession is, if not looming, appearing to be much more likely in the near future than it was before.
But in President Donald Trump's White House, such pessimism is verboten. According to multiple reports, Trump's team has been emphasizing rosier economic numbers and brushing off signs of a coming downturn. Trump even suggested that he "suspects many economists and other forecasters are presenting biased data to thwart his reelection," according to the Washington Post. (Trump previously complained that positive economic reports under President Barack Obama were fake.)