Late-night comedian Conan O’Brien couldn’t help but mock the new Florida Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron DeSantis. During his Wednesday night show, the TBS host’s jokes then turned to tie into his dig at President Donald Trump’s meeting with evangelicals.
During an interview, DeSantis referred to his Democratic opponent, who is African-American, as “articulate” and then said he doesn’t want the man to “monkey up” the Florida economy.
“Governor of Florida?” Conan asked. “Sounds like this guy wants to be president. Seriously.”
He then pivoted to talk about the right-wing, fundamentalist state dinner at the White House.
“Speaking of which, in a private meeting to get support during the midterms, President Trump reached out to evangelical pastors,” he went on. “Yeah, in exchange, Trump promised to only sleep with Christian porn stars. Everybody’s happy!”
He brought up the accusation by Trump that Google is somehow controlling their algorithm to suppress positive Trump news.
“Yeah, he said, for example, when I Google crime boss and impeachment, it brings up results for Trump,” he joked.
The host continued, noting the recent study that showed the rate of sexually transmitted diseases is on the rise in the United States. His team created the perfect public service announcement to help people who’ve gotten sex education in the U.S. understand how to actually put on a condom.
Watch the hilarity below:
Trump ‘will get worse’ because he does not fear Democrats impeaching him: Chairwoman Maxine Waters
Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) predicted on Friday that President Donald Trump "will get worse" because of the lack of impeachment proceedings.
Waters, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, was interviewed on MSNBC by Chris Hayes.
"I want to switch gears on the last question here, just to talk about what’s happened over the last several days with the president’s attacks on your colleagues, the chants of 'Send her Back,' which the president sort of very, very tepidly and meekly sort of disavowed yesterday, but then essentially reavowed today when given an opportunity to talk about it, he sort of reembraced his supporters who were chanting that," Hayes noted.
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The revolving door between the White House and Fox News was spinning on Friday as a former spokesman for President Donald Trump was hired by Fox News.
"A bit of news: Raj Shah, the former spokesman in the White House, is joining Fox as a senior Vice President," Washington Post White House correspondent Josh Dawsey reported on Friday.
After Hope Hicks left her job as White House communications director, she was hired to lead corporate communications for New Fox, the parent company of Fox News.
Here’s why President Trump’s explicit racism is an impeachable offense
Without even waiting for former special counsel Robert Mueller to testify about President Donald Trump's obstruction of justice, Democrats are legally justified in acting now to impeach the president for his explicit racism, a civil rights activist argued on Friday.
Journalist and author Shaun King laid out his argument in a column published by The Intercept.
To make his argument, King explained the difference between implicit and explicit racism.
"Across the country, corporations and government agencies, including police departments, are offering a wave of what’s called 'implicit bias training.' The fundamental theory is that, in this country, otherwise well-meaning employees can be racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, or xenophobic in ways that they may not really even be aware of," he explained. "It’s the notion that people unknowingly or unconsciously discriminate against others."