The View’s Whoopi Goldberg and Sunny Hostin had the table in stitches making fun of the White House’s reaction to an anonymous op-ed published in the New York Times, supposedly written by a senior staff member who’s quietly leading an internal resistance against the president’s more dangerous inclinations. They also had some serious thoughts about how Trump’s norm-breaking is damaging the country.
“Everybody in the White House, including the First Lady, have issued denials that they wrote the anonymous op-ed about working against you know who,” Goldberg began, before breaking down in laughter that was soon echoed by the audience.
“‘People with no names are writing our nation’s history. Words are important. And accusations can lead to severe consequences,'” Hostin added, sarcastically reading First Lady’s Melania Trump’s response to the editorial aloud. “They have responsibility to publicly stand by their words and people have the right to be able to defend themselves.'”
“Who wrote that, Michelle Obama?” cracked Joy Behar, referring to a notorious incident during the 2016 Republican National Convention when Mrs. Trump delivered a speech that was essentially lifted from the former First Lady.
“I recall that Melania was also a birther,” Sunny added. “Weren’t those words very important?”
“How about, ‘I really don’t care, do you?’ How about those words?” Behar added.
“Does it not bother anyone that constructive criticism of a sitting president now feels like a dangerous thing to do in this country?” Goldberg asked, pivoting from making fun to making a point.
She compared Trump, “someone who wants to tear down people’s legacies”, to former Presidents Obama and both Bushes. “Obama took as much crap as any other president, and he took it from all sides. And he still did his job. George Bush took crap from everybody. Both Georges.”
“If you don’t have the cojones to take the critique that is our right, which makes us Americans, because we’re supposed to be able to say ‘I don’t like what you’re doing’, without fear of retaliation,” Goldberg went on, openly questioning Trump’s manhood. “I mean, all that puffing up is like, ‘dude, what are you doing?'”
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‘It is a stain on our country’: Elizabeth Warren joins protest outside child detention facility in Florida
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, one of the frontrunners for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, joined a protest in front of a migrant detention center Wednesday morning—hours before she was expected to join nine other members of her party for the first primary debate.
"There are a lot of different ways that we get in the fight," Warren said to supporters on social media. "And one of them is that you show up."
There are a lot of different ways that we get in the fight. And one of them is that you show up. I'm at the Homestead detention center today and I hope you'll be watching. https://t.co/vzXqUlaiIM
‘None of your business!’ Trump lashes out when reporter asks him about meeting with Putin
While leaving for his trip to Japan on Wednesday, President Donald Trump stopped to speak with the press on the South Lawn of the White House, where one reporter asked a question that clearly struck a nerve.
Sarah Westwood, a reporter for CNN, asked Trump whether he planned on telling Russian President Vladimir Putin at their upcoming meeting not to interfere in the 2016 election.
“I’ll have a very good conversation with him,” Trump said. Then, with venom in his voice and facial expression, he added: “What I say to him is none of your business!”
Trump frequently lashes out at reporters, but his insults and broadsides tend to seem performative — it’s clear he enjoys lambasting reporters when he gets the chance. But this question really appeared to get under Trump’s skin, eliciting an outburst that showed how sensitive he is about the issue and prompting him to quickly move on to another question. Before this question, he had said of former Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and the continuing probes driven by congressional Democrats, “The Mueller thing never stops! … At what point does it end?”
Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos’ Seattle suburb is running out of money thanks to lax taxation
The government of one of America's richest zip codes may soon run out of money to keep the lights on.
CNBC reports that the small town of Medina, Washington will have a budget referendum in November to raise taxes and prevent a budget shortfall in the coming fiscal year.
The idea of Medina being cash-strapped seems counter-intuitive given that both Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos have houses there. What's more, Medina has an average home value of $2.77 million and a median household income of around $186,000.