On Friday, HBO host Bill Maher opened his show, Real Time, with a monologue about a wild election week and the appointment of a “stooge” to lead the Justice department.
“Democrats took the House,” Maher said. “Russia kept the Senate.”
Maher said the election shows that the United States is more divided than ever.
“We are really devolving into two countries,” Maher said. “The tobacco chewers and the people who vape. That’s America.”
Maher was disturbed by the naming of Matt Whitaker as acting attorney general.
“He’s so far up Trump’s *ss Hannity had to scoot over,” Maher said. “He was involved in a company that defrauded money from aspiring investors—he was the hard guy who beat it out of them. He puts criminals in charge of the justice department.”
Maher said Whitaker looked like “the guy who snapped in Full Metal Jacket.”
“I call him ‘Curly’ because he’s the bald stooge,” Maher said. “Say what you want about Trump’s pother fans—at least Caesar Sayoc took the time to paint on some hair.”
Trump is ‘a soulless man with a broken mind’: George Conway calls out his wife’s boss in scathing op-ed
George Conway, the prominent Republican attorney married to White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, blasted his wife's boss in a new Washington Post op-ed published online on Friday evening.
"Until three brief months ago, President Trump never faced a serious crisis, at least one not of his own making. But now he has faced two, and is failing two, in short order: the covid-19 pandemic, with its concomitant economic devastation; and now social unrest, and rioting, stemming from the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis police custody," Conway wrote. "Lacking in humanity, Trump has had no idea how to handle either one."
Fox News triggers outrage with graphic comparing how much stocks have risen after racist tragedies
On Friday, Fox News displayed a graph that appeared to compare the amount the stock market has risen in the week after various racial tragedies, including the assassination of Martin Luther King, the beating of Rodney King, the Ferguson incident, and the death of George Floyd.
2. Here’s the video of the graphic as it aired on Fox News this evening. pic.twitter.com/Iww2DnzkkI
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Bill Barr denies giving the order to gas protesters for Trump photo-op
America's top law enforcement office on Friday denied giving the highly-controversial order to gas protesters prior to a photo-op with President Donald Trump holding a Bible.
"Attorney General William Barr says law enforcement officers were already moving to push back protesters from a park in front of the White House when he arrived there Monday evening, and he says he did not give a command to disperse the crowd, though he supported the decision," The Associated Press reports.
"Barr’s comments in an interview with The Associated Press on Friday were his most detailed explanation yet of what unfolded outside the White House earlier this week. They come after the White House and others said repeatedly that the attorney general ordered officers to clear the park," the AP reported. "Shortly after officers aggressively pushed back demonstrators, President Donald Trump — accompanied by Barr, Pentagon leaders and other top advisers — walked through Lafayette Park to pose for a photo at a nearby church that had been damaged during the protests."