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.”
Republican analyst says Trump is ‘threatened by’ being challenged by women: ‘It hurts his ego’
According to one Republican commentator, President Donald Trump's decision to lash out at four Congresswomen of color stems from his inability to handle being challenged by women.
In a segment with MSNBC host Ali Velshi, Rina Shah, who runs Republican Women for Progress, said that she's been the target of racist attacks from Trump supporters ever since she announced she wouldn't support him.
"I believe that what this president is doing is fanning the flames," she said. "He cannot denounce white supremacy, white nationalism. This is a moment in which he could have kept his mouth shut. You know, this tit-for-tat with [Speaker Nancy] Pelosi (D-CA) and 'The Squad,' he didn’t need to engage in it. If I was advising the president, if I were one of his advisers, I would have said stay out of it. But he doesn't listen to anyone around him."
Mitt Romney blames democratic women for Trump’s racism: Their views ‘are not consistent with my experience’
Little more than six months ago Senator-elect Mitt Romney (R-UT) promised voters he would "speak out" against President Donald Trump's racism. On Monday, Senator Mitt Romney blamed the targets of President Donald Trump's two-day racism fest for the President's own racism.
"I will speak out against significant statements or actions," by President Trump, "that are divisive, racist, sexist, anti-immigrant, dishonest or destructive to democratic institutions," Romney said in a New Year's Day 2019 Washington Post op-ed.
Facebook needs ‘very high standard’ for Libra coin: Mnuchin
Facebook will need to meet "a very high standard" before it moves ahead with its planned digital currency Libra, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday.
Mnuchin said US regulators have already expressed concerns to Facebook about the plan for a global cryptocurrency, noting that these kinds of virtual coins have in the past been associated with money laundering and illicit activities.
"Whether they're banks or non-banks, they're under the same regulatory environment," Mnuchin told reporters at the White House, adding that Facebook "will have to have a very high standard before they have access to the financial system."