“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert had some romance advice for President Donald Trump during Thursday night’s show: It’s not love when you have to pay them.
During an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham, the president dismissed accusations that he approved illegal payoffs to ex-lovers. Trump took a moment to compliment himself for having impressive supporters, telling Ingraham, “I think I have the greatest base in the history of politics. I have people that I love and that love me, and that includes a lot of women.”
“Oh, honey,” Colbert said, “if the date ends with you cutting a check, that’s not love.”
Friend and CEO of AMI (parent company of the National Enquirer) David Pecker confessed to investigators that he had a meeting with Trump and former “fixer” Michael Cohen to discuss the payoffs to former Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal. The testimony from Pecker corroborated the tape released by Cohen where Trump approved the payoff.
Trump told Ingraham that not only was the accusation false, he didn’t think that there was even a payoff from him to the Enquirer.
Doing his Trump impression, Colbert said, “I’m not sure, got to check. I always forget which publications I paid to silence my porn stars and which publications my porn stars spanked me with.”
The interview also contained an awkward moment where the president accused former Cohen of scoring a “deal” if he agreed to implicate the president in “fake” crimes that were there only to embarrass him.
“Well, if they’re giving out deals to people who embarrass the president, you might have a chance!” Colbert shot back.
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Here’s the ugly racist history behind tipping — and how it still persists today
On Saturday, writing for Politico, minister and civil rights activist Rev. Dr. William Barber applauded House Democrats' plans to not only raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2024, but eliminate the much lower "tipped wage" of $2.13 an hour and require tipped workers to also be paid at least the minimum.
This is important, wrote Barber, because the roots of businesses forcing their workers to rely on tips for a proper wage is deeply rooted in America's history of racial tension.
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Presenting the conservative point of view, Republican strategist Lenny McAllister was asked point-blank by the host, "Lenny, hold on a second, because you as a man of color yourself -- do you feel comfortable in a party that does rallies like that?"
McAllister pushed back saying he had walked away from just those type of events, before admitting, "To the greater point. They're using racism as an avenue through which people feel empowered, they lend you the loyalty, they give you the vote. What Republicans need to do is continue to empower people, but not by using racism and not by using phobia."
Dershowitz and Trump should both be worried what Jeffrey Epstein will reveal when he looks to cut a deal: ex-prosecutor
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"I've had sex with one woman since the day I met Jeffrey Epstein," said Dershowitz in a Fox News clip Reid played for her viewers. "I challenge David Boies to say under oath that he's only had sex with one woman during that same period of time, he couldn't do it. So he has an enormous amount of chutzpah to attack me and to challenge my perfect, perfect sex life during the relevant period of time."