Jimmy Kimmel mocked President Donald Trump’s increasingly desperate tweets, as he finds himself under intense legal pressure — and angry as ever at late-night comedians.
Trump complained bitterly that NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” which he hosted in the early days of his presidential campaign, had treated him unfairly with a send-up of the holiday classic, “It’s A Wonderful Life.”
“It has been a terrible holiday season for him,” Kimmel said. “He’s facing multiple criminal investigations, he’s losing cabinet members, he lost the House and, on top of everything else, the DNA tests he ordered came back, and Eric and Don Jr. … are his.”
“He’s so frustrated right now,” he added, “he wants to build that wall just to bang his head against it.”
Kimmel said the president’s feeble threats against SNL showed just how toothless he was against enemies both foreign and domestic.
“Remember when he was running for president and he said he was going to come up with a plan to stop ISIS in 30 days?” Kimmel said. “We’re two years in, he can’t even stop ‘Saturday Night Live,’ never mind ISIS.”
Conservative suggests Trump’s racist rhetoric will incite worse than ‘send her back’ chants: ‘One shudders to wonder’
In a column for the Washington Post, conservative Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Kathleen Parker said the refusal by Republican lawmakers and the evangelical community to condemn Donald Trump's racist rhetoric is paving the way for something far worse than mere "send her back" chants.
Under a headline that bluntly states, "Those who don’t condemn Trump’s racism are complicit in his bigotry," Parker gets right to her opinion of the president, writing, "Going out on a limb here: President Trump is a racist. And a sexist. And a xenophobic nationalist. Among other things. Not to name call or anything."
BUSTED: Leaked drug exec emails showed them encouraging opioid abuse to the point people would eat them ‘like Doritos’
On Friday, the Washington Post published excerpts from a damning series of emails released in a landmark case in Cleveland around the irresponsibility of drug manufacturers and suppliers in contributing to the opioid crisis.
In one email exchange, Victor Borelli, an account manager for pharmaceuticals corporation Mallinckrodt, told KeySource Medical vice president Steve Cochrane that 1,200 bottles of 30mg Oxycodone tablets had been shipped, to which Cochrane replied, "Keep 'em comin'! Flyin' out of there. It's like people are addicted to these things or something. Oh, wait, people are..." and Borelli responded, "Just like Doritos keep eating. We'll make more."
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.