Stephen Colbert revealed the reason why praise for George H.W. Bush’s character and integrity sounded like a rebuke of the current president, Donald Trump.
The “Late Show” host described Wednesday’s funeral a “touching tribute to a kind man who had dedicated his entire life to public service,” where speakers praised the late president and World War II veteran as a “gentleman” and a “genuine leader.”
Trump was invited to and attended the services, where the Bush family assured him the focus would be on the late president and would not serve as a public rebuke of the current president, but Colbert said the eulogies still felt a little like reprimands.
“His life code,” said historian and Bush biographer Jon Meacham, “as he said, was, ‘Tell the truth. Don’t blame people. Be strong. Do your best. Try hard. Forgive. Stay the course.’”
Many observers felt as if praising Bush’s character was a mild attack on Trump, who received an icy reception from his predecessors in the front row.
“As soon as you start praising someone’s honesty,” Colbert said, “you’re automatically throwing shade at Donald Trump. I mean, Obama made Trump seem like a bad president just by sitting next to him.”
This Trump-backing Indiana city is ‘flashing a warning sign’ that a recession is coming: Wall Street Journal
Last week's inverted yield curve set off fresh worries about whether the American economy is headed toward a recession, and a new report from the Wall Street Journal is sure to further stoke concerns.
In the report, the WSJ writes that Elkhart, Indiana -- a key industrial city in a district that voted for former President Barack Obama in 2008 and current President Donald Trump in 2016 -- is "flashing a warning sign about the economy."
Spooked Trump insists US economy not in trouble
President Donald Trump is so convinced that his reelection depends on the economy staying strong that the merest hint of recession has sent him into political crisis management mode.
Unpopular and with a middling record of legislative achievements, Trump enters the 2020 campaign season facing significant headwinds -- except on the economy.
Growth has been on the upside for a decade now and Trump takes all the credit that he can for record low unemployment and what he repeatedly claims to be "the hottest" economy in the world.
But what he doesn't want to talk about is the bad news -- and that's starting to accumulate.
Weapons cache, grenade launcher, Neo-Nazi literature and instructions for owning slaves found in man’s home
A New Jersey man is facing life in prison after he was found to have a cache of illegal firearms and Neo-Nazi literature.
According to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito, State Troopers became suspicious after 57-year-old Joseph Rubino wrecked his vehicle on July 24. Officers noticed a number of firearms at the scene of the accident.
Inside the vehicle, officers found "a semi-automatic assault handgun, a 9mm semi-automatic assault pistol with a high-capacity magazine, a loaded 9mm pistol, two barrels sawed off from a double-barrel shotgun, a sight for an assault rifle and a stripped AR-15 bolt carrier," NJ.com reported.