Journalist Vicky Ward, who recently published a tell-all about the Trump administration called “Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption,” appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert Monday night. Ward revealed an interesting dynamic between Ivanka and Melania Trump, with the First Daughter often getting her way, except for when Melania steps in.
“Who is there to say ‘no’ to these people?” Colbert asked Ward about the Trump and Jared Kushner’s indifference to the rules and norms of Presidential administrations. Ward noted that Melania, who is often maligned alongside the President, may occasionally serve as a positive influence by checking Ivanka.
“So here’s an interesting suggestion: Melania Trump… is the only person in my book who has ever successfully stood up to Ivanka Trump and won,” Ward said.
“I have a scene [during the transition in which] Ivanka Trump has told the world that she’s not going to be joining the White House. Absolute rubbish. Behind the scenes [she was] making all the plans. [She actually had] a ‘Trump family office’ drawn up for the East Wing, which is normally the territory of the First Lady. When Melania Trump heard about this, she put a very quick end to Ivanka’s plans,” Ward claimed.
“So, all our hope rests on Melania Trump,” Colbert joked.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders ‘extremely serious’ about running for Arkansas governor
Sarah Huckabee Sanders is seriously considering a run for Arkansas governor, according to three sources close to the outgoing White House press secretary.
Sanders and her associates have privately discussed the possibility for months, sometimes jokingly, but those sources said she seems quite interested in running for the position her father, Mike Huckabee, held from 1996 to 2007, reported Politico.
“She’s extremely serious,” said one of those people, who has recently spoken to Sanders about a possible campaign.
John Cornyn has never lost an election. He’s trying to convince Texas Republicans that his streak is in jeopardy in 2020.
“We are, I think, no longer the reliably red state we have been,” says the U.S. senator, who has emerged as a top target for Texas Democrats in 2020.
John Cornyn is an enigma.
It may not be his own doing. After all, it should be counterintuitive to describe the most powerful Texan to serve in the U.S. Senate since Lyndon Johnson as a shrinking violet.
But Cornyn is an outlier within a generation of larger-than-life Texas politicians who have become national fixtures for smiling in mugshots, blowing up their own party’s national conventions in a hail of jeers, livestreaming road trips, bragging about snuffing out a coyote while jogging, or filibustering while wearing pink sneakers or reading Dr. Seuss.
Morning Joe hilariously compares Trump 2020 to Elvis in 1977: ‘Lumbering across the stage, trying to sing the old hits’
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough compared President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign kickoff to Elvis Presley concerts in the months before the past-his-prime rock legend died from a heart attack.
The president treated his supporters at Orlando's Amway Center to a revue of his "greatest hits" -- attacking Hillary Clinton, immigrants, existing trade deals, the Washington "swamp" -- and the "Morning Joe" host said his act had grown stale and tired.
"I mean no disrespect to the king of rock 'n' roll, but this is Elvis in '77, just kind of lumbering across the stage, sweating," Scarborough said.