President Donald Trump has reportedly ordered administration officials to boycott the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner Saturday, and “The View” co-host Abby Huntsman flopped trying to suggest how he could gracefully attend.
Huntsman lamented that Trump wasn’t self-deprecating enough to attend the dinner, which traditionally features comedians telling jokes at the president’s expense.
“I’ve always loved this dinner — we’ve all been,” Huntsman said. “It’s the one time of year you can be under the same roof with people from the White House and the press corps, when the rest of the year, you know, it’s checks and balances — they’re always going at it. It’s the one time you can let your hair down, you can have some drinks, you can make fun of each other. Reagan was one of my favorites, who had a great time with the press.”
Huntsman then suggested some jokes Trump could make if he would attend the annual event.
“Of all times to not go, here’s what I would say, the president has material to use,” she said. “The Mueller report just came out. All you have to do is play is 10-minute clip of commentator who came out and said he was a Russian spy, and that he colluded with Russia, and the walk out onstage and say, ‘I’m still here.'”
Host Whoopi Goldberg, a veteran standup comic and comedic actress, took a hard pass on that.
“See, that’s why that’s not going to work,” Goldberg said. “That’s why that’s not going to work, because that’s not funny.
Huntsman insisted Trump could make that gag work, but Goldberg said there was no way.
“No,” she said. “This man has no sense of humor.”
REVEALED: Jeffrey Epstein used his fake passport to enter multiple countries
Prosecutors revealed that the fake passport Jeffrey Epstein had among the items seized by investigators had been used.
According to NBC News, he used the passport to enter multiple countries in the 1980s, including the U.K, Spain and Saudi Arabia.
The passport was found in the safe of his New York home along with $70,000 in cash and 48 diamonds. There was a different name used on the passport and it had already expired, but it listed the residence in Saudi Arabia.
Robert Hooke: The ‘English Leonardo’ who was a 17th-century scientific superstar
Considering his accomplishments, it’s a surprise that Robert Hooke isn’t more renowned. As a physician, I especially esteem him as the person who identified biology’s most essential unit, the cell.
Like Leonardo da Vinci, Hooke excelled in an incredible array of fields. The remarkable range of his achievements throughout the 1600s encompassed pneumatics, microscopy, mechanics, astronomy and even civil engineering and architecture. Yet this “English Leonardo” – well-known in his time – slipped into relative obscurity for several centuries.
WHO declares Ebola epidemic in DR Congo an international emergency
The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo a "public health emergency of international concern," a rare designation only used for the gravest epidemics.
The Ebola epidemic in DR Congo, the second deadliest on record, has largely been contained to remote areas, but this week saw a patient diagnosed with the virus in the eastern city of Goma, the first case in a major urban hub.