Comedian John Oliver had the last word on the week of President Donald Trump’s war against the weather or #SharpieGate. Beginning his show Sunday, Oliver said that Trump “seemingly spent the entire week desperately trying to prove he’s in the right when he predicted last Sunday that “Alabama was among the states most likely to be hit by Hurricane Dorian.”
The effort by Trump involved ten tweets, a Rear Admiral of the U.S. Navy, and the National Weather Service telling meteorologists not to dispute the president’s false information. Then there was the infamous map that Trump changed with a Sharpie.
When asked by about it by reporters, Trump insisted he had no idea how his Sharpie drawing managed to get on the official NOAA map.
“Really? You don’t know?” Oliver jabbed. “Are you sure about that? You don’t think that you might have done it? And I have to say, for someone who lies so constantly, it’s genuinely astounding how bad he is at it. There’s a non-zero chance that if he loses every state next year, he’ll claim he’s won by standing next to a fully blue map with the word RED written on it with Sharpie stains on his fingers, saying, ‘How did this happen? I don’t know. I don’t know. I don’t know.'”
A White House official ultimately told the Washington Post that it was Trump who made the drawing, saying, “no one else writes like that on a map with a black Sharpie…”
Oliver then walked through all the times Trump tried to fix things he didn’t like using a Sharpie, including one incident where an Oliver writer had a story of hers returned to her editor with tons of Sharpie notes written on it from the president.
Oliver then went into a hilarious takedown of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
BUSTED: National Archives caught doctoring exhibit to remove criticism of President Trump from women
The National Archives were caught editing an artifact from the Trump administration to remove criticism of the president, according to a bombshell new report in The Washington Post.
The newspaper reported on a "large color photograph" at the National Archives exhibit marking the centennial of women's suffrage.
"The 49-by-69-inch photograph is a powerful display. Viewed from one perspective, it shows the 2017 march. Viewed from another angle, it shifts to show a 1913 black-and-white image of a women’s suffrage march also on Pennsylvania Avenue. The display links momentous demonstrations for women’s rights more than a century apart on the same stretch of pavement. But a closer look reveals a different story," the newspaper noted.
Dershowitz is running a ‘bizarro defense’ of Trump: Harvard Law colleague says ‘Alan is just completely wacko’
Two of the most famous names associated with Harvard Law School had competing appearances on MSNBC on Friday.
It began when Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus, was interviewed MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber about his new role officially representing President Donald Trump during the Senate impeachment trial.
Dershowitz claimed that neither abuse of power nor obstruction of Congress count as "high crimes" under the constitution.
Professor Alan Dershowitz, who has also been associated with Harvard Law for five decades, was asked about Dershowitz's argument during an interview with Chris Hayes.
Why was Lev Parnas wearing a ‘Presidential Service Badge’ awarded to troops who serve in the White House?
Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Maggie Haberman posted a fascinating update about a photo of impeachment figure Lev Parnas.
The photo shows Igor Fruman -- who, like Parnas, is under federal indictment -- sitting closely next to Rudy Giuliani and Parnas.
Haber said a source informed her that in the picture, Parnas can be seen wearing a "Presidential Service Badge," linking to the Wikipedia entry on the pin.
"The Presidential Service Badge (PSB) is an identification badge of the United States Armed Forces which is awarded to members of the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps, and U.S. Coast Guard as well as other members of the Uniformed Services, such as the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Corps and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, who serve as full-time military staff to the President of the United States," Wikipedia explained.