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.
New York’s coronavirus crisis tracked back to European travel — not China: scientists
The New York Times reported Wednesday that scientists have tracked the cases of coronavirus in New York back to travel from Europe.
The Times explained that genomes show the link to those who came down with the virus back in February.
President Donald Trump has been celebrating his decision to shut down some travel from China, though not all travel. A whopping 430,000 people have traveled from China to the United States since the coronavirus crisis.
Warrant for journalists from Jerry Falwell Jr. came from Liberty University’s own police
A right-wing commentator interviewed Jerry Falwell Jr. during his show Wednesday, where Falwell said that there were two arrest warrants open for reporters who came onto Liberty University's campus.
Upon further examination of the warrant, the police officer who signed the warrant was Detective/Sgt. A.B. Wilkins 206 LUPD. The LUPD is not the Lynchburg Police Department nor is there a Sgt. or Detective A.B. Wilkins. It's the police department under the authority of Liberty University.
Trump defenders Diamond and Silk locked out of Twitter for spreading COVID-19 misinformation
Fox Nation hosts Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, better known as Diamond & Silk, were temporarily locked out of Twitter on Wednesday for urging people to go outside and develop immunity against the coronavirus.
“The only way we can become immune to the environment; we must be out in the environment. Quarantining people inside of their houses for extended periods will make people sick!” the pair tweeted from their joint account.
A spokesperson for Twitter told Mediaite their account was locked over the tweet.