“The View” co-host Meghan McCain frequently cites politically themed T-shirts for sale online to take the public temperature about any given topic, but she didn’t like that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi quickly started selling shirts based on her viral encounter with a conservative reporter.
The California Democrat unloaded on Sinclair Broadcasting reporter James Rosen, who asked if the impeachment process was based on her supposed hatred of President Donald Trump, and Pelosi capped off her scolding with the warning, “Don’t mess with me.”
“She did answer it masterfully,” McCain said, “the problem is now she’s selling T-shirts that say #don’tmesswithnancy. For $39, you can buy a T-shirt.”
“Everything is for a meme,” she complained, “and everything is for the internet — #shepersisted and everything. You’re talking about impeachment, and it reduces it. It’s reductive.”
Host Joy Behar pointed out that political merchandise was nothing new.
“Like ‘Make America Great Again’?” Behar said, and the audience cheered loud and long.
That set McCain off.
“You know what?” she said, as the audience continued cheering. “I’m just trying to make a point. I have never worn a MAGA hat, and I think you know better than anybody that I would never wear a MAGA hat, but I just — politics doesn’t have to be a meme and clicktivism.”
Burger King unveils Whopper from cows on green diet
For those seeking to tackle climate change and get a fast food fix, Burger King has the answer -- a Whopper from cows that fart and burp less.
The fast-food giant announced Tuesday that select restaurants in five US cities -- New York, Miami, Portland, Los Angeles and Austin, Texas -- would be serving Whoppers made from "reduced methane emissions" beef.
The chain says that adding just 100 grams of lemongrass leaves to a cow's diet late in life could reduce their output of methane, a greenhouse gas responsible for global warming.
Initial study results revealed an up to 33 percent reduction in methane emissions from cows on the new diet in the last three to four months of their lives, Burger King said.
Trump wallowing in self-pity as COVID-19 pandemic derails his re-election plans: report
According to a report from Bloomberg, a "struggling" Donald Trump is not making any effort to disguise his disappointment that his plans to serve a second term as president have fallen to pieces due to both coronavirus pandemic and the collapse of the economy -- including massive job losses -- that ensued after the country shut down.
With presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden taking leads both nationally and in previously reliable Republican states like Florida, Texas and North Carolina, the Bloomberg report notes that the embattled president can't help but indulge in self-pity in front of the press and public.
Woman who became infamous for racist rants and alleged attacks gets hit by a fire truck
Rachel Dawn Ruit suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by the fire truck on July 13 in Asheville, North Carolina. Earlier this month, Ruit made headlines after she allegedly attacked a 14-year-old girl and ripped off a woman's hijab during a Black Lives Matter protest.