Cartoon Kellyanne Conway and her colleague, cartoon Larry Kudlow, hatch a plan with Elon Musk to create an Oval Office simulation for the president, in the latest episode of “The Cartoon President.”
The Showtime show co-created by Stephen Colbert shows Conway and Kudlow uncomfortably struggling to justify whatever crazy idea President Donald Trump came up with on CNN. To stop the insanity, the two build an Oval Office under the White House.
Behind the notorious desk, was a video game joystick that Conway convinced Trump was previously used by George Washington to fight the Pilgrims. Using a video game, Trump is given multiple options, like having lunch or solving the North Korea crisis.
The challenges he faces win him points that help him solve fake crises and ultimately help him run over CNN’s Jim Acosta with a lawnmower. That’s when things go south, however. Trump eagerly wants to hear Acosta screaming in agony, but the Oval Office windows are fake. Musk and Conway awarded Trump with a golden hat for unlocking advanced levels in the presidency.
It’s only part of this week’s hilarious episode of “The Cartoon President.” Check out the clips below:
Trump is deploying national guardsman to provide pandemic support without any health benefits: report
The National Guard are an essential part of the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, and thousands of them have potentially been exposed to infected civilians, making it a particularly dangerous and important time to serve.
But according to The Daily Beast, the guard has been deployed in a way that prevents them from being eligible for the military's health care system.
"The approximately 20,000 guardsmen who have been called up to help states around the country deal with the spread of the coronavirus are federalized on what’s called Title 32 status, which puts them in command of their various state governors but with the federal government paying costs," wrote senior national security correspondent Spencer Ackerman. "But according to the National Guard’s advocates and the U.S. governors’ association, the guardsmen are activated on orders that last 30 days. That puts them one single day shy of the requirement allowing the military health insurance system known as TRICARE — think of it as Medicare For All In Uniform — to cover them."
Vaccine researchers grew ‘alarmed’ as Trump’s CDC wasted weeks of their time with a flawed coronavirus test: report
According to a report from the Washington Post, in the early days as health officials became concerned about the possibility of the COVID-19 pandemic blossoming out of China, researchers sat and wasted days they could have used to start developing a vaccine because they were assured by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) that a testing kit was on its way.
As it turned out, that test was flawed.
Relying on emails and interviews, the Post is reporting, "On a Jan. 15 conference call, a leading scientist at the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention assured local and state public health officials from across the nation that there would soon be a test to detect a mysterious virus spreading from China. Stephen Lindstrom told them the threat was remote and they may not need the test his team was developing 'unless the scope gets much larger than we anticipate,' according to an email summarizing the call."
Lawmakers need to step up and stop Trump from ‘killing Americans’ with his ‘incompetence’: Ex-prosecutor
On Saturday, former federal prosecutor Glenn Kirschner excoriated President Donald Trump's mismanagement of the national health care system on Twitter — and called on elected leaders to "stop letting Trump kill Americans."
Trump’s mixture of incompetence and exploitation for political purposes of our national health emergency is costing lives. The most pressing question at this moment is: at what point do our elected politicians stop letting Trump kill Americans?
— Glenn Kirschner (@glennkirschner2) April 4, 2020