Fox News host Jeanine Pirro seemed entirely unfamiliar with the Trump family history or business practices during attacks on former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday night.
“Unlike you Joe, Donald Trump made his own money and he hasn’t asked the government for it and he doesn’t cut deals while he’s in the government for his son and his family,” Pirro falsely claimed.
“So stop with your sanctimonious, condescending, holier-than-thou nonsense,” she shouted, “And above all, stop lying to me!”
Jeanine: Unlike you Joe, Donald Trump made his own money and he hasn’t asked the government for it and he hasn’t cut deals while he’s in the government for his son and his family pic.twitter.com/Ji4FSEBiCO
— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn) August 23, 2020
Pirro was harshly criticized for her comments, with many people wondering if she was drunk on-air. That was a topic explored by NBC’s Saturday Night Live in 2019:
Here’s some of what people were saying:
Dear @JudgeJeanine aka rage Alcoholic who needs a program
Trump borrowed in excess of $400 million from his wax figure father. This is not rumor or deep state. These are just facts. It started with $11 million and rose to over $400 million.
Try to get 1 sober day behind you. https://t.co/V5ccXnOhYP
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) August 23, 2020
Judge Juice Box is serving the hypocrisy straight from the bottle tonight. https://t.co/GpxqAiMuhU
— Jo (@JoJoFromJerz) August 23, 2020
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) August 23, 2020
Who's going to tell her? https://t.co/yZTr2yaCrD
— Melissa DeRosa (@melissadderosa) August 23, 2020
Jeanine really likes her wine. Donald didn't make his own money. He got it from Daddy and then proceeded to lose so much of it that he had to beg Deutsche Bank for loans. #loser #unfit #imbecile https://t.co/O4kdBmx733
— Lisa M (@ColumbusNYC) August 23, 2020
His dad gave him a $60.7 million “loan” that he never repaid. https://t.co/zekY99NO3a
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) August 23, 2020
The Judge is…unwell. https://t.co/STxGjsAlTV
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) August 23, 2020
Once again, Ms. Pirro demonstrates that she’s dumber than a rock. Trump and his children and their spouses are all charter members of the Lucky Sperm Club. https://t.co/IL9ohlNAGN
— Clyde Haberman (@ClydeHaberman) August 23, 2020
"Unlike you Joe, Donald Trump made his own money and he hasn’t asked the government for it."
FACT CHECKING THE BRAYING BOOZEHOUND:
Donald got over $400,000,000 from his daddy Fred and still went bankrupt. Fred got most of that money from government housing programs. https://t.co/a00SzXiwOd
— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) August 23, 2020
This is hilarious! Less hilarious is the fact that her audience is probably dumb enough to believe this.
Irony holds its sides with laughter as it rolls over in its grave. https://t.co/n2XzyyzEOI
— Khashoggi’s Ghost (@UROCKlive1) August 23, 2020
lol, she's cra-cra https://t.co/m3xQK8mzFw
— Thomas Paine ✊ (@TomPaineToday) August 23, 2020
— Wajahat "Wears a Mask Because of a Pandemic" Ali (@WajahatAli) August 23, 2020
This is SNL, right? https://t.co/yXlX9nx8n5
— Enough's Enough (@DanaNcolorado) August 23, 2020
Outrage against Dianne Feinstein as potential Judiciary chair comes out against Senate reform
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) received harsh criticism on Monday after coming out against Senate reform of the filibuster.
“I don't believe in doing that. I think the filibuster serves a purpose," Feinstein argued.
"It is not often used, it's often less used now than when I first came, and I think it's part of the Senate that differentiates itself," Feinstein falsely claimed.
Feinstein is in line to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee if Democrats regain the Senate, despite never attending law school or having ever tried a case.
Lindsey Graham announces embattled Sen. Joni Ernst will vote for whomever Trump nominates to replace RBG
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday announced that GOP members of the body would be united in voting for whomever President Donald Trump nominates to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.
“The nominee’s going to be supported by every Republican in the Judiciary Committee," Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said, as reported by The Washington Post's Aaron Blake.
If Graham is correct, that would mean that Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) would be backing the nomination, despite trailing Democratic challenger Theresa Greenfield.
A Never-Trump Republican changed her mind — then crumbled when she tried to explain why
In a recent op-ed for the Washington Post, Republican Danielle Pletka declared that despite the fact that she refused to vote for Donald Trump in 2016, she now feels compelled to support him in 2020. The piece quickly caught fire online, inspiring ridicule and sympathy from differing corners and triggering a surprising amount of discussion.
In one sense, it’s hard to see what the big deal was. The Post publishes opinion pieces in support of Trump frequently, and this one was not particularly special. Pletka herself is not a particularly notable figure. Like many op-eds, it was sloppy and unpersuasive, making huge leaps of reasoning and glossing over critical points in the argument. It didn’t take seriously any compelling counterarguments. It was, in other words, a mere display of partisan loyalty from a Republican who would prefer to be inside the tent than outside of it.