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On Wednesday night's edition of Late Night with Seth Meyers, the namesake host began the broadcast by channeling the legendary news anchor Walter Cronkite to share an excerpt of New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman's new book, Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America.
Contained within Haberman's retelling of her encounters with the former president is a passage recalling an instance in which Trump became enraged after his then-personal attorney, ex-New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, used the restroom aboard one of Trump's airplanes.
Meyers had a field day with it:
Every so often, a story comes along that makes us throw out everything we were planning on doing that night on this show — a blockbuster story of monumental consequence to the nation. It happened many times during the Trump presidency: the Mueller investigation, two impeachments, an attempted coup. And look, I don’t want to say that our audience expects or needs us to provide this service. But we feel a moral obligation to bring you the biggest stories of the day because for many people, let’s face it — and I don’t say this lightly — we are their Walter Cronkite. People trust us to bring them the stories that matter most. And to do it with poise and moral clarity and gravitas. Can we go to black and white? Great. And, uh, cigarette, please? Thank you very much. Alright, let's do it.
Tonight we begin our show with a story of immense significance to the future of our nation. It involves a deeply corrupt ex-president who poses an existential threat to democracy and the accomplices around him who aid and abet his criminal lawlessness. According to a blockbuster tell-all by 'New York Times' reporter Maggie Haberman, 'Trump razzed Giuliani about how much his sh*t literally stinks.'
Alex, I think we can bring the color back now.
That’s right, Trump loudly complained about his lawyer’s stinky dumps. According to the book, 'while aboard one of the former president’s planes with Giuliani, Trump made it a point to ‘loudly complain’ about ‘the odor after Giuliani had used one of the plane’s bathrooms, so that other aides could hear.’
‘Rudy! That’s f***ing disgusting!,’ Trump yelled.
This is one of those shocking stories that you also definitely could have predicted. No one thinks Rudy is making good smells. It’s why he’s constantly voted New York Mayor Least Likely to Have His Own Fragrance. You know who's most likely? Eric Adams.
I mean, cologne is probably the solution to the trash problem for him. I know the garbage on the street smells bad so that's why I never leave the house without putting on some swagger.
While Haberman did not specify when the incident occurred, Meyers nevertheless presumed that it was sometime after Trump took office:
So I’m not surprised Rudy makes bad smells, but I am surprised it’s so bad that TRUMP complained about it. I mean, all Trump consumes are Big Macs and Diet Cokes. He probably has one bowel movement a week that looks like the scene from 'Jurassic Park.'
And of course, even as he was running for the most important job in the world, that was what Trump was preoccupied with.
I'm sure it happened after he won, too.
Mister President, North Korea just launched a missile into the – god d*mnit Rudy! What the hell did you do in here? It's Air Force One, not Air Force Number Two. I'm guessing the reason Trump acted so fast was so he could beat Rudy to the punch. Because Rudy definitely has the vibe of a 'don't go in there' kinda guy.
Trump Takes Classified Docs Case to SCOTUS; Rudy’s Gross Toilet Habits: A Closer Look www.youtube.com
Federal prosecutors have obtained the cooperation of a former Proud Boy leader who pleaded guilty to seditious conspiracy for his role in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.
"Jeremy Bertino, 43, pleaded guilty in the District of Columbia to seditious conspiracy in connection with the Capitol breach," the Department of Justice announced. "He also pleaded guilty to a charge of unlawful possession of a firearm, stemming from a court-authorized search of his residence in March 2022. As part of the plea agreement, Bertino has agreed to cooperate with the government’s ongoing investigation."
Bertino was not present at the Capitol after being stabbed when the Proud Boys traveled to Washington, DC a month earlier.
"In December 2020, Bertino accepted an invitation from Enrique Tarrio, then Proud Boys’ national chairman, to join a new chapter that Tarrio had devised called the 'Ministry of Self Defense' (MOSD)," DOJ explained. "In the weeks leading to Jan. 6, Bertino participated in encrypted chats and other communication with members of MOSD leadership. Bertino understood from his discussions with MOSD leadership that they agreed that the presidential election had been stolen, that the purpose of traveling to Washington on Jan. 6, 2021, was to stop the certification of the Electoral College Vote, and that the MOSD leaders were willing to do whatever it would take, including using force against police and others, to achieve that objective."
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The trial of the remaining Proud Boys is scheduled to begin on Dec. 12.
According to The Washington Post, "Bertino’s testimony could implicate Tarrio, a former aide to GOP strategist Roger Stone, and co-defendant Joe Biggs, a former employee online Infowars show host Alex Jones. Stone and Jones are two prominent right-wing figures who promoted Trump’s incendiary and baseless assertions that the election was stolen. Stone remained in contact with Trump at Mar-a-Lago and in Washington in the weeks leading up to the Jan. 6 attack, coordinated post-election protests and privately strategized with figures such as former national security adviser Michael Flynn and ‘Stop the Steal’ organizer Ali Alexander, The Post has reported."
Politico's Kyle Cheney noted, "MORE: Bertino was briefly featured during the Jan. 6 select committee's first hearing in June, describing a surge in membership after Trump's 'stand back and stand by' comment."
In a Jan. 6 livestream on Odysee, Bertino voiced his disappointment he was not at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
"The next time that we have to do something we gotta go all out, I’m telling you," Bertino said. "It’s the only way."
“We gave up our freedoms today for security because we weren’t willing to go the extra mile, which was stay in the Capitol and occupy the f*cking building, and not give it back," he said. "Do you really think they would have come in after that first shooting? Do you think they would have come in shooting? Nah. We could have piled every patriot that was outside into that building, taken over every inch of it, and there would have been no way that they would have pushed in with live ammunition on livestreams all over the place."
On Jan. 7, on Rumble, Bertrino discussed his perspective on the Capitol riot.
“You know what I did enjoy though. There is a video that I do enjoy, and that is a few members of the Squad ducking down scared f*cking sh*tless of what the patriots were gonna do to you up on the second floor of the room, hiding. Hiding behind the seats, hiding from the people you’re supposed to fucking represent. You were up there cowering, cowering in fear. Good! Remember that f*cking fear," If that didn’t show you enough tonight what we’re capable of, keep pushing us. Keep f*cking with us. You’ve been f*cking around for years; today you found out."
Here are the instructions Betrino posted to Parler during the attack.
Jeremy Bertino, AKA Noble Beard, on Parler / Jordan Green screengrab.
Rick Wilson unleashed on the Republican Party for trying to justify Georgia Senate candidate Herschel Walker's "family values" after a series of scandals has rocked their way through his personal life.
The first series of scandals began when it was revealed Walker had a number of children he abandoned after impregnating their mothers. The more recent scandal is that one of those women had an abortion that Walker paid for. Meanwhile, the candidate continues to paint himself as a Christian, pro-life and pro-family. While Walker continues to deny the claim that he paid for one or more abortions, he also claims that God has forgiven him for paying for one or more of the abortions.
In his struggle to explain away his behavior, Walker has done several interviews as well as a Q&A with media. "I would have said it, because it's nothing to be ashamed of there," he said. He also said that he didn't know the accuser, which is false as they also have a child together.
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"What it tells you about the contemporary Republican Party is that the things that were what we thought were defining characteristics of an acceptable candidate when we were in the Republican Party, things like moral character and personal responsibility and integrity and holding to what you believe in, those things are completely out of the picture now," said Wilson, a former Republican strategist, during an MSNBC appearance. "Those things are -- have been subsumed into a party that wants victory. They want more judges. They want the Senate so that they can execute on the narrow set of ideological checklist of incentives they want. They don't believe in anything. They'll get there however they can."
He went on to say that when it comes to Walker there were so many people who he was willing to destroy their lives and that Republicans knew this before it broke in the news. He recalled Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) desperately trying to keep Walker out of the race. But McConnell isn't in charge of the GOP anymore, Donald Trump is.
"They didn't let the world know but they let insiders know that his skeleton closet was like a graveyard convention," continued Wilson. "Things like this and beyond. He is a destructive person. He is not a morally acceptable person in the realm of any kind of candidate. If the Republicans had the shoe on the other foot, they would be losing their damn minds."
Wallace noted that at this point in the life of the Republican Party the horrifying scandals among their party have resulted in people like Judge Roy Moore, who was alleged of being a sexual predator of young girls.
"During that race with Doug Jones and Roy Moore, we were doing independent stuff and we were able to split off Republican women in particular from him just because of the disgusting, unacceptable nature of what he was and did," Wilson said. "I don't know that that number is not out there still. It takes a lot more shock and awe now, because there are still plenty of Republicans who are going to say, well, if it's not Walker who is imperfect, I'm going to have to pick the socialist cannibal, or whatever. They make up this catalog of imaginary demons in their head about what the Democrats are. They use it to justify a lot of their choices."
Rick Wilson says GOP has removed ethics ^ morals from their party: 'They don’t believe in anything' www.youtube.com