One night after a segment on Laura Ingraham‘s show mocked Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) for the way she pronounces her name, the congresswoman fired back.
In a Wednesday night tweetstorm, Ocasio-Cortez slammed Ingraham and Fox News over the segment — in which Ingraham said that when the congresswoman “introduces herself, does she take on that Obama, Obama put on accents.”
The New York Representative also cited a comment from Ingraham guest Joe diGenova, who said, “she does the Latina thing where she does her, you know, ‘Anastasio [sic] Ocasio-Cortez.”
“If by ‘the Latina thing,’ she means I actually do the work instead of just talk about it, then yeah, I’m doing ‘the Latina thing, ’Unless of course she‘s talking about being multilingual, which we know isn’t a ‘Latina thing.’” Ocasio-Cortez wrote — misattributing the comment to Ingraham rather than diGenova.
If by ‘the Latina thing,’ she means I actually do the work instead of just talk about it, then yeah, I’m doing ‘the Latina thing.’
Unless of course she‘s talking about being multilingual, which we know isn’t a ‘Latina thing.’
Siri, show me the brand of ‘economic anxiety’ that mocks Americans of color as unintelligent + unskilled, while *also* mocking those same Americans for speaking more languages than you: pic.twitter.com/HXBC7Osexu
“How dare they refuse to say their name in a wrong accent & not mangle their own family name so that I can feel more comfortable instead of look inside myself & examine why something as small as *a person’s name* makes me uncomfortable in the first place?? This is an outrage!” https://t.co/ArYd28WVcv
Late Night host Seth Meyers scorched President Donald Trump for calling someone else a “husband from hell” in the most recent Closer Look.
“George Conway, often referred to as Mr. Kellyanne Conway by those who know him, is VERY jealous of his wife’s success & angry that I, with her help, didn’t give him the job he so desperately wanted,” Trump fired off on Twitter. “I barely know him but just take a look, a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!”
George Conway, often referred to as Mr. Kellyanne Conway by those who know him, is VERY jealous of his wife’s success & angry that I, with her help, didn’t give him the job he so desperately wanted. I barely know him but just take a look, a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!
In response, Meyers started off by noting that Trump and his friends on Fox News love to call people names like “babies” and “snowflakes.”
He then pointed out that perhaps Fox News and Trump should not be so quick to judge.
“And yet the guy who called his opponents babies has spent his entire term as president whining about people being mean to him,” Meyers quipped.
He further pointed out the insult “husband from hell” could probably better be applied to Trump himself.
“I’m sorry, but you are the last person who should call anyone the ‘husband from hell,’” Meyers advised Trump. “You’ve been divorced twice, you paid hush money to a porn star, your affairs were all over the tabloids and you misspelled your wife’s name.”
Meyers also noted that “husband from hell” sounded like a Lifetime movie about Trump.
“And I hate to tell you, but just like SNL, they’re gonna get Alec Baldwin,” Meyers added.
Just this weekend, Trump railed against how Saturday Night Live was unfair to him. The show was a re-run.
It’s truly incredible that shows like Saturday Night Live, not funny/no talent, can spend all of their time knocking the same person (me), over & over, without so much of a mention of “the other side.” Like an advertisement without consequences. Same with Late Night Shows……
Commentary editor John Podhoretz pulled the plug on his Twitter account on Wednesday after he faced backlash for a tweet suggesting journalism schools “should be neutron bombed.”
In a tweet that has now made the rounds on social media, Podhoretz wrote: “Talia Lavin and Lauren Duca teaching at NYU J school is the best argument yet that J schools should be neutron bombed and their buildings given to Rick Singer for no show side door people.”
Lavin is the former New Yorker fact checker who resigned after she falsely claimed on social media that an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent had a Nazi tattoo. She will be teaching an undergraduate course called Reporting on the Far Right.
Lauren Duca is a former contributor to Teen Vogue. She is teaching a class this summer at NYU where tweeting is part of the students’ grades.
Lavin suggested Podhoretz’s Twitter account was axed for a bomb threat. (It wasn’t, a Twitter spokesperson confirmed. Podhoretz deactivated the account on his own.)
In essence, John Podhoretz made a mistake and resigned from Twitter like Talia Lavin made a mistake with a tweet and resigned as a fact-checker, which made John Podhoretz so apoplectic he made a mistake with a tweet. https://t.co/xgTMahSivF
John Podhoretz may have deleted his account, but his final post (asking the official McDonald’s Twitter if they were planning on coming out with a Lady Hamburglar) will live on forever. Godspeed, John. Godspeed.
Former reality star villain and Trump White House staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman sat down with Chris Matthews on MSNBC to talk about President Donald Trump‘s latest Twitter attacks on the late Sen. John McCain.
Manigault Newman started off on Wednesday night by saying Trump is “obsessed” with the late Senator because “he’ll never be the hero McCain is.”
She then suggested Trump was not trying to be POTUS. He was trying to be third season reality star instead.
“We’re watching the third season of the Trump reality TV show and what happens in the third season is you turn the hero into the heel and you have a plot twist and he keeps repeating these themes over and over again,” she posited.
“And it’s going to get more and more bizarre because he’s not trying to become the best president, he’s trying to be the best reality star and that’s what we’re seeing in this bizarre behavior from Donald Trump.”
Manigault Newman then warned that Trump is not stable and easily triggered.
“You know what the problem is? It shows he’s not stable and he really should not have access to the nuclear codes if a tweet can trigger him or even the thought of someone deceased can send him off the rails the way he is,” she said.
Despite the fact that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was recently arrested in connection with a Florida prostitution sting, President Donald Trump reportedly wants his longtime pal to visit the White House this spring to celebrate his team’s latest Super Bowl championship.
According to Politico, the president has informed White House staffers that he would like Kraft to take part in the festivities honoring the Patriots’ title. Trump and Kraft have spoken since the arrest, according to the piece.
Politico further reports that White House aides are less than enthused by the prospect of Kraft showing up amid his ongoing legal troubles. Two White House officials, though, told Politico they would not try to stand in the way.
“In my opinion it’s up to Kraft if he’s willing to come — not on us here to block him,” a person identified as a senior White House official told Politico.
The friendship between Trump and Kraft goes back many years. Kraft has long been an outspoken supporter of the president, and has even appeared on The Apprentice.
Ex-Fox News reporter Diana Falzone has handed over documents to Congressional investigators, according to an MSNBC report.
“We have an exclusive update to the story we’ve been reporting on,” Ari Melber reported on Wednesday night. “The former Fox reporter who claims that the network spiked her big story on Stormy Daniels, helping Trump basically avoid a bad story during the 2016 election. Well, that reporter has begun cooperating directly with congressional investigators.”
“Sources are telling us that former Fox reporter Diana Falzone has now turned over at least some documents that have been requested by the Democrat chair of Oversight Committee,” he continued on. “She’ll talk to them about what happened.”
Falzone has sued Fox News and as part of that settlement signed a non-disclosure agreement stating that she would not talk about her work at Fox.
Just last week, Falzone called for the NDA to be lifted, as it “pertains to the topic of her reporting in October of 2016 regarding Donald Trump paying hush money to Stormy Daniels,” according to court documents.
The New Yorker‘s Jane Mayer also published a report in recent weeks reporting Falzone had confirmed that Trump had arranged hush money payments prior to the 2016 election.
Fox Business’ Lou Dobbs came to President Donald Trump‘s defense today against the Republicans lambasting POTUS over his nasty comments about John McCain.
To recap, after seeing a report about McCain’s role in passing along the infamous dossier, Trump lashed out at the late senator again. This has been going on for a few days now, culminating in the president complaining today that he never got a “thank you” for McCain’s funeral.
Dobbs accused Republicans of “undercutting this president because he made some nasty remarks about John McCain.”
“There’s a reason for those nasty remarks!” Dobbs said. “There’s a history between those two men. And the people who are attacking––including Mitch McConnell––attacking the president for his views on John McCain is asinine.”
Dobbs is referring to this tweet by McConnell, which does not mention Trump one bit:
Today and every day I miss my good friend John McCain. It was a blessing to serve alongside a rare patriot and genuine American hero in the Senate. His memory continues to remind me every day that our nation is sustained by the sacrifices of heroes.
Ed Rollins, appearing with Dobbs, said Trump has every right to be upset with McCain over his dramatic health care vote, before knocking McCain for running “one of the worst presidential campaigns ever that elected Obama.”
“Trump did what he had to do and he won,” Rollins continued. “He won a big, big election against, allegedly, the toughest Democrat in modern times.”
CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin slammed President Donald Trump for his most recent attacks on the late Senator John McCain‘s family.
During a speech in Ohio on Monday, Trump said this about McCain’s funeral: “I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as president I had to approve.”
Then he added: “I don’t care about this, I didn’t get a ‘thank you’ and that’s okay.”
Responding to Trump’s latest low blow, Toobin quipped he is no “psychiatrist” like George Conway is, but “the projection of his own draft dodger status on to the undisputable war heroism of McCain is just extraordinary.”
Toobin continued: “The thing he keeps talking about, McCain and the one thing everybody knows about McCain is that he had this extraordinary war record and Trump has the opposite of that.”
“I think there’s some psychological thing going on that he hates the fact that McCain is such a hero and he was such a weasel during Vietnam,” he then concluded.
Finally, Toobin turned to Trump’s kvetch about not receiving a “thank you.”
“John McCain was dead and not in a position to say thank you,” he said.
Chuck Todd went off on President Donald Trump today for his continued attacks on the late John McCain, but acknowledged that his base just does not care.
Todd called out the lacking responses from many Republicans, with Charlie Sykes asking if any Republican will lose their reelection simply by the act of standing up for McCain.
The MSNBC host brought up what he hears from Republican viewers about McCain before remarking, “It is amazing how much of the president’s base views John McCain in a more negative tone than Hillary Clinton.”
And they love it when Trump does this stuff, he continued, because it triggers the libs:
“There is a part of the Trump base… that just wants to make liberals cry, I guess, or just wants to––what is it––own the libs, that that’s all the Trump candidacy is for these folks. And you see it highlighted a lot on Twitter, but I do come across these folks, I know you do too, they love it! They don’t lament it, they love it! What has happened?”
Former Republican congressman Carlos Curbelo said it’s just “political intoxication.”
Todd and his panel also talked about the less-than-forceful response from McCain’s longtime friend Lindsey Graham.
The former owner of the Florida spa where Patriots owner Bob Kraft was busted spoke out to NBC News amid Democratic calls for her to be investigated for allegedly sellingaccess to President Donald Trump.
Top Democrats have called for criminal and counterintelligence investigations into Li “Cindy” Yang.
Yang is now speaking out, telling NBC News she didn’t do anything wrong and saying, “I’m Chinese. I’m Republican. That’s the reason the Democrats want to check me.”
She sold the spa seven years ago and has donated to Republicans. Yang received attention over photos of her with the president and others at Mar-a-Lago.