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Monday, February 20, 2017

#EndorseThis: Trump Rants At Presser, Comedians Rejoice

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Donald Trump’s first solo press conference as president had all the trappings of a perfect late night comedy sketch: bizarre rants about Michael Flynn and Russia, the usual lies about his “huge” electoral victory, and plenty of unhinged moments involving what Trump called “real leaks, fake news, and the dishonest media.”

For all the talk of Trump dividing the nation, his press conference proved that he can actually unite people around a common cause — great comedy. One can only imagine the sheer joy late night hosts felt while watching this train wreck unfold. On The Late Show, Stephen Colbert could hardly contain his excitement as he tossed out his original monologue for one “so fresh, you can smell it.”

Colbert did his best to explain the bizarre presser, starting with Trump’s prepared remarks claiming that he “inherited a mess” coming into office.



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#EndorseThis: Samantha Bee Skewers Trump’s Loyal Lap Dog

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In this week’s episode of Full Frontal, Samantha Bee delves deeper into the one quality that President Trump values above all else — blind and unwavering loyalty.

Nobody has adapted to this new reality better than the current Speaker of the House — and trained lap dog —Paul Ryan, who this week praised President Trump for his “decisive” action in dealing with the Flynn scandal. “You should see him do that while balancing a milk bone on his nose,” Bee mocks.

Once described by conservatives as the intellectual leader and conscience of the Republican Party, the Full Frontal host skewers Paul Ryan for his contradicting views on Trump’s policies and wonders how a “once principled social and fiscal conservative winds up in bed with a bigoted, adulterous grope machine?” 

Ryan’s motives make a lot more sense when Bee uncovers his past high school superlatives.



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#EndorseThis: Michael Flynn Is Out, But Is Gen. Petraeus On Deck?

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If you’re glued to the TV watching every moment of the Michael Flynn scandal unfold like something out of a John le Carré novel, you’re not alone. Even President Trump’s outrageous tweets and rapid-fire executive orders aren’t distracting enough to pull our attention away from the current White House crisis.

After weeks of speculation surrounding Flynn’s involvement with Russia, he has finally been forced to resign. Why now? Stephen Colbert has a few ideas. As Colbert acerbically remarks, it’s obvious that Flynn was super tired of “winning” and resigned to spend more time with his Russian contacts. Or perhaps Flynn was going for a new Guinness World Record for the shortest time in office.



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