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Friday, April 28, 2017

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Takes A Closer Look At Trump’s 100 Days

Seth Meyers offers a closer look at Trump’s “desperate” quest for positive accomplishments in his first 100 days — and finds a presidency that resembles a juvenile session of Mad Libs.

Unable to pass legislation, despite Republican majorities in Congress, Trump is touting the executive orders he has signed — a tactic he memorably denounced as a disaster under his predecessor, whom he accused of wanting to quit work “and play golf.”  Lickspittle Chris Christie, whose low approval numbers in New Jersey rival Trump’s dismal ratings, praised the executive orders as well — although he too  excoriated Obama as a “dictator” and “a petulant child” for the same presidential maneuver.…

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#EndorseThis: Another Trump Impersonator Crashes The Daily Show

As that hundred-day mark approaches, Trevor Noah begins to analyze the latest White House woes — and is abruptly interrupted by Donald Trump, waddling onto the set in his blue suit and long red tie. This Trump impersonator isn’t Alec Baldwin but comic Anthony Atamanuik — and he has a lot to say about Mexico, fake news, and the president’s self-serving scheme to cut the corporate tax rate by more than half.

Asked how he will finance the promised border wall, now that the Mexican government and Congress have both refused to pay, he comes up with a response worthy of the flip-flopping president:

“We’re gonna bring millions upon millions of Mexicans into the United States and let them do the low-paying jobs Americans won’t do, and save so much money!”

When Noah ends the segment, “Trump” peevishly points out to his host that he doesn’t need The Daily Show anyway, because he’s going to make “failing Comedy Central” great again with his own new broadcast, The President Show — starting on Thursday evening.…

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How Trump Anxiety Is Spawning Business Opportunities And Marketing Campaigns Across America

Reprinted with permission from Alternet.

Reports from the World Health Organization have shown that Americans are among the most anxious, depressed people in the world—and that was before a reality television star settled into the White House, bringing with him a percussive beat of mean-spirited executive orders, obnoxious presidential tweets and bare-knuckled attacks on civil society as we know it.

Marketers are experts at monetizing disquiet. In liberal hubs, where the affluent work and play, Trump anxiety is providing a boost in certain sectors as businesses cater to those hoping to reclaim a sense of sanity and wellbeing. Addled urbanites are heading to therapy in droves.…

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