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Colbert

#EndorseThis: Colbert Likens Trump To Your Racist Grandpa

President Trump’s impromptu presser in the Trump Tower lobby in Manhattan on Tuesday — during which he went off-script and explicitly suggested that some of the TIKI torch-wielding white supremacists marching in the weekend’s “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, weren’t neo-Nazis —  was “one for the ages,” says Stephen Colbert: “Specifically 1939 to 1945.”

August 17, 2017
Statues

‘Unite The Right’ Rally Had Nothing To Do With Statues

Old South or not, Charlottesville is also a liberal college town that voted to remove an equestrian statue of Robert E. Lee from its courthouse square and relocate it to a park on its outskirts. Like many of the thousand or so Confederate monuments across the South, it was erected long after the Civil War, in 1924—hence more an expression of white supremacy than Virginian ancestor worship, precisely as Stormfront wants to use it today.

August 16, 2017
Atamanuik

#EndorseThis: The Origin Story Of Anthony Atamanuik’s Trump Impression

Anthony Atamanuik, host — you could say — of The President Show on Comedy Central guested on Seth Meyers’s Late Night on Tuesday. He explained the origin of his knockout Trump impression, which started as an audience suggestion at an improv show, grew into a nationwide tour, and ended up a cable TV show.

August 16, 2017
Scaramucci

#EndorseThis: Scaramucci Tells Colbert He Would’ve Fired Bannon

Anthony Scaramucci appeared on the Late Show on Monday, giving host Stephen Colbert the opportunity to grill the departed White House communications director on Oval Office backstabbing. Asked if he thought Chief Strategist Steve Bannon ought to be fired, Scaramucci said, unequivocally, “If it was up to me, he’d be gone.” And the Bannon hate didn’t end […]

August 15, 2017
Trump

Trump: ‘Racism Is Evil … Including The KKK, Neo-Nazis And White Supremacists’

President Donald Trump made his most explicit comments denouncing the hate groups responsible for “this weekend’s racist violence” after two days of bipartisan criticism for his failure to single out white supremacists.

August 14, 2017
Trump

Trump Launches A Suicidal War On His Own Party

With his approval rating sinking, Trump has decided his problem is that he has too many allies. So he set out to rid of himself of an important one: Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell.

August 13, 2017
Approval

Despite Record-Low Approval, Trump Retains Some Support

You’d never know the man is in trouble by witnessing a race in Alabama for the GOP nomination to the U.S. Senate, where the leading candidates are vying to see who can most tightly tie himself to Trump’s ankle.

August 12, 2017
Strangelovers

Danziger: Strangelovers

August 11, 2017
Meyers

#EndorseThis: Trump Is International ‘Laughing Stock,’ Explains Seth Meyers

Here Late Night host Seth Meyers explains “word bingo” — a game some European diplomats play whenever Trump talks at international gatherings.

August 10, 2017
melodrama

Trump’s War On The Press: A Poorly-Scripted Melodrama

This president hasn’t got the self-discipline to lead a coup, and the great majority of his followers are far too comfortable watching the televised spectacle in their recliner chairs to take to the streets. Only a steadily shrinking minority believes the president’s “witch hunt” rhetoric, and not very strongly. As I say, it’s poorly-scripted melodrama.

August 9, 2017
Colbert

#EndorseThis: Colbert Calmly Predicts, “We’re All Gonna Die”

“I don’t want to be alarmist, but we’re all gonna die,” responded Late Show host Stephen Colbert to the nuclear pissing contest between North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump. Between rounds of golf on Tuesday, Trump issued an escalatory warning to Jong-un: North Korea best not make any more threats to the […]

August 9, 2017
Meyers

#EndorseThis: Seth Meyers Explains The Hypocrisy Of Trump’s ‘Working Vacation’

Late Night host Seth Meyers on Monday took “A Closer Look” at President Trump’s 17-day “working” vacation at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey.

August 8, 2017
U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal addresses the Marching On conference on gun violence prevention in Middletown

Trump, Who Received Five Draft Deferments, Attacks Sen. Blumenthal’s Military Record

Trump has maligned Blumenthal for misrepresenting his military service during the Vietnam War, an ironic line of attack from a president who received five deferments from the draft and never served in the military.

August 7, 2017
Border

#EndorseThis: John Oliver Pokes Holes In Trump’s Proposed Border Patrol Surge

On the heels of President Trump’s proposed Border Patrol hiring surge, Last Week Tonight host John Oliver on Sunday examined the agency’s shoddy screening processes and susceptibility to corruption. In particular, Oliver highlighted the shortcomings of the previous Border Patrol hiring surge, in which George W. Bush oversaw a 100 percent increase in the number […]

August 7, 2017
Whiter

Trump Wished For A Whiter America All Along

Trump was clearly pandering to those white Americans who were unhappy with the cultural changes of the last half-century, including the shifting demographics that are weakening their political and social influence. Trump’s election was, in large measure, a backlash against the first black president.

August 4, 2017
Mueller

Does Mueller’s Grand Jury Spell Trouble For Trump?

Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in Washington, D.C., to further the investigation, and the jury has been operational for several weeks, the ‘Wall Street Journal’ reported on Thursday.

August 4, 2017
scaramucci

#EndorseThis: Scaramucci’s Steamy ‘President Show’ Farewell

The real Anthony Scaramucci lost his job on Monday, but the President Show iteration — played by Mario Cantone — hung around for three days to deliver his farewell address on Thursday night.

August 4, 2017
This Week In Crazy

This Week In Crazy: Alex Jones Drinks Bone Broth Chocolate Milk

Shadow government ruffians, alt-right “journalists,” and bone broth chocolate milk.

August 4, 2017
Chappelle

#EndorseThis: Dave Chappelle Amends ‘Give Trump A Chance’ Plea

In his monologue as host of Saturday Night Live in November, Dave Chappelle controversially encouraged Americans to “give Trump a chance.” Now, almost nine months into Trump’s presidency, the former Chappelle Show host is amending his plea.

August 3, 2017