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.”
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 […]
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.
Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci — a “human pinky ring,” the “human embodiment of a double-parked BMW,” “The only magician you could get on short notice” — got the “Closer Look” treatment from Late Night host Seth Meyers on Monday.
For approximately the last month, recently departed press secretary Sean Spicer’s blunders took place behind closed doors since the White House instilled a no-cameras policy for daily briefings. In that time, one was easily liable to forget just how incompetent Spicer actually was. So, as a farewell bid, The Daily Show compiled some of his greatest hits to jog one’s memory.
According to an unsubstantiated dossier that BuzzFeed News had the abandon to publish in full in January, President Trump (then just a questionably wealthy pariah) hired a gaggle of prostitutes to “perform a ‘golden showers’ (urination) show in front of him” on the bed in the Ritz-Carlton Moscow’s “presidential suite” — room 1101 — where then-President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama had stayed during a diplomatic visit to Russia.
“Everybody’s trying to convert wishful thinking into hard evidence,” the administration’s loyal spin doctor, Kellyanne Conway, told Good Morning America‘s George Stephanopoulos on Monday, shortly after hard evidence emerged of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. Don’t hold your breath waiting for Conway to admit her screw-up. FULL INTERVIEW: @GStephanopoulos interviews @KellyannePolls following latest […]
Now that Senator Al Franken (D-MN) has decided that it’s safe to be funny again, he’s back with a vengeance. He’s published a new book that’s hilarious — and he’s making a series of videos on climate change. In the kickoff, he offers an insulting analogy between quack doctors and climate-denialists, both of whom would […]
On July 4, 1776, Britain learns that America really wants to be free — and the break-up as depicted by Funny Or Die does not go well. If the relationship between colonies and kingdom had been intimate and personal, the end might have been very awkward indeed. The dominating Brit doesn’t quite get it until […]
How uplifting to have John Oliver break down the madness that now constitutes our daily news feed from the White House — such as the latest emissions from Donald Trump on the “tapes” he brandished on Twitter to threaten James Comey. In a White House interview with Fox News, Trump finally confessed last week that […]
Trying to understand why Democrat Jon Ossoff narrowly lost to Republican Karen Handel in that special election for Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District? Not quite enough black voters were motivated to turn out, according to some analysts, while others say Republicans were even more motivated by the prospect of a Democratic victory. But as Samantha […]
These aren’t fun times for Donald Trump, who felt disappointed when the nation didn’t rise up to sing “Happy Birthday” in unison as he turned 71 last week. He even got dissed in the Oval Office by the president of Panama,who muttered “100 years ago” when Trump sounded as if he was taking credit for […]
There is no more talented comic actor working today than Kate McKinnon, the Saturday Night Live star renowned for her portrayal of Kellyanne Conway. But she also does a mean Jeff Sessions impression — and admits that he’s her favorite. So McKinnon felt slightly frustrated this week when the attorney general showed up to defend […]
Commenting on Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ Senate Intelligence Committee testimony on Tuesday, Meyers flashes back to his earlier appearance before the before the Judiciary Committee, when he wrongly told Senator Al Franken (D-MN) that he’d had no contact with Russian officials in 2016. Meyers freezes the camera on Sessions’ face after that exchange — a moment that is worth the click all by itself.
For the ultimate unpacking of the facts that now threaten Trump’s presidency, we turn today to John Oliver — who emphasizes what the former FBI director declined ” to discuss in an open setting.” As he notes with typical perspicacity, the president has become a walking “logical paradox,” citing what he says was James Comey’s […]
On the eve of James Comey’s appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a Trump-affiliated political action committee spent dark money to strike at the former FBI director with an attack ad. As Stephen Colbert observed, this barrage was yet another violation of American political norms by the Trump crew. The attack ad, aired on the […]
Surveying our political wreckage, Bill Maher observes that the culture of the American presidency under Trump is coming to resemble the kind of backward dictatorships that we used to despise (and most of us still do), with surging nepotism, corruption, pomposity, and authoritarian tendencies. Topping it all off is the absurdly exaggerated praise routinely heaped upon the president by courtiers and other toadies
Stephen Colbert isn’t impressed by the grandiose title affixed to Trump’s first federal budget, “A New Foundation For American Greatness,” and notes that the president and his budget director Mick Mulvaney are “building that new foundation for American greatness on the ground-up bones of poor people.”
Noting that “Trump gave Obama a ton of grief for bowing to the Saudi king,” Colbert said, “no way was he going to bow.” But the tape tells a different story: “Wait, there he is, going from the knees, and a bow — and a curtsey! He did a little curtsey at the end there, very nice.”
For John Oliver, the current barrage of scandals engulfing the Trump administration isn’t “Kremlingate” or “Trump/Russia.” Harkening back to a simpler time, he calls it “Stupid Watergate” — a national trauma with all the potential implications of the events that brought down Richard Nixon, “but where everyone is stupid and bad at everything.”
What the Daily Show host offers, aside from a pungent, highly instructive review of Trump scandal developments since the Comey firing, is a quick lesson in why nearly 40 percent of Americans don’t quite comprehend the hoodlum character of this president and his associates.
The way that Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough finish each other’s sentences on Morning Joe — now that they’ve announced their engagement — is too cute. But Kellyanne Conway probably isn’t charmed, because today MSNBC’s fun couple chattered on about her . And what they said wasn’t flattering.
Samantha Bee begins with Ivanka’s bizarre repetition of an invented verb — “architecting” — and charts the downward literary trajectory of the First Daughter’s new book. Given her facility with our language, it’s not surprising that Ivanka relies almost entirely on material “borrowed” from others, tarted up with lots of fancy typefaces.
Seth Meyers asks why Paul Ryan — who complained so righteously about the process when Obamacare passed in 2009 — rammed through the Trumpcare bill with far less scrutiny and ceremony than the Democratic bill endured back then.
More than seven million people have watched Jimmy Kimmel’s gripping, heartfelt monologue about his newborn son’s heart surgery — and his message about health insurance for all — on YouTube this week.