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Monday, April 23, 2018

Smaller Than Ever: Trump Bans Democrats From First State Dinner

Reprinted with permission from Shareblue.com

In a troublingly familiar move, Trump has banned congressional Democrats from attending his first state dinner. It’s a petulant rebuke of American tradition.

On Tuesday, Trump will host French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House. But unlike his two immediate predecessors, he hasn’t invited any congressional members of the Democratic Party to attend, including leaders like Rep. Nancy Pelosi or Sen. Chuck Schumer. He has also excluded members of the media.

Lea Berman, social secretary under George W. Bush, told Politico, “It is a break with tradition.” Jeremy Bernard, President Barack Obama’s social secretary added, “It certainly doesn’t add any feeling of harmony” to completely exclude an entire party.…

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#EndorseThis: Trevor Noah Compares Trump’s Foreign Policy To A Cheesy 80s Sitcom

They say a blind hog still finds an acorn. But even a hog couldn’t be quite as hammy as President Donald J. Trump.

Today’s priceless clip shows comic Trevor Noah unable to control his mirth when Trump, finally granted a lone success story with CIA chief Mike Pompeo’s “secret” trip to visit DPRK dictator Kim Jong-un, breathlessly spills the beans in front of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a stunned media contingent. That’s after 45 had already tweeted about it, of course.

Trevor nails Trump for putting showmanship above White House protocol, comparing the President’s handling of foreign affairs to a cheesy sitcom from the 1980s.…

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Danziger: Four Years Of Living Dangerously

Jeff Danziger lives in New York City. He is represented by CWS Syndicate and the Washington Post Writers Group. He is the recipient of the Herblock Prize and the Thomas Nast (Landau) Prize. He served in the US Army in Vietnam and was awarded the Bronze Star and the Air Medal. He has published eleven books of cartoons and one novel. Visit him at DanzigerCartoons.com.