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Monday, December 09, 2019

#EndorseThis: Kimmel Debuts His Own Trump-Romney Campaign Ad – And It’s Beautiful

Every politician reverses herself on a topic sooner or later. Smart leaders measure words carefully on each issue, knowing that foes will cast any minuscule change as a waffle. “Actually, what I said was…” is a popular quote during debates. Even if a candidate seems to have moved her position slightly, it’s not spelled out in black and white.

Enter President Trump, who shamelessly contradicts himself on a daily basis. Worse, typically-sane GOP candidates are taking Trump’s example and joining in.

In today’s clip, Jimmy Kimmel pokes a pachyderm-sized hole in The Donald’s laughable endorsement of Mitt Romney for U.S. Senate. The late night host debuts his version of a Trump-endorses-Romney campaign ad highlighting all of the terrible things the duo said about each other in 2016. That is, before it became expedient to pretend 2016 never happened.

From “worthless as a degree from Trump University” to “thank you Mr. President?” Not smart, Mitt. Very, very not smart.

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Mohammed bin Salman, left, and Donald Trump

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It’s not often that an article in Golfweek sets the tone for the actual week, but on Saturday the premier journal of hitting small balls with sticks noted continuing problems for the nascent LIV Golf tour. The schedule of tournaments isn’t full. The roster of big name players that LIV needs to make itself seem a legit competitor to the 93-year-old PGA Tour have failed to materialize. The team-based structure of LIV has failed to create the kind of rivalries that the creators suggested would help raise interest in the new offering.

However, all those concerns could turn out to be minor. That’s because a court case in California, where LIV has filed an antitrust suit against the PGA, has gone in a direction that LIV definitely, definitely did not want. While fighting back against this suit, the PGA has sought to compel discovery about the real sources behind the fund picking up the ticket on LIV’s considerable expenses. As it happens, a slip of the tongue from a LIV attorney during the trial revealed that the fund owns 93% of LIV Golf and covers all of its expenses.

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Fox News has almost completely neglected to cover breaking news developments in a series of shootings that targeted the homes of multiple Democratic officials in New Mexico, neglecting a story that would potentially call further attention to the network’s own promotion of conspiracy theories about voter fraud.

On Monday, an Albuquerque SWAT team arrested Solomon Pena, naming him as the suspected “mastermind” behind a series of drive-by shootings at the homes of four local Democratic elected officials, including two county commissioners as well as the incoming speaker of the state House. Nobody was injured in the shootings, but in one instance bullets went through the bedroom of a 10-year-old girl while she was asleep.

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