The National  Memo Logo

Smart. Sharp. Funny. Fearless.

Monday, December 09, 2019 {{ new Date().getDay() }}

Samantha Bee examines all the latest disasters from the world of Donald Trump, covering his foreign tour, his incoherent tweeting, and the travails of his son-in-law. Following a hilarious review of the “covfefe” kerfuffle, she foresees a grim future where the president’s criminal defense lawyers vet all of his precious tweets, and Jared Kushner ends up in prison (prompting Ivanka to publish a memoir of her life as a single mom, cribbed from #BlackLivesMatter activists with jailed husbands).

Sam is just brimming with tart observations about the president and his entourage, even including the physician who provided Trump’s bogus campaign check-up last year — or as Sam puts it, “that Venice Beach hobo you call a doctor.”

Yes, this girl is on fire. Just like our country.

Advertising

Start your day with National Memo Newsletter

Know first.

The opinions that matter. Delivered to your inbox every morning

Roger Stone, left, and Alex Jones

Photo by Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

Scene 1:

The study at the Bedminster Golf Club. Donald Trump is meeting with a visitor, his former international trade advisor and January 6th co-conspirator, Peter Navarro.

TRUMP: Jared’s memoir? No, not going to read it, Peter. Nope, not a snowball’s chance in Hell’s Kitchen.

Keep reading... Show less

Albert Woodfox passed away on August 4, 2022. In what’s believed to be the record for the longest stint in solitary in American history, Woodfox spent approximately 43 years alone in a 6-by-9-foot cell in the Louisiana State Penitentiary, colloquially called Angola, the name of the plantation that once occupied the same land.

The circumstances of his incarceration are as mind-boggling as the length of time Woodfox languished in loneliness. Along with an inmate named Herman Wallace, Woodfox was falsely accused — and wrongly convicted twice — of killing a corrections officer. Woodfox, Wallace, and another inmate were known for their indefinite placement in segregation and were dubbed the “Angola 3.”

Keep reading... Show less
{{ post.roar_specific_data.api_data.analytics }}