Sunday, April 29, 2018
The Full speech below: (If this doesn't play click here)
POLITICS = HUFFPOST
Of course Trump's "counter-programming" by finding somewhere else called Washington where he was popular and delivering a wild stream of lunatic conscious speech is being covered everywhere, including on Fox. Someone, possibly a plant, started shouting "Nobel" when Trump claimed that a success in Korea would be all his doing. Immediately the entire audience becan the chant, Nobel, Nobel, Nobel.
If you watched the video and aren't familiar with the book, or the Hulu TV version of The Handmaids Tale, you probably don't know why comparing Sarah Sanders to Aunt Lydia was such an on target remark. My sense was that the lack of audience response deomnstrated that few in the room knew who she was.
She is the cruel, psychopathic, oversear of all the handmaids. She took great pleasure in having the handmaids stone one of their brethern to death. I hope she comes to a well deserved end at the hands of the handmaids.
This is how Maureen Dowd put it this morning in her NY Times column:
For a president who constantly reminds us how frank he is, Trump seldom interacts with the press. On the rare occasions when he does, his remarks don’t always provide a clear indication of what he’s thinking. By contrast, his body language — with Macron and in other sometimes-bizarre interactions with leaders — seems to reveal something more essential, more consistent, about his mind-set. It’s here we see the man as he really is.
Joy Reid is on TV now. She is addresing the allegations against her on a very different matter than what Tom Brokaw has responded to (below). Hopefully you will be able to watch her show later in the day (here) if you missed seeing it live. This is a clip of her introductory remarks.
The chance of false accusations of sexual harassment being leveled against people in this era of #MeToo must to be taken seriously. When it comes to "he said she said" situation you have to make your own decision as to who you are going to believe.
This is Tom Brokaw's side of the allegations being made against him.
Here's the letter signed by former female colleagues including Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchen, Stephanie Ruhl, Kristin Welker, Kelly O'Donnell, and Maria Schriver. Mika Brzezinski also voiced her support for the journalist, tweeting, "Add me to the list."
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