Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade suggested Tuesday that protesters aligned with anti-fascist groups — known broadly as Antifa — in Portland and other American cities should be locked up and treated like Al-Qaeda members in interrogations.Asked on Fox Business Network about the ongoing unrest in Oregon, Washington and Michigan, Kilmeade said protests — which are largely centered on racial justice — will end “when the cops are empowered to stop it, when a mayor will go and use the resources of federal government to help stop it.”In the clip, first highlighted by Media Matters’ John Whitehouse, Kilmeade said law enforcement should deeply interrogate protesters affiliated with the loose network of groups known as Antifa. They should, he said, “sit there, lock them up, and interrogate them almost like you would Al-Qaeda because they are undermining our country the same way these Islamic extremists were doing it. We were dead serious about that. We are not dead serious about this.”Also Read: Trump Defends 17-Year-Old Vigilante Charged With Murder of 2 Kenosha ProtestersThe interrogation of Al-Qaeda members included waterboarding and was criticized widely, notably by the late Republican Sen. John McCain, who said in 2018, “The torture of detainees in U.S. custody during the last decade was one of the darkest chapters in American history.”In 2014, then-president Barack Obama said the interrogation “crossed a line” and was torture, warning against doing it again.“When we engaged in some of these enhanced interrogation techniques, techniques that I believe and I think any fair-minded person would believe were torture, we crossed a line,” the former president said. “And that needs to be … understood and accepted. And we have to, as a country, take responsibility for that so that hopefully we don’t do it again in the future.”Watch Kilmeade’s comments below:Brian Kilmeade likens protesters in the streets to Al Qaeda pic.twitter.com/kzXdwjza2d— John Whitehouse (@existentialfish) September 8, 2020Read original story Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade Suggests Treating Antifa Protesters Like Al-Qaeda in Interrogations At TheWrap
Donald Trump dislikes Barack Obama so much that he once filmed a video in which he berated and then “fired” an actor hired to impersonate the 44th president, according to ex-fixer Michael Cohen.Cohen said that Trump “ritualistically belittled” the actor, described as “Faux-Bama,” and then fired him. Cohen doesn’t say when the event took place or who the actor was, but he did include a photo, which has been published by CNN. See it below:NEW: In upcoming book, Michael Cohen writes Donald Trump's disdain for Obama was so extreme he hired a "Faux-Bama" to participate in a video in which he "ritualistically belittled the first black president and then fired him." He includes this photo: https://t.co/LGrqsUUrY2 pic.twitter.com/otwYW8VSmQ— Pervaiz Shallwani (@Pervaizistan) September 6, 2020The story is one of the many details from Cohen’s new Trump tell-all, “Disloyal: A Memoir,” that are beginning to trickle out ahead of the book’s release on Tuesday.Also Read: Trump Demands Fox News Fire Reporter Who Confirmed Report He Disparaged Troops (Video)According to both CNN and the Washington Post, Cohen also describes numerous instances in which Trump expressed openly racist sentiments about Obama and other Black leaders. In one notable incident that Cohen said happened after the 2008 election, Trump angrily said “tell me one country run by a black person that isn’t a s—hole … They are all complete f—ing toilets.” According to Cohen, Trump specifically cited South Africa, saying — again according to Cohen — “Mandela f—ed the whole country up. Now it’s a s—hole. F— Mandela. He was no leader.”Cohen also said Trump dismissed Obama’s Ivy League pedigree as solely due to “f—ing affirmative action,” and said Trump has a “low opinion of all black folks.”White House representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheWrap, but in a statement provided to The Washington Post, Trump press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said: “Michael Cohen is a disgraced felon and disbarred lawyer, who lied to Congress. He has lost all credibility, and it’s unsurprising to see his latest attempt to profit off of lies.”Read original story Trump Hates Obama So Much He Hired a Stand-In He Could Fire, Michael Cohen Says (Photo) At TheWrap
The tweet from Chadwick Boseman’s account announcing his death on Friday became the most liked tweet of all time, Twitter announced.“Most liked Tweet ever. A tribute fit for a King. WakandaForever,” said the notice from the official Twitter account on Saturday afternoon. Boseman’s verified account tweeted out a family statement confirming his death and revealing he was diagnosed with Stage III colon cancer in 2016, then battled the disease over the last four years as it advanced to Stage IV.pic.twitter.com/aZ2JzDf5ai— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020Also Read: Barack Obama Makes Twitter History With Charlottesville Response“A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much,” the statement read. “From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom and several more — all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy. It was the honor of his career to bring King T’Challa to life in Black Panther.”At press time Saturday afternoon, the tweet from Boseman’s account had 5.6 million likes. The previous record-holder was a tweet from former president Barack Obama, which currently has 4.3 million likes."No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…" pic.twitter.com/InZ58zkoAm— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) August 13, 2017Obama set the record in 2017 with a tweet about the violence at white supremacist rallies in Charlottesville, Virginia. The tweet features a photo of the former president peering into a window, face-to-face with some children of varying races. The photo was taken in 2011 when he was visiting his daughter Sasha’s school in Bethesda, Maryland.“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion…” the tweet read, quoting a famous creed from Nelson Mandela.Read original story Chadwick Boseman Tweet Announcing His Death Is Most Liked Tweet Ever At TheWrap
Barack Obama laid bare the stakes of the upcoming election, urging citizens on Wednesday to not allow their “cynicism” about government to allow those in power to take advantage of them.“Look, I understand why many Americans are down on government. The way the rules have been set up and abused in Congress make it easy for special interests to stop progress. Believe me, I know. I understand why a white factory worker who’s seen his wages cut or his job shipped overseas might feel like the government no longer looks out for him, and why a Black mother might feel like it never looked out for her at all. I understand why a new immigrant might look around this country and wonder whether there’s still a place for him here; why a young person might look at politics right now, the circus of it all, the meanness and the lies and crazy conspiracy theories and think, what’s the point?” Obama said at the Democratic National Convention.“Well, here’s the point: this president and those in power – those who benefit from keeping things the way they are – they are counting on your cynicism. They know they can’t win you over with their policies. So they’re hoping to make it as hard as possible for you to vote, and to convince you that your vote doesn’t matter. That’s how they win. That’s how they get to keep making decisions that affect your life, and the lives of the people you love. That’s how the economy will keep getting skewed to the wealthy and well-connected, how our health systems will let more people fall through the cracks. That’s how a democracy withers, until it’s no democracy at all,” he continued. “Do not let them take away your power. Do not let them take away your democracy.”Obama also offered a blunt critique of his White House successor and his performance in the job.“I have sat in the Oval Office with both of the men who are running for president. I never expected that my successor would embrace my vision or continue my policies. I did hope, for the sake of our country, that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously; that he might come to feel the weight of the office and discover some reverence for the democracy that had been placed in his care,” Obama said. “But he never did. He’s shown no interest in putting in the work; no interest in finding common ground; no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself and his friends; no interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves.”Obama’s speech came two days after former First Lady Michelle Obama’s impassioned remarks on Monday, in which she warned that the “chaos” in America would only continue to get worse if Trump was reelected and urged voters to support Joe Biden “like [their] lives depend on it.”Also Read: Michelle Obama: 'If You Think Things Cannot Possibly Get Worse, Trust Me -- They Can'In his Wednesday speech, the former president also pointed to the “consequences” of Trump’s presidency.“Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t. And the consequences of that failure are severe. 170,000 Americans dead. Millions of jobs gone while those at the top have taken more than ever. Our worst impulses unleashed, our proud reputation around the world badly diminished, and our democratic institutions threatened like never before,” Obama said.“Tonight, I am asking you to believe in Joe and Kamala’s ability to lead this country out of dark times and build it back better. But here’s the thing: no single American can fix this country alone. Democracy was never meant to be transactional – you give me your vote; I make everything better. So I am also asking you to believe in your own ability – to embrace your own responsibility as citizens – to make sure that the basic tenets of our democracy endure,” he said. “Because that’s what at stake right now. Our democracy.”Read his full remarks below:Good evening, everybody. As you’ve seen by now, this isn’t a normal convention. It’s not a normal time. So tonight, I want to talk as plainly as I can about the stakes in this election. Because what we do these next 76 days will echo through generations to come.I’m in Philadelphia, where our Constitution was drafted and signed. It wasn’t a perfect document. It allowed for the inhumanity of slavery and failed to guarantee women – and even men who didn’t own property – the right to participate in the political process. But embedded in this document was a North Star that would guide future generations; a system of representative government – a democracy – through which we could better realize our highest ideals. Through civil war and bitter struggles, we improved this Constitution to include the voices of those who’d once been left out. And gradually, we made this country more just, more equal, and more free.The one Constitutional office elected by all of the people is the presidency. So at minimum, we should expect a president to feel a sense of responsibility for the safety and welfare of all 330 million of us – regardless of what we look like, how we worship, who we love, how much money we have – or who we voted for.But we should also expect a president to be the custodian of this democracy. We should expect that regardless of ego, ambition, or political beliefs, the president will preserve, protect, and defend the freedoms and ideals that so many Americans marched for and went to jail for; fought for and died for.I have sat in the Oval Office with both of the men who are running for president. I never expected that my successor would embrace my vision or continue my policies. I did hope, for the sake of our country, that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously; that he might come to feel the weight of the office and discover some reverence for the democracy that had been placed in his care.But he never did. For close to four years now, he’s shown no interest in putting in the work; no interest in finding common ground; no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone but himself and his friends; no interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves.Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t. And the consequences of that failure are severe. 170,000 Americans dead. Millions of jobs gone while those at the top take in more than ever. Our worst impulses unleashed, our proud reputation around the world badly diminished, and our democratic institutions threatened like never before.Now, I know that in times as polarized as these, most of you have already made up your mind. But maybe you’re still not sure which candidate you’ll vote for – or whether you’ll vote at all. Maybe you’re tired of the direction we’re headed, but you can’t see a better path yet, or you just don’t know enough about the person who wants to lead us there.So let me tell you about my friend Joe Biden.Twelve years ago, when I began my search for a vice president, I didn’t know I’d end up finding a brother. Joe and I came from different places and different generations. But what I quickly came to admire about him is his resilience, born of too much struggle; his empathy, born of too much grief. Joe’s a man who learned – early on – to treat every person he meets with respect and dignity, living by the words his parents taught him: “No one’s better than you, Joe, but you’re better than nobody.”That empathy, that decency, the belief that everybody counts – that’s who Joe is.When he talks with someone who’s lost her job, Joe remembers the night his father sat him down to say that he’d lost his.When Joe listens to a parent who’s trying to hold it all together right now, he does it as the single dad who took the train back to Wilmington each and every night so he could tuck his kids into bed.When he meets with military families who’ve lost their hero, he does it as a kindred spirit; the parent of an American soldier; somebody whose faith has endured the hardest loss there is.For eight years, Joe was the last one in the room whenever I faced a big decision. He made me a better president – and he’s got the character and the experience to make us a better country.And in my friend Kamala Harris, he’s chosen an ideal partner who’s more than prepared for the job; someone who knows what it’s like to overcome barriers and who’s made a career fighting to help others live out their own American dream.Along with the experience needed to get things done, Joe and Kamala have concrete policies that will turn their vision of a better, fairer, stronger country into reality.They’ll get this pandemic under control, like Joe did when he helped me manage H1N1 and prevent an Ebola outbreak from reaching our shores.They’ll expand health care to more Americans, like Joe and I did ten years ago when he helped craft the Affordable Care Act and nail down the votes to make it the law.They’ll rescue the economy, like Joe helped me do after the Great Recession. I asked him to manage the Recovery Act, which jumpstarted the longest stretch of job growth in history. And he sees this moment now not as a chance to get back to where we were, but to make long-overdue changes so that our economy actually makes life a little easier for everybody – whether it’s the waitress trying to raise a kid on her own, or the shift worker always on the edge of getting laid off, or the student figuring out how to pay for next semester’s classes.Joe and Kamala will restore our standing in the world – and as we’ve learned from this pandemic, that matters. Joe knows the world, and the world knows him. He knows that our true strength comes from setting an example the world wants to follow. A nation that stands with democracy, not dictators. A nation that can inspire and mobilize others to overcome threats like climate change, terrorism, poverty, and disease.But more than anything, what I know about Joe and Kamala is that they actually care about every American. And they care deeply about this democracy.They believe that in a democracy, the right to vote is sacred, and we should be making it easier for people to cast their ballot, not harder.They believe that no one – including the president – is above the law, and that no public official – including the president – should use their office to enrich themselves or their supporters.They understand that in this democracy, the Commander-in-Chief doesn’t use the men and women of our military, who are willing to risk everything to protect our nation, as political props to deploy against peaceful protesters on our own soil. They understand that political opponents aren’t “un-American” just because they disagree with you; that a free press isn’t the “enemy” but the way we hold officials accountable; that our ability to work together to solve big problems like a pandemic depends on a fidelity to facts and science and logic and not just making stuff up.None of this should be controversial. These shouldn’t be Republican principles or Democratic principles. They’re American principles. But at this moment, this president and those who enable him, have shown they don’t believe in these things.Tonight, I am asking you to believe in Joe and Kamala’s ability to lead this country out of these dark times and build it back better. But here’s the thing: no single American can fix this country alone. Not even a president. Democracy was never meant to be transactional – you give me your vote; I make everything better. It requires an active and informed citizenry. So I am also asking you to believe in your own ability – to embrace your own responsibility as citizens – to make sure that the basic tenets of our democracy endure.Because that’s what at stake right now. Our democracy.Look, I understand why many Americans are down on government. The way the rules have been set up and abused in Congress make it easy for special interests to stop progress. Believe me, I know. I understand why a white factory worker who’s seen his wages cut or his job shipped overseas might feel like the government no longer looks out for him, and why a Black mother might feel like it never looked out for her at all. I understand why a new immigrant might look around this country and wonder whether there’s still a place for him here; why a young person might look at politics right now, the circus of it all, the meanness and the lies and crazy conspiracy theories and think, what’s the point?Well, here’s the point: this president and those in power – those who benefit from keeping things the way they are – they are counting on your cynicism. They know they can’t win you over with their policies. So they’re hoping to make it as hard as possible for you to vote, and to convince you that your vote doesn’t matter. That’s how they win. That’s how they get to keep making decisions that affect your life, and the lives of the people you love. That’s how the economy will keep getting skewed to the wealthy and well-connected, how our health systems will let more people fall through the cracks. That’s how a democracy withers, until it’s no democracy at all.We can’t let that happen. Do not let them take away your power. Don’t let them take away your democracy. Make a plan right now for how you’re going to get involved and vote. Do it as early as you can and tell your family and friends how they can vote too. Do what Americans have done for over two centuries when faced with even tougher times than this – all those quiet heroes who found the courage to keep marching, keep pushing in the face of hardship and injustice.Last month, we lost a giant of American democracy in John Lewis. Some years ago, I sat down with John and the few remaining leaders of the early Civil Rights Movement. One of them told me he never imagined he’d walk into the White House and see a president who looked like his grandson. Then he told me that he’d looked it up, and it turned out that on the very day that I was born, he was marching into a jail cell, trying to end Jim Crow segregation in the South.What we do echoes through the generations.Whatever our backgrounds, we’re all the children of Americans who fought the good fight. Great grandparents working in firetraps and sweatshops without rights or representation. Farmers losing their dreams to dust. Irish and Italians and Asians and Latinos told to go back where they came from. Jews and Catholics, Muslims and Sikhs, made to feel suspect for the way they worshipped. Black Americans chained and whipped and hanged. Spit on for trying to sit at lunch counters. Beaten for trying to vote.If anyone had a right to believe that this democracy did not work, and could not work, it was those Americans. Our ancestors. They were on the receiving end of a democracy that had fallen short all their lives. They knew how far the daily reality of America strayed from the myth. And yet, instead of giving up, they joined together and said somehow, some way, we are going to make this work. We are going to bring those words, in our founding documents, to life.I’ve seen that same spirit rising these past few years. Folks of every age and background who packed city centers and airports and rural roads so that families wouldn’t be separated. So that another classroom wouldn’t get shot up. So that our kids won’t grow up on an uninhabitable planet. Americans of all races joining together to declare, in the face of injustice and brutality at the hands of the state, that Black Lives Matter, no more, but no less, so that no child in this country feels the continuing sting of racism.To the young people who led us this summer, telling us we need to be better – in so many ways, you are this country’s dreams fulfilled. Earlier generations had to be persuaded that everyone has equal worth. For you, it’s a given – a conviction. And what I want you to know is that for all its messiness and frustrations, your system of self-government can be harnessed to help you realize those convictions.You can give our democracy new meaning. You can take it to a better place. You’re the missing ingredient – the ones who will decide whether or not America becomes the country that fully lives up to its creed.That work will continue long after this election. But any chance of success depends entirely on the outcome of this election. This administration has shown it will tear our democracy down if that’s what it takes to win. So we have to get busy building it up – by pouring all our effort into these 76 days, and by voting like never before – for Joe and Kamala, and candidates up and down the ticket, so that we leave no doubt about what this country we love stands for – today and for all our days to come.Stay safe. God bless. Read original story Barack Obama Urges Voters: ‘Do Not Let Them Take Away Your Democracy’ At TheWrap
President Donald Trump falsely accused former president Barack Obama of “treason” Tuesday morning, hours after former first lady Michelle Obama delivered a speech at the Democratic National Convention that deeply condemned Trump.Trump wrote in a series of tweets, “Somebody please explain to @MichelleObama that Donald J. Trump would not be here, in the beautiful White House, if it weren’t for the job done by your husband, Barack Obama. Biden was merely an afterthought, a good reason for that very late & unenthusiastic endorsement. My Administration and I built the greatest economy in history, of any country, turned it off, saved millions of lives, and now am building an even greater economy than it was before. Jobs are flowing, NASDAQ is already at a record high, the rest to follow. Sit back & watch!”He went on, attacking the Obama administration’s response to the H1N1 flu and accusing the media of favoritism before leveling the unsubstantiated accusation of spying and treason.Also Read: Michelle Obama: 'If You Think Things Cannot Possibly Get Worse, Trust Me -- They Can'“The ObamaBiden Administration was the most corrupt in history, including the fact that they got caught SPYING ON MY CAMPAIGN, the biggest political scandal in the history of our Country. It’s called Treason, and more. Thanks for your very kind words Michelle!” he wrote, repeating an accusation he made in June that was immediately debunked as there is no evidence Obama’s administration spied on Trump’s campaign.Former first lady Obama addressed the nation during the Democratic National Convention Monday, attacking Trump directly and saying he is “the wrong president for our country.”She urged support of former vice president Joe Biden, who is expected to accept the Democratic party’s nomination during the convention, and said of Trump, “If you think things cannot possibly get worse, trust me: they can, and they will if we don’t make a change in this election.”Read original story Trump Falsely Accuses Barack Obama of ‘Treason’ After Michelle Obama Convention Takedown At TheWrap
Michelle Obama, Demi Moore, Jessica Biel, Gisele Bündchen and other stars are giving dads their due.
Former president Barack Obama will give an address Wednesday in the wake of the police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd and the unrest and protests that have followed in the nine days since.The town hall, titled “Reimagining Policing in the Wake of Continued Police Violence,” will stream on Obama.org, where a banner currently invites viewers to tune in at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET.The event will also stream live on the Obama Foundation’s YouTube channel. That video is embedded above and will begin playing at 5 p.m. ET.Also Read: Rush Limbaugh Decries 'Senselessness' of George Floyd's Death on 'The Breakfast Club': 'It Sickens Me'Joining Obama to discuss reimagining policing will be a number of panelists. The panel includes activist Brittany Packnett Cunningham, Minneapolis city council representative Phillipe Cunningham, My Brother’s Keeper Alliance youth leader Playon Patrick, former attorney general Eric Holder and Color of Change president Rashad Robinson.The event is hosted by the MBK Alliance, which was started by Obama in the wake of the killing of Trayvon Martin in 2012.“Over 1,000 people are killed by police every year in America, and Black people are three times more likely to be killed than White people,” says the landing page for the town hall. “We can take steps and make reforms to combat police violence and systemic racism within law enforcement.”You can watch the live stream above this afternoon.Read original story Obama to Speak on George Floyd Killing and Unrest — Here’s How to Watch At TheWrap
"I pray for the souls and the families of those who were taken from us," the former first lady wrote on Instagram.
Former FEMA chief Craig Fugate stormed out of an MSNBC interview about coronavirus response Thursday, telling anchor Katy Tur, “I don’t have time to listen to b—s—.”The remark he didn’t “have time” for came from Andy Slavitt, the former acting administrator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services under President Barack Obama, who said Fugate wasn’t being “helpful” and argued that for the best coronavirus response, “We need a great partnership between the federal and state government.”That’s when Fugate — who cautioned against “waiting” for the federal government and said he’s “always believed the best way the federal government can support governors is to get out of their way, get them funding, use CDC to give guidance” — departed, yanking out his earpiece as he did.Also Read: Sean Hannity Insists He 'Never Called the Virus a Hoax' One Week After Doing Just That (Video)Tur tweeted after the incident, “We have always valued and appreciated @WCraigFugate‘s time and expertise. Tensions are obviously very high. We hope to have him back. We need people who know how things work now more than ever.”Slavitt responded to her, saying, “I certainly agree and really value @WCraigFugate. I certainly didn’t mean to upset him & extend an apology. Tense times.”Fugate tweeted, too, offering an apology: “Dear @MSNBC, @KatyTurNBC At the point I’m not helping, time to step back. Never was good at the talking head thing anyway. This is too critical of a time to let emotions get in the way. My apologies to you and your audience.”For good measure, Slavitt responded to that, too, again apologizing and assuring Fugate they are “on the same team.”Here's the moment when ex-FEMA administrator Craig Fugate pulled his mic off and said this was "bullshit" after Andy Slavitt sharply criticized his suggestions and said that he wasn't being "helpful" pic.twitter.com/Jfel84xLhS— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) March 19, 2020Read original story Former FEMA Head Craig Fugate Calls ‘Bulls–,’ Storms Off MSNBC Interview on Coronavirus Response At TheWrap
In what has become something of a tradition at Democratic primary events, protesters interrupted Joe Biden as the former vice president was about to deliver his closing remarks at the Las Vegas Democratic debate on Wednesday night.The protesters began shouting from the back of the room just after Biden was invited to speak. It was difficult to make out precisely what they were chanting while watching the debate on television, but early on, one protester could be heard saying “You deported 3 million people!,” a frequent criticism of the Obama administration’s immigration policies.Toward the end of the demonstration, which lasted around a minute, other members of the audience began cheering; it was not entirely clear if the cheering was in support of the protest or to drown it out. Biden began his closing remarks after the protesters were escorted out of the auditorium.Also Read: Elizabeth Warren Rips Michael Bloomberg Over His Response to Sexual Harassment NDAsMoments later, the activist wing of Immigrants-rights organization RAICES claimed credit for the demonstration. “We are interrupting @JoeBiden at the DemDebate chanting DontLookAway and NoKidsInCages. We need a Democratic candidate to adopt the MigrantJusticePlatform and commit themselves to improve the lives of migrants and refugees!,” the organization said on Twitter.For his part, Biden looked around silently as he waited for the demonstration to stop.It was actually the fourth time protesters have interrupted a Democratic primary event, and the second time it’s happened to Biden. Protestors interrupted him during the third round of Democratic debates in September 2018, just as the former Delaware senator was preparing to answer a question about how he has responded to professional setbacks and resilience.In that instance, the chanting was audible but not clearly identifiable due to the location of the protesters and fact they weren’t chanting in unison, but activist Jess Davidson, who attended the debate, said they were shouting, “We are DACA recipients. Our lives are at risk.”Protesters also interrupted New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s opening remarks during the Democratic debate in July. And in October, trans rights protesters interrupted Pete Buttigieg during a CNN town hall.WATCH: Protesters interrupt the DemDebate as the debate nears end. pic.twitter.com/pybqj99BKE– MSNBC (@MSNBC) February 20, 2020 Read original story Protesters Interrupt Biden’s Closing Remarks at Nevada Democratic Debate At TheWrap
For the first time ever, President Donald Trump tied with his predecessor, Barack Obama, as the most admired man in America this year, according to the annual poll from Gallup. 2019 marks Obama’s 12th year at the top of the list, tying him with former president Dwight Eisenhower.Trump has never before topped the list, which is compiled by asking Americans to name which living man and woman they admire most. The question is open-ended.Overall, both the 44th and 45th president were the most admired man alive for 18% of American adults. The split along each man’s 18% followed party lines: 41% of Democrats chose Obama and 45% of Republicans chose Trump.Others who were named this year include Tesla founder Elon Musk, former president Jimmy Carter and Vermont senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. No other man besides Trump and Obama was mentioned by more than 2% of respondents.Also Read: Michael Moore Predicts Trump Will Win Reelection in 2020: His Base Is 'Even More Rabid'According to Gallup, the incumbent U.S. president is usually the choice for America’s most admired living man. Out of 72 prior polls, the incumbent president has earned the distinction 58 times.“When the incumbent president is not the choice, it is usually because he is unpopular politically,” Gallup noted, “which was the case for Trump in 2017 (36% approval rating) and 2018 (40%).”Trump’s approval rating in 2019 is up to 45%.Former first lady Michelle Obama topped the survey of America’s most admired woman with 10% of the vote, down from 15% in 2018. Melania Trump finished second with 5%, followed by a three-way tie between Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and teen climate-change activist Greta Thunberg, each with 3%.Read original story Donald Trump Ties Barack Obama as Most Admired Man of 2019 in New Gallup Poll At TheWrap
Olivia Wilde tweeted her shock at being included on the former president's list of the year's best films.
“If you look at the world and look at the problems it's usually old people, usually old men, not getting out of the way.” He said.
Since leaving the White House, Barack Obama is still maintaining a high profile as he travels across continents to deliver his views on the state of the world including on the current US administration, and has entered into the entertainment and publishing arenas.
The former US President, 58, and former First Lady, 55, celebrated their 27th wedding anniversary yesterday.
Harry Styles successfully set the Internet alight this week with his second Rolling Stone cover.The now-viral topless shoot for the magazine’s September issue arrives amid news that the star is planning his next Hollywood move with the 25-year-old ready to talk, “sex, psychedelics and the secrets of stardom”.But it’s not the first Rolling Stone cover to get the public talking: the US publication is famed for its A-list models.From Janet Jackson’s controversial 1993 shoot to Halsey’s empowering message to women, these are some of the most memorable Rolling Stone covers in years gone by.
David Attenborough is the famous face British people would most like to see treated to a movie biopic, according to a new survey.