Conservative Denver radio station 710 KNUS fired host and former district attorney Craig Silverman during his broadcast Saturday after he criticized Donald Trump, according to the Denver Post.Silverman told the paper he was taken off the air for replaying a 2015 interview with Trump surrogate Roger Stone, who was found guilty on seven federal charges on Friday including witness tampering.In the interview, Silverman told Stone that one of his biggest concerns with Trump was his connection to Roy Cohn, who assisted Joseph McCarthy in the House Committee on Un-American Activities in the 1950s and later served as Trump’s personal lawyer. The Colorado radio station promptly took Silverman off the air and removed the webpage for his show from their site.Also Read: Trump Attacks Ousted Ukraine Ambassador Mid-Hearing, Schiff Suggests It's 'Witness Tampering'You can listen to that 2015 interview below:Here is my 12.31.15 interview w RogerStone – recorded as I filled in for Dan Caplis & then re-played when I filled in for Boyles on @710KNUS . My favorite part, when we talked about Roy Cohn and him introducing Cohn to Trump during Reagan run in 1980. https://t.co/Uml7NIKUjg— Craig Silverman (@craigscolorado) November 15, 2019“Sad day for Colorado and the First Amendment,” Colorado State Rep. Dylan Roberts tweeted about the dismissal. “Toe the Trump line instead of talking about law and facts if you want a show? ‘Sad…as our President would say.'”Silverman, who hosted “The Craig Silverman Show” on Saturdays mornings for more than five years, thanked Roberts for his support and said he would not back down from criticizing the Trump administration.Also Read: Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile Tells Bill Maher She Hopes Roger Stone 'Roasts in Hell'“I cannot and will not toe strict Trump party line,” Silverman replied to Roberts’ tweet. “I call things as I see them. I see corruption and blatant dishonesty by President and his cronies. I also see bullying/smearing of American heroes w/courage to take oath and tell truth. Their bravery inspires me.”In a subsequent tweet, Silverman wrote, “The 95% nice reaction to my firing has been most appreciated. That is a strange sentence to write but it has been a strange Saturday.”Silverman is scheduled to tell his story Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with Brian Stelter.Read original story Conservative Denver Radio Host Fired Midshow After Criticizing Trump At TheWrap
Joe Scarborough recapped the events of the previous night on Wednesday’s “Morning Joe” with a touch of fatigue: “It gets old saying, ‘This was the worst day of the Trump presidency.'”“I don’t know that this was the worst day of the Trump presidency,” the MSNBC co-host admitted, but cited “three huge strikes” that made Tuesday a rough one for President Trump.These were made up of the “absolutely devastating” testimony of U.S. ambassador to the E.U., Gordon Sondland, before the House committees leading the impeachment probe; “losing the reddest of red states” in Tuesday’s state elections; and “watching all of the red bleed out of Virginia” as Democrats took control of the legislature for the first time in decades, “so now it is a completely blue state.”Also Read: 'Morning Joe' Overwhelmed After 'One of the Most Significant News Days' in Trump PresidencyScarborough and co-host Willie Geist pointed out for “Morning Joe” viewers that Trump made a voting plea on behalf of Virginia Republicans and backed GOP Kentucky governor Matt Bevin, who as of Wednesday morning, appeared to have lost to Democratic challenger Andy Beshear.Bevin, Geist said, was “a very unpopular governor,” but “the entire impetus of his campaign was he was like Donald Trump. He attached himself at the hip to Donald Trump.”Also Read: Colbert Gloats a Tiny Bit Over Trump Official Who Reversed His Impeachment Inquiry Testimony (Video)He continued, “Donald Trump can’t run away from this. Republicans cannot run away from the fact that a Donald Trump-backed candidate probably lost — he has not conceded yet but probably lost — the governorship in a state that President Trump won, again, by 30 points.”“Bevin was ahead by five percentage points in the polls before Donald Trump came to the state!” exclaimed Scarborough. “Donald Trump cost him five-and-a-half, six percentage points by they one rally!”Then, Scarborough leaned toward the camera and addressed the president directly: “Donald. Come here. Get a little closer. Donald. Bevin was ahead, son!”Read original story Joe Scarborough: Declaring the New ‘Worst Day’ in Trump’s Presidency Is Getting Old At TheWrap
Jim Carrey’s latest political cartoon leaves little to the imagination.Titled “Welcome to Nancy’s Wheelhouse,” the NSFW illustration features House Speaker Nancy Pelosi banging a gavel down on President Donald Trump’s exposed genitals. The President is shown reeling back in pain.Though the comedian has created numerous Trump-related satirical cartoons before, this is one of Carrey’s most graphic to date. He also opted not to share the image directly on his Twitter account, as he has done in the past, and instead directed interested viewers to a separate website with the disclaimer “intended for mature audiences.”This is a cartoon I call “Welcome to Nancy’s Wheelhouse”. It’s intended for mature audiences. https://t.co/BqDv8prvm8— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) November 1, 2019The illustration, published on Friday, comes a day after the House of Representatives voted in favor of a resolution formalizing the impeachment inquiry proceedings. The inquiry is now moving into its next public-facing side, and the House Intelligence Committee will begin leading public hearings.Also Read: Impeachment Update: House Approves Resolution to Formalize InquiryAs for Carrey, 2020 will also be an eventful year aside from the presidential election. On May 5, 2020, the comedian will be releasing a novel titled “Memoirs and Misinformation.” The book is described as a “fearless and semi-autobiographical deconstruction of persona” and will discuss Carrey’s experiences with “acting, Hollywood, agents, celebrity, privilege, friendship, loneliness, romance, addiction to relevance, fear of personal erasure, growing up in Canada, and a cataclysmic ending of the world.”You can see Carrey’s NSFW illustration here.Read original story Jim Carrey Busts Donald Trump With NSFW Cartoon About House Impeachment Inquiry Vote At TheWrap
On Friday morning, the hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” looked back on how the impeachment inquiry into President Trump is going, labeling the GOP shameless in its handling of the situation.“We’ve heard grave warnings this week about wild conspiracies profiting off the presidency and the one person in Washington turning the country upside-down,” said Mika Brzezinski.“Only those warnings weren’t about President Trump. They weren’t at President Trump and they weren’t coming from the Democrats.”Also Read: Fox News' Ingraham Defends Questioning Lt Col Vindman's Patriotism: 'Service Does Not Insulate Him From Criticism'After rolling clips of Republicans criticizing the impeachment inquiry and officials involved in it, Brzezinski suggested “that could be called ‘the art of projection.'”Joe Scarborough cut in: “It could also be called ‘shamelessness.'”Also Read: Impeachment Update: House Approves Resolution to Formalize InquiryThe former GOP representative noted, “Back in the late ’90s, during the last impeachment, there were a lot of Republicans who talked about ‘the death of shame.’ Even the New Republic talked about ‘the death of shame.’ Well, here we are 20 years later and there you see it among people who actually act like they’re in a personality cult, people who have spent their entire life enriched by their father’s last name.”He called it “breathtaking” that Republicans would vote against even an inquiry into “whether the Commander-in-Chief compromised national security.”Ultimately, Scarborough said, it’s “just sad.”“But you know what? That’s how they’ll be remembered by history and it’s not going to be pretty,” he concluded.Read original story ‘Morning Joe’ Accuses Pro-Trump Republicans of ‘Shamelessness’ After Impeachment Inquiry Vote At TheWrap
Donald Trump is now a Florida man.The president, who was born and raised in Queens, has lived most of his life in New York City, and ran in 2016 as a candidate from New York, filed for a change in primary residency from Manhattan to Palm Beach, Florida, the New York Times first reported on Thursday.In documents filed with the Palm Beach County Circuit Court, Trump — along with his wife, Melania — listed his Mar-a-Lago resort as his primary residence.Also Read: Impeachment Update: House Approves Resolution to Formalize Inquiry“If I maintain another place or places of abode in some other state or states, I hereby declare that my above-described residence and abode in the State of Florida constitutes my predominant and principal home, and I intend to continue it permanently as such,” the document states.Listed among his “other places of abode” are the White House and his private New Jersey golf club.The White House declined to comment on the reasons why he changed his primary residence to Florida, but an anonymous source told the Times that he did so “for tax purposes.” By officially moving from New York, Trump will be able to avoid the state’s 9 percent tax rate and the city’s 4 percent tax rate. The change in residency to Florida also gives Trump access to Florida’s lack of state income and inheritance taxes.However, Trump himself later contradicted that explanation. “Unfortunately, despite the fact that I pay millions of dollars in city, state and local taxes each year, I have been treated very badly by the political leaders of both the city and state. Few have been treated worse<” he tweeted Thursday evening.Since his inauguration, Trump has spent a total of 99 days at Mar-a-Lago, according to NBC News. He has been in office for over a thousand days.Read original story Donald Trump Becomes Resident of Florida, Says He Did It Because New York Leaders Treated Him ‘Very Badly’ At TheWrap
Fox News’ Laura Ingraham responded Tuesday night to condemnation she received for a segment on her Monday show that questioned the patriotism and loyalty of National Security Council member, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, who was set to testify in the impeachment probe.Democrats “think they finally found their star witness: Army vet Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a Purple Heart recipient and a White House NSC staffer,” she said. “While we of course salute Vindman’s service to this country, that service does not insulate him or any member of the armed services from criticism or scrutiny, especially when they’re still on active duty.”Also Read: Fox News' Laura Ingraham Criticized for Panel Suggesting White House Official Could Be Double AgentIngraham then aired some of the numerous clips of various network hosts, anchors and guests expressing outrage at criticism of him Tuesday.“Let’s face it,” she said. “If the lieutenant colonel had been on the call and dismissed any wrongdoing by the president, Democrats and the media probably wouldn’t sound like this.”Also Read: MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace Calls Conservative Pundits 'Chickens--' for Questioning White House Official's Patriotism (Video)On Tuesday, Vindman, who is a Ukrainian-born refugee, testified about the phone call between President Trump and the Ukrainian president that started the entire impeachment probe. On Monday’s “The Ingraham Angle,” guest John Yoo suggested involvement in “espionage” in a discussion of the official and his then-impending testimony.No one on Monday’s Fox News program offered any proof of “espionage.”Later on Tuesday, after Ingraham’s segment had been criticized by CNN and MSNBC’s morning show anchors, MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace went on-air to deride the unproven “espionage” claims. Responding to the clip of Yoo saying, “Some people might call that espionage,” Wallace said. “Except those people aren’t chickens–t like the three of you and they know that he passed a background check that the president’s daughter and son-in-law didn’t.”Read original story Fox News’ Ingraham Defends Questioning Lt Col Vindman’s Patriotism: ‘Service Does Not Insulate Him From Criticism’ At TheWrap
On Monday, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania welcomed local children and military families on the South Portico for trick-or-treating.
CNN’s media team took on White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham over the weekend, saying that she declines to come on the network’s Sunday show and doesn’t fulfill the “traditional duties” of her role.In a statement to TheWrap Monday, Grisham responded by saying: “This weekend was no different than any other day when it comes to CNN.”Her reaction came after CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy pointed out on Saturday that with Grisham at the helm of President Trump’s communications team, “It’s not like the old days.”Also Read: White House Press Secretary Defends Trump Calling Opponents 'Human Scum': They 'Are Just That'“Back in the old days, we had a White House press secretary,” he said. “Now, it seems like we have someone who’s occupying the office of the White House press secretary.“We have someone who has the title of White House press secretary, but not someone fulfilling the traditional duties of the White House press secretary: Going out every single day in front of the cameras, taking questions from reporters, briefing the American public — because it’s briefing the American public that they’re doing, not just reporters — about what the White House is doing on behalf of them.”Also Read: White House Press Secretary Defends G7 Coming to Trump Property: The Trump Brand Is 'Known'Darcy continued, referencing Grisham’s appearances on Sinclair and Fox News: “Instead, what you have is someone who is going on the president’s favorite shows, the friendliest corners of the world for the president and this administration, and trashing the president’s critics. Stephanie Grisham might have the title of White House press secretary, but she’s really White House press secretary in name only, if you will.”Last week on “Fox & Friends,” Grisham defended the president’s use of the words “human scum” to describe “never-Trump” Republicans. During a previous appearance on Fox News’ morning show, she confirmed daily press briefings will not be coming back. She said at the time some reporters were “getting famous off this presidency.”Also Read: White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham Confirms Televised Briefings Won't Return Soon: Reporters Were 'Getting Famous' From ItDuring that appearance in September, Grisham reiterated her stance that Trump is his own best spokesperson, which she also said during an August appearance on Sinclair’s “America This Week.”CNN’s chief media correspondent Brian Stelter noted during his “Reliable Sources” on Sunday that Grisham “acts more like a propaganda minister than a press secretary.” He highlighted her slamming former White House chief of staff as being “totally unequipped to handle the genius of our great president” and her likening the impeachment inquiry to “a mob-lynching type of situation” as examples.On the show, in a subsequent tweet and, finally, in his nightly newsletter, Stelter posed Grisham a question: “If you are so proud and so confident in the ‘genius’ of ‘our great president,’ why don’t you restore the daily press briefings and tout his accomplishments and take questions?”A spokesperson for CNN declined additional comment, but referred TheWrap to Darcy and Stelter’s statements from the weekend.Also in Stelter’s newsletter: “Every week, the ‘Reliable Sources’ team invites Grisham on the program for an interview. Every week, she declines.”Read original story White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham Dismisses CNN’s Criticism: ‘No Different Than Any Other Day’ At TheWrap
The 37-year-old daughter of US President Donald Trump married Kushner, 38, ten years ago today.
The hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” broke down for viewers Friday what it’s like to select a lead story for a morning show in the wake of a big political news day, which saw the death of a sitting congressman and the continued fallout from President Trump ordering that U.S. troops be withdrawn from northern Syria.Spoiler alert: It’s hard.Co-host Mika Brzezinski asked, “What do you lead with this morning?”Also Read: 'The President Show' Star Anthony Atamanuik Reads That Trump Letter to Turkey's President (Video)She then shared a series of Thursday night tweets from contributor Charlie Sykes, who wondered the same thing and listed all of the related headlines:Helluva news cycle: what do you lead with?*Mulvaney’s admission of a quid pro quo in Ukraine? *The G-7 Trump Doral grift? *Trumps awful Syria deal?… or *The president’s apparent endorsement of ethnic cleansing?*The apparent collapse of the Trump stonewall? *Rick Perry’s escape? *Sundland breaking with Trump story? *Elijah Cummings? *Romney’s dramatic floor speech on Syria?Also Read: Trump Still Most Tweeted-About Politician During 4th Democratic DebateBrzezinski noted, “And not on Charlie’s list: the admiral who led the raid to take out Osama bin Laden saying it’s time for a new person in the Oval Office as former Defense Secretary James Mattis roasts Donald Trump.”Co-host Joe Scarborough pointed out that with so much news to go over, the hosts and panel ran the risk of not conveying the seriousness. He worried that someone who just woke up and turned on the show might not realize “yesterday was one of the most significant days” in Trump’s administration.Trump’s decision to withdraw troops in northern Syria leaves America’s Kurdish allies vulnerable to an attack from Turkish forces. This week he appeared to urge Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan not to invade and attack the Kurds, who have been an ally to America in the fight against ISIS.Read original story ‘Morning Joe’ Overwhelmed After ‘One of the Most Significant News Days’ in Trump Presidency At TheWrap
Matt Stone and Trey Parker's satirical puppet comedy 'Team America: World Police' has new relevance in the era of Donald Trump.
Jim Carrey’s ready for the impeachment inquiry into Donald Trump.Sharing another one of his political satires on Twitter, the “Kidding” actor turned to the “Die Hard” franchise for inspiration, depicting a Hans Gruber-esque Trump, holding a gun, falling into a blue abyss — an image taken straight out of the 1998 film. Carrey also accompanied his illustration with Bruce Willis’s catchphrase from the series, writing “Yippie-ki-yay MF!” in the post.Yippie-ki-yay MF! pic.twitter.com/RsGDodXGu3— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) September 26, 2019The illustration comes two days after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House of Representatives would begin a formal impeachment inquiry into Trump. The announcement coincided with mounting concern from lawmakers over a whistleblower complaint against the president that claimed he sought to use foreign power from Ukraine for his own political gain during a phone call. A memo based on the call in question, released by the White House, shows that Trump asked the Ukraine president to “do us a favor” and investigate former Vice President Joe Biden and his son.Trump has been a common subject in Carrey’s oeuvre; earlier this month, the comedian has depicted the president as Ronald McDonald and satirized Trump’s affinity for Sharpies, hyperbole, and his 2016 defense of the size of his penis after Trump displayed a doctored hurricane map that he had Sharpied over to make it appear as if Hurricane Dorian would be affecting parts of Alabama, when in fact it would not.Take a look at 41 other examples of Carrey’s political artwork here.Read original story Jim Carrey Compares Trump to Hans Gruber in ‘Die Hard’-Inspired Artwork At TheWrap
The First Lady wore not one, but two stunning pastel dresses yesterday to welcome the Australian Prime Minister.
“Will & Grace” stars Debra Messing and Eric McCormack spoke out against Hollywood peers who might be attending an upcoming Trump fundraiser and now “Seinfeld” star John O’Hurley has spoken out against them.“I’m embarrassed for both of them,” he said during an appearance on Fox News Monday. “I’ll say this because I know them both and I’ve worked with Debra before. They’re both smart people. They do wonderful work but they’re pushing a case that falls apart from the sheer weight of its lunacy, as though the Hollywood community needs to be purged of this social and intellectual hygiene problem called conservative thinking.”Also Read: Debra Messing Gets Trump's Attention on Twitter, Demands End to Gun Violence“It underscores the fact that we aren’t receptive to diversity thought, which is the exact opposite of what you feel the liberal way would be,” he told Fox’s Leland Vittert. “I find that obscene.”The fundraiser is being held in Beverly Hills on Sept. 17, five days before the Emmys are held in Los Angeles, with a minimum $1,000 donation required to attend. Messing called for a list of all attendees to be published, saying that “the public has a right to know.”McCormack followed that up with a similar call “so the rest of us can be clear about who we don’t wanna work with.”Representatives for Messing and McCormack did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Read original story ‘Seinfeld’ Actor Says He’s ‘Embarrassed’ for Anti-Trump Debra Messing, Eric McCormack At TheWrap
Randy Rainbow, the Emmy-nominated comedian best known for his satirical songs about Donald Trump, released his latest music video on Thursday — this time, to the tune of “Superstar,” from the musical “Jesus Christ Superstar.”Stylized as an interview between Rainbow and Trump, the comedian used clips of the president’s 2018 interview with Fox News’ Chris Wallace before leaning heavily into messianic imagery. Rainbow goes on to sing about several of Trump’s recent questionable statements, including his declaration that he’s the “King of Israel” and the “chosen one.”When he gets to the song’s chorus, Rainbow turns the original lyrics of “Jesus Christ, Jesus Christ / Who are you, what have you sacrificed?” into “Cheeto Christ, Cheeto Christ / He’s like if Jesus were pumpkin spiced.”Also Read: Comedian Randy Rainbow Says His Satirical Trump Songs Are 'Healing' (Video)In an interview with TheWrap’s Lindsey Ellefson last week, Rainbow said he hoped that new viewers would be able to benefit from the humor of his videos.“I hope they’ll go and maybe binge me a little bit and see what I’m trying to do, which is kind of be as much of a spoonful of sugar as I can in these troubling times, use comedy as my weapon of choice, and get people to laugh instead of cry and sing instead of scream.”Watch the video above.Read original story Comedian Randy Rainbow Releases Latest Trump Satire Music Video: ‘Cheeto Christ Stupid Czar’ (Video) At TheWrap
The first lady wore silver Christian Louboutin pumps paired with a Gucci dress for the summit in Biarritz, France.
The winner of Ms. Nevada 2019, a vocal supporter of Donald Trump, claims that she was stripped of her title and disqualified from the upcoming Ms. America Pageant due to voicing her conservative values on social media.
President Donald Trump gave a New York couple the wedding surprise of a lifetime when he showed up to their MAGA-themed reception.