CNN Guest: Trump Reluctant to Attack White Men


Monday on “CNN Newsroom,” while discussing President Donald Trump’s tweet about LaVar Ball, the father of one of the UCLA players accused of shoplifting in China who were released after the president intervened, Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio said Trump seemed reluctant “to attack white males.” D’Antonio said, “I think we all have people in our lives, and maybe some of them will come around on Thanksgiving, who say terrible things and then tell us ‘Ooh it’s a joke,’ and insult then  ‘Oh, no, I’m just kidding.’ ‘Leave them in China, in prison — oh, no, he’s just kidding.’ This is the actually kind of thing that narcissists who abuse situations indulge in all of the time. The president here is engaged in a game with Mr. Ball.” He continued, “Mr. Ball is a very astute, self-publicizing fellow. He knew how to get the president’s attention. He does it for personal and probably financial gain. The president is signaling to his base—he always seems to attack people of color or women, he doesn’t seem to be very inclined to attack white males, and I think that’s a signal. But at the end of the day, he’s got Sarah Sanders going out and
Continue reading…

 

VA Gov McAuliffe in Germany: ‘I’m Embarrassed’ by ‘Crazy Uncle’ Trump


Monday, “Democracy Now!” played an interview with Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) from last week’s U.N. Climate Summit in Bonn, Germany. McAuliffe was there with a coalition of mayors, governors, those representing universities and companies arguing against President Donald Trump’s decision pull-out of the Paris climate agreement. McAuliffe said, “I’m here because we need to send a message to the world—forget what Donald Trump says: That we are serious about climate change. I’m the governor of Virginia. When Trump moved out of the Paris climate agreement, I was the first governor to come out and say we are going to do it ourselves, so there’s an executive directive. I’m doing what should have been done at the national level in the Paris agreement. So I’m embarrassed by what Donald Trump did. So I’m here to spread the message that Trump isolated himself. He did not isolate the United States of America.” He added, Trump has no credibility after he pulled out of Paris. I always say, he’s tweeting all day, he’s like the crazy uncle up in the closet—I mean up in the attic. You just don’t know what he’s going to do on a given day. He talks about jobs, but
Continue reading…

 

FS1’s Sharpe Sides with Trump, Slams LaVar Ball for Being Ungrateful


Monday on Fox Sports 1’s “Undisputed,” host Shannon Sharpe sided with President Donald Trump after the president lamented working with Chinese government to get three UCLA basketball players released after they were detained on shoplifting charges because LaVar Ball, the father of one of the players, acted like Trump played no role in his son’s release. “Who?” Ball responded when he was asked by ESPN about Trump’s involvement in his son’s release. Sharpe said even people who dislike Trump would agree with him in his feud with Ball. “I can assure you even the people that dislike President Trump the most would agree that LaVar Ball is wrong in this situation. I guarantee you that,” Sharpe told co-host Skip Bayless. “Now, you might dislike what he’s done, what he’s said and who he is, but he had some effect on these kids coming home.” Sharpe then said that if Ball’s “kleptomaniac son” would not have been taking stuff in China, this conversation would not be happening. “If your son would have kept his sticky ass fingers in his pockets and not take people’s stuff in China, we wouldn’t even be having this conversation. So, you talk about ‘who?’ — your kleptomaniac son is who!” he exclaimed. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
Continue reading…

 

FS1’s Sharpe Sides with Trump, Slams LaVar Ball for Being Ungrateful


Monday on Fox Sports 1’s “Undisputed,” host Shannon Sharpe sided with President Donald Trump after the president lamented working with Chinese government to get three UCLA basketball players released after they were detained on shoplifting charges because LaVar Ball, the father of one of the players, acted like Trump played no role in his son’s release. “Who?” Ball responded when he was asked by ESPN about Trump’s involvement in his son’s release. Sharpe said even people who dislike Trump would agree with him in his feud with Ball. “I can assure you even the people that dislike President Trump the most would agree that LaVar Ball is wrong in this situation. I guarantee you that,” Sharpe told co-host Skip Bayless. “Now, you might dislike what he’s done, what he’s said and who he is, but he had some effect on these kids coming home.” Sharpe then said that if Ball’s “kleptomaniac son” would not have been taking stuff in China, this conversation would not be happening. “If your son would have kept his sticky ass fingers in his pockets and not take people’s stuff in China, we wouldn’t even be having this conversation. So, you talk about ‘who?’ — your kleptomaniac son is who!” he exclaimed. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
Continue reading…

 

Brzezinski: Unless Bill Apologizes ‘For Being a Sexual Harasser,’ Hillary ‘Needs to Stop Talking About This Topic’


On Monday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski argued that former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton should “stop talking about” sexual misconduct until her husband, Bill, apologizes for his behavior. Brzezinski said, “Hillary Clinton needs to stop. She needs to stop talking about this topic, unless Bill Clinton wants to come forward and apologize, for being a sexual harasser, for settling with women, for what happened with [Monica Lewinsky]. He needs to apologize. He needs to apologize as quickly as Al Franken did, as much as Al — as Mark Halperin did, and as much as he wants to. These men who are apologizing, we need to deal with them. But, if you’re not going to apologize, and it’s clear you’ve done something wrong, please, please, you the politician, and your wife the politician need to not talk about these issues. … Because this is why we’re here. This is why we’re here with Donald J. Trump. … Because of hypocrisy.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
Continue reading…