‘A brutal dinner’: celebrities talk about meeting Donald Trump

Woody Harrelson is the latest person to share his embarrassing story of meeting the reality TV star before he became president If you think its bad enough just sharing a planet with Donald Trump, spare a thought for poor Woody Harrelson. Because according to the man himself, Harrelson once shared a dinner table with the president, and it went just as well as you would expect. In recalled in 2016. When the jeweller took a look, she recoiled and said: …

There’s an old word for Trump’s brand of nationalism: ‘hatriotism’ | Samuel G Freedman

The term perfectly describes people who cloak toxic intolerance in patriotism. Lets bring it back Several weeks ago, as President Trump used the pretext of patriotism to unleash a blog called AmericanHatriots, in a radio shows and website of the political commentator David Pakman. And, oh yes, theres a Original Article : HERE ;

American Carnage by Tim Alberta review the riddle of Trumps rise

An investigation of Donald Trumps ascent to the Oval Office Like trauma victims replaying the calamity that befell them while they wonder how much they are to blame, Americans have spent almost three years asking themselves the anguished question that Tim Alberta poses in the stark first sentence of his book: How did Donald Trump become president of the United States? Answering this riddle, as Alberta calls it, is like rationalising the fall of man or coming to terms with …

Who were the rich and powerful people in Jeffrey Epstein’s circle?

The wealthy financier was connected to well-known names including Trump, Clinton and Prince Andrew before his July arrest Wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, whose his recent arrest on charges of sex trafficking, but they included politicians, socialites, royals and top business figures. Donald Trump Donald Trump reportedly nicknamed the Lolita Express. Clinton has denied any close relationship with Epstein, instead linking their contact to aid work in the developing world. Prince Andrew A documents filed by Virginia Giuffres lawyers, one accuser …

Alec Baldwin: ‘You naughty English could fold sex into dentistry’

Playing the fallen car entrepreneur John DeLorean, skewering Donald Trump on SNL, Woody Allen, #MeToo Why is it so hard to pin the actor down on anything? A conversation with Alec Baldwin feels rather like being in a holding pattern above New York. Not that its boring: on the contrary, talking with this old-fashioned film star and modern-day sitcom god, this part-time Trump antagonist and full-time schmoozy showbiz personality, is an entirely pleasant experience. You are in business class, perhaps …

Trump and the Squad both want the same thing and Pelosi is in the way | Geoffrey Kabaservice

They both want to make the progressive women the face of the Democratic party to push the party further to the left but Pelosi disagrees American politics makes some extremely odd bedfellows. Thats worth keeping in mind when trying to understand why Donald Trump Twitter-trolled four progressive, first-term congresswomen of color Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib of Michigan in his now-infamous venomously denounced each other, the reality is that …

Very heterosexual couples and 18th-century airports: it’s 4 July, Trump-style | Hannah Jane Parkinson

Donald Trumps Independence Day extravaganza was special, says Guardian columnist Hannah Jane Parkinson I cannot wait, as a global citizen and (for obvious reasons) constant consumer of news, for independence from Donald Trump. I will be celebrating every single day. Many of us will. And if you needed another reason (I anticipate that you do not), Trumps latest boneheaded episode was to make further historical errors. There was plenty more going on throughout the celebrations lets take a look. Tiffany …

Trolls won’t fix social media. Who Trump should have invited to the White House

The actual list of invitees suggests the event will largely serve as a platform for rightwing conspiracy theorists and bigots The White House on Thursday will host a meeting of some of the rightwing internets loudest voices and worst trolls. Donald Trumps so-called Social Media Summit was unsubstantiated but list of self-identified invitees suggests that the event will largely serve as a platform for rightwing conspiracy theorists, fawning memes about the president, will not produce any such useful debate. Heres …

Trump sets stage for 2020 fight with false claims and recycled attacks

President kicked off his bid with lies, attacks on the press and claims a Democrat president would shut down your free speech Donald Trump has set the stage for the nastiest US presidential race in modern times with a 145 judges had been appointed under his administration, and recalling the meet next week for their first debates. A vote for any Democrat in 2020 is a vote for the rise of radical socialism and the destruction of the American dream, …

Trump has a new favourite news network – and it’s more right-wing than FOX

The president has responded to the obscure TV outlets boundless flattery with shout-outs and access Donald Trump and Fox News are said to have One America News Network (OAN) makes up for its lack of clout or viewers by covering every Trump utterance, recycling conspiracy theories, downplaying Russian threats, bashing the mainstream media and championing the Make America Great Again agenda. Most Americans have not noticed, but the most powerful one has. The president rewards OAN with shout-outs and access …