U.S. Politics

Sunday Talk: The Truth Is Out There

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SUNDAY TALK

We’re just over one week into the imperial presidency of @realDonaldTrump, and—to be quite honest—I’m already tired of all the whining.

Despite occupying the most powerful office in the world (with all of the responsibilities that entails), Trump remains focused on (read: obsessedwith) his popularity—or, more to the point, the lack thereof.

Facts notwithstanding, Trump and his ministers of propaganda continue to insist that his inauguration was the most well-attended/watched in Americanhistory.

Fortunately, the so-called “liberalmedia” has been noting that this claim, like the one about widespreadvoterfraud, simply isn’ttrue.

Thisnegative coverage has left PresidentTrump feeling so demoralized that he’s now bringing his own cheerleaders with him everywhere he goes.

Sad!

 

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 Morning lineup:

Meet the Press: White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus; Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA); Roundtable: Former RNC Chair Michael Steele, Thomas Friedman (New York Times), Kimberly Strassel (Wall Street Journal) & Presidential Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin.

Face The Nation: White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus; Sen. John McCain (R-AZ); Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN); U.K. Ambassador to the U.S. Kim Darroch; Roundtable: Jamelle Bouie (Slate), Molly Ball (The Atlantic), Peter Baker (New York Times) & Radio Host Hugh Hewitt.

This Week: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer; Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY); Former Defense Secretary/CIA Director Robert Gates; Roundtable: Republican Pollster Kristen Soltis Anderson, Dan Balz (Washington Post), Audie Cornish (NPR) & LZ Granderson (ESPN).

Fox News Sunday: Counselor to the President Kellyanne Comway; Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (R-IL); Roundtable: Republican Strategist Karl Rove, Julie Pace (Associated Press), Bush White House Press Secretary Dana Perino & Charles Lane (Washington Post).

State of the Union: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio (D); Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH); Roundtable: Republican Strategist Ana Navarro, Former South Carolina State Rep. Bakari Sellers (D), Former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) & Author J.D. Vance.

Evening lineup:

60 Minutes will feature: an interview with a Hungarian designer of a secret bike motor who thinks the motors have been used to cheat in pro cycling as far back as 1998 (preview); a report on a man convicted of shooting his brother with a rifle now under recall who claims that he never pulled the trigger (preview).

Late night shows:

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Monday: Actress Leslie Mann; Comedian Lewis Black; Actor Dan Levy.

Tuesday: Singer-Songwriter Josh Groban; Chef Rachael Ray; Rock Band Japandroids.

Wednesday: Comedian Ricky Gervais; Actress Christina Ricci; Singer-Songwriter Jain.

Thursday: TV Personality Dr. Phil McGraw; Singer-Songwriter Michael Bolton; Singer Maren Morris.

Friday: Actress Priyanka Chopra; Actor Thomas Sadoski.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah

Monday–Thursday: Guests TBA.

Elsewhere…

Celebrity Jon Voight accused celebrities like Shia LaBeouf and Miley Cyrus of “teaching treason.”

Veteran actor and ardent President Trump supporter Jon Voight said Tuesday that celebrities like Shia LaBeouf and Miley Cyrus are teaching “treason” to younger generations.

The Oscar-winning actor told TMZ that Saturday’s women’s marches and protests around the world, in which Mr. LaBeouf and Ms. Cyrus were active participants, did nothing but teach young people to rebel against the government and “denigrate” the new president.

“It’s been very serious and very destructive, this marching against the government and against the president,” Mr. Voight, 78, said.

When you see the young people, like Shia LaBeouf and Miley Cyrus, and they have a lot of followers, a lot of young people, what are they teaching? They’re teaching treason,” he continued. “They’re teaching going up against the government, not accepting the will of the people on this presidency.”

“It’s a very sad day, really, when I see this,” he added.

And, in other entertainment news…

Old video emerged of Kellyanne Conway doing stand-up comedy. (Warning: Not funny)

Long before she was one of Donald Trump’s top spin masters, Kellyanne Conway was a burgeoning pollster and pundit – and, as a recently unearthed video shows, a one-time fumbling stand-up comedian. In a video first posted by a user to C-SPAN, Conway (then Kellyanne Fitzpatrick) delivers a cringeworthy 11-minute set packed with a special brand of dad humor for deeply embedded Washington insiders.

The clip is dated November 26th, 1998 and Conway’s set is part of an event called, “D.C.’s Funniest Celebrity Charity Event.” Conway, apparently in a cast, opens with a few “break a leg” jokes, including a “Top Five” list for how her injury occurred: “Number four: Having just two of his own, Chris Matthews needed someone else’s foot to stick in his mouth.”

At the end of her set, Conway grabs a feather boa and makes a handful of passing remarks about the investigation into Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky before launching into her grand finale: An original a cappella lounge song with the clunky hook, “I’ve got the pundit blues.”

Try the veal.

– Trix

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