President Donald Trump may not be Jewish, but it seems his hair can sure play the part.
Don’t look so sad @realDonaldTrump, they have a really nice wall, but you still can’t have one. #VarucaSalt @Rosie @JohnLeguizamo @robreiner pic.twitter.com/WEvM1fKODQ— #TrumpChats (@BrockMathias1) May 22, 2017
@POTUS @realDonaldTrump and @FLOTUS @MELANIATRUMP The first President to visit the Western Wall🙏🏻 🇮🇱🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/niflN5mmcG— Nathan D. Wilson🇺🇸 (@NathanDWilsonFL) May 22, 2017
Watch for the full effect:
VIDEO: Donald Trump becomes the first sitting U.S. president to visit Jerusalem’s Western Wall #POTUSinIsrael pic.twitter.com/gjAbGuTUJM— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) May 22, 2017
Shock jock Howard Stern continues to insist that Donald Trump regrets his presidential win. The Hill reports that he told listeners of his SiriusXM radio show, “Believe me, nobody wanted Hillary to win more than Donald Trump. He didn’t need this. He’s got the kind of life you dream of.”
Stern’s theory comes in response to President Trump’s comments to Reuters last week about his life before the presidency. “I had so many things going. I actually — this is more work than in my previous life. I thought it would be easier.”
Stern has long claimed that Trump regrets his presidency, saying in early February, “He’s pissed he won. He still wants Hillary Clinton to win. He’s so f—g pissed, he’s hoping he can find some voter fraud and hand it over to Hillary.” This week Stern added, “Seventy-year-old guy who has made so much money — have billions of dollars — that he has his own helicopter, he has his own airplane, he’s got his hot wife. He’s got fame from a number one television show…he has the life.”
Trump has been a guest many times on Stern’s show and is a longtime friend to the host, who said in February that he “liked Donald very much personally,” though he has rejected the idea that he is an “insider” to the President.
Trump’s several appearances on Stern’s show since the ‘90s have handed over some of the biggest revelations about the President, including gems like Trump’s 10-point scale of female attractiveness, rankings of women by their body parts, and of course, his legendary admission that it is OK to call his daughter Ivanka “a piece of ass.”
So what does Stern think the President should do about his predicament? “I would create a health-crisis and resign over it,” Stern says.
There are a lot of think pieces going around about President Trump’s first 100 days. If you want to skip the hard news and (depending on where you land with this current administration) the heartache, look no further than “The Simpsons.”
Yup, Springfield’s finest created their own version of how Trump’s first milestone number has gone down, which plays something like a comedy horror show. Watch the mini takedown below, which includes such juicy bits as Jared Kushner and Steve Bannon physically attacking each other, Ivanka Trump taking over Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s seat (don’t worry RBG doesn’t go down without a fight), and a real-life creature making itself comfortable on the president’s head.
Donald Trump paid a timely visit to “The Daily Show” yesterday to celebrate his first 100 days in office, and, as Noah said, “his first eighteen-hundred holes played.” Anthony Atamanuik gave Alec Baldwin a run for his money with an impression that’s a bit more flamboyant, and a skin tone that plagiarizes directly from Frito-Lay. He called Trevor Noah “Travis” throughout the segment, explained how the Mexicans will pay for the wall (“they don’t have to pay with money”), and expounded on his philosophy on “tipping”.
The best moment of the segment comes before Trump’s entrance, with Noah delivering a withering deadpan in response to footage of the President defending his wall on CNN by saying, “It will have an effect on human trafficking, it’s a problem that’s probably worse than any time in the history of this world”.
What form will this border-project take? Will it be a wall? A fence? Maybe a blimp? The answers are below.
Barack Obama’s former speechwriter is opening up about what it was like writing jokes for the president — and his thoughts on Donald Trump skipping The White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
David Litt, who currently heads the comedy series “Funny or Die” told Vulture that he balanced his formal speechwriting duties with writing quips for the former president.
“There was one year where I was working on the Correspondents’ Dinner and simultaneously working on a speech about the Holocaust, so it was a very weird headspace to have to spend the morning on one and the afternoon on the other,” he said.
Preparation for the Correspondents’ Dinner was the equivalent of sitting in a television writers’ room, with speechwriters coming together with high-profile comedians, including Judd Apatow, to pitch jokes. Unlike writing individual speeches, this was not a one-person job.
“It would be very, very hard for one person to write the Correspondents’ Dinner on their own,” he said. “Jokes are just different than speeches in that way. Every line needs to be the best possible version of that line, and it’s all new, it’s all original.”
Litt added that Obama’s own personal gravitas helped lighten the writers’ loads.
“Part of what made writing jokes for the president a lot easier than writing jokes for a lot of other politicians is that he has that performer’s sense of self-awareness,” he said. “He could pull off a joke…because he knows, Okay, this is how I’m being perceived. That is not a requirement to be a senator or a president, but he happened to possess that.”
Once jokes has been narrowed down to a select few, they were brought to the president, who would then cut the ones he didn’t like, or try to shape the ones he thought needed work. Notes were never about making the quips tamer — if anything, it was the exact opposite.
“He would read something and say, ‘This is pretty good, but could we go a little edgier, a little sharper with it?’ ‘Sharper’ and ‘edgier’ were his two big notes, so you went back to your office feeling free to take an even bigger swing.”
And Obama’s favorite joke?
“The joke I wrote that he liked the most was from 2013, when he said, “You know, Republicans all agree they need to do a better job of reaching out to minorities. Call me self-centered, but I can think of one minority they should start with,” Litt recalled. “And I think he ad-libbed something like, “Think of me as a trial run.” It was fun when he would play off something like that.”
Litt went onto emphasize the importance of the Correspondents’ Dinner, and criticized Trump’s decision to skip out this year.
“Donald Trump is a bad person and that is reflected in his decision-making,” he said. “I don’t say that lightly. I don’t say that a lot of people are bad people. What I mean by that is, he does not understand the value of a free press. He doesn’t understand the value of being able to joke about yourself or admit that it’s a democracy.”
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