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In case you missed it, the next White House Correspondents' Association dinner won't feature a comedian, circumventing tradition. It comes after Michelle Wolf's utter roasting of the Trump administration and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders at this year's event, which they didn't likeAt all. SEE ALSO: Michelle Wolf blasts WHCA for not booking comedian at annual dinner Instead, the WHCA announced historian and author Ron Chernow will be speaking at the event, and he presumably won't be teasing anyone.  It's a decision that's clearly pleased Trump, who tweeted that he's now maaaaybe thinking of going, instead of ditching the dinner as he did this year. And last year.  Read more...More about Politics, Donald Trump, White House Correspondents Dinner, Michelle Wolf, and Culture
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Instead of a comedian, the White House Correspondents' Association enlisted a historian to headline the event. From Chevy Chase to Wanda Sykes to Stephen Colbert, comedy has been a long-time tradition at the White House Correspondents Dinner. But on November 19, the White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) announced that there would be no comedian at the 2019 White House Correspondents Dinner. Instead, the Association will be featuring historian Ron Chernow—and comedians are not happy about it.One of them is Michelle Wolf, who was featured at the 2018 White House Correspondents Dinner and had some laughs at the expense of White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders—inspiring a lot of whiny faux-outrage from Trumpistas.Visiting Twitter on November 19, Wolf posted, “The @whca are cowards. The media is complicit. And I couldn’t be prouder.”“Daily Show” correspondent Roy Wood, Jr. was equally outspoken about the decision, telling The Daily Beast it was...
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The White House on Monday restored press access for CNN reporter Jim Acosta, ending a legal fight that had so far gone against the Trump administration. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement the press pass for Acosta, which was revoked after a contentious Nov. 7 news conference with President Donald Trump, was restored but reporters who ignored new rules for news conferences could have their credentials taken away. The White House Correspondents' Association said it had not helped craft the White House's list of rules for news conferences.
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WASHINGTON – They’ll be no comedy act at the next White House Correspondents’ Dinner, with historian Ron Chernow booked as the featured speaker instead. The last dinner created quite a a ruckus when comedian Michelle Wolf went after White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who was seated near her on the rostrum. “I actually...
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2 days ago
A future Trumpian world, including possibly a shattered and increasingly “nationalist” Europe, is no laughing matter. Whatever you may think of President Trump, it’s important to be fair to him. You might have noticed that, on his recent trip to France (“five days of fury”), officially to mourn and praise America’s war dead on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, he managed to miss his first scheduled ceremony. It was at a cemetery where some of those American war dead were buried. He skipped it, thanks to a little uncomfortable rain, and came late for the second of those events at the Suresnes American Cemetery just outside Paris (this time complaining publicly about the rain). As TomDispatch regular Rajan Menon reminds us today, such acts brought a good deal of derision upon the president in Europe and here (or rather in the world of everywhere that we know as the Internet). What went unreported amid the mockery and the presidential excuses (the preside...
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While being interviewed by her dad on Fox News, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about revoking Jim Acosta's press pass.
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tore into CNN’s chief White House reporter on Saturday, saying, “if certain reporters like Jim Acosta can’t be adults, then CNN needs to send somebody in there who can be.” The diss came after a judge ordered the White House to return press credentials to Acosta. The executive...
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said late Friday that her team is working on establishing "standard practices" for reporters for future press briefings, adding that "if certain reporters like [CNN's] Ji...
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The White House withdrew Acosta's credentials on Nov. 7 in an escalation of the Republican president's attacks on news organizations, who he has called enemies of the people. U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly, who is hearing CNN's lawsuit challenging the revocation, said Acosta's credentials must be restored while the network's case is pending. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement that Acosta's credentials would be temporarily restored.
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Nearly every media outlet repeats this idea constantly, but it's just not true. With unemployment near record lows, President Donald Trump deserves substantial credit for the strength of the economy, right?This is a common refrain — and not just from Trump's allies. Many in the media point to the economy as a sign of Trump's strength, though these claims are often vague and unsupported.And the voters seem to believe it, too, despite the GOP's poor performance in the 2018 midterm elections. According to new polling from Pew Research Center, the American public largely prefers Democrats' positions and views on national issues to Trump's views — except when it comes to jobs and the economy.But there's a big problem with crediting the president with the success of the "Trump economy" — and it's that there's no such thing.Critics of the president often argue, when this topic comes up, that the success of the Trump economy is actually the success of the Obama economy. Presid...
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The White House has been ordered to reinstate the press pass it stripped from CNN reporter Jim Acosta by a federal judge, handing a broadcaster frequently criticised by Donald Trump a legal victory.  Timothy Kelly, a US district court judge, announced on Friday that Mr Acosta should have his credentials reinstated immediately so he can enter the White House and carry out his job.  The temporary restraining order requires the reporter’s access be restored until a full hearing on the case is made. The judge was appointed to the bench by Mr Trump last year.  The press pass had been stripped from Mr Acosta after a heated exchange with Mr Trump at a press conference, which saw the US president called the reporter a “rude, terrible person”.  CNN sued the White House over its move, citing both America’s first amendment right protecting freedom of the press and the fifth amendment, which addresses the right to due process. The judge found that taking the pass from Mr Acosta, the...
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From the first day of Donald Trump's presidency, with outsized claims and edited photos of his inauguration's crowd size to the recent tweet by White House press secretary Sarah Sanders of a doctored video showing a "karate chop" by CNN reporter Jim Acosta on an intern, propaganda is on the rise.
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US President Donald Trump's National Security Adviser John Bolton's top deputy will leave the White House, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has said.
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One of America’s most senior national security officials has been forced out of the White House after Melania Trump, the US president’s wife, publicly called for her departure through a spokesman.  Mira Ricardel, the US deputy national security adviser, only took up the post six months ago but will now be moved to a new role in the Trump administration. Widespread US media reports cited a row between Ms Ricardel and Mrs Trump’s team about the First Lady’s trip to Africa last month as a contributing factor. The New York Times reported that Ms Ricardel was frustrated she had not been allocated a seat on Mrs Trump’s plane and threatened to withhold resources for the trip as a result. Clashes with other key officials were also reported.  Ms Ricardel, 58, was appointed by John Bolton, the US national security adviser who took up the role in April, and moved into the position from the Commerce Department.  First lady Melania Trump pauses as she speaks to media during a visit to...
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He felt the statement backed him into a corner. First Lady Melania Trump issued a stunning statement this week, directly calling on her husband to oust top national security aide Mira Ricardel. And according to a new report from CNN, President Donald Trump is not happy about it.“It is the position of the Office of the First Lady that she no longer deserves the honor of serving in this White House,” Stephanie Grisham, a spokeswoman for the first lady, said of Ricardel in a statement Tuesday. Animosity between two reportedly arose over a dispute about Melania Trump's visit to Africa. But issuing a statement calling for an administration official to be fired before any such announcement has been made by the White House was an extraordinary move, regardless of personal tensions.CNN reported that the first lady's statement caught the president off guard and that he was "furious" she put him in this position. He thought it "made him look like a bossed-around husband," Jake Tapper r...
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1 week ago
The White House responded Tuesday to CNN’s lawsuit objecting to the revocation of White House correspondent Jim Acosta’s press credentials by accusing the network of engaging in a shameless publicity stunt. In a suit filed Tuesday in a Washington, D.C. district court alleging the White House violated Acosta’s First Amendment rights when it revoked his “hard pass” after he disrupted a press conference last week by refusing to surrender his microphone. The White House cannot run an orderly and fair press conference when a reporter acts this way,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
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1 week ago
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders responded to a lawsuit filed by CNN after Jim Acosta's press pass was suspended.
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US network CNN has filed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and his aides after its reporter had his press pass revoked by the administration. Jim Acosta, the broadcaster's chief White House correspondent, found his entry to the White House barred after a heated exchange with Mr Trump during a press conference last week. The White House said it had revoked Mr Acosta's pass because he placed his hands on a White House intern, a claim he denied. In a statement, CNN said it had filed a "lawsuit against the Trump administration this morning in DC District Court" demanding the return of their journalist's White House credentials. The court filing accused Mr Trump of violating CNN and Mr Acosta's constitutional rights which protect freedom of the press and the right to due process. The lawsuit names six defendants: Mr Trump, his chief of staff John Kelly, press secretary Sarah Sanders, deputy chief of staff for communications Bill Shine, Secret Service dir...
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The “debate” over the Jim Acosta video shows the right has no use for facts. Is there any way to talk to them? Last week, Donald Trump's administration pulled off another of the routine stunts it uses to hijack the media narrative, whip up the right-wing base, and distract both journalists and pundits from more important news stories. On Wednesday, Trump used a press conference to create a reality TV-style beef with CNN reporter Jim Acosta. First he got testy with Acosta for asking pointed questions, and then he directed a White House intern to try to confiscate Acosta's microphone. Acosta's efforts to hold onto the microphone resulted in incidentally touching the female intern's arm.White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders immediately pretended to believe that a brief brush-off was the equivalent of deliberate gendered violence, using a doctored video created by a conspiracy theory website to back up her obvious bad-faith claims. This lie became the pretense for...
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Well, the definition of the word "altered" now seems to be up for debate — at least if you work for the Trump administration. After last week's testy exchange at the White House between CNN reporter Jim Acosta and President Trump, Kellyanne Conway weighed in Sunday on the controversial video shared by the White House press secretary. Appearing on Fox News, Conway conjured up some alternative facts by saying that the video shared by Sarah Huckabee Sanders (after it had been tweeted out by an InfoWars editor) wasn't altered but, rather, like a sports highlight: “Oh, well that’s not altered. That’s sped up. They do it all the time in sports to see if there’s actually a first down or a touchdown.” Read more...More about Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, Jim Acosta, Culture, and Politics
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President Trump discussed "key issues" with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and others during a luncheon Sunday in Paris, White House press secretary Sar...
 
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President Donald Trump discussed several key issues with Russian President Vladimir Putin, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a lunch at Élysée Palace, according to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders.
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Sarah Huckabee Sanders offered the world an internet sourced doctored video demonstrating CNN's Jim Acosta physically chopping at the arm of a White House intern. The White House then used that video as an excuse to take away Acosta's press pass. Acosta was repeating a question that President Trump did not like, however Acosta felt important to get answered. Journalists try to push the President to answer questions at every press conference. It is their job. Multiple sources have confirmed source video of the actual event, played at normal speed, shows Acosta to be a professional who regarded the intern with respect, while continuing to push the President. The video shared by Sanders is a sham. Meanwhile, back at the White House, damage control was whimpering and hiding in a corner. Things became desperate enough to release the Conway. Be prepared to marvel in Kellyanne's logic free-zone. From Politico: "Oh, well, that's not altered, it's sped up. They do it all the time in spo...
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United in the rain, world leaders walked slowly up the Champs-Elysees in Paris to mark a century since the end of World War I -- but there were two notable absences, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin. The line of black-clad leaders was reminiscent of another moment of unity: after the 2015 Charlie Hebdo jihadist attack, when senior officials from more than 40 countries marched through Paris to denounce terrorism. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Trump, who wore a cornflower -- France's war remembrance flower -- in his lapel, had arrived separately "due to security protocols".
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On this weekend’s broadcast of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live,” show cast member Kate McKinnon got at least one more chance to showcase her Jeff Sessions impersonation. Sessions resigned from the attorney general post of the Trump administration’s Department of Justice earlier this week. McKinnon’s Sessions was forced to relinquish his White House badge to Aidy Bryant’s Sarah Sanders, the White House press secretary. Also making appearances in the cold open were Beck Bennett’s Vice President Mike Pence, Alex Moffat’s Eric Trump, Mike Day’s Donald Trump Jr. and Robert De Niro’s Robert Mueller. Follow Jeff Poor on Twitter @jeff_poor
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Late night host Jimmy Kimmel on Thursday said White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders should be fired for tweeting out "doctored video footage to discredit" CNN's Jim Acosta."She in...
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is claiming that a video the White House released depicting contact between a White House staffer and a CNN reporter wasn’t altered. Trump tells reporters that the video distributed by White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was simply a “close up” and “was not doctored.” But a frame-by-frame […]
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“The fact that the White House press secretary is promoting this doctored video is reprehensible, and grounds for dismissal,” Stephen Colbert said.
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Late show hosts Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel have both referred to Sarah Huckabee Sanders' decision to share a doctored video as a fireable offence. Colbert tore into the White House press secretary on The Late Show Thursday for tweeting the doctored video of the moment during Trump's "press tantrum," when CNN's Jim Acosta held onto the microphone when an intern was dispatched to try and take it from him. Acosta's press pass was revoked, with Huckabee Sanders accusing the reporter of "placing his hands" on a White House intern during Trump's press conference. Acosta called it a blatant lie, as did CNN, and Colbert. Read more...More about Donald Trump, Stephen Colbert, Trump Administration, Jim Acosta, and Sarah Huckabee Sanders
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The White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, posted a clip from a contributor to Infowars, the far-right site banned by YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders seized on a misleading video apparently first posted by a far-right personality associated with fringe media organization InfoWars as a basis for indefinitely suspending the press credentials of CNN's chief White House correspondent.
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been accused of sharing a video doctored to make a journalist appear more aggressive.
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The White House News Photographers Association on Thursday voiced outrage over the possibility that White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders shared a "manipulated" video to justify the Trump administration's sus...
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A CNN executive accused White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders of posting a “doctored” video online to defend yanking network reporter Jim Acosta’s credentials following his microphone tussle with an intern at President Trump’s news conference. “Absolutely shameful, @PressSec. You released a doctored video – actual fake news. History will not be kind to...
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White House press secretary Sarah Sanders on Wednesday night shared a video of CNN reporter Jim Acosta that appeared to have been altered to make his actions at a news conference look more aggressive toward a White House intern. The edited video looks authentic: Acosta appeared to swiftly chop down on the arm of an […]
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders has been accused of sharing a "doctored" video of CNN correspondent Jim Acosta’s interaction with a White House intern that resulted in the reporter’s press pass being revoked.
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Conservative writer Ben Shapiro on Thursday criticized White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders after she ...
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Trump on Wednesday called Jim Acosta a "rude, terrible person" for questions during a press briefing. A former FBI special agent says White House press secretary Sarah Sanders libeled CNN reporter Jim Acosta by sharing an altered video of his interaction with an intern during a presidential news conference.Asha Rangappa, a CNN contributor and former counterintelligence agent, said Sanders had met the standard of proof for libel — publishing a false statement to damage a person’s reputation.“.@PressSec you are seriously tweeting out an obviously doctored video – from InfoWars no less – to substantiate a false accusation of assault against a journalist???” Rangappa tweeted.“The standard for libel against a public figure is acting with ‘actual malice,’ and your tweet is Exhibit A,” she added.The White House revoked Acosta’s access to the White House after President Donald Trump called him a “rude, terrible person” for asking questions during the...
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CNN journalist Jim Acosta has received messages of support from around the world after Donald Trump banned him from attending White House briefings. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders earlier claimed Mr Acosta had “placed his hands on” a female aide trying to retrieve a microphone at the request of the president as the pair clashed during a news conference. Footage of the incident shows Mr Acosta apparently brushing the woman’s arm as she reaches for the microphone and he tries to hold onto it.
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is facing accusations that she shared an edited video of the exchange between CNN correspondent Jim Acosta and an administration aide at President Trump's post...
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Joe Lockhart, White House press secretary under former President Bill Clinton, blasted the Trump administration for pulling CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's press pass.In a tweet Wednesday night...
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CNN correspondent Jim Acosta was denied entry to the White House on Wednesday evening following a heated row with President Donald Trump, who called him a "rude, terrible person" during a press conference.  Mr Acosta, CNN's chief White House correspondent, said he was informed by Secret Service officers that he could not enter for his scheduled 8pm broadcast. Officials later confirmed that his credentials had been revoked. The episode will reignite fears that Mr Trump has scant regard for press freedom and is intent on limiting space for critical coverage. Hours earlier Mr Acosta found himself in the president's line of fire during a news conference called to trumpet Republican success in Tuesday's midterm elections, but which quickly turned hostile when Mr Trump opened the floor to questions.  Mr Acosta asked the president about his reference to migrants travelling towards America as an "invasion".  "Honestly, I think you should let me...
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White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders late Wednesday night doubled down on the White House's earlier decision to revoke CNN correspondent Jim Acosta's press credentials.Sanders tweeted a video of Acost...
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Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer joined Breitbart News and SiriusXM Patriot on Tuesday for special coverage of Election Night 2018.
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President Donald Trump berated a CNN reporter, calling him a "rude, terrible person" during a heated press conference at the White House on Wednesday. Mr Trump had called the conference to trumpet his party's success in Tuesday's midterm elections, but the press briefing turned hostile when he opened the floor to questions.  Jim Acosta, CNN's chief White House correspondent, asked Mr Trump about his reference to migrants travelling towards America as an "invasion".  "Honestly, I think you should let me run the country and you run CNN," Mr Trump snapped, adding "and if you did it well, you're ratings would be much better". Mr Acosta persevered in his attempt to question the president, but Mr Trump told him: "That's enough. Put down the mic." This Trump news conference is going off the rails. President is losing his cool and snapping at reporters, from @Acosta to @PeterAlexander to @AprilDRyan.— Philip Rucker...
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Donald Trump and CNN’s Jim Acosta clashed at the President's post-midterm press conference. Trump lashed out at Acosta, saying CNN “should be ashamed” of him and he's been horrible to White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. Read Full Article at RT.com
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Donald Trump has officially lost all patience with the media. At a White House press conference on Wednesday afternoon, President Trump first discussed the mixed midterm results in a flat tone. He then took questions, and things got testy quickly as he sparred with reporters — especially CNN's Jim Acosta. From the moment Acosta began asking Trump about the migrant caravan heading towards the United States, Trump was visibly angry. "Here we go," Trump said, continually interrupting Acosta as he spoke, finally losing all chill and snapping. Trump got defensive when discussing the controversial ad he recently ran against the caravan, explaining the people in it were "not actors." "I think you should let me run the country, you run CNN, and if you did it well your ratings would be much better" Trump said., taking a jab at the network's ratings. SEE ALSO: Trump and CNN's Jim Acosta have heated exchange over women reporters asking questions &qu...
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But the country’s anti-democratic electoral structures and many legitimately conservative voters are very real. The 2018 midterms were a blue wave—despite what Fox News hosts blared on Wednesday morning, mimicking the line White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders offered late on election day.But that wave doesn’t mean the anti-democratic features of America’s electoral process didn’t kick in, to say nothing of a catalog of intentional partisan obstructions to voting in a handful of states—led by Georgia, where it may take days for all the paper mail-in and provisional ballots to be validated and counted. When those totals are added in, there may be a run-off gubernatorial election in early December.The first affirmation of the wave was the volume of voters. As millions of votes are still being counted (in states like California), the votes cast so far total approximately 100 million, with experts estimating that figure will reach 111 million—a 47.3 percent...
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2 weeks ago
The president called Democrat Speaker-in-waiting Nancy Pelosi, according to White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders.
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While speaking to the Fox News Channel on Tuesday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated that, based on the results she has seen so far, “the president’s had an incredible night.” Sanders said, “So far, we feel good about where we are. Frankly, right now, the president’s had an incredible night.” Sanders specifically cited Mike Braun’s win in the US Senate race in Indiana, stating the president “unified the party” in Indiana after a tough primary. She further stated that there probably isn’t going to be a “blue wave” and this is attributable to the success and leadership of the president. Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders says the President will work with whoever comes into office.
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White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told reporters "I certainly don't think that there's a blue wave."
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Trump is making his final election pitch with women surrogates. Gloria Borger thinks that's not an accident. On Monday, in one of his final campaign stops before the polls open on Election Day, President Donald Trump brought two White House officials to help him stump for Senate candidate Mike Braun at a rally in Fort Wayne, Indiana: White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway.The presence of two of the Trump administration's most prominent, forward-facing women, and Trump's simultaneous comments to local reporters about his "tone" were not lost on CNN political analyst Gloria Borger, who discussed the rally with Anderson Cooper and hit on a key point: that he may understand the most recent House polls show the Republican Party getting crushed among women, in the largest political gender gap in modern times."What do you make of President Trump bringing out Kellyanne Conway, bringing out Sarah Huckabee Sanders?" said Coo...
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FORT WAYNE, Indiana - White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway joined President Trump on stage at a campaign rally in Indiana on Mond...
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On Monday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders stated she doesn’t know if the 2018 elections are a referendum on President Trump, but the president has “galvanized” his supporters. Co-host Steve Doocy asked, “[T]his really is kind of a referendum on the president, isn’t it?” Sanders responded, “I don’t know if it’s a referendum on him, but I certainly think that you’re going to see supporters galvanized because of him. Certainly, we’ve seen that as he’s traveled around the country, unprecedented numbers turning out for somebody who’s not on the ballot, the type of energy and enthusiasm that we’ve seen day in, day out, over the last probably six to eight weeks is something I’ve never seen before, certainly not in a midterm election, for any president at any point.” (h/t Grabien) Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter...
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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer called for the firing of Saturday Night Live creator and executive producer Lorne Michaels on Monday after a segment aired with cast member Pete Davidson mocking a Navy SEAL...
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Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on Monday predicted Republicans will keep control of the House and boost their Senate majority during Tuesday's midterm elections.Spicer, speakin...
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LeBron James’ Showtime docuseries examines the power of black athletes who have advocated for social justice. You could characterize “Shut Up and Dribble,” LeBron James’ three-episode documentary examining the impact professional athletes have played in civil rights and social justice movements even prior to the NBA’s official formation, as a three-hour rebuttal to one Fox News pundit’s smarmy, uninformed declaration. But that’s not entirely accurate.Granted, the series might not exist if Laura Ingraham hadn’t made an issue out of a video posted on social media featuring James and Golden State Warriors player Kevin Durant, in which James observed, “The number one person in America is someone who doesn’t understand the people and really don’t give a f**k about the people.”“Must they run their mouths like that?” Ingraham said in February on her primetime series “The Ingraham Angle," later adding, “It’s always unwise to seek political advice from...
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One avenue that all Donald Trump staffers might want to explore in a post-Trump presidency world: A gig as product spokeperson for whatever drugs or other items they used to keep themselves centered during these hellish years. Saturday Night Live zeroed in on White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders in a fake TV ad for "HuckaPM," a "nighttime tranquilizer" sleep aid loaded with ketamine and the active ingredient in roofies. For those nights when you really need to just turn off the world, and your consciousness. SNL phenom Aidy Bryant steps into the Sanders role once again for this sketch, and she's her usual great self. Read more...More about Entertainment, Tv, Saturday Night Live, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and Entertainment
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Donald Trump once claimed black people were "too stupid" to vote for him and regularly used explicitly racist language before coming into office, his former lawyer has claimed.  Michael Cohen, who served as the president's lawyer and fixer for a decade, claimed he witnessed Mr Trump making derogatory comments about black people throughout the 2016 election campaign. Cohen has publicly split from Mr Trump since he was charged with  campaign finance violations and tax fraud earlier this year.  He pleaded guilty to several charges this summer, claiming he violated  election laws at the direction of Mr Trump, to pay a porn star in a hush  money agreement. In his first interview since his guilty plea, Cohen told Vanity Fair Mr Trump said "black people are too stupid to vote for me" after he made an observation that crowds at the candidate's rallies were largely caucasian. Cohen, who once said he would 'take a bullet' for the president, made a ser...
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