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Don´t mess with CNN. That´s the unvarnished version of a message that the network´s president, Jeff Zucker, delivered to President-elect Donald Trump in an interview published on Thursday by New York magazine. "One of the things I think this administration hasn’t figured out yet is that there’s only one television network that is seen in Beijing, Moscow, Seoul, Tokyo, Pyongyang, Baghdad, Tehran and Damascus — and that’s CNN," Zucker said. "The perception of Donald Trump in capitals around the world is shaped, in many ways, by CNN. Continuing to have an adversarial relationship with that network is a mistake."
A senior U.S. Secret Service agent posted social-media condemnations of President Trump during the past seven months, including one in which she said she wouldn´t want to "take a bullet" for him. She explained herself saying she viewed his presidential candidacy as a "disaster" for the country, and especially for women and minorities. Kerry O´Grady, the special agent in charge of the Secret Service´s Denver district, oversees coordination with Washington-based advance teams for all presidential candidate and presidential trips to the area, including all upcoming or future trips by the president, vice president or Trump administration officials. Despite
Marie Harf, a deputy spokeswoman for the State Department under the Obama administration, is joining Fox News as a contributor. Fox News announced Monday that Harf, a Democrat, "will offer national security and political analysis" and that she will begin appearing on air Monday. Harf was often a subject of ridicule, mostly by conservatives, for comments she made at the State Department during her tenure. In early 2015, she memorably argued that to effectively fight the Islamic State, "we need in the medium to longer term to go after the root causes that leads people to join these groups, whether
The left wing is always a dangerous place for a Trump supporter to be. Even on an airplane. But when Scott Koteskey boarded his flight from Baltimore to Seattle on Saturday, he likely had no idea the woman sitting next to him would berate him in an incoherent and unhinged rant – that was all captured on a video that quickly went viral. “You pretend you have the moral high ground but you put that man’s finger on the nuclear button,” the unidentified woman said after a flight attendant left to get security. “That man doesn’t believe in climate change,”
Hillary Clinton is ´50-50´ on deciding whether or not she will run for New York mayor, a city political insider claims. Supermarket magnate John Catsimatidis said he´s convinced that Clinton might challenge current Mayor Bill de Blasio with a campaign this year Catsimatidis, a billionaire who was a Clinton donor during the 2016 presidential campaign, said he will hold off his own decision to run for mayor until the former secretary of state decides what she will do. ´I spoke to her about it, but she didn´t indicate or signal to me [whether she would run]. She didn´t say never, she didn´t
Sunday on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” while discussing President Donald Trump’s inaugural address calling for his policy to be informed by putting “America first,” Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-SC) said, “I don’t know what America first means.” Graham said, “To the president, if America first is a throwback to the 20’sand 30’s isolationism when it was first used as a phrase, the world would deteriorate even quicker, if it is a new way of Ronald Reagan’s peace through strength I would like to work with him. I don’t know what America first means.”
U.S. government sources tell CBS News that there is a sense of unease in the intelligence community after President Trump’s visit to CIA headquarters on Saturday. An official said the visit “made relations with the intelligence community worse” and described the visit as “uncomfortable.” Authorities are also pushing back against the perception that the CIA workforce was cheering for the president. They say the first three rows in front of the president were largely made up of supporters of Mr. Trump’s campaign. An official with knowledge of the make-up of the crowd says that there were about 40 people who’d been invited by
The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is looking at a series of reports to examine what went wrong as she and Bill Clinton figure out what´s next for the couple who have dominating their party´s politics for 25 years. Politico talked to a number of Clinton allies who say the former secretary of state is waiting out the Democratic National Committee chair election in February – as it´s shaping up to be an ideological rematch of the Clinton versus Sen. Bernie Sanders Democratic primary war. Their inner circle is also advocating a ´wait-and-see´ approach before she steps into a more public-facing
“What about that Betsy DeVos? A billionaire who he is picking to head Education who has never seen the inside of a classroom. She has no experience, she has no background. That’s dangerous for our children.”—Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), remarks at the Women’s March on Washington, Jan. 21, 2017 Some of the speakers at the Women’s March on Washington repeated some dubious nostrums we have debunked in the past, such as statistics on equal pay. But this comment jumped out at us. Waters, reading from a prepared text, made these comments in the course of attacking a number of
Fox News signed former State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf as a new contributor, the news network announced Monday. Harf “will offer national security and political analysis,” Fox said. She will make her first appearance Monday night on Marcha MacCallum’s program The First 100 Days, Deadline first reported. Before her most recent job as senior adviser of strategic communications for Secretary of State John Kerry, Harf was a deputy spokeswoman at the State Department from July 2013 to May 2015. She was the active spokeswoman for about two months in 2015. Harf also worked on former President Barack Obama’s 2012 reelection campaign, where she
By all rights, I should be a Democrat. I´m Hispanic and grew up poor in the 50´s in the mean streets of Spanish Harlem. The films and television entertainment shows at that time had predominantly white stars till the 1960´s. My life had nothing in common with those on the screens and I have never been wealthy nor will I ever be yet I have never envied those who are. The reason why I have always been politically on the right is that I was fortunate to have a very religious mother and I never went to public school, thus I have never been brainwashed.
(Video) After leading a Women’s March during the Sundance Film Festival, talkshow host Chelsea Handler sat down with Variety‘s Elizabeth Wagmeister for an interview. During the chat, she was asked if she would ever interview Donald Trump. She’s already told other outlets she would never do that, but this time, the follow-up question was whether she’d ever consider Melania Trump. “Melania? To talk about what? She can barely speak English,” she quipped. Wagmeister then asked what Handler thinks of the model as First Lady. Handler responded, “xactly what I think about him as the First Man. Nothing. I don’t respect