Donald Trump owes his presidency to then-campaign manager Kellyanne Conway, claims White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon. Bannon believes Conway’s “relentless advocacy” for Trump after the infamous “Access Hollywood” scandal before last November’s general election carried the now-president over the finish line, he said in an interview with The Atlantic. “If Kellyanne had not been there when the firestorm hit, I don’t know if we would have made it,” Bannon said. “She literally became a cult figure during that time period, just because of her relentless advocacy for Trump on TV.” Conway isn’t just relentless, she is tough, too, Bannon added. “She can stand
And that is why the left will work 24/7 to humiliate and destroy her. They haven´t gone after anyone as furiously since Sarah Palin. She´s getting the full SNL treatment. I think she´s tough enough to stand up to it. I sure hope so.
Kellyanne Conway sure surpasses all of the Liberal Pundits(both male and especially female)in beauty and intellectual attributes, no doubt! She makes them all seem look like zeros in every way and President Trump knows this!
President Donald Trump like other Americans is supposed to file his taxes by Tuesday’s deadline, but that doesn’t mean the public will get to see his elusive returns. Trump was the first presidential candidate in more than 40 years to refuse to release his tax returns, and there´s no indication he will do so as president. Two days after thousands of people protested around the country to demand that Trump release his taxes, White House press secretary Sean Spicer said in today´s press briefing that the president will not be releasing his 2016 returns, saying – without explanation – that the 2016
New Yorkers have for years been able to tip a taxi driver by adding a few dollars to their bill before swiping a credit card. But they cannot add a tip when they use the popular ride-hailing app Uber. Now officials in New York City are moving to require Uber to provide a tipping option in the app. The city’s Taxi and Limousine Commission announced a proposal on Monday requiring car services that accept only credit cards to allow passengers to tip the driver using their card. “This rule proposal will be an important first step to improve earning potential
Quite a feud is erupting in advance of the gathering this week in Washington of the mandarins of international high finance. It pits President Trump’s commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, and the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, Christine Lagarde. She has been warning of protectionism by the Trump administration. He says Americans are pikers at protectionism compared to the Europeans and Asians. “We are the least protectionist of the major areas,” Mr. Ross tells the London Financial Times in an interview published this morning. “We are far less protectionist than Europe. We are far less
One of the longest-standing family feuds in the New York literary world played out near the end of the twentieth century. In the early 1970s, Dominick Dunne produced two films written by younger brother John Gregory Dunne and his wife, Joan Didion: “The Panic in Needle Park” introduced Al Pacino to the screen in 1971, and the following year “Play It as It Lays,” adapted from Didion’s novel, costarred Anthony Perkins in the role of a suicidal bisexual film producer. Although his sister-in-law always denied it, Dominick believed the character was based on him. Just as Didion’s BZ (short for
The dinner services at Mar-a-Lago on a recent April weekend were a groaning table of potential news items: Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was in attendance, as were New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, and Marvel Entertainment Chief Executive Ike Perlmutter. The President of the United States greeted them all on his customary dinnertime strolls, and even stopped by the table of billionaire David Koch, who spurned him during the election. But perhaps the most surprising news of all at President Trump’s estate and private club in Palm Beach, Florida, was a result of another high-profile guest: Chinese President Xi Jinpin,
WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials say the U.S. commander in Afghanistan who ordered use of the "mother of all bombs" didn´t need President Donald Trump´s approval. The officials say Gen. John Nicholson has standing authority to use the largest non-nuclear bomb ever dropped in combat. He had that authority before Trump took office. The officials weren´t authorized to speak publicly on the matter and requested anonymity. The Massive Ordnance Air Burst bomb, or MOAB, has attracted enormous attention. Its purpose was relatively mundane by military standards: destroy a tunnel complex used by Islamic State fighters in a remote mountainous area of
KABUL, Afghanistan — A day after the United States military dropped its biggest conventional bomb on caves used by Islamic State affiliates in eastern Afghanistan, officials on Friday said dozens of militants had been killed, but they were still trying to assess the full extent of the damage. Residents said the blast was felt tens of miles away. The strike on Thursday targeted a set of mountain tunnels in Achin District, a stronghold of the Islamic State’s regional affiliate, and it was the first use in combat of the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast, nicknamed the “mother of all bombs.”
The Trump administration is weighing the possibility of imposing additional sanctions on North Korea if the rogue nation continues to fire missiles or conducts its sixth nuclear test. “We are exploring a new range of diplomatic, security, and economic measures in response to the North Korean regime´s continued provocations. North Korea must understand that the only path to a secure, economically-prosperous future is to abandon its development of nuclear weapons, ballistic missiles, and other weapons of mass destruction,” an administration official told Fox Business Network. Among the sanctions under consideration reportedly are an oil embargo, a ban on North Korea´s national airline
The bomb was dropped in Afghanistan´s Nangarhar province, the Pentagon has confirmed. The blast radius is believed to be over 300 meters and the weapon is described as "the father of all bombs". It is the very first time the weapon has been used in combat. It comes as war fears reach fever pitch – with Kim Jong-un´s North Korea on the brink of sparking global conflict.
When Stephen K. Bannon reported for work Wednesday, he did not act like a man who had just been publicly humiliated by his boss. The White House chief strategist cycled in and out of the Oval Office for meetings with President Trump and took a seat in the front row of the East Room for the afternoon visit of NATO’s secretary general, flanked by some of the very advisers with whom he has been feuding. But for Bannon, the day’s routine obscured the reality that he is a marked man — diminished by weeks of battles with the bloc of centrists led
It’s hard to find examples of worse decision-making and customer treatment than United Airlines having a passenger dragged from an overbooked plane. But United’s shabby treatment of Geoff Fearns, including a threat to place him in handcuffs, comes close. Fearns, 59, is president of TriPacific Capital Advisors, an Irvine investment firm that handles more than half a billion dollars in real estate holdings on behalf of public pension funds. He had to fly to Hawaii last week for a business conference. Fearns needed to return early so he paid about $1,000 for a full-fare, first-class ticket to Los Angeles. He boarded the
United Talent Agency was the victim of a computer hack that severely disrupted business at the agency on Tuesday, shutting down email, causing meetings to cancel and forcing staff to work on their personal devices, numerous individuals told TheWrap. Frustrated clients found their emails and phone calls going unanswered all day as the agency struggled to deal with what appeared to be a deliberate cyberattack. The agency instructed its staffers to use their smartphones and personal devices until further notice, which prevented them from accessing contacts and information stored in company systems.
They´ve spent the last month quietly recuperating in French Polynesia since leaving the White House earlier this year. But Barack and Michelle Obama interrupted the quiet island life they´ve become accustomed to this weekend with a star-studded jaunt out to sea. The former First Couple joined Bruce Springsteen Tom Hanks and their wives on music mogul David Geffen´s superyacht Rising Sun on Friday, making quite the splash as they arrived at the vessel off the island of Mo´orea in a spruced up speedboat. Once on board, the Obama´s played tourists, posing romantically on the upper deck while they had their
Donald J. Trump’s victory over Hillary Clinton in November came as a shock to the world. Polls, news reports and everything the Clinton campaign was hearing in the final days pointed to her becoming the first female president in American history. In their compelling new book, “Shattered,” the journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes write that Clinton’s loss suddenly made sense of all the reporting they had been doing for a year and a half — reporting that had turned up all sorts of “foreboding signs” that often seemed at odds, in real time, with indications that Clinton was the favorite
No President in American history has ever golfed more per week than Donald Trump. In his first 12 weeks in office Trump took a staggering 18 golf course trips. That´s unheard of. In his first 12 weeks in office, President Obama didn´t visit a single golf course. By the end of this year, it´s likely that Trump will have golfed more than President Obama has in his entire presidency. And that´s strange. It´s really strange. Because Donald Trump and other conservative pundits seemed to be deeply bothered by the times President Obama went out and golfed. It appeared to genuinely offend
A review of the surveillance material flagged by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes shows no inappropriate action by Susan Rice or any other Obama administration official, Republican and Democratic Congressional aides who have been briefed on the matter told NBC News. (Snip) "I saw no evidence of any wrongdoing," said one U.S. official who reviewed the documents, who would not agree to be identified further. "It was all completely normal." His assessment was shared by a senior Republican aide who had been briefed on the matter but declined to speak on the record. The finding by lawmakers of both parties
Variety magazine’s Co-Editor-in-Chief Claudia Eller, in a tweet promoting a new specialty issue, asked the public to answer this question about Chelsea Clinton, “How cool does Chelsea Clinton look on our Power of Women, NY, cover? Read her great interview with @RaminSetoodeh in tomorrow’s issue!” (Photos/Tweet) Clinton is one of six women featured individually on separate covers of the Variety specialty issue along with Jessica Chastain, Gayle King, Blake Lively, Audra McDonald and Shari Redstone. (Photos/Tweet) The liberal media, working in collusion with her parents former President Bill Clinton and failed presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and their political operatives, is
Hillary Clinton phoned Barack Obama on election night after conceding defeat and told him: ‘I’m sorry’. The Democratic Presidential candidate stepped into an anteroom for the conversation to apologize for losing to Donald Trump in a conversation which has never previously been reported. As she took the call Clinton knew she had ‘let her country down’ and that Obama’s legacy lay ‘shattered at Donald Trump’s feet’, a new book reveals. Minutes earlier Clinton had called Trump and suppressed ‘the anger that touched every nerve in her body’ as she conceded. She said: ‘Congratulations, Donald. ‘I’ll be supportive of the country’s success and that means
Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore says he’s “on fire” creatively in his “Easter Dinner Reflections” Facebook post. Why? It’s all about “removing a sitting president,” he says in his @mmflint Twitter promo for the Facebook commentary. Moore’s just not sure what the best media vehicle is for him to “take him down." He explains in his “Reflections”: “I think I need to make a movie. Or bring back my weekly series to TV. Or stand on a stage and howl. Or something. Or anything. Or all of it.” Moore ponders his options: "Can a simple movie actually bring down a sitting
CNN´s Fareed Zakaria discusses his experience with "Trump derangement syndrome," where people´s hatred and anger towards the president is so intense that it impairs their judgment. He talks about Obama speechwriters attacking Trump for doing exactly what President Obama would have done in Syria. "And then came the strike against Syria. On that issue, Trump appears to have listened carefully to his senior national security professionals, reversed his ealier positions, chosen a calibrated response, and acted swiftly. I supported the strike, and pointed out both in print and on air that Trump was finally being presidential because the action ´seemed
Dan Rather said on CNN’s Reliable Sources this morning that people are being too quick to praise Donald Trump as presidential for dropping bombs. The most notable example of this in the past two weeks was CNN’s own Fareed Zakaria saying that Trump “became president” in response to the Syria strike. Rather did not mention Zakaria specifically, but he did say, “Dropping bombs, having missile strikes, doesn’t make one presidential.” He said it’s way too early for that kind of rhetoric, because the question really is whether you can “keep the peace” afterwards. Stelter asked Rather if journalists have a tendency
By all accounts, Jared Kushner, the husband of President Trump´s favorite daughter, has become an extraordinarily powerful man in the White House. To formally appoint Kushner a senior adviser, with a top security clearance, the president sought and received a Justice Department opinion declaring the White House exempt from federal anti-nepotism laws. That meant Kushner could have an official White House title to go along with his trusted-member-of-the-family influence.
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Jared Kushner and his wife Ivanka Trump enlisted the services of Risa Heller, a New York City public relations figure known for her work with Democrats — including former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), and Gov. David Paterson (D-NY) — when they came to Washington to take up their official posts in the Trump White House, according to a report in Buzzfeed. The revelation came amid reports that a New York City set with a history of friendly ties to the Democratic party is gaining traction in President Donald Trump’s White House, much to the
Corruption on Capitol Hill is “worse than you think,” Rep. Ken Buck, R-Colo., insists. “When you first get here, you think that you are in some sort of fairy-tale novel,” Buck said. “They wine and dine you and they show you just exactly what it’s like if you play the game. It’s a wonderful life.” Things quickly change, however, if “you don’t play the game.” “If you don’t play the game … it becomes a much less conformable existence here,” Buck said. (Snip) Buck said his book addresses corruption present in government today that he was not prepared for after being elected to