President Donald Trump likes to think of himself as a statesman, an author, an A-level negotiator, but at heart, he’s one thing: an insult comic. Every day in D.C. is a roast, the insults and belittling nicknames wielded like tiny comedy bullets. And if you haven’t seen enough of the fusillade on Twitter, all you need to do is turn on late night TV. Television comedy has a strange, symbiotic relationship with the real political world, something between a feedback loop and a funhouse mirror. The Smothers Brothers flirted safely with the subversive side of the 1960s; the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal of the ’90s was filtered through Jay Leno’s guffawing misogyny. And then, from 1999 through roughly the start of the Trump administration, the prevailing comedy tone was a kind of ironic detachment, perfected by Jon Stewart on “The Daily Show.”Story Continued Below Odds are, even if you barely watched the show, you can still picture the Jon Stewart repertoire: … [Read more...] about How Trump Turned Liberal Comedians Conservative
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State prosecutors in New York are using Michael Cohen’s congressional testimony to guide them as they investigate whether President Donald Trump committed a variety of financial crimes as he built his vast real-estate empire. The Washington Post on Thursday published a lengthy look at how Trump went about inflating and deflating the value of his assets for insurance and tax purposes. After Cohen testified to Congress, New York authorities and congressional investigators sent subpoenas and document requests to Trump’s insurance provider, financial institutions, and more. Meanwhile, federal prosecutors in the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn are known to be investigating Trump’s business dealings before the election and his inaugural committee, respectively. New York law is known to be tough on financial crime, and experts say the state – not the Russia investigation – poses the greatest legal threat to Trump’s businesses and … [Read more...] about Trump said investigating his finances would be a ‘red line.’ New York prosecutors are about to cross it.
Allyson Chiu, The Washington Post Published 5:56 am PDT, Tuesday, March 12, 2019 FILE - In this Wednesday, March 6, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump talks to Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook during the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board's first meeting in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington. To President Donald Trump, it was an awkward slip of the lip. To Apple CEO Tim Cook, it was an opportunity to poke some lighthearted fun at a president who has often clashed with the tech industry. A day after Trump mistakenly referred to Cook at a Wednesday White House meeting as “Tim Apple” — an understandable slip, perhaps, coming from the head of the Trump Organization — Cook quietly changed his Twitter account, replacing his last name with the Apple logo. less FILE - In this Wednesday, March 6, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump talks to Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook during the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board's first meeting … [Read more...] about ‘Tim Apple’ should have been a fleeting Trump moment. Now, it’s an ‘ongoing national scandal.’
Jonathan Greenberg, The Washington Post Published 11:36 am PST, Friday, February 22, 2019 President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House February 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. Liu is in Washington with the Chinese delegation to participate in the U.S.-China trade talks. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images) less President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He in the Oval Office of the White House February 22, 2019 in Washington, DC. Liu is in Washington with the Chinese delegation to ... more Photo: Alex Wong, Staff / Getty Images Photo: Alex Wong, Staff / Getty Images Image 1 of / 15 Caption Close Image 1 of 15 President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with … [Read more...] about The 6 essential cons that define Trump’s success