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Donald Trump Responds to Robert De Niro Diss: You Talkin’ To Me?!

Brace yourselves, folks -- this story is more New York than Martin Scorsese fighting with a cab driver about Reggie Jackson's favorite bagel.

It all started when Robert De Niro shared his thoughts about Donald Trump at the Sunday night's Tony Awards.

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De Niro's speech was a long and impassioned one, but both Trump and the internet have very short attention spans, so the quote you probably saw everywhere the next day was a terse, two-word summation:

"F-ck Trump!" said the esteemed actor to an ecstatic crowd.

Now, De Niro may have made a career out of playing boorish foul-mouthed gangsters, but Donald Trump actually is one, should come as no surprise that the president handled the diss about as well as Joe Pesci being told to go home and get his shine box.

"Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received to many shots to the head by real boxers in movies,” Trump tweeted on Tuesday night.

“I watched him last night and truly believe he may be ‘punch-drunk.’”

There's a lot to unpack here:

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For one thing, Donald Trump apparently believes that everything he sees on a movie screen actually happened.

Yes, De Niro took a lot of shots to the head in Raging Bull.

He also shot a bunch of pimps in Taxi Driver, but we're pretty sure he didn't do those things in real life.

Please, no one take Trump to see Infinity War.

He'll be tweeting nuclear threats to Thanos before the lights come up.

Anyway, on top of all that, the president used the wrong "to" in a tweet where he's making fun of someone's intelligence.

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We guess Kim Kardashian's not the only one who's desperate for Twitter to add an "edit" button.

Believe it or not, the Donald continued his rant from there, tweeting:

“I guess he doesn’t realize the economy is the best it’s ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country.

"Wake up Punchy!" he added.

Is this actually a clever promotional campaign, and Wake Up Punchy is a new direct-to-DVD comedy starring De Niro and Adam Sandler?

Because that's pretty much the only way this story could get any more ridiculous.

Donald Trump Shocks Reporters with Unprecedented Propaganda Video

North Korea is infamous for its state-run propaganda videos. Many of them, for years, have featured shoddy graphics of the destruction of America.

But when a curiously well-produced propaganda video started playing at the Donald Trump-Kim Jong Un peace summit, most reports assumed that it was Kim's doing.

But it was not. The propaganda video was produced by the White House. And it is very, very controversial.

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Reporters watched in confusion as the video began.

The narration is in English and the video is in high quality.

Though the video that we have included has English narration, the video played there was in Korean.

The images, though, depict North Korea as some sort of paradise. Children skip along happily in Pyongyang.

And throughout the video, Trump and Kim Jong Un are shown, back to back, in a manner that The Washington Post likened to how running mates are portrayed in political ads.

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The video also features familiar images of nuclear missiles launching with cataclysmic results.

Except that the video features an alternative future, in which North Korea modernizes into something idyllic and almost out of science fiction.

There's even a random, hilarious image of a basketball star executing an epic slam dunk - an apparent homage to Kim's noted NBA fandom.

After four minutes, the video looped - and played the same video again, but in English.

This was when reporters realized that the United States government had just provided a propaganda reel to one of the world's most oppressive regimes. 

Donald Trump himself came out and confirmed as much.

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"I hope you liked it,” Trump announced to the press. “I thought it was good. I thought it was interesting enough to show. ... And I think he loved it."

The video was produced, specifically, by the National Security Council.

As Anderson Cooper quips: "I guess everyone's a producer these days."

But little jabs like that may distract from how seriously many Americans are taking this video.

Many, from everyday citizens to reports, remarked that they have never seen anything like this from an American President.

The White House proudly posted this video on its Facebook page, provoking the scorn and outrage of Americans.

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"WOW! People need to wake up, are u kidding me?" one concerned citizen writes. "This is the scariest video I have EVER seen."

That same commenter continues: "If u don't know what the definition of PROPAGANDA is, I encourage you to look it up and then make the connection with this video and the very definition of propaganda. 45 needs to be stopped before it's too late."

Another commenter notes that the video's style looks familiar, writing: "How much did we pay for this BS? Looks like the Hunger Games or Scientology propaganda."

To be clear, they're saying that it looks like something out of The Hunger Games' fictional universe, not like the films themselves.

"This is bizarre," another wrote. "I don’t understand why this was produced."

Presumably, someone imagined that it was a good idea.

"This started playing on my news feed." another commenter shares. "I thought it was a satire film.... that commentary. But then I realized it was posted by the white house! Lmao....."

They continue: "I can't believe I'm still shaking my head 500+ days into this presidency. This isn't an episode of the apprentice!"

"You have got to be effing kidding me!!!!!!" another writes. "This is so obviously an ego stroker for both of these 'leaders'!!!"

Some commenters, however, felt that this propaganda video was a fine or even wise move on Trump's part.

"Wow there are alot of Crybabies on here," one remarked.

"How could anyone be upset about the hopes for PEACE."

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It is important to note that one can support the idea of talks with North Korea and still strongly object to how they are carried out.

"I'm so proud of our President," another commenter said, adding: "Thank you."

Another had a strongly worded message for a slew of their fellow Americans, writing: "Haters, so-called experts, liberals: YOU NEVER GOT THIS FAR."

Why does the video have such cheesy qualities? That is unclear.

Perhaps by design - it may be that experts figured that it would appeal to Kim Jong Un. But it may be that the people who made it thought that this is what a good propaganda video would look like.

The larger issue is that it exists at all.

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Americans are accustomed to very limited propaganda, from military flybys at sports games to essentially every film of television show that features the military.

This video, however, is on another level. It looks almost satirical, but it is not funny.

Is whitewashing one of the modern world's biggest monsters and mass-murderers the path to true, lasting peace?

Some Americans would suggest that, even if it is, is it worth our souls in the process?

Somehow, Trump's meeting with Kim Kardashian was less controversial.

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Dennis Rodman Cries Over Trump-Kim Summit, Confirms We’re Living In Most Bonkers Timeline

When you hear the names Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un, your first thought probably has to do with stocking up on canned goods or making peace with your god.

Your second thought might be something along the lines of, Damn, those dudes are both rocking some almost impossibly sh-tty hairstyles.

So perhaps it should come as no surprise that Dennis Rodman -- he who brought the aesthetic of a Hot Topic clerk to the National Basketball Association -- should also be involved in the summit taking place in Singapore this week.

Is the Worm still rocking hair colors that make him look like he was recently fired as the bass player Chumbawumba?

Tough to say, as Dennis is rarely seen without his MAGA hat these days.

As you've likely heard, Rodman has traveled to North Korea several times, and he's long been an outspoken supporter of Trump.

So with the help of his sponsor -- a virtual currency for cannabis entrepreneurs called PotCoin --  Rodman traveled to Singapore to ...

... Well, we're not exactly sure why he was there, but while discussing his previous forays into foreign policy on CNN, the 57-year-old broke down in tears.

“When I went back home, I got so many death threats,” 57-year-old Rodman cried.

“When I came home, I couldn’t even go home. I had to hide out for 30 days. But I kept my head up high, brother. I knew things were going to change.

“I believe in North Korea,” Rodman then blurted, in case anyone was unconvinced that whoever runs the simulation we call life is currently on a bender.

Depending on your political affiliation, you're probably saying to yourself either:

"Jeez, the guy feels safer in North Korea than he does at home among the sicko libs!"

Or:

"Yeah, dude, generally aren't big on sanctioning murderous regimes by partying with psychotic dictators.

Somehow, both sides are both right and wrong.

Don't ask us to explain that; this situation has caused our brains to leak out of our ears.

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Rudy Giuliani Slams Stormy Daniels: Porn Stars Are Worthless!!

Rudy Giuliani has been acting as Donald Trump's personal attorney, and it has been a wild ride.

Funnier moments include when he accidentally admitted that Trump paid Stormy $130,000 of hush money, contradicting previous claims.

But in a new interview, he got decidedly less funny, and implied that Stormy and porn stars in general are so worthless that it is impossible to defame them.

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In an explosive interview, Rudy Giuliani begins by saying that the thoroughly unhappy Melania Trump doesn't believe that the Donald would have an affair.

"She believes in her husband, and she knows it's not true. I don't even think there's a slight suspicion that it's true."

If his claim is true, that would make her just about the only person to believe that. Trump's conservative white evangelical base has seemed to laugh off the claims, but only rarely out of disbelief.

He then says:

"When you look -- excuse me -- when you look at Stormy Daniels."

What Giuliani is hoping to convince people is that Stormy, a busty blonde who is only a few years older than Ivanka, is totally not Trump's type.

"He's had three wives. Beautiful women. Classy women. Women of great substance. Stormy Daniels?"

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After dismissing Stormy's appeal while upholding Trump's three wives as paragons of virtue and class, Giuliani starts saying things that are less absurd and more downright mean.

He starts off with what may just be sarcasm.

"Yes I respect porn stars. Don't you respect porn stars?"

He then takes that otherwise very acceptable sentence and uses it to suggest hat porn stars are not, in fact, worthy of respect.

"Or do you think that porn stars desecrate women?"

He's not talking about disgraced male porn stars like James Deen. He's suggesting that women who work in porn are somehow betraying themselves and perhaps all other women.

"Do you think that porn stars don't respect women?"

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Giuliani tries to pivot.

"I respect all human beings. I even respect criminals."

But he then suggests that women who appear in porn are worse than, you know, actual criminals.

"But I'm sorry, I don't respect a porn star the way I respect a career woman or a woman of substance."

How is a porn star not a "career woman," exactly? For that matter, how are they not a "woman of substance?"

We're all made of the same kind of meat, dude.

He describes the sort of woman whom he imagines is worthy of respect.

"A woman who has great respect for herself as a woman and as a person."

Plenty of porn stars (and other sex workers!) have no shortage of self-respect.

"And isn't going to sell her body for sexual exploitation."

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Giuliani then turns this into a challenge aimed at Stormy.

"So Stormy, you want to bring a case, let me cross examine you."

Some genuinely question whether Giuliani can keep his thoughts and words coherent long enough for him to effectively cross examine someone in court.

"Because the business you're in entitles you to no degree of giving your credibility any weight."

Porn stars may act for a living, but that's not quite the same thing as lying for a living.

That would be more like a politician or perhaps an unscrupulous lawyer ... oh, wait.

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Worst of all, Giuliani suggests that Stormy's profession means that she cannot be defamed.

"And secondly, explain to me how she could be damaged. I mean, she has no reputation."

He's essentially saying that she can't sue Trump for defamation because she's a sex worker.

"If you're going to sell your body for money, you just don't have a reputation."

We hope that we don't have to explain to anyone that sex workers, whether they are strippers or do cam work or work in porn or engage in full service (prostitution), are not somehow less valuable than anyone else.

They have dignity and self-respect and personhood, no matter what Giuliani -- or Trump -- may believe.

And for the record, "selling your body" is an absurd way to try to shame a sex worker. Somebody working a coal mine is absolutely selling their body. That's the American way.

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Kim Kardashian Does It! Alice Johnson to Go Free From Jail!

We're about to take a deep breath, close our eyes, do our best to keep our lunch down and do something we've never done before in the history of The Hollywood Gossip:

Dole our praise for both Kim Kardashian and Donald Trump.

Granted, the former may never have been famous if she didn't let Ray J rail her on video and she may often set a horrid examples for young women across the country.

And the latter may be a narcissistic racist who has molested women and who doesn't know the words to "God Bless America."

But in one unexpected instance last month, they came together for a very good cause.

As previosuly reported, Kardashian met with Trump in the Oval Office on May 30 in order to discuss the case of Alice Johnson.

Kardashian learned about Johnson, a 63-year old great grandmother who was sentenced to life in jail without parole in 1996, last year after watching a video on Mic.

The reality star was immediately curious about why a non-violent offender without a previous record had received such a harsh sentence for money laundering and drug conspiracy charges.

She then made it her mission to find out more about Johnson and advocate for her release, following 21 years behind bars.

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In an interview with Mic after her Presidential meeting, Kardashian said Trump “really spent the time to listen to our case that we were making for Alice."

She added of the Commander-in-Chief:

"He really understood, and I am very hopeful that this will turn out really positively.”

And now it has:

On Wednesday afternoon, President Trump commuted Johnson's sentence.

She is expected to be released from Aliceville Correctional Facility in Alabam either today or tomorrow.

Kardashian responded to this decision by declaring it the "best news ever."

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She later added in an extended statement:

I’m so grateful to President Trump, Jared Kushner and to everyone who has showed compassion and contributed countless hours to this important moment for Ms. Alice Marie Johnson.

Her commutation and forthcoming release is inspirational and gives hope to so many others who are also deserving of a second chance.

I hope to continue this important work by working together with organizations who have been fighting this fight for much longer than I have and deserve the recognition.

While many critics scoffed at Kim meeting with President Trump last week, simply due to the history and personalities of those involved in the meeting, there's no real debate over the outcome here:

Kardashian chose to use her very public profile for a cause far more important than diet shakes and/or weight loss lollipops.

She should be applauded for it.

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There is one downside here, of course.

Just think of how irritating Kanye West is about to be with his even-more passionate support for Donald Trump.

And just think: Could this fuel a legitimate Kanye Presidential run? Does Kim now think she'd make a strong First Lady?

If so, we remain very happy for Alice Johnson/

But we're suddenly scared to death for the rest of the country.

UPDATE: Kim has also revealed that she actually broke the amazing news to Johnson.

"The phone call I just had with Alice will forever be one of my best memories," she said, adding:

"Telling her for the first time and hearing her screams while crying together is a moment I will never forget."

Donald Trump Shuns Super Bowl Champs, Deserves ALL Your Scorn

God, Donald Trump is an idiot.

There's really no way to beat around that particular bush in this latest incident, not after the President rescinded his offer to the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles.

Why are they no longer allowed at the White House?

What does Trump plan to do in place of the ceremony that was going to honor the team?

And how are folks reacting to this decision?

Scroll down to find out!

1. You Will Not Kneel Before Me!

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The President has made it clear: he believes all athletes should stand for the national anthem, a point he thinks will help him with his political base.

2. As a Result...

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The White House issued this statement a day before the Eagles were scheduled to be honored for their Super Bowl victory.

3. The Trump Follow-Up

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Tweeted the President shortly after the original statement went public: "The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!"

4. Yeah, But Here's the Thing:

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Ignoring whatever side you take on the national anthem debate, this is fact: Not a single Eagles player kneeled during the anthem last year or remained in the locker room while it was played.

5. What About What Fox News Said?!?

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Fox News is lying. These players are praying before the game, not kneeling during the anthem.

6. Tell 'Em, Torrey

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This is what wide receiver Torrey Smith said in February, long before any national anthem policy was enacted. Any care to disagree with this logic?
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Kanye West: Did He FORCE Kim Kardashian to Meet With Donald Trump?!

As you've likely heard by now, Kim Kardashian met with Donald Trump this week, and the internet simply doesn't know how to feel about it.

Some have praised Kim for putting her reputation on the line for a worthy cause.

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Others have condemned her for providing a photo op to a president she's been highly critical of in the past.

And then there are those who feel it's inappropriate for the president to meet with a reality star, because apparently those folks just emerged from a three-year coma, and no one has brought them up to speed on the news yet.

Anyway, this certainly isn't the first time that Kim's feelings toward 45 have been the subject of intense public scrutiny in recent weeks.

Kanye West's love of Trump has alienated many of his fans and earned him the admiration of people who usually just call the cops when they hear hip-hop.

And there are those who feel its no coincidence that Kim met with Trump so soon after her husband sang the man's praises on Twitter.

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According to Radar Online, the situation has resulted in a familial rift, as Kim feels she's being pulled in opposite directions by her MAGA hat-wearing husband and her more liberal mother and sisters.

“Kanye is so proud of Kim for meeting with the Trump, who he openly supports," an insider tells the site.

"But Kris and her sisters do not agree with her decision and feel that she is being incredibly selfish by ignoring her own true beliefs to follow Kanye’s political agenda."

The political divide within the Kard clan has reportedly deepened to the point that Kris, Khloe and Kourtney are no longer speaking with Kanye.

Last night, the rapper hosted a listening party for his new album in Wyoming.

Sources say the more left-leaning side of Kim's family opted to stay home as a form of protest.

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“Kim’s family were all invited and many of them were planning on going before Kim’s meeting with Trump,” the insider said, adding:

“The worst part is that Kim has no idea her sisters and furious.”

While it wasn't all that long ago that Kim considered leaving Kanye (a rough patch he alludes to in the lyrics to one of his new songs), these days it seems Yeezy very much has the upper hand in the relationship.

“Kim is being obedient to Kanye now and the power shift has changed dramatically,” the source told Radar.

Apparently the rapper is on quite a roll these days.

In fact, Kanye might be the only Trump supporter who's legitimately tired of winning.

Kanye West Supports Roseanne Because Of Course He Does

As you've likely heard by now, the popular ABC sitcom Roseanne was canceled this week after the show's eponymous star and creator spewed hateful invective at former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett in such a way as to finally push her bosses over the edge.

Despite the fact that the recent revival season of the influential series was well-received, Roseanne Barr hasn't received much public support because, well ... even in 2018, most people aren't too wild about Nazi rhetoric.

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But that doesn't mean Roseanne is completely without sympathizers.

Donald Trump is in Roseanne's corner -- a fact the president made clear with a tweet in which he condemned Disney president Bob Iger for apologizing to Jarrett, but didn't breathe a word against Barr's bigoted remarks.

And as we've learned time and again in recent weeks, as MAGA nation goes, so goes Yeezy.

Yes, Kanye West released a new album today, but it seems he has no fears that further alienating his fans might affect his sales figures.

(And to be fair, he probably has no reason to be concerned about that.)

According to Radar Online, Kanye is both a huge fan and a stalwart supporter of Roseanne.

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And while he hasn't spoken out in defense of the disgraced comic just yet, those closest to the rapper feel that an old-fashioned Yeezy rant is in the mail.

“Kanye loved Roseanne’s show and watched it faithfully. He feels it’s messed up it got canceled,” says one insider.

“‘Ye thinks America is becoming too sensitive.”

We won't bother to point out the irony of that comment coming from the most sensitive man on God's green earth.

“Roseanne’s a comic,” the source continued.

“He doesn’t think she’s a racist, and feels like she was just being her outlandish self and trying to be funny.”

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Does Kanye think anyone's racist?!

This guy could walk out of a meeting with David Duke and be all, "Talk about misunderstood!"

Anyway, as pretty much everyone suspected, it seems Kanye's affinity for blowhards like Roseanne and the Donald has little to do with politics and much to do with the fact that he vews them as egomaniacal kindred spirits:

“His heart goes out to people like Roseanne and Trump, because he feels they’re good people who are edgy, just like himself,” the source summed up," the insider says.

“And like him, gets slaughtered for it on a regular basis.”

Let us all observe a moment of silence for bajillionaires who must occasionally suffer consequences for saying idiotic things in public forums.

Donald Trump Jr: Stop Mocking Kim Kardashian’s Butt!!

People can't get over Kim Kardashian meeting with Donald Trump. She did it for a good cause, but it's a weird situation.

One magazine cover in particular decided to go all in, and may have crossed the line between what is tasteful and what is not.

Donald Trump Jr. rode to Kim's defense. And ... he may actually have a point?

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We're not saying that everyone will -- or even should -- agree with everything that Don Jr. has to say.

But the New York Post's cover may have had a little too much fun with Kim's meeting with Trump.

The cover featured lines like:

"The Other Big Ass Summit."

Arguably the worst but also most informative:

"Kim Thong Un pitches prez on prison reform."

And finally:

"Trump Meets Rump."

We get it, folks. Kim Kardashian has a prodigious posterior. We been knew, as they say.

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Donald Trump Jr. was so offended by this cover that he quickly posted it to his Instagram for all of his followers to see.

He starts his lengthy caption with what is essentially just whining.

"Hate to always have to point out the obvious but you never got this kind of hate Obama did his parading of celebs through The White House."

Though Obama was and remains a very popular President, he certainly received no shortage of hate.

"When he did it they were all amazingly subject matter experts."

He believes that there is an unfair media bias that is overly critical of Trump, though many have noted that the mainstream media seems to dance around direct accusations against Trump.

And also that the mainstream media is largely responsible for Trump's election.

Don Jr. laments:

"Why the continued double standard?"

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This is where Don Jr. transitions from whining to actually defending Kim.

"Here a woman @kimkardashian who happens to be a celeb has spent years on one case researching it funding legal defense funds."

She really has.

Some people have dismissed Kim's activism, but she is serious about prison reform.

Kim spoke about Alice Marie Johnson, a grandmother condemned to life in prison for a non-violent drug offense. Our justice system is broken.

Don Jr. says that the "unfair" media treatment of Trump rubbed off on Kim by association.

Or, as the New York Post might phrase it, by ass-ociation.

"But because she met with @realdonaldtrump about the issue that she’s taken very seriously, she’s mocked and criticized."

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Of course, Don Jr. then goes back to complaining about how everyone was so nice to Obama all of the time.

"If she did the same under the prior admin it would have been lauded."

Would it?

"It’s time to open our eyes. The BS from the media and left wing agenda really needs to stop."

That plays into the narrative that the media is, rather than an embarrassing mess, a massive coordinated effort to smear the Trump administration.

"Just look at he numbers. @potus is crushing it."

We don't know which numbers he means, but that's probably the point. Anyone can point to anything positive and attribute it to Donald Trump's "genius."

"Imagine what he could do without the noise and with 1/10th the support from the MSM and others that Obama got."

Probably just more golfing.

"It would be truly remarkable ... and that’s precisely what the other side is afraid of. #usa #america"

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Kim, who is accustomed to being the subject of cheap shots, has not responded to the New York Post cover.

She did put out a statement about her meeting.

"I would like to thank President Trump for his time this afternoon."

Appropriate.

"It is our hope that the President will grant clemency to Ms. Alice Marie Johnson who is serving a life sentence for a first-time, non-violent drug offense."

That would be very nice. No one should be in prison for non-violent drug offenses.

"We are optimistic about Ms. Johnson's future and hopeful that she -- and so many like her -- will get a second chance at life."

Of course, some reports say that Kim's visit was just a test run for becoming First Lady when Kanye is elected. 

What has our world become.

Donald Trump Calls for Samantha Bee to Be Fired

Donald Trump has a problem with Samantha Bee.

A BIGLY problem with Samantha Bee, we should say.

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The day after this Comedy Central host issued an apology for her use of VERY harsh language in describling Ivanka Trump, the President jumped on Twitter and basically rejected the mea culpa.

First, a refresher for those who missed the original story to which we're referring:

On Wednesday evening, Bee used a portion of her latest Full Frontal episode to attack Ivanka for sitting idly by while immigrant parents were separated from their children.

With this controversy growing more and more heated by the week, Bee stood in front of her studio audience and said the following:

"Let me just say, one mother to another, do something about your dad’s immigration practices, you feckless cunt!

"Put on something tight and low-cut and tell your father to fucking stop it. Tell him it was an Obama thing and see how it goes."

The implication that Trump is attracted to his would have been enough for this remark to generate backlash against Bee... but she also dropped the C-Word in regard to Ivanka.

See for yourself here:

It didn't take long for Bee to issue an apology shortly after the above video went viral, as she didn't try to make any excuses or even make any joke.

She simply said:

I would like to sincerely apologize to Ivanka Trump and to my viewers for using an expletive on my show to describe her last night. It was inappropriate and inexcusable.

I crossed a line, and I deeply regret it.

To many critics, however, this was not enough.

Considering ABC just canceled Roseanne in the wake of that star's inappropriate Tweet, some social media users and pundits think Bee herself also ought to lose her job.

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Of course, Roseanne has a history of being racist.

And that's what she was being here: racist.

She compared a former President Obama advisor to an "ape," something she has done with other African-Americans in the past.

Bee, conversely, simply used a dirty word.

There's a difference between profanity and racism, a rather huge and systemic difference -- but this rather clear nuance has been lost on Bee (and Liberal) haters.

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Among those Bee (and Liberal) haters is the President of the United States.

This is what Donald Trump Tweeted this morning in response to Bee's crude diss of his daughter:

Why aren't they firing no talent Samantha Bee for the horrible language used on her low ratings show?

A total double standard but that's O.K., we are Winning, and will be doing so for a long time to come!

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It may be worth pointing out that the White House calling for a private citizen to be fired over an opinion is the definition of First Amendment violation.

The cancelation of a TV show does not qualify as such because it is simply a corporation making its own business decision, which happens all the time.

You can't just say whatever you want at all times and not suffer professional consequences.

Might some befall Bee still? Absolutely, as a handful of sponsors have pulled their ads off her show already.

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But that's their business. That's literally their business.

As a father, Donald Trump can go ahead and be offended.

As the President, however, he's way beyond the scope of what is proper to actually call for someone to be fired.

What do YOU think, though?

Should Bee lose her job due to this Ivanka quip? Was her apology sufficient?

Or is one bad word really not that big of a deal in the grand scheme of what Bee was talking about and all that is going on right now in the country?

Donald Trump Breaks Silence on Roseanne Cancellation, Makes It About Him

Roseanne Barr's very public and not-so-shocking racism got Roseanne canceled

Though Roseanne is an outspoken Trump supporter and the show's reboot shocked former fans and writers with its conservative slant, Trump did not initially speak out.

But Trump did break his silence on the cancelation. And he's making it all about him.

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Trump being Trump, he took to Twitter to lash out over Roseanne's cancelation. 

"Bob Iger of ABC called Valerie Jarrett to let her know that “ABC does not tolerate comments like those” made by Roseanne Barr."

We know that Trump jumbles things a lot and it's easy to be desensitized to that, but it took him all of four words to be wrong about something.

Bob Iger hasn't been President of ABC since the 1990s. He's the CEO of Disney, which owns ABC. We're not splitting hairs; Trump is just showing his age.

"Gee, he never called President Donald J. Trump to apologize for the HORRIBLE statements made and said about me on ABC."

Please don't refer to yourself in the third person.

"Maybe I just didn’t get the call?"

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It's kind of amazing -- though not surprising -- that he manages to make the cancelation about him.

Roseanne's unabashed bigotry cost about 200 people their jobs. Many are hopeful that the series can continue in a spin-off without Roseanne.

But the real issue with Trump's tweet is that he continues to misunderstand the difference between absolutely depraved, indecent racism and ... saying unkind things.

It's like how n Thursday morning, some conservatives took to Twitter to attempt to raise a fuss about comedian and host Samantha Bee, who said unkind things about Ivanka Trump.

Whatever you may think about Ivanka, there is a difference between saying something that might hurt someone's feelings and, say, using classic racist insults.

You can absolutely say unkind things about someone -- even if those things are unfair.

But when we're talking about Trump, his complaints about ABC News are basically just that they report the things that he says and does.

That's not even an insult -- that's their job.

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Roseanne was not just a Trump-supporter personally. The show's reboot turned the original series on its head, politically speaking.

Many saw the reboot of Roseanne as almost a surrogate for Trump on television.

While many may have tuned into the pilot out of curiosity or nostalgia, others tuned in explicitly because they wanted a Trump-friendly sitcom.

(Many shows have, of course, integrated or acknowledged Trump in some way, but this is usually negative. Black Lightning has a villain say "make America great again" explicitly, while other shows like Star Trek: Discovery have subtler references to the ominous slogan)

Trump himself said that he called Roseanne Barr to congratulate her on her show's pilot's success.

After 18 million viewers turned out, the show was immediately renewed for another season.

Until Roseanne ruined it.

Donald Trump in a Foul Mood

Of course, as many have pointed out, Roseanne has a history of making awful statements.

Prior to comparing Valerie Jarrett to an ape, she accused George Soros, who is both Jewish and was a child during World War II, of having been a Nazi collaborator.

Roseanne has also, through her social media activity, suggested that she believes that Trump is carrying out secret arrests of Illuminati pedophile rings by using secret courts.

She also combines her bigotry and conspiracy theories, saying things about "Jewish mind control."

Critics say that ABC allowed to Roseanne reboot in the first place as a cynical ploy to attract viewers from Trump's base, who would watch the series out of spite if nothing else.

Some even wonder if FOX canceling a number of shows with good racial and LGBT+ representation but renewing the canceled Last Man Standing was their attempt to get a piece of the "deplorable" viewership pie.

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Roseanne was perhaps canceled because ABC's leadership has certain lines that they are unwilling to cross.

But given that she was given a show to begin with -- and had made similar comments about other former members of the Obama administration -- many people have noted that it was the outcry that got the show canceled.

Sponsors notice outcry on social media. Networks take notice when sponsors pull out of a show.

Did Trump take her cancelation as a personal attack? Possibly.

It remains to be seen -- and will not be seen until November of 2020 -- whether enough of the American people will hold Trump to the same standards to which ABC held Roseanne Barr.

Kim Kardashian Meets with Donald Trump (And Twitter Can’t Handle It)

Kim Kardashian took up a cause this week that had nothing to do with scantily-clad Instagram photos or unhealthy weight loss methods.

Instead, the reality star met with President Donald Trump.

She actually got a meeting with the Commander-in-Chief in order to discuss the general topic of prison reform and the specific topic of Alice Marie Johnson, a 62-year old who is serving a lifetime jail sentence for money laundering and drug charges.

Kim thinks this is an example of a system that overly punishes certain non-violent offenders.

And she isn't alone is thinking so.

But this is Kim Kardashian and this is Donald Trump and even if the former had an admirable reason for visiting with the latter, such a get together was clearly going to drive Twitter insane.

As you can see below, social media users did not disappoint with their reactions...

1. The Photo We Never Thought We'd See

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Kim is making like her husband in this photo alongside President Trump. She doesn't look thrilled to be there, does she?

2. Check Us Out, Kanye!

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"Great meeting with @KimKardashian today, talked about prison reform and sentencing," Trump Tweeted along with the image.

3. All for Alice

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As you can see above, Kim tried to stay on topic with her responses to the meeting. She cited Johnson and her reason for wanting to talk with the President.

4. Best Front Page Ever?

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As we said previously, this meeting shouldn't really have been mocked because prison reform is a legit issue and at least Kim is focusing on something other than weight loss corsets -- but we still laughed at this New York Post headline.

5. Hate Her or Despise Her...

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... Kardashian has a loyal following. Don't you want them made aware of this issue?

6. Will the Meeting Accomplish Anything?

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Of course not. But if it simply raises awareness of prison reform among young people, then Kim has done her job.
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Kim Kardashian to Donald Trump: Do the Right Thing For Once!

Back in 2016, Kanye West met with Donald Trump during the then-president-elect's fraught transition from reality TV blowhard to leader of the free world.

Fans of West's were surprised, but not terribly stunned, as the visit seemed to have less to do with politics than with the shared worldview of two of America's most infamous egomaniacs.

Donald Trump and Kanye West Photo

In recent weeks, Kanye has doubled-down on his support of Trump, alienating many of his fans in the process.

West's wife, Kim Kardashian, has hinted that she's not fully on board with her husband's politics (Kim supported Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign), but she's steadfastly stood by Kanye and his right to self-expression.

Yes, it seems Kim is a firm believer that there are some things that are bigger than politics.

Which is why she's setting aside her differences with the Donald in service of an important cause.

It's been confirmed that Kim will pay a visit to the White House today in hopes of securing a pardon for Alice Marie Johnson, a 62-year-old great-grandmother who's currently serving a life sentence at the Aliceville Correctional Facility in Alabama.

Johnson -- a first-time, non-violent offender -- was sentenced in 1997 on money laundering and drug conspiracy charges.

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Normally, appealing to Trump for clemency would be the ultimate long-shot, but those who are well-acquainted with the case say there's a good chance that Kim's plea might be successful.

Ivanka Trump has expressed her belief that Johnson should be pardoned, and Kanye's support of the president has reportedly put Kim in good standing with Trump.

Along with attorney Shawn Holley, Kim has been campaigning for Johnson's release for quite some time.

Holley has stated that she believes today's sit-down with Trump represents Johnson's best chance yet at being pardoned.

Last year, Marie wrote a heartfelt thank you note to Kim, in which she stated her belief that the two of them are part of "a defining moment in history."

Kim Kardashian Goes Yellow

"THE BATTLE IS ON!" her missive concluded.

Difficult as it is to believe, it seems Ivanka is not Kim's only ally within the White House, as Jared Kushner has been quietly working toward more lenient sentencing and improved prison conditions, citing America's sky-high incarceration rate as one of its greatest shames.

We'd credit Kush for breaking with the rest of the administration by demonstrating an ounce of human compassion, but he may have been acting out of semi-selfish motives.

Jared's father, Charles Kushner, was released from prison in 2006 after serving a two-year sentence for tax evasion, witness tampering, and making illegal campaign donations.

And let's face it -- Jared might soon be following in the elder Kush's footsteps.

But the important thing today is that Kim is dedicating her time to a truly worthy cause, thus adding to the list of charitable deeds that are consistently ignored by her haters.

Melania Trump: Is She Preparing to Divorce Donald Trump?

Trump continues to "enjoy' historic unpopularity, both at home and abroad. And by at home, we don't just mean in America -- we mean in his family.

Yes, Melania hates what her life has become. And she has reportedly decided that it would "Be Best" if she and her son Barron leave the White House for New York.

How is she doing? What is she thinking? Is this just a prelude to the first Presidential divorce? An insider speaks out.

Trump, Melania

An inside source tells InTouch Weekly about Melania Trump's thoughts about Trump, her marriage, and her plans for the future.

What with everything related to Trump but particularly his affair with Stormy Daniels, Melania feels humiliation "on a daily basis."

This insider assures the world that Melania has enough sense to have at least thought about leaving Trump.

"She’s been tempted to bolt."

During all of this, she "has been put through hell."

Melania never wanted to be First Lady and she never imagined that it would happen. No one really thought that Trump could be awarded the Presidency, Melania included.

"This is not the life she wants, plain and simple."

Melania Applauds

But it sounds like Melania has made her peace with her new life.

"While Donald embarrasses her constantly, she has her own agenda."

That agenda has to do with establishing a legacy of which her descendants can be proud. Because, frankly, Trump isn't going to do that.

"She wants to go down in history as a first lady of quiet grace."

Yeah, neither quiet nor grace are words that come to mind when one thinks of her husband.

But she sees her endurance and what some might characterize as silent suffering as part of her image.

"Like Jackie Kennedy, who put up with a lot but stayed the course."

Angry Melania Trump

"She’s playing the game."

It almost sounds like this is about branding, really.

But for those hoping that Melania is planning to leave Trump, it sounds like she may be too honorable to break her word.

"She promised Donald she would stay married to him as long as he was president."

That does not preclude her from divorcing him after he leaves office, whether he's voted out in 2020 or impeached and removed from office some time before that.

(Though, and I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the justice system works very slowly and Congress works even more so -- we are halfway into 2018, and many have their doubts that an impeachment and removal can happen in the remaining year and a half)

But given that promise, it may be that no one, short of those separated from their families by Trump's callous policies or those who fear that his rhetoric and actiions will lead to their deaths, fears a Trump reelection more than Melania.

Trumps at the White House

This source confirms that Melania absolutely did not see his 2016 win coming.

"The last thing she ever expected was for Donald to become president of the United States."

Her surprise is understandable. Many democracies are based more directly upon the will of the people.

The Founding Fathers imagined a Jeffersonian world in which the intellectual elite resided in sizable estates while dockworkers and traders filled cities, and so they believed that the electoral system would be a safeguard against catastrophic mistakes.

They were imperfect men and their estimation of the future was similarly imperfect.

However, Melania has begun to grow accustomed to her role as First Lady.

"But she’s starting to like the respect she’s attained."

Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump

But since she and Barron are now in New York, costing New York taxpayers $100,000 a day, she may not be accustomed to her role in the White House.

She and Trump reportedly do not share a bedroom, at the White House or in New York.

Some reports out of the White House have suggested that Trump's fixation with the media, leakers, and praise has made him extremely hostile towards his employees.

When someone is in a bad mood, sometimes the best thing to do is avoid them. That may be what Melania is doing.

Or maybe she just wants to avoid her lying, cheating husband.

Melania Trump: Is She Preparing to Divorce Donald Trump?

Trump continues to "enjoy' historic unpopularity, both at home and abroad. And by at home, we don't just mean in America -- we mean in his family.

Yes, Melania hates what her life has become. And she has reportedly decided that it would "Be Best" if she and her son Barron leave the White House for New York.

How is she doing? What is she thinking? Is this just a prelude to the first Presidential divorce? An insider speaks out.

Trump, Melania

An inside source tells InTouch Weekly about Melania Trump's thoughts about Trump, her marriage, and her plans for the future.

What with everything related to Trump but particularly his affair with Stormy Daniels, Melania feels humiliation "on a daily basis."

This insider assures the world that Melania has enough sense to have at least thought about leaving Trump.

"She’s been tempted to bolt."

During all of this, she "has been put through hell."

Melania never wanted to be First Lady and she never imagined that it would happen. No one really thought that Trump could be awarded the Presidency, Melania included.

"This is not the life she wants, plain and simple."

Melania Applauds

But it sounds like Melania has made her peace with her new life.

"While Donald embarrasses her constantly, she has her own agenda."

That agenda has to do with establishing a legacy of which her descendants can be proud. Because, frankly, Trump isn't going to do that.

"She wants to go down in history as a first lady of quiet grace."

Yeah, neither quiet nor grace are words that come to mind when one thinks of her husband.

But she sees her endurance and what some might characterize as silent suffering as part of her image.

"Like Jackie Kennedy, who put up with a lot but stayed the course."

Angry Melania Trump

"She’s playing the game."

It almost sounds like this is about branding, really.

But for those hoping that Melania is planning to leave Trump, it sounds like she may be too honorable to break her word.

"She promised Donald she would stay married to him as long as he was president."

That does not preclude her from divorcing him after he leaves office, whether he's voted out in 2020 or impeached and removed from office some time before that.

(Though, and I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the justice system works very slowly and Congress works even more so -- we are halfway into 2018, and many have their doubts that an impeachment and removal can happen in the remaining year and a half)

But given that promise, it may be that no one, short of those separated from their families by Trump's callous policies or those who fear that his rhetoric and actiions will lead to their deaths, fears a Trump reelection more than Melania.

Trumps at the White House

This source confirms that Melania absolutely did not see his 2016 win coming.

"The last thing she ever expected was for Donald to become president of the United States."

Her surprise is understandable. Many democracies are based more directly upon the will of the people.

The Founding Fathers imagined a Jeffersonian world in which the intellectual elite resided in sizable estates while dockworkers and traders filled cities, and so they believed that the electoral system would be a safeguard against catastrophic mistakes.

They were imperfect men and their estimation of the future was similarly imperfect.

However, Melania has begun to grow accustomed to her role as First Lady.

"But she’s starting to like the respect she’s attained."

Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump

But since she and Barron are now in New York, costing New York taxpayers $100,000 a day, she may not be accustomed to her role in the White House.

She and Trump reportedly do not share a bedroom, at the White House or in New York.

Some reports out of the White House have suggested that Trump's fixation with the media, leakers, and praise has made him extremely hostile towards his employees.

When someone is in a bad mood, sometimes the best thing to do is avoid them. That may be what Melania is doing.

Or maybe she just wants to avoid her lying, cheating husband.

Fans to Jill Duggar: You Can’t Love Trump AND Latinos!

Jill Duggar is in a tough spot.

She's committed to both her dense husband, Derick Dillard, and the ultra-conservative values of her upbringing, but at the same time, she seems well aware that the core tenets of both often come into conflict with her compassionate tendencies and her belief in Christian charity.

Jill Duggar as a Mama

Jill has attempted to live comfortably in both worlds by distancing herself from Derick's comments, while simultaneously standing by her man.

She's implied that she doesn't share all of Derick's views, but she also quit Counting On as a gesture of solidarity after he got fired from the show.

Unfortunately, it seems that Jill has struck a compromise that pleases no one.

Her more left-leaning fans remain unimpressed by her refusal to speak out against Derick more directly, while her conservative followers feel that Jill is undermining the beliefs she was raised with by suggesting she sometimes disagrees with her husband.

It's a conflict that keeps resulting in tense debates in the comments of her Instagram page.

And Jill's latest post has resulted in a full-blown battleground:

Jill Duggar and Her Goddaughter

Jill posted the above photo yesterday, along with a caption reading:

"Congrats to my little Aivah on her kindergarten graduation!"

She added the hashtag "#proudmadrina," and many fans pointed out that "madrina" is Spanish for godmother.

The photo comes on the heels of a series of a post in which Derick praised Donald Trump and joked about his eldest son helping to build "the Wall" along America's southern border.

For obvious reasons, many of Jill's followers were struck by the sharp contrast of the spouse's recent social media activity.

And some went so far as to call Jill out for hypocrisy:

Jill Duggar Delivers Baby

"You’re with Latinos but you want that wall to be built... y'all funny as f--k," wrote one follower.

"Funny how Derick taught Izzy all about the Wall to keep people out, and here you are showcasing your 'brown' friends. Oh the hypocrisy," commented another.

"That whole 'I can't be a bigot, cause my bffs neighbors, cousins nephew is gay and I have no problem with him,' schtick," remarked a third, adding:

"What mixed messages poor Israel must be getting. Racism at home and facades in public."

Of course, Jill also found some support from those who agree with her family's more conservative views:

"Typical liberal hypocrisy, intolerant of others who don't share their beliefs," wrote one follower.

Jill Duggar Walks For Chick-Fil-A

"We 'brown' people have been in their lives for years now, no hypocrisy," commented another.

"Everyone is entitled to their own opinions about everything. That's what makes us all unique."

Obviously, as is always the case with this sort of thing, nothing was resolved, and no one changed their mind.

And yet, the debate rages on.

We'd say Jill should just avoid posting about politics, but we're pretty sure that's what she's trying to do.

Unfortunately for her, it's 2018, and literally everything is political.

Watch Counting On online for more from reality TV's most controversial family.