Over the weekend, I mentioned that Saturday Night Live (SNL) had a series of sketches that packed some punches. One of them was the Open Cold, which featured Alec Baldwin reprising his role as Trump. Read more…
The setting is “Union, KY” whereby Trump speaks to his supporters. His supporters ask all kinds of questions about their own personal situations, such as jobs, health care, and the opoid epidemic, and Trump assures them he will clear the way by killing all regulations, one of them is for coal. Here’s the video clip in which he delivers the killer line about jobs:
I was reticent to post this video because it’s not mocking just Trump, it’s also making commentary about the supporters Bernie is trying to win over to the progressive side.
Last night on “Last Week with John Oliver”, Oliver blistered Trump for his hypocrisy in attacking Syria (with no plans for the aftermath, nor was it very strategic) and the media for their fawning of the coverage on the strikes of a Syrian airbase.
From the Daily Beast, who posted the pointed finger at Brian Williams:
“What are you talking about?!” exclaimed Oliver. “It is a little ironic to see Brian Williams on MSNBC talking about the ‘beauty of our weapons’ because that is not a phrase anyone would use if they had, for instance, ever been in a helicopter that was hit by ground fire.”
Leave it to the comedians to do the journalists job and to keep the Trump Administration in check (Trump is hopeless).
“Look, maybe a symbolic airstrike was strategically the best move for Trump, but I don’t think he’s thinking strategically, because there is no indication that he’s taken the time to answer some fairly basic questions, like: If this was a warning shot, what are we warning against? Do we only want to stop Assad using chemical weapons, or are we going to push for regime change? If he does it again, are we prepared to go to war to stop him? If so, are we prepared for how significantly this may deteriorate our relationship with Russia? And how will that affect our fight against ISIS?” asked Oliver.
“This is complicated,” he continued. “And I’m not saying there are right answers here, I’m saying there needs to be a tangible strategy acknowledging how difficult taking on Assad actually is, because right now, we have a president who feeds off praise and he just got a lot of it for bombing someone. And that should make everyone very, very worried.”
source: The Daily Beast
John Oliver also has a way of clever way in dealing with the ultimate purveyor of Fake News and sexual harassment in the workplace, Fox Media.
This is mainly a drive-by diary, but wanted to get a thread started. Join me in the comments with your thoughts and news!