Katie Couric & Meghan McCain: A Timeline Of Their Feud

Katie Couric & Meghan McCain: A Timeline Of Their Feud

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Meghan McCain called Katie Couric a ‘hypocritical’ journalist in a shocking column she wrote on Oct. 15. Find out how the entire feud unfolded and get details on their rocky history here.

Meghan McCain, 37, didn’t hold back about her feelings on Katie Couric, 64, in a column for Daily Mail, which was published on Oct. 15, and it’s bringing their headline-making feud to the forefront of everyone’s minds. The former co-host of The View fearlessly called the broadcast legend “a hypocrite” and criticized her journalism when Katie admitted to leaving out certain comments from the late Ruth Bader Ginsberg after a 2016 interview she had with her. Although she claimed she took out some of her words as a way to “protect” her, Meghan wasn’t having it and even seemingly called Katie’s behavior “toxic.”

Katie Couric and Meghan McCain are in the headlines after the latter criticized the former’s book. (Andy Kropa/Invision/AP/Jim Ruymen/UPI/Shutterstock)

Find out the details of the feud, how it unfolded, and past issues they’ve had below.

Before Their Latest Feud, Meghan Called Out Katie In Jan. 2021.

The Republican called Katie’s comments “out of bounds” after she spoke to Bill Maher over how she feels people should view former President Donald Trump‘s supporters. “I also think some of them are believing the garbage that they are being fed 24/7 on the internet, by their constituents, and they bought into this big lie,” Katie said. “And the question is how are we going to really almost deprogram these people who have signed up for the cult of Trump.”


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Meghan, who has been known to also criticize Trump, responded to Katie’s words by saying she thought that after Joe Biden‘s presidential win in Nov. 2020, Democrats would be calling for unity. “Instead we’re hearing a lot of language from people like Katie Couric talking about Republicans like me need to be deprogramed, that we’re brainwashed — that 74 million Americans are basically irredeemable people, that we don’t need to communicate with or in any way have anything to do with,” she said shortly after Katie’s interview. “I think it’s horribly dangerous for the country and I also think it’s horribly dangerous for Democrats. … Honestly, they can go to hell because I don’t need to be deprogrammed.”

Their Latest Feud All Started With Katie’s Memoir.
Katie Couric’s memoir reveals intimate details about her life. (Charles Sykes/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

Katie’s new book, Going There, which has a release date of Oct. 26, 2021, reveals intimate details about her life and the struggles she went through, such as a battle with bulimia as a teen, but it also includes her opinions and actions as a journalist, which is what Meghan had a problem with. She admitted to leaving a portion of her interview with Ruth out because she criticized NFL players like Colin Kaepernick for kneeling in protest during the national anthem during football games.

Katie explained that the former Supreme Court Justice described the players kneeling as having “contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life.” She went on to claim that a public affairs official for the Supreme Court asked her to remove the comments about the NFL players the next day because they said she had “misspoken.”

Katie Admitted Removing Ruth’s Comments Wasn’t An Easy Decision.

In the book, Katie also says she “lost a lot of sleep” while thinking about how to proceed with the request to remove the comments. She was also receiving conflicting opinions about whether or not to go along with it, but she ultimately decided to make the cut.

After Advanced Copies Of Katie’s Book Were Sent Out, Meghan Wrote The Column That Called Her Out.
Meghan McCain said she doesn’t ‘like’ Katie Couric. (Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

Meghan quit The View and teamed up with the Daily Mail to work as a columnist in Sept. 2021. She released a statement that said she was excited about the job because it would allow her to share her opinions without the fear of censorship and in her column about Katie, that’s exactly what she did. It was released on Oct. 15, 2021 and talked about Katie’s practices as a journalist as well as toxicity in the workplace.

“How can there be any expectation of trust between anyone with an opinion to the right of Ruth Bader Ginsburg if interviewers and their networks believe editing out commentary they believe would hurt a progressive icon is an ethical thing to do?” Meghan questioned in the column, before adding, “…Katie Couric would have afforded no conservative woman any such mercy.”

She went on to say that “the generations before mine have created, fostered and enabled a long line of toxic behavior towards the generations of women coming up behind them,” before calling Katie’s memoir, “nothing short of a kamikaze mission to destroy what is left of the carcass of her career.”

Meghan also said she “hated” Katie’s book during her Oct. 20, 2021 appearance on Watch What Happens Live, which can be seen above.

Meghan Admitted She Hasn’t Liked Katie Since Her 2008 Interview With Sarah Palin.

Katie’s infamous interview with former Alaska Governor and then-vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin in 2008, received a lot of criticism, and Meghan admitted it was that moment that caused her not to like the former Today anchor. “I don’t like Katie Couric, I haven’t liked Katie Couric since she interviewed Sarah Palin,” Meghan wrote before describing the interview as “a trainwreck” in which Sarah performed poorly.

“But she was being interviewed by an infamous mean girl who has now admitted to leaving out a ‘damaging’ part of an interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg where the former Supreme Court justice and left-wing icon admits to not liking those who kneel before rather than salute our American flag,” she continued.

Meghan brought up both interviews, with Sarah and Ruth, to point out that she didn’t trust Katie for not tweaking her final interviews to make liberals look good and conservatives look bad. “If we now know for a fact that if Katie Couric edited her interviews to make famous liberals look good, one can only imagine and speculate about what she might possibly have done to make conservatives look bad,” she explained before using that as an example of why people shouldn’t trust media. “How many other interviews did she rig or manipulate during her long, storied career? And why did her network allow it to air in such a fashion?”

Katie Hasn’t Responded To Meghan.

As of Oct. 24, 2021, Katie hadn’t responded to Meghan’s comments about her memoir, but since she’s often in the spotlight and dishing details during her book tour and other appearances, we’d suspect the topic could come up sometime in the future.

Jason Sudeikis Reprises His ‘Joe Biden’ Alongside James Austin Johnson & Alex Moffat’s On ‘SNL’

Jason Sudeikis Reprises His ‘Joe Biden’ Alongside James Austin Johnson & Alex Moffat’s On ‘SNL’

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Jason Sudeikis made his first ‘SNL’ appearance in years! The actor was a long-running cast member on the series before departing in 2013.

Jason Sudeikis, 45, is back! The actor appeared on  Saturday Night Live for his first-ever hosting gig on Saturday, Oct. 23 — and reprised his role as Joe Biden! New comer James Austin Johnson opened with his new take on the current president in an Oval Office set. Seemingly exhausted, he pondered — what happened to his old self?

In come Jason’s Biden, who he hasn’t portrayed since 2013! “I’m you! I’m you from 8 years ago. The ghost from Biden’s past — boo!” Jason hilariously quipped, visibly casual in a bomber jacket and baseball hat (Johnson’s Biden, however, was in a full suit and tie).

Jason Sudeikis reprises his Joe Biden, left, alongside James Austin Johnson’s Joe, right. (NBC)

“Yeah, partner, where I’m from — we’re still VP. Easiest job in the world. We’re like America’s wacky neighbor…we pop in with ice cream, shake a few hands, rub a few shoulders,” Jason’s Biden explained to his future self, played by James’ version, who tried to fill his past self in on the last eight years (including Donald Trump).


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“The last president ruined everything! Ordering McDonald’s to the White House, hanging out with strippers,” he began, as Jason’s Biden quipped the “only mansion I care about is the Playboy Mansion — that’s classic 2K-13 Biden!”

SNL cast member Alex Moffatt — who played Biden once in 2013 — also joined the fun. “Who the hell are you?” Jason’s Biden asked. “I’m Joe Biden?” Alex’s Biden replied to a confused Jason and James were clearly confused. “From When?” Jason’s Biden then inquired. “March 2021?” Alex replied, as the two dismissed him.

“I should just mosey back on 2013, I just got tickets to a concert,” Jason suggested, before giving James some advice. “We may be from different eras — at the end of the day, we’re both Joe-freaking-Biden.”

SUDS! SUDS! SUDS! SUDS!
Watch live on @NBC and @PeacockTV! pic.twitter.com/a6hdHDgypN

— Saturday Night Live – SNL (@nbcsnl) October 23, 2021

Jason’s career has exploded since his long-running tenure at SNL, which began as a writer before becoming a cast member in 2005 (he left in 2013 after a decade). Most recently, the actor has starred in arguably the biggest hit on Apple TV+, Ted Lasso. The Fairfax, Virginia native plays the title character in the series, which follows the story an American college football coach who led the Wichita State Shockers to a Division II NCAA championship.

The popular show even led to Jason’s first-ever Emmy in Sept. 2021, where SNL showrunner Lorne Michaels teased the former cast member’s return. “Jason Sudeikis will be coming back soon,” the Canadian-born producer said to press, declining to offer more details. Jason was later confirmed alongside Owen Wilson, Kim Kardashian and Rami Malek as one of the first four hosts to kick off season 47.

Meghan McCain Lists Jeanine Pirro & Donald Trump Jr. As Worst ‘View’ Guests She Interviewed

Meghan McCain Lists Jeanine Pirro & Donald Trump Jr. As Worst ‘View’ Guests She Interviewed

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In her new audio memoir, Meghan McCain reportedly names Fox News’ Jeanine Pirro as among the worst guests that she interviewed on ‘The View.’

Meghan McCain did not hold back in her upcoming audio memoir, Bad Republican. The 36-year-old outspoken conservative delved into much about the 3 and a half years she spent as a co-host on The View, and according to excerpts of the memoir obtained by the Daily Mail, she even named the people who she did not enjoy interviewing on the show. Those names include former FBI Director James Comey, political commentator Rachel Maddow, and actor Nathan Lane.

“James Comey was so slick and rehearsed that he was a terrible guest,” Meghan reportedly said in the memoir. “Rachel Maddow same thing. Nathan Lane was a d**k. It made me so mad because I loved him before I met him.”

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But of all the guests, Meghan reportedly said that Jeanine Pirro, a Fox News personality and Donald Trump loyalist, left the worst taste in her mouth. In case you don’t recall, Jeanine appeared on the ABC daytime show on July 19, 2018, and she got into a major fight with Whoopi Goldberg. “She came on the show and told us we all had Trump Derangement Syndrome, and when we pushed back, she became instantly enraged,” Meghan recalled of the turbulent interview in her memoir. “I heard Whoopi yelling at her to get the hell out of the building.”


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Donald Trump Jr. also made quite the splash when he spoke to Meghan and the rest of her co-hosts on The View. “It was a disaster,” Meghan recalled of the former president’s son’s explosive interview on November 7, 2019. “He packed the audience with Trump supporters and brought his girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle who I used to work with at Fox News, before she was fired for allegedly sending around penis pictures.” Meghan added of the incident, “It felt a lot like an episode of the Jerry Springer Show or an MMA cage.”

Meghan McCain on ‘The View’ (Photo: ABC)

Meghan left The View in July 2021 for a job as an opinion columnist at Daily Mail, as well as to focus on her family. In excerpts from Bad Republican that were obtained by Variety, Meghan claimed that she experienced “toxic, direct and purposeful hostility” while being the lone conservative. She also said that Whoopi “turned on her” after the two started off on good terms, and that Joy Behar‘s diss to Meghan after she returned from maternity leave was her last straw before she quit the show.

Bad Republican will be available via Audible on October 21.

George Clooney Disses Donald Trump: He’s A ‘Knucklehead’ Who Only Cares About ‘Chasing Girls’

George Clooney Disses Donald Trump: He’s A ‘Knucklehead’ Who Only Cares About ‘Chasing Girls’

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George Clooney blasted the former president in an interview with the BBC network and fervently hopes that Trump won’t ever be elected to the highest office in the land again.

George Clooney, 60, is calling out Donald Trump for not having the character to have been president. The actor took aim at the former U.S. president, 75, during a new sit-down interview on the BBC’s The Andrew Marr Show and called him “a knucklehead.” He also made it clear that he thought it was unfortunate that Trump “is going to be a factor for a while” even though he was voted out of office.

Kentuckian George Clooney discussing Trump on BBC.

A “knucklehead” who “chased girls”.

Says the former guy can’t stand the people who worship him…pic.twitter.com/K8X3KmlHzu

— Rex Chapman🏇🏼 (@RexChapman) October 10, 2021

“He’s going to be a factor for a while. It’s so funny because he was just this knucklehead. I knew him before he was a president. He was just a guy who was chasing girls,” George said in the interview. “Every time you went out he’d come over and be like, ‘What’s the name of that girl?’.”

“He’s going to play this out for a while and we will see where we go with it as a country,” he continued after explaining that he thinks “a lot of things that have to be repaired” in America following Trump’s presidency. “There’s a lot of healing that has to happen and it’s going to take time.”

George Clooney talked about Donald Trump and politics in his latest BBC interview. (Shutterstock)

“My hope is we have a little better sense than to do that again,” the two-time Academy Award winner added.

In addition to Trump, George, who is the father of two, addressed the elephant in the room – whether he’d ever dive into politics himself. “No, because I actually would like to have a nice life,” he replied. “I turned 60 this year and I had a conversation with my wife [lawyer Amal Clooney] and we were working a lot, as we both do, and I said we have to think of these as the halcyon years. If we have our health, which we do… and I’m 60 and I can still play basketball and do the things I love.”

“But in 20 years I will be 80 and that’s a real number,” he added. “Doesn’t matter how much you work out, what you eat, you’re 80 and so I said we have to make sure we enjoy and live these years in the best possible way.”

George further expressed that he wanted to not only spend the time with his wife but also with their four-year-old twins Alexander and Ella as he continues to lead a successful career in acting and directing.

Kanye West Spotted Having Coffee With Michael Cohen In NYC Before Kim Kardashian’s ‘SNL’ Debut

Kanye West Spotted Having Coffee With Michael Cohen In NYC Before Kim Kardashian’s ‘SNL’ Debut

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Kanye West was spotted out and about in the Big Apple just a day ahead of estranged wife Kim Kardashian’s ‘SNL’ gig.

Kanye West, 44, is in New York City. The Yeezy rapper was spotted having coffee with Donald Trump‘s former lawyer Michael Cohen just a day before Kim Kardashian‘s Saturday Night Live debut — see the photos via Page Six here.

The Disloyal: A Memoir author, 55, has been under house arrest after being convicted for tax evasion and finance fraud. Cohen was disbarred by the New York Supreme Court Feb. 26, 2019, and later reported to Otisville, New York in May 2019. He was released in May 2020, which is when he began serving his house arrest.

Kanye West has been spotted in NYC with Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen. (Beretta/Sims/Shutterstock)

The odd pairing were seen sitting at an outdoor table surrounded by trees at Sant Ambroeus. Two red to-go coffee cups could be seen on the table as they appeared to be in conversation. Kanye was casually dressed in a black hoodie and pants, while Cohen sported a long sleeved black t-shirt. After Cohen was also spotted out in May, his lawyer explained that his client had received “special permission from the BOP [Bureau of Prisons} and RRM [Residential Reentry Management] to eat out.”


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The Chicago native actively supported Donald Trump throughout his presidency, even wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap on several occasions. In 2020, Kanye said he was “taking the hat off” as he surprisingly announced his own political ambitions, subsequently running against Trump and current President Joe Biden.

Kanye’s ex Kim has been actively rehearsing for SNL‘s Oct. 9 episode in New York City, which she’s set to host. While it was initially rumored that Kanye could appear as musical guest on the same date, it was later confirmed that Halsey, 27, would be taking the reigns for the fifth time.

Although the rapper isn’t scheduled to appear on the episode, it’s been reported that Kanye has been “quietly advising her on her performance, her opening monologue, even her costumes for the show,” per Page Six. In recent months, Kim has been wearing head-to-toe Balenciaga — a luxury label that Kanye is also closely related with due to his relationship with Demna Gvasalia.

Donald Trump Falls Off Forbes’ Wealthiest Americans List & Gets Mocked On Twitter

Donald Trump Falls Off Forbes’ Wealthiest Americans List & Gets Mocked On Twitter

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Donald Trump is no longer one of the 400 richest people in America for the first time in more than two decades, according to new rankings in ‘Forbes’ magazine.

People are used to seeing Donald Trump‘s name among the richest of Americans but newly released information reveals that is changing. Forbes magazine recently shared rankings for their 400 richest Americans list and the 75-year-old former president, who’s been on the list 25 years, is not on it. The news comes as a bit of a shock since he’s known for being a successful businessman over the years but Twitter users didn’t hesitate to react and even mock with eye-catching tweets once the rankings went public.

But, as a consolation prize, Donald Trump has made it onto the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list for the first time.

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— Space cadet (@Dark_Out_Here) October 5, 2021

“poor baby,” one user wrote while another joked, “But, as a consolation prize, Donald Trump has made it onto the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted list for the first time.” A third seemed to reference the way Trump felt about the votes in the 2020 presidential election when sharing, “It shouldn’t be long before Donald Trump files his first of more than 50 lawsuits claiming that his spot on the Forbes list was stolen from him.”

I doubt that Donald Trump is even on the Forbes List of 400 Top Wealthiest People at Mar a Lago.

— Barbara_I 🐞 (@Barbara102006) October 5, 2021

“I doubt that Donald Trump is even on the Forbes List of 400 Top Wealthiest People at Mar a Lago,” another user shared while others responded with either laughing emojis or memes of someone laughing.

Donald Trump falls off, say no more.

— ( ͝° ͜ʖ͡°)ᕤ (@dyxzu) October 5, 2021

News that Trump dropped off the Forbes richest list comes less than one year since he left the White House. He reportedly has a net worth of $2.5 billion and missed making the list by around $400 million. Although he has the same net worth as last year, it’s a big difference from the higher net worth he had at the start of his presidency in Jan. 2017. He was worth $3.7 billion in 2016 and dropped to $3.1 billion from 2017-2019, according to Forbes.


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As far as who’s to blame for Trump being dropped from the richest Americans list, Forbes says he should look at himself. “If Trump is looking for someone to blame, he can start with himself,” writer Dan Alexander wrote in an article for the outlet. “Five years ago, he had a golden opportunity to diversify his fortune. Fresh off the 2016 election, federal ethics officials were pushing Trump to divest his real estate assets. That would have allowed him to reinvest the proceeds into broad-based index funds and assume office free of conflicts of interest … Trump decided to hang onto his assets.”

Women’s March 2021: Everything You Need To Know & How To Find One Near You

Women’s March 2021: Everything You Need To Know & How To Find One Near You

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Americans are taking to the streets across the nation again for the fifth Women’s March of 2021, on October 2. Here’s everything you need to know about the protest, including how to find a march.

On Saturday October 2, women across the nation are marching once more for equality and justice – this time championing for women’s reproductive rights. Organizers of the 2021 Women’s March are calling participants back, once more, under dire circumstances. With the controversial near-total ban on abortion in Texas that was enacted on September 1, 2021, it’s clearer than ever that women’s reproductive rights are at stake. And as the Supreme Court of the United States readies to hear Mississippi’s Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization – the first serious challenge to 1973’s Roe v. Wade – on December 1, now is as important a time as ever to protect women’s reproductive rights for all across the country. If you’re interested in joining the marches across the United States, here’s what you need to know:

1. The main march is held in Washington, D.C. As always, the flagship event held by the official Women’s March is taking place in D.C. Demonstrators are welcome to gather at Freedom Plaza at 10:00am ET, where a pre-rally faith service will be held to reflect on people of faith who are fighting and hoping for reproductive justice. A rally will begin at noon ET. The march itself begins at 1:30pm from Freedom Plaza along Pennsylvania Avenue and Constitution Ave towards the Supreme Court building. Permits submitted for the event with the National Park Service lists an anticipated 10,000 people. That number is on trend with the October 2020 turnout, which pales in comparison to the 100,000 D.C. marchers in 2019, and the inaugural 2017 march that drew between 440,000 – 500,000 people under Donald Trump, the day after he had been sworn in as president of the United States.

2. This Women’s March has a similar objective to the protest of 2020. In October 2021, protesters are trying to get a specific message across to the Supreme Court and lawmakers around the country: the attack on reproductive rights will not be tolerated. After the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on September 18, 2020, then-President Donald Trump, alongside then-Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, rushed to nominate and confirm conservative Constitutional originalist judge Amy Coney Barrett to replace one of the last liberal justices on the court. Since then, women’s reproductive rights have been at grave risk under an ever-growing conservative legal system – particularly at the state level. “Abortion has never been fully accessible, but we are at the risk of losing our reproductive freedom completely. The call to action is clear, and urgent,” the Women’s March organizers said in a statement.

“The relentless attacks from Texas to Mississippi are ramping up quickly. Anti-choice extremists have a deep desire to return to a time when there was more clear and effective domination and control over queer and trans folks, women, and people of color; they want to revive those old values and societal norms to the point of re-acceptance. The authoritarian agenda of reproductive control is fueled by misogyny and racism – and we must challenge it, together.”

Protesters carry signs through the streets during the January 2020 Women’s March (AP Images)

3. There are 600 sister marches planned across the United States. This year, there are more than 600 satellite marches planned for the same day as the D.C. event. The two other largest marches traditionally happen in New York City and Los Angeles. On October 2, New Yorkers will be able to attend several marches across the city, with some kicking off at 11:00am ET. You can find a Women’s March event near you by searching HERE.

4. COVID-19 protections are in place. The organizers recognize that holding a massive march with potentially thousands of attendees is dangerous during the pandemic. There will be protections at the D.C. event (encouraged at the others), including hand sanitizer stations along the march route. Protesters are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Those feeling ill should stay home and join one of the virtual events instead. Proof of vaccination will not be required to attend the march but increased vaccination coverage in a community does reduce the risk of infection against COVID-19, including the Delta variant. Anyone interested in learning about vaccination rate coverage in D.C. can do so by visiting HERE.

Women’s March of 2021 will be held in Washington, D.C. and more than 600 cities around the country on October 2. (Stephen Zenner/SOPA Images/Shutterstock)

5. There are virtual events planned, as well. In order to encourage would-be attendees to stay home if they’re experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, the Women’s March has planned a number of virtual events. That includes live streams, phone banking, and more — see them all HERE.

Ana Navarro Claps Back At Donald Trump Jr. For Dissing Her Weight Amidst False COVID Scare

Ana Navarro Claps Back At Donald Trump Jr. For Dissing Her Weight Amidst False COVID Scare

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Donald Trump Jr. made a dig about Ana Navarro’s weight after the COVID fiasco on ‘The View,’ which led to Ana delivering a scathing comeback to the former president’s son.

Ana Navarro, 49, did not back down when Donald Trump Jr., 43, dissed her weight after she had to abruptly leave The View set on Friday (Sept. 24) due to a false positive COVID test. The drama all started when former President Donald Trump‘s eldest son sent out a tweet after the live on-air fiasco occurred on the daytime ABC talk show. Donald Jr. wrote, “Given the Ana Navarro news, I think it’s time for a national conversation about the dangers of Covid-19 & obesity.”

Ana, an outspoken critic of the Trump administration, quickly shot back at Donald Jr.’s remarks with quite the scathing message on Twitter that even included references to some of his family members. “@DonaldJTrumpJr, thanks for your concern. I don’t have COVID,” Ana wrote. “Fortunately for you, if you want to have a conversation about the effects of obesity on people with COVID, your dad is a phone call away…assuming he answers your calls. Or just ask your sister to call him for you,” she added.

@DonaldJTrumpJr, thanks for your concern.

I don’t have COVID.
Fortunately for you, if you want to have a conversation about the effects of obesity on people with COVID, your dad is a phone call away…assuming he answers your calls.

Or just ask your sister to call him for you. https://t.co/1v6GISIt5B

— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) September 25, 2021

But that’s not all Ana had to say to Donald Jr. During Monday’s episode of The View, she again fired back at the New York native for his comments about her weight. “Apparently, he thought it was appropriate to take advantage of the false news that I had COVID to take a shot at my weight,” Ana said. “Babe, I take a shot at my weight every day, okay? Unlike you, I have a mirror, and I know I have a weight issue. First of all, I mean, I know that when you are a dimwit, with no skill, or talent or significant accomplishments, living off your father’s fame and name and fortune. You’ve got to draw attention to yourself. But baby if you want to have a conversation about COVID and obesity, you could have had it last October, when your elderly obese father had it.”

Ana got in one more dig about former President Trump while clapping back at his son, saying, “Fortunately for you, you’ve got somebody in your family who you can call and discuss it with. Because imagine having a father whose butt is the size of a studio apartment in New Jersey. You got the gall to pick on me about my weight?” Joy Behar, of course, took the opportunity to criticize the Trumps as well, telling her co-hosts, “He’s such a loser, say God forbid, it’s pathetic, Donald Jr. is the biggest loser in this country besides his father and his family.”


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Ana Navarro; Donald Trump Jr. (Photo: ABC / Mark Humphrey/AP/Shutterstock)

On Friday’s episode of The View, both Ana and co-host Sunny Hostin had to abruptly leave the show after being told they had tested positive for COVID. The incident occurred just before Vice President Kamala Harris was scheduled to come out for an in-person interview, so Kamala ended up talking to Joy and co-host Sara Haines via Zoom from backstage.

Ana and Sunny had to undergo numerous follow-up COVID tests after the scare, and all those tests came out negative. Both women returned for Monday’s show and confirmed that the initial tests were in fact false positives.

Candace Cameron Bure Reveals Why She’ll ‘Never’ Return To ‘The View’

Candace Cameron Bure Reveals Why She’ll ‘Never’ Return To ‘The View’

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The ‘Full House’ actress explained why she wouldn’t want to be a permanent co-host of the iconic daytime show again!

Candace Cameron Bure reflected on her time as a co-host of The View during a new interview with People on Friday September 17. The 45-year-old actress discussed her time on the talk show staple, as The View celebrates its 25th anniversary on the air this season. The star revealed that she’d be happy to guest host again, but she doesn’t want a permanent seat at the table.

The star said that she enjoyed her time on the show and the people she got to work with, but the job itself was very intense. “My time at The View was exciting, challenging, informative, emotional, and stressful. It was one of the toughest jobs I’ve held, but I was incredibly grateful for the opportunity to sit at the table with such talented, smart, capable women,” she told People. “I also established long-standing relationships off-camera with show producers, crew, talent and guests, which I’m forever thankful for.”

Candace Cameron Bure, 45, said the coastal commute was part of why she didn’t want to return to ‘The View.’ (Image Press Agency/NurPhoto/Shutterstock)

Candace was brought onto the show from 2015 to 2016, and she revealed that she’d expected some of the topics to be a lighter fare than they ended up being due to the 2016 election. “When I was asked to join the table, the show was supposed to steer towards more ever-green topics and less about politics,” she said. “Enter Donald Trump into the presidential race. It changed everything.”

The unexpected shift to primarily political topics was tiresome for Candace, in addition to commuting between New York City and Los Angeles every weekend. “I felt like I was back in school, doing 4-5 hours of homework a night. It was exhausting,” the Fuller House star said. “Along with that, I was traveling back and forth from Los Angeles to New York every week to be with my family on the weekends. I’m surprised I kept up with my schedule for as long as I did.”


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Despite the show being a lot of work, Candace also reflected on some of her fond memories from the show, including her 40th birthday, and getting to spend time with Whoopi Goldberg and Joy Behar off-camera. “We definitely had very fun times together,” she said.

 

Ginger Luckey, 26: 5 Things To Know About Congressman Matt Gaetz’s New Wife

Ginger Luckey, 26: 5 Things To Know About Congressman Matt Gaetz’s New Wife

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Amid the ongoing investigation against him for his alleged relationship with a 17-year-old girl, Matt Gaetz has married Ginger Luckey. Here are five things to know about the congressman’s wife.

U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida is married. The politician, 39, who is currently under investigation for his alleged relationship with a 17-year-old girl, and his fiancée Ginger Luckey eloped in California over the weekend after dating for about a year. Both bride and groom shared snapshots from their big day on social media on Saturday, Aug. 21.

The nuptials come amid the ongoing federal investigation against the Donald Trump ally to determine whether he had sexual relations with a minor and paid for her travels. New court filings from last month revealed that the congressman’s campaign has been shelling out more spending amid the investigation, with half of which going towards attorney Marc Fernich, who has repped the late Jeffrey Epstein

Within all the legal clamor and the clangor, the congressman has factored in time to exchange vows with Ginger, 26. Below are five things to know about the politician’s new wife.

Ginger Met Her Husband At Trump’s Mar-A-Lago

Ginger told the Daily Mail last December that she met her Republican congressman husband at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago club — the same location in which he would propose — in Palm Beach, Florida in March 2020. Donald threw a fundraiser at the time, and Ginger said her mother “dragged” her to the event. The following night, Ginger accompanied her future husband to the birthday party of Donald Trump Jr.’s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle. Of the proposal, she told the outlet: “It didn’t come as a surprise. I had sort of seen it coming.”

Ginger Is A Student At Harvard Business School 

The shadows prove the sunshine 💛🌴🍍 pic.twitter.com/Fs0BOUNsMN

— Ginger Luckey (@LuckeyGinger) August 21, 2021

According to her LinkedIn, Ginger is currently a student at Harvard Business School Online, where she is studying sustainable business strategy. She previously studied economics and accounting at the University of Santa Barbara between 2012 and 2016. Currently, Ginger works as a food analyst for the company Apeel in Santa Barbara in California. She’s been with the company since last year.

Ginger’s Brother Is A Known Millionaire & Big Republican Donor

Ginger is the sister of Palmer Luckey, an entrepreneur best known as the founder of virtual reality company Oculus VR and designer of the Oculus Rift. Facebook bought Oculus VR back in 2014 for a reported $2 billion. Forbes estimated that the entrepreneur’s net worth was well over $500 million following the sale, but it is unclear how much he is worth now. He is also an ardent donor to the Republican Party, per OpenSecrets, a research and government transparency group that tracks money in politics. Last October, Palmer hosted a fundraiser for President Trump after having reportedly donating thousands to his 2016 campaign.

Ginger’s Sister Has Called Matt A “Creep” 

Don’t call the Luckey family’s support for Republican candidates a family affair, as Ginger’s sister Roxanne has slammed her now brother-in-law as a “creep.” Roxanne has been critical of the politician and the allegations of sex trafficking leveled against him, having shared TikToks that recounted stories about him. In one, Roxanne alleged that Matt tried to set her up with an older friend when she was 19. “I saw the character and type of person he is, and when everything came out about him, I honestly, unfortunately, was not surprised,” she said of the ongoing investigation. “As someone who has personally experienced a ton of creepy old politician men hitting on me when I was underage, and experiencing sexual assault at that age by people of power, it’s very disheartening and I have zero tolerance of people like [Gaetz].”

Ginger Doesn’t Live In The Same State As Her Husband

As her work information suggests, Ginger lives in California, while her husband resides in Florida. In her interview with Daily Mail, Ginger revealed that since her job had gone remote due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, however, she has been traveling full-time with her “travel buddy” husband. “My company went totally remote in March so I can do my financial analytics from anywhere,” she told the outlet. “So I have been traveling with him everywhere. I am his travel buddy.”

Mary Trump Calls Out Meghan McCain For Not Having ‘Courage’ To Take Part In ‘View’ Interview

Mary Trump Calls Out Meghan McCain For Not Having ‘Courage’ To Take Part In ‘View’ Interview

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Meghan McCain wrote that she doesn’t think there are any ‘good’ members of the Trump family, and asked them all to leave her alone, after Mary Trump called out ‘The View’ co-host for skipping out on an interview.

Update (8/2/21 4:26 p.m. ET): Meghan McCain clapped back on Twitter, after Mary Trump called her out for not participating in an interview with the author on The View on Monday August 2. She referenced her own dislike of former President Donald Trump and his family, and even though Mary has been critical of her own relatives, it doesn’t matter to Meghan. “There is no ‘good’ Trump family member to me,” she wrote. “Continue to wish they would all just leave me and my entire family the f**k alone.”

There is no "good" Trump family member to me.

Continue to wish they would all just leave me and my entire family the fuck alone.

— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 2, 2021

Meghan tweeted the response shortly after she shared a GIF of Elisabeth Moss’ character from Mad Men, sporting a pair of sunglasses and smoking a cigarette, looking absolutely carefree. In the tweet, Meghan alluded to the fact that it’s her final week as a co-host on The View, and she will have her last episode on Friday August 6. “4 more days,” she wrote.

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— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) August 2, 2021

Original: Meghan McCain37, was noticeably absent when author and former President Donald Trump‘s niece Mary Trump, 56, was a guest on the Monday August 2 episode of The View. Mary came on the show to discuss her upcoming book The Reckoning and share thoughts about her uncle after his presidency. While the other View co-hosts participated in the interview, Mary slyly called out Meghan near the end of her interview. “It’s a shame that your colleague didn’t have the courage to come on and have this conversation with me,” she said. HollywoodLife reached out to representatives for Meghan and The View for comment.

Mary was responding to a question by co-host Sunny Hostin, who asked about the possibility of the former president or his son Donald Trump Jr. running for the Oval Office in 2024. Mary said that she didn’t know if either would run, but spoke about the impact that her uncle had on campaigns. “What I do know is one thing Donald proved is that using racism as a platform was successful. I think that’s why we see so much strife in this country, and we need to continue having the kinds of conversations about race and gender that you have,” she said.


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Before calling Meghan out, Mary noted that The View is “an incredibly powerful platform” and said that it’s important to “speak openly” about issues. The author commended the hosts for taking the time to talk to her. “I appreciate that you are all willing to take up these very difficult subjects. Racism in my view is at the heart of everything that’s wrong in 21st Century America,” she said.

Throughout the interview, Mary spoke about other issues that have dominated conversations even after Trump left office in January 2021. She spoke about the January 6 attack on the Capitol as well as controversy surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine. Mary also got candid about the impact that Trump’s victory in the 2016 election affected her and lead her to seek treatment for PTSD. “Donald had absolutely nothing to do with the reason that I have PTSD… The reason I have it happened decades ago,” Mary explained. “It felt like once again, the worst among us is somehow being allowed to succeed at the expense of everybody else, and I took it incredibly personally, and after four months, I realized that I either needed to go away voluntarily and get help, or I would eventually not have a choice in the matter, and I think it was much better to take control to the extent that I could.”

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Mary has regularly criticized her uncle and provided insight to the inner-workings of the Trump family. The Reckoning isn’t her first book. In 2020, she released another book about the family Too Much And Never Enough. When she appeared on The View in July 2020, she butted heads with Meghan. Meghan referred to her book as a “tell-all” and implied that she was doing it to make a “really good paycheck.” Mary called the accusation “absurd,” and said that she could have written the book a decade before. “If I had wanted some measure of revenge, to cash in, as you say, I would have done this 10 years ago,” she said at the time. “I would not have been taking the risk that I’m taking.”

Michael Avenatti: 5 Things To Know About Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Sentenced To Prison

Michael Avenatti: 5 Things To Know About Stormy Daniels’ Lawyer Sentenced To Prison

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Michael Avenatti, who rose to fame as porn star Stormy Daniels’ lawyer in her case against Donald Trump and his ex attorney, was sentenced to 30 months in prison.

Update (7/8/21 3:45 pm E.T.): Attorney Michael Avenatti, who represented adult entertainer Stormy Daniels, was sentenced to 30 months (two and a half years) in prison on attempted extortion and honest services fraud, after he was found guilty in February 2020, according to The Washington Post. He attempted to extort Nike for $25 million and tried to intimidate the athletic company with bad press. “Mr. Avenatti had become drunk on the power of his platform, or what he perceived the power of his platform to be. He had become someone who operated as if the laws and rules which apply to everyone else didn’t apply to him,” U.S. District Court Judge Paul G. Gardephe said in his remarks.

Original: Attorney Michael Avenatti, who has been by Stormy Daniels‘ side throughout her legal battles against President Donald Trump, was arrested on March 25, on charges that he tried to extort Nike for $20 million. His client, Stormi, allegedly was paid $133K in hush money days before the 2016 presidential election not to go public about an alleged affair the porn star had with the tycoon back in 2006, but it’s Avenatti who has now found himself in the midst of legal trouble. Avenatti has repped Stormy in her subsequent lawsuits against Cohen and now Trump, who she claims has defamed her. He’s also appeared alongside the 39-year-old during TV appearances on shows like The View and regularly appears on cable news outlets to discuss Stormy’s cases. We’ve got five things to know about the 47-year-old legal mind who’s now facing extortion charges.

1. Michael graduated at the top of his class in law school. He attended George Washington University where he worked closely alongside professors on constitutional issues relating to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA). Michael then graduated first in his class, earning the Order of the Coif.

2. According to Nike’s criminal complaint against Michael, he threatened to release damaging information about the company if they didn’t summon up millions of dollars.  “I’ll go take $10 billion dollars off your client’s market cap…I’m not f***ing around,” Avenatti said, according to the complaint.”And I’m not continuing to play games. You guys know enough now to know you’ve got a serious problem and it’s worth more in exposure to me to just blow the lid on this thing,” he added.

3. Michael has brought in bank when in comes to successfully arguing cases. His website claims that he has won $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for his clients, including “many well in excess of $10,000,000.” Wow!

4. Michael has sued Donald Trump once before Stormy’s lawsuit. He successfully represented a plaintiff in an idea theft lawsuit against The Apprentice and the show’s executive producers Mark Burnett and Trump. Mark Bethea had claimed that he came up with a reality-based television show called C.E.O. featuring Trump as the host and pitched it to Burnett’s business manager in 2001. The legendary reality producer allegedly passed on the idea then in 2003 debuted The Apprentice on NBC, with Trump as the host and E.P. The case was eventually settled out of court for an undisclosed sum.

5. Michael is a race car driver. He’s just as hard charging when it comes to hobbies as he is at his law practice. Since 2010, Michael has competed in over 30 professional sports car races including 24 Hours of LeMans, 24 Hours of Daytona, and the Porsche SuperCup among others.

Barron Trump, 15, Is So Much Taller Than Mom Melania In New Photos Outside Trump Tower

Barron Trump, 15, Is So Much Taller Than Mom Melania In New Photos Outside Trump Tower

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Barron Trump was literally towering over his super model mother as the pair were spotted in NYC on Wednesday, July 7.

Barron Trump, 15, has grown so much! The teenager was spotted with mom Melania Trump, 51, as the pair left their home at the Trump Tower on Wednesday, July 7.  He looked older and more mature with his longer, grown out hair which had a slight wave to it as he towered over his mom. The teenager kept his outfit classic with a navy blue long sleeve and matching dark jean, accessorizing with a black, silver buckle belt and a limited edition orange Louis Vuitton duffle bag. The mother-son duo were seen getting into a vehicle after departing the building — see the photos her via Daily Mail.

Melania was also stylish for the outing, wearing a button down black blouse and white pants. Like Barron, she carried a designer bag — although, a much more expensive one: Melania held onto a black leather Hermès Birkin bag with gold hardware, worth about $11,000. She finished her runway-ready ensemble with Christian Louboutin’s white, pointy leather flats (worth $675). Her highlighted hair looked freshly blown out into a loose curl as she made her brief appearance, keeping her face hidden behind an oversized pair of black sunglasses.

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Height certainly runs in Barron’s blood, who is now apparently 6 foot 7 inches: dad Donald Trump is a towering 6 foot 3 inches, while mom Melania — who had a career as a model prior to her marriage to The Apprentice star — is 5 foot 11 inches. His older siblings are also tall: brother Donald Jr. is 6 foot 1 inch, Ivanka (who has also modeled) is 5 foot 11 inches, and sister Tiffany is 5 foot 8 inches. There’s no telling if this is Barron’s final growth spurt, but he certainly appears to keep growing every time he steps out.


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Back in Jan. 2020, the then 13-year-old was a full head taller than his father as the pair prepared to board Air Force One. Wearing a casual green bomber jacket and black pants, Barron walked behind his parents on the White House lawn. At the time, Barron was estimated to be about 6 foot 3 inches — so already a bit taller than his dad — meaning he’s grown a whopping four inches in just a year and a half. While Barron has yet to discuss his future ambitions or goals, a modeling career wouldn’t be out of the question with that height.

Maren Morris Claps Back After Hater Calls Out Her ‘Sexualized’ Photos & The Way She Dresses

Maren Morris Claps Back After Hater Calls Out Her ‘Sexualized’ Photos & The Way She Dresses

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Maren Morris for the win. The country star was recently criticized by a troll for her ‘sexualized’ look in photos — and she had the perfect mic drop response.

Maren Morris, 31, never lets her haters off easy. The Grammy award-winning artist — who is no stranger to speaking out against online critics — was slut-shamed on Twitter for her choice of attire in a promotional tour photo on July 7. In the pic, Maren was dressed in a stunning silver cover up, which one particular Twitter troll had an issue with for whatever reason. “@MarenMorris when you dress like that, you’re definitely inviting people to look at you in a sexual way. Don’t complain about being sexualized when you sexualize yourself,” the troll wrote to Maren.

But Maren stayed true to herself, as she always does, and had an epic response to her critic. She revived the photos from her 2019 Playboy shoot that show the singer looking absolutely amazing while stripped down wearing nothing but a pair of pants, boots and a cowgirl hat and shared them on Twitter. “Daniel’s really gonna hate it when he finds out I did Playboy,” Maren hilariously wrote alongside the photos.

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Maren’s response got a bunch of her fans to rally around the country superstar. And when one follower pointed out the sexist behavior of Maren’s troll, the mom of one shared a follow-up tweet to once again slam her hater. “He publicly put this sexist garbage online and @ me,” she wrote. “Also, ‘not liking someone’s clothing’ is one thing. Saying I deserve to be sexualized for a *pretty tame* outfit is just a hop, skip to ‘don’t dress like a slut and you won’t get creeped on.’ ”


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This is not the first time that Maren has been slut-shamed. In fact, she received a bunch of negative comments in 2019 when she first released her Playboy photoshoot, and she defended herself accordingly. “The thing about me is, I make music for myself,” she wrote. “I learned later that it touches others, which is the most wonderful byproduct of a songwriter’s calling. Some can slut-shame me for my lyrics about sex, ad you can put me in your little box, but I just want to live and love. I recently accepted myself and will put these photos in a frame because I’ll never have this moment back.” She also tweeted, “Small boobs are cool” in response to anyone commenting on her chest size.

To her credit, Maren has never been afraid to be outspoken about what she believes in. She has used her voice and platform to promote the acceptance of more female artists in country music. She’s even addressed some controversy in the country genre, such as Morgan Wallen using the N-word in Feb. 2021 and country wives supporting former president Donald Trump. Kudos to you, Maren Morris.

Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo: 5 Things To Know About NY Governor’s Daughter, 23, Who Is Demisexual

Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo: 5 Things To Know About NY Governor’s Daughter, 23, Who Is Demisexual

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s activist daughter, Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo, came out as demisexual during pride month. Here’s 5 things to know about her.

While New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was at the forefront to try and contain the spread of Coronavirus, he got some much needed help from his 23-year-old daughter, Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo. She proved herself to be an incredible role model for young people, joining her father, 62, during a message to New Yorkers. In the months since, she has also been open about her sexuality and her struggle with societal labels, revealing she identifies as demisexual. Here are five things you need to know about Michaela Kennedy-Cuomo.

1. Michaela came out as demisexual.

In honor of Pride Month, Michaela Kennedy Cuomo posted a selfie of herself with a background made up of rainbow flags, and opened up about her queer identity. She later offered some more insight about her sexual orientation during an Instagram Live with activist and author Donato Tramuto, revealing she identifies as demisexual. PFLAG describes it as individuals who only feel sexually attracted to someone when they have an emotional bond with the person. “When I was in elementary school, I feared that I was lesbian. When I was in middle school, I came out to my family and close friends as bisexual. When I was in high school, I discovered pansexuality and thought, ‘That’s the flag for me.’ ” Michaela explained. “I’ve recently learned more about demisexuality and have believed that that identity resonates with me most.”

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2. She comes from a very prominent family.

Not only is Michaela the daughter of the New York Governor, her mother, Kerry Kennedy, is a celebrated human rights activist and author. Furthermore, Michaela’s family is connected to American politics and one of the most well known political families in the United States. Her maternal grandfather was United States Senator Robert F. Kennedy, making her great uncle President John F. Kennedy. On her father’s side, Michaela is the niece of CNN correspondent Chris Cuomo. Michaela has two older twin sisters, Cara Ethel Kennedy-Cuomo and Mariah Matilda Kennedy-Cuomo.

3. She attended an Ivy League school.

Prior to the Coronavirus pandemic, Michaela was wrapping up her final year at Brown University. She majored in Education and Human Development, with a focus on Social Inequality, according to her LinkedIn page. While attending Brown, Michaela wrote for the Brown Political Review as a Culture Writer.

4. She’s already embracing political activism.

While attending Brown, Michaela became one of the major leaders on her campus for the It’s On Us Campaign. The campaign began under the Obama administration and was a major tentpole for Vice President Joe Biden‘s time at the White House. It’s On Us combats sexual assault on college campuses by encouraging bystanders to horrific sexual crimes to speak up without penalty, empowering victims as well. Along with meeting Vice President Biden — and posting about it regularly on Instagram — she also shared images from It’s On Us week at her campus.

5. Michaela gets political online.

Apart from her Instagram, Michaela’s Twitter account also showcases some real activism. “Respect Existence or Expect Resistance,” reads the bio underneath her Twitter profile. In June 2019, Michaela used her Twitter account to speak out against former political candidate Roy Moore, Supreme Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and President Donald Trump for creating legislation “that protects privileged assailants at the expense of the survivor.”

Kodak Black Mocked For Throwing Thousands Of Dollars In The Water While Aboard A Boat — Watch

Kodak Black Mocked For Throwing Thousands Of Dollars In The Water While Aboard A Boat — Watch

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Kodak Black enraged his fans, to say the least, when he threw thousands of dollars in cash off a boat and into the ocean. And those fans made sure to let him know how they felt.

Has Kodak Black every heard of charity? The 24-year-old rapper drew ire from fans on social media after he threw a massive stack of hundred dollar bills (which must’ve added up to thousands of dollars total) off a boat and into the water. Kodak posted a video to Instagram on Tuesday that showed him tossing the money overboard at night. In another post, Kodak posed with the stack of cash before he dropped it into the ocean. And to make matters much worse, Kodak used up a couple more $100 bills to throw down the toilet and subsequently clog it. Kodak shared a video of that whole ordeal on Twitter.

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Naturally, Kodak’s fans were not happy with him. “U doing too much bra,” one follower told Kodak in the comments section of his Instagram post. Another follower said, “You must’ve lost yo f***ing mind !” Fans also called Kodak out on Twitter: one unhappy social media user said, “Instead of donating to the ones in need ,he throws it away just to catch attention.” Kodak got heat from another fan that wrote, “And people question why there isn’t enough money, food, etc because people just waste all that stuff like this to get views, attention, whatever they need to fill their egos for the time-being. It’s sad.”

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While Kodak (born Bill K. Kapri) seems to just be completely irrational in his actions, he apparently does have a reason for why he wasted all that money. According to Newsweek, the rapper was apparently sending a message to his old friend Jackboy, whom he had a falling out with. The outlet reported that Kodak was discarding the money after claiming that he made $1 million off of Jackboy. Their feud was going down publicly, with both guys reportedly throwing shade at one another in interviews and on social media.

Kodak is coming off of a wild few months. For starters, the rapper and his entourage were ambushed and shot at outside a Florida McDonald’s in April. Kodak’s bodyguard was wounded in the ensuing chaos and was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries, but he recovered. Luckily, Kodak was not in the vehicle that was shot at and managed to escape the scene unharmed.

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The terrifying shooting incident came just two months after Kodak was pardoned by the outgoing President Donald Trump. Kodak was incarcerated after pleading guilty to “lying on background check forms while buying multiple firearms in two different incidents” in 2019. He was given a 46-month prison sentencethat was set to end in August 2022, but Kodak was let go on Jan. 20, after Trump noted that Kodak “has served nearly half of his sentence,” and that before his conviction, Kodak was “deeply involved in numerous philanthropic efforts,” “committed to supporting a variety of charitable efforts,” and while still incarcerated, “donated $50,000 to David Portnoy’s Barstool Fund, which provides funds to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Gwen Berry: 5 Things To Know About The Olympian Who Calls Herself An ‘Activist Athlete’

Gwen Berry: 5 Things To Know About The Olympian Who Calls Herself An ‘Activist Athlete’

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Gwen Berry made headlines when she snubbed the national anthem during the US Olympic Trials on June 26. Here is everything to know about Gwen, from her career in track and field to her activism in racial justice.

Gwen Berry had many people supporting her — and others not — when she decided to turn away from the American flag during the national anthem at the U.S. Olympic Trials on June 26, 2021. The 31-year-old track and field Olympian performed the controversial action as a sign of protest for racial justice after successfully qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics this summer. But Gwen’s decision wasn’t exactly a surprising one, given that she considers herself an “activist athlete.”

So who is Gwen Berry? Here are 5 key things to about Gwen, including her blossoming career in track and field and how she’s been a figure for racial justice activism for years now.

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Gwen began her track and field career in high school.

Gwen grew up in Florissant, Missouri, where she attended McCluer High School and played both basketball and track. Once she began her college years at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Gwen pursued throwing events specifically. According to her college sports bio, she came in fourth place in the hammer throw at the 2008 USA Junior Championship, and went on to become the champion of the Missouri Valley Conference in the weight throw and shot put. But that was just the start of Gwen’s impeccable athletic career.

Gwen holds the world record in the weight throw.

Gwen has a few personal records under her belt, but her most impressive by far is having the world record in the weight throw with a mark of 25.60 meters. Gwen set that record in March 2017 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Gwen’s additional person records include the outdoor shot put at 16.99 meters, the outdoor hammer throw with 77.78 meters and the indoor shot put with 16.30 meters. She set those records in 2011, 2018 and 2020, respectively.

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Gwen competed in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will not be Gwen’s first Olympics appearance. She qualified for the 2016 Rio Games after placing second in hammer throwing behind Team USA teammate Amber Campbell and ahead of DeAnna Price. Gwen represented U.S. at the Rio Games, but did not place in her competition.

Gwen’s activism began after the death of Michael Brown in 2014.

Gwen has had a passion for speaking up about injustices in the world ever since Michael Brown, an 18-year-old Black man, was fatally shot by police while walking home unharmed in Ferguson, Mo., Gwen’s home state. “I walked the streets, everybody was walking and protesting, and you could just feel the tension. My heart was broken,” she told ESPN. Gwen said that the tragedy “definitely woke me up” and inspired her to learn more about race relations at one of the Freedom Schools.

Gwen’s newfound education gave her a whole new mindset about the world she was living in. She told ESPN: “It was a turning point for me mentally, emotionally and, honestly, physically. It made me want to stay healthy and just up my game. Because the people who came before me were so powerful. They were survivors. So who am I not to survive, when I honestly have it easier than them?” From that point on, Gwen continued to focus on racial injustices in the world while simultaneously competing in track and field.

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Gwen protested ‘The Star Spangled Banner’ at the 2019 Pan American Games.

A major moment in Gwen’s life and career came at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. While Gwen was being awarded the gold medal for the hammer throw, she raised her first near the end of “The Star Spangled Banner,” which was playing at the arena. Gwen’s protest, which was against injustice in the U.S. and then-President Donald Trump, had severe consequences. She was reprimanded by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), was placed on probation for 12 months and lost roughly $50,000 in sponsorships that pulled out as a result of her protest, according to ESPN.

Gwen addressed her Pan American Games protest in an interview with CNN last year. “For me, it was extremely devastating because they cut off all my revenue,” the athlete said. “Competing, going overseas, going to competitions, getting prize money, and then ultimately making the Olympic team help me, help my family, help my community.” Despite that situation, Gwen has continued to bravely speak out and to let the consequences stop her from making a difference in the world.

Caitlyn Jenner Nearly Drops Her Drinks After Running To Starbucks In LA — See Photo

Caitlyn Jenner Nearly Drops Her Drinks After Running To Starbucks In LA — See Photo

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The California governor hopeful experienced some spillage during a Starbucks run with her pups.

Caitlyn Jenner experienced a bit of a fumble during a Starbucks run in Los Angeles on June 23. The Olympic gold medalist, 71, nearly dropped her coffee and tea order while attempting to unlock the car door. Caitlyn’s iced tea order managed to spill over a bit in the cupholder but the hot coffees appeared to have been salvaged, seen in the PHOTO HERE.

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During the outing, Caitlyn rocked a casual striped shirt and denim capri pants; the former Keeping Up With the Kardashians star also brought along her two dogs. The Starbucks run comes after Caitlyn announced her run for California governor in April. A lifelong Republican and former Donald Trump supporter, Caitlyn has been a vocal opponent of current Governor Gavin Newsom, who faces a potential 2021 recall election.

Caitlyn shared a Caitlyn For California press release on her respective social media accounts after she filed the paperwork on April 23. “Californians want better and need better from their politicians,” it read, in part. “This will be a campaign of solutions, providing a roadmap back to prosperity to turn this state around and finally clean up the damage Newsom has done to this state.”

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While the Kardashian-Jenners are not involved in the campaign, Caitlyn revealed that her children were concerned for her safety after she informed them about the run. The former decathlete has six children, including Kendall and Kylie Jenner, that she shares with former wives. “My kids are not involved whatsoever with this,” Caitlyn told CNN‘s Dana Bash in a May 10 interview. “I love my kids, the kids love me, and I have a great relationship, but I told them right at the start, I said ‘guys’, because they were scared — one for my safety and scared of what the media is gonna do.”

“You know, my family has certainly been out in the media and they’ve taken their shots that they don’t need to take anymore,” Caitlyn continued. “I said, ‘I am not going to ask you for one tweet, I am not going to ask you for one thing. You guys go live your life. This is my deal. This is my decision to do this and I’m going to tell the media [to] stay away. Don’t ask them. I told them just [to say] ‘no comment.’”

Joe Biden Quickly Corrects Himself After Calling President Putin ‘President Trump’: Watch 

Joe Biden Quickly Corrects Himself After Calling President Putin ‘President Trump’: Watch 

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President Joe Biden was speaking at the U.S-Russia summit in Geneva when he accidentally referred to Vladimir Putin as Donald Trump, but quickly corrected himself.

Joe Biden, 78, made a minor snafu when speaking at the U.S.-Russia summit in Geneva, Switzerland on Wednesday, June 15. The president was delivering a speech at the podium when, on accident, he briefly referred to Russian President Vladimir Putin as former U.S. President Donald Trump. “I caught part of President Trum…uh, Putin’s press conference,” Biden said. Video of Biden’s gaffe was shared by users on Twitter, which you can see below.

Joe Biden almost says President Trump when referring to Putin.. pic.twitter.com/8PH8tdrR91

— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) June 16, 2021

Biden met with Putin, 68, on June 16 as part of his first trip abroad since being inaugurated as the 46th U.S. president in January. The political leaders spoke at the lakeside Villa La Grange for nearly four hours, according to Reuters. Discussions at the meeting reportedly centered on cyber attacks, the imprisonment of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, and more.

Ahead of the meeting, Biden called Putin a “worthy adversary,” according to USA Today. After the meeting, Biden reportedly told reporters, “I did what I came to do.” Biden departed for the overseas trip on June 9 and has already attended the Group of Seven meeting in the United Kingdom and the NATO summit in Belgium.

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Biden’s relationship with Putin strongly contrasts to that of Trump’s. While in office, Trump, 75, was criticized for cozying up to Putin and refusing to accept evidence that there was Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. In a recent interview with NBC News, Putin said that Trump was “an extraordinary individual, talented individual.”

Trump has kept a low profile since leaving office in January — largely due to being banned from multiple social media platforms. He made an appearance at a rally in North Carolina on June 5, during which he was criticized for apparently wearing his trousers backwards. Joy Behar of The View was among the many to mock the 45th president. “This guy’s running around with pants that looked like he pooped in them or something!” Behar, 78, joked to her co-hosts. “It’s weird.” Trump did not respond to the buzz.

Rick Santorum Dropped From CNN After Racist Comments & Twitter Celebrates: ‘Good Riddance’

Rick Santorum Dropped From CNN After Racist Comments & Twitter Celebrates: ‘Good Riddance’

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CNN released a statement on May 22 saying that the network has ‘parted ways’ with commentator Rick Santorum following his widely condemned racist remarks about Native Americans.

Rick Santorum has been dropped by CNN. A spokesperson for the network released a statement on May 22, saying CNN has “parted ways” with the former US Senator, per Huffington Post. The decision for the network to terminate its contract with the former Pennsylvania senator comes roughly one month after he made racist comments about Native Americans that were widely condemned.

People celebrate Rick Santorum’s departure from CNN on Twitter.

“We birthed a nation from nothing. I mean, there was nothing here,” he said at a conservative youth conference in April. “I mean, yes, we have Native Americans,” he said. “But candidly, that — there isn’t much Native American culture in American culture.” Following his racist remarks, many called for Santorum’s termination from CNN. Today, a number of people on social media took to Twitter to celebrate Santorum’s departure.

People celebrate Rick Santorum’s departure from CNN on Twitter.

“Finally, a version of Rick-rolling we can support,” one person said on the social media platform. Another person aptly observed, “Our Indigenous Peoples deserve respect. Good.” More praised the decision, with one person acknowledging that Santorum’s departure, “Should have happened long ago. Good riddance. No—he’s not he [SIC] censored: no one is entitled to be on TV.”

People celebrate Rick Santorum’s departure from CNN on Twitter.

Following Santorum’s speech, the conservative commentator did not appear on CNN for roughly one week. He did, however, try to walk back his remarks. “I was talking about, and I misspoke in this respect, I was talking about the founding, and the principles embodied in the founding,” he tried to explain of his racist, dismissive language during a May appearance on Cuomo Primetime.

Rick Santorum’s contract was terminated by CNN, per a May 22 Huffington Post report [Shutterstock].“I would never, and you know, people have said, ‘Oh, I’m trying to dismiss what we did to the Native Americans.’ Far from it! The way we treated Native Americans was horrific. It goes against every bone and everything I’ve ever fought for, as a leader, in the Congress.” Santorum’s divisive presence on CNN has often been met with criticism. The former Republican politician turned commentator supported the agenda of former President Donald Trump, but often distanced himself from his behavior. Santorum joined CNN as a senior political commentator in January 2017.

‘Liz Cheney’ Bemoans Her Situation On ‘SNL’: ‘I’m Everything A Conservative Woman Is – Blonde & Mean’

‘Liz Cheney’ Bemoans Her Situation On ‘SNL’: ‘I’m Everything A Conservative Woman Is – Blonde & Mean’

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Kate McKinnon’s ‘Liz Cheney’ wasn’t thrilled about being ousted from House Republican leadership on ‘SNL’s Weekend Update!

Kate McKinnon was on fire tonight! The longtime SNL star appeared during Weekend Update alongside Colin Jost, this time playing Liz Cheney. The real-life Liz was just dumped by the GOP from her from her House leadership position after continuing to speak out against Donald Trump‘s “destructive lies” and other party members who support Donald Trump’s election falsehoods and more.

“Colin, this is the grand implosion of Trumpism. You don’t even know the size of the tsunami that’s coming. We’re talkin’ me, Omarosa, five white women, maybe six… have I said me?” – Kate McKinnon as Liz Cheney on #SNL 😂 pic.twitter.com/zHx5iJTgim

— LC (@Knope447) May 16, 2021

Kate’s Liz shared her own take on the situation. “I was kicked out of the Republican Party — I fell down to hell like Lil Nas X, fracked with the Devil and bounced back up onto MSNBC…I don’t know what happened,” she said next to a confused Colin. “I don’t know what I did wrong. Look at me! I’m everything a conservative woman should be — blonde, mean,” she hilariously added — seemingly about to continue the sentence, but stopping short.

“People are on my side. Brave Republicans, ready to speak my truth and start a movement. And there are more of us than you think,” Kate’s Liz, wearing a blue suit with a blonde bob wig went on. “This is grand implosion of Trumpism, you don’t even know the side of the tsunami…conservatives are leaving me high and dry! What more can I do for you people? I’m against gay marriage even though my sister is a lesbian…and I’m not conservative enough?” she also ranted.

The May 15 episode marked Keegan-Michael Key‘s SNL hosting debut — but the Michigan native is no stranger to sketch comedy! He was a longtime cast member on rival series MADtv, which aired on FOX from 1995 to 2009 (the series also saw a brief revival on The CW network back in 2016). Keegan-Michael joined the series in 2004 alongside Jordan Peele. Although he had a number of memorable characters over his time on the show, he is perhaps best known for the high school themed “Coach Hines” sketch.

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Keegan-Michael was over-the-moon about the bucket list opportunity, which was announced on May 3. Taking to Instagram, he reposted SNL‘s signature post-it note image featuring his name alongside musical guest Olivia Rodrigo‘s. “Dreams do come true. @nbcsnl,” he simply captioned the post, which got over 50,000 likes. The official SNL account sweetly replied with hearts, as several celebrities made it known that they’ll be tuning in! Jamie Lee Curtis wrote, “NOW I’LL WATCH,” while Terry Crews wrote several fire emojis. “AWESOME!!!!!” fellow comedian Kevin Nealon added. “Thank you to every friend and fan who supported me along this journey. It’s tonight!” he added several hours before showtime.

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Before blowing up in the comedy world, Keegan-Michael attended both the University of Detroit Mercy and Pennsylvania State University to study theatre. His earliest memories of comedy, however, come from watching shows with his father — including The Bugs Bunny Show. “The embryonic beginnings of what the power of comedy was…My father, a grown man, would just laugh uproariously at the roadrunner and the coyote,” he recalled on the In the Envelope: The Actor’s Podcast. “You’re a child, so your parents are godlike to you. ‘This material on the television is disarming my father.’ That’s powerful. Why is it so powerful?” he reflected.

Michael Fanone: 5 Things About DC Cop Speaking Out After Nearly Dying During Capitol Riot

Michael Fanone: 5 Things About DC Cop Speaking Out After Nearly Dying During Capitol Riot

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Officer Michael Fanone isn’t holding back while speaking about his harrowing experience during the Capitol insurrection, which gave him a heart attack and left him with PTSD.

UPDATE (5/12/2021, 10:24 PM ET): Congress. Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) took to Twitter on May 12 to claim that Officer Michael Fanone was hung up on by the staff for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) when he called his office to “show” how he nearly died during the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

I just spoke with a very upset Officer Michael Fanone. It’s #PoliceWeek and for weeks Ofc. Fanone has made multiple requests to talk to @GOPLeader. He wants to show McCarthy what he experienced on 1/6. Today he was hung up on by McCarthy’s staff. RT if Kevin should meet a hero.

— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) May 12, 2021

“I just spoke with a very upset Officer Michael Fanone. It’s #PoliceWeek and for weeks Ofc. Fanone has made multiple requests to talk to @GOPLeader. He wants to show McCarthy what he experienced on 1/6. Today he was hung up on by McCarthy’s staff. RT if Kevin should meet a hero,” the tweet read. 

It didn’t take long for McCarthy’s communications director Michele Perez Exner to respond to Swalwell’s tweet and deny the accusation. “This is not true. Officer Fanone called our office and spoke with our staff who then offered to provide the email address of our director of operations. He was not hung up on,” her response read. Swalwell then reportedly followed up with, “Officer Fanone told me he was hung up on. Are you calling him a liar?”

This is not true. Officer Fanone called our office and spoke with our staff who then offered to provide the email address of our director of operations. He was not hung up on. https://t.co/em5RKTp7vq

— Michele Perez Exner (@michelepexner) May 12, 2021

ORIGINAL: As insurrectionists attacked the United States Capitol building on January 6, Officer Michael Fanone, quite literally, put his life on the line to protect those inside. Fanone, a 40-year-old father of four, is now speaking out about the attack that caused him to have a heart attack and condemning politicians who continue to “whitewash” what happened that day. Here’s what you need to know:

He Suffered A Heart Attack During the Siege

Fanone called the insurrection a “medieval battle scene” in a January interview with The Washington Post. Hours into that battle, as Fanone and his fellow officers battled “15,000 people,” someone grabbed his helmet, pulled him to the ground, and dragged him down a set of stairs on his stomach. Rioters swarmed and began beating him and other officers with metal pipes and a pole with an American flag attached, according to police.

Fanone and another cop were hit with stun guns, which caused him to have a “mild” heart attack. He recalled in the interview that the mob was repeatedly shouting “USA!” as the siege occurred, adding that he heard someone shout, “We got one! We got one! Kill him with his own gun!” The rioters had stolen his badge, spare ammunition, and his police radio. Footage of the attack immediately went viral.

Officer Michael Fanone tells @donlemon it’s been very difficult to see elected officials whitewash what happened on Jan. 6.

He was stun-gunned several times and beaten with a flagpole during the Capitol attack.

Watch part 1 of his first in-depth interview: pic.twitter.com/4LzuJcfztl

— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) April 28, 2021

He’s Calling Out Politicians Who ‘Downplayed’ The Riot

In an interview with CNN’s Don Lemon, Fanone said it’s been “difficult” to hear politicians act like the siege on the Capitol, where Trump-backed insurrections broke barriers, damaged property, called for the heads of prominent politicians, and violently attacked officers such as himself, was no big deal. Last month, former president Donald Trump falsely claimed that the rioters were “hugging and kissing” police.

“It’s been very difficult seeing elected officials and other individuals kind of whitewash the events of that day or downplay what happened,” Fanone said in the April 27 interview, which you can watch above. “Some of the terminology that was used, like ‘hugs and kisses’ and ‘very fine people,’ is very different from what I experienced and what my co-workers experienced on the 6th.” When asked specifically about Trump’s comments, Fanone said, “I think it’s dangerous. It is very much not the experience I had on the 6th. I experienced a group of individuals who were trying to kill me to accomplish their goal.”

He Has PTSD After The Capitol Attack

Along with the heart attack Fanone suffered during the insurrection, the officer also experienced a traumatic brain injury and suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), he told CNN. “It’s been a roller coaster, man. It’s been up and down,” Fanone said. “Probably for about the first two weeks after the 6th, I was still riding pretty high on adrenaline. Shortly thereafter, I started to experience some of the more psychological injuries, PTSD, some of the emotional trauma from what I experienced that day.”

DC Police Officer Michael Fanone nearly died during the Capitol insurrection (Courtesy CBS News)

The Men Who Attacked Him Have Been Arrested

Daniel Rodriguez, the rioter accused of shocking Fanone with a stun gun and triggering his heart attack, was arrested in March for assault. Assaulting a police officer with a deadly weapon carries a sentence of up to 20 years in prison. Rodriguez is also accused of smashing a window at the Capitol and stealing an emergency escape hood, which is designed to protect lawmakers against chemical munitions.

He Joined The Force After 9/11

Fanone has been with the DC Police Department for nearly two decades. He was inspired to serve in law enforcement after the attacks of September 11, 2001, in which terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in DC. Fanone normally works in plainclothes as a narcotics officer, but geared up and headed to the Capitol with hundreds of other officers as the siege broke out.

Jill Biden Shows Support For Melania Trump After Posting A Photo Of Her Rose Garden – See Pic

Jill Biden Shows Support For Melania Trump After Posting A Photo Of Her Rose Garden – See Pic

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First Lady Jill Biden took to Twitter to show off a gorgeous pic of the White House’s Rose Garden that Melania Trump previously renovated.

Jill Biden, 69, is appreciating the renovated Rose Garden that Melania Trump, 51, left behind after leaving the White House earlier this year. The First Lady shared a new pic of the flower-filled area to her Twitter page on May 7 and added an exciting caption to it. “Spring is here at the @WhiteHouse!” the caption read.

Spring is here at the @WhiteHouse! pic.twitter.com/n87JOlJ7NN

— Jill Biden (@FLOTUS) May 7, 2021

Although she didn’t mention Melania directly, the tweet could be seen as a sign of support for the wife of former President Donald Trump, 74. After she renovated the garden in Aug. 2020, it received a lot of controversy from critics. Private donations were used to return the garden back to its roots and honor the original design by Bunny Mellon, which President John Kennedy requested in 1962, but people spoke out against the results once they noticed Melania got rid of the crabapple trees that were originally put there during Kennedy’s time at the White House.

Some online users also complained that Melania’s chosen flowers were too pale compared to the brightly colored ones that were there during the Obama administration and an online petition on change.org even garnered more than 75,000 signatures to try and get the Biden administration to undo her changes. Former first lady Jackie Kennedy was the one to originally restore the garden in the early 1960s after years of neglect and the description of the petition states that the late political figure’s “legacy was ripped away” when Melania renovated the garden. At the time of the changes, the White House responded and explained that the flowers just needed time to grow before they would eventually flourish.

First Lady Jill Biden recently showed support for Melania Trump’s renovated Rose Garden by posting a pic of it. (Shutterstock)

After Jill shared her latest photo of the Melania-approved Rose Garden, some followers brought up the ongoing controversy and asked her to change it back to the way it was prior to Melania’s changes. “Sadly scarred by concrete and the loss of beautiful trees. Please restore our Rose Garden,” one follower wrote while another urged her to “take out the wretched cement and return the rose garden to its former glory!” A third pleaded, “Please replace the beautiful rose garden & crabapple trees that were horrendously & callously destroyed. Return it to the beauty it once was.”

Please restore Jackie Kennedy’s rose garden. It would make many of us very happy. It’s such a same someone felt the need to destroy it.

— Native (@802Vermont59) May 7, 2021

Despite the command for changes, there’s no confirmation that the Rose Garden will undergo any renovations anytime soon. The South Lawn of the White House, however, is currently undergoing a massive renovation which is reportedly part of a security and infrastructure upgrade.

Rihanna New Album: Will We Finally Get it in 2021?

Rihanna New Album: Will We Finally Get it in 2021?

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One question has been plaguing Rihanna for what feels like forever: where’s the new album? As fans eagerly await her to drop new music, here’s what we know.

Rihanna has an extensive body of work – eight studio albums, two remix albums, a handful of EPs, and countless singles – but by the way fans react whenever she does anything, you’d think she’s been holding out. Ms. Robyn Rihanna Fenty can’t post a picture on Instagram, enjoy herself while watching a DJ’s live stream, or practically do anything without someone popping up and demanding that she releases a new album. It’s almost as bad as fans begging for Adele’s new record.

However, 2021 marks the longest period that fans have gone without a new Rihanna record. Her last full-length was 2016’s Anti, a triple-Platinum album best known for its chart-topping single – and one of her frequent collabs with Drake — “Work.” Anti followed 2012’s Unapologetic, which contained arguably Rihanna’s biggest song, “Diamonds.” Until 2021, the four years between Anti and Unapologetic were the longest gap fans endured between Rihanna projects, as she used to put out albums at a much more frequent pace.

Rihanna at the Made in America Festival in 2016 (Shutterstock

Her debut studio album, 2005’s Music of the Sun, was quickly followed up by A Girl Like Me in 2006. Girl Gone Bad (2007), Rated R (2009), and Loud (2010) closed out the decade, meaning that Rihanna released five albums in as many years. Talk That Talk arrived in 2011, with Unapologetic arriving a year later. While other artists risk oversaturating the market with such a prolific output, Rihanna maintained a steady level of commercial and critical success. Outside of her debut release, all of her albums have gone Platinum numerous times, and her lowest score on Metacritic is 61.

So, there is an audience just waiting to give Rihanna all their money, but from the way she responded to a fan at the start of 2021, she might be good. “New year’s resolution: apply the pressure,” she captioned a Jan. 1 IG post featuring her in a metallic outfit. “Resolution should be releasing the album,” a snarky fan added in the comments, which prompted Rihanna to respond with, “This comment is sooo 2019. Grow up.”

When Will Rihana’s New Album Be Released?
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As of May 2021, we don’t know when Rihanna’s album will drop, and honestly, it’s best to stop asking.

“If one of y’all motherf-ckers ask me about the album one more time when I’m trying to save the world, unlike y’all president….on sight,” she said during an April 202 Instagram Live chat, likely referencing then-president Donald Trump, and how she had pledged to donate a $5 million to global coronavirus relief via her Clara Lionel Foundation. However, she did give fans some positive news almost a year after this rant.

After Anti spent a record-breaking five years on the Billboard 200 chart – making her the first Black artist to achieve such a goal – she posted an Instagram video to celebrate. Like clockwork, fans said she should “celebrated [Anti] by releasing a song.” “I think I should,” she said. “Just 1 tho lol.” This was, obviously, just a troll from Rihanna.

In July 2020, while doing a promotional tour for Fenty Beauty, Rihanna explained why it’s been taking so long to finish her ninth studio album. “I can’t wait to put something out that I’m really proud of and excited about,” she said in an interview with Access Online. “It probably is gonna be sooner than my fans think, but I’m just gonna leave that alone because I got enough stress, questions, and, ‘R9, when’s the album coming.’ They don’t leave me alone. I haven’t neglected them. Music is still my baby.”

During the conversation, she also explained that when she was first making Anti, a “paparazzi caught me going into the studio and after that, they thought my album was coming out that week,” she said. “So, Anti to them, took forever… so anytime you give them a little, but of information that I’m working on music, they expect it to come now because, in the past, it’s worked like that. n the past, I’d shoot out an album in three months, but now, I don’t have the luxury of doing that because I have this other baby [her Savage x Fenty lingerie line].”

However, as of May 2021, we don’t have a definite release date.

What Is Rihanna’s New Album Called?
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“So, so far it’s just been R9, thanks to the Navy,” Rihanna said in an interview with The New York Times, referencing her followers’ fandom name. “I’m about to call it [“R9”] probably, ’cause they have haunted me with this “R9, R9, when is R9 coming out?” How will I accept another name after that’s been burned into my skull?

Fans thought that she announced the album’s title in 2019. “to all my friends/family/coworkers who I have yet to get back to in the past months…please forgive me,” she captioned a November 2019 Instagram post.  This year has been quite an overwhelming one, and I’m working on that ish called Balance. brb.” Rihanna likely meant she was working on the “work-life balance,” but fans, hungry for any scrap of information about the project, instantly started asking, “Is her new album called Balance?”

What’s Rihanna’s New Record Going To Sound Like?
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Reggae – or a similar facsimile. Rihanna confirmed, in a 2019 interview with Vogue, that she was putting out a Reggae-flavored project. “I like to look at it as a reggae-inspired or reggae-infused album,” she said. It’s not gonna be typical of what you know as reggae. But you’re going to feel the elements in all of the tracks.”

“Reggae always feels right to me. It’s in my blood,” the Barbadian singer said. “It doesn’t matter how far or long removed I am from that culture, or my environment that I grew up in; it never leaves. It’s always the same high. Even though I’ve explored other genres of music, it was time to go back to something that I haven’t really homed in on completely for a body of work.”

Fans got a preview of what the album is not going to sound like, courtesy of singer Skylar Grey. During a September 2020 IG Live session, dubbed a “Reject Party,” Skylar played the music that she wrote for other artists that were, ultimately, rejected. This was when Rihanna was supposedly doing some kind of reggae album,” she said during the video. “I don’t know if she’s still making a reggae album or what. But this is the song we did for it. I don’t have the whole song.” In the snippet, Skylar is heard singing the words “no pressure,” which would connect this track to the phrase Rihanna used in her Jan. 1/New Year’s Resolution post.

Who Will Feature On Rihanna’s New Album? 
Rihanna in concert in Cape Town Stadium, South Africa in 2015 (Shutterstock)

In the years following Anti’s release, Rihanna has appeared on N.E.R.D.’s “Lemon” in 2017, teamed with Future for his song “Selfish,” joined Bryson Tiller for DJ Khaled’s “Wild Thoughts,” jumped on Kendrick Lamar’s “Loyalty,” and – most recently – teamed with PARTYNEXTDOOR for “Believe It.” It’s possible that Kendrick, PND, and Bryson could lend their vocals to R9. At this point, it’s uncertain.

“I’m going to be in the studio. I’m so excited, actually. I can’t say who I’m working with, but it’s somebody I’ve been wanting to work with him for a long time,” she told The Cut in 2020. “Okay, I’ll tell you. [It’s] Pharrell [Williams].”

RiRi also said who wasn’t going to be on the album: her longtime collaborator and on-again/off-again fling, Drake. When The New York Times asked if she was going to collaborate with him again, she said, “Not anytime soon, I don’t see it happening. Not on this album, that’s for sure.” She also shot down rumors of Lady Gaga being on the album (“It’s not in the books right now, but I’m not against it.”)

What Songs Are Going To Be On Rihanna’s New Album?

Like everything else with the album, as of May 2021, we don’t know. Rihanna did shed some light on the vibes she hopes these new songs will bring.

“Now it’s more what do I feel, personally? What do I want to put out as an artist? How do I want to play it with my art?” she said in an October 2020 interview with the Associated Press. “How do I want to interpret that, reimagine that? Because it’s been so structured before. You do pop, you do this genre, you do that, you do radio, you do who’s following you and your fans. But now, it’s just like – what makes me happy? I just want to have fun with music.”

“Everything is so heavy,” she continued. “The world that we live in, a lot is overwhelming—every single day. And music, I’m using that as my outlet. I just want to have fun with that.”

“He that can have patience can have what he will,” goes a quote attributed to Benjamin Franklin. Meaning, if you want R9, you got to wait for it. It’s coming – likely this year – and as another maligned proverb goes, “Good things come to those who wait.”

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Caitlyn Jenner Shows Huge Closet & Calls Herself A ‘Compassionate Disrupter’ In Campaign Ad

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Caitlyn Jenner showed off her first campaign ad in her run to take over California Governor Gavin Newsom’s spot and revealed she wants to ‘save’ the state.

Caitlyn Jenner, 71, is letting people know “California is worth fighting for” in her very first political campaign ad. The former Olympic gold medal-winning decathlete is running to be the state’s next governor in a potential recall election against Governor Gavin Newsom this year and revealed her reasons for entering the race as well as her plans to make a difference in the new video, which she debuted on Good Morning America on May 4.

WATCH: I came here with a dream 48 years ago to be the greatest athlete in the world. Now I enter a different kind of race, arguably my most important one yet, because California is worth fighting for! pic.twitter.com/BHglwn5ZSE

— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) May 4, 2021

“WATCH: I came here with a dream 48 years ago to be the greatest athlete in the world. Now I enter a different kind of race, arguably my most important one yet, because California is worth fighting for!” she wrote in the caption for the tweet that shared the ad.

The video, which can be seen above, starts off showing Caitlyn walking through what appears to be her house before turning to go into her massive closet. A voice from what sounds like a newscast is announcing her plans to run for California governor in the background as she takes out a box of her Olympic medal from a safe and looks at it. Clips of moments in California are then shown as she talks over them and calls herself a “compassionate disrupter” fighting against the “elitist” politicians.

Caitlyn Jenner is running for Governor of California. (Shutterstock)

“The American Dream grew up here, yet career politicians and their policies have destroyed that dream,” she says in the three-minute ad. “I came here with a dream 48 years ago, to be the greatest athlete in the world,” she says over clips of her as athlete in the 1970s interspliced with present-day footage. “Now I enter a different kind of race, arguably my most important one yet: to save California.”

Caitlyn’s ad comes after news of her run for governor first made headlines on Apr. 23. She is known for being a devoted Republican, and identifies as “economically conservative, socially progressive.” After initially supporting former Republican President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, she revoked the support in 2018 due to his administration’s attacks on the transgender community.

Caitlyn, who came out publicly as a transgender woman in 2015, is running against Governor Newsom at a time he’s recently come under fire for his conflicting regulations and restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic. In her ad, she also states that she wants “to carry the torch for the parents who had to balance work and their child’s education, for business owners who are forced to shut down, for pastors who are not able to be with their congregation, for the family who lost their home in a fire, for an entire generation of students who lost a year of education.”

Two days before her campaign ad debuted, Caitlyn made headlines for telling paparazzi that she “opposes” trans girls participating in female sports at schools because she feels it “isn’t fair” for “biological boys” to be going up against biological girls. “It just isn’t fair. And we have to protect girls’ sports in our schools,” she said.

Members Of LGBTQ+ Community Dismiss Caitlyn Jenner’s Run For Governor: ‘Her Views Are Terrible’

Members Of LGBTQ+ Community Dismiss Caitlyn Jenner’s Run For Governor: ‘Her Views Are Terrible’

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Stars like George Takei and Alyssa Milano have reacted to the news that lifelong Republican Caitlyn Jenner is running for governor of California. See the tweets.

Former Keeping Up With The Kardashians star Caitlyn Jenner has officially filed paperwork to run for governor of California in a potential 2021 recall election. The 71-year-old is a lifelong Republican, and members of the LGBTQ+ community were quick to take to social media, saying they won’t back her “vanity campaign.” Star Wars actor George Takei, who is gay, compared her standing in the LGBTQ community to that of conservative pundit Candace Owens‘ reputation in the Black community. “Black people wouldn’t vote for Candace Owen for office. The disabled community wouldn’t vote for Madison Cawthorn,” he tweeted. “I’m LGBTQ but I won’t be voting for Caitlyn Jenner. Just so we’re clear.”

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Running under the slogan ‘Caitlyn For California‘, she is yet to confirm whether she is running as a Republican or as an Independent, however she is reportedly already surrounding herself with a team of Donald Trump‘s former aides. CNN reported she was taking advice from ex Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale, ahead of her potential California gubernatorial bid. “The support for this campaign has been amazing nationwide,” Caitlyn captioned an IG post, one day after revealing the big news. Nevertheless, the phrase “HELL NO” began trending soon after her announcement.

With all due respect, @Caitlyn_Jenner, you are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth. HELL NO. https://t.co/tUiBHTqZ0P

— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) April 23, 2021

Transgender activist Charlotte Clymer slammed the reality star’s run as a “vanity campaign” that would allow transphobia to proliferate. “Caitlyn Jenner is a deeply unqualified hack who doesn’t care about anyone but herself,” Charlotte wrote. “Her views are terrible. She is a horrible candidate.” She later added, “Caitlyn Jenner has no real support. I don’t care about her candidacy. I do care about the ways in which her asinine views will be weaponized against trans people and the ways in which transphobia will go unchecked … This is purely a vanity campaign, and it’s incredibly selfish.”

Appropriate response: Caitlyn Jenner is a deeply unqualified hack who doesn't care about anyone but herself. Her views are terrible. She is a horrible candidate.

Inappropriate response: [Misgendering Caitlyn Jenner because you think transphobia is okay here. It's not.]

— Charlotte Clymer 🏳️‍🌈 (@cmclymer) April 23, 2021

Even actress Alyssa Milano weighed in, tweeting, “You are running as a Republican?! Republicans deny your existence and are trying to erase trans youth.” At the same time that she filed her paperwork, Caitlyn her campaign website, and revealed her mission statement. “California has been my home for nearly 50 years,” the statement read. “I came here because I knew that anyone, regardless of their background or station in life, could turn their dreams into reality. But for the past decade, we have seen the glimmer of the Golden State reduced by one-party rule that places politics over progress and special interests over people. Sacramento needs an honest leader with a clear vision.”

Lil Wayne Sparks Speculation He & Denise Bidot Are Engaged With Tweet: ‘Happiest Man Alive’

Lil Wayne Sparks Speculation He & Denise Bidot Are Engaged With Tweet: ‘Happiest Man Alive’







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Beth Shilliday
Senior Evening Writer

Lil Wayne and Denise Bidot seem to be on again four months after their split, and now they might be engaged, as  Weezy wrote a tweet about ‘today is the beginning of our forever.’

Lil Wayne and girlfriend Denise Bidot seem to have made up following their Jan. 2021 split with a possible engagement. The 38-year-old rapper tweeted on Apr. 20, 2021 the cryptic message, “Happiest man alive! Today is the beginning of our forever. Forever?? Forever, ever?? FOREVER EVER!!!!! The Carters,” as Wayne’s full name is  Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. Not to be confused of course with the most famous power couple also known as The Carters, which is Jay Z and Beyoncé .

Wayne’s tweet sure made it seem like Denise made him the “happiest man alive” by agreeing to marry him. Weezy just hinted about a reunion with an Apr. 14 Instagram stories video of Denise, 34, kneeling in the sand near the ocean. She wrote their names in the sand and drew a big heart around them and a smaller heard connecting their monikers. The brunette beauty then blew a kiss to the camera.

Happiest man alive! Today is the beginning of our forever. Forever?? Forever, ever?? FOREVER EVER!!!!! The Carters.

— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) April 20, 2021

So far Weezy hasn’t posted anything to his Instagram yet about getting engaged to Denise. Instead, he’s been using the date of 4/20 to promote his new GKUA Ultra Premium weed products line with his Mr. Carter OG strain. Wayne even shared the big news that he’ll be teaming up with his marijuana company to put on a series of summer concerts now that COVID-19 restrictions are being lifted, featuring an Aug. 13 show at L.A.’s Coliseum with his Young Money crew.

Lil Wayne and Denise Bidot have broken up several times, only to get back together. Now he’s sparked engagement speculation with a cryptic tweet. Photo credit: SplashNews

Wayne and Denise began dating over the summer of 2020, but split up briefly following the “Lollipop” rapper giving Donald Trump a last minute presidential endorsement on Oct. 29, 2020. Wayne even posed with then then-POTUS for a photo and tweeted, “Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done.”

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Denise then deleted all of her photos with Weezy, and later disabled her entire Instagram account altogether in an apparent split. She tweeted in frustration on Nov. 2, “Wow…can this year be over already.” But the pair was back together by Thanksgiving, when Wayne whisked Denise away on a romantic vacation. The two then rang in 2021 together, smiling in an IG selfie with fireworks going off behind them.

But the reunion proved short lived, as on Jan. 5, Wayne and Denise unfollowed each other on Instagram. She then shared a cryptic message that read “Pretty disappointing when you defend someone throughout everything and they turn out being just as sh*tty as everyone said they were,” without naming Weezy directly. But his post of her drawing their name in the sand with a heart sure made it seem like the two had made up again….and now six days later, Wayne is talking about “the beginning of our forever.” We’ll have to wait to see if he ends up posting a photo alongside Denise, or better yet, a photo of the model showing off some major ice on her left ring finger!

Lil’ Wayne & Denise Bidot Appear To Be Dating Again 4 Months After Split — Watch

Lil’ Wayne & Denise Bidot Appear To Be Dating Again 4 Months After Split — Watch







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Beth Shilliday
Senior Evening Writer

It looks like Lil Wayne and Denise Bidot have managed to patch things up after their January split. She smiled and drew their names in the sand inside of a heart.

After several breakups, it appears Lil Wayne and model Denise Bidot have found a way to make up again. The 38-year-old rapper — real name Dwayne Michael Carter Jr. — shared an Instagram stories video of Denise, 34, kneeling in the sand near the ocean, with the brunette beauty writing their names in the sand and drawing a big heart around them. She used her finger to draw “Denise” with a small heart for “loves Dwayne” then blew a kiss to the camera.

Over the video, Wayne seemed to be teasing a new track, as bars from a song could be heard. He didn’t write anything on the vid, though it seemed to speak for itself that he shared Denise showing so much love in his direction. This would be the first big indication that the pair have reconciled after splitting in early January. Denise hasn’t posted anything to her IG account since Jan. 21, and that was after she scrubbed it of photos of Wayne following their latest breakup.

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On Jan. 5.,  Denise dropped a cryptic message that read “Pretty disappointing when you defend someone throughout everything and they turn out being just as sh*tty as everyone said they were,” though she didn’t mention Wayne by name,  She also shared a photo of her daughter giving a thumbs up sign and assured fans in caption, “We good over here. Happy Tuesday.” The pair also unfollowed each other on the ‘gram signaling another split.

It came despite the two appearing to be a happy couple again over New Years, where they were seen cuddling close as fireworks were going off overhead. Both Denise and Wayne had big smiles on their faces and were wearing shiny silver New Year’s 2021 novelty glasses.

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That reunion came after Denise seemed to break up with Lil Wayne in early Nov. 2020, following his surprise meeting and endorsement for then-President Donald Trump. He shared an Oct. 30 photo standing with Trump giving thumbs up signs with to his Twitter with the caption, “Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done.”

Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done. 🤙🏾 pic.twitter.com/Q9c5k1yMWf

— Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) October 29, 2020

Wow … can this year be over already

— Denise Bidot (@DeniseBidot) November 2, 2020

Denise — a Joe Biden supporter — then deleted not just her IG photos of her and Wayne, but her entire Instagram account as they appeared to split up. She kept her Twitter active where on Nov. 2, she wrote, “Wow…can this year be over already,” seemingly in reference to Wayne’s support of Trump. But the pair were back together by Thanksgiving, where he whisked her away on a lavish vacation.

Supporting Trump up paying off for the “Lollipop” rapper, as late on Jan. 19, 2021 in Trump’s final hours in office, he gave Wayne a presidential pardon, which saved him from a possible 10 year prison sentence. In Dec. 2020, Wayne pleaded guilty to possessing a loaded gun when his private jet landed in Miami and was searched by authorities. He’s not allowed to carry a firearm as a convicted felon. His sentencing was scheduled for Jan. 28, 2020, where he could have received up to a decade behind bars.

 

Donald Trump Gets Dragged After He’s Pictured With Diet Coke Again Amid His Coca-Cola Boycott

Donald Trump Gets Dragged After He’s Pictured With Diet Coke Again Amid His Coca-Cola Boycott







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Jade Boren
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Donald Trump appeared to be photographed by a bottle of Diet Coke, despite urging his followers to ‘fight back’ and boycott Coca-Cola six days prior. This is the second time he’s been pictured by the soda.

Donald Trump appeared to be caught red-handed with the red-wrapped soda bottle — again. Yes, we’re talking about Diet Coke, a beverage from the very same company that Trump called for his supporters to boycott after Coca-Cola’s CEO denounced Georgia’s controversial new voting bill. The Diet Coke bottle could be seen on the table where Trump was eating lunch at his private golf club, the National Golf Club Jupiter in Florida, on April 9. You can see the photo here, which was taken amid Trump’s golfing day with South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham.

Trump: BOYCOTT COCA-COLA!

Also Trump: pic.twitter.com/7zfnRRF9LQ

— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) April 6, 2021

This was the second time a bottle of Diet Coke could be seen in a photo with Trump…after he called to boycott the soda company. The first instance happened on April 5, when Trump’s senior advisor Stephen Miller posted a photo of his “terrific meeting” with the former POTUS. A bottle of what appeared to be Diet Coke could be seen hiding (not very well) behind a phone on the desk Trump was sitting at.

Trump sending out a demand for his followers to boycott Coke then getting caught trying to hide a bottle in a picture with his favorite vampire is so on brand it's like an 'Inception' level of layers of Trump brand.

— Fred Wellman (@FPWellman) April 5, 2021

“Trump sending out a demand for his followers to boycott Coke then getting caught trying to hide a bottle in a picture with his favorite vampire is so on brand it’s like an ‘Inception’ level of layers of Trump brand,” Project Lincoln founder Fred Wellman tweeted in response to the Diet Coke-hypocrisy. Another person tweeted, “Donald Trump calling for a boycott of Coke only to be caught with a Coke on his desk days later is symbolic of his entire presidency. It was a parody, a joke, for four years straight! I’m so thankful it’s OVER! Aren’t you?”

Of course Trump was drinking Coke while telling you not to, he did the same thing with the COVID vaccine.

— Mr. Newberger (@jeremynewberger) April 6, 2021

Filmmaker Jeremy Newberger pointed out that Trump seems to be handling his Diet Coke boycott the same way he did with the COVID-19 vaccine. “Of course Trump was drinking Coke while telling you not to, he did the same thing with the COVID vaccine,” he cheekily tweeted, referring to the fact that Trump received the vaccine (without announcing this to his followers) in January.

Critics called out Trump just as hard after what appeared to be his second Diet Coke offense. “Trump said You people should boycott Coke, not me,” one critic tweeted over a photo of the new photo showing Trump by the soda bottle, while another tweeted, “Trump can’t even hide the Diet Coke.”

Someone is going to make a fortune leaking pics of Trump, drinking Diet Coke 12 times a day.

— Alison 🇨🇦🇿🇦 (@EHTSHIRTCOMPANY) April 4, 2021

Even after Trump announced the soda boycott, many fans found it hard to imagine the ex-president quitting Diet Coke cold turkey. “Is it true trump is going to quit drinking Diet Coke??!! I say no way in hell…he will still be drinking it on the low down no doubt,” someone tweeted on April 3. In case you forgot, Trump used to have a Diet Coke button on the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office. When he pressed the red button, someone would fetch him a Diet Coke.

The boycott began after Coca-Cola’s CEO, James Quincey, denounced the SB 202 bill backed by Georgia Republicans that many critics have argued would suppress voters. “I want to be crystal clear. The Coca-Cola Company does not support this legislation, as it makes it harder for people to vote, not easier,” James announced, which The New York Times reported on March 31.

BREAKING: President Trump calls for major corporate boycott pic.twitter.com/58wpnMc1ks

— Jack Posobiec (@JackPosobiec) April 4, 2021

Not long after, Trump issued his rallying cry in an official statement on April 3. “For years the Radical Left Democrats have played dirty by boycotting products when anything from that company is done or stated in any way that offends them. Now they are going big time with the WOKE CANCEL CULTURE and our sacred elections. It is finally time for Republicans and Conservatives to fight back— we have more people than they do— by far! Boycott Major League Baseball, Coca-Cola, Delta Airlines, JPMorgan Chase, ViacomCBS, Citigroup, Cisco, UPS and Merck. Don’t go back to their products until they relent. We can play a better game than them,” Trump wrote in a statement that the Save America PAC issued, per Complex. But will Trump take his own advice?

Andrew Giuliani, 35: 5 Things To Know About Rudy’s Son Who Says He’ll Run For NY Governor Against Andrew Cuomo

Andrew Giuliani, 35: 5 Things To Know About Rudy’s Son Who Says He’ll Run For NY Governor Against Andrew Cuomo







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Beth Shilliday
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Rudy Giuliani’s son Andrew has announced he intends to run against Andrew Cuomo for governor of NY in 2022. We have five things to know about the political scion.

Andrew Giuliani grew up around politics, with his dad Rudy Giuliani, 76, serving as New York City’s mayor from 1994-2001. The 35-year-old current Newsmax political contributor eventually followed his father into the profession, having worked for former President Donald Trump. Now the Republican has big political aspirations of his own, wanting to challenge embattled incumbent Andrew Cuomo — or whoever is on Democratic ticket in 2022 — for governor of New York. Andrew told the Washington Examiner on Apr. 7, “I plan to run,” setting up a possible challenge against two of New York politics’ biggest names in a Cuomo-Giuliani showdown. We’ve got five things to know about the NY Republican gubernatorial hopeful.

Andrew thinks either he or one of the Trump children could be New York’s next governor

“Outside of anybody named Trump, I think I have the best chance to win and take the state back, and I think there’s an opportunity in 2022 with a wounded Democratic candidate, whether it’s going to be Gov. [Andrew] Cuomo, whether it’s going to be a radical [Attorney General] Letitia James, whether it’s going to be a no-name lieutenant governor, I think there’s a very, very real chance to win,” Andrew told the Examiner. So far, neither Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump or Ivanka Trump have expressed interest in the 2022 election, though Don Jr. floated a run as New York’s governor in 2017.

Andrew Giuliani has announced he’s planning to run for governor of New York in 2022. Photo credit: Shutterstock.
Andrew worked in former President Trump’s administration

He served in the Trump White House as a director of the Office of Public Liaison. In 2019 Andrew was promoted to Special Assistant to the President. Andrew’s dad Rudy famously served as the 74-year-old POTUS’s personal attorney. “Andrew worked tirelessly for President Trump in the White House while still having a smile on his face every day,” political strategist Boris Epshteyn told the Examiner after Andrew announced his run, adding, “I know that he was specifically focused on issues vital to New Yorkers.”

Andrew has never won an elected office and has little political experience, but is very close to Donald Trump

He entered the Trump White House as an appointee with no political experience. In a Nov. 18, 2019 article in The Atlantic titled “What does Rudy Giuliani’s son do?” Rudy told the author it “wasn’t the usual ‘hire my kid’ situation. He’s known the president since he was a baby. Now, did he know him in the first place because he was the mayor’s son? Sure, but they also had a relationship independent of me.” A former senior White House official called Andrew’s position a “a nepotism job” to the publication. According to two former White House officials who were close with Giuliani, “Trump has long been a father figure to his personal lawyer’s son,” the magazine wrote about Trump and Andrew’s close relationship.

Andrew’s sister Caroline was vocal in telling people to vote for Joe Biden over Trump in the 2020 presidential election

In an Oct. 15, 2020 Vanity Fair op ed, the film producer called herself “multiverses apart, politically and otherwise,” from her dad Rudy and that “I may not be able to change my father’s mind, but together, we can vote this toxic administration out of office,” saying that Trump’s politics were “cruel and selfish.” Caroline added that, “The only way to end this nightmare is to vote. There is hope on the horizon, but we’ll only grasp it if we elect Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

Rudy and son Andrew Giuliani are seen on the links, as Andrew is a former professional golfer. Photo credit: Shutterstock
Andrew is a longtime golf aficionado, playing at the pro level

He lettered in golf all four years in high school and his team won New Jersey’s State title during Andrew’s junior year. He played golf while attending Duke University and turned pro in 2009, playing professional golf for the next seven years. Andrew stuck with it as a career until 2016, when he also worked as a sales intern at a boutique investment bank. His biggest win came in August 2009 when he took first place in the 94th Metropolitan Open. Andrew has been a frequent golfing companion of Donald Trump since his teenage years.