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Stephen Colbert Has Young Girl Read Letter To Donald Trump On “Late Show” (VIDEO)

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Stephen Colbert had a young girl named Nora read a letter to Donald Trump on Friday’s “Late Show.” But it wasn’t exactly fan mail. Watch the video below.

Earlier this week, new press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders began a press briefing by reading aloud a letter Trump received from a 9-year-old boy named Dylan. The child, who said everyone calls him “Pickle,” wrote about his love for the president, and revealed he even had a Trump-themed birthday party. Many were skeptical that the kid was real, but his mom confirmed his identity to the Washington Post.

Still, others took issue with Sanders spending time on the letter at the press briefing, in which she avoided answering multiple questions and ultimately cut the session short. Now on the week-ending “Late Show,” Colbert rattled off all of this week’s important political issues, and then cracked that Sanders “cleared everything up by reading a letter from a random kid.” In response to the boy having a Trump-themed party, he asked, “Is there a wall around the pinanta? Do you blow out the candles or do some nice Russian ladies, let’s say, extinguish them?” He also warned Pickle to be “careful” about being friends with Trump, quipping, “I know one little boy, little Jeffie Sessions, who wrote the same letter last year, and he regrets it.”

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Celebrity Reactions: Donald Trump Slams Republicans Who Don’t “Protect President”

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President Donald Trump accused some Republicans of doing “very little to protect” him in a tweet on Sunday. Celebrities are now reacting to the president slamming members of his own party. See Hollywood stars’ tweets below.

Prior to criticizing his party on Sunday, Trump had written, “As the phony Russian Witch Hunt continues, two groups are laughing at this excuse for a lost election taking hold, Democrats and Russians!” He then tweeted, “It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President.” Trump was seemingly referring to the Republican members of Congress participating in investigations of his campaign’s ties to Russia during the election. The president may have also been addressing those Republicans in the Senate who rejected legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare last week.

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Celebrity Reactions: Donald Trump Jr. Met With Russian Lawyer About Hillary Clinton During Campaign

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Donald Trump Jr. admitted on Sunday that he met with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential campaign after being offered damaging information about Hillary Clinton. Celebrities are now reacting on Twitter to the revelation. See Hollywood stars’ tweets below.

The New York Times reported Sunday that Trump Jr., President Trump’s son-in-law/senior advisor Jared Kushner, and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort met with a Kremlin-connected Russian attorney at Trump Tower in June 2016. Trump Jr. confirmed the report, acknowledging that he took the meeting to obtain damaging information about Clinton. The president’s son said in a statement that he was promised “information that individuals connected to Russia were funding the Democratic National Committee and supporting Ms. Clinton,” but no such evidence was actually provided. He maintained no wrongdoing and that his father wasn’t aware of the meeting.

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Celebrities React: Donald Trump Tax Returns Revealed By Rachel Maddow

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Celebrities are reacting to Rachel Maddow revealing Donald Trump‘s tax returns. See reaction tweets from Hollywood stars below. On Tuesday night, Maddow tweeted, “BREAKING: We’ve got Trump tax returns. Tonight, 9pm ET. MSNBC. (Seriously).” She went on to write, “What we’ve got is from 2005… the President’s 1040 form… details to come tonight 9PM ET, MSNBC.” Immediately, celebs began responding on Twitter with a mix of curiosity and excitement.

Sophia Bush, for instance, exclaimed, “HOLY. SH*T. Let it all fall down.” Kathy Griffin reacted, “WHAT????? #Trumprussia #indivisible #resist #womensmarch #lgbt.” And Alyssa Milano went with, “ummmmmmm…..”

“Oh, this is delightful,” Chrissy Teigen tweeted, going on to guess Trump was “furiously trying to ban television right now.” Don Cheadle warned, “Don’t play with me, @maddow.” Patton Oswalt similarly said, “Holy SHI*. This better not be an empty tease. Wow…”

Come show time, Maddow said she had a “portion” of Trump’s federal return after it was “turned over” to a reporter. She credited that journalist, David K. Johnston, for obtaining the document, but admitted she did not know why it “surfaced.” The MSNBC host went on to recount how the president, then a candidate, refused to release his returns during his campaign, blaming it on an audit. “It ought to give you pause that his explanations have never made any factual sense,” Maddow insisted.

She then connected Trump to a Russian ogliarch, who paid him substantial money for a luxury home, raised questions about the recent U.S. attorney firings, brought up Michael Flynn’s firing, discussed the “unrelenting demand” to see the president’s tax returns, and said such “pressure” will never cease until more documents like this are leaked. As Maddow spoke non-stop, Rose McGowan tweeted, “Go @Maddow go.” Waiting for the big moment, Norm MacDonald said, “She is about to go through a rich guy’s tax returns. This should be powerful television.” Billy Eichner told followers, “Maddow knows more than you do times 10 so sit down and listen for a change SMDH.”

Maddow ultimately revealed that the 2005 tax form showed Trump paid $38 million in taxes, took a write-down of $103 million, and made more than $150 million. She also noted the White House, while confirming the authenticity of the return, released a statement ridiculing the “dishonest media” for running with the information and accusing the media of published the form illegally. Maddow stressed that there was nothing illegal about sharing it and nothing fake about her or her program. And Johnston, who appeared on the show live, said Trump essentially got a tax “discount” by the way he filed, and pointed out that the document doesn’t reveal the sources of his money. He also questioned whether it was the president himself who mailed it to him.

Teigen wasn’t satisfied. “Dammit. 2 pages!? give me the pee video. #teampeevideo,” she tweeted. Ava DuVernay thought, “Whatever #RachelMaddow has or doesn’t simply highlights that Trump’s tax release refusal has been a massive middle finger to public trust.” Griffin also tweeted to Johnston, “Thank you 4 doing your job. Deplorables & bots losing their sh*t tonight. @msnbc #Trumprussia.”

“Geraldo in the vault found more. But this is great theater,” opined Chris Harrison. Kal Penn admitted, “I got bored w the tax return things and have been watching Real Housewives of Beverly Hills the last 20 mins and I like it.” Eichner argued, “Agree tonight was overhyped but @maddow is brilliant & digs into Trump’s corruption every night from every angle in a way few on TV do.”

Gabrielle Union quoted Newsweek reporter Kurt Eichenwald‏ saying, “For people who don’t get it: Trumps reported income for 2005 shows he has been lying about his net worth for years,” and wrote, “This… and so much more.” And when columnist Shaun King said, “I absolutely believe Trump released this tax return himself. Anything to distract people from the countless other scandals he’s mired in,” Bush wrote “Same. 100 [percent].”

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“The View” Slams Donald Trump Over Arnold Schwarzenegger, Frederick Douglass Comments (VIDEO)

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“The View” co-hosts slammed Donald Trump on Thursday for his comments on Arnold Schwarzenegger and Frederick Douglass. Watch below. As Gossip Cop reported, Trump’s Black History Month speech, given on Wednesday, was not well-received in part because he seemed absolutely clueless about the subject. Most notably, he spoke about Douglass in the present tense. After playing the clip, Whoopi Goldberg now said, “I want to point out that Frederic Douglass died 122 years ago.”

The talk show also showed footage of Trump’s press secretary Sean Spicer also making a similar gaffe, prompting Joy Behar to say, “It’s clear that these two white guys know diddly about black history.” Sara Haines was shocked that, in the time between the two meetings, no one bothered to “open a history book or something.” They also pointed out that Omarosa was on “The View” just last month, promising that she would aid the president in this area.

“[That’s why] this was so shocking to me,” Sunny Hostin commented, adding, “I don’t know what she has taught him.” Behar cracked, “I guess he missed that lesson.” Jedediah Bila also chided, “If you’re going to do a breakfast and you’re going to be celebrating Black History Month, do you research. Know something going out there.”

“Even if you didn’t know the depth of the history, shouldn’t you know the guy’s dead?” Bila went on to ask as the discussion continued. The talk show then segued into Trump slamming Schwarzenegger at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday morning. As Gossip Cop reported, the president took at a jab at his “Apprentice” replacement over ratings, and said to “pray” for him.

Behar now shot back, “I don’t have time to pray for Arnold. I’m too busy praying for Melania.” But the panelists all agreed that Trump’s comments were “super tone deaf” and an “embarrassment.” Bila, noting that she does “support” some of his policy initiatives, still reminded, “Donald, it’s not about you. It’s not about your ratings… He’s an egomaniac.”

But Goldberg wasn’t convinced all of this is coming from Trump himself. “I believe in my soul that Steve Bannon is controlling everything,” she said, later adding, “We know this is you, president Steve Bannon.” Check out the full video below.

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Donald Trump’s heartland voters shrug off global uproar over immigration ban

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The relaxed reaction among the kind of voters who drove Trump’s historic upset victory provided a striking contrast to the uproar that has gripped major coastal cities. Many of President Donald Trump’s core political supporters had a simple message on Sunday for the fiercest opponents of his immigration ban: Calm down. The relaxed reaction among the kind of voters who drove Trump’s historic upset victory – working- and middle-class residents of Midwest and the South – provided a striking contrast to the uproar that has gripped major coastal cities, where thousands of protesters flocked to airports where immigrants had been detained. In the St Louis suburb of Manchester, Missouri, 72-year-old Jo Ann Tieken characterized the president as bringing reason into an overheated debate. “Somebody has to stand up, be the grown up and see what we can do better to check on people coming in,” she said. “I’m all for everybody to stop and take a breath. Just give it a chance.”

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WATCH: The Netherlands gives Donald Trump a taste of his own medicine, and it’s hilarious

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Created by Dutch satirical TV show Zondag earlier this week, the video is a hilarious response after Trump’s inaugural speech. Did you watch Donald Trump giving his speech after he took oath as the 45th President of United States?

With salutary calls to “all Americans” in his inaugural speech, the billionaire businessman and reality television star took his new position at the White House. The first US president, who has never held political office or high military rank, promised to stir a “new national pride” and protect America from the “ravages” of countries he says have stolen US jobs.

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Giving a warning to the world, he said, “From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this moment on, it’s going to be America first.” As he stressed on the words, “America first,” the world nations reacted to his speech. It seems that some were scared, others were disappointed and only a handful were happy.

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Donald Trump moving forward with border wall, weighs refugee cuts

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The US President tweeted: “Big day planned on NATIONAL SECURITY tomorrow. Among many other things, we will build the wall!” President Donald Trump will begin rolling out executive actions on immigration Wednesday, beginning with steps to build his proposed wall along the US-Mexico border, according to two administration officials. He’s also expected to target so-called sanctuary cities and is reviewing proposals that would restrict the flow of refugees to the United States.

The president is expected to sign the first actions — including the measure to jumpstart construction of the wall — Wednesday during a trip to the Department of Homeland Security. Additional actions will be rolled out over the next few days, according to one official.

Trump is said to still be weighing the details of plans to restrict refugees coming to the U.S. The current proposal includes at least a four-month halt on all refugee admissions, as well as temporary ban on people coming from some Muslim majority countries, according to a representative of a public policy organization that monitors refugee issues.

The person was briefed on the details of that proposed action by a government official and outlined the expected steps for The Associated Press. The officials and the public policy organization’s representative insisted on anonymity in order to outline the plans ahead of Trump’s official announcements.

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World jittery about Donald Trump’s ‘America first’ inaugural speech

President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
President Donald Trump delivers his inaugural address after being sworn in as the 45th president of the United States during the 58th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Donald Trump – the first president who had never held political office or high military rank – promised to stir a “new national pride” and protect America from the “ravages” of countries he says have stolen U.S. jobs. President Donald Trump’s inaugural speech promised “America first” policy, but offered no specifics about America’s place in the world.

The billionaire businessman and reality television star – the first president who had never held political office or high military rank – promised to stir a “new national pride” and protect America from the “ravages” of countries he says have stolen U.S. jobs. “This American carnage stops right here,” Trump declared. In a warning to the world, he said, “From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this moment on, it’s going to be America first.”

A look at some reactions from around the world:

AFGHANS DISAPPOINTED BUT HOPEFUL

Like many in the Afghan capital of Kabul, restaurant owner Mohammad Nahim watched the presidential inauguration ceremonies but was disappointed to not hear any mention of Afghanistan. “Trump did not mention a word about Afghanistan in his speech and the salaries of the Afghan army and police are paid by the U.S.,” he said. He added that if the U.S. stops helping Afghanistan, “our country will again become a sanctuary to terrorists. I hope Trump will not forget Afghanistan.”

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Donald Trump warns journalists, calls them most dishonest human beings


President Donald Trump points to a member of the audience after speaking at the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley, Va., Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The US President said that the media falsely reported the number of people attending his inauguration ceremony. Describing journalists as the most dishonest human beings on Earth, US President Donald Trump has said he has been “running a war” with the media and warned them of consequences for falsely reporting that less number of people attended his inauguration. “We had a massive field of people. You saw them. Packed. I get up this morning, I turn on one of the networks, and they show an empty field,” Trump said.

“I say, wait a minute, I made a speech. I looked out, it looked like a million, million and a half people. They showed a field where there were practically nobody standing there. They (media) said, Donald Trump did not draw well. I said, it was almost raining, the rain should have scared them away, but God looked down and he said, we’re not going to let it rain on your speech,” he said. “Then I walked off and it poured right after I left. It poured. But, we have something that’s amazing because, it looked like a million and a half people. Whatever it was, it was. But it went all the way back to the Washington Monument. And I turn on — and by mistake I get this network, and it showed an empty field. And it said we drew 250,000 people,” he said.

“Now, that’s not bad, but it’s a lie. We had 250,000 people literally around in the little bowl that we constructed. That was 250,000 people. The rest of the 20-block area, all the way back to the Washington Monument, was packed. So we caught them, and we caught them in a beauty. I think they’re going to pay a big price,” Trump warned. Trump was speaking at the CIA headquarters. He told his top spy agency that this is the reason for him visiting the CIA headquarters as the media has portrayed that he has differences with the intelligence community.

“The reason you’re my first stop is that, as you know, I have a running war with the media. They are among the most dishonest human beings on Earth,” Trump said amidst applause and laughter from the CIA officials attending his maiden address to them. “They sort of made it sound like I had a feud with the intelligence community. And I just want to let you know, the reason you’re the number-one stop is exactly the opposite. They understand that, too,” he said and then said that the crown strength of his inauguration was being accurately being written by the media.

Then Trump listed out another incident. So a reporter wrote that Trump took down the bust, of Martin Luther King. “It was right there. But there was a cameraman that was in front of it. So a reporter writes a story about I took down. I would never do that because I have great respect for Martin Luther King. But this is how dishonest the media is,” Trump alleged.

“I only like to say that because I love honesty. I like honest reporting. I will tell you, final time — when you let in your thousands of other people that have been trying to come in — because I am coming back — we’re going to have to get you a larger room,” Trump said indicating that he would have a bigger room for the White House press corps.

Meanwhile, in an unusual sharply worded remark, that took the White House press corps by surprise, new White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer blasted the media for what he considered “inaccurate and unfair” press coverage over the past 48 hours. Prominent among these included tweets about a Martin Luther King bust in the Oval Office, and the crowd size coverage during presidential inauguration on Friday. “The president is committed to unifying the country and that was the focus of his inaugural address. This kind of dishonesty in the media, the challenge of bringing about our nation together is making it more difficult,” Spicer said.

“There’s been a lot of talk in the media about the responsibility to hold Donald Trump accountable.And I am here to tell you that it goes two ways. We are going to hold the press accountable as well,” said the new White House Press Secretary. Spicer, did not took any question but said he would hold his first news conference on Monday. In an open display of anger and frustration against the media Spicer alleged photographs of the inaugural proceedings were intentionally framed in a way in one particular tweet to minimize the enormous support that it gathered on the National Mall.

“This was the first time in our nation’s history that floor coverings had been used the protect the grass in the mall. That had the affect of highlighting any areas where people were not standing while in years past the grass eliminated this visual,” he charged.

Spicer said this was also the first time that fencing and magnetometers went as far back on the mall preventing hundreds of thousands of people from being able to access the mall as quickly as they had in inaugurations past.

“Inaccurate numbers involving crowd size were also tweeted. No one had numbers because the National Park Service which controls the National Mall does not put any out,” he asserted.

Spicer said this applies to any attempts to try to count the number of protesters today in the same fashion.

“We do know a few things so let’s go through the facts. We know that from the platform where the president was sworn in to 4th Street holds about 250,000 people. From 4th street to the media tent is about another 220,000. And from media tent to the Washington Monument another 250,000 people,” he said.

“All of this space was full when the president took the oath of office. We know that 420,000 people used the DC metro public transit yesterday which actually compares to 317,000 that used it for President Obama’s last inaugural,” he said.

Spicer said this was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration. “Period. Both in person and around the globe,” he added.

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