Football isn't the only thing Trump wants Pence to boycott in this week's 'SNL' cold open

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Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live to remind us all what a distracted seven days President Trump had last week. You know, unlike all the other weeks he’s been president thus far.

Coming to us live from “Harassburg, Pennsylvania,” Baldwin’s Trump declares his intention to talk about taxes and fix all the problems eight years of Obama wrought on America – things like universal healthcare and vegetables.

But first he’s gotta check in with his trusty VP, Mike Pence (Beck Bennett) to make sure folks are respecting the Star Spangled Banner at the Indiana Pacers game! Read more…

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Trump tweets 'only one thing' will work in North Korea, and we are so fed up with living in fear

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Late Saturday afternoon, Donald Trump tweeted a cryptic statement that seemed to threaten war with North Korea. 

Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid……

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2017

…hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 7, 2017

“Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid…… hasn’t worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!” Trump tweeted.  Read more…

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Trump threatens North Korea and slams three past presidents in less than 140 characters

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It’s amazing (and truly terrifying) the things Donald Trump can accomplish with less than 140 characters to work with.

On Sunday morning the Commander/Tweeter/Golfer-In-Chief fired off several tweets about North Korea’s Kim Jong-un — who he now apparently only refers to as “Rocket Man” or “Little Rocket Man” now — and casually called three former presidents failures like it was NBD.

*nervous laughter*

Trump kicked off the day explaining to Twitter users he told Secretary of State Rex Tillerson he’s “wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man.” Read more…

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Marshawn Lynch has an important message for Donald Trump right on his pre-game shirt

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If his approval rating isn’t registering and Donald Trump needs help determining who is not on his side of history these days, he can look for answers in Marshawn Lynch’s wardrobe.

The Oakland Raiders running back, known just as much for his on the field antics as he is for his playful treatment of the media, was spotted wearing a shirt with a strong message ahead of Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos: “Everybody vs. Trump.”

It’s a loud and clear statement, particularly in the face of dissent between Trump and NFL players who are Kaepernicking (or taking a knee) against police brutality and racial injustice.  Read more…

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Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump returns to 'SNL' wearing a golf shirt, of course

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Alec Baldwin decided not to retire his Emmy-winning President Trump impression after all, kicking off season 43 of Saturday Night Live with a catch-all cold open that brought The Donald back from his important golf trip to deal with such national crises as … disciplining a naughty little “bad boy” Jeff Sessions.

“Sometimes, when you’re president, you have to make sacrifices, so I skipped the back nine,” Baldwin-as-Trump said, greeting Aidy Bryant’s Sarah Huckabee-Sanders, who teed him up with a phone call from San Juan, Puerto Rico’s desperate mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz (Melissa Villaseñor). Read more…

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Here's where Trump spent the past 10 days as Puerto Rico collapsed

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Hurricane Maria is the largest storm to hit Puerto Rico in modern history, but President Trump was just a little too busy this week to gave the island his full attention.

A new report by The Washington Post breaks down how the President spent the last 10 days as the island’s devastation deepened. When the storm first hit, Trump responded by issuing an emergency declaration and reaching out to local officials on the island. As the week went on, however, Trump retreated from the crisis by spending time at his golf club and campaigning for Luther Strange in Alabama.

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Donald Trump is running out of people to piss off

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Donald Trump is running out of people to piss off. 

Sure, he’s already on the bad side of plenty of Americans: immigrants, women, minorities, generally any decent people. Now, we can add professional athletes to the list.

The president has whipped up what is perhaps his most bizarre and misguided controversy yet, calling any football player that protests a “son of a bitch” and separately going after NBA superstar Steph Curry.

His comments immediately led to broad condemnation from U.S. professional athletes, players’ associations, and teams. Every NFL game on Sunday had some form of protest, but the blowback didn’t stop there. Even people like Terry Bradshaw, a former NFL quarterback who has spent years as a commentator on Fox, weighed in.  Read more…

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Klingons on 'Star Trek: Discovery' feel a little too real in the age of Trump

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The Klingons are back on Star Trek: Discovery — and they’re more scary and interesting than ever.

They’ve come a long way over the years. On the original series, they were mostly scheming, villainous foils to the Enterprise crew. In the early movies, their forehead ridges and warrior aesthetic were further developed. 

Then, on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine, we got an in-depth look into their history, religion, and social hierarchies.

So when I heard they’d appear in 2013’s Star Trek Into Darkness, I got excited. How would the alien race evolve in the J.J. Abrams era? Turns out, they wouldn’t: they got a new look, but were mostly there to mindlessly shoot at the Enterprise crew and Benedict Cumberbatch.  Read more…

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Trump proposed an NFL boycott because irony means nothing in 2017

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Donald J. Trump, the 45th president of the United States, has explicitly asked football fans to give up on the National Football League “until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country.”

In other words: He’s calling for a boycott.

If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017

…NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S.

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All 21 times the Emmys threw shade at Donald Trump

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The first time the Hollywood glitterati had a chance to sling barbs at Donald Trump as a sitting President, it was the Screen Actors Guild Awards — just a few weeks after his inauguration. By our count, they seized their opportunity to throw shade a total of 13 times.

Well, after another eight or nine months of this administration, the gloves are really off.

It started with Stephen Colbert’s opening song — who didn’t see that coming? — and continued through the night.

Here are all 21 times the stars of TV expressed displeasure with Trump at the Emmys: Read more…

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