As has become the norm for his talk show appearances, it was a relatively mellow affair, with Trump avoiding any of the colorful language or boisterous claims that draw crowds to his rallies all across the country, but there was one moment in particular that stood out like a sore thumb among the rest of the banter.
Donald Trump spent a large part of February bashing Apple over its battle with the FBI, and called for a boycott of Apple “until such time as they give that security number.”
But according to a financial disclosure report spotted by the AP, Trump holds somewhere between $1.1 million and $2.25 million in Apple stock. But hey, at least he doesn’t use an iPhone.
The nomination of Donald Trump has led to a lot of American interest in moving to Canada, although it’s unlikely that Canada is prepared to accept all the terrified refugees that will swarm across their border to flee a Trump presidency. That said, frightened Americans can take solace in the fact that there’s a new dating website that aims to hook us up with Canadians in the event of a Trump-related national emergency. More →
Oh, Jon Stewart. How we have missed you.
The former host of The Daily Show has been retired for months now, but that doesn’t mean he’s not following the news. In particular, he seems to be following the remarkable success of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump very closely. Appearing on David Axelrod’s “Axe Files” podcast this week, Stewart tore into the presumptive Republican nominee and said he wasn’t sure it was constitutional for a “man baby” to become president. More →
Now that he has the Republican nomination wrapped up, doughy presidential candidate Donald Trump is determined to undergo an image makeover so you’ll hopefully forget about all the offensive and incendiary things that he’s said over the past several months. Since today is May 5th — a.k.a., Cinco de Mayo, a major holiday in Mexico that commemorates its army’s victory over French forces in 1862 — Trump decided to do a little cultural outreach to our neighbors to the south.
Will it be effective and win over the hearts of the immigrants whom he once trashed for being drug dealers, thieves and rapists? Well, we’ll let you be the judge of that…
If there’s one thing to look forward to every year, regardless of whether you follow politics or favor the sitting president, that’s the Correspondents’ Dinner. That goes double for a president’s final event – and probably triple when Donald Trump as one of the main contenders to take over the oval office.
That said, President Barack Obama’s last Correspondents’ Dinner was a show to watch: We’ve got plenty of hilarious jokes and segments, we’ve got a good Trump roast, and there’s even a mic drop at the end. More →
Add comedian Aziz Ansari to the long list of people who don’t like Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump. The former Parcs & Rec and current Master of None star appeared surprised last night to hear that Trump was attending the Time 100 Gala in New York City – or at least he acted surprised. Ansari’s short response to the news was hilarious, showing that he’s not too fond of a guy who might have it out for Ansari’s parents.
Doughy presidential candidate Donald Trump is known for speaking first and (sometimes) thinking later. That was again the case on Thursday when he ripped the U.S. Treasury Department’s decision to replace president Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill with anti-slavery icon Harriet Tubman during an interview on NBC’s Today. While the doughy frontrunner did acknowledge that Tubman was a “fantastic” person, he said we should put her face on another bill that no one ever uses such as the $2 bill. More →
Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump had a big win in the New York Republican primaries this week, but that doesn’t mean he felt the need to book an appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. No worries, however, because Colbert brought back Cartoon Donald Trump to be a sufficiently entertaining — and overall more coherent and articulate — substitute.
This week, The Stephen and The Cartoon Donald discussed what he would do if there was a contested Republican National Convention in Cleveland this summer and he had to compete with Senator Ted Cruz to win over reluctant delegates. The answer was obvious: Bribes, bribes, bribes. More →
Well before Tupac Shakur became a household name and transcendent rapper – we’re talking pre-Death Row and even pre-Keep Ya Head Up – Pac was hardly one to shy away from speaking his mind and imparting knowledge upon the masses. Earlier this week, MTV News unearthed an old interview they conducted with Tupac back in 1992, months before his first album had even hit store shelves. During the course of the interview, Tupac waxes poetic on societal responsibility, poverty, the distribution of wealth and more.
A star was born last week when an animated version of Donald Trump debuted on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Although the concept doesn’t need much explanation, but here’s an abridged one: Trump’s comments have become so outlandish that he’s turned into a “cartoonish version of himself,” according to Colbert. So they turned him into a cartoon character.
The ongoing rise of Donald Trump as a serious Presidential candidate will undoubtedly be a topic of intense discussion and debate for quite some time. Seemingly out of nowhere, Trump managed to make the leap from the reality TV and business arena into the cutthroat world of politics where he has quickly made short work of vastly more qualified candidates.
One of the more interesting things about Trump’s run for the Oval Office is that he can seemingly say anything he wants — no matter how controversial, no matter how offensive — without suffering any repercussions in the polls. Quoting Benito Mussolini on Twitter? No problem. Saying John McCain isn’t a war hero? No big deal. Sending out a distasteful tweet mocking the appearance of Ted Cruz’s wife? Not even that could seemingly slow down the freight train that is Trump.
This past weekend, Saturday Night Live tapped into this bizarre dynamic with a well put together sketch highlighting how the stereotypical Trump supporter is prone to rationalizing everything that comes out of Trump’s mouth, no matter how outrageous it might be.
How does Trump get away with all of the crazy things he keeps saying in interviews, debates or on Twitter? Why don’t his supporters seem to care at all about all of his inaccurate claims and flat-out lies?
A new report suggests that Trump simply says too many false things to be countered effectively. He lies so much — apparently more than once per minute on average during a debate — there’s no longer a clear line between fact and fiction. And the strategy is working brilliantly so far, considering that he’s still the Republican front-runner for the presidency. More →