Donald Trump Is Twitter Ranting Again, While Mike Pence Is Delusional

— Donald Trump retweeted this earlier this morning, and he’s so goddamn dumb, he doesn’t realize that he’s calling Obama the sun.

Yes he is, Scully. Yes he is.

— In two tweets (combined into text for your viewing pleasure), Trump attacked Mitch McConnell again. Also, I don’t like Mitch McConnell, but dude, Trump. The man has a much better understanding of the legislative process than you do, bro.

«I requested that Mitch M & Paul R tie the Debt Ceiling legislation into the popular V.A. Bill (which just passed) for easy approval,» Trump tweeted. «They didn’t do it so now we have a big deal with Dems holding them up (as usual) on Debt Ceiling approval. Could have been so easy-now a mess!»


He’s calling out James Clapper, too.

My guess is that more than half the people who read that tweet have no idea why he’s calling out Clapper. If they look it up, they’ll discover it’s because the former director of National Intelligence questioned Trump’s fitness for office.

«I really question his ability to be — his fitness to be — in this office, and I also am beginning to wonder about his motivation for it … How much longer does the country have to, to borrow a phrase, endure this nightmare?»

— As we mentioned last night, the Russian investigation is moving back onto the front pages. Here’s a quote from Rachel Maddow from last night’s show (via Politicususa)

The reason this is such a big deal is that, again, nothing in the dossier has been overtly disproved. And if it really is a roadmap to the investigation, well, that’s a very serious roadmap to somewhere for the Trump White House. Because the two main claims in the dossier are that Russia was cultivating Trump for years, including them collecting information on him for years that could potentially oblige him to do Russia’s bidding, and the other part of it is that it alleges overt, knowing collusion between Trump and Russia and Russia’s effort to interfere in the presidential election in order to hurt Hillary Clinton. That’s what the dossier says. And if the dossier is about to be publicly defended and explained and backed up, that’s conceivably the whole ballgame.

That’s a very optimistic outlook, when Rachel Maddow says, «that’s conceivably the whole ballgame,» I get a full-body tingle.

Here is it in video form. It’s like a shot of whiskey. It’s warming.

— This is ultimately meaningless, but also haha, fuck you, Trump. General Kelly is not your monkey (or, at that particular moment in Phoenix, he was not Trump’s monkey):

— It won’t get much play, but just putting it out there that someone else from Trump’s Comms Team, Andy Hemming, Director of Rapid Response, quit yesterday. Bye Andy!

— There is good news and bad news in a poll yesterday asking Republican Primary voters who they’d vote for in 2020. The bad news is: 54 percent would vote for Trump (and Ted Cruz is next with 10 percent). The good news is that a sitting President only 6 months into the job is already below 60 percent in his own party. That, say pundits, is the take home.

Interestingly, they didn’t ask GOP voters if they’d vote for Mike Pence.

Also, Mike Pence is clearly delusional.


Donald Trump Ranting and Raving at the Boy Scouts Is Beyond F**ked

I leave for a couple of hours to take care of my kids, jump back on Twitter, and what do I see? A raving Donald Trump turning a Boy Scout Jamboree into a political rally. It’s not just any political rally, but one in which the President of the United States threatens to fire the Health and Human Services Secretary if he doesn’t kill Obamcare; in which he basically suggests to kids that if you buy a yacht you’ll get a lot of tail; and one in which he has the entire crowd of young men chant his name while booing President Obama and Hillary Clinton.

My child will never ever fucking join the Boy Scouts of America. Ever.

Here’s a taste of what I just witnessed through the eyes of Twitter:

Here’s Trump’s «How to get laid» advice:

He’s starting a CULTURE WAR at a Boy Scout Jamboree!

I don’t know if there will be any political blowback here, but I will be supremely disappointed in America if a lot of parents aren’t pulling their kids from the Boy Scouts tomorrow. This is beyond f*cked, even moreso that these kids are whooping and hollering at the prospect of killing health care for millions of people.



A Ranting Alex Jones Is Asking that His Megyn Kelly Interview Not Air on Father’s Day

This is my new favorite thing today!

Sarah went to Gwynnie’s Wellness (with a capital «W») retreat, «In Goop Health» (no, seriously, that’s what it’s called) and in addition to a bag of $ 85 rocks, she got to experience Goop. — (Lainey)

I NEED ALL OF THESE! — (Nerdist)

Megyn Kelly’s new NBC newsmagazine is not making friends with either side of the political spectrum. The left is furious that Kelly and NBC would give a platform to Sandy Hook truther Alex Jones (and at least one advertiser, JP Morgan, has pulled their ads for the episode), while Alex Jones is also pissed, calling Kelly «cold and robotic» and claiming that the interview is a «hit piece trying to destroy independent media» that make fathers look bad, which is why he doesn’t want it to air on Father’s Day. (Also, because Alex Jones is terrible father). (Uproxx)

If you missed the Tony Awards last night, you might have missed the orchestra trying to play Bette Midler off. Hahahahaha. You don’t tell Bette when she’s finished speaking. Bette finishes when she’s damn good and ready. — (Dlisted)

Also at the Tonys was Mary Beth Peil, who most people would recognize from Dawson’s Creek, but whom I recognize as Peter’s mother from The Good Wife. She looks fantastic and is my new inspiration for aging beautifully. — (GFY)

I feel like I’ve said this so many times, but here it is again: REPRESENTATION MATTERS! And you can see it here in this small sampling of adorable childpeople who saw Wonder Woman. — (The MarySue)

Barron and Melania have moved into the White House and awwwww, doesn’t the First Family look so joyously happy to be together again? That hand-holding doesn’t look awkward at all. — (Jezebel)

Amanda Bynes is back and sober and ready to work, and I just love her so much, I hope she’s happy and feeling good! I also hope she does another movie with Charming Potato because I would buy it and watch it over and over even though my husband would say, «Are you seriously watching this stupid movie again? Is this supposed to be funny? I don’t get it.» HYPOTHETICALLY. — (Celebitchy)

Jessica Chastain got married over the weekend and she looked just lovely! But really? What the shit was Anne Hathaway wearing? — (LG)

Have you watched Curtis Hanson’s film L.A. Confidential? Bea Pants is here to tell you that compared to James Ellroy’s book L.A. Confidential, Hanson’s movie is the happy parts of a Pixar movie. Elroy’s Los Angeles is "dark, mean and merciless." Though not for the faint hearted, L.A. Confidential is a smartly written book. (Cannonball Read 9)

A quick shout-out to a longtime reader of ours, Laura, who offers up reviews at her blog, Movie Mommy. (Movie Mommy)

I said The Defenders picture was my new favorite thing today, but actually, THIS is my new favorite thing today!