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24 мая, 16:10

Stephen Colbert Confronts Trump About His Tweets In Twitter-vention

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Donald Trump, we need to talk. Your tweets are out of control, man. I know you think that’s all fake news. The Fake Media is working overtime today!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 12, 2017 Oh, look. There you go again.  Thankfully, Stephen Colbert is here to help. After White House aides supposedly held a Twitter intervention for Trump recently, Colbert did one of his own on Tuesday night. “Dear President Trump, your tweeting has affected me in the following ways: My ratings are up,” said Colbert, reading from his intervention letter. “But, President Trump, some nights half my monologue is just about things you’ve tweeted. You’re squeezing out other fun news stories. Did you know that San Fransisco is opening a rat cafe? They are. That’s real. You took that away from me.” Colbert continued, “We want you to accept help, or the very least, autocorrect.” The “Late Show” host suggests Trump needs to give up his harmful addiction to Twitter and come up with another coping mechanism. “Have you tried drinking? Because that’s what I’ve been doing, and it’s going pretty great,” said Colbert.  Mr. President, when it comes to tweeting ... type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=5910804fe4b0e7021e9961d0,59252db5e4b0ec129d30888e,5924911de4b00c8df29f7a97 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

24 мая, 15:59

Pope Francis Looking Super Sad With The Trumps Is A Divine New Meme

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); A picture is worth a thousand words, as the phrase goes. And after this snap of Pope Francis looking miserable while standing beside President Donald Trump at the Vatican began circulating online Wednesday, many people rushed to social media to suggest what some of them might be: Trump’s differences in opinion with the pontiff over issues such as immigration and climate change are well documented. But it would be unfair to say the pope looked completely forlorn throughout the president’s visit. Reuters news agency noted how he “smiled faintly” as he greeted Trump, but also pointed out that the pontiff was “not as gregarious as he sometimes is with visiting heads of state.” Twitter users, however, compared the above image to photographs taken of former President Barack Obama with the pope, in which they are both smiling. They also suggested just what Francis was thinking of as his picture was being taken with the president, wife Melania Trump and daughter Ivanka Trump. Check out a sampling of the tweets below: Trump & Pope FrancisvsObama & Pope FrancisSeriously the photos speak for themselves! Trump meeting the Pope at the #Vatican pic.twitter.com/kWWUECwZRa— Charla (@Charla_04) May 24, 2017 Pope Francis be like "The Lord is testing me." #Trump #PopeFrancis pic.twitter.com/Vfen0xqAOs— Mark (@MarklBarroso) May 24, 2017 Pope's face says it all! bet he's wishing he was with anyone other than President Bawbag Trump pic.twitter.com/m2T3OEqWNg— ForeverMorrissey (@Mozgirl71) May 24, 2017 trump is adam, ivanka melania and the pope are the remaining cast members pic.twitter.com/5m3u6zkjB8— Bia (@BnazF) May 24, 2017 The look you have on your face when you meet the Pope with Trump. pic.twitter.com/5k426oLiEY— John Hergt (@natureofthings7) May 24, 2017 The gift of misery and giddiness. #trump #nooneissafe pic.twitter.com/HfIzGadv45— Gary (@Haloslippindwn) May 24, 2017 Pope Francis. President Trump. What is it that makes everyone sour around Trump? pic.twitter.com/uB30tqtuM0— Ezra Zydan (@RiseofGaea) May 24, 2017 Meanwhile at the casting call for Corpse Bride 2 #POTUSAbroad #popetrump pic.twitter.com/jSc9FwNwX6— Mister Race Bannon (@MrRaceBannon) May 24, 2017 The Pope has met Donald Trump... Think this AP picture just about sums it up pic.twitter.com/0E96npzQJa— Louise Burke (@Louiseontwitr) May 24, 2017 Nice shot of a cheerful Pope Francis giving Trump the tour. 'Chairs, floor, walls ... We're done, get out.' pic.twitter.com/94Rv9U8h9t— Damien Owens (@OwensDamien) May 24, 2017 type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=59252db5e4b0ec129d30888e,592535f8e4b0ec129d308cbe,5925284be4b00c8df29ff8f5,591bfd6ae4b041db89656b03 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

24 мая, 14:58

Helen Mirren Zings Donald Trump In Most Badass Commencement Speech Of 2017

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Helen Mirren peppered her address to graduating students at Tulane University in New Orleans on Saturday with the occasional risqué joke and dig at President Donald Trump. The Academy Award winner also explained her road to becoming a “declared feminist” and shared her own “top five rules for a happy life” ― from ignoring people who judge the way you look to not overcomplicating things. Mirren, 71, said she’d struggled to find one piece of advice that students in the audience would remember 40 years down the road. But she ultimately settled on a very contemporary piece of guidance. “Whether you’re in the French Quarter or the Oval Office, no good can ever come from tweeting at 3 a.m.,” she said, a subtle quip in reference to Trump’s late-night Twitter habits. Mirren noted that she’d always believed women were “as capable and as energetic and as inspiring as men” but initially believed joining the feminism movement initially seemed “too political.” Her stance changed, she said, after realizing that feminism was “not an abstract idea.” “It’s a necessity if we ― and really by ‘we,’ I mean you guys ― are to move us forward and not backward into ignorance and fearful jealousy,” she said.  “Never again allow a group of old, rather grumpy, rich white men define the health care of a country that is 50.8 percent women and 37 percent other races,” she added.  Watch Mirren’s full speech in the clip below and read the text here. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=585ccf2fe4b0de3a08f4e538,583efde8e4b0c33c8e134d4e,57bafbfae4b03d513689554f,57963f47e4b01180b52fab6d -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

24 мая, 14:17

Wednesday's Morning Email: UK Still On High Alert After Manchester Terror Attack

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TOP STORIES (And want to get The Morning Email each weekday? Sign up here.) THE MANCHESTER AFTERMATH Here are the lives that were tragically cut short. Twenty of the 64 who were injured are in critical condition and fighting for their lives after suffering “highly traumatic injuries.” Take a look at a breakdown of how the attack unfolded. The United Kingdom remains on “critical” threat level, and the Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack. Photos show the world mourning after the bombing. And here’s what we know about the suspected suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, so far ― including reports that he traveled to Syria. [HuffPost] LINDSEY GRAHAM: TRUMP’S PROPOSED BUDGET WILL LEAD TO MORE BENGHAZI SITUATIONS The pointed critique of President Donald Trump’s efforts to curtail State Department funding was one of many coming from Capitol Hill. And here’s what you need to know about that mathematical error Lawrence Summers pointed out in the proposed budget. [HuffPost] FORMER HEAD OF THE CIA: INTELLIGENCE WARRANTS TRUMP-RUSSIA INVESTIGATION John Brennan told lawmakers Tuesday. And the Senate hit Michael Flynn with two new subpoenas. [HuffPost] CLIMATE CHANGE IS TURNING ANTARCTICA GREEN And doing it quickly. [HuffPost] TRUMP MET WITH POPE FRANCIS AT THE VATICAN Following a campaign that found the world leaders at odds. And here’s what Italians have thought of Trump’s visit so far. [HuffPost] WHILE FOX NEWS HAS RETRACTED THE SETH RICH STORY Sean Hannity refuses to back down from the conspiracy theories involving the murder of the DNC staffer. Rich’s parents wrote a heartbreaking op-ed about the experience of having his murder turned into fodder for conspiracy theorists. [HuffPost] JOE LIEBERMAN’S PREDATORY LOAN PROBLEM And what it means if he becomes FBI director. [HuffPost] WHAT’S BREWING MELANIA TRUMP DIDN’T WANT TO HOLD HANDS... AGAIN This time, on a tarmac in Rome. Pete Souza, Obama’s former photographer, struck again with a post about how presidents can hold hands. [HuffPost] KATY PERRY JUST ADDED ANOTHER CHAPTER TO HER FEUD LORE WITH TAYLOR SWIFT By talking about how it all began. [HuffPost] THE NAME’S BOND, JAMES BOND Tributes poured in for Roger Moore, the longest serving James Bond actor in the franchise, who died Tuesday.He was 89. [HuffPost] THE PARASITE THAT CAN EAT YOUR FACE “Cutaneous leishmaniasis is a rare and neglected tropical disease transmitted to humans in the form of a parasite by the bite of bloodsucking sand flies that nest in the cracks of rocks and thrive in vast, arid bushland. Left untreated, it will gnaw away at the skin and, in severe cases, can consume the ears, lips and nose.” [HuffPost] THE SPEECH YOU NEED TO SEE ABOUT CONFEDERATE MONUMENTS New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s address is one for the ages. [HuffPost] UNDERSTANDING FOODBORNE BOTULISM What you need to know about the rare foodborne illness that killed a 37-year-old in California after he ate gas station nacho cheese.  [HuffPost] BEFORE YOU GO  The U.K. is less than pleased with the U.S. after officials leaked information about the Manchester attack. Democrats flipped seats in these two districts that voted for Trump. The internet swooned over Carrie Fisher’s final “Star Wars” magazine cover. This mom received an honorary MBA after helping her quadriplegic son graduate. The New York Times mapped 50 years of melting glaciers in Montana’s Glacier National Park. Twitter has a lot of thoughts about what the “Top Gun 2” plot should be. It’s official: Stephen Colbert has won the late night battle for the 2016-2017 season. Be right back, moving to London to become a clerk and make over half a million a year. We’re not crying, you’re crying over Pippa Middleton’s “something old” wedding tribute to Kate. These teens rocked their moms’ prom dresses. This new Instagram feature allows you to hide photos from your profile without deleting them. What’s coming and going from Netflix (aka what you need to binge before the end of the month). Your winners of “Dancing With The Stars” and “The Voice” are... And because we all need a midweek video pickup: This teen didn’t think he would graduate, and his reaction upon receiving a cap and gown is priceless. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

24 мая, 13:11

Climate Change Is Turning Antarctica Green

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Antarctica, the desolate southernmost continent boasting the coldest climate on Earth, usually brings to mind visions of ice, snow and penguins. But global warming is transforming Antarctica’s icy expanses, new research from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom shows. Parts of the continent are “greening,” researchers say — and fast. Moss has been growing on the Antarctic Peninsula at a dramatically faster rate in the past 50 years, and warming temperatures are the culprit, the researchers concluded in a paper published last week in the journal Current Biology. “If you’d taken a photograph of these parts of the peninsula 50 years ago it would have been a monochrome shot of ice. Nothing but glaciers,” study co-author Dominic Hodgson told CNN. “Today that photo would show extensive patches of green.” The Antarctic Peninsula, the northernmost part of the continent, is known to be one of the most rapidly warming regions on Earth. Average temperatures there have jumped about 1 degree Fahrenheit each decade since the 1950s ― or a total of nearly 5 degrees Fahrenheit ― compared to a global average increase of just 1.4 degrees Fahrenheit since 1880.  Moss banks are found sporadically along the Antarctic Peninsula, where the slow-growing plants have accumulated over many millennia. Thanks to Antarctica’s cold conditions, deep layers of old moss have been “exceptionally well-preserved,” said researchers, offering insights into changes in moss growth and other ecological shifts over time. In a 2013 study, Hodgson and his team studied moss core samples taken from the peninsula’s southern end and concluded that rising temperatures on the peninsula had prompted an “unprecedented rate of ecological change” over the past 50 years. For their latest study, the team collected core samples from three other sites on the peninsula — Elephant Island, Ardley Island and Green Island— across a distance of about 400 miles. The results, the researchers said, were troublingly consistent: The unprecedented changes are widespread across the peninsula.  The samples, which date back 150 years, showed that the amount of moss and the rate of plant growth has significantly spiked since the 1950s. Now, it is four to five times higher, researchers said.  “This gives us a much clearer idea of the scale over which these changes are occurring,” Matthew Amesbury, the study’s lead author, said in a news release. “Previously, we had only identified such a response in a single location at the far south of the Antarctic Peninsula, but now we know that moss banks are responding to recent climate change across the whole of the peninsula.” The researchers said they now plan to study moss core records dating back thousands of years to get a clearer picture of ecological changes before and after human-caused climate change.  The researchers said the rising temperatures may soon make the Antarctic Peninsula a very different place. “The sensitivity of moss growth to past temperature rises suggests that ecosystems will alter rapidly under future warming, leading to major changes in the biology and landscape of this iconic region,” said study co-author Dan Charman in a statement. Charman added that Antarctica is following in the footsteps of the planet’s other polar region, the Arctic, which has been experiencing a similar greening because of climate change. The changes aren’t just ecological; melting Arctic and Antarctic ice has the potential to significantly contribute to sea level rise in the coming decades, which poses a threat to millions of coastal dwellers around the globe.  ― Dominique Mosbergen is a reporter at HuffPost covering climate change, extreme weather and extinction. Send tips or feedback to [email protected] or follow her on Twitter.  type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related... + articlesList=591a9e93e4b0809be157a253,59096ab7e4b02655f84218df,58162d67e4b096e870696748,56fc60c0e4b0a06d5804ba11,59027f0fe4b0bb2d086c5f31 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

24 мая, 12:46

Joe Lieberman Has a Predatory Loan Problem

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); When Joe Lieberman left the Senate in 2012, he pledged, “I’m not going to lobby. For sure.” But it seems like every politician says that and then does it anyway, right? “Yeah, I know,” he added. “Watch me.” If you kept watching for just a bit more than one year, you’d have seen Joe Lieberman become a lobbyist. As is often the case, formally registering as a lobbyist is indicative of more generalized buck-raking. And now that President Donald Trump has said that Lieberman is his top pick to be the new FBI director, that lucrative private-sector work has become a liability. Most obviously, there is Lieberman’s work as a lawyer at Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, a big corporate law firm founded by Trump’s longtime lawyer Marc Kasowitz. Kasowitz is now expected to represent the president in the Russia investigation, The New York Times’ Maggie Haberman reports. Lieberman joined the firm in June 2013, a few months before he registered as a lobbyist, and remains there. Axios’ Jonathan Swan reported last week that “that connection — which could make it look like Trump is trying to install an ally at the top of the bureau — has become a matter of concern within the White House.” If Kasowitz does represent the president personally, those concerns should multiply, and nominating Lieberman would seem to be a non-starter in the Senate. However, so far in this administration, underestimating the president’s desire to drive stakes into his critics’ hearts ― and Republican senators’ willingness to remain largely supine while he does ― has not made for good betting. Of course, there’s the issue of Lieberman having worked as a top lawyer at a massive corporate law firm whose bread and butter is representing rich people and corporations. It’s an obvious conflict for a man who might lead the country’s main federal law enforcement agency. But the outrage there is that it’s unlikely it will matter much in the Senate, where corporate lawyering is simply seen as a totally acceptable thing to do after you retire from politics or, indeed, before you run for office. But Lieberman’s conflict-of-interest problems don’t end there. Since 2014, he has been the chairman of Victory Park Capital, a Chicago-based private equity firm. Victory Park has pumped $4.6 billion in debt and equity investments into companies that lend money outside the normal banking system. One of those companies was Think Finance, which used companies nominally owned by Native American tribes because their sovereign status let them avoid state laws against predatory lending. Technically, Think Finance was a service provider. In reality, company documents obtained by HuffPost in 2015 from one of those tribal companies, Plain Green, showed that Think Finance provided everything the tribe needed to start and run an online lending business: a database of customers, underwriting software, payment processing, marketing, an offshore loan buyer and legal representation.  The loans were what the industry prefers to call “installment loans.” They are small loans with extremely high interest rates ― often into the triple digits ― that can trap borrowers in a morass of debt. Unlike payday loans, which traditionally are repaid in a single pay cycle, the payoff time is longer. Plain Green said in 2015 that its minimum repayment cycle is four months. In 2014, the Pennsylvania attorney general sued Think Finance, claiming the company violated that state’s racketeering, consumer protection and lending laws. The case is pending. In April, the Pennsylvania attorney general asked that Victory Park Capital be added as a defendant and submitted sealed evidence in support of that request. A judge is considering the request. “I think it’s pretty unlikely that Joe Lieberman as an FBI director would focus on reining in novel predation of poor people,” Jeff Hauser, the director of the Revolving Door Project at the Center for Economic Policy and Research, told HuffPost. Not that there has been any significant FBI focus on financial fraud in recent years, he noted. “Since 9/11, there has been a notable decline in the FBI’s focus on white-collar crime,” he said, and that trend would more than likely continue if Lieberman ran the bureau. As the lawsuit drags along, the Think Finance executive team has moved on. The company spun out a new entity called Elevate in 2014 that no longer uses tribal entities as a conduit. In 2016, Victory Park loaned Elevate $450 million, and in April, Elevate went public on the New York Stock Exchange.  While the legal troubles were left sitting with Think Finance, Elevate’s business model is still harmful to consumers. “From what we can tell, Elevate offers a high-cost predatory debt trap product,” the Center for Responsible Lending’s Diane Standaert told HuffPost. “These high-cost, unaffordable loans have devastating consequences for consumers,” putting them at higher risk of falling behind of their bills or having their bank accounts shuttered, she said. Predatory loans will soon be regulated for the first time by federal rules. And that seems to put the issue right on Lieberman’s plate. When Lieberman joined Victory Park in 2014, the firm’s co-founder Brendan Carroll told The New York Times why the senator joined the firm. Victory Park, Carroll said, “could benefit from Mr. Lieberman’s extensive regulatory expertise.” The White House and Victory Park Capital declined to comment for this story. Think Finance, Plain Green, Elevate, Kasowitz, Benson, and Lieberman’s office at the firm did not respond to requests for comment. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=591df2bbe4b094cdba52519a,591c9c9ce4b03b485cae2bb7,58d17065e4b00705db5360ba -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

24 мая, 12:40

Donald Trump Finally Met His Match In The Handshake Stakes

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There’s a certain art to dealing with a Donald Trump handshake. And Tajikistan’s strongman president, Emomali Rahmon, appears to have gotten it down to a tee. The authoritarian ruler didn’t let the U.S president’s reputation as a fierce hand-grabber faze him when the pair met at a summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday. In fact, he had the upper hand — as this viral clip shows: Perhaps Rahmon analyzed footage of Trump’s February meeting with Japan’s prime minster Shinzō Abe to see how it shouldn’t be done: Ouch! Trump and Japanese PM Shinzō Abe’s EPIC handshake. pic.twitter.com/gtX3mCwii8— Eddie Du (@Edourdoo) February 11, 2017 Or maybe he studied Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s technique:  And they meet. First move: the handshake. @potus @justintrudeau #cdnpoli #uspoli pic.twitter.com/54GjfNmNpa— CBC Ottawa (@CBCOttawa) February 13, 2017   Or he  might have just read HuffPost’s piece on how to defend yourself from a Trump-style handshake. Here’s how Twitter users responded to Rahmon’s handshake encounter: Tajikistan’s president-for-life beats Trump at the aggressive handshake. Yuge respect, Emomali Sharipovich. https://t.co/9IcsRsFGik— Maxim Edwards (@MaximEdwards) May 23, 2017 Not in my house! https://t.co/89Jcaq8tSV— Philipp Löwe (@DonLejon) May 23, 2017 This is a power handshake https://t.co/LbuAvjXvkA— Micah Wiener (@ProducerMicah) May 23, 2017 Round one of how to out-#Trump Trump on the handshake goes to #Tajikistan's President Emomali Rahmon. All pull, no slack. https://t.co/KpH9HrKaKJ— Eric Jones (@Intrigue_Jones) May 23, 2017 #BREAKING: Emomali Rahmon (President of #Tajikistan) totally outplayed Trump in the weird handshake game. https://t.co/OsoAxwn7wG— Yuval Weber (@yuvalweber) May 23, 2017 Looks like someone finally bested trump's aggressive handshake, the President of Tajikistan, Emomali Sharipovich aka NOT IN MY HOUSE! https://t.co/Uga6Ih73e1— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) May 23, 2017 type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=58a58d20e4b037d17d250eaa,58ccf5a0e4b00705db4fd3e7,58a6b2dce4b07602ad535f62,58abfc3fe4b0f077b3ed6176 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

24 мая, 11:37

Bono Blasts Donald Trump: He Doesn't Have 'The People Who Are Hardest Hit In Mind'

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); U2 frontman Bono revealed just why he thinks Donald Trump isn’t up to the job of president. The musician was outlining to Jimmy Kimmel Tuesday his mission to eradicate extreme poverty and stressed that he has “so much respect” for a lot of the people who had voted Trump into the White House. Bono said he understood why the political process left so many Americans angry and disillusioned. “But I don’t think he’s the cure for this problem, and I think he might even make it worse,” he added.  The singer suggested there was no evidence from Trump’s life that shows “that he has the people who are hardest hit in mind.” “That really saddens me because I know he likes to see their faces in the crowd but I don’t think he wants to know who they are when they go home,” Bono added. Check out the full interview above. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=59252db5e4b0ec129d30888e,5925284be4b00c8df29ff8f5,5923f602e4b094cdba5724f0,590d683fe4b0e7021e97fe0c -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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24 мая, 11:19

Stephen Colbert Rips Into Donald Trump's ‘Brutal’ Budget That Targets His Own Voters

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“Late Show” host Stephen Colbert took aim at President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget plan on Tuesday. With the budget proposal outlining a $3.6 trillion reduction in government spending over the next 10 years, Colbert said the cuts set out in the document titled “A New Foundation For American Greatness” would hit Trump’s own voters the hardest. “That foundation of America’s greatness, what’s he building that on?” Colbert asked. “It turns out he’s building that foundation out of the ground-up bones of poor people, because this budget cuts things like the food stamp program SNAP and the children’s health insurance program CHIP.” “So he’s cutting SNAP and CHIP, to which America’s children replied, ‘STOP!’ and ‘HELP!’” Colbert added. “I know this is an unpopular position these days, but I believe children should go to the doctor and eat.” Check out the full segment above. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=5923f602e4b094cdba5724f0,590d9366e4b0d5d9049ccbc9,5743f676e4b00e09e89fe561,591e9325e4b094cdba52df46 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

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24 мая, 10:50

Seth Meyers Reveals How Donald Trump Is Failing To 'Drain The Swamp'

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“Late Night” host Seth Meyers spent part of Tuesday’s broadcast dissecting how President Donald Trump’s efforts to “drain the swamp” were going. And he didn’t like what he saw. During the 2016 election campaign, Trump repeatedly vowed to reduce outside influence on Washington. But since he took office on Jan. 20, the “swamp” has filled with even more “monsters,” Meyers said. Check out the full segment above. type=type=RelatedArticlesblockTitle=Related Coverage + articlesList=5923f602e4b094cdba5724f0,591bfd6ae4b041db89656b03,591febb2e4b094cdba5456d0,592005c9e4b03b485cb1d6b8 -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

24 мая, 10:31

Pope Asks Trump To Be A Peacemaker During Vatican Meeting

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis urged U.S. President Donald Trump to be a peacemaker at their highly anticipated first meeting on Wednesday, and Trump promised he would not forget the pontiff’s message. Under clear blue skies, Trump, who exchanged sharp words with the pope during the U.S. election campaign last year, received a tribute from the Swiss Guard in a Vatican courtyard when he arrived to meet the pope. Trump entered a small elevator taking him to the third floor of the Apostolic Palace and, after a long ceremonial walk past frescoed corridors, shook the pope’s hand at the entrance to the private study, which the frugal pope uses only for official occasions. Francis smiled faintly as he greeted Trump outside the study and was not as gregarious as he sometimes is with visiting heads of state. Trump, seeming subdued, said “it is a great honor.” Even when the two were sitting at the pope’s desk in the presence of photographers and reporters, the pope avoided the kind of small talk that usually occurs before the media is ushered out. The two talked privately for about 30 minutes with translators. Both men looked far more relaxed at the end of the private meeting, with the pope smiling and joking with Trump and his wife Melania. Francis gave the president a small sculptured olive tree and told him through the interpreter that it symbolized peace. “It is my desire that you become an olive tree to construct peace,” the Pope said, speaking in Spanish through an interpreter. Trump responded: “We can use peace.” Francis also gave Trump a signed copy of his 2017 peace message whose title is “Nonviolence - A Style of Politics for Peace,” and a copy of his 2015 encyclical letter on the need to protect the environment from the effects of climate change. “Well, I’ll be reading them,” Trump said. Trump’s softer stance on environmental regulations is at odds with Francis’ view that climate change is caused mostly by human activity. #Trump to #PopeFrancis after their first private meeting: "Thank you, thank you. I won't forget what you said." pic.twitter.com/69yZnkpGyN— Megan Williams (@MKWilliamsRome) May 24, 2017 PARTING PROMISE Trump gave the pope a boxed set of five first edition books by slain U.S. civil rights leader Martin Luther King. As Trump and the pope said goodbye at the door of the study, Trump told the pope: “Thank you, thank you. I won’t forget what you said.” The meeting with the pope was the third stop on a nine-day foreign tour due to end on Saturday, and part of his world tour of religions after meeting leaders of Muslim nations in Saudi Arabia and visiting holy sites in Jerusalem. While his talks in Saudi Arabia and Israel were mostly friendly, the meeting between the head of the Roman Catholic Church and the thrice-married, blunt-spoken Trump had the potential to be a little more confrontational. The pope said last year a man who thinks about building walls and not bridges is “not Christian,” a sharp reprimand for Trump’s vow to build a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. Trump said it was “disgraceful” of the Argentine-born pope, who represents just over half of the world’s two billion Christians, to question his faith. “If and when the Vatican is attacked by ISIS, which as everyone knows is ISIS’ ultimate trophy, I can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that Donald Trump would have been president,” Trump said during the campaign. The Vatican also took a dim view of Trump’s anti-Muslim campaign rhetoric, although he softened his tone considerably in a major speech in Riyadh. Part of Trump’s motivation for meeting the pope was to dramatize how the three major religions should rally against the threat from Islamist militants. Trump at first did not plan to stop in Rome during his visit to Europe, which some in the Vatican saw as a snub. When he changed his mind, the Vatican squeezed him in at 8:30 a.m. on a Wednesday morning, an unusual day and an unusually early time. After the meeting, Francis held his weekly audience with the general public in St Peter’s Square. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.

24 мая, 09:29

David Letterman Unloads: Donald Trump 'Makes Me Sick'

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function onPlayerReadyVidible(e){'undefined'!=typeof HPTrack&&HPTrack.Vid.Vidible_track(e)}!function(e,i){if(e.vdb_Player){if('object'==typeof commercial_video){var a='',o='m.fwsitesection='+commercial_video.site_and_category;if(a+=o,commercial_video['package']){var c='&m.fwkeyvalues=sponsorship%3D'+commercial_video['package'];a+=c}e.setAttribute('vdb_params',a)}i(e.vdb_Player)}else{var t=arguments.callee;setTimeout(function(){t(e,i)},0)}}(document.getElementById('vidible_1'),onPlayerReadyVidible); Former CBS “Late Show” host David Letterman had some harsh words for President Donald Trump, telling GQ that he was sickened by the election of his onetime frequent guest.  Letterman, who retired in 2015 after 33 years on late-night television, said he didn’t regret having Trump on his show so often. “No, no reason to regret it,” he said. “I’m disappointed that this man is representing me and my country. It makes me sick.”  Letterman also described Trump as a “great guest” on the show: “He was just a big, wealthy dope who’d come on and we would make fun of his hair. I would refer to him as a slumlord. But now, this goon... I don’t know. He’s demonstrated himself to be a man without a core, a man without a soul. Is there a guy in there?”  Letterman even indicated he’d like to interview Trump one more time.  “I would love to have 90 minutes with him in a TV studio, just to talk to the guy,” Letterman said. “I would just like to say, ‘All right, Don: What the fuck happened?’” Letterman will receive the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor this autumn.  Read the full interview here.   (h/t Raw Story) -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.