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Trump visited Texas and just HAD to talk about crowd size

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"What a crowd, what a turnout." Image: JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images After all these months it's still unclear whether or not Donald Trump knows he's not on reality television. Since his inauguration the man has made his obsession with ratings and crowd size very clear, and on Tuesday when he visited Texas for a briefing on Tropical Storm Harvey relief efforts, he just couldn't help himself from celebrating the really great press that came out of the storm. SEE ALSO: Hey, everyone, please shut up about Melania Trump's shoes During the trip to Corpus Christi, where Harvey made landfall, and Austin, [...]

Obama’s Charlottesville tweet makes history

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Barack Obama, you are missed. Image: isaac Brekken/Getty Images for National Clean Energy Summit After a "Unite the Right" white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly on Saturday, former president Barack Obama reached out on Twitter to comfort Americans. While President Trump was silent on the platform, refusing to address the violent clash between hate groups and protesters for hours, Obama shared a powerful message in the form of a Nelson Mandela quote about hate and the potential to love. The first of Obama's three tweets has since become the third most-liked tweet in history at the time of [...]

Double rainbow over the White House would be nice if it werent such a dump

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President Donald Trump left Washington to speak at a rally in West Virginia on Friday and a double freakin' rainbow was spotted over the White House. Coincidence? SEE ALSO: Stephen Colbert interviewing cartoon Donald Trump is hilariously confusing trump leaves the White House and a rainbow appears. https://t.co/oWY1p5jGL8 Ryan Graney (@RyanEGraney) August 3, 2017 "And on August 3rd, a grand jury was empaneled, and a rainbow appeared over the White House..." https://t.co/guvANxUPCv N.V. Binder (@nvbinder) August 3, 2017 There's a double rainbow over The White House as President Trump holds a rally in West Virginia. pic.twitter.com/7AP6Ihjx1T JR Berry WLTX (@JRBerryWLTX) [...]

Obama’s powerful Charlottesville response is now the most-liked tweet

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Legend. Image: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Barack Obama may not be the president anymore but that's not stopping him from making history. In the wake of the deadly clash between neo-Nazi hate groups and protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend, President Donald Trump's usually eager Twitter fingers remained inactive for hours  while Obama rose to the challenge of addressing the nation. Now, just days after the former president responded to the tragic violence with a powerful Nelson Mandela quote, his tweet has become the most-liked in history. SEE ALSO: Obama responds to Charlottesville with one of the most liked tweets [...]

Trump-like inflatable chicken pops up near White House

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A giant inflatable chicken with golden locks is back at the White House. Back in April the so-called "Trump chicken" became a mascot during the Tax March. Now the inflatable poultry with a Trump-like hairdo is back, popping up Wednesday in the Ellipse park just behind the White House. SEE ALSO: Giant Trump-rooster statue appears in China in case you forgot about Trump for one second Many noticed something was different and pointed out the golden-haired chicken Wednesday. BREAKING: There's an inflatable chicken with Trump's hair behind the White House pic.twitter.com/CPzyHeAixA Rebecca Shabad (@RebeccaShabad) August 9, 2017 It appears some [...]

A Donald Trump tweet knocked $6 billion off Amazon’s value

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Image: alex wong/Getty Images Donald Trump knocked $6 billion off of Amazon before most of the country was awake. In a tweet sent at 6:12 a.m. EST, Trump claimed Amazon was "doing great damage to tax paying retailers," resulting in the loss of jobs. The @washingtonpost, which loses a fortune, is owned by @JeffBezos for purposes of keeping taxes down at his no profit company, @amazon. Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 7, 2015 That was just the beginning. Since then, Trump has on three other occasions launched tweets at Amazon, including the time the president threatened Amazon with an 'internet [...]

Trump stared into the sun with no glasses and are you really surprised?

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Yo, shit's bright up there. Image: AP/REX/Shutterstock File this under: things you definitely should NOT do. Just about the first thing Donald Trump did when he walked out of the White House on Monday afternoon was look straight at the burning orb in the sky, no glasses, and point at it like, "y'all know that's the sun up there? Shit." SEE ALSO: Donald Trumps teleprompter is back from vacation to denounce racism The thing with eclipses that you are not supposed to do, is you are not supposed to look directly at them without any protective glasses. Which, yes, is [...]

Here’s what’s really going on with the Rockettes and the Trump inauguration

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Image: Kathy Willens, File/AP PHOTO Just as it was starting to seem like no one would agree to perform at Donald Trump's presidential inauguration Jan. 20, it was announced that the Rockettes would be dancing at the event. Some of the renowned dancers and other allies have started to post online about not wanting to perform for a man who has openly objectified women and has been accused of sexual assault. In response, the Rockettes' union, the American Guild of Variety Artists, was reportedly forcing all full-time Rockettes to perform at the inauguration, saying that boycotting the event would be [...]

Obama’s photographer perfectly shades Trump after Merkel press conference disaster

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Attention, internet: The newest edition of our favorite series of presidential shade has arrived, and it's probably the only good thing that came from today's press conference. In case you've been missing out, Barack Obama's official White House photographer Pete Souza has turned his Instagram into the universe's premiere source for Donald Trump shade. This week between #MicrowaveGate and a painful press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel Souza's content has been extra shady (and we're here for it). SEE ALSO: Twitter is slamming Donald Trump after awkward press conference with Angela Merkel After the president refused to shake Merkel's [...]

Facebook releases ‘Town Hall’ feature to connect you to your local officials

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U.S. President Barack Obama greets the audience as he arrives at a town hall style meeting at Facebook headquarters on April 20, 2011 in Palo Alto, California. Image: justin sullivan/getty images Like it or not, Facebook has an impact on politics. The social network contributed to President Donald Trump's successful election, as much as CEO Mark Zuckerberg tried to lessen the blame on the rise of fake news. SEE ALSO: Facebook's new 'Trending Topics' update is here now with less fake news More recently, Zuckerberg started to acknowledge Facebook's role in politics, and on Monday the social network introduced its [...]