The Trump administration is no stranger to appropriating pop culture for their own means before being asked to cut the shit. Very recently, both Pharrell Williams and the ghost of Prince told Trump and his shady crew to stop using their music at his signature stir-em’-up-with-self-delusion rallies. This week, some tool on Trump’s social media team thought it would be laffy to steal from Game of Thrones to preview the reinstating of sanctions against Iran. Because if there’s a time for dopey memes, it’s when you’re negotiating extremely sensitive diplomacy around nuclear fucking weapons. Anyway, HBO followed Pharrell and spectral Prince by telling Trump to stop using their Game of Thrones concepts, their font, and any excitement over their final season.
You might have figured that Donald Trump’s favorite music to listen to is the sound of his own voice and 25% less of Taylor Swift. *eye-roll*. But you were wrong! It pains me to type but Trump is a Prince fan. (Ugh, he probably likes “Batdance.”) You know those “rallies” that Trump holds around the country to supposedly support a GOP candidate but are actually to let him jerk his ego off publicly by reliving his election win and bloviating to his supporters like it’s still 2016? Yeah, those. Well, Prince’s song “Purple Rain” is on the playlist of songs they play at them. And Prince, who left us for the Paisley Park in Heaven on April 21, 2016, didn’t give permission for that before he strutted his low-heeled boots off of this plain. The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that Prince’s estate has asked Trump to stop. Oh no, let’s go!
Nothing is more pleasing to one’s mind, body, and soul than when two crazies who were previously in crazy cahoots turn their crazy on each other. There’s a possibility for mutually assured destruction which would be totally glorious and proof that our world isn’t dropping into a universal sinkhole of evil. Our case in point is straight from the mixed-up files of Mrs. Omarosa Manigault-Newman.
Rumor had it that Omarosa had audio recordings from her time at the White House as the Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison. And it turns out, she does. Omarosa showed some of her receipts on Meet the Press with Chuck Todd this morning (via TMZ). Specifically, Omarosa played selections from her firing by White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. (You can listen to the whole thing below.) So if you want to hear a beleaguered man who knows he made a critical error in his career advancement tell a crazy to pack her shit, this one’s for you.
Kathy Griffin is still on her “Ignore That Teary Press Conference, ‘Cuz I’m Not A Bit Sorry For Looking Like I Was Ready To Decapitate POTUS” comedy tour. At last night’s stop here in Boston, she received a visitor who has been way more effective at scaring the president. Because this gal’s got what we like to call THE RECEIPTS.
Talented actress and pre-presidential adultery pay-off recipient Stormy Daniels dropped backstage to wish Kathy well. The ladies took a lovely photo together (seen above) for Trump to include in his scrapbooking efforts after he leaves office, and Kathy left this lovely tweet, via Deadline:
@StormyDaniels it was an honor to have you at my Boston show tonight. I support you 100%! #FuckTrump
And to that hashtag, Stormy replied “Sure did! Here’s the canceled check!” No, she tweeted politely back:
Thank you so much! #teamstormy had a great time!