Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Trump 2017: The Funnies

Melissa McCarthy made a surprise appearance on Saturday Night Live as Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary best known for tanking his credibility on Day One and then also every day thereafter.

Rosie O’Donnell, a comedian and long-time Trump foe, tweeted out that she would be “ready” if asked to play the part of Steve Bannon, who is currently played by an actor in a skeleton costume.

On Wednesday, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced they have placed the clock at two-and-a-half minutes to midnight due to an increase in threats to humanity, such as nuclear warfare and climate change.

Explaining the decision to put the clock as close to midnight as it has been since 1953 (when hydrogen bomb testings in the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. put it at two minutes to midnight), the group’s Science and Security Board said: “Over the course of 2016, the global security landscape darkened as the international community failed to come effectively to grips with humanity’s most pressing existential threats, nuclear weapons and climate change.”

The board also criticized Donald Trump for making comments about using and proliferating nuclear weapons, which they say adds to an already-threatening world situation: “Even though he has just now taken office, the president’s intemperate statements, lack of openness to expert advice, and questionable cabinet nominations have already made a bad international security situation worse.”

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