Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Books Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Books | In ‘Let Me Finish,’ Chris Christie Goes Easy on Donald Trump, Saving Fire for Steve Bannon and Others Supported by Books of The Times ByDwight Garner Jan. 28, 2019 When Chris Christie first met Donald Trump, over dinner at the Manhattan restaurant Jean-Georges in 2002, the developer ordered for both of them. This power move has received insufficient study. When Zadie Smith met Jay-Z, he did this to her, too. “Apparently,” she wrote about the encounter, “I look like the fish-sandwich type.” Trump had waiters bring Christie the seared scallops and the roasted lamb loin. “I’m allergic to scallops,” Christie recalls in his new memoir, “Let Me Finish: Trump, the Kushners, Bannon, New Jersey, and the Power of In-Your-Face Politics.” He adds, … [Read more...] about In ‘Let Me Finish,’ Chris Christie Goes Easy on Donald Trump, Saving Fire for Steve Bannon and Others
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U.S. A Fox News host said on-air Thursday that his employer was responsible for molding President Donald Trump into the person he is today. In fact, host Greg Gutfeld went as far as to say Fox News "radicalized" the former reality TV star. The comments came during a conversation on the show The Five about Trump's many, many battles with the media and his rapid-fire tweets railing against stories he doesn't appreciate. "Twitter is a great tool for him," said host Dana Perino, via a clip posted online by the liberal group Media Matters for America. "And one of the things he could've tweeted today is 'Check this out, 51% of workers in America say they are happy.' That's the first time in I can't remember how many years." After hosts asked why he wouldn't just do that—as in, tweet something moderate that would boost his image. Recommended Slideshows 76 50 Highest Paying Jobs in the United States 80 In … [Read more...] about Fox News ‘Radicalized’ Donald Trump, Network Host Says
President Donald Trump said he was considering pardoning Muhammad Ali, despite it being unnecessary since his 1967 draft evasion conviction was overturned by the Supreme Court in 1971. Ali and Trump were friendly with one another. Ali presented Trump with multiple awards and Trump attended the boxing champion's charity events. But given Trump's ongoing feud with NFL athletes and his hardline policies, it's tough to imagine that friendship remaining intact if Ali was alive today. What do you think? PERSPECTIVES Trump was an admirer of Ali. He would come to his charity events to help out any way he could. Ali even presented Trump with philanthropy awards. They might not agree on everything, but their friendship would be intact. Here is Steve Eder with the New York Times with more: The two men had been friendly for many years, dating back at least to the 1980s. Ali attended Mr. Trump's 2005 wedding to Melania Knauss in Palm Beach, Fla., and Mr. Trump appeared at Ali's … [Read more...] about Would Muhammad Ali still be friends with Donald Trump today?
LeBron James made clear once again on Tuesday (June 5) that he isn't the biggest fan of President Donald Trump. The Cleveland Cavaliers star addressed Trump's decision to cancel a visit to the White House for the Philadelphia Eagles to celebrate their Super Bowl 52 victory, saying it was "typical" of Trump to take that type of action. James said he heard about the news just before beginning his NBA Finals press conference on Tuesday, and commented, "No matter who wins this series, no one wants an invite (to the White House)." "I think as long as he's in office, the communication and things like that are going to continue to happen," James said. "There's a lot of things that we believe in as Americans that we don't feel he's for. There's a lot of people that believe he's not for the people or doing things that's right by the people. That's not surprising hearing the news today with the Eagles." James and the Cavaliers are currently down 0-2 in their best-of-seven … [Read more...] about LeBron James on Donald Trump, Eagles’ White House visit: ‘No one wants an invite’
A new Washington Post profile of Sen. Bob Corker as he nears retirement begins with this brilliant lead:It took Bob Corker 21 seconds to begin answering the question.If the election were held today, would you vote for Donald Trump?Eventually Corker tells the Post's Ben Terris “If the election were held today between the same two candidates, I would" before retreating a bit, asking Terris to mark him down as a "probably." Throughout the rest of the day the two spent together, Corker returns to the question, asking for more time to answer. Four days later, Terris writes, Corker called back to say he didn't "have any desire to make news,” so he'd leave his answer where it was. It's amazing. By asking Corker a simple question and letting it slowly eat him alive, Terris has given us a clear picture of Corker, a man who has proven too small for this huge moment. Faced with a candidate whose past is overflowing with allegations of sexual assault, petty cruelty and grift, … [Read more...] about A Timeline of Bob Corker’s Waffling, Wavering and Wimping Out on Donald Trump