Thursday, May 28, 2020

Left-Winger Jimmy Kimmel shares a misleading clip of Mike Pence jokingly suggesting that he carry empty boxes of medical supplies

Vice President Mike Pence visited a nursing home facility in Virginia on Thursday, meeting with staff and unloading boxes of personal protective equipment, or PPE, from FEMA.

What happened: On his Thursday night show, liberal late-night comedian Jimmy Kimmel used a clip of Pence at the nursing home to suggest there was nothing inside the boxes.

“Since it was going so well and also because he didn’t realize he had a mic on, Magic Mike decided to keep it going,” said Kimmel. “Listen in closely here.”

Kimmel then cut to a video showing the vice president inquiring about the last boxes in the van before being told they were empty.

“Well, can I carry the empty ones? Just for the camera?” Pence can be heard saying.

Kimmel then said, “Mike Pence pretending to carry a big box of PPEs into a hospital is the perfect metaphor for who he is and what he’s doing: a big box of nothing, delivering another box of nothing.”

Problem is: The clip was selectively edited by Kimmel’s team. The full clip from CSPAN clearly showed Pence, along with Verma and Polowczyk, loading and unloading boxes of some weight. Then, as Pence returns to the van one final time, he makes the comment about the empty boxes and immediately smiles as those around him laugh. When the man helping to unload the van says, “Absolutely,” that same man then says jokingly, “They’re a lot easier,” to more laughter. Pence then immediately closes the van door. He does not proceed to carry any of the boxes he was informed were empty.

The video has been removed but not before it was shared tens of thousands of times and viewed more than 1 million times.

Munch More

President Trump savagely roasted Washington Post reporter Philip Rucker on Thursday for questioning whether he was telling people to go outside.

What happened: Bill Bryan, head of the Department of Homeland Security’s science and technology division, discussed findings of a collaborative study on the coronavirus.

“Our most striking observation to date is the powerful effect that solar light appears to have on killing the virus, both surfaces and in the air. We’ve seen a similar effect with both temperature and humidity as well, where increasing the temperature and humidity or both are generally less favorable to the virus,” he said. Bryan said their findings should not take away from the guidelines set forth by the White House and CDC for people to protect themselves.

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American pop singer Lady Gaga on Friday (April 17) referred to the organization’s director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as a true “superstar” and thanked him for his contributions amid the pandemic.

Lady Gaga shared her praise for the WHO head during a press conference for the “One World: Together at Home” fundraising concert, which was took place Saturday evening (April 18). She said she has seen a “singular, kind global community” being formed during the pandemic, and she urged international citizens to join together and support the WHO for its coronavirus response.

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Dr. Phil McGraw, psychologist, author and host of “Dr. Phil,” appeared on “The Ingraham Angle” Thursday to discuss how the American people are dealing with stress and depression during the ongoing lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

What he said: “But look, the fact of the matter is we have people dying, 45,000 people a year die from automobile accidents, 480,000 from cigarettes, 360,000 a year from swimming pools, but we don’t shut the country down for that. But yet we are doing it for this and the fallout is going to last for years because people’s lives are being destroyed.”

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Kanye West in an interview with GQ, said he’ll be casting his first-ever ballot vote in the 2020 presidential election, for President Donald Trump.

What Kanye said: “I will not be told who I’m gonna vote on because of my color,” West told the magazine. “I’m definitely voting this time. And we know who I’m voting on.”

On being able to have his own opinion: “I was told my career would end if I wasn’t with [Hillary Clinton],” he continued. “What kind of campaign is that, anyway? That’s like if Obama’s campaign was ‘I’m with black.’ What’s the point of being a celebrity if you can’t have an opinion? Everybody make their own opinion! You know?”

 

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Doctor Fauci spoke first at today’s Coronavirus first, clearing up comments he made yesterday on MSNBC and CNN.

What’s going on: Dr. Fauci on CNN yesterday made comments that he received ‘pushback’ when wanting mitigation as well as stating if the U.S. started mitigation earlier it would have saved more lives.

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