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LN Web Gems 3.2.17: Trump Hits a Homer and Oprah Wants His House

by | Mar 2, 2017 | The Dialogue, Web Gems

Our spunky LN Writers offer up funny, outrageous and crazy tidbits from around the Web.  So many Gems, so little time…

Talk show host Oprah Winfrey is “rethinking if she could be president,” and considering a run for 2020, according to Bloomberg.  Evidently, the conventional wisdom is that if Donald Trump can win, anyone can. Ms. Winfrey seems to miss the part where she has to be elected by the people. While she would likely get many votes because of the fact that she is a black woman, she probably would not reach the core of the country; President Trump’s election showed that the Democrats can’t afford to ignore entire classes of people.

Speaking of Democrats, their hatred for the president was never more apparent than during Trump’s tribute to fallen Navy SEAL William “Ryan” Owens. As the chamber erupted in standing ovation for his widow — lasting two full minutes — former Rep. Debbie Wasserman-Schultz (D-FL) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) sat in their chairs, looking for all the world like pouting toddlers.  Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and others sat as well, according to a photo from the Daily Wire.  Their conduct was distasteful, disrespectful, and childish during something that had nothing to do with President Trump and everything to do with an American family’s sacrifice for this nation.

Washington Post political correspondent Chris Cillizza, meanwhile, apparently can’t tell the difference between Rep. John Lewis (D-AL) and Rep Elijah Cummings (D-MD), sending out a tweet referencing Joe Scarborough standing next to “John Lewis not clapping.” Except, it wasn’t John Lewis; it was Elijah Cummings.  Twitter was quick to lambast Cillizza.

The president, for his part, gave a speech that left even the media speechless, as they struggled to find fault with his pleas to work together in “the renewal of the American spirit.”  Even FOX’s Chris Wallace, who has been consistently anti-Trump, admitted after the speech that “tonight, whether they agree with him or didn’t agree with him, he became the president of the United States.”

Van Jones echoed the sentiment, as much as we’re sure it pained him to do so, but he still churlishly complained that Trump “made a lot of statements during his speech that are ‘counterfactual'” and that Jones opposes.

Tune in tomorrow for more gems from the web!

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