Afternoon Mirror: Don Jr. Attacks Whoopi Goldberg
Quote of the Day:
“My performance was a little stiff.”
— Alyssa Milano on her portrayal in NBC’s “SNL” in which she was played by a human-sized cardboard picture of herself at the Judiciary Committee hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
Don Jr. says Whoopi needs professional help
“@WhoopiGoldberg when your political views are so warped that you 1. Defend a child rapist cuz they agree with you, while 2. attacking children whose parents don’t, it may be time to seek professional help. Truly sick.” — Donald Trump, Jr., eldest son to President Trump and boyfriend to ex-Fox Newswer Kimberly Guilfoyle.
Journo dreams that Alexa wants to murder her
“Hello, my dream last night was It Follows but the It was Alexa and she knew all my information and wanted to kill me.” — Tanvi Misra, City Lab, The Atlantic.
Sam Stein shadows sexual assault survivors
Read his story in The Daily Beast here.
Trump really hates NYT story about alleged phony wealth
The Failing New York Times did something I have never seen done before. “They used the concept of ‘time value of money’ in doing a very old, boring and often told hit piece on me. Added up, this means that 97% of their stories on me are bad. Never recovered from bad election call!” — President Trump.
Sally Jesse Rafael praises Cuomo and Lemon
“To @ChrisCuomo and @donlemon @CNN thank God for you telling America the real news!!” — Famed former talk show host Sally Jesse Rafael.
Righty journo blames Flake for the Kavanaugh debacle
“I hope somehow @JeffFlake is ultimately held accountable for his key role in extending this terribly divisive and totally unnecessary smear fest and media feeding frenzy around the Kavanaugh nomination. Flake did real damage to America and Congress here.” — Dan Riehl.
Speaking of Flake…the senator responds to Trump trashing Dr. Ford at his rally Tuesday night:
“FLAKE responds to Trump’s riff on Ford at the rally last night: ‘There is no time and no place for remarks like that, but to discuss something this sensitive at a political rally is just not right…I wish he hadn’t of done it and I just say it’s kind of appalling.'” — Saagar Enjeti, White House correspondent, The Daily Caller.
Roland Martin was also not too impressed
“Does @realDonald Trump have any respect for women? No. For him to mock #BrettKavanaugh accuser Dr. Christine Ford is all you need to know to understand how he treats women. He’s uncouth.” — Roland Martin, host of “RolandMartinUnfiltered,” a daily digital show. Watch here.
CNN political analyst believes Dr. Ford
“Let me say clearly and unequivocally, I believe Christine Blasey Ford. Unless she is a clinical masochist, no woman in her right mind would willingly subject herself and her family to the threats and harassment that come with her actions.” — Ana Navarro, CNN political analyst. Read the rest of her thoughts here.
Montel Williams calls Trump ‘Cadet Bone Spur’
He’s blasting Trump for saying some vets are not strong enough to handle PTSD.
“One thing we can say for sure is Cadet Bone Spur, @realDonaldTrump lacks the courage, integrity and temperament to serve, so he doesn’t much need to worry about #PTSD same with the dumb and dumber impersonators he calls Don and Eric.” — Montel Williams, professional Twactivist.
“Everyone is texting me telling me that Rush just called me the ‘leader of the Never Trumpers.’ To fellow members of my tiny tribe, never fear, my reign will be gracious and benevolent.” — David French, senior writer, National Review.
Porn lawyer is upset
“We still have yet to hear anything from the FBI despite a new witness coming forward & submitting a declaration last night. We now have multiple witnesses that support the allegations and they are all prepared to be interviewed by the FBI. Trump’s “investigation” is a scam.” — Michael Avenatti, lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels.
Finally a profile on FNC’s Tucker Carlson… that doesn’t make me cringe. Most of them capture him inaccurately. This one at least takes a stab at a portrayal that rings true. Read here.
Bianna Golodryga joins CBS This Morning
“We’re thrilled to announce that @CBSNews correspondent @BiannaGoldryga is joining @GayleKing @NorahODonnell @JDickerson as co-host of @CBSThisMorning #newsisback.” — CBS This Morning.
NBC TODAY Show co-host Savannah Guthrie gave her a shoutout, saying, “Congrats to my friend @biannagolodryga! Waking up in the middle of the night is SUPER AWESOME!!! #morningshows”
Journo Hate Mail
“Shut it, Caputo. We’re tired of your lies.” — “Harriet” to Politico‘s Marc Caputo.
“Sarah Sanders is murdering the press corps today and I love it.” — The Truth Monkey, an anonymous personality from Washington Free Beacon. He’s referring to an afternoon White House press briefing, the first in many weeks.