Afternoon Mirror: CNN Media Reporter Explains What Retweeting Means
Quote of the Day:
“Honestly no human being has ever told me to smile.”
— Gabriella Paiella, New York Mag’s “The Cut.”
Florida reporter is witnessing the scary storm
“I stepped onto my balcony for a second, and felt a rush of hot, strong wind. Then silence. Then a gust of wind that sounded like a freight train. Growing up in Indiana, I’ve never experienced noise like that (even during tornadoes).” — Samantha Ghost, Tallahassee reporter, The Miami Herald.
Porn star Stormy Daniel’s lawyer Michael Avenatti wants to challenge Donald Trump Jr. to a fight for charity
“I’m having lunch with Michael Avenatti @MichaelAvenatti at the Vanity Fair Summit and he’s proposing a three-round mixed-martial arts fight with Donald Trump Jr. for charity. No joke.” — Dylan Byers, NBC media reporter.
What does retweeting mean again?
“Hey everyone, just a reminder that it’s possible to simply retweet someone without explaining what the tweet you are retweeting says.” — Oliver Darcy, media writer, CNN.
Ivanka Trump reports that she’s not replacing Nikki Haley
“It is an honor to serve in the White House alongside so many great colleagues and I know that the President will nominate a formidable replacement for Ambassador Haley. That replacement will not be me.” — Ivanka Trump.
“I have drank everyday day since I was 1. I’m now 34 and I have just now cut back. Joining the military as a kid didn’t help my problem. It took me moving somewhere new where I didn’t know anyone to finally pull back and get to a 2 times a week point.” — Joe Biggs, former staffer at InfoWars.
Lara Trump bids farewell to U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley
“You will be greatly missed @nikkihaley — thank you for your incredible service to our country. And, thank you for highlighting @IvankaTrump & Jared — they work so hard for all of us!!” — Lara Trump.
CNN’s Acosta: Trump tells him about ‘evil’ Americans
“I asked Trump about his comment yesterday that some of the forces opposing Kavanaugh were ‘evil.’ His response: ‘I know fellow Americans that are evil. Are you saying that we shouldn’t say that a fellow Americans is evil? I’ve known some fellow Americans that are pretty evil.'” — Jim Acosta, White House correspondent, CNN.
On anonymous sources…
“The idea that anonymous sources can’t be used or trusted is nonsense. And Trump clearly doesn’t believe that himself. He just says it out of convenience. Like many things he says.” — Chris Cuomo, CNN.
Meghan McCain discusses her grief
“I’m in an intense grieving process right now… I’m happy to be here on this show but mornings and nights are still really hard for me. We should be able to talk in our culture about dying, cancer, grief without stigma.” — Meghan McCain, on ABC’s “The View.”
Convo Between Political Types
Kurt Schlichter (columnist, Townhall): “Everyone should buy my book because I’m absolutely right about everything as this dildo explain [sic].”
Sebastian Gorka parody account: “One hopes the grammar in your book is better than these Twitter examples.”
His book is called: Militant Normals: How Regular Americans Are Rebelling Against the Elite to Reclaim Our Democracy
NYP’s Page Six: Oprah googles herself over a swollen neck. Here.
Politico: Media writer says NYT hit piece on Trump’s finances bombed. Here.