Posted Friday 2/16/18 at 6:45AM EST
Jimmy Kimmel begs Trump to take action over Florida school shooting: "Children are being murdered"
Source: The Daily Beast
Jimmy Kimmel Live! is the only network late-night talk show in production this week due to the Winter Olympics, so it was left to Kimmel to use his platform to address the horrific mass shooting in Parkland, Florida. Kimmel began Thursday's show with a traditional monologue, but he came back from break to address the shooting in a tearful monologue. In a message directed at President Trump, Kimmel said “no parent should ever have to fear for their sons and daughters when they kiss them goodbye in the morning... And here’s what you do to fix that. Tell your buddies in Congress, tell Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell and Marco Rubio—all the family men who care so much about their communities—that what we need are laws, real laws that do everything possible to keep assault rifles out of the hands of people who are going to shoot our kids. Go on TV and tell them to do that.”
- Jimmy Kimmel Live! writer Bess Kalb -- who prefers not to be "defined by my current employer" -- has been quoting every GOP lawmaker's "thoughts and prayer" tweet and adding how much money they took from the NRA
- Jordan Klepper, who's Comedy Central show is off this week, posted a video to The Opposition's Twitter account denouncing the NRA
Donald Trump met alleged Playboy playmate mistress after taping The Apprentice at the Playboy Mansion
Source: The New Yorker
Ronan Farrow reports in The New Yorker that Trump met Karen McDougal, the runner-up to Pamela Anderson for "Playmate of the '90s," at a party Hugh Hefner threw for The Donald and his The Apprentice: Los Angeles contestants after they finished taping an episode at the Playboy mansion in June 2006. McDougal detailed the alleged nine-month affair in an eight-page handwritten note to a friend who gave it to Farrow. At the party, McDougal wrote, Trump “immediately took a liking to me, kept talking to me - telling me how beautiful I was, etc. It was so obvious that a Playmate Promotions exec said, ‘Wow, he was all over you - I think you could be his next wife.'" ALSO: The Apprentice: Los Angeles contestant Jenn Hoffman tweeted a picture from that Playboy party.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson "laughed out loud" at John Goodman portraying him on SNL
Source: The Hill
Asked by CBS News' Margaret Brennan if he had seen last fall's sketch, Tillerson said "my kids pointed me to it." Asked if he laughed, Tillerson responded: "Absolutely. Absolutely. I laughed out loud."
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- Jimmy Kimmel begs Trump to take action over Florida school shooting: "Children are being murdered"