Monday Morning Memo: Stephen Miller’s Explosive Interview, Golden Globes, and More!

Miller Versus Tapper

White House senior adviser Stephen Miller appeared on Jake Tapper’s CNN show on Saturday, ostensibly to defend President Trump from salacious stories in the new book Fire and Fury. Miller quickly became frustrated and called the book “nothing but a pile of trash.” He slammed Steve Bannon and Michael Wolff, all while praising Trump’s intelligence. Trump took to Twitter, where he called himself “a very stable genius.”

Bannon Backtracks

Bannon tried to do damage control from his statements accusing Donald J. Trump, Jr. of treason. He called the President’s son “a patriot and a good man,” and said he intended the “treason” comments for Paul Manafort, not Trump, Jr.

Hollywood Sexism

The 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards took place on Sunday night, before a crowd of A-listers who dressed almost entirely in black. The black attire was meant to show support for victims of sexual misconduct. Several acceptance speeches called out Hollywood’s culture of misogyny. Elisabeth Moss spoke out for women, leading many to call out her hypocrisy (Moss is a Scientologist, a religious group that covers up the crimes of powerful men). Debra Messing called out E! during a red carpet interview with the network. She stated that E! pays its female stars less than their male counterparts.

Airport Chaos

JFK airport near New York City suffered severe damage from harsh winter weather. Delays kept arriving passengers stuck on planes for hours, and in some cases, almost an entire day. A water main break in Terminal 4 delayed hundreds of flights and cancelled 143 of them.

More articles you may be interested in

Russian Indictments, Parkland Shooting, Olympic Upsets

Russian Indictments The Department of Justice handed down indictments of 13 Russian national and 3 Russian entities. These people and groups are accused of illegal meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. During and after the election, these Russians pretended to be American activists who organized groups online. The Russians sought to sow chaos by […]

Parkland, Florida School Shooting: 10 Facts to Know

The terrible mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School claimed the lives of 17 innocent people. As the nation mourns the tragic loss of life, it seeks to answer one question: “How did this happen?” Here are 10 key facts about the attack. Former Student Unleashes Terror Nikolas Cruz, a former student at the school, […]

House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act

2017 was the deadliest year for mass shootings in U.S. history. Because of this, H.R. 38, The Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act was introduced in the House by Rep. Richard Hudson (R-NC8), and in the Senate by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX). The Act passed 231-198 in the House in December 2017. It’s been received by the […]