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Cuomo on Trump: 'I Would Have Decked Him'

Says if he wasn't governor, he would have hit Trump over insults to his family

(Newser) - New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this week that scientists were "unmuzzled" with President Trump's election loss, per Business Insider . Apparently so, too, was the governor himself. Appearing on the Howard Stern Show Monday, Cuomo opened up about an anti-Italian insult Trump directed at his brother, CNN anchor... More »

Turkey's Erdogan Keeps Whaling on Macron, Warns US

Erdogan also takes aim at US for warnings on Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict

(Newser) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan challenged the US to impose sanctions against his country while also launching a second personal attack Sunday on French President Emmanuel Macron, who has been a vocal critic of Turkish foreign policy in recent months. "The person in charge of France has lost his... More »

Trump Responds to Reporter's Accusation: 'I Didn't Lie'

President also calls Bob Woodward a 'whack job' at Michigan campaign rally

(Newser) - President Trump continued on Thursday to defend his interviews with Bob Woodward , whom he had some harsh words for. Earlier in the day, at a White House press conference, Trump snapped at a reporter following up on the Woodward tapes, apparently referencing a recording made in February in which Trump... More »

Trump, Self-Declared 'Un-Trump' Duke It Out

President, Bloomberg exchange insults as former mayor distances self from old comments

(Newser) - Michael Bloomberg is spending a small fortune on his 2020 presidential campaign, and his ads and cutting comments critical of President Trump appear to be rankling the president. On Thursday, Trump lashed out:
  • The nickname: "Mini Mike is a 5'4" mass of dead energy who does not want
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Elon Musk Has New Defense in 'Pedo Guy' Lawsuit

Tells court he didn't mean it literally

(Newser) - Elon Musk branded a British cave rescuer "pedo guy," and now he's employing a new defense to get the resulting lawsuit dismissed. Musk says he didn't mean the slam against Vernon Unsworth literally. "I did not intend to convey any facts or imply that Mr.... More »

Castro Defends His Exchange With Biden

It was 'not a personal attack,' he says, though others disagree

(Newser) - The Democratic candidates for president took each other on during a debate in Houston Thursday night, clashing on everything from war to health care, but what the Hill calls a "fiesty exchange" on the latter went down between two contenders in particular. Julian Castro and Joe Biden were going... More »

Trump Has Fiery Response to Pelosi's Alleged Comment

'She's a nasty, vindictive, horrible person'

(Newser) - An inflammatory quote that reportedly came from Nancy Pelosi about President Trump had the president hitting back Thursday. The original remark : "I don't want to see him impeached, I want to see him in prison," the House speaker supposedly said in a closed-door meeting this week, sources... More »

Rosenstein Slams Comey, Comey Responds With 5 Words

'I wish him the best,' ex-FBI director says after former deputy AG calls him 'partisan pundit'

(Newser) - President Trump has had a lot to say about his ex-FBI director and ex-deputy attorney general , but one thing he can't say is that the two former DOJ higher-ups are friends. The latest round between James Comey and Rod Rosenstein took place Monday in Baltimore, where the latter was... More »

Mike Huckabee Called Rep-Elect 'Looney.' She Had a Comeback

'Leave the false statements to Sarah Huckabee,' retorted Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

(Newser) - Soon-to-be Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez gave a speech Friday in which she told her audience that "we've done what we thought was impossible," citing her election and that of many other Democrats, reports Fox News . "We went to the moon," she said . "We established civil... More »

The 'Kiss of Death' for Dolce & Gabbana in China

D&G products scrubbed from e-commerce sites after insulting comments against country

(Newser) - Dolce & Gabbana goods disappeared Thursday from Chinese e-commerce sites as the fallout grew over remarks insulting to China that were apparently made by two of its Instagram accounts. The company has blamed hackers. Searches for Dolce & Gabbana turned up no items on major online retailers such as Alibaba'... More »

Sam Smith Disses Michael Jackson, Does Not Go Over Well

26-year-old singer caught on video saying he wasn't a fan

(Newser) - Michael Jackson's fans wanna be startin' something with Sam Smith after an online post showed him dissing the King of Pop. People reports the British singer was recently kicking back on a boat with American Idol finalist Adam Lambert and other friends when Lambert started recording their conversation, at... More »

Meghan McCain: 'These People Are Nothing Burgers'

Senator's daughter wonders why Kelly Sadler, who insulted her dad, still has a job

(Newser) - White House aide Kelly Sadler reportedly called Meghan McCain Thursday to apologize for an insensitive remark she'd made about McCain's seriously ill father, Sen. John McCain, at an internal meeting of communications staffers earlier that day. Sadler's original comment, in response to John McCain saying he opposes... More »

If You're Going to Berate a Woman, Don't Do It in Belgium

Don't do it anywhere, actually, but especially not in Belgium, which just enforced its law against sexism

(Newser) - It's not advisable in general to berate a police officer over her gender—but especially if you're in Belgium, which has had a law on the books for the past four years prohibiting sexism in public spaces. One man just became the first person convicted under that law,... More »

Tom Brady: 'I Certainly Hope the Guy Isn't Fired'

'We all make mistakes,' he says after radio host insults daughter

(Newser) - Tom Brady was in a forgiving mood Monday night: The New England Patriots quarterback said he didn't want WEEI radio host Alex Reimer fired for insulting his 5-year-old daughter , reports USA Today . "I certainly hope the guy isn't fired," Brady said from the podium at Super... More »

Twitter Beef Between HUD Official, Reporter Comes to Nasty End

Lynne Patton called April Ryan 'Miss Piggy'

(Newser) - A former Trump campaign surrogate who now holds a job in the administration is apologizing after attacking a reporter on her personal Twitter account. Lynne Patton, who heads a regional office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, referred to reporter April Ryan as "Miss Piggy" in a... More »

Turkey Wants to Throw NBA Player in Jail

Enes Kanter brushes off charges of insulting Turkey's president

(Newser) - New York Knicks center Enes Kanter took news that prosecutors in Turkey want to imprison him about as well as a person could. "Four years? That's it?" he said on Wednesday, per the New York Times . "For all of the trash I've been talking?" Turkish media... More »

Facebook's Latest Headache: Video of King in a Crop Top

Content showing tattooed King Maha Vajiralongkorn may violate strict Thai laws

(Newser) - Facebook has had a lot on its plate— fake news , its "heartbreaking" Facebook Live problem —but now it's seeing pressure from Thailand on another front: The ruling military junta is upset about content circulating online of the country's new king strolling around a shopping mall wearing... More »

Trump Has Hurled How Many Insults Online? NYT Has Count

281 people, places, things have been on receiving end of Trump's Twitter rage

(Newser) - While it may seem to some like Donald Trump has insulted nearly everyone and everything under the sun, that's definitely hyperbole—the actual count is closer to 300 objects of Trump's ire, at least online, Talking Points Memo notes. TPM's source: a two-page spread in Monday's... More »

Duterte Regrets His 'Strong Comments' on Obama

'I do not want to quarrel with the most powerful country on the planet'

(Newser) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed regret Tuesday over his "son of a bitch" remark while referring to President Obama, a move the AP calls "a rare display of contrition by a politician whose wide arc of profanities has unabashedly targeted world figures." In a statement, Duterte said... More »

Britain's New Top Diplomat Has Offended a Lot of People

Critics stunned by Boris Johnson's new job

(Newser) - Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, President Obama, the people of Papua New Guinea, and many others around the world have something in common: They've all been insulted at one point or another by Boris Johnson, Britain's new top diplomat. The colorful former mayor of London and prominent Brexit supporter... More »

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