It’s no secret many liberals fear Donald Trump’s presidency will be damaging for transatlantic relations. One European diplomat even went as far as to suggest Trump would destroy all peace and stability in the Middle East during an interview with The Guardian.
However, something that may not be known to many, is that Trump has supportive fans around the globe — including the Middle East. A family in Iraq even went as far as to name there son after the president-elect.
The infant’s name is Trump Hassan Jamil.
“I called him Trump because Trump is charismatic and has clear policies,” the boy’s father told CNN. “That’s why he won the election.
Still can’t believe it? Here’s more proof that a Trump who actually can’t ever be your president is one hell of a bundle of joy.
President Trump Is One Pound Shy of Being Obese
Maybe Donald Trump is a very stable genius. Following a recent physical, the White House doctor performed a cognitive exam on the president, as per Trump’s request. Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters Tuesday (January 16): “I have no concerns about his cognitive ability.”
The test for Trump’s mental acuity was likely added after questions of his fitness for office were spurred by the publication of “Fire and Fury,” an explosive tell-all alleging top White House aides question his stability.
In the same briefing, Jackson revealed Trump is 239 pounds. At 6-foot-3, that makes Trump one pound shy of being OBESE, according to the body mass index.
Jackson said Trump “would benefit from a diet that is lower in fat and carbohydrates.” Doctors apparently set a goal for Trump to diet and exercise to lose 10 to 15 pounds. Aside from that piece of information, Jackson insisted he was in relatively good health, which he attributed to Trump’s history of not drinking or smoking.
In accordance with medical privacy rules, Trump decided what information to make public.
New children’s book has Santa black, gay and with a husband
There’s a new illustrated children’s book about a black Santa living at the North Pole with his husband — and some people are anything but merry and bright about the idea.
“Santa’s Husband,” geared for kids between the ages of 4 and 8, was written by Daniel Kibblesmith, a writer for “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.” In an interview with CNN, the comic writer explained the eyebrow-raising book was inspired by Americans “pretending that there’s a giant war on Christmas and that traditional Christmas is under attack.”
The book’s description on Amazon notes that readers can “see the Clauses sitting by the fire at their cozy North Pole home, vacationing at the beach” as well as “celebrating their wedding day, and comforting each other when some loudmouth people on television angrily dispute Santa’s appearance and lifestyle.”
One quote from the book reads: “Like any married couple, they have their disagreements. But they always manage to kiss and make up — usually over a plate of milk and cookies.”
Responses have been mixed. Amazon reviews both praised and ridiculed the book’s plot.
Some reviews called the story “heartwarming.” One gay man called the book “patronizing” and expressed offense of using homosexuality as a political weapon to make a political statement about health care and climate change, which is also mentioned in the book. Some naysayers were appalled that Santa was sexualized.
Kibblesmith told VICE in an interview: “When people say to me, ‘How dare you sexualize Santa Claus,’ what I think they’re really saying to me is that homosexuality is inherently pornographic.”
Meghan Markle Fought Against a Sexist TV Ad When She Was 11 – and Won
Meghan Markle has the world’s attention.
The American-born actress set to marry Prince Harry in May 2018 has a future of fulfilling philanthropic duties — and maybe even tea parties with the Queen every now and then — to look forward to.
A throwback video of an 11-year-old Markle on a 1993 episode of a Nickelodeon news show, however, proves the future royal was always fit to be a princess fighting for rights of the people.
When watching TV commercials with her classmates and assessing potentially implicit messages for a social studies project, Markle’s spirit for advocacy kicked in. She was disturbed how an ad for dishwashing detergent implied women do all the cleaning.
“I don’t think it’s right for kids to grow up thinking these things — that just Mom does everything,” a young Markle says in the video clip. “It’s always ‘Mom does this,’ and ‘Mom does that.’”
She went on to make a small impact by writing a letter to Proctor & Gamble, which resulted in the company changing the voice-over in the ad to declare “people” were battling to clean instead of women.
The 36-year-old now has a much bigger stage to speak from, which is great news in the fight for equality.
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