2017: The year the American president openly cheers for the Nazis in Casablanca. https://t.co/bgKnOFb9xD
— Erik Loomis (@ErikLoomis) December 31, 2016
For New Year’s Eve 1942, Franklin & Eleanor Roosevelt privately screened new film "Casablanca” at White House: pic.twitter.com/U2v6LoOJO0
— Michael Beschloss (@BeschlossDC) December 30, 2016
“I am shocked—shocked—to find that gambling is going on in here & I’m not getting a cut.” https://t.co/QVtbzFc0et
— Dana Houle (@DanaHoule) December 31, 2016
I’ve discovered a new reporter I’ll be following in 2017 — Abigail Tracy, at Vanity Fair:
Six months after Donald Trump last held a formal press conference, during which he called on Russia to hack Hillary Clinton, the president-elect finally spoke with reporters Wednesday during two impromptu, largely fact-free press conferences outside his gilded Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. In his signature stream-of-consciousness style, the president-elect—at one point flanked by boxing promoter Don King—offered up a series of misleading, disjointed responses, during which he falsely claimed to have created thousands of new jobs, dismissed alleged Russian interference in the presidential election, whitewashed his sprawling financial conflicts of interest, and offered up word salad in a rambling defense of Israel…
So I guess now I’ll be subscribing to Vanity Fair — and also Teen Vogue, for their political coverage.
What’s on the agenda for the last day of this can’t-end-soon-enough year?
Header photo for the Vanity Fair article, incidentally:
For the record, that’s a Goddamn Russian flag. pic.twitter.com/RfZwBwPY7m
— Free Ukraine ?? (@Ukrainolution) December 29, 2016