Although many are focusing on the midterm elections this year, some also have their eye on 2024 and the candidates who could put their hat in the presidential election in two years.
During an appearance on “Piers Morgan Uncensored,” Fox News host Geraldo Rivera was asked about former President Donald Trump getting into the race and whether or not he can win in 2024.
Rivera sees Trump winning because losing in 2020 was a shot to his ego. Furthermore, the host adds that he holds a grudge against the Democratic Party for defeating him.
“I think President Trump really wants to be President again. I’ve known him since 1976. I’ve never seen him shirk from a challenge. I believe that he’s really hurt by the results, the legitimate results of the November 2020 election.”
“He’s egotistical. He wants to be back in the White House. It’s not that he’s deprived of helicopters or huge jumbo private jets. It’s just his ego has been rattled and it’s a grudge. It’s a grudge now with the Democratic Party. He wants to be back in the White House to evict them.”
However, Rivera states that it’s not a slam dunk that he will win the presidential election. Trump could even lose out on the Republican nomination if a certain governor decides to opt into the race.
“Now will he win? I don’t know. He’d have some real hurdles to clear, not the least of which is that he’s lost voters like me in the middle, who supported him pretty strongly until he decided not to abide by the Constitution of the United States. So he has that hurdle.”
“But the Republicans have enforced amnesia. They’ve decided that not to remember January 6. So the rest of it. So I think that he may. Unless Ron DeSantis, the Florida governor who’s gaining momentum here, decides to make a go of it and Trump lives in Florida, I’m not sure how that dynamic works.”
Dan Abrams Calls NPR’s Mask Report Hotline “Ridiculous”
NPR recently announced a hotline that would allow staffers to report maskless colleagues, leading to the host on “The View” clashing over this issue.
NPR recently announced a hotline that would allow staffers to report maskless colleagues. During a segment on “The View,” the hosts clashed over what the radio station is implementing.
Co-host Joy Behar kicked off the discussion by stating she would never report a colleague, citing she’s “Italian” and that they “don’t snitch.” However, Sunny Hostin was on the other end, calling the new hotline a good thing.
“It’s a good thing,” Hostin said, per Mediaite. “We’ve been terrible to each other during this pandemic. So I just think you have this mechanism now where you can just call and snitch and protect yourself as opposed to taking it on yourself.”
Nonetheless, co-host Ana Navarro and guest co-host and Mediaite founder Dan Abrams pushed back at Hostin for her claims. Abrams called the hotline “ridiculous.”
“How do you know it’s not somebody just snitching on somebody they don’t like?” Navarro said. Hostin did push back when pressed by Navarro, saying that it would be up to HR to investigate.
“We’re at a different point in Covid now,” Abrams added. “We’re not at the point we were two years ago. What if I’m living with someone that’s immunocompromised or my parents and you give it to me and I go home and kill my dad or kill my mom or I kill my husband?”
“It’s not about just following the rules. There are a ton of risks people take every day, right, in going to work, exposing themselves. We’re going to have to live with Covid.”
Digital Exec Meredith Artley Exits CNN
Meredith Artley’s departure comes as CNN president Chris Licht begins morphing the cable news channel into his and Warner Bros. Discovery’s into their vision.
CNN is saying goodbye to its longtime SVP and editor-in-chief of CNN Digital Worldwide, Meredith Artley, whose departure was announced in a memo to staff that Axios obtained.
Artley’s departure comes as CNN president Chris Licht begins morphing the cable news channel into his and Warner Bros. Discovery’s into their vision. During her more than 12-year stint with the company, she served as a top executive under former CNN President Jeff Zucker.
“I’m so proud to have played a role in guiding, growing and championing CNN’s journalism across our digital platforms all these years,” Artley said. “There is so much CNN is doing right. How exciting to think about how much farther you will go.”
Furthermore, she became the latest executive to leave the company since the merger was finalized. Longtime CNN digital lead Andrew Morse left last month after directing the efforts at CNN’s now-defunct streaming service CNN+.
According to Axios, Artley was frustrated in the wake of the shakeups occurring at the network. The merger and other corporate issues led to several leadership modifications.
Jen Psaki: I Never Encourage Protests Outside of Chief Justices’ Homes
A University of Chicago journalist asked Jen Psaki if she regrets encouraging people to protest outside the Supreme Court Justices’ homes.
A University of Chicago journalist went full “Peter Doocy mode” on former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki during a forum at the school Wednesday.
According to a transcript published on Mediate, Daniel Schmidt asked Psaki if she regrets encouraging people to protest outside of the Supreme Court Justices’ homes in the wake of the leaked draft opinion that purports to overturn Roe v. Wade.
“Let me first say because I think facts matter and facts are important,” Psaki said. “I never encouraged anyone to protest. I encouraged them to engage peacefully, and to do it without violence, without threats, and without intimidation.”
According to The Hill, Protesters have gathered at the homes of Chief Justice John Roberts, Justice Brett Kavanaugh, and Justice Samuel Alito.
“If they’re breaking the law, of course, they shouldn’t do that. And I also said that, too. Thank you for your question!” Psaki added.
Last month, another University of Chicago student confronted CNN host Brian Stelter regarding the network’s role in disseminating alleged fake news.