Archive for Trent Baker

Charles Barkley: Championship Winners ‘Should Go to the White House’ — ‘It’s About the Office’


NBA Hall of Famer Charles Barkley said Tuesday on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike” that athletes “should go to the White House” to celebrate their championship, even if they disagree with the president. Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant said last week he will not go if invited, and a large number of New England Patriots skipped the White House because of President Trump after they won the Super Bowl. “I think you should visit the White House,” Barkley stated. “It’s the president. It’s the office. It’s not the person in there. It shouldn’t be a Democrat or Republican thing.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

George Foreman Slams Colin Kaepernick, Kevin Durant: ‘They Haven’t Been Brought Up With People Who Were Patriotic’


Boxing legend George Foreman ripped national anthem-protesting quarterback Colin Kaepernick and Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant, who said he would turn down an invitation to visit President Donald Trump, for their lack of patriotism. In an interview with Offended America, Foreman said young athletes now seek attention, so they speak up about politics. [Interview starts around the 22:04 mark] “[Kevin Durant and Colin Kaepernick] haven’t been brought up with people who were patriotic,” said Foreman. “A lot of us died in war so that they can have that privilege,” he added. Foreman also said the “greatest day” of his life was when he represented the United States in the Olympics and was able to wear the country’s flag to proudly show where he was from. (h/t Medium) Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Fox Sports Radio’s Clay Travis on Protest Climate: ‘Why Are People So Mad?’ — ‘Things Have Never Been Better’ for Americans


On his Monday Fox Sports Radio show “Outkick the Coverage,” Clay Travis blasted the increase in protests around the world, including the Charlottesville protests, national anthem protests and Major League Baseball umpires protesting how they are treated by wearing wristbands. Travis said that even if people dislike President Donald Trump, “things have never been better” for Americans than right now, citing how well the stock market is doing and unemployment being near an all-time low. “Are you guys with me that you’re totally over protesting?” Travis asked. He continued, “You may not like the president, you may think he’s a buffoon, you may think he’s incompetent, all those things could be true, but the stock market is at an all-time high, unemployment is near an all-time low, if it’s not at an all-time low. Why are people so mad?” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Kasich: ‘I Don’t Have Any Plans’ to Run Against Trump


Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) denied the rumor that he plans to challenge President Donald Trump in the 2020 Republican presidential primary. “I don’t have any plans to do anything like that,” Kasich told host Jake Tapper after laughing at the rumor. “I’m rooting for [Trump] to get it together,” he added. “We all are.” Kasich went on to say he hopes the country can get some “stability.” “What I hope is going to happen is I hope we’re going to have stability, the president is going to learn from these episodes and we’re going to do better. That’s what I hope is going to happen. We’ll have to wait and see,” he concluded. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Jesse Watters: Maybe the Left Wants to Tear Down These Statues So We Forget Dems Enslaved Black People


Fox News Channel’s “Watters’ World” host Jesse Watters delivered a monologue Saturday on the push to remove Confederate statues. He suggested the left wants the monuments removed to erase from history the fact that Democratic Party enslaved black people. “Destroying any historical monument is what the Taliban does, not American citizens,” Watters stated. “All of these Confederate war heroes were Democrats. Democrats were the party of slavery. Maybe the left wants to tear down the statues, so the country forgets the Democratic Party enslaved black people.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Howard Dean: Trump ‘Has No Moral Character,’ America May Be Turning Away From the GOP


Saturday on MSNBC, former Democratic National Committee chairman Howard Dean claimed President Donald Trump “has no moral character.” “I think Mitt Romney came out of that dinner looking pretty terrible,” Dean told host Joy Reid. “The lesson is don’t be with Donald Trump if you don’t want somewhere down the line to look bad. This guy is a guy who has no moral character.” The former Vermont governor also said he can see America turning away from the Republican Party after seeing the Charlottesville protests, reasoning that the Republican Party is becoming a party for racists while the Democratic Party is for “change.” “I think this may be the moment that turns America away from the Republican Party which, frankly, long before Donald Trump, was dog whistling race, gay rights, immigrants and Muslims.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

FS1’s Rob Parker Rips ‘Selfish’ Dez Bryant for Not Protesting National Anthem: ‘He Doesn’t Understand’


Fox Sports 1’s Rob Parker ripped “selfish” Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant for refusing to protest during the national anthem. Parker said Bryant, who cited his “family to feed” for not protesting, does not understand what Colin Kaepernick was protesting, adding that the “worst people in the world” are people who see something is wrong and do nothing to fix it. “[Bryant] comes off as your typical selfish athlete,” Parker said Friday on “Undisputed.” “He doesn’t understand, it’s not about him. It’s bigger than him.” He continued, “How do you make change? You’ve got to be willing to fight for it. It’s not going to happen because you’re so selfish you’re going to stand up there and derail the whole movement by talking about your damn job and feeding your damn family. It ain’t right. And it does a disservice to what Colin Kaepernick was willing to do, where he had nothing vested personally in it, other than doing what’s right. The worst people in the world are the people who refuse to say something when things are wrong. Those are the worst people in the world. And that’s what I look at when I look at Dez Bryant. He

Charles Barkley: Worrying About ‘Stupid’ Confederate Statues a ‘Waste’ of Time


In light of the recent movement to remove Confederate statues, NBA legend Charles Barkley said worrying about “those stupid statues” was a “waste” of time. Barkley said in his 54 years he has “never thought about those statues,” adding he would rather worry about bettering the black community. “I’m not going to waste my time screaming at a neo-nazi who’s going to hate me no matter what,” Barkley told WBRC’s Rick Karle. “And I’m not going to waste my time worrying about these statues. I’ve always ignored them.” The Alabama native added, “I’m going to keep trying to make a difference, number one in the black community because I’m black. But I’m also going to try to do good things in the world.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Charles Barkley: Worrying About ‘Stupid’ Confederate Statues a ‘Waste’ of Time


In light of the recent movement to remove Confederate statues, NBA legend Charles Barkley said worrying about “those stupid statues” was a “waste” of time. Barkley said in his 54 years he has “never thought about those statues,” adding he would rather worry about bettering the black community. “I’m not going to waste my time screaming at a neo-nazi who’s going to hate me no matter what,” Barkley told WBRC’s Rick Karle. “And I’m not going to waste my time worrying about these statues. I’ve always ignored them.” The Alabama native added, “I’m going to keep trying to make a difference, number one in the black community because I’m black. But I’m also going to try to do good things in the world.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Seahawks’ Michael Bennett: ‘It Would Take a White Player’ to Help Anthem Protests Be Effective


In an appearance on ESPN’s “SC6,” Seattle Seahawks outspoken defensive end Michael Bennett called on his white colleagues to help with the national anthem protests started by Colin Kaepernick to “really get things changed.” “I honestly believe that it would take a white player to be able to really get things changed because when somebody from the other side understands and they step up and they speak about it, it would change the whole conversation because you bring somebody who doesn’t really have to be a part of the conversation to making himself vulnerable in front of it. And I think when that happens, things will really take a jump,” Bennett said Wednesday. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Rob Ryan: America Needs a Dose of Being Proud of Our Country, Stand Behind Our President


Former assistant NFL coach Rob Ryan said Tuesday that Americans need a dose of being proud of our country and supporting the president. Ryan, the twin brother of former Buffalo Bills and New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan, added on Fox Sports 1’s “The Herd” that people need to stand for the national anthem because it is respecting the country’s flag and those who died for it. “I think in the national anthem is for our entire country,” Ryan told host Colin Cowherd. “You know, my father served in the Korean War. I was brought up to respect the flag, respect the veterans, you know, they’re giving up their life for this flag.” “I think the whole country needs a dose of, ‘Hey, let’s be proud of our country. Let’s stand behind our president. Let’s do things. Do we have other issues? Absolutely we do. Now’s not the time to do that. This is the national anthem. It’s not just each sideline standing up for the national anthem, it’s the entire stadium, all right. You’re standing up for America, you’re standing up for the flag and everybody should do that,” he continued. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Stephen A Smith: No White Person Has the Right to Tell a Black Person When to Protest Something


On Tuesday’s ESPN “First Take” broadcast, co-host Stephen A. Smith blasted NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for saying there is a “time and place” for protesting. “Roger Goodell is not the man to make that statement,” Smith stated. He continued, “I’m going to say something that’s going to be controversial. I don’t give a damn. No white person has the right to tell black folks when you should protest about something. Because usually protests that emanates from the black community is due in large part because of the transgressions exacted against that community by those who don’t happen to be black.” Smith later said he does not “recall too many white people being accurate and on point as to when and how you should protest.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Watch: Stroke Victim Reacts to Tim Tebow’s Personalized Greeting


St. Lucie Mets outfielder Tim Tebow made an elderly woman’s day by telling her hello and wishing her well. Tebow was signing autographs Saturday before his game against the Tampa Yankees when a fan asked him to deliver a message to his grandmother, Margaret. “What’s up, Miss Margaret? It’s Tim Tebow. I hope you’re having a great day. God bless,” he said. The video then cuts to Margaret, who got emotional watching the former Heisman winner talk to her. “That’s something,” she said. “That’s something to hear him say your name.” Per Sporting News, Margaret suffered a stroke in March and has been recovering since. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

ESPN’s Kornheiser: Why Play the National Anthem at Sporting Events?


Monday while reacting to NFL players Michael Bennett and Marshawn Lynch sitting for the national anthem before preseason games last week, ESPN “Pardon the Interruption” co-host Tony Kornheiser questioned the purpose of even playing the “The Star Spangled Banner” at professional sporting events. “If you don’t want to stand for the anthem, you don’t have to,” Kornheiser said. “A lot of times I say it in half jest, but I’m getting to the point where it’s not even half jest anymore. I don’t even know why they play the anthem. I mean, play the Beach Boys. I like the Beach Boys.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

CNN’s Stelter: ‘You Could Make the Case That Saturday Was the Worst Day of the Trump Presidency’


Sunday on CNN’s “Reliable Sources,” host Brian Stelter offered his thoughts on the violence in Charlottesville, VA a day earlier that erupted during the white nationalist protest and the fallout following President Donald Trump’s response to the violence, saying it could be “the worst day of the Trump presidency.” “You could make the case that Saturday was the worst day of the Trump presidency, with so many commentators include manager Republican commentators and GOP senators and congressmen criticizing the president for his half-hearted response,” said Stelter.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Watch: Tebow Takes Pitch to the Helmet, Stays in Game

Tim Tebow
St. Lucie, FL Mets outfielder Tim Tebow took a fastball to the head from Tampa Yankees pitcher Trevor Lane Saturday in the ninth inning. After getting checked out by coaches and training staff, Tebow took his base and eventually scored from first on a two-out double by J.C. Rodriguez. Tebow is currently hitting .248 for the New York Mets High-A affiliate, with five home runs and 25 RBI in 43 games. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

MSNBC’s Roberts Claims White Nationalists Have a Friend in Sebastian Gorka Because He Wears a Nazi Pin


In reaction to the Charlottesville, VA, white nationalist protest, MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts accused national security adviser to President Donald Trump Dr. Sebastian Gorka of wearing a pin associated with the Nazis from World War II. “[White nationalists] have a friend in the White House with Sebastian Gorka wearing that type of Nazi paraphernalia, pin,” Roberts said Saturday. “And the rest of the dog whistle flirting that happens from this administration.” Breitbart News debunked previous claims that Gorka is a Nazi sympathizer after he sported his late father’s medal “for his bravery during the Resistance” (against Soviet communism) at an inaugural ball. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Fmr Clinton Spokesperson: Trump Tries to Distract From Russia Investigation With Bombastic Comments About North Korea


Karen Finney, former spokesperson for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, said in a Saturday appearance on MSNBC’s “AM Joy” that any time new information comes out regarding the Russia investigation, President Trump tries to distract everyone and “throw us off the trail” because he is “very concerned” about what could turn up. “[T]he question will be, I think, will any of those entanglements, particularly involving various Russian bankers and oligarchs, will there be any kind of a connection back to [Paul] Manafort and some of the various dealings and people that he also has dealt with?” Finney explained. She continued, “I think that’s part of why anytime it feels like the investigation is getting a little closer to Trump and to his finances, got to go out and say something bombastic about North Korea. Got to go back to Twitter and say something about Venezuela. It just feels like time and time again Trump is trying to throw us off the trail, and I have to believe he’s very concerned about these latest developments with Manafort and these records.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Joy Reid: It’s Hard to Tell the Difference Between What Trump Says and the Words of Kim Jong-un


During Saturday’s “AM Joy” on MSNBC, host Joy Reid reacted to President Donald Trump “casually threatening” Venezuela and promising “fire and fury” to be unleashed on North Korea, saying it is getting harder to tell the difference between what Trump is saying and the words of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un. “Trump spent this week ratcheting up the rhetoric even as his own cabinet tried to tamp it down,” said Reid . “All of the macho war talk between rounds of golf at Bedminster has made it difficult to tell Trump’s words from those of the brutal 33-year-old dictator of North Korea. Take, for instance, some of the tough talk from this week about a sea of fire or the threat that only absolute force can work on him. Can you guess who said it? … OK, all of those came from Kim’s regime, but you weren’t 100% certain, were you? Because with Trump it’s very hard to tell the difference.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Skip Bayless: Black NFL Players Should Boycott First Game of Season to Get Kaepernick Signed


Tuesday on Fox Sports 1’s “Undisputed,” co-host Skip Bayless suggested “it would have an impact” if black NFL players united to sit out the first game of the upcoming season to get free agent quarterback signed to a team. “If the black players would unite, and say, ‘We will not play game one this year,’ I promise you, it would have an impact and would get something done,” Bayless predicted. NFL teams like the Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens and the Miami Dolphins have all shown interest in the 29-year-old quarterback. The Dolphins ultimately went with Jay Cutler to replace injured starter Ryan Tannehill, while the Ravens opted to stick with backup Ryan Mallett to fill in for the banged up Joe Flacco instead of the anthem-protesting Kaepernick, which led to the activist’s girlfriend to tweet out a picture portraying Ravens legend Ray Lewis as a house slave and the team owner as a racist slave owner. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Cat Takes Field During Royals-Cardinals Game, Bites Cardinals Employee, Sparks Comeback Victory


A cat invaded the field in the bottom of the sixth inning of Wednesday’s Kansas City Royals-St. Louis Cardinals game and it sparked a comeback for the home team. With two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, bases loaded and the Cardinals trailing 5-4 with catcher Yadier Molina at the plate, a cat ran onto the field, halting play. A Cardinals employee chased the cat down. When the employee picked up the cat, the cat bit him. The employee continued on, carrying the feline off the field. Play continued and Molina crushed the next pitch he saw for a grand slam, putting his squad up 8-5 — the final score of the game. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Cat Takes Field During Royals-Cardinals Game, Bites Cardinals Employee, Sparks Comeback Victory


A cat invaded the field in the bottom of the sixth inning of Wednesday’s Kansas City Royals-St. Louis Cardinals game and it sparked a comeback for the home team. With two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning, bases loaded and the Cardinals trailing 5-4 with catcher Yadier Molina at the plate, a cat ran onto the field, halting play. A Cardinals employee chased the cat down. When the employee picked up the cat, the cat bit him. The employee continued on, carrying the feline off the field. Play continued and Molina crushed the next pitch he saw for a grand slam, putting his squad up 8-5 — the final score of the game. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Jason Whitlock on Kaepernick Rally: ‘Starting to Smell Like a Shakedown of the NFL’


Fox Sports 1’s Jason Whitlock said Tuesday that the Colin Kaepernick saga is beginning to look like a “shakedown” of NFL owners. Filmmaker Spike Lee announced this week that there will be a pro-Kaepernick rally August 23rd at the league headquarters in New York City. “This is moving into a land and area that I don’t think we’ve ever seen in sports — this invasion of progressive ideology and the progressive movement into the National Football League and sports,” Whitlock said on Fox News Channel’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight.” He continued, “This, to me, is starting to smell like a shakedown of the NFL and NFL ownership.” Whitlock likened the “false narrative” of racist NFL owners blackballing Kaepernick to Tawana Brawley, who is known for falsely accusing a group of white men in 1987 of raping her in New York. “This is why this is dangerous in my opinion. Football has been incredibly good for African-American men. It has created more millionaires than any other industry for African-Americans. The NFL is 70 percent African-American players. Listen, they’re trying to turn this into Hollywood and the movie industry where black people don’t get employed at this rate,” he concluded. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Dick Vitale: Kaepernick Situation ‘Being Blackballed at Its Best’


ESPN college basketball announcer Dick Vitale defended free agent Colin Kaepernick Tuesday in an Instagram video. Vitale, a long-time college basketball announcer at the network, said Kaepernick was being “blackballed” because of his national anthem protest, adding that the fact he is without a job at this point was “nothing but scandalous.” “It’s unbelievable,” said Vitale. “That is being blackballed at its best.” He added, “Look I didn’t believe, and I didn’t really agree with the fact that he didn’t stand for the national anthem. But that it is his right. That’s the First Amendment. That’s what our nation is made of. You can’t hold that against him in terms of a job. He belongs in the NFL as a quarterback or as a backup quarterback. Anything less than that, to me, is nothing but scandalous.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

ESPN’s Le Batard on Kaepernick: ‘We Are at the Tipping Point’ of ‘Nonsense’


Tuesday on ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” ESPN Radio host Dan Le Batard argued that the next quarterback to be signed out of free agency will prove what is really going on with the NFL and Colin Kaepernick. Le Batard admitted that there is an argument to be made about the Miami Dolphins choosing Jay Cutler over Kaepernick, but said we are now “at the tipping point” because the remaining unemployed quarterbacks are not in the same tier as Kaepernick. “There is no excuse out there now,” Le Batard stated. “Jay Cutler, we can make the argument for Jay Cutler. The next quarterback that goes down — that’s why it would be funny if Jay Cutler like did an Andrew Bogut and got hurt today at his first practice and the Dolphins had to make this decision again because once you get into the sequence of are we going to go Christian Ponder, are we going to go Kyle Orton, are we going to go Tim Tebow, then we can all agree, come on this is nonsense.” “We are at the tipping point. The next quarterback that goes down, if Colin Kaepernick doesn’t get the job you would be like what is going on

Watters on Kaepernick: ‘The Dolphins Aren’t Anti-Black — They’re Anti-Idiot’


Monday on Fox News Channel’s “The Five,” Jesse Watters weighed in on the Miami Dolphins’ decision to sign Jay Cutler to replace injured starter Ryan Tannehill instead of Colin Kaepernick. Watters defended the Dolphins, saying they are not “anti-black” for not signing Kaepernick, who wore a Fidel Castro shirt and praised the deceased dictator the week leading up to playing in Miami in 2016, but rather “anti-idiot.” Dolphins fans booed the quarterback when he took the field. “This guy lacks respect and he’s bad for team chemistry and he’s bad for the franchise,” Watters stated. “These franchises are billion dollar businesses. You don’t want somebody representing your business that’s not going to ingratiate yourself to the fan base.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Johnny Manziel: Kaepernick ‘Good Enough’ to Be in the NFL


While speaking with Fox Sports Radio’s Clay Travis at the International Football Betting Conference in Costa Rica over the weekend, Johnny Manziel said he believed fellow free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick is still good enough to be in the NFL. “Even if he’s not gonna start, he’s good enough to be on a roster for sure,” the former first round pick said of Kaepernick. He added, “I think once all the other stuff quiets down a little bit, he’ll be OK.” (h/t TMZ Sports) Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Watch: Vince Wilfork Retires From Football in a BBQ Ad

Vince Wilfork
Defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is leaving the NFL in style. Monday, the 35-year-old posted an ad on Twitter featuring himself in overalls, smoking a cigar and grilling ribs for Kingsford. “No more cleats. I’m moving on to smoke meats, fellas. Peace out. I’m outta here. Later,” Wilfork says in the video. Wilfork spent 11 years with the New England Patriots, winning two Super Bowls. He was named to five Pro Bowls over the course of his 13-year career. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Stephen A Smith: There’s Going to Be an ‘Uproar,’ ‘Uprising’ Causing the NFL to Feel ‘Compelled’ to Make Kaepernick Have a Job


In a Monday appearance on ESPN’s “SportsCenter,” “First Take” co-host Stephen A. Smith weighed in on the chance quarterback Colin Kaepernick has to play in the NFL this year, saying he believes there will be an “uproar” or an “uprising” that will make the NFL feel “compelled” to make sure Kaepernick has a job in the league. “I will say to you, I believe there’s going to be an uproar, an uprising to some degree, and I think the NFL is going to feel compelled to make sure this man has a job,” Smith said of Kaepernick. “[Y]ou’re going to see an uproar and potentially an uprising,” he continued. “That’s not something that the NFL is going to want. That’s not going to be good for business. And I think ultimately, somebody’s going to capitulate. It’s going to be similar to what happened with Michael Sam, as far as I’m concerned.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

FS1’s Sharpe: Dolphins Signing Cutler Over Kaepernick ‘Embarrassing,’ a ‘Bad Move’


Monday on Fox Sports 1’s “Undisputed,” Shannon Sharpe reacted to free agent quarterback Jay Cutler reuniting with his former offensive coordinator Adam Gase in Miami to replace injured starter Ryan Tannehill. “It’s a bad move,” said Sharpe. “It’s embarrassing, quite frankly.” Sharpe added that ever since Kaepernick opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers and he has been looking for a job, the hesitancy to sign him has been more about something other than his ability to play. “[I]n 11 years, Jay Cutler has only directed one top 15 scoring offense in 11 years. … But now he’s the answer, a guy that’s not a leader, a guy that’s injury prone, a guy that’s turnover prone and he’s a better fit than Colin Kaepernick — not because of ability but you know what it’s because. Skip, this is embarrassing,” he told co-host Skip Bayless. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

GOP Sen Ernst Slams Pentagon for New USS Gerald Ford Aircraft Carrier — ‘I’m Not Comfortable With It’


During the Sunday New York AM 970 radio broadcast of “The Cats Roundtable,” Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) slammed the Pentagon over the new state-of-the-art USS Gerald R. Ford aircraft carrier. Ernst said it is “unacceptable” for the aircraft carrier to be billions of dollars over budget and years past the target date. “That’s exciting for the United States Navy to have a state-of-the-art aircraft carrier, but I have questions,” Ernst said to host John Catsimatidis. She continued, “What we have seen with this particular aircraft carrier is that it is years beyond the target completion date, and it is billions of dollars over budget. And that is not doing the right thing for the American taxpayer. It doesn’t do us any good when it’s sitting in port continually going through upgrades without actually being out doing what it is supposed to do.” Ernst went on to say the money could have been spent better elsewhere, like “needy programs within the Department of Defense.” “Until that thing is out actually on mission doing what it needs to do by protecting the United States and our allies, I’m not comfortable with it,” she added. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Kudlow: ‘Trump Factor’ Is Powering Strong Economic Gains


Sunday on New York AM 970’s “The Cats Roundtable,” CNBC regular and economist Larry Kudlow credited President Donald Trump for the recent stock market gains and economic growth. “[T]he profit reports continue to exceed expectations and that’s been true for the last couple of quarters,” Kudlow told host John Catsimatidis. “I think that’s the backbone of the stock market rally.” “I would add global economic growth is picking up … I do think there’s a Trump factor here. Among other things, Trump has made good on his promise to roll back hundreds of regulations: energy, finance, labor laws, you name it. He’s put it into place. That is a huge cost savings for businesses, particularly the smaller businesses. And I think that has instilled a lot of confidence. This is a pretty confident market. I wouldn’t mess with it right now. It looks awfully good,” he added. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Gorka: ‘We Are Hitting Hard on North Korea’

Sebastian Gorka (Mark WIlson / Getty)
Deputy Assistant to President Donald Trump Dr. Sebastian Gorka said in a Saturday interview that the president is “going to do whatever it takes to protect this nation” from the likes of North Korea. Gorka noted on Fox News Channel’s “Justice” that North Korea was “difficult” to get human intelligence out of, but said the Trump administration is being proactive in regards to the country’s safety. “[W]e are hitting hard on North Korea,” he told host Jeanine Pirro. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Judge Jeanine: Meeting Between Loretta Lynch, Bill Clinton Proves U.S. No Longer True to Declaration of Independence


During her Saturday “Opening Statement” segment on Fox News Channel’s “Justice,” host Jeanine Pirro declared that the United States of America was “no longer true to its Declaration of Independence” because of the cover-up that has followed since the private meeting between Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton during the FBI’s criminal investigation into Hillary Clinton and her handling of highly classified information. “Folks, this was a cover-up of an illegal meeting, collusion, between Bill Clinton and the attorney general after which the FBI interrogated Hillary then exonerated her after which Hillary brazenly proclaimed, if she won, she would hire Loretta Lynch as her attorney general,” said Pirro. “So while this country is now virtually paralyzed with fake news stories of collusion, I ask you, what evidence, give me one piece of evidence, one iota of something that Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with the Kremlin. … You haven’t heard one piece of evidence for 8 months, 24/7 collusion between Donald Trump and Russians.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

MSNBC’s Kumar: Trump, Sessions Working to ‘Disenfranchise’ People of Color With ‘Elitist’ Immigration Policy


Saturday, MSNBC contributor and Voto Latino CEO Maria Teresa Kumar suggested President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions are trying to “disenfranchise” people of color with the “anti-American” and “elitist” immigration reform proposal. “Everything that Donald Trump is doing with the help of Jeff Sessions is basically trying to disenfranchise people of color in communities quickly, to dismantle the systems we that put in place,” Kumar argued. “This immigration policy is completely anti-American. It’s elitist,” she added. “It’s basically saying, the American people, we’re no longer asking for the best, the brightest, the people that come here with five bucks… we want the rich people.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

MSNBC Guest: Trump’s Immigration Proposal Is Affirmative Action That Gives Preference to English Speakers


Saturday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy,” legal analyst Dr. Christopher Metzler weighed in on President Donald Trump’s immigration reform proposal. According to Metzler, the proposal is Affirmative Action that gives preference to people who speak English. “[H]ere is the issue: based on what the proposal is for this new immigration status, that is, in fact, Affirmative Action. You are giving preference to people based on being able to speak English,” Metzler told host Joy Reid. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

AG Sessions: ‘This Nation Must End This Culture of Leaking’


Attorney General Jeff Sessions called for an end Friday to the “culture of leaking” in government agencies. “These leaks hurt our government,” Sessions said in a press conference. Sessions stressed that each member of Congress and intelligence agencies need to do better to prevent leaks. He added, “This culture of leaking must stop.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Ray Lewis to Kaepernick: Keep Your Activism Private, Let Your Play Do the Talking


Former Baltimore Ravens star linebacker Ray Lewis had a message Tuesday for free agent Colin Kaepernick. After praising the quarterback, Lewis advised him to keep his off the field life private and to let his play “speak for itself.” “If you do nothing else, young man, get back on the football field and let your play speak for itself,” said Lewis in a Twitter video. “And what you do off the field, don’t let too many people know because they [are] gonna judge you anyway. No matter what you do. No matter if it’s good or bad.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

Skip Bayless: Most White People ‘Deep Down’ Know Kaepernick’s Protest Is ‘Right’


Tuesday on Fox Sports 1’s “Undisputed,” co-host Skip Bayless argued that most white people know “deep down” that quarterback Colin Kaepernick was right to protest police brutality during the national anthem throughout the 2016 season. “[M]ost white people deep down they know [Kaepernick] is right,” Bayless told co-host Shannon Sharpe. “They know Colin Kaepernick stood for something he should have stood for. And that he had national impact that needed to be had at that moment. He created dialogue. He opened eyes and ears to a growing conflict between white policemen and unarmed black men and women that needed to be addressed.” “I believe it had positive impact,” he added. Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent

ESPN’s Spain: Ravens Polling Fans About Signing Kaepernick ‘Disgusting,’ ‘Repulsive’


Monday on “Around the Horn,” ESPN’s Sarah Spain ripped the Baltimore Ravens for their decision to gauge fans’ interest in bringing on free agent Colin Kaepernick to fill in for injured quarterback Joe Flacco, calling the move “disgusting” and “repulsive.” “[T]he idea that they would think that this is a time they need to poll their fans and care about whether people want to see a player in the league is disgusting,” Spain argued. “It’s repulsive to me that someone who hasn’t even committed a crime and did nothing more than speak out against something that is a serious issue in our society and is now donating millions of dollars and time to that issue is somebody that we need to ask the public if they are willing to watch play football,” she continued. “It’s gross.” Follow Trent Baker on Twitter @MagnifiTrent
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