WTF of the Day

Seriously, wtf is he even talking about here?

Oh sweet zeus almighty, I just watched the context of this and it’s even more incomprehensible than the quote made it out to be:

Lin-Manuel Miranda performs “Alexander Hamilton” at The White House

This happened before Hamilton had hit the stage and there are two things I love about this.
1. It’s still pretty early in the creative process and isn’t quite polished yet. In fact, people in the audience aren’t really sure if it’s a goof or not and laugh a few times during the performance.
2. Seeing Obama in the White House is pretty jarring at the moment. Given the chaos that has engulfed the White House over the last year I never have missed Obama more (and he looks so young here!)

Parks and Recreation Doesn’t Appreciate the NRA Using a Gif of the Show

Mueller files new charges against ex-Trump aides Manafort and Gates

Sealed though. But Mueller is really hitting Manafort hard. Probably just a matter of time before he cuts a deal.

The special counsel investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin has stepped up pressure on the former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, by filing new sealed court charges against him.

Reuters saw a court record referring to the sealed charges, which were also directed against Rick Gates, Manafort’s former business associate, but the documents provided no details on the nature of the charges.

It was not clear if the charges involved alleged bank frauds the special counsel’s office referred to in a bail hearing for Manafort on Friday, in which he is said to have doctored profit and loss statements from his firm, in order to get a mortgage on a property in Virginia. NBC News reported on Wednesday that Manafort was being investigated for having allegedly promised a Chicago banker a job in the Trump White House in return for $16m in mortgages for properties in Virginia, New City and the Hamptons.

Smearing the Victims

Is it really so inconceivable that young adults who just witnessed their friends and classmates get gunned down to be against the very tool that allowed one person to kill so many?

Emma Gonzales On Trump’s Anti-FBI Tweets: ‘The Best Thing For Us To Do Is Ignore Him’

From Crooks and Liars:

Emma Gonzales, a survivor of the mass shooting Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, said on Sunday that President Donald Trump was using his Twitter account to divert attention away from gun control.

During an interview on MSNBC, host Alex Witt asked the student about a recent Trump tweet blaming the shooting on the FBI’s Russia investigation.

“I think the best way to deal with this is to ignore him,” Gonzales asserted. “I think we can all agree that the things that President Trump tweets is nothing that will have a lasting impact — unless it’s a negative lasting impact — on the people around us.”

Yeah, this is also what a lot of US officials are trying to explain to the world:

MUNICH — Amid global anxiety about President Trump’s approach to world affairs, U.S. officials had a message for a gathering of Europe’s foreign policy elite this weekend: Pay no attention to the man tweeting behind the curtain.

U.S. lawmakers — both Democrats and Republicans — and top national security officials in the Trump administration offered the same advice publicly and privately, often clashing with Trump’s Twitter stream: The United States remains staunchly committed to its European allies, is furious with the Kremlin about election interference and isn’t contemplating a preemptive strike on North Korea to halt its nuclear program.

But Trump himself engaged in a running counterpoint to the message, taking aim on social media at his own national security adviser, H.R. McMaster, because he “forgot” on Saturday to tell the Munich Security Conference that the results of the 2016 election weren’t affected by Russian interference, a conclusion that is not supported by U.S. intelligence agencies. They say they will probably never be able to determine whet