• Politics
    The Daily Beast

    ‘Oh Come On!’: Matt Gaetz Embarrasses Himself on ‘The View’

    It was awkward from the start. After noting that their next guest has been one of Donald Trump’s most loyal supporters “since day one,” Joy Behar introduced Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) as “a man who has obviously never watched The View.” “I do watch,” Gaetz insisted. “You guys make news every week.” Then came his first attempt at a joke. “I was just wondering if you were wearing black as a consequence of the death of the political left in the debate last night,” he said to near silence from the crowd and co-hosts. “It was quite something to observe.”When Behar pushed back, Gaetz added, “Well, Joe Biden at least. I was hoping that maybe Whoopi's bell could wake up the Biden campaign.” Whoopi Goldberg just glared at him.Elizabeth Warren Brings Her Bloomberg Knockout Punch to ‘The View’As Gaetz proceeded to attack the Democratic field, Behar said, “Let’s talk about your boss for a second.” He clearly knew she was referring to Trump, but shot back, “My boss are the people of northwest Florida,” to which Behar rolled her eyes and added, “Yeah, OK.” Over the course of the interview, Gaetz repeatedly searched for a lifeline in the only conservative co-host at the table, but Meghan McCain was loathe to give one to him. When the congressman defended Trump’s pick of the under-qualified Richard Grenell as acting Director of National Intelligence by arguing that “it is a good thing in this country that we do not ban gay people from being able to patriotically serve in the intelligence community,” Sunny Hostin chimed in with, “just transgender people.” “We shouldn't be banning anybody based on who they are or who they love. That's not the kind of Republican I am, and that’s not the kind of Republican the president is,” Gaetz said, despite the fact that Trump deliberately reinstated a ban on transgender service members. All the hosts could do was laugh in disbelief. Jimmy Kimmel Tears Apart Trump ‘Ass-Kisser’ Matt Gaetz for Threatening Michael CohenThe last straw for McCain came when Gaetz said he supported the idea of Trump pardoning Roger Stone. “Oh come on, congressman!” she said. “Come on, come on. He's the swampiest swamp creature.” “When we designed our Constitution there were vestiges of the British monarchy that Americans still had some reverence for, and one was the notion that the executive, that the sovereign, could extend unlimited grace for any reason,” Gaetz explained. “Did you just say the sovereign?” Goldberg asked. “So Trump is the king?” Behar added.By the end of the segment, Gaetz was rattling off Trump’s list of supposed “deep state” boogeymen including Peter Strozk, Lisa Page, and Andrew McCabe and alleging a “double standard” when it comes to pardon power. He had no defense, however, when it came to Trump’s pardon of Rod Blagogevich, explaining, “I don't know much about the governor of Illinois so I'm not going to get into that one.” “Congressman, I understand that Republicans coming on The View, this is a great culture-war place to come and show the leftists what's going on,” McCain said eventually, perhaps alluding to Donald Trump Jr.’s noisy appearance on the show last fall. “I get it. My husband works in conservative media.” As a “hardcore conservative” who’s “not a Trumper,” she wanted Gaetz to speak to the “character issues” that could prevent college-educated conservative women from sticking with the president in 2020.But instead of mounting a defense of Trump, Gaetz fell flat on his face. “Well, look, if cheating on your wife is a disqualification to be president, then y’all probably should have impeached Bill Clinton,” he said.When Behar and Goldberg simultaneously reminded him that “they did,” Gaetz stammered, “but not with all of you waving any pompoms.” “I’m sorry, I don’t know what that means,” Goldberg said. “It means nothing,” Behar helpfully explained. And that was pretty much it.Sacha Baron Cohen’s Latest Victim Is GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz: ‘They Totally Got Me’ Read more at The Daily Beast.Got a tip? Send it to The Daily Beast hereGet our top stories in your inbox every day. Sign up now!Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside goes deeper on the stories that matter to you. Learn more.

  • Lifestyle
    Yahoo Canada Style

    'Look at what I'm still going through': Woman living with skin cancer issues warning ahead of Spring Break

    "I didn't take skin cancer seriously after my first diagnosis."

  • Politics
    The Wrap

    Pete Buttigieg’s Husband Chasten Says He’s Used to ‘Dealing With the Likes of Rush Limbaugh’

    Chasten Buttigieg, husband of Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, responded Thursday to comments made by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh about the pair’s sexuality earlier this month.“I’ve been dealing with the likes of Rush Limbaugh my entire life,” he told ABC News’ Linsey Davis in an interview for the network’s new election series, “Running Mates.”Davis hosts the series, which premieres Thursday night on ABC News Live, the streaming news channel available on ABCNews.com, Roku, Hulu, Sling TV, Xumo, the ABC News mobile and OTT apps.Also Read: Joe Biden Responds to Rush Limbaugh: Pete Buttigieg Has 'Courage' and Is 'Smart as Hell'Last week, Limbaugh questioned Buttigieg’s electability on his radio show, describing the former Indiana mayor as “a 37-year-old gay guy kissing his husband on stage, next to Mr. Man, Donald Trump.”“What’s going to happen there?” Limbaugh postulated. He then prompted his radio audience to imagine President Donald Trump having “fun with that” during a general election battle against Buttigieg. Limbaugh’s comments came one week after he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by Trump, the highest honor a civilian can be bestowed. Biden said the bestowment was “part of the depravity of this administration.”“This isn’t new,” the candidate’s husband said in Thursday’s sit-down. “I’ve been dealing with this my whole life. I dealt with a multitude of Rush Limbaughs when I was walking through the hallways in my high school. You have to realize that LGBTQ Americans have to come out every single day: When somebody asks who we’re married to, asks about our partner, or you feel like you want to share something about yourself but then you have to second-guess how that person’s gonna react if I say, ‘My husband,’ instead of, ‘My wife.'”He went on to say he is more concerned with “the young people” watching the historic campaign of an openly gay man than the comments from Limbaugh.Read original story Pete Buttigieg’s Husband Chasten Says He’s Used to ‘Dealing With the Likes of Rush Limbaugh’ At TheWrap

  • Business

    Bloomberg Says Women 'Get Paid Exactly The Same As Men' At His Company. They Don't.

    The company that made Michael Bloomberg his billions has told government watchdogs it hires fewer women and pays them less than men.

  • World
    Associated Press

    New threats emerge in outbreak while China voices optimism

    Chinese health officials expressed new optimism Thursday over a deadly virus outbreak while authorities in South Korea’s fourth-largest city urged residents to hunker down as fears nagged communities far from the illness’ epicenter. The confidence voiced by China’s government came as it reported a reduced number of new infections. “The downward trend will not be reversed,” insisted Ding Xiangyang, deputy chief secretary of the State Council and a member of the central government’s supervision group.