Cher is outraged over President Donald Trump’s response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, and she went on a Twitter spree Tuesday night about one moment in particular.
The “Believe” singer blasted the president for his behavior while visiting Puerto Rico on Tuesday, about a week and a half after Hurricane Maria made landfall and left millions without power, shelter, clean water and adequate food supplies. Cher likened Trump to French King Louis XVI for throwing rolls of paper towels at a crowd of hurricane survivors.
Trump Threw Paper Towels At Ppl in Puerto Rico,Like He Was Louie The XVI 👑‼️ “LET EM EAT TOWELS,I MEAN🎂”‼️ PPL R DESTITUTE ASS🎩,THROW 💰💸💰💸
Facebook's announcement in October that it was further embracing the metaverse and rebranding itself as Meta set off a firestorm. While experts say the metaverse is still many years away, the explosion of the term has many asking, what is the metaverse? "The metaverse is essentially a massive, interconnected network of virtual spaces," Rabindra Ratan, associate professor of media and information at Michigan State University.
With poll workers across the country resigning at an alarming rate, efforts to recruit their replacements have grown increasingly partisan – a troubling trend that experts fear will serve to undermine Americans' faith in the vote. This week, as part of National Poll Worker Recruitment Day, several state Republican parties issued rallying cries on social media meant to attract a new generation of poll workers. Today is National Poll Worker Recruitment Day!
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyJust a couple weeks ago it seemed like the worst was behind us and the wave of COVID-19 infections driven by the new Omicron variant was beginning to ebb in many of the worst-hit places.But epidemiologists warned that some new variant would eventually replace Omicron, potentially driving a new surge in cases. They were right.This week, cases started rising again in several countries. And some experts think an elusive form of Omicron,
LifetimeLast year’s outstanding HBO Max documentary about Tina Turner gave the retired queen of rock ‘n’ roll what will hopefully be the final word on her roller-coaster career and tumultuous marriage to Ike Turner. Almost 30 years younger than Turner and still actively working, Janet Jackson makes similar efforts to set the record straight on public narratives about her illustrious family, tough upbringing, relationships, and individual stardom in the documentary series JANET JACKSON., premieri
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/Photos by Getty/FacebookMarianne Wright was halfway through a conference call on Jan. 21 when she received a startling message from her son.Two women were on their property and were demanding her son open a gate so that they could go see “illegals crossing on rafts.” The women, Wright later claimed in an affidavit, said they were a congressional candidate and a Secret Service agent.“Immediately, we knew what that was about,” Wright told The Daily Beast on Th
Thai health authorities approved new guidelines Friday outlining the parameters for declaring the coronavirus pandemic an endemic disease. Official figures show that the country already meets the three criteria, but Ministry of Public Health spokesman Rungrueng Kitphati said it would still be between six months and a year before the government would be able to make the decision to start treating COVID-19 as an illness that is here to stay, like the flu or measles. Among other things, he said data from all of Thailand's provinces need to be checked, and authorities need to be sure that the figures remain at the current levels or improve before it can be declared endemic.
Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettyFor nearly 180 years, every American president made an unspoken pledge to only nominate white men to the U.S. Supreme Court. Race and gender went unmentioned, because they were foregone conclusions.Historical revisionists enjoy the performative amnesia of complaining about how “we used to judge Supreme Court nominees on the basis of qualifications, character, and fitness” while pretending not to know that whiteness and maleness were the very first items
Liliane Lathan/ABCSometimes, even with these wintry temperatures keeping us housebound and lonely in year 47 of an isolating and traumatizing pandemic, you all do something that melts my icicle-caked heart.That frost is a defense mechanism against crushing disappointment—one that has crystallized after expecting the worst for so long.Yes, I could be talking quite seriously about, well, pretty much anything you see when you click on any news website. (Might I recommend a scroll through thedailybe
Sasha Mordovets/GettyDonald Trump has conquered the GOP as a cult of personality, but the body politic is still trying to reject the foreign objects of Trumpism. As Russia masses troops on Ukraine’s border, an unresolved schism on the right has been exposed: the Russian bear.In one corner are the Reagan Republicans who don’t trust Vladimir Putin, the ex-KGB agent, and who believe it’s dangerous to allow regimes to invade their neighbors. In the other corner are the America Firsters who would sit
Photo Illustration by Elizabeth Brockway/The Daily Beast/GettyRussian President Vladimir Putin is apparently so confident his military will successfully invade and take over Ukraine that he’s already thinking about the pro-Russia puppets he could install in a new government in Kyiv.That’s the overly confident plot that the British government revealed to The Daily Beast this week—with Putin supposedly planning to push in a new regime in Ukraine more friendly to Russia, composed of a handful of fo