President Trump is firing up his base in “Sin City” on Friday afternoon, although the Nevada GOP canceled the caucus that had been scheduled for Saturday. The Democrats willin the state on Saturday.
The Las Vegas rally caps off the president’s four-day West Coast swing, which has included, California, and finally Nevada.
During Thursday’s campaign rally in Colorado Springs, Colorado, President Donald Trump criticized the Oscar-winning Korean film Parasite and took aim at fellow award winner Brad Pitt during a speech that targeted recent events in pop culture.
Speaking at the podium in front of his supporters, Trump asked, “How bad were the Academy Awards this year?” He went on to say, “And the winner is… a movie from South Korea! What the hell was that all that about? We’ve got enough problems with South Korea, with trade. On top of that, they give them the best movie of the year. Was it good? I don’t know. Let’s get Gone With the Wind back, please? Sunset Boulevard. So many great movies.”
Continued Trump, “I thought it was ‘best foreign film,’ no?” as a reference to how the category was previously referred before it became known as best international feature film.
Neon, the U.S. distributor for the pic, responded minutes later in a tweet, saying, “Understandable, he can’t read.”
Trump later brought up another Oscar winner from this year’s awards ceremony, which took place earlier this month. Referring to best supporting actor winner Brad Pitt of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Trump said, “And then you have Brad Pitt, I was never a big fan of his. He got up, said a little wise guy thing. He’s a little wise guy.”
In the actor’s acceptance speech, Pitt reflected on his childhood and early start in the film business before briefly mentioning the end of Trump’s impeachment trial. “They told me I only have 45 seconds up here, which is 45 seconds more than the Senate gave John Bolton this week.” He continued, “I’m thinking maybe Quentin [Tarantino] does a movie about it. In the end, the adults do the right thing.”Source: Trump Rips ‘Parasite’ Oscars Win and Brad Pitt in Colorado Rally Rant
President Trump is drumming up support in Colorado Springs, Colorado, with a rally Thursday night, plowing through his four-day West Coast swing. Heon Wednesday during the Democratic debate, and he’ll hold a third rally in Las Vegas on Friday.The president’s trip, part fundraising, part official events and part campaigning, comes days ahead of major primary contests. The Nevada GOP canceled its caucus contest this year, as did Arizona. California and Colorado will vote on Super Tuesday.
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg once told President Trump “yes, Donald, I do love you,” according to a resurfaced video clip from 2016.
Bloomberg, who is among the Democratic presidential candidates running to challenge Trump in November, was speaking at Oxford’s Saïd Business School about a month after the president was elected in November 2016.
The president told Bloomberg that he had seen his speech at the Democratic National Convention that July in Philadelphia in which Bloomberg was highly critical of Trump.
“But you really do love me, don’t ya?” Bloomberg recalled Trump asking him. “And I said, ‘Yes, Donald, I do love you, I just disagree with everything you’ve ever said.’”
LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — A man reportedly threatened to kill his parents and police, resulting in a police shooting Sunday afternoon near Valley View Blvd and Cactus Avenue.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police said dispatch received an unknown trouble call at 1:28 p.m. During the call, police said no one spoke but a man could be heard in the background making threats.
Enterprise area command officer Andre Mitre and her partner arrived to the scene and knocked on the front door. Police said an elderly man walked out and informed the officers his wife was still inside with her son. 38-year-old Cory Iturribarria, who lived with them.
The ninth Democratic presidential debate is set for Wednesday in Las Vegas, and it will feature a new billionaire on the stage.
While Mike Bloomberg qualified to make the debate stage for the first time, Tom Steyer, the other billionaire in the race who’s been a frequent presence at the Democratic debates, did not.
The debate is the last before the Nevada caucuses on Saturday.
Six candidates qualified for the debate — former Vice President Joe Biden; former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg; Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana; Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass.
The event has five moderators — “NBC Nightly News” and “Dateline NBC” anchor Lester Holt; NBC News political director Chuck Todd, moderator of “Meet the Press”; NBC News chief White House correspondent Hallie Jackson, host of “MSNBC Live”; Noticias Telemundo senior correspondent Vanessa Hauc; and Jon Ralston, editor of The Nevada Independent.