President Trump is expected to deliver his Oval Office address in a few short hours, during which he will presumably ramble on about the “crisis” on the Mexican border that he and his enablers have manufactured to rile up the overtly racist wing of the Republican Party. There will be much talk of his xenophobic wall no doubt, as well as the usual smattering of overt lies and racist dog whistles. It will be a colossal waste of the American public’s time and energy, and that’s the best case scenario.
The television networks underwent some internal debate yesterday after Trump announced his speech on Twitter. According to at least one television executive, the networks were reluctant to agree to run the address because they know it will be full of lies and attacks on the “fake news media,” but at the same time, a refusal to run to footage would look overtly partisan. In the end, they agreed to cover it.
Stormy Daniels — the adult film star who Trump allegedly had an extramarital affair with behind Melania’s back shortly after the birth of his son Barron — took to Twitter to troll the president over tonight’s event.
She tweeted to her followers that if they are looking for “anything even remotely worth watching tonight” at 9 pm EST (the time of Trump’s speech) they can watch her on her Instagram live as she folds laundry in her underwear.
Presumably, many people will find the prospect of watching her do just that a far better use of their time than listening to Trump drone on about his pet racist project.
If you're looking for anything even remotely worth watching tonight at 9pm EST, I will be folding laundry in my underwear for 8 minutes on Instagram live. https://t.co/GhMowscZMP
— Stormy Daniels (@StormyDaniels) January 8, 2019