Thursday, 17 January, 2019

Jimmy Kimmel thinks Trump's presidential address could've been scarier

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Herman Weaver | 10 January, 2019, 11:42

For some, it's a no-brainer: A presidential address from the Oval Office merits live coverage. "The White House has tried to make a comparison to a time that all the networks carried President Bush in prime time, also related to immigration [2006]".

Kimmel announced his plan to employ federal workers who were furloughed by the government shutdown on his show Monday night - and took jabs at President Trump for the prolonged impasse over funding for a border wall.

"That is where he shines", Kimmel said. "A fine speech that vastly exceeded the ridiculously low expectations created by the media", said Rich Lowry, editor of conservative mainstay National Review , which has been oft-critical of the president.

"Hannity" picked up a whopping 7.1 million total viewers and 1.6 million in the 25-demo, marking it the show's highest-rated telecast in both categories since its return to the 9 p.m. timeslot in September 2017.

"In preliminary numbers, the quarter hour (9-9:15 p.m. ET) containing the president's speech drew a combined 28.1 household rating in metered markets on ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, CNN, Fox News and NBC".

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Mueller is investigating Russia's meddling in the 2016 election and contacts with the Trump campaign. ABC News reported there was no indication Rosenstein was being forced to step down.


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That's the view of the Henley Passport Index , which periodically measures the access each country's travel document affords. Elsewhere in Asia, China jumped nearly 20 places in just two years, from 85th in 2017 to 69th this year.


"The president's address to the nation failed to rally GOP support for his wall as the tally climbs to at least four Republican senators who have broken with Trump on the shutdown", Wallace reported. The symbol of America should be the Statue of Liberty, not a 30-foot wall.

The leadership duo rejected the president's assessment that the situation on the U.S. Southern border is a "crisis". "But that was a bipartisan announcement, and this is an overtly political move by the White House".

"He talked about undocumented crossings over the past months; in fact the number of undocumented crossings over the southern border has been steadily down over the last 10 years and the government reports that there is more outward traffic than inward traffic". ABC's coverage of the speech and rebuttal averaged 5.46 million viewers, of whom 1.79 million were demographically relevant.

"They hope that'll hurt [Trump] in 2020", he said.

Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer released a joint statement on Monday evening calling for equal air time.

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