North Korea Vows to ‘Cut Off the Dirty Windpipes’ of Two South Korean Journalists

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North Korea has vowed to execute South Korean reporters over their review of a book about life in Kim Jong-Un’s country, according to the Associated Press.

Korean Central News Agency aired a state court statement that expressed displeasure with two South Korean newspaper journalists over their reviews of a book called, “North Korea Confidential: Private Markets, Fashion Trends, Prison Camps, Dissenters and Defectors.”

The North Korean court also “sentenced to death” the newspaper’s presidents and promised to “track down to the end and cut off the dirty windpipes” of the journalists responsible, according to the AP.

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The book, written by British authors, “viciously defamed and distorted” the country’s realities, according to the court. However, the authors were not directly threatened by North Korea. Former Economist reporter Daniel Tudor and Reuters correspondent James Pearson penned the book.

North Korea has threatened South Korean journalists in the past but doesn’t always follow through on the tough talk. Back in 2012, North Korea was upset over reports on children’s festivals occurring in the country and warned that its military was in place to attack specific South Korean news organizations that covered the story.

The book isn’t North Korea’s only issue these days. President Donald Trump hinted at retaliation on Tuesday morning, saying that “all options are on the table” after North Korea launched off a missile that flew directly over Japan.

“Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime’s isolation in the region and among all nations of the world,” Trump said in an official statement released Tuesday. “All options are on the table.”

Trump said that North Korea has “signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior,” by launching the missile over Japan.

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‘Morning Joe’ Says Trump Didn’t Think He’d Win: ‘Was All a Money-Making Scam’ (Video)

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“Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough said on Tuesday that President Donald Trump didn’t think he would actually win the election, accusing his winning campaign of simply being “a money-making scam.”

Scarborough, who has gone from Trump alley to one of his staunchest critics, recently told TheWrap the only way the president cold repair their relationship would be to resign.

“He thought Jeb Bush was going to beat him…he was going to take the money and run,” Scarborough said on Tuesday’s show. “This was all a money-making scam.”

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The segment started with “Morning Joe” discussing a recent Washington Post report that Trump’s associates communicated directly with Russia during the campaign. Scarborough mocked Trump over the article, saying it always feels like Trump and his team can’t get any dumber.

Guest Mark Halperin credited “branding” and noted said that Trump simply wanted to build a tower in Moscow.

Check out the video above

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Michael Moore Predicts Trump Will Win Re-Election in 2020

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Filmmaker and activist Michael Moore predicted that President Donald Trump will win re-election in 2020 in a Monday interview with Fast Company — but the Trump critic has a plan to stop it from happening.

“I should say re-appointed, because we will have an even larger population that will vote against him in 2020,” Moore told the magazine. “But he will win those electoral states as it stands now.”

Moore, who recently took the Broadway audience from his politically charged, one-man show “The Terms of My Surrender” to Trump Tower to protest the president, was one of the few newsmakers who correctly predicted Trump would actually defeat Hillary Clinton and win the presidency.

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“Here’s the good news: We don’t have to convince a single Trump voter to vote differently because we already have the majority,” Moore told the magazine in a reference to Clinton winning the popular vote but not the Electoral College.

Moore pointed to the National Popular Vote interstate compact, which is an agreement between states that they would give all electoral votes to whoever wins the popular vote. Moore feels that if enough states agree by 2020, it will help kick Trump out of the White House. So far, 10 states and Washington D.C. have agreed, according to Fast Company.

“That’ll be an easier way to get this done,” Moore told the magazine. “People should not despair, thinking, well, the Republicans have all this power and all that. Think of the suffragettes. They were trying to get the vote for women. They got [the 19th Amendment ratified] in 35 states to give women the right to vote. Think of that uphill battle.”

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Trump Bristles as ‘Fox & Friends’ Slams Slow Pace of Filling Government Jobs

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President Donald Trump responded directly to conservative commentator Laura Ingraham minutes after she appeared on “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning to criticize the lack of appointees in government jobs.

“We only have had a FEMA director since June… I think we can all look at these horrific pictures [of Houston flooding] and we can conclude that a Federal government does need staff. We see it acutely in need of staff,” Ingraham said. “This isn’t the only crisis we’re facing. This is massive… we’re also facing a huge crisis with North Korea.”

Trump disagreed and took to Twitter to respond directly to his favorite morning show.

.@foxandfriends We are not looking to fill all of those positions. Don’t need many of them – reduce size of government. @IngrahamAngle

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2017

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Trump tagged Ingraham in the response that was sent out minutes after the segment aired.

On the Fox News morning show, Ingraham also said that Americans are losing confidence. The administration has over 300 positions without a nominee and Ingraham said Trump’s team “has a lot on their hands” but needs to have people in place.

Ingraham criticized the lack of appointees in several key areas, saying, “It’s not ideal.”

Ingraham and Trump appear to have a strong relationship and she was long rumored to join his communications team. Ingraham also praised Texans for the way the devastating storm has been handled during her appearance on “Fox & Friends.”

She said people need “love and prayers,” which she said is something the government can’t provide.

Check out the video above.

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Trump Says ‘All Options Are on Table’ After North Korea Missile Launch

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President Donald Trump hinted at retaliation on Tuesday morning, saying that “all options are on the table” after North Korea launched off a missile that flew directly over Japan.

“Threatening and destabilizing actions only increase the North Korean regime’s isolation in the region and among all nations of the world,” Trump said in an official statement released Tuesday. “All options are on the table.”

Trump said that North Korea has “signaled its contempt for its neighbors, for all members of the United Nations, and for minimum standards of acceptable international behavior,” by launching the missile over Japan.

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On Monday, North Korea fired a midrange ballistic missile designed to carry a nuclear payload that flew over Japan, the first time the nation has tested a weapon over Japan, according to the Associated Press. The missile splashed into the northern Pacific Ocean, prompting Trump to discuss a plan with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan.

“Japan’s and the U.S. positions are totally at one,” Abe said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Trump departed for Texas on Tuesday to visit areas effected by Hurricane Harvey and the deadly flooding in Houston.

Leaving now for Texas!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 29, 2017

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ESPN’s Ryen Russillo Suspended After Nude and Drunken Arrest

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Ryen Russillo has been suspended and will return to ESPN Radio on Sept. 5 after being arrested last week, a person with direct knowledge of the situation told TheWrap.

Russillo was arrested after allegedly getting drunk and entering a stranger’s bedroom, police in Jackson, Wyoming, told TheWrap.

Police responded at approximately 3:30 a.m. to a report of an intoxicated male refusing to leave a residence, according to the department. Police said the victims stated that an unknown male was in their home and directed officers to him.

“Officers found the defendant, later identified as Ryen August Russillo, lying on the bed in the south bedroom naked except for his pants around his ankles,” the probable cause affidavit states, according to Jackson Hole News & Guide.

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“Officers found the suspect, later identified as 42 year old Ryen August Russillo, lying on the bed in the south bedroom. Russillo had blood shot, glassy eyes, very slurred speech and could not answer questions coherently; all signs of alcohol intoxication,” police said. “He did not seem to know where he was and could not answer questions as to where he was staying.”

Russillo, host of ESPN’s “The Russillo Show,” appeared not to have entered the residence forcefully but rather through a door that had not been properly secured.

Nonetheless, because he had allegedly entered the residence illegally and refused to leave when asked, he was placed in custody on a criminal trespass charge, a misdemeanor punishable by a fine of up to $750.

He will return from suspension following Labor Day weekend.

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‘False Promises’: Did Anthony Scaramucci Just Compare Trump’s White House to ‘Game of Thrones’?

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Anthony Scaramucci may be a really big fan of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” but he could also be using a line from Sunday night’s episode of the hit HBO show to troll President Trump.

The former White House communications director sent a message shortly after the season finale of “GoT,” quoting the current king of the north, Jon Snow (played by Kit Harington).

“When enough ppl make false promises words stop meaning anything and then there are no more answers only better and better lies” –Jon Snow

— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) August 28, 2017

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Hmm. Could he have been referring to false promises made by Trump per chance?

Scaramucci’s time as communications director was both brief and bizarre. He began by threatening to fire the entire White House communications staff and then made global headlines for a profanity filled interview with the New Yorker in which he publicly feuded with former White House chief of Staff, Reince Priebus.

During a phone call with a New Yorker reporter, Scaramucci called Priebus “a f–ing paranoid schizophrenic,” among other colorful epithets, and accused the former RNC head of deliberately undermining him. However, when the interview was published, Scaramucci responded by saying his biggest mistake was to trust a reporter. He chalked it up to “colorful” language.

Despite the embarrassment it brought on the White House, it was Preibus, not Scaramucci, who initially lost his job. But Scaramucci was also fired shortly thereafter.

“Anthony Scaramucci will be leaving his role as White House communications director. Mr. Scaramucci felt it was best to give Chief of Staff John Kelly a clean slate and the ability to build his own team. We wish him all the best,” the White House said in a statement.

So, did the Mooch just take a jab at Trump’s sense of loyalty or is he simply a big fan of “Thrones?”

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