The 6 Craziest Moments From Trump’s Post-Election Press Conference

What are the midterm elections if not another opportunity for our terror in chief to address the nation? After Dems took back the House (woo!) and Republicans strengthened their hold on the Senate (eye roll) Trump held a press conference with the agenda to One would think he would concisely address the events of the night before but Trump isn’t one to do what anyone “thinks.” You can read the entire transcript here, or instead take a shot of something strong and read our five main takeaways: 

1) When He Threatened Democrats

Before the speech even started, trump took to twitter to threaten the newly Democratic-held House. Where does that strategy fall in speechwriting techniques? Somewhere between ethos and pathos, I think.  Bold start, inn my opinion.

2) When He Called A Reporter Racist

Takes on to know one. When asked about his embracing of the term “nationalist,” President Trump used his incredible intellect to turn the tables on PBS reporter Yamiche Alcindor by saying it was actually her question that was racist, not him. Great work, Donald!

3) When He Attacked The Media (Duh)

As a sane person you might wonder, “what record did the media break?” That is a great question that isn’t really answered at all, but it is something Trump really seemed to harp on. He managed to say that the media coverage was “hostile” and that it “set a new record and new standard.” Perhaps he is referring to the new standard of making me feel like I belong in a psych ward, in which case, yes I agree with you Mr. Trump.

4) When He Compared Himself To Obama

What Trump speech would be complete without comparing himself to our former president? Trump displayed basic understanding of math when he listed the number of seats Obama lost in his midterm elections. Honestly, cherish those moments when Trump is stating clear facts. We literally may never see that again. But also listing off Obama losing 63 seats in the House in 2010 does feel like a third grader rattling off the one fact he knows in hopes of looking impressive. Anyone can Google this stuff, Don.

5) When He Gave Props To Oprah

In a brief moment of clarity, Trump said that Oprah worked very hard in Georgia and “I don’t know if she likes me anymore, but that’s okay.” However, it is unclear how a person can just be okay with Oprah not liking them. This only confirms how delusional he is.

6) When Acosta Got Accosted

In the questions portions of the speech Trump had a very volatile exchange with CNN’s Jim Acosta. Trump told him to his face that he was a “Rude terrible person, shouldn’t be working for CNN.”  After the exchange, the White House rescinded Acosta’s press pass. CNN then released a statement condemning this. Drama!

Ah yes, what is that smell? The idea of a free press being burnt in front of us. Terrifying! 


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WTF Happened In The 2018 Midterms?

Unfortunately for Democrats, the 2018 midterm election yesterday wasn’t exactly the sweeping “blue wave,” that was desired. While democrats had some serious victories, blue waves were met with equally fierce red walls, reminding everyone that loyalty to President Trump is still alarmingly strong. Is there a magical Kool-aid I’m not drinking here? Is Trump using Jafar from Aladdin’s golden serpent to send half the country into a trance? Or, is it just a money > morals situation? We’ll never know.

However, let’s focus on the good because we’re glass-half-full kind of betches. The turnout to the polls is set to be historic, and it’s not just because of Taylor Swift (Thank you for your effort though, Tay).  Approximately 114 million voters cast their ballots yesterday in the United States compared to 83 million in 2014. And while President Trump has already declared the election a “huge victory” for Republicans, Democrats now have new tools in the resistance and they’re more powerful than ever in his administration.

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1. Democrats Took Over The House 

Hell yeah they did. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who is hoping to snag the role of Speaker of the House again, said  in her victory speech that “tomorrow will be a new day in America.” Yes, Nancy. Statewide wins for Democrats in Wisconsin and Michigan are particularly notable as those are considered states that cost Hillary Clinton the 2016 presidential election.

2. Republicans Kept Control Of The Senate 

The senate loss for democrats was, well, a big loss. If house democrats want to impeach Trump, they would be met with a senate who will never go for it. However, democrats weren’t exactly on track to take the senate and there were some truly impressive races, which leads us to…

3. Ted Cruz Beat Beto O’Rourke In Texas, But It Was Close Af

Any candidate who can get Beyoncé to endorse them is alright by me. O’Rourke was adorable and brave, and the race was insanely close. This is huge for Texas, a notoriously red state as O’Rourke got 4,015,082 votes and Cruz landed 4,228,832.

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I’m feeling grateful for everyone before me who fought so hard to give us all the right to have a voice. We can’t voice our frustrations and complain about what’s wrong without voting and exercising our power to make it right. We need you. We all need each other, because when we are truly united we are unstoppable. Sending you all love and positivity on this happy voting day! Every vote counts Every race matters Everywhere.

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4. It Was The Year Of The Woman Pt. 2

Praise be. A total of 115 women won national office so far last night. Four of them are veterans and 42 of them are women of color. This is exciting as hell! We might actually be able to prevent the making of “True Life: America Became the Handmaid’s Tale.”

5. There Was A  “Rainbow Wave”

Here’s some hope for the future! Last night, we elected the first Muslim women in the House of Representatives with two Democrats: Michigan’s Rashida Tlaib, and Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar. Also, Democrats Sharice Davids (member of the LGBT community) of Kansas and Deb Haaland of New Mexico are the first Native American women in the House of Representatives. Veronica Escobar and Sylvia Garcia of Texas will be the first Latinas in the house. Jared Polis, a Democrat from Colorado is the first openly gay governor. Ayanna Pressley will be the first black woman to represent Massachusetts in the house and we got the youngest ever member of congress: 29-year-old millennial treasure, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. All of these people represent a new chapter for the house and for America. Diversity is powerful and hope is on the horizon!

So, while we didn’t wake up to a totally new country, last night was a powerful effort and an overall step in the right direction.

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Our Favorite Celebrity Tributes For The 10 Year Anniversary Of Obama’s Election

It’s hard to remember, but there was a time when American politics was not a pit of complete despair. There was a time when it seemed like things were moving in the right direction. When the newly elected President of the United States had a background in politics and not reality television. A time when important international policy decisions weren’t announce via Game of Thrones meme on Twitter. A time when America’s motto was “Yes We Can” and not “Omfg Look What We Did.” I’m talking, of course, about the 2008 election of Barack Obama, which was a casual 10 years ago as of yesterday. Yeah. Let that sink in.

Obviously, our favorite celebs joined in to celebrate/cry over this momentous occasion. Here were our fav reactions:

Ava DuVernay

To be hopeless is to disregard history. Stay hope-filled. #10YearsAgoToday

— Ava DuVernay (@ava) November 5, 2018


Pete Souza


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An unpublished photograph from ten years ago tonight: President-elect Barack Obama with daughter Malia on election night in Chicago. I had spent a couple of years documenting his first two years (2005-2006) in the Senate and the first few months of his Presidential campaign in 2007 for the Chicago Tribune. But then I quit the Tribune to teach photojournalism at Ohio University and only covered a few campaign events in 2008. On November 4, 2008, I flew up to Chicago, and through tears, photographed the celebration. I remember a photographer-friend said to me that night, “I’m so glad I am alive to see this happen.” He, too, had tears in his eyes. And little did I know that just a couple of months later I would receive a phone call that would change my life.

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Kal Pen

10 years ago today, while volunteering for @BarackObama, Republican students at the University of Florida threw rocks at us to intimidate us from taking young voters to the polls. We didn’t stop.
We voted. Obama won. That was 10 years ago today.
Vote on Tuesday. Win it back. ????????

— Kal Penn (@kalpenn) November 4, 2018


On this day 10 years ago, we elected Barack Obama as the President of the United States!

— COMMON (@common) November 4, 2018

And, of course…

Barack Obama


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As I reflect on election night ten years ago today, I can’t help but think about where my political career started. I wasn’t running for office. I was running a voter-registration drive in Chicago. What I learned then — and what would become the premise of my 2008 campaign — was that you couldn’t just fight for existing votes. You had to reach out to all of these people who had lost faith and lost trust, and get them off the sidelines. So during our first campaign, when I started seeing all these stories about record turnout in communities all over the country — from young people in line for hours in Iowa to elderly folks in lawn chairs down in Florida — I knew that we had shown what is possible when everybody decides to participate. And that, in and of itself, gave people a sense of their own power — their own agency in the kind of country we want to leave for our kids. When more people get off the sidelines and decide to participate, our country becomes a little more representative of its people — of everyone’s collective decision. And American politics can change as a result. So on Election Day this Tuesday, I’m not just asking you to vote. I’m asking you to really show up once again. Talk with your friends, convince some new voters, and get them out to vote because then something powerful happens. Change happens. Hope happens. And with each new step we take in the direction of fairness, and justice, and equality, and opportunity, hope spreads.

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Trump Is In A Twitter Fight With HBO And The Stars Of ‘Game of Thrones’

We’re less than one week away from the 2018 midterm elections and what is the president doing? Tweeting out memes and starting sh*t on Twitter, obviously. (Okay so he’s also stoking racial divisions in our country and needlessly sending 15k troops to the border to combat the “caravan” of 3k people who are 900 miles away but, I digress…) Earlier today, President Trump posted the following Game of Thrones meme with no context:

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, 2018

Hmm…okay? I’m legitimately shocked that Donald Trump even knows what Game of Thrones is (though I’m sure the amount of boobs would appeal to him) but okay. There’s also a chance that this is just something Trump saw on Twitter and he liked how he looked in it so he just shared without really understanding what it is. As a person who spends her entire life watching Trump’s every move, the latter explanation seems fairly likely.

Who are these sanctions coming for? Is he going to finally do something about Russia’s continued attempts to interfere in our elections? Lol. No. According to the White House’s official Twitter, which was forced to clarify the statement, it’s about Iran.

President @realDonaldTrump is reimposing all sanctions lifted under the unacceptable Iran deal. The U.S. is reimposing the toughest sanctions ever on Iran, targeting many of the corrupt regime’s critical sectors.

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 2, 2018

The United States has launched a campaign of economic pressure to deny the regime the funds it needs to advance its bloody agenda!

— The White House (@WhiteHouse) November 2, 2018

But you know who is not super into having one of their most trademarks being used by one of the country’s least popular president to threaten a major escalation of tensions with Iran? HBO. The intern who runs HBO’s Twitter account clapped back and Trump’s use of one of Throne’s most iconic phrases with a tweet of their own:

How do you say trademark misuse in Dothraki?

— HBO (@HBO) November 2, 2018

Representatives from HBO also responded to Trump’s tweet saying, “We would prefer our trademark not be misappropriated for political purposes.” Please nobody tell them about all the “November Is Coming” signs at literally every rally since Trump was elected. Though I have a feeling they won’t be as pissed about those.

Game of Thrones stars also let Trump know how they feel about his use of their show to threaten other countries. So far both Stark sisters have come out against the family motto being used in such a way:

Not today.

— Maisie Williams (@Maisie_Williams) November 2, 2018


— Sophie Turner (@SophieT) November 2, 2018

I guess this is their way of saying “you know nothing, Donald Trump.”

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Becca Kufrin Clapped Back At A Troll Who Tried To Shame Her For Voting

November is coming. There are a ton of polls out there every day saying who is winning with X demographic or who has the Y vote, but nobody has looked into one critical demographic: which candidates have the heart of Bachelor Nation? Obviously Bach contestants are as unique a tapestry of individuals as America itself (though perhaps slightly hotter?) and we can’t expect them to vote as a group, but one key leader in the Bach community has made her voice heard. Former Bachelorette Becca Kufrin posted an Instagram yesterday that fully took a page out of Taylor Swift’s book and urged her followers to vote.


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I still remember my 8th grade geography teacher telling my class that no one has the right to complain about our country if they didn’t take the time to vote. I know it’s easy to think that your one vote won’t matter or make a dent in this country, but I promise you, it does. That one vote turns into hundreds, then thousands, then millions. It’s a simple thing that has the course to impact so many parts of life, and that’s the important part to never turn a blind eye on. I’m sick of feeling scared for our country, so I’m ready for you November 6th. I hope you all are too. ????original shot by @lunya

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So which candidates will be getting Becca’s midterm rose? While Becca does not endorse any candidate or party in this post (unlike Taylor, who endorsed Democrat Phil Bredesen for Senate), she does reference being “sick of feeling scared for our country,” which sounds v. Democrat-y to me. Then again, I am sure Trump supporters are equally scared for their country, but for different reasons (liberal elites taking over vs. being deprived of your basic human rights simply because of your race, religion, or immigration status—tomayto tohmato). In any case, Becca’s caption is about as apolitical as a caption about voting could be. She doesn’t urge anyone to vote for a particular party or candidate, and the whole caption basically reads like the political equivalent of a friendly reminder to drink more water. But that didn’t stop one of her followers for getting annoyed about it, because how dare someone who has appeared in the public eye have opinions about politics, right??
Well, Becca wasn’t down for that and came through with a pretty solid clapback:


First of all, this is a very good clapback. Since when does someone have to choose between being in a relationship and knowing wtf is going on in the world? It’s a pretty ridiculous statement to make when you think about it. So if you’re like, an electrician it’s okay to express a political opinion—or simply exercise your right to vote—but that goes out the window if your job is in the entertainment industry? I would have thought that argument would have ended when we elected a LITERAL REALITY STAR AS PRESIDENT!

Second of all, this brings up a great question. Will Garret use this election to atone for his problematic meme-liking ways, or have the two of them got one of those things going where a Democrat and a Republican date happily and respect each other despite their differing opinions? Is that even possible in 2018?

Also, while we’re on the subject, you don’t want to disappoint Becca, do you? She’s been through so much! Don’t break Becca’s heart. Don’t be like Ari. Vote on Election Day.

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5 Insane Things That Came Out Of The President’s Mouth Yesterday

Another day of his presidency, another day Donald Trump has held a rally. I’d also like to hold rallies where people shouted in support of me every day, but this isn’t a freshman year dorm party where I’m doing my first keg stand. To no one’s surprise, Trump said a bunch of ridiculous BS at a rally for The Zodiac Killer Ted Cruz in Houston yesterday, which I’m sure the MAGA crowd is getting framed as inspirational Pinterest quotes or whatever. Here’s the worst of it from his rally for Ted Cruz yesterday.

Ted Cruz Has A New Nickname

A great joy of mine has been watching Republicans who once vehemently hated Trump now pretend like he is a a-okay dude. My favorite of these is Ted Cruz who Trump called Lyin’ Ted. Well, the prez has a new nickname for the Texas Senator and no it’s not Beta-Cuck O’Rourke. It’s Beautiful Ted, which maybe is meant to be a compliment but feels incredibly creepy coming from Trump.

Dems Are Releasing Criminals Like They’re Rabid Animals

Not like Trump has ever had anything very positive to say about Democrats, criminals, or undocumented persons, but he really outdid himself during this speech. His exact words were: “Democrat immigration policies allow poisonous drugs and MS-13 to pour into our country, and Democrat sanctuary cities release dangerous criminals from jail and into your neighborhoods.” Damn Donald. Tell us how you really feel. 

Boat Party

For some unknown reason Trump seems to think that the people in Texas who lived through Hurricane Harvey were out in the storm on floating crafts, just like…chillin. Like, I think he is warning those people to not go out in boats, but nothing in this clip is a full sentence and I wouldn’t be heeding advice from this man anyways.

Move over Maya Angelou

Trump has figured out how to rhyme. This puts him right on track for entering first grade. His new favorite phrase is “Democrats produce mobs, Republicans produce jobs.” 

Cat’s Out Of The Bag

Trump came right out and said he is a nationalist. We all sort of figured this but the idea is even if he is a nationalist, there ought to be some coyness to it, right? Like I don’t just come out and say I come home after work everyday, get into pajamas, and binge watch Netflix. I lead you to believe I am better than this. Other famous nationalists? Nazis! Just saying!

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The Betches Sup’s 2018 Midterm Voter Guide

It is mid-October and I know that the only thing on your mind is if it’s appropriate to be a slutty for Halloween. But we’re here to tell you something else should be on your mind that’s happening like, a week after Halloween and that is Election Day. Yes, you know, the thing Taylor Swift wrote that suuuppper long Insta post about. Just kidding. We know you’re all smart, capable women who are stoked to vote, and not just because you’re going to get a sticker.  (Though it is awesome to get a sticker.) Since we know you’re already going to the polls, this voter guide is here to help you figure out wtf to do when you get there. Do you have a voting plan? Are you registered? Do you think being a slutty feather duster is too on the nose?

Here is everything you need to know about voting, it’s like the cheat sheet you used to pass AP Bio. Aww, #tbt.

Wait, Can I Register Right Now?

We get it, you don’t want to read this whole entire thing. Register to vote right tf now,  by clicking here. But then also do read the rest of the article because we like, worked hard on it and sh*t.

Is It Too Late To Register?

Voter registration laws can be vary a lot from state to state, so making sure you know wtf is up where you live is important. Check here to see if you are registered and click here to see your state’s deadline for registration. Many states have same day voter registration, which is amazing for the procrastinators among us. You can also click here to find out your state’s specific registration requirements.

If you missed your deadline and can’t register the day of the election, you should low-key be a little embarrassed, but don’t worry this is a safe space. Consider atoning for your sins by phone banking for a candidate of your choice. Recruit one new person to vote and it’s kind of like you never missed the deadline at all! Kind of…

Can I Vote Early?

Nothing is more fun than being a trendsetter. Many states have early voting, which is basically like the Disney Fast Pass of democracy. No waiting in lines. No bullsh*t. You just cruise right into Indiana Jones exercising your civic duty with zero hassle. Click here to see if your state has early voting so you can get voting out of the way before Election Day. Then go out and get yourself a sticker because you deserve it.

What About Voting Absentee?

Voting absentee – like the jager bomb – is something many people experience exclusively in college. Whatever the reason, if you can’t show up to the polls on election day you can always vote absentee. Click here to get your absentee ballot in less than 2 minutes.

Okay, I’m At The Polls And They Aren’t Letting Me Vote. Do They Know Who My Dad Is?

Some districts have a shady past of turning away voters who are indeed registered to vote, or just have overworked and/or inexperienced poll workers who can’t find your name for whatever reason. Don’t freak out. If this happens, repeat after me: “Give me a provisional ballot with a receipt as required by law when requested.”

Write that on your hand if you need to. Practice saying it in the mirror Elle Woods style. If for any reason you are not able to cast your ballot, do not leave the polling place until you’ve filled out a provisional ballot, then be sure to follow up with your state to verify your identity and make sure your vote is counted. And then go buy yourself two stickers for all the extra work you had to do.

What if something Shady Is Going Down At My Polling Place?

You’ve watched enough true crime documentaries to know when something shady is going down. Have a hunch or doubt that there’s an issue at your polling place? Call 866-OUR-VOTE or text election protection” to 97779 and let them know what problems you’re encountering. Maybe Mariska Hargitay will show up!

Wtf Is On My Ballot?

Don’t get caught in the voting booth staring at a bunch of names you’ve never heard before running for positions you know nothing about, or propositions written in language your brain can’t comprehend. The good bros over at Crooked Media created a way for you to preview your ballot so you won’t be caught off guard by anything on Election Day. Filling in random bubbles based off what answer sounds the best may have worked for your AP Bio exam, but it def won’t fly on Election Day.

Wait Why Am I Voting Again?

Look, we put a lot of jokes in this article because we’re Betches and that’s what we do, but voting is really f*cking important. Chances are there is an issue you care about, and Election Day is your opportunity to make your voice heard. A recent poll showed only 26% of 18 – 29 year olds were likely to vote in the upcoming election, whereas 82% of those 65 and older are likely to turn out. That’s like, sad and embarrassing. It’s sadbarrassing.

That’s why The Betches Sup has partnered with Crush The Midterms to make identifying causes you care about and finding out how to support them come November as easy.

Click Here To Come Up With Your Own Personalized Midterm Plan 

See you on November 6th! 

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Is This New Ted Cruz Ad An Example Of Toxic Masculinity?

Like Taylor Swift, the college acquaintances you haven’t spoken to in years, and your mom’s best friend, filmmaker Richard Linklater is getting in on the get out the vote action. Civic engagement, so hot right now! Linklater’s contribution is a new anti-Ted Cruz ad ahead of his race against Beto O’ Rourke, noted hot progressive skateboarder. He also has like, good policies and sh*t.

This moment of pettiness, meanness, partisanship, and division will be met by the kindness, courage, strength, leadership, and big heart of Texas.

— Beto O’Rourke (@BetoORourke) October 11, 2018

RealClearPolitics’ running poll has Cruz ahead by 6 points, which is disappointing since he is not only a misogynistic anti-abortion crusader but also probably the Zodiac killer. (But the polls also said Hillary would win so like, whatever.) Cruz continued to support Trump despite the fact that he insulted his wife and said his dad killed JFK (maybe?), which, according to this as, is  not what a true Texan man would do. The ad aggressively relies on tropes of toxic masculinity to convince toxically masculine Texas men that Ted Cruz isn’t toxically masculine enough to truly represent them, which is an argument that feels a little more 1990 than 2018. Linklater is most famous for Dazed and Confused, so ok.

The ad mocks Cruz’s “Tough as Texas” slogan by calling out Cruz’s deeply weak response to Trump’s straight up savage takedowns of Cruz during the 2016 election. Which, again, were calling Cruz’s wife ugly and inexplicably insinuating that Cruz’s father was involved in the Kennedy assassination. (But again…maybe?)

Actor Sonny Carl Davis reprises his role from the film Bernie as an archetypal Texan man laying out the rules of Texas, but this time he’s talking about how Ted Cruz is not man enough to represent Texas, because he hasn’t tried to physically fight Trump. He says:

“If somebody called my wife a dog and said my daddy was in on the Kennedy assassination, I wouldn’t be kissing their ass,” Davis’s character says. “You stick a finger in their chest and give ’em a few choice words. Or you drag their ass out by the woodshed and kick their ass, Ted.”

To be honest, the sight of an elderly white man with a southern accent telling me to do anything is pretty triggering after the Kavanaugh hearings. In a state where the Latinx population increased by over 200,000 last year and the state population is expected to not be majority white by 2022, it’s unclear whether this is the best strategy. However, I’m always here for incitements to violence against Trump, so I’ll let it slide.

Watch the ad for yourself below:

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