Donald Trump on Thursday latched onto the huge viewership for the revival of ABC's hit 1990s working-class comedy "Roseanne" as evidence that his supporters want shows that speak to their concerns. "Look at her ratings," the US president said during a speech near Cleveland, referring to the comedy's star and his vocal supporter, Roseanne Barr. "They were unbelievable. ... and it was about us." The show, in which Barr plays a blue-collar Trump voter, debuted on Tuesday and performed best in Tulsa, Oklahoma; Cincinnati, Ohio, and Kansas City, Missouri, respectively, all in states that Mr Trump won in the 2016 presidential election. New York City and Los Angeles were not in the top 20 of rated areas, according to entertainment trade publication Deadline. Mr Trump called Barr on Wednesday to congratulate her on the show's debut that drew more than 18 million viewers. Barr said on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday that she hoped the … [Read more...] about ‘It was about us’: Donald Trump hails Roseanne’s ‘unbelievable’ ratings
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0 Have your say A Donald Trump impersonator is in the running for one of the top honours at the annual Scottish Comedy Awards, organisers have revealed. Lewis MacLeod has been nominated alongside household names Frankie Boyle, Armando Ianucci, Brian “Limmy” Limond and Des Clarke.MacLeod, star of radio show Dead Ringers and TV show Newzoids, will be in the running for the best variety act honour at the awards, which are held during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.MacLeod, whose mimicry of President Trump has featured on the BBC’s Daily Politics programme, can also mimic the likes of Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Boris Johnson, Gordon Brown and George Galloway.MacLeod, who believes he may be related to the American President due to their shared family roots on the Isle of Lewis, will be competing with Colin Cloud, the Lanarkshire “stage mentalist” who reached the final stages of the America’s Got Talent TV show last year. BBC Scotland’s … [Read more...] about Donald Trump impersonator in running for Scottish Comedy Awards honour
THERE are moments during an interview where you listen intently, when clarity rains down from above and something clicks into place which is special. One of those moments came while I was listening to Hardeep Singh Kohli ahead of his Alternative, Fact UK tour which is coming to The McMillan Theatre in Bridgwater, on Friday, March 9. He was talking about Trump (this will be revisited later) when he said: "Trump could be the best thing which has happened to civilisation." Hardeep said the reason Trump (was a good thing) was he (Trump) had become unknown to himself a catalyst for change in the world such as the #metoo campaign and the way in which the NRA (National Rifle Association) was being investigated by journalists following all the gun shootings in America. What flooded into my mind was a speech from The Third Man given by Orson Wells as Harry Lime which went: "You know what the fellow said – in Italy, for 30 years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder … [Read more...] about Comedian asks question What has Donald Trump ever done for us? Answer: A positive catalyst for change….
Register for our free newsletter IF you thought Donald Trump’s winning presidential campaign was bitter and acrimonious, then his first year in the Oval Office must have been a nightmare. How depressed were you this week when he stood before Congress and delivered his First State of the Union address? It must have been absolute torture, especially if you think the Union is in a real state! I feel your pain, but not your sentiments. Because if you have let yourself become so consumed with the wall-building, The Donald’s policies, his business acumen, family, tan, wee hands, hair, faith, morals and his tiresome tirade of tweets, then I suggest you’ve spent too much time absorbing his opponents’ fake news. I say that it is you, not The Donald, who is in need of help and medication. Especially all those on this side of the pond whose narrow-minded view of the world is as dangerous as anything the Donald has said. It is also an insult to the democratic process … [Read more...] about Donald MacLeod: Stop whingeing about Donald Trump… he’s no Putin and should be welcomed
He once described it as "the great nation of my ancestors" but Donald Trump's dealings in Scotland have been dogged by controversy. The US President is fond of invoking his Scottish roots, once declaring "'I feel Scottish" on a visit to his mother's birthplace on the Isle of Lewis in 2008. The late Mary MacLeod Trump was born on the island before emigrating in the 1930s to the US, where she died in August 2000 at the age of 88. Loading article content Mr Trump was a frequent visitor to Scotland during the period when his luxury golf resort on the Menie Estate in Aberdeenshire was never far from the headlines. The plans were called in by ministers and approved by the Scottish Government in 2008 despite having been rejected by the local council amid fierce opposition from residents and environmentalists. Having described then first minister Alex Salmond as "an amazing man", the two fell out spectacularly following the Scottish Government's decision to back an offshore wind … [Read more...] about Will frequent visitor Donald Trump return to Scotland as US President?