FALL-OUTS, firings and a volley of f-bombs – Donald Trump’s White House is starting to look like House Of Cards caught up in a fight with The Thick Of It.Just ten days after his appointment, brash White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci was scouring the job adverts again on Monday night.His shock exit, two weeks before his contract even officially began, came after a string of offensive comments and is the latest drama in a shambolic couple of weeks.Splits within Trump’s top teams and the failure to pass any major bills before Congress started their summer break have left commentators – and comedians – struggling to keep pace.We look at an astonishing few days in Washington.NEW York financier Anthony Scaramucci is appointed White House communications director, prompting press secretary Sean Spicer to resign, having been in the job since Trump was sworn in.Spicer had a feisty relationship with the media from the start and had been taking … [Read more...] about From his press secretary Sean Spicer quitting to firing Anthony Scaramucci after 10 days… how Donald Trump’s White House chaos unfolded
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CONOR MCGREGOR and Floyd Mayweather are ready to bring the trash-talking to a new level in Tuesday’s press conference at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.Here’s all the details for Irish fans hoping to catch the event.THE press conference will begin at 10:30pm Irish time (2:30pm local time) on Tuesday July 11.WATCH the unmissable action from the press conference live on thesun.ie here.ON Wednesday McGregor and Mayweather jet to Toronto, Canada. The press conference there starts at 11pm Irish time.Then they make their way to New York for Wednesday evening, and that one starts at midnight Irish time.Then they are off to London on Friday and that press conference starts at 7pm.THE fight takes place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on August 26.PADDY POWER have Mayweather priced at 2/11, with McGregor 4/1 to cause the shock of the century on his boxing debut.McGregor to win by KO is priced at 9/2 while Mayweather is 8/13 to knock out the UFC star.HIS coach John Kavanagh is … [Read more...] about What time is Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather LA press conference, where can I watch it and is there a live stream?
CONOR MCGREGOR and Floyd Mayweather will come face to face for the second time ahead of next month’s super-fight in tonight’s press conference.Here’s everything you need to know about it:What time is it on?The press conference begins at 11.00 pm Irish time (6.00 pm local time) in the Sony Centre in Toronto.Where can I watch it?Watch the unmissable action from the press conference live on thesun.ie here.What happened last night?The two fighters faced off for the first time in the Staples Centre in LA last night and it was an explosive encounter.The Notorious claimed he would knock out Mayweather in just four rounds.He told the crowds: “He is f***ed – there is no other way about it.“His little legs, his little core, his little head… I’m going to knock him out in four rounds.“He will be unconscious in four rounds. The movement power, ferociousness, he’s not experienced this.”Mayweather afterwards played down their explosive … [Read more...] about What time is Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather’s second press conference, where is it on and where can I watch it?
CONOR MCGREGOR and Floyd Mayweather will come face to face for the third time ahead of next month’s super-fight in tonight’s press conference.Here’s everything you need to know about it:What time is it on?The press conference begins at 12.00 pm Irish time (7.00 pm local time) in the Barclays Centre in Brooklyn, New York.Where can I watch it?Watch the unmissable action from the press conference live on thesun.ie here.What happened last night?Last night’s showdown in Toronto was explosive as McGregor sensationally accepted Mayweather’s dare to put his whole fight purse on the line.The UFC star is expected to be easily beaten by the undefeated boxer when they meet next month, but is still displaying his usual arrogance.And when challenged by Mayweather to put his money where his mouth is, The Notorious took up his offer.Mayweather taunted him by saying: “If you believe in yourself like you say you believe in yourself – bet your whole fight cheque … [Read more...] about What time is Conor McGregor v Floyd Mayweather’s third press conference, where is it on and where can I watch it?
CONOR MCGREGOR has been blasted by 50 Cent after he called the hip-hop megastar a b***h at last night’s New York press conference for the Floyd Mayweather fight.The 29-year-old UFC ace took to the stage at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and immediately launched a foul-mouthed attack on New York native 50 Cent.He roared: “What’s up New York city? “50 Cent’s a b****.”The Notorious went on to deny claims that he has made racist remarks towards undefeated boxing star Mayweather.He said: “I want to address something.“Some of the media seems to think I’ve got something against black people.“But I’m half black. I’m black from the bellybutton down!”But 50 Cent was determined to go back at McGregor for his comments – and he has taken to Instagram to issue his reply.It read: "What the f*** wrong wit this white boy, you fighting Floyd not me fool. LOL"Last night's latest media event promoting the superfight was a … [Read more...] about 50 Cent blasts back at Conor McGregor after insult at Floyd Mayweather New York press conference
CONOR McGREGOR was involved in an on-stage bust-up with Floyd Mayweather's bodyguards during a heated New York press conference.'Money' showered the UFC star in one dollar bills from his rucksack and ordered his "goons" over to McGregor's seat.It was at that moment - after Mayweather shouted: "Form Voltron!" - that three of his entourage surrounded McGregor, with his camp then stepping in to prevent fists flying.Later, McGregor walked over to one of Mayweather's entourage and shouted: "Juicehead b***h!"This Brooklyn show was the most bad-tempered of the three so far, with McGregor ditching most of his comedic routine for straight-up swearing and abuse.Mayweather, who walked to the stage draped in an Irish flag before he chucked it to the floor, repeated most of the phrases seen so far in Los Angeles and Toronto.But the Irishman did sway from the norm to address accusations he fired a racist insult at his opponent in Canada.McGregor, wearing a coat he claimed was made from the fur of a … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor in on-stage bust-up with Floyd Mayweather’s bodyguards during heated NYC press conference – as UFC star wears POLAR BEAR coat
CONOR MCGREGOR denied racism claims and said: “I’m half black.”The Notorious and Floyd Mayweather faced off in their third of four press conferences on their world tour in New York ahead of their mega money fight on August 26.The pair made fans wait as they were over two hours late making it on stage – and they didn’t stick around long.Dubliner McGregor was on Wednesday night accused of aiming racist insult to Mayweather after telling his rival ‘dance for me boy’ in the Toronto showing.But the 28-year-old cage brawler – who waltzed into the area in a mink long coat – addressed the point.He said: “I want to address something.“Some of the media seems to think I’ve got something against black people.“But I’m half black. I’m black from the bellybutton down!”The UFC Lightweight champ looked rattled as Money Mayweather followed him around the stage videoing him on his phone.But McGregor brought a … [Read more...] about Conor McGregor denies racism claims as Floyd Mayweather makes it rain at New York press conference
CONOR McGregor and Eddie Alvarez will trade verbal jabs once again when they take to the stage at Madison Square Garden for the UFC 205 pre-fight press conference.McGregor and Alvarez will be joined on stage by fellow title fighters Tyron Woodley, Stephen 'Wonderboy' Thompson, Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Karolina Kowalkiewicz, as well as UFC president Dana White, as they field questions from the press in front of a raucous crowd in New York.Watch the event live via the official live stream below: … [Read more...] about UFC 205: Watch Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez in action at the pre-fight press conference
RAGING Conor McGregor tried to throw a chair at Eddie Alvarez's head and had to be held back by Dana White as blood boiled ahead of their UFC 205 fight.McGregor arrived ten minutes late for the press conference and that forced furious Alvarez to storm off stage saying: "I don't even have an opponent."That came after Alvarez responded to taunts from the pro-McGregor crowd by shouting: "Where's your boy?!"Eventually McGregor arrived, dancing onto the stage in a full-length mink coat, as the packed crowd in the Madison Square Garden theatre delivered a huge reception.And the fans cheers turned to a huge roar as McGregor, seeing Alvarez had left his championship belt on the stage, walked across and took the lightweight belt and sat it on the table in front of him, next to his featherweight belt.An angry Alvarez then stormed back onto the stage and ripped back the belt, prompting an angry exchange between the pair, with McGregor grabbing a chair and threatening to throw it at the … [Read more...] about UFC 205: Conor McGregor tries to throw chair at rival Eddie Alvarez in angry New York press conference
There never has been much love lost between American presidents and journalists. George Washington, the first president of the United States in 1796 told his vice president John Adams who would later become his successor, that one of the reasons he was not inclined to run for a third term was that he was "disinclined to be longer buffeted in the public prints by a set of infamous scribblers." Thomas Jefferson, the third president, who is generally hailed as a patron of a free press, in 1807 wrote to a politician intending to start a newspaper: "Nothing can now be believed which is seen in a newspaper. Truth itself becomes suspicious by being put into that polluted vehicle." More than 150 years later, in 1972, President Richard Nixon told his national security adviser Henry Kissinger to "never forget. The press is the enemy. The establishment is the enemy. The professors are the enemy." Read: The truth will out: the Pulitzer Prize in the Trump era Rocky relationships … [Read more...] about Presidents always rail against the press, but not like Trump