Having a clown at a birthday party is an old-school"albeit slightly terrifying"rite of passage that kids have been forced to endure for decades now. But having a birthday party full of mostly clowns is goddamn nightmare fuel. Yet that's the best way to describe the guest list at the little soire that someone decided to throw together for Donald Trump on Monday night in celebration of his 75th birthday"except Melania Trump, the former president's wife of 16 years, was not among them. And Jimmy Kimmel noticed! On Tuesday night, Kimmel shared a quick clip of a video that Donald Trump Jr. (a.k.a. DJ TJ, a.k.a. Fredo) posted to his Instagram of a group of well-wishers singing a poorly orchestrated version of "Happy Birthday" to his dad at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. And to borrow a phrase from the former president himself, it all looked rather sad. But Kimmel was quick to point out that Melania seemed to be MIA. read more
This dumbass should be charged with promoting a scheme to evade income taxes.
Household income rose at a record pace of 21.1% in March as federal-stimulus checks helped fuel an economic revival that is poised to endure with an easing pandemic. read more
Despite deteriorating finances, the Trump campaign was able to stay afloat last year in part thanks to what amounted to "an interest-free loan from unwitting supporters at the most important juncture of the 2020 [presidential] race," a New York Times investigation found. Reporter Shane Goldmacher writes that the campaign used pre-checked boxes, which became "dizzyingly complex" as finances worsened. If donors missed the fine print, what they thought were one-time donations wound up recurring weekly. Another pre-checked box automatically added cash to the amount given. read more
The unemployment rate edged down to 6% as businesses across the country started opening up and rehiring. read more