Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Oct 19, 2016
October 19, 2016
Posturing, Posing, Polling and Press Releases:
Sometimes you gotta look to the experts! Just in time for debate number three, JANE GOODALL --the world's foremost expert on apes-- says "DONALD TRUMP debates like a chimp in a dominance ritual."
"In many ways the performances of Donald Trump remind me of male chimpanzees and their dominance rituals," she told The Atlantic's JAMES FALLOWS. Male chimpanzees try to impress rivals with aggressive behavior, such as stamping and throwing rocks and she noted "The more vigorous and imaginative the display," the more likely it is that the chimp will rise atop the hierarchy and remain.
During his GOP primary debates, Goodall says Trump reminded her of a particular chimp named Mike.
PRESIDENT OBAMA's half-brother, MALIK OBAMA, says he'll attend tonight's presidential debate in Las Vegas as a guest of DONALD TRUMP. He tells the New York Post, "I'm excited to be at the debate. Trump can make America great again."
Malik Obama is 58-years old, and the president's sibling on his father's side. He's a U.S. citizen who splits his time between his home country of Kenya and Washington, DC, where he's lived since 1985. (Pacelli)
Stars and their movies:
Whadda surprise --political activist and filmmaker MICHAEL MOORE has made a movie about DONALD TRUMP.
Michael debuted the movie --which he was working on until just about the last minute-- last night at New York City's IFC Center.
Called "Michael Moore in TrumpLand," the film will be at theatres in New York and Los Angeles this weekend and also available on iTunes.
Deadline reports the film is based on a one-man play that Moore was trying to mount recently at Newark's Midland Theatre in Ohio. But Michael says before he could get on stage, the management would not let him go on because as they considered him too controversial.
Trolling for IQ points:
Note to all political haters, if you're going to destroy a rival sign, don't film it and put it on social media. MANUEL RETIZ of Cape Coral, Florida, is NOT a DONALD TRUMP fan and recorded himself destroying one of the candidate's signs. He intentionally drove off the road and over the sign, filmed the entire thing and posted it on Facebook. Police caught up with him at his house and charged him with criminal mischief. (Myers)
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