RNC. Trump supporter Stephen Baldwin gives cryptic answer when asked about where he stands on gay marriage.
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) July 20, 2016
THIS MEANS WAR. Taylor Swift isn’t backing down from plans to sue Kanye West and Kim Kardashian for recording their phone conversation that Kim leaked on Snapchat.
SOCIAL MEDIA. Twitter to crack down on bully and trolls in wake of Leslie Jones’ brutal online harassment: “We know many people believe we have not done enough to curb this type of behavior on Twitter. We agree.”
VITRIOL. Have we reached peak Hillary hate?
PLAGIARISM. Melania Trump’s speechwriter, Meredith McIver, comes forward and owns to stealing from Michelle Obama’s 2008 convention speech: “What this actually means is that every defense and refutation the Trump campaign and top GOP officials have been pushing are lies. It also means that Melania Trump knew the words she spoke, having spoken them before, were cribbed from Michelle Obama’s speech.”
Meredith McIver statement pic.twitter.com/6bSgp6kKOH
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) July 20, 2016
WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE. Leslie Jones and Kristen Wiig reveal what dead celebrities they want to sleep with.
MAN GROOMING. Is Donald Trump a metrosexual and a manscaper? “Now, witness those eyebrows. They are not waxed. I am just dying to get my tweezer near those bushy unibrows of fake blondness to see what treasure lies beneath. Also does he have even have chest hair? I’m going to bet he does. But what color is it? Unlike President Kennedy and Obama, who do not have chest hair, Donald is typically bundled up in a suit coat. When he goes casual, he sports a polo. So we may never find what lurks beneath. Then again, I just might not want to know, nor do I want to see paparazzi shots of him lounging in Palm Beach.”
RIP. Jeffrey Montgomery, founder of the Triangle Foundation, the predecessor to Equality Michigan, has passed away.
JOHN KASICH. Ohio Governor was reportedly offered the chance to be “most powerful VP in history” by Trump campaign. Trump denies he personally made an offer to Kasich.
NORTH CAROLINA. Gov. Pat McCrory signed a “fix” to anti-LGBT bathroom bill HB 2 that doesn’t actually fix anything.
A BIG, BEAUTIFUL WALL. Street artists construct a border wall around Donald Trump’s star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame: “The wall only measures 6 inches high, but its statement is mighty.”
TURKEY. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declares state of emergency for 3 months following failed coupe attempt: “In a late-night televised address, Erdogan, who has been carrying out a large-scale purge of the country’s institutions, sought to reassure the country that the measure – which will be in force for three months – would “protect” democratic freedoms. But the move consolidates more power in the president’s hands, allowing him to rule by decree.”
HUMP DAY HOTTIE. Sid Garabato.