Do you even lift?
What the White House Press Corps is Talking About:
Self-loathing; were we the ones who boosted Barack Obama’s Spotify summer playlists to the top of the charts?
Seriously Though, His Lists Were Clicked:
“If he wants a job curating music when this presidential gig is over, we’d take him in a second,” said Spotify spokesman Jonathan Prince to the New York Times about Obama’s impressive summer jams.According to Prince, people actually listened to the playlists in their entirety, which is what made the POTUS summer day & night lists reach number one on Spotify within a day of their release last week.
Not to be outdone, Biden on Friday released his summer playlist — and no one cared.
Glossy Society Mag Reveals Malia Obama’s Internship:
September’s Town & Country (which I religiously read every month because aspirational heroin), notes in a blurb about Sasha and Malia Obama as next-generation social swans that Malia is going abroad for her gap year.
The White House is mum on her plans, but a diplomatically connected source of mine confirmed the item is correct and the elder Obama daughter will shortly be Madrid-bound for her internship.
Makes sense? Follow me here: the United States Ambassador to Spain is James Costos, a former HBO executive and big Obama fundraiser, who hosted Obama for an event in California as recently as October 2015. And (still with me?), his partner is famed interior decorator Michael S. Smith, who in 2008 redid the White House residential quarters for the Obamas, and went on to update the Oval Office décor in 2010. Obama has called Ambassador Costos and Smith “great friends.”
Trumps Are Like, “Vacation, Please”:
With the talk of a Trump late-summer meltdown, instead of jumping in to help, top surrogates Ivanka Trump and husband Jared Kushner hightailed it to Croatia.
Captioned: “Sight seeing with @WendiMurdoch in Dubrovnik,” this weekend pic from Ivanka’s Instagram showcased the literal distance from her father’s much-touted floundering campaign. Oh, also, in March the rumor mill went bananas with word of Murdoch’s romance with Vladimir Putin, so conspiracy theorists are having a field day with this one.
Obama, Late Night:
The White House press corps got a later-side pool update from New York Times’ Gardiner Harris that the presidential motorcade was on the move at 10:42 p.m. in Martha’s Vineyard, definitely an odd time for Obama to head out. Harris updated that the president and family were going to Lola’s, a Southern seafood joint with live music, most nights until 1 a.m. The White House would only say “the First Family is joining friends for a social event,” which kept them out until 12:40 a.m.
What The Beltway is Talking About:
Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski’s tweet of a link to a New York Times storyabout handwritten ledgers showing $12.7 million in undisclosed payments made out to current Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort from a pro-Russia political party in Ukraine.
Lewandowski’s tweet right before that was an RT of a @realDonaldTrump tweet about how the New York Times is garbage.
What America is Talking About:
Flooding in Louisiana that’s left thousands homeless.
Trump to Lay Out ISIS Strategy:
Trump will be speaking about his plan to fight terrorism today at a campaign event in Ohio. The three pillars of his strategy, according to campaign staff who spoke yesterday to reporters on a conference call, are 1. questioning immigrants from countries with ties to terrorism 2. new alliances to fight terrorism 3. foreign policy “realism” instead of “nation building.”
Do You Even Lift?:
Clinton and Kaine each released severals years of tax records Friday, as well as a list of how much Clinton made giving speeches in 2013 ($400,000 for an October speech for the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago!).
A letter from Clinton’s physician was also included in the documents. It described Clinton as a “healthy 67-year-old female,” listed her medical history, including her 2012 concussion, and says she “eats a diet rich in lean protein, vegetables and fruit,” and “exercises regularly, including yoga, swimming, walking, and weight training.”
Yup, Hillary Clinton lifts.
Look at How Comfortable This Man at Trump’s Saturday Connecticut Rally Looks:
Getty Images: John Moore
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