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Robert De Niro was on the famed stage of the Apollo Theater Wednesday night — and he was singing the same old song. The actor was introducing an HBO documentary about the legendary Harlem venue — which doesn’t contain a single reference to President Trump — but nonetheless, he ranted for the millionth time about the prez. “Every time I set foot in this hall of art and entertainment I can feel its incredible history,” De Niro said before a screening of “The Apollo.” “In these disturbing times when the administration is promoting divisiveness, and racism, by being here tonight we are making a statement that we reject it.” He added, to a crowd that included Smokey Robinson, Angela Bassett and Keegan-Michael Key, “No, you don’t, not in this house, not on this stage.” These days, it seems that De Niro cannot step on a stage or see a camera without launching into a Trump tirade. Then again, Trump did tweet last year that De Niro was “a very low IQ individual,” who had “received to [sic] many shots to the head by real boxers in movies.”
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In an I.Q.-test tournament devised by Donald Trump to determine the smartest person in his Administration, Trump suffered a humiliating defeat on Tuesday, getting knocked out in the first round by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos. Trump had personally created the brackets for the tournament, which he had hoped would lead to an I.Q.-championship showdown between him and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. “He was determined to face Betsy in the first round,” a White House source said of Trump. “He thought it would be like a bye week.” Trump was stung by DeVos’s upset win, however, and lashed out at the I.Q. test itself, calling it both “fake” and “rigged,” according to the source. test,” the source said. “He had forgotten there was a spelling section.” Elsewhere in the I.Q. tournament, other members of the Trump family were knocked out in the first round as well, with Ivanka Trump falling to Vice-President Mike Pence; Donald Trump, Jr., losing to Trump’s press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders; and Jared Kushner reportedly suffering a lopsided defeat at the hands of Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. Trump’s son Eric did not participate in the tournament. “That would have been cruel,” the source said.
Donald Trump has challenged his secretary of state to “compare IQ tests”, if Rex Tillerson did call the president a “moron” as reported. Trump said: “I think it’s fake news. What did the president say about you? We’ve designed an interactive quiz. The US is set for a fresh battle over climate change after the Trump administration moved to tear up the country’s primary policy to lower emissions and stave off dangerous global warming. Steve Bannon called Donald Trump’s selection of Mike Pence as his vice-presidential candidate “unfortunate” on the day it was announced, according to leaked emails: “This is the price we pay for cruzbots and #nevertrump movement. GOP Sen. Susan Collins to make an announcement on Friday about whether she'll run for governor of Maine.