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February 6, 2020

President Trump is seemingly tying his impeachment acquittal to some higher power.

Trump made his first appearance after the Senate's impeachment trial wrapped up at Thursday morning's National Prayer Breakfast, an annual event that's supposed to transcend politics. But Trump mostly used it to brag about his recent acquittal, starting with him wordlessly waving around "acquitted" headlines as some of the audience cheered.

Trump did eventually turn to faith during his remarks at the breakfast — specifically, mocking his rivals for theirs. "I don't like people who use their faith as justification for doing what they know is wrong," Trump said in a likely attack on Sen. Mitt Romney's (R-Utah) vote to convict Trump based on his "oath before God." "Nor do I like people who say, 'I pray for you,' when they know that that's not so," Trump said in a nameless shot at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who was sitting in the room. Kathryn Krawczyk

January 17, 2020

Apparently Lara Trump didn't get the message about former Vice President Joe Biden's stutter.

Trump, who's married to President Trump's son Eric, decided to take a low blow at Biden during a Women for Trump event in Iowa on Thursday night. "I feel kind of sad for Joe Biden," she said, because "I'm supposed to want him to fail at every turn, but every time he comes on stage or they turn to him I'm like 'Joe can you get it out? Let's get the words out Joe.'"

Lara Trump probably should've heard by now that Biden worked to overcome the "debilitating stutter" he had as a child — a lesson former Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders learned when she mocked him for the same thing less than a month ago. Or perhaps she should've just followed first lady Melania Trump's "be best" advice and avoided sinking that low in the first place. Kathryn Krawczyk

June 26, 2018

After losing the Democratic primary in New York's 14th congressional district Tuesday night, Rep. Joe Crowley picked up his guitar and dedicated a song to the victor.

"This is for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez," Crowley said, before launching into "Born to Run." Ocasio-Cortez, 28, defeated Crowley, a 10-term congressman, in her first ever political race. Crowley also tweeted his congratulations to Ocasio-Cortez, and said he looks "forward to supporting her and all Democrats this November. The Trump administration is a threat to everything we stand for here in Queens and the Bronx, and if we don't win back the House this November, we will lose the nation we love."

Crowley's loss came as a surprise to many, as he was one of the top Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives. "It has been the honor of a lifetime to represent Queens and the Bronx," he said. "I am proud of the race we ran and, more importantly, proud of all the work we've done to advance this community." Catherine Garcia

August 19, 2016

If you missed your chance to gawk at or take a selfie with the life-size nude sculptures of Donald Trump that appeared in Manhattan, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, and Cleveland on Thursday, well, NBC News has a tastefully blurred Tour de Trump au Naturel so you can vicariously relive the juvenile hijinks, but with jaunty music:

The statues feature a pudgy, naked Trump with regular sized hands but notably small genitalia. Ginger, the monster-crafting artist who made the "Emperor Has No Balls" sculptures for the Indecline collective, said he expected the statutes to stay up for no longer than 30-45 minutes, but at least in New York's Union Square, the city Parks Department did not seem to be in a huge rush to dismantle the installation. And after they did, Parks Department spokesman Sam Biederman sent this statement to Gothamist: "NYC Parks stands firmly against any unpermitted erection in city parks, no matter how small." New York, man. Peter Weber

October 19, 2015

It's safe to say Michigan punter Blake O'Neill's weekend could have gone better. He fumbled with just seconds left in Saturday's contest versus rival Michigan State, and the Spartans recovered the ball to score the game-winning touchdown and thwart the upset that had seemed all but certain.

As if living with the game's crushing outcome wasn't enough, O'Neill has had to field online harassment from his team's fans since the botched play. The Twitter jabs, many of which have now been deleted, ranged from telling him to cut his hands off to mocking his Australian heritage to suggesting he take his own life, MLive.com reports.

On Sunday, Michigan athletic director Jim Hackett wrote an open letter to the Wolverine community in an attempt to put an end to the hostility.

"I'm asking that our community not lose this game twice by condoning thoughtless comments," he wrote.

In addition to Michigan staff, some fans put aside their disappointment and stuck by O'Neill. Julie Kliegman

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