CNN's Chris Cuomo laughed nervously at the "frightening" parallels between the way his 15-year-old and the president of the United States use their cell phones on New Day on Tuesday.
"President Trump is using his personal cell phone more than he had been in the past year," Alisyn Camerota began, citing a CNN report that suggests Trump is back on his less-secure device when talking to outside advisers. Cuomo then jumped in with some well-rehearsed fatherly scolding: Trump is on the phone "when he's supposed to be studying," Cuomo said. "This is a very teachable moment. You have to say to him in this moment if you're [Chief of Staff] John Kelly, 'Look, we let you use this phone, it's a privilege. It's not a right. And if you don't use it the right way, we're going to take it from you until we know that you can use it responsibly.'"
"And you're going to be grounded!" pitched in Camerota.
Cuomo observed that "this is the exact conversation I have, and lose, with my 15-year-old on a regular basis." Watch the humorous comparison below. Jeva Lange
The president of the United States is one of the most powerful people on the globe, the leader of the free world. Of course, he also fills another role once a year — that as the feared and respected turkey pardoner.
This year was President Obama's last turkey pardon, an affair his daughters finally decided to bail out on entirely. But even if Malia and Sasha weren't present, Obama did not skimp on his dad jokes. Here are the six worst (or, if you're a dad, the best). Jeva Lange
1. "Tater is here in a backup roll just in case Tot can't fulfill his duties. He's kind of like the vice turkey. We're working on getting him a pair of aviator glasses."
2. "It is my great privilege — well, it's my privilege — well, let's just say it's my job to grant them clemency this afternoon."
4. "For the past seven years I've established another tradition: Embarrassing my daughters with a corny-copia of dad jokes about turkeys."
5. "I want to take a moment to recognize the brave turkeys who weren't so lucky, who didn't get to ride the gravy train to freedom, who met their fate with courage and sacrifice and proved that they weren't chicken."
President Obama: I'd like to recognize turkeys that met their fate w/ courage and "proved that they weren't chicken" https://t.co/XLfNal6bLk