Penn, who worked at the White House during the Obama Administration is funny but his questions aren’t always easy. Clinton got that on this Tuesday’s episode.
The new show, Kal Penn Approves This Message, comes from his perspective as a political strategist and former White House staffer, It is a six-episode series, that premiered Tuesday on Freeform and is touted as being non-partisan.
During the latest episode Penn says to Clinton, “when I had the chance to book you, it reminds me of several conversations I had with my friends, right, I think Secretary Clinton has agreed to join us for our show, there was a lot of pushback from Democratic friends, I know you know it’s there she might be too polarizing, do you really want a polarizing guest on an episode of this new show…”
“I was going to ask you, how that makes you feel it’s sort of like how Kumail Nanjiani, getting all the acting jobs now that he’s really ripped…is that frustrating or is it exhausting?”
Hillary taken a bit back by the question, responded “Now, why am I polarizing? Well, I’m a really pushy woman when you come to think about it.”
As stated in news reports Penn’s show explores “issues relevant to Millennial and Gen Z voters — including education, health care, and climate change — in an attempt to boost turnout this November.”
Watch the whole interview below…
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Trump: Tanks to Ukraine could escalate to use of ‘NUKES’
Former President Donald Trump stated bluntly on Truth Social, “FIRST COME THE TANKS, THEN COME THE NUKES. Get this crazy war ended, NOW. So easy to do!”
Trump was referring to the escalation of war in Ukraine. He, like many other commentators and lawmakers, are warning that the decision to continue sending weapons – and now tanks – could potentially lead to the use of “nuclear weapons.”
It’s mission creep and it’s dangerous, they say.
Why? Because Russian President Valdimir Putin has indicated in two different speeches that he would use nuclear weapons to defend Russia, if needed. Those warnings are not just bluster but a very real possibility.
And the escalation of war is visible.
Russia launched 55 missiles strikes across Ukraine Thursday, leaving 11 dead. The strikes come one day after the United States and Germany agreed to send tanks to Ukraine in an effort to aide the country. 47 of the 55 missiles were shot down according to Ukraine’s Air Force command.
Eleven lives were lost and another 11 were injured additionally leaving 35 buildings damaged in the wake of the attacks. According to The New York Times, Denys Shmyhal, said in a post on Telegram. “The main goal is energy facilities, providing Ukrainians with light and heat,” he said.
Ukraine is now demanding that they need F-16 fighter jets. In a post on twitter Ukrainian lawmaker, Oleksiy Goncharenko said, “Missiles again over Ukraine. We need F16.”
Morning. Missiles again over Ukraine. We need F16.
— Oleksiy Goncharenko (@GoncharenkoUa) January 26, 2023
The US has abstained from sending advanced jets in the chances that a volatile decision could foster more dangerous attacks like former President Trump’s post on Truth referred to. If the US did authorize the decision to lend Ukraine the F-16 jets Netherlands’ foreign minister, Wopke Hoekstra, would be willing to supply them. According to The New York Times, Hoekstra told Dutch lawmakers, “We are open-minded… There are no taboos.”
F-16 fighter jets are complex to work on, they are not the average aircraft that can be learned in a matter of weeks. It can take months for pilots to learn how to fly these birds. European and US officials have the concern that Ukrainian forces could potentially use the jets to fly into Russian airspace and launch attacks on Russian soil.
Western allies are trying to avoid such a provocation, because that could lead to nuclear warfare in reference to what Putin has said he would do to defend his country.
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