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Woman Scales Statue of Liberty in Protest of Donald Trump

The Statue of Liberty in New York City was shut down for most of July Fourth this week after a woman actually managed to hoist herself all the way up to the robes of this iconic pretend woman.

(To be accurate, seven protesters holding a banner that read "Abolish I.C.E." actually stood at the base of this national monument prior to tha above incident, prompting officials to close the statue to tourists.

But it was the woman and her climb that got all the national attention.)

Not until the woman was apprehended by authorities did we learn her name and a little more about her background.

Her name is Therese Okoumou and she is a native of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

According to various news outlets, Okoumou told police that she scaled all the way up this monumentto protest the separation of immigrant children from parents who cross the U.S.-Mexico border illegally.

This has been a prominent issue of national debate for weeks now, with stars such as Amber Heard making their opinions on the topic well known.

The activist group behind the Abolish I.C.E. sign, Rise and Resist, Tweeted that the climber wasn’t connected to its demonstration and expressed concern for her safety, although we believe she did not suffer any injuries.

Okoumou, 44, has lived in The Big Apple for the past 10 years.

Police with safety ropes had to go up, grab her and bring her down as she sat under the sandal of the statue for several minutes late yesterday afternoon.

She was eventually tethered between two officers and climbed down to the promontory via a ladder to safety.

“No one in the group knew this was going to happen,” Rise and Resist member Jay Walker told the New York Daily News, adding:

“We don’t know if she did it on the spur of the moment or if she had been planning it beforehand."

Once she reached her destination, Okoumou held up a T-shirt that supported her case, as you can see in the photo above.

"At first, she wasn't friendly with us, but we took the time to get a rapport with her so that took a while," Officer Brian Glacken said in a news conference Wednesday evening, elaborating as follows:

"She just kind of mentioned the kids in Texas. I guess the whole debate that's going on about that. In the beginning, she threatened to push us off, push the ladder off, but we stayed with her…

"She actually apologized to us for having to go up and get her."

Watch the video at the top of this post to learn more and to see this protest/rescue in action.

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DeAndre Hopkins Says Donald Trump is Too ‘Closed-Minded’ To Listen To NFL Players

Texans superstar DeAndre Hopkins says there isn’t much chance NFL players and Donald Trump will ever have serious talks over their issues … ‘cause D-Hop says POTUS is too “closed-minded” to listen. We got DeAndre — who was one of many in…

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DeAndre Hopkins Says Donald Trump is Too ‘Closed-Minded’ To Listen To NFL Players

Texans superstar DeAndre Hopkins says there isn’t much chance NFL players and Donald Trump will ever have serious talks over their issues … ‘cause D-Hop says POTUS is too “closed-minded” to listen. We got DeAndre — who was one of many in…

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Late-Night Hosts Collude to Scoff at Donald Trump

NO COLLUSION, huh, Donald Trump?

WITCH HUNT, really, Donald Trump?

Conan O'Brien, Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Fallon have teamed up to prove the President of the United States wrong.

In a very unusual move, these three late-night talk show hosts came together on Tuesday night to record a shared video that opened each of their programs.

After Trump singled out these comedians during a rally in South Carolina, O'Brien, Colbert and Fallon united to make fun of the Commander-in-Chief.

In the footage above, Colbert FaceTimes at first with Fallon over the computer, referring to his television competitor as a "lost soul," to which Fallon slams Colbert as a "low life."

These are the insults, of course, used by Trump in regard to these stars at his aforementioned rally.

"[I] heard he said some pretty bad stuff about us," Fallon says to Colbert at one point in this clip, prior to the hosts adding O'Brien to their call.

But Conan is shaving and acts shocked that Trump is actually the President. (Join the club, man,. Join the club.)

This unprecedented move by these hosts followed a mini Twitter feud Fallon found himself engaged in with Trump.

After the President learned that Fallon regretted tussling then-candidate Trump's hair during a Tonight Show appearance in September of 2016, The Donald told Jimmy to "be a man" and quit "whimpering," adding that Fallon called him after this appearance and the two talked about that show's huge ratings.

In response, Fallon first donated to an organization in Texas that seems to reunite immigrant parents with their stolen kids.

He then said Trump never called him, is therefore a giant liar, and expressed shock that he was in such a feud to begin with.

(Seriously, Jimmy Fallon spends every episode trying NOT to get into any feuds with anyone. He entire professional goal each and everyday is to be as innocent and harmless and jovial as one can be.)

So this is where we now are, folks.

Donald Trump claimed he would bring people together as President and he has managed to actually keep this promise.

We just didn't realize he meant those people would be quasi rivals Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon and Conan O'Brien.

Check out their mutual and hilarious cold open above.

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Jimmy Fallon Roasts Donald Trump Mercilessly After Twitter Feud

After Jimmy Fallon tried to walk back some of his 2016 friendliness towards Donald Trump, the POTUS let him have it on Twitter. 

Specifically, Trump demanded that Jimmy Fallon "man up" and not apologize for humanizing Trump during a critical election year.

Fallon responded by donating to a group working to help immigrants. He also went after Trump in a monologue. Watch!

Jimmy fallon tussles donald trumps hair

So, Jimmy Fallon expressed regrets for that shameful incident in which he had Donald Trump on as a guest during the 2016 election.

At the time, Fallon ruffled Trump's hair as if Trump were just some eccentric reality star and not a clear and present danger to American ideals and freedoms.

Trump saw Fallon's regrets and, as he is want to do, flipped out on Twitter. So Jimmy Fallon responded in his monologue.

"Before we begin," Fallon tells his audience. "I just wanna give a shout out to our show’s number one fan — the President of the United States!"

Picking up on his intention, the audience applauds — something that you're not likely to hear Trump elicit outside of one of his infamous rallies.

Fallon slash trump

Jimmy sets the stage.

"As you may have heard last night," Fallon says, explaining the premise. "The President of the United States went after me on Twitter."

"So Melania, if you're watching, I don't think your anti-bullying campaign is working."

Melania's proposed bullying campaign has been a source of many jokes, even before she shared that it was called "Be Best."

It seems that Melania doesn't really care.

"When I saw that Trump insulted me on Twitter," Fallon explains. "I was gonna tweet back immediately, but I thought, 'I have more important things to do.'"

That line, of course, is just a set-up for his punchline.

"Then I thought, 'Wait, shouldn't he have more important things to do?!'" Fallon exclaims. "He's the president! What are you doing? Why are you tweeting at me?"

Many have lamented that Trump spends so much time on Twitter. But that pales beside his record-breaking time spent golfing.

Jimmy fallon with donald trump

"Crazy," Fallon says. "The President went after me on Twitter. It's pretty much the only thing I have in common with NFL players."

Trump has, of course, been famously critical of football players who kneel in protest of rampant anti-black violence.

"In response," Fallon says, reiterating what he had already tweeted. "I made a donation in Trump's name to the Refugee And Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services."

RAICES is an organization that many see as the perfect counter to Trump's preference of placing refugees, asylum seekers, and others who cross the border in internment camps.

"Or RAICES," Fallon says, leading up to his next joke. "When Trump heard that, he was like: 'I love RAICES, they're my favorite peanutbutter cup.'"

Jimmy fallon golden globes promo pic

Fallon then proceeds to deliver some mild burns to Trump.

"A new poll found that 58 percent of Americans think President Trump is intelligent," Fallon cites.

Sorry if that statistic crushes the final vestiges of anyone's lingering faith in humanity or the American public.

Fallon jokes: "In response, Trump was like, 'Ok, what did the other 58 percent say?'"

Fallon then moves on to poking fun at Trump's lack of geopolitical savvy.

"And today at the White House, Trump met with the King and Queen of Jordan," Fallon says. "Which got awkward when Trump thanked the King of Jordan for giving us Michael."

That line refers to Michael Jordan, a famous baseball player.

Fallon then went on to make quips about Sarah Huckabee Sanders getting asked to leave a restaurant and then about Trump's angry Twitter response that better resembled a Yelp review.

Jimmy fallon on his show

Is Jimmy Fallon especially funny? Not in this monologue.

(You can enjoy the monologue because of its politics without finding it to be a laugh riot)

Should he be forgiven for his hair-ruffling humanization of Donald Trump during such a critical election year? Probably not, but history will be the judge.

But it is definitely not appropriate for the President of the United States to use his position to attack comedians. Or restaurants. Or political rivals. Or, you know, people with brown skin.

Considering that Trump locked up a couple thousand kids in cages and called for Samantha Bee to be fired, his attack on Fallon was relatively mild.

Good for Fallon for using the opportunity to donate to a good cause, though. He deserves credit for that.

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