Fourth-Graders Read Donald Trump’s Speeches And It’s Like They Wrote Them

Jimmy Kimmel poked fun at the speeches President Donald Trump has been giving on his first big trip abroad as president on Thursday.

After likening Trump?s use of simple vocabulary in his scripted addresses to ?a fourth-grade book report,? the late night host drafted in a bunch of actual fourth-graders to read out some excerpts.

Find out they ?stack up with the big kid in the Oval Office? in the clip above.

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Montana Station Won’t Air Recording Of GOP Candidate’s Attack On Journalist

If Montana residents tuned into the local news Wednesday night on NBC affiliate KECI, they wouldn?t have heard an audio recording of Republican House candidate Greg Gianforte attacking Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs, even as it got widespread airplay on national television and online. 

?NBC Montana takes pride in reporting only verifiable facts from independent, reliable sources, officials and documents, regardless of what is reported by other media outlets,? anchor Laurel Staples explained to the 10 p.m. audience. (A similar statement appeared in KECI?s online reports).

Earlier that evening, The Guardian posted a recording in which Jacobs is heard asking Gianforte a question about health care policy right before the candidate snaps. Jacobs? recording, which contradicted claims by Gianforte?s campaign that the ?liberal journalist? was the aggressor, quickly became a key part of the unfolding story.

Before the night was over, Gianforte ? squaring off Thursday against Democrat Rob Quist in a special House election ? had been charged with misdemeanor assault.

KECI?s coverage ? or lack thereof ? drew attention on Twitter in part because the station was recently bought by Sinclair Broadcast Group, which has a history of boosting Republican candidates. The conservative-leaning media company owns 173 outlets nationwide and is poised to add dozens. The Washington Post and the New York Times have reported on how Sinclair?s management has tilted local news stations to the right through story-selection and framing of events.

KECI Vice President and General Manager Tamy Wagner told HuffPost in an email that the station ?did not have specific instructions or any instruction from Sinclair,? in its handing of the Gianforte story.

?We do not put unverified information and audio tapes on the air in any case, political figure or not,? she said.

Instead, Missoula-based KECI essentially framed the incident as a ?he said/he said? dispute between Gianforte and Jacobs.

Jacobs? recording was aired during a Thursday segment on the ?Today? show, the national morning show broadcast on local NBC affiliates like KECI. Still, the station?s newscasts opted not to run it.

The newscasts on Wednesday night and Thursday morning also failed to acknowledge that Jacob?s version of events had been quickly backed up by a Fox News reporter?s eyewitness account.

?Gianforte grabbed Jacobs by the neck with both hands and slammed him into the ground behind him,? wrote Fox News reporter Alicia Acuno, who was present with two colleagues. ?… I watched in disbelief as Gianforte then began punching the reporter. As Gianforte moved on top of Jacobs, he began yelling something to the effect of, ?I?m sick and tired of this!??

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Dad’s Shares Safety Warning For Parents Whose Kids Play Baseball

A Pennsylvania dad?s viral Facebook post is spreading a safety message for parents of young baseball players. 

On May 16, John Curtin posted a photo of his son?s Under Armour heart guard shirt ? a special garment designed to protect athletes from potentially deadly blows to the chest. 

?For all you parents that have children that pitch, do me a favor and run out and buy a heart guard shirt for your child,? Curtin wrote in the caption. ?My 11 year old Ryan wears one, and it literally might have saved his life today.?

The dad described his son?s scary ordeal.  ?He was pitching and one of the hardest hit line drives came back and hit him straight dead center in the chest and the heart guard absorbed the hit. He was in a lot of pain but a lot better than the alternative.?

One of Ryan?s coaches, who is an EMT, reportedly told Curtin that if his son hadn?t been wearing the heart guard shirt, the outcome might?ve been a lot worse. 

?It was one of the scariest moments I ever had with my kids,? the dad wrote, adding that he took his son to urgent care for chest X-rays. 

Curtin?s post has been shared over 94,000 times. He told Scary Mommy that the X-rays came back clear, and Ryan is OK. 

There is debate surrounding the effectiveness of chest protectors in preventing commotio cordis ? a rare but often fatal disruption of the heart?s rhythm due to blunt impact to the chest area. Still, for many parents, the possibility of protection that heart guards promise give them peace of mind. 

?If you want your child to wear one fine, but don?t think that nothing can still happen,? wrote one commenter.

Added another, ?Parenting is about protecting your children from as much as humanly possible, not weighing the odds.?

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The First Trailer For Beloved YA Book-Turned-Movie ‘Wonder’ Is Here

Devoted fans of the YA book ?Wonder? are in for a treat because Lionsgate Movies has finally dropped the first trailer for the movie adaptation.

Written by Raquel Jaramillo under the pen name R.J. Palacio, ?Wonder? captures the life of fifth-grader Auggie Pullman, who has a facial deformity for which he has undergone multiple surgeries. In the movie, Jacob Tremblay, who made waves in Hollywood after starring in the Oscar-nominated film ?Room,? portrays Auggie. His co-stars include Owen Wilson, Julia Roberts, Mandy Patinkin and ?Hamilton? star Daveed Diggs.  

The trailer, which has been trending on YouTube, highlights Auggie?s struggles as he begins fifth grade and as he gets bullied and finds it difficult to make friends. In the end, he ends up teaching his peers an important lesson. The focus of the movie seems to be summed up in one line in the trailer: ?You can?t blend in when you were born to stand out.?

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