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Junk Food Blog

Specials of the Week: Inauguration Edition

Posted by XUMO on Jan 20, 2017 11:04:22 AM

This week on the Junk Food Blog, we bring you a bromance for the ages, psychic predictions of 2020 campaign messaging mixed with a nice horror movie homage, a guide to the inauguration and early days of the Trump presidency…and the funniest darn dog and cat videos 2017 has to offer (all two weeks of it!). And now we’ve just saved you 45 minutes of searching for something to watch on your TV guide, Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go and whatever else you have lumped into your home TV entertainment bill this month—because this stuff is all free right here on XUMO. You can use that time to start learning a foreign language, begin tax season prep, get a workout in to work off some of that holiday weight (stupid Santa sugar cookies with the icing and sprinkles on top!), or you could just watch some more funny animal tug of war videos on The Pet Collective—yeah, we’re not opting for the workout, either. Enjoy the dog on dog tug of war!

WATCH: President Trump Bids Farewell to Obamas

There have been a lot of unanswered questions floating around such as, "Will President Trump take a different tone than President-Elect Trump once sworn in? Will he get rid of NATO? Who exactly are these people he’s filling his cabinet with?" But, before we find out answers to any of these questions, watch President Trump bid farewell to the former first family, the Obamas. Watch here on the Bloomberg Politics channel on XUMO.

WATCH: Donald Trump Reveals 2020 Campaign Slogan

Yes, you read that right. President Donald Trump has already locked in a campaign slogan for the next election cycle and he’s already telling people how great it will be. The slogan is, “Keep America Great!” and you’ve got to admire (or be confused by) the confidence of a man revealing that he plans to campaign based on the success he hasn’t yet had. It’s an interesting time in politics and Veuer has coverage of the new campaign slogan—years ahead of its time—here on XUMO. Oh, and by the way, if you’re thinking, “You know, I really think I’ve heard that slogan before!” You have. It’s from The Purge: Election Year—you know, the less than stellar sequel to The Purge, a horror film about a dystopian United States here the strong and the rich murder the poor and the weak one night a year just to get it out of their system. I’m not sure the films are meant to be aspirational but, hey, to each their own.

WATCH: Joe Biden’s Top 10 Moments

Let’s see here, so this week we have the inauguration of a new president who just about everyone has strong feelings about one way or the other, the exit of a president with some of the highest outgoing approval numbers in the past 40 years, the NFL conference championship games, the announced return of Will & Grace…and all we can focus on is the nostalgia of all the good times with Vice President Joe Biden. From his bromance with President Obama, to his aviator shades, to his use of the word “malarkey,” he will be missed by many across the political spectrum. Feeling nostalgic for Joe? Check out some of his top moments on Vanity Fair’s XUMO channel here.

It's been a busy week, so here's something to make you smile.

WATCH: 14 Funny Pet Videos 2017

There are A LOT of serious issues taking center stage this week and we at XUMO need a break. That’s why we’re running this new 2017 compilation of funny pet videos around the offices—why be up to date on the latest political news when you can watch a dog try to figure out how to deal with a lemon or a cat claim a laptop as her domain. So, take a break from the troubles of the real world and enjoy the struggles of a cute husky trying to catch a miniature racecar flying around the track on The Pet Collective’s XUMO channel!

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Topics: Election, Junk Food Blog

Specials of the Week: #ElectionResults

Posted by XUMO on Nov 9, 2016 1:40:01 PM

And that’s a wrap. Whether you’re elated, devastated or just deeply, deeply concerned, the election is over. We know Donald Trump is the President-Elect, but beyond that there’s still a lot to unpack. How will this unprecedented and unlikely election result impact financial markets and the world economy? Will Trump be gracious in victory? How are Trump’s supporters reacting around the world? XUMO has all the bases covered with clips, highlights and analysis from last night’s historic election result.

Bloomberg Politics—Trump and the Markets

In this clip, Bloomberg Politics takes a closer look at economic policy and the markets in a Trump Presidency. Trump’s strong views on immigration, trade and foreign policy lend to uncertainty which can often lead to volatility in the markets. There are a lot of variables and only time will tell, but this XUMO video does a great job of laying out the groundwork for understanding the economic implications of this historic election.

Newsy—Donald Trump Victory Speech

Donald Trump opened by saying he had spokenwith Secretary Clinton and the two had congratulated each other on a hard fought campaign. He then stated unequivocally that he would be President for all Americans, not just his supporters. He also spoke directly to the world community, emphasizing that while he would put America’s interests first, he would pursue fair trade deals with foreign countries. Check out the highlights from the Donald Trump victory speech here on XUMO.

TIME—Hillary Clinton CampaignChief Addresses the Crowd

In the early hours of the morning, Hillary Clinton Campaign Chief John Podesta addressed a decidedly bewildered and uneasy New York City crowd gathered to support Hillary Clinton at the Javits Center. He told them that every vote counts and that some states were still too close to call. He asked everyone to go home and get some sleep. By the time people woke, it had become clear Trump was the victor. Hillary Clinton is still planning to deliver a concession speech but catch highlights from John Podesta’s remarks last night here on XUMO.

Reuters—Europe’s Far-Right Celebrates Trump Victory

It’s difficult to find anyone who doesn’t have strong feelings about the 2016 election, and that extends well beyond America’s borders. The far-right wing across Europe is toasting Trump’s victory (quite literally in Russia) and acknowledging the significance of thishistoric election outcome for the world’s most powerful country. No doubt this election will have an impact on each of these countries as well. XUMO has you covered with a recap of Trump supporters reacting across Europe.

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Topics: Specials of the Week, Election