Stephen Colbert’s Idea For Trump Presidency Movie: ‘Watergate 2: Resign Harder’

Blockbuster season has begun, but as the news about Donald Trump?s presidency seemingly continues to get worse, you may be thinking that the country could use real galaxy guardians or an unbelievably fast car to take us far away from here.

But Stephen Colbert actually went the opposite route on ?The Late Show? last night during his monologue, imagining the Trump scandals as perfect material for a summer blockbuster.

Focusing on the recent scandals which have involved (long breath) Trump firing FBI Director James Comey amid the Russian-collusion investigation, Trump threatening that he?s been secretly taping conversations in the Oval Office and Trump leaking highly classified information to the Russians, Colbert envisioned Trump as the star of a dark sequel.

Mentioning an Axios article claiming that Trump might try to have a ?huge reboot? within his staff given all the problems, Colbert launched into his movie pitch.

?Yes, it?s yet another 70?s reboot … ?Watergate 2: Resign Harder.? This summer, he is a crook,? said Colbert.

He then continued, ?Although, to be fair, Nixon at least attempted a cover-up.?

Colbert had another string of jokes immediately following this.

The late night host examined White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer?s decision to avoid all questions about Trump?s claim about Oval Office recordings with iterations of, ?The president has made it clear what his position is.?

?No, we know he?s screwing the country,? Colbert responded, ?but he hasn?t made clear what the position is. Is it missionary? Is it doggy style??

Making up (presumably) a politically-related sex position, Colbert joked, ?Sounds like he?s pulling a reverse-Constitutional.?

This Trump blockbuster has intrigue, scandal and, apparently, sex. No wonder more than 60 million people voted to watch this.

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Delta Wants To Replace Human Check-In Agents With Facial Recognition Kiosks

Delta Air Lines announced on Monday that it?s testing a check-in kiosk that uses facial recognition to ensure passengers? faces match their passport photos. If all goes well, the new kiosk could replace check-in agents altogether. 

The kiosk will be one of four to debut at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this summer. Each will allow passengers to print their own bag tags for checked luggage and load it onto a conveyor belt, a spokeswoman told HuffPost. One kiosk will have facial recognition technology so passengers can finish checking in right then and there, while the rest will still require check-in with a human.

 

The idea is to let travelers check themselves in so Delta agents can be available to help in other ways, executive Gareth Joyce said in a statement.

?We see a future where Delta agents will be freed up to seek out travelers and deliver more proactive and thoughtful customer service,? Joyce said.

Previous technological upgrades such as ticketing kiosks and mobile check-in have already ?transformed congested lobby areas and drastically improved customer satisfaction scores,? Joyce added.

The facial recognition kiosk will only work for passports; travelers with other forms of ID will still need to go through human processing. The kiosk will delete traveler photos after confirming passport matches, the spokeswoman said.

Delta?s facial recognition test is separate from a Customs and Border Protection project that?s also piloting facial recognition in airports, though for security purposes.

If this is the future of air travel, then you?d better be ready for your close-up. 

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