Stephen Colbert on Trump's Unprecedented 2020 Ad Buy: 'Kill Me'

As if the 2016 campaign didn't feel long enough, President Trump just released his first reelection ad for 2020 this week.

"Kill me," "Late Show" host Stephen Colbert quipped.

As CNN noted, it's the earliest ad that has ever aired in a first term.

"Now, listen," continued Colbert. "I have a message for our president—no new elections until you finish your wars."

"Keep in mind," he then told the audience, before rolling a clip, "this is really a campaign ad... when I first saw this ad, I said, 'you have to be kidding.'"

The $1.5 million spot begins with a narrator stating opinion: "Donald Trump, sworn in as president 100 days ago. America has rarely seen such success."

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California Protects Precariat Workers

From the AFL-CIO

In a historic win for California’s workers, the California Legislature approved a bill Sept. 13 that makes the misclassification of employees as independent contractors more difficult.

Sponsored by the California Labor Federation, Assembly Bill 5 codifies and expands on a 2018 California Supreme Court decision.

The bill also will help curb the rampant exploitation of workers by unscrupulous employers and give California’s working people the basic rights and protections we all deserve. Gov. Gavin Newsom is expected to sign the bill into law.

 “The time is up for unscrupulous employers who claim their workers are ‘independent’ in order to cut corners on costs,”  California Assembly member Lorena Gonzalez said about A.B. 5


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