Things We Saw Today: Sara Benincasa Offers Cash Prize to Any Journalist Who Asks Trump About Wakanda
It’s sad to know I live in a country in which this could plausibly happen and even needs to be tested, but there you are. Writer Sara Benincasa is offering $300 of her own money to any journalist who asks Trump during a press conference a serious question about Wakanda. You know, where Black Panther is from.
I am offering $300 to the journalist who very seriously asks Trump his opinion on our nation’s relations with Wakanda and gets the question and answer recorded live on video. I know $300 doesn’t sound like a lot to some people but I also know what most reporters make so…$300.
— Sara Benincasa (@SaraJBenincasa) January 13, 2018
The folks over at The Root are loving this, and propose some questions:
- Will the U.S. investigate Hillary Clinton’s alleged vibranium deal with Wakanda?
- Will the White House be hosting King Jaffe Joffer this year? Does he plan to attend the royal wedding of Prince Akeem and Princess Lisa?
- Is the president concerned about Wakanda’s condemnation of his recent immigration comments?
- How does the President feel about the resettlement of Pride Rock?
What would you ask Trump about U.S. relations with Wakanda?
- It’s apparently never too soon for a TV movie about Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. As always, Lifetime has got you covered. (via /Film)
- Haley Atwell has ideas for a third season of Agent Carter. Now, if only someone would take her up on them! (via Geek Tyrant)
- Taraji P. Henson and director John Singleton are teaming up for a movie about Emmett Till. This is gonna be good. (via /Film)
- In case you were wondering, here’s a definitive list of all the times Trump has been racist. (via The New York Times)
- CVS vows to stop altering its beauty images in its stores. They don’t have to—they have the beauty industry to do it for them. But good, I guess? (via The Lily)
That’s it from us! What have you seen out there on the wide Internet?
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