**THE OSCARS ARE NO LONGER THE DARLING OF THE AMERICAN PUBLIC
**LOSE MILLIONS IN VIEWERS, TOO POLITICAL FOR THE AVERAGE VIEWER
**BETTER RATINGS WITHOUT HOST, THAN WITH HOST KIMMEL LAST YEAR
**KIM JONG UN HEADS TO VIETNAM MAKING THE LONG JOURNEY BY TRAIN
**CRISIS IN VENEZUELA HITS PEAK, FIRES, REVOLTS, DEATH AND DESTRUCTION
**BORDER WALL CRISIS CONTINUES, MIGRANTS FLOODING AMERICA AHEAD OF THE WALL
4:05 PM ET – Dan Bongino, Fox News Contributor, Former NYPD Officer, Secret Service Agent and author of the novel, Spygate is here with us in Vietnam. He joins to discuss the upcoming summit with North Korea, the ongoing battle for security at the border and the left’s unwavering desire to find anything and everything wrong with Trump. Joining him is Daniel Hoffman, FNC Contributor and a member of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board.
Trump and Kim will meet in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi, eight months after their historic summit in Singapore in June – the first between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader – at which they pledged to work towards the complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.
But progress has been scant since then.
The Trump administration has pressed North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program, which threatens the United States before it can expect any concessions.
North Korea wants an easing of punishing U.S.-led sanctions, security guarantees and a formal end of the 1950-1953 Korean War, which ended in a truce, not a treaty.
Kim left the North Korean capital of Pyongyang at around 5 p.m. (0800 GMT) in an armored train, Russia’s TASS news agency said, citing a North Korean diplomatic source.
North Korea’s state media has yet to confirm either Kim’s trip to Vietnam or his summit with Trump. (h/t Reuters)
4:30 PM ET – Joe Concha, of The Hill, has covered the media and their antics for years, and last night’s Oscars left us with plenty to talk about today. Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Maya Rudolph, all veterans of SNL had plenty to say as the OSCARS kicked off last night:
“Good evening and welcome to the one millionth Academy Awards,” Fey said. “We are not your hosts, but we’re going to stand here a little too long so that the people who get USA Today tomorrow will think that we hosted.”
Rudolph then clarified a few things about the ceremony: “There is no host tonight. There won’t be a popular movie category, and Mexico is not paying for the wall.”
5:05 PM ET – NEWS ROUND UP
5:30 PM ET – Hayden Williams, a Leadership Institute Field Representative, was the victim of a real attack because of who he is and what he believes in, and the media who were obsessed with an attack on Justin Smollett are not reporting this very real attack.
Conservative groups are calling on the University of California, Berkeley to take action against a campus employee who praised an alleged assault on an activist who was recruiting at a table.