Jan 13, 2022
Lamar Odom: Tristan Thompson is corny for what he did to Khloé Kardashian
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Lamar Odom blasted Tristan Thompson as “corny” for fathering another child while still romantically involved with Khloé Kardashian.
TMZ captured the former NBA star on video and revealed where he stands with his ex-wife and how he feels about the Sacramento Kings player.
“Nah, I haven’t been fortunate enough to reach out to her,” Odom told the outlet. “She’s gonna be all right she’s a strong girl.”
Although Odom, 42, hasn’t seen or spoken to the Good American co-founder, he revealed what he would say if given the chance to have a conversation.
“First, I would give her a hug because I haven’t seen her in a long time,” he shared. “What would I say to her? Just to be strong, keep her faith in God and be strong for her daughter [True Thompson].”
He ended his brief interview by calling out Thompson for his infidelity, although it appears Odom forgot he also cheated on Khloé, 37.
“Dude is corny for that, but it’s all good,” Odom shared.
When Thompson, 30, first admitted he fathered Maralee Nichols’ child, Odom immediately expressed his support for the former “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star.
“I truly wish nothing but the best for her and I’m hoping we can reconnect and talk one day as friends,” Odom commented on a Facebook post discussing the test results, adding, “she is a good person and deserves the world.”“Just to be strong, keep her faith in God and be strong for her daughter [True Thompson],” Odom said he’d tell his ex-wife.MEGA
Khloé hasn’t publicly commented on the results of Thompson’s paternity test, though a source told us she reached out to him privately.
“Khloé decided not to respond back publicly, but privately she let him know she appreciated the message,” our insider shared. “She is taking the high road, and while she will never, ever get back with him, Khloé really wants Tristan to be a good father to [their daughter] True, and for him to be a big part of their daughter’s life.”
Page Six broke the news in June that Khloé and Thompson had split amid Instagram model Sydney Chase’s claims that she also slept with the NBA player while he was dating Khloé. He’s adamantly denied Chase’s claims.Filed under celebrity exes , kardashians , khloe kardashian , lamar odom , paternity , paternity suits , tristan thompson , 1/13/22
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Veteran moderate Democrat Jim Cooper will retire after Tennessee GOP gerrymanders his House seatDemocratic Rep. Jim Cooper.
Democratic Rep. Jim Cooper announced Tuesday that he would retire, a declaration that came one day after Tennessee’s Republican legislature passed a new gerrymander designed to turn his 5th Congressional District red. Cooper’s existing seat, which includes all of Nashville, backed Joe Biden 60-37; however, by splitting the city between the 5th, 6th, and 7th Districts, the GOP has created a new 5th that would have favored Donald Trump 54-43.
The departure of Cooper, who has been one of the most prominent moderate Democrats for some time, ends a decades-long career that included two stints in the House representing two very different constituencies. Cooper grew up in a long-established political family: His grandfather was a former state House speaker while his father, Prentice Cooper, served as governor from 1939 to 1945. (The future congressman was born nearly a decade later.)
The younger Cooper worked as an attorney before he sought elected office in 1982 campaigning for the sprawling 4th District, which included rural communities to the south and east of Nashville. He decisively won the primary before beating Republican Cissy Baker, the daughter of Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker, 66-34 in a closely watched race.
Cooper quickly established himself as anything but a loyal vote for the Democratic leadership by opposing the Equal Rights Amendment and supporting the Reagan administration’s MX missile project, but he also took some stances that could have harmed him in his rural seat. The congressman backed abortion rights, voted in favor of gun safety measures, and loudly criticized the tobacco industry in a region where it held immense sway. Despite all of this, though, Cooper never had any trouble holding the 4th District.
Cooper sought a promotion in 1994 when he campaigned in the special Senate election to succeed now-Vice President Al Gore (appointed Democratic Sen. Harlan Mathews did not run), but he faced a tough race in a historically Democratic state that was moving to the right. Cooper himself spent that cycle as one of the most prominent opponents of President Bill Clinton’s health care reform plan, and he sponsored an alternative bill he nicknamed “Clinton Lite” that was very friendly to the insurance and health care industries. (First lady Hillary Clinton, who was spearheading the reform push, attributed Cooper’s sabotage to his Senate hopes.) Neither plan ended up passing, but while Cooper’s antics made him radioactive in the Clinton White House, it didn’t do him much good back in Tennessee.
The congressman faced a tough fight against Republican Fred Thompson, and while an early poll gave Cooper a 37-16 lead, his prospects plunged as the GOP gained strength nationally. Thompson himself initially ran a chaotic campaign and even talked about dropping out in May, but the actor proved to be a strong contender who, despite his lobbyist background, persuasively argued he had the anti-establishment credentials Cooper lacked. The Democrat responded to Thompson’s high-profile red pickup truck ride across the state by labeling him a “Gucci-wearing, Lincoln-driving, Perrier-drinking, Grey Poupon–spreading millionaire Washington special-interest lobbyist,” but he just couldn’t puncture Thompson’s folksy image.
It also didn’t help Cooper that national Democrats were more committed to aiding Sen. Jim Sasser, who was in a tough general election battle of his own against physician Bill Frist, than in helping him in the special. Cooper would later say that he knew two months before Election Day that both he and Sasser would go down, and he was right: Thompson beat him in a 61-39 landslide as Frist was also unseating Sasser by double digits, which made this the last time that a state's entire Senate delegation changed hands on the same night until last year’s Democratic sweep in Georgia.
Cooper moved to Nashville afterwards and spent the next several years as an investment banker and instructor at Vanderbilt University, but Thompson’s 2002 retirement indirectly gave him an opportunity to return to the House. Democratic Rep. Bob Clement left the safely blue Nashville-based 5th District behind to unsuccessfully run for the Senate, and Cooper entered the primary to succeed him.
Cooper quickly emerged as a leading candidate in the crowded race even though he hadn’t previously represented any of the city, but he faced serious opposition from state Rep. John Arriola and Davidson County Sheriff Gayle Ray. Ray, who had the support of EMILY’s List, ran ads arguing that Cooper’s 1994 health care plan wouldn’t have provided essential services to women, while the NRA backed Arriola over both Cooper and Ray. The former congressman, however, enjoyed a huge financial edge over his rivals thanks in part to self-funding, and he ended up beating Arriola by a wide 47-24.
While Cooper never again gave his party as much trouble during his second stint in Congress as he did during the 1994 fight, he once again resumed his role as a thorn in the side for his leadership. He often opposed Nancy Pelosi in speakership elections (though he backed her in 2021 for the first time in years), and he voted with the Trump administration nearly 40% of the time in 2017 and 2018.
Cooper, though, seemed completely safe at home, especially after his brother, John Cooper, was overwhelmingly elected mayor of Nashville in 2019. So it was a surprise when the congressman won his primary the next year by a surprisingly modest 57-40 against Keeda Haynes, a public defender who was running an underfunded campaign against him from the left, in what proved to be his last campaign. Community activist Odessa Kelly launched a campaign to deny him renomination months later, but he ultimately retired rather than try and defend a seat that was now gerrymandered against him.Daily Kos relies on readers like you. We don't have billionaire backers like some right-wing media outlets. Half our revenue comes from readers like you, meaning we literally couldn't do this work without you. Can you donate $3 right now to help Daily Kos keep fighting? Donate $3 Donate $5 monthly