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HC Wake-Up Call: Trump Records Robocall Supporting Roy Moore, Cory Booker Calls for Trump to Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations & Chipotle Has Christmas-Themed Offer of Free Queso

Good morning Her Campus! With a break-neck news cycle, there is no possible way for you to stay on top of every story that comes across your feeds—we’re all only human, after all.

But, life comes at you fast. So grab a cup of coffee and settle in for this quick and dirty guide to stories you might’ve been sleeping on (like, literally. It’s early.)

Trump Records a Robocall in Support of Roy Moore

CNN reports that President Donald Trump has recorded a robocall in support of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore as the important elections on Dec. 12 nears. Confirmed by deputy White House press secretary Raj Shah, the call marks another move by Trump to boost Moore’s favorability after the Alabama candidate was accused of having sexual relationships with teenage girls while he was in his 30s. Trump has also been vocal about how wrong Democratic candidate Doug Jones would be as a representative for Alabama, tweeting, “Last thing the Make America Great Again agenda needs is a liberal Democrat in Senate where we have so little margin for victory already. The Pelosi/Schumer/Puppet Jones would vote against us 100 percent of the time…VOTE ROY MOORE!”

Sen. Cory Booker Calls on Trump to Resign Over Sexual Misconduct Allegations

In the midst of several politicians resigning over sexual misconduct and abuse allegations made against them, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker has called on President Donald Trump to step down over the more than a dozen sexual misconduct allegations against him, Huffington Post reports. While appearing at a campaign event in support of Doug Jones, Alabama’s Democratic candidate for Senate, Booker said to VICE News, “I just watched Al Franken do the honorable thing and resign. My question is—why isn’t Donald Trump doing the same thing? Who has more serious allegations against him, with more women who have come forward?”

At least 19 women have accused Trump of sexual misconduct since the 1980s, and Booker is not the only politician who has spoken out about their opinion that Trump should leave office. Sen. Bernie Sanders and Sen. Jeff Merkley also recently expressed feelings that Trump should consider resigning in wake of these allegations. 

Wear an Ugly Sweater to Score Free Chipotle This Week

If you’re craving a burrito bowl during your finals this week, take note: on Dec. 12, Chipotle is offering a free side of queso to anyone who buys an entree while wearing an ugly Christmas sweater. Admittably, Chipotle’s fairly new queso recipe has gotten some slack for not being that great, and customers didn’t hold back in sharing that with the chain’s free offer. I’m sure queso mixed with different flavors makes up for a subpar recipe, though.

Today’s the official kickoff of the televised awards season, as Golden Globes nominations are scheduled to be announced around 8:15 EST this morning. There have been plenty of noteworthy films hitting theaters in the past few weeks, so if you need a guide of what to check out before the Oscars roll around, these nominations are a perfect starting point. 

Kristen is a 2017 graduate of Siena College with a degree in English and minors in Writing & Communications and Journalism. Although she constantly pines for life in London after studying there for a semester, she calls New York home for now. In addition to previously working as a writer and Senior Editor for Her Campus Siena, she has worked for Her Campus as a News and Pop Culture blogger and a national editorial intern. Kristen has previously written for New York Minute, London's Health and Fitness, and Electronic Products. She makes far too many references to "Friends" and the British royal family. Her blog, where she talks about books, TV, and film, can be found at Bookworms and Fangirls. Follow her on Twitter @kperroney.
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