Donald Trump has quite a day on Wednesday. After deciding not to attend a meeting of Republicans in Gettysburg, PA, he called the phone of lawyer Rudy Giuliani. As the lawyer held the phone up to a microphone, Trump begged for the 2020 election results to be overturned.
In late 2015, early 2016, nearly 20 contenders fought it out for the Republican nomination. Many of them had significant political experience, working as senators, congresspeople or governors of large states.
Donald Trump was hoping to win enough electoral college votes to win the White House on Tuesday night. He was also prepared to go nuclear in the likely event that he failed to do so.
This morning and into the afternoon, the Mid-West Blue Wall states began to break heavily for Biden. The Trump legal team attempted to shut down the counts both with lawsuits and by having people show up at polling places. That failed.
While reports from Goldman Sachs, J.P. Morgan Chase, and Moody’s all link a Biden presidency to a healthier economy and more powerful recovery, Donald Trump continues to peddle lies that the economy will collapse under Biden, stoking fears that people’s 401Ks will evaporate. He persists in these lies despite inheriting an economic recovery from Biden and President Barack Obama that featured record-setting consecutive monthly job growth.
When the COVID-19 pandemic broke, Donald Trump actually made a couple of smart moves. He created a task force and assigned renowned immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci to be a part of that task force.
The president, however, has ignored much of the advice Fauci has given him. He’s also basically demoted the immunologist and Dr. Deborah Birx and elevated Scott Atlas, who has no experience combating a pandemic.
And according to Dr. Fauci, the president doesn’t even bother to show up to the task force meetings anymore. The doctor says that Trump hasn’t attended one for “several months.”
Fauci made the comments while speaking with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd. He told the host, “
That was several months ago, Chuck. Several months ago [since Trump has attended a meeting].”
Anthony Scaramucci said that Trump is no longer physically or mentally capable of being president so he must immediately drop out of the race.
During the 2018 midterms, the Democrats had a wave election, picking up 40 more House seats than Republicans. They won many of these seats because suburban women voted for them in record numbers.
On Friday, Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s granddaughter said her grandmother’s dying wish was to be replaced by a president other than Trump. On Monday, the president said that he doubts the story is true. During her show today, Nicolle Wallace said those comments could help to further repel suburban women.
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Barbara Bush, John McCain, George H.W. Bush. He always acts like the kind of person that wouldn’t get invited to the funerals of the aforementioned American treasures who have died during this presidency.
Criticism of William Barr has rumbled on this week and the latest voice to join the chorus of condemnation was Claire McCaskill, the former senator from Missouri.
et this settle in,” McCaskill said.
Despite his complete and utter lack of credentials, Donald Trump has given Jared Kushner a number of different tasks. One of the jobs the President gave to his son-in-law was to make peace in the Middle East.
The White House has been promoting a recent peace agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The two countries, though, have never been at war with one another, making a peace accord a little misleading.
Kushner was set to appear on Andrea Mitchell’s MSNBC show on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the Middle East developments. He cancelled before the interview, however, and was on the friendlier Fox News channel shortly afterwards.
Mitchell took the President’s son-in-law for the decision. “We had planned to have White House senior adviser Jared Kushner on our program today, an appearance that had been booked for several days and widely promoted,” she began. “This morning, the White House informed us Mr. Kushner’s schedule has been reshuffled and he had to cancel.”
12:00 – Andrea Mitchell: 'We planned to have Jared Kushner on today, he had been booked for days, but WH just cancelled'
12:30 – Fox News criticizes how Andrea Mitchell has covered the Middle East news, with one Fox host calling Mitchell "disingenuous"
Bob Woodward has spoken candidly about his interview with Donald Trump and his view of how the President has handled the Coronavirus. The veteran journalist spoke in tragic terms.
Woodward spoke to MSNBC on Wednesday about his new book Rage, which made headlines for its revelations about Trump’s downplaying of the virus. Woodward said Trump regretted not being interviewed for his earlier book, Fear.
Trump regretted not talking to me to me for Fear and so he agreed to do this, and it was one of the most, one of the strangest experiences of my life,” Woodward said.
There’s is a pretty good reason why Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein are famous. The Washington Post duo were responsible for exposing Richard Nixon’s Watergate scheme and bringing down a presidency.
For some reason, though, the Trump campaign thought it was a good idea for the President to speak with Woodward on 18 different occasions. It’s actually now being reported that the idea came from Jared Kushner. So it’s no surprise that the interviews ended up being a disaster for Trump.
Regardless, during those interviews, Trump revealed that he had downplayed the seriousness of COVID-19. Woodward caught that admission on tape and released the recording today.
During an segment on Nicolle Wallace’s MSNBC show, Claire McCaskill explained just how stupid the idea was.
The former Missouri senator began, “Let’s dwell on this for just a second. He’s obviously never read a Woodward book. He doesn’t understand what Woodward books are. ”
McCaskill continued by calling out the lunacy of sitting for 18 different interviews with a journalist during an election season. Any joura
The former lawmaker then began to drop the hammer on Trump:
“The book is coming out within two months of his election! With tapes! 18 hours of tapes. So this President is the stupidest President that has ever held the office. Forget about a minute, for all of his followers. Forget about the integrity issue. Forget about the character. This guy’s too dumb to lead this country because this was really, really stupid.”
Watch a clip of McCaskill’s appearance below, courtesy of MSNBC:
“Hours and hours of tapes! So this President is the stupidest President that has ever held the office” pic.twitter.com/dpjInAN8Xp
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Retired Army Colonel Jack Jacobs knows something about honor and sacrifice. The former military official was award the Medal of Honor after saving the lives of 14 soldiers during the Vietnam War.
Jacobs, who works a military consultant for MSNBC, also retains many connection in today’s military. And on Friday he confirmed to Chris Jansing the stories that are currently being told about Donald Trump and his feelings on the military.
The retired officer said of Trump’s “loser, sucker” comments:
“Well, it cuts deeply. Let me just say at the outset that the president has said so many things that are fallacious, outrageous, hyperbolic, that they now fail to shock anymore. Maybe Rick Tyler and this will resonate and maybe it will resonate not just with military people but with the large majority of Americans who support the military, who understand what the military does and what the military has been doing since the inception of the country for our freedom.”
Today, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy appeared before the House of Representatives. The Trump appointee seemed uprepared to answer even basic questions and contradicted himself on a number of occasions.
Nancy Pelosi appeared on MSNBC on Monday to talk about the Trump administration and its attack on the Post Office. The Speaker of the House, however, ended up sounding a bit like the President himself. She referred to the GOP as “enemies of the state.”
Host Ayman Mohyeldin asked the Speaker, “Can you tell people today that they should not be afraid of what happens on November 3rd?”
Pelosi responded, “We took an oath to protect and defend the Constitution from all enemies foreign and domestic. And sadly, the domestic enemies to our voting system and our honoring our Constitution are right at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue with their allies in the Congress of the United States.”
Pelosi labeled Republicans "domestic enemies of the state"
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MSNBC's Democratic convention coverage anchored by Rachel Maddow beat Fox News all night and especially during Michelle Obama's speech.
Trump tried to upstage Joe Biden adding Kamala Harris to the Democratic ticket, but CNN and MSNBC did not cover his White House event.
John Heilemann issued a stark warning on Tuesday about Donald Trump sending federal agents into Portland. He sees it as the first step in undermining the November election.
The MSNBC political analyst spoke to Morning Joe about his concerns as the President threatens to send federal law enforcement to a slew of Democrat-led cities.
“I don’t want to be overly alarmist about this, but this is the time to be alarmist knowing where Donald Trump stands politically, understanding where we are headed in this election,” Heilemann said.
“I think we are looking at potentially a trial run for … a genuine attempt to, through intimidation, and potentially through force, to try to steal this election.”
“I think we are now at the point where we see the things that the President is doing, we see his intention to not accept an outcome of this election where he loses to Joe Biden,” Heilemann said.
Heilemann’s warning comes as the President said he will consider sending more federal agents to quell what he claims is “chaos” caused by protests across the country.
“This is worse than anything anyone has ever seen,” Trump said on Monday.
“We’re sending law enforcement,” he said. “We can’t let this happen to the cities.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) has taken President Donald Trump to task after he declined to say whether he’ll accept the election results if he loses to Democrat Joe Biden. Pelosi made the remarks earlier this morning during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”
“The fact is, whether he knows it yet or not, he will be leaving,” Pelosi told co-host Mika Brzezinski. “Just because he might not want to move out of the White House doesn’t mean we won’t have an inauguration ceremony to inaugurate a duly elected president of the United States.”
“There is a process,” she continued. “It has nothing to do with the certain occupant of the White House doesn’t feel like moving and has to be fumigated out of there.”
You can watch footage of Pelosi’s comments below.
Pelosi tells Trump that he'll be leaving., "The fact is, whether he knows it yet or not, he will be leaving. Just because he might not want to move out of the white house doesn't mean we won't have an inauguration ceremony to inauguration a duly elected president." pic.twitter.com/3wq2oKjFrA
Speaker Pelosi said that Trump doesn't have the power to cut education funding and accused him of trying to unsafely open schools.
This unfortunate and hopefully soon-expiring moment in U.S. history, Donald Trump’s presidency, has been anything but subtle in summoning the worst energies, impulses, and dimensions embedded in the nation’s history and still animating contemporary culture and politics.
Trump trade adviser Peter Navarro went on MSNBC and told Ali Velshi that China deliberately created the coronavirus and intentionally spread it to the US.