Many on the right are not taking yesterday’s Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act very well, but one enterprising pundit is making hay while the sun shines (or doesn’t). Some on the right are blaming Chief Justice John Roberts’s decision on epilepsy medication. Others are calling for him to be impeached from the bench, an agenda that liberals might want to consider getting behind, actually.
Some conservatives are arguing that what might look like a loss is actually a win for their side, while others have conceded that this the ruling could prove to be a significant boon to President Barack Obama’s re-election chances.
But few in the U.S. are taking it quite as hard, it would seem, as former Fox News “rodeo clown” Glenn Beck. In the Thursday night broadcast of his signature show on the internet-only network Glenn Beck TV, Beck lashed out at Chief Justice John Roberts, calling him a traitor, and all but declared the end of the American experiment. Beck reached out through the fog of his despair, however, to deliver a message of hope and encouragement to his supporters.
“Here’s my opinion on this ruling: While it may have sealed the fate of the private insurance industry, I think it also sealed the fate of the election in November,” he said, “The American people are awake and fully engaged. It will make the Obama administration a thing of the past.”
Never one not to seize a money-making opportunity (he was the highest paid political pundit on Forbes magazine’s Power 100 for 2011 list, after all), Beck has taken to selling $30 T-shirts emblazoned with Chief Justice Roberts’s face and the word “Coward” underneath at his online store. We strongly suspect that in spite of his protestations, Beck will find a way to live with this disappointment somehow.
Watch Beck’s reaction to the Supreme Court’s ruling, embedded below:
Trump could turn on Hope Hicks just like Michael Cohen: Trump family biographer warns
Trump family biographer Emily Jane Fox explained that she didn't think that the president would turn on long-time aide Hope Hicks, but then again, it was the same thought about Michael Cohen as well.
In a panel discussion about Hicks' testimony during MSNBC's Brian Williams' Wednesday show, Fox recalled that Micahel Cohen once said that he would take a bullet for the president. Once it appeared that Trump would throw him under the bus, Cohen began looking for a way out.
The same scenario seems to be happening with Hicks now.
"She works at new Fox, which is a company run by a Murdoch son," Fox said. "It's a company that's brand new. She's the head of communications there. And there are shareholders who would take issue with the fact that a senior member of this company is being put in this situation and being thrust on the world stage."
Trump jumped to Speaker Pelosi’s defense in marathon Fox News interview
In a strange twist, President Donald Trump appeared to defend House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity Wednesday.
Hannity began by saying to Trump that he believes Pelosi has lost control of her own party, as officials like Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) continue to call for impeachment.
"I say Nancy Pelosi is the speaker in name only," Hannity told Trump, calling Ocasio-Cortez the real start.
But what Trump said was the unusual point.
"I think Nancy Pelosi probably has control of it, I hear different things, but I think she does," Trump said, appearing to defend the Speaker. "She knows what she's doing. We will see how it all comes out."
Trump spokesperson goes down in flames up against progressive reporter: ‘All you do is lie!’
President Donald Trump's spokesperson Kayleigh McEnany went down in flames up against Cenk Uygur of The Young Turks during a CNN panel Wednesday.
McEnany went on to try and spin the president as some sort of great leader for Black Americans. She said that the campaign is very "proud" of the president's record on issues involving people of color.
"He also just said he wouldn't change his position on the Central Park Five," cut in Cuomo.
McEnany tried to cut in, but Cuomo cut in. "Now, he said we'll leave it at that. Come on."
"Chris, you come — come on, you," McEnany shot back. "We've been talking about the Central Park Five and racism and all of these things going back to the 2016 election, problem -- American people didn't believe it."