Liberal Fox News contributor Jehmu Greene encouraged Republicans to “own up to the fact” that GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump’s “douchebaggery” reflected the base that had controlled the party for the past seven years.
After Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) criticized Trump’s supporters as “crazies,” Trump fired back at a forum on Saturday by taking a shot at his war hero status.
Although Weekly Standard Editor Bill Kristol had praised Trump after he recently called Mexicans rapists, the magazine’s online editor told Fox News on Sunday that the candidate had gone too far by questioning McCain’s military service.
“It’s probably the beginning of the end for Donald Trump,” Daniel Halper explained, pointing out that Republicans did not like “the questioning of war heroes.”
“I hoped that it was the beginning of the end when he first dipped his toe in the waters,” Jehmu Greene responded. “Because this is just a continuation of his douchebaggery and has been accepted for so long that finally they’ve come to their senses because, I guess, he has now finally crossed the line. But he crossed many lines quite some time ago.”
At that point Halper tried to shift the conversation to activists who recently shouted down Democratic candidate Martin O’Malley after they perceived that he downplayed the “Black Lives Matter” movement by saying “white lives matter.”
Greene called that a “perfect line of distraction and deflection… when you have the person who is leading in the polls saying things about our military men and women that is so offensive and still not wanting to own up to the fact that in the Fox News poll he was at the top just last week.”
“What is going on in the Republican Party?” Greene continued. “What does it take for you all to take your party back from the crazies that have had control of it for about seven years now?”
Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast July 19, 2015.
Al Franken warns voters Mitch McConnell ‘is not as charming as he looks’ on HBO’s ‘Real Time’
Former Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) showed off the sense of rumor that put him on "Saturday Night Live" during a Friday night appearance on HBO's "Real Time" with Bill Maher.
The two politically-minded comedians had a fascinating debate on what would happen if President Donald Trump refuses to leave office on January 20, 2021.
Franken said that would be a good thing, as it would mean Trump lost and would be escorted from the premises. Maher, however, had far less faith in America's institutions.
The two agreed to disagree on the topic.
Franken urged viewers to vote for Democrats in Senate races, warning that if Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) remains in power he would block everything a potential Joe Biden administration might try to accomplish.
HBO’s Bill Maher takes on ‘Trump thugs’ and super-spreader rallies in final ‘Real Time’ before the election
HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher reviewed the latest news on the Friday night before 2020 election.
"Four days until the election," he noted. "As Stormy Daniels once said, 'Let's just get this over with!'"
He noted the huge turnout and said, "the Supreme Court said some of the votes may even be counted."
"Trump has not been this scared of the mail since the draft," he joked.
Maher also took on the "Trump thugs" and counseled voters on an obscene comment they could say to MAGA poll watchers.
The host also discussed Trump's super-spreader events and the COVID-19 outbreak in the White House.
Maddow premieres new ad — narrated by Morgan Freeman — on what this election is about
Academy Award-winning actor Morgan Freeman has narrated a moving new ad for the NAACP urging voters to turn out during the 2020 presidential election.
The ad was broadcast for the first time on "The Rachel Maddow Show" on Friday evening.
"This is Morgan Freeman," the ad began. "I know that many of you were wondering how soon you'll be able to hug your friends again or visit your parents and grandparents without fear. I know that many of you are angered by ongoing racism in our nation and worried about having a job to repay your student loans and afford the basic needs of life."