In an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton (R) said he thought businessman Donald Trump would be “a more serious leader” than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Cotton began by criticizing President Obama for not rushing home after the Brussels attack to “keep us safe” before turning to a meeting that he recently had with GOP presidential front-runner Trump.
Asked by host Willie Geist if Trump impressed him during the recent meeting, Cotton said he had some policy differences with Trump over NATO but agreed with him in principle.
“Did you leave that room thinking that’s a man who could be commander in chief?” Geist asked Cotton.
“Well, I do think he could our commander in chief,” Cotton replied. “He’s one of our leading candidates, right now and, as I said, would be a better commander and chief — they’d be a more serious leader for our country than Hillary Clinton is.”
Cotton’s interview comes on the heels of a Washington Post editorial board interview with Trump, where the candidate was asked, “You would not use a tactical nuclear weapon against ISIS?”
“I’ll tell you one thing, this is a very good looking group of people here. Could I just go around so I know who the hell I’m talking to?” Trump replied.
Watch the video with Cotton below via Twitter:
— Morning Joe (@Morning_Joe) March 25, 2016
‘Size always matters to this president’: MSNBC contributor shreds Trump for obsessing over his own emotional needs
MSNBC's Eugene Robinson ridiculed President Donald Trump's obsession with his persistent unpopularity, which distracts him from his basic duties as chief executive.
The Washington Post columnist and "Morning Joe" contributor bashed the president for attempting to justify his narrow election win nearly three years ago instead of growing into his job, and he said that disconnect was "insane."
"Size always matters to this president," Robinson said, "and he's completely obsessed with this idea because it's true that he won a very narrow electoral victory and lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million votes, and this drives him crazy and will continue to drive him crazy."
GOP lawmaker cut the mic on black woman’s facts — but let white men spew ‘lunacy and lies’: report
The Republican chair of a Tennessee legislative committee is under fire for cutting off the microphone while a woman of color was speaking -- but allowing white men to spew "lunacy."
"It took all of five minutes for Sen. Mike Bell, chairman of the Tennessee General Assembly’s Judiciary Committee, to prove Cherisse Scott’s point. Scott is founder and CEO of Sister Reach, a Memphis organization that fights for reproductive freedom and health for rural women and girls of color struggling with poverty," Memphis Commercial Appeal columnist Tonyaa Weathersbee explained.
‘Not true at all’: CNN’s fact-checker says even the professor Trump cited on Google election fraud says president is lying
On Monday's edition of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," fact-checker Daniel Dale told host Chris Cuomo that not only is President Donald Trump's claim that Google threw over 2.6 million votes to Hillary Clinton a lie, the professor he's citing, Robert Epstein, has repudiated Trump's interpretation of it.
"It's not true at all," said Dale. "I spoke to the author of this study ... There are various questions about the quality of the study, but even the study's author says that the president didn't describe the study correctly. What the study's author says is he has no evidence that anything was manipulated, search results or votes themselves. What he says, and this is disputed, is that Google's search results showed bias during the 2016 election."