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
Black Londoner explains George Floyd protester support with story of how cops murdered his brother
In an interview with MSNBC's Molly Hunter, a Black Londoner explained why he turned out for a protest near Trafalgar Square in support of Americans who have hit the streets in the U.S. over the murder of George Floyd by four former Minneapolis police officers.
According to the man -- identified as Daniel and who was wearing a COVID-19 mask and a New York Yankees hat -- his brother was also murdered by police and the cops walked free.
"You've been marching all day," Hunter began. "Look, I have two questions for you: what was it like watching the U.S. this week from London? Does it resonate?
Trump security advisor goes off on Antifa rant to duck grilling on president’s ‘vicious dogs’ protester threat
Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" with Jake Tapper, White House National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien ducked directly defending the president's Saturday threat to use "vicious dogs and ominous weapons" of Washington D.C. protesters, by instead talking about supposed Antifa activity during the George Floyd protests.
After reading the president's tweet, host Tapper pressed, "Do you think messages like that are helping to unite the country and calm fears?”
With O'Brien noting, "[Trump] was trying to de-escalate. He didn’t want violence, he’s trying to stop the violence that we saw that took place overnight," he then went on to drag in reports being pushed by Donald Trump's administration that Antifa -- which he mentioned frequently during the entire interview -- had taken over the protests.
WATCH: NYC cop filmed pulling down Black protester’s mask so he can pepper spray him in the face
In a video posted to Twitter by Anju J. Rupchandani, a man she claimed was her nephew had his protective COVID-19 mask pulled down by a New York City police officer so that he could spray him in the face at close range with pepper spray.
In the video, the young man can be seen with his hands in the air and making no move towards the white officer who suddenly reaches out to yank down the mask and blast him with the noxious spray.
As Rupchandani wrote, "I am heartbroken and disgusted to see one of my family members a young black man w/his hands up peacefully protesting and an NYPD officer pulls down his mask and pepper sprays him.