MSNBC host Rachel Maddow shed some light on Tuesday on some of the men the Republican National Committee (RNC) has chosen to raise funds for Donald Trump — a fact that she said in and of itself changes his campaign.
“They are starting the effort of shoveling money to him,” Maddow said, adding that after months of boasting about running a self-financed campaign, “he just raises money from rich people like all the other candidates do.”
Heading the effort, she explained, was Steve Mnuchin, who she described last month as a “cartoon vulture villain” who was targeted by protesters over his business practices.
Mnuchen, Maddow said, was part of a group that “bought the scraps of a bank that had gone bust in the financial collapse, had taxpayers bail them out to the tune of $13 billion, and then themselves profited handsomely as they threw 35,000 California families out of their homes by foreclosing on the mortgages that these billionaire guys had bought for pennies on the dollar.”
But other members of the RNC’s “victory” team had their own questionable pasts, Maddow said, including venture capitalist Elliott Broidy, who admitted in 2009 that he gave New York state pension fund officials almost $1 million in gifts, including $75,000 that went toward a trip to Jerusalem by former state comptroller Alan Hevesi.
But despite pleading guilty to bribery, he never served any jail time, because he worked with prosecutors to implicate the officials who took the bribes.
“Nice work if you can get it,” Maddow quipped. “And that guy was just named the vice chair of the Donald Trump ‘Victory Fund’ for the Republican National Committee. Where do they find these guys?”
Watch Maddow’s commentary, as aired on Tuesday, below.
Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."
Obsessed Trump: ‘Only fake polls show us behind’ Democrats. Fox News: 5 Dems would beat him
President Donald Trump is obsessed with polls – but not facts – and increasingly so. He just fired his internal pollsters after leaked internal poll numbers show devastating lossesfor Trump in key battleground states.