If there’s one thing Donald Trump loves more than making American great again, it’s himself.
That philosophy was on full display during the President-Elect’s speech at the Carrier plant in Indiana Thursday. Instead of beginning the speech promoting the company or talking about the workers, Trump talked about his electoral win and his campaign in Indiana.
CNN contributor Jeffry Toobin isn’t shocked by Trump, but what he is shocked by are people who keep expecting Trump to become presidential.
“You know, maybe the famous pivot is gonna to happen now. You think?” Toobin said, dripping with sarcasm. “I mean, come on. He’s 70 years old! He just was elected president of the United States. He is who he is. He’s not going to change.”
Toobin continued, saying that he can’t understand why people are still waiting for Trump to suddenly become presidential or humble. “It’s not going to happen. For example, to see an inaugural address or State of the Union address in that style. But you know what? That’s what we’re going to get, because that’s who he is and that’s who won the election, and people who don’t like it are going to have to deal with it.”
Political analyst Rebecca Berg agreed, saying that Donald Trump is Donald Trump and will always be Donald Trump.
“I mean, you can give the man a teleprompter and maybe half of the time he’ll use it. But Donald Trump is always going to be, at least to some degree, unscripted,” Berg explained. “He’s always going to go off on these tangents about polling, about having won the primary in this state or that.”
She continued, saying that it was shocking to see Trump do an event that was meant to be about saving jobs and turn it into another campaign event about how he won the Indiana primary election.
“But one question I have about his style at these thank you rallies, will be whether he takes that harsh tone he took at some of these rallies, especially early on. This was something that was very divisive, very polarizing. And this is a time now where he’s hoping at least he has said to unify Americans, so I wonder if he’ll try to take a more conciliatory tone.”
The panel seemed to indicate Trump was incapable of it. Check out the full video below:
Joy Reid medical expert blasts the president’s lies on coronavirus: ‘Trump needs to stay in his lane’
MSNBC anchor Joy Reid interviewed Dr. Bernard B. Ashby about the latest coming from the White House on the coronavirus pandemic.
"If, for instance, you did not test for pregnancy, does it mean you are not pregnant?" Reid asked.
Ashby, a cardiologist from Miami, praised the anchor on her new primetime show, "The ReidOut," but did not directly answer the question.
"And in terms of the whole discourse, the fact that I'm having to respond to Trump about clinical medicine is ridiculous," Dr. Ashby explained.
"Trump needs to stay in his lane. Like, we went to medical school for a long time, we did training for a long time to speak on exactly what ... we have the expertise to speak on and the fact that Trump is asserting himself in academic medicine, into clinical medicine is ridiculous," he explained.
GOP governor blocks local officials from forcing private schools to only hold classes online
On Monday, The Daily Beast reported that Gov. Larry Hogan (R-MD) is overriding a local order from Montgomery County restricting private schools to operating online only, as a safety precaution against the coronavirus outbreak raging in the area.
"Hogan issued an emergency order Monday that said private schools’ reopening would be up to individual schools and not mandated by the state," reported Madeline Charbonneau. "'The blanket closure mandate imposed by Montgomery County was overly broad and inconsistent with the powers intended to be delegated to the county health officer,' Hogan said."