Republican commentator David Gergen noted that incoming President Donald Trump isn’t likely to cut his hyperbolic comments and “preposterous” facts anytime soon.
Gergen cited Trump’s speech at his inaugural concert at the Lincoln Memorial Thursday, in which Trump said that his cabinet will have the highest collective IQ of any cabinet in history.
“Really?” Gergen asked. “I think even Rick Perry would say — look he was preceded in this office by the chair of the physics department of MIT and his predecessor was a Nobel Prize winner. Rick Perry had a somewhat different upbringing and different professional place.”
He concluded that he didn’t think Americans would be seeing the “real Donald Trump” disappearing anytime soon.
“I also think that there’s going to be an enormous amount of controversy as he starts down this,” Gergen said before being cut off.
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‘Brutal and unacceptable’: Calls for arrest of NYPD cop who put woman in the ER during protests
The Speaker of the New York City Council is demanding accountability for a NYPD officer caught on tape violently striking a woman during protests of police violence.
Video of the incident appeared on social media on Friday. The video appears to show the cop running up a shoving the woman, launching her off her feet.
She is reportedly now in the ER after suffering a serious seizure.
"This officer needs to be charged with assault," Speaker Cory Johnson posted on Twitter. "Hard to watch. Brutal and unacceptable."
This officer needs to be charged with assault.
‘I’m getting shot’: Shocking video shows police in Louisville hitting journalists with pepper bullets
Police fired pepper bullets at a camera crew doing a live broadcast of the police violence protests in Louisville on Friday evening.
"WAVE 3 News reporter Kaitlin Rust appeared to have been hit by rubber bullets reportedly fired by an LMPD officer during a protest in downtown Louisville," the station reported.
Rust was wearing a fluorescent safety vest at the time of the incident.
"I'm getting shot," she shouted.
The news anchor asked, "who are they aiming that at?"