MSNBC’s Chris Matthews said that he’s tried to give President Donald Trump a chance but nothing positive has come out of the last 24 hours.
Sam Stein of the Huffington Post noted that it has become very clear that the president doesn’t think that Sean Spicer is doing as good a job as Trump himself could do.
“He watches the briefing and says, ‘This is how you should respond,'” remarked McKay Coppins, of The Atlantic.
Stein asked Matthews if he really thought Trump’s press conference wasn’t designed to show Spicer “this is how to defend me.”
The group also talked about the mental state of the president and the way in which he seemed to use the press conference Thursday as a therapy session. Matthews said that some of the worst criticisms of Trump for his management style are coming from Republicans themselves.
Watch the full exchange below:
CNN conservative zaps every Trump supporters’ argument against impeachment
Republican-turned-Independent David Gergen served in four presidential administrations, two of which were impeached. When he heard one of President Donald Trump's shills on CNN Wednesday evening, he was quick to flatten the argument.
Scott Jennings argued that what Democrats were doing was unprecedented, but CNN commentator Kirsten Powers said that former President Bill Clinton was nearly thrown out of office for lying about an affair, something she argued was far less important than extorting a foreign power to sway a presidential election.
Seth Meyers flattens Trump’s latest impeachment defense tactic — ‘slurring like a lunatic’ during rallies
Late-night comedian Seth Meyers observed that most people who were inches from being fired from their job would try and prove that they should remain. President Donald Trump, however, has taken a different path, "slurring like a lunatic while throwing in some of his trademark sexism."
Meyers played a clip of Trump's rally where he went after everything from admitting he demanded the Ukraine president say what he asked and an allegation that there'd be windmills all over the country under Hillary Clinton. Trump previously alleged that wind energy is dangerous because the windmills cause ear cancer. After an attack on Beto O'Rourke, Trump turned to Elizabeth Warren, who he said, "opened her fresh mouth."
Rachel Maddow wonders if Putin told Trump Seoul was nowhere near North Korea to mess with him
MSNBC host Rachel Maddow was flabbergasted by the recent revelation that Trump thought he could displace an entire South Korean city so that the 2,000 year-old capital would be safer. To make matters worse, President Donald Trump asked Russian President Vladimir Putin what he wanted the U.S. leader to do with North Korea.
The host compared the move to what it would be like to move the entirety of New York City, which has a smaller population than Seoul.