Today on CNN’s, The Lead with Jake Tapper, guest Michelle Cottle discussed President Donald Trump expectation that being Commander in Chief was like winning a beauty pageant.
“He thought being President was a little bit like winning Miss Universe,” the contributing editor of The Atlantic explained. “If you can get the crown, then everybody needs to be nice to you and you get to go around and accept the well wishers’ greetings.”
The CNN panel investigated Trump’s legislative and political standing nearing Day 100 of his administration, which is a traditional yardstick used to measure the success, or failure, of presidents during their honeymoon period.
Despite Trump having lowest job approval of any president in modern history, host Jake Tapper noted a new ABC News/Washington Post poll finding 96% of Trump voters do not regret their election choice.
“Trump’s base would walk across a floor of glass for him,” the host suggested.
“He is correct that he could be caught with a dead body and they wouldn’t care,” Cottle replied.
Watch the video below:
‘Very good’ White House discussions on Afghan peace deal: Trump
The White House signaled progress Friday in preparations for a peace deal with the Taliban in Afghanistan, saying that discussions between President Donald Trump and top advisors went "very well."
Trump met at his Bedminster, New Jersey golf course with national security advisors including Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford, the White House said.
Also present were national security point man John Bolton and the US special envoy for the talks with the Taliban, Zalmay Khalilzad.
Anti-LGBT white supremacist to co-host new public affairs TV talk show that will Air on PBS
Pat Buchanan, a longtime anti-LGBTQ white supremacist Christian nationalist pundit will co-host a re-boot of "The McLaughlin Group," a Sunday morning public affairs, news, and commentary TV talk show know for the fast and hot takes of its conservative creator, John McLaughlin. The show will be syndicated by Maryland Public Television and air on PBS stations, Media Matters reports.
Hong Kong protesters kick off new weekend of rallies
Hong Kong democracy activists kicked off a weekend of fresh protests on Saturday in a major test for the movement following criticism over an airport protest earlier this week -- and as concerns mount over Beijing's next move.
Ten weeks of demonstrations have plunged the international finance hub into crisis, with the communist-ruled mainland taking an increasingly hardline tone, including labelling the more violent protester actions "terrorist-like".
Activists are billing two planned rallies on Saturday and Sunday as a way to show Beijing and the city's unelected leaders that their movement still enjoys broad public support, despite increasingly violent tactics deployed by a minority of hardcore protesters that have cast a shadow.