CNN’s Jake Tapper on Monday decimated Donald Trump’s 100-day performance, issuing impressive takedown of the president’s many, many, many broken promises.
“With historically low approval ratings and zero pieces of major legislation signed into law, President Trump has had a disappointing first 100 days,” Tapper began during a special primetime edition of “The Lead,” noting “perhaps that’s the reason [Trump] recently tweeted about the ‘ridiculous’ standard of the first 100 days.”
“The only reason I bring up the 100 days conceit is because you know who was one of the biggest boosters of the 100-day standard?” Tapper asked, before rolling several clips of Trump rattling off promises during campaign rallies last year.
“Now the president says it’s a ridiculous standard,” Tapper reminded viewers, “He changed his tune on this marker—this very conceit that he promoted with his 100-day action plan. Which is not really a surprise, because President Trump often heralds his flexibility.”
The CNN host contrasted Trump’s campaign-era declaration that “NATO is obsolete” with his assertion “on day 83 as commander-in-chief, standing next to the head of NATO” that the organization is “no longer obsolete.”
“Magic,” Tapper said dryly. He then showed Trump exposing similar polar opposite opinions on everything from whether unemployment numbers matter to whether anyone knew “healthcare could be so complicated.”
“None of this is to say President Trump has not been busy, he has been,” Tapper conceded. “Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is Justice Gorsuch. There was the military strike against [Syrian president Bashar al-]Assad. Two immigration bans, both of which have been stopped by the Courts.”
Watch the takedown below, via CNN:
Trump campaign mocked after unveiling new red hats: ‘Do you have arm bands as well?’
President Donald Trump's 2016 "Make America Great Again" hats have been replaced with new "Keep America Great" hats.
Trump re-election campaign manager Brad Parscale modeled one of the hats on Twitter.
Here is some of what people were saying:
Here I made an arm band design for you pic.twitter.com/inTyqVi2wo
— Christopher Goodwin (@LazarusLeBaron) August 25, 2019
‘This will not end well’: Far-right extremism expert warns of Trump’s intensifying authoritarianism
An expert on the far-right in America warned of President Donald Trump's "genuinely dangerous levels" of authoritarianism on Saturday.
Author David Neiwert posted a long Twitter thread on the commander-in-chief's "Social Dominance Orientation" -- and warned it will not end well.
Neiwert is the author of the 2017 book Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump.
Here is the thread he posted:
‘The Mooch’ attended Biden fundraiser in the Hamptons — because Trump ‘has lost his mind’
Former White House press secretary Anthony Scaramucci attended a fundraiser for former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday.
CBS News reporter Ben Mitchell posted a photo of Scaramucci at the event, and subsequently interviewed "The Mooch."
Scaramucci said he was still a registered Republican, but added that Trump "has lost his mind."