The author of a biography of President Donald Trump and a CNN political commentator said on Saturday that they doubt very much that Trump has recordings of his meetings with ousted FBI Director James Comey.
In a panel discussion, The Truth About Trump author Michael D’Antonio said that Trump is merely putting his “showman” skills to work and that the first executive has a history of lying under oath, so his “100 percent” willingness to testify is meaningless.
Trump lies so much, D’Antonio said, that he never interviewed him without a witness who was also recording the interview and taking notes, describing it as a “suspenders and a belt situation.”
“I’m not going to speculate on how or why the president made the remarks he did about Mr. Comey,” said CNN political commentator Matthew Axelrod. “Respectfully, I think the issue of the tapes is sort of a sideshow that’s been created by the president to distract attention from what we know to be the facts.”
D’Antonio said, “This just sounds to me like showmanship. It’s what you’d expect from the host of a reality TV show. It’s not what you’d expect from the president of the United States.”
Watch the video, embedded below:
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‘He didn’t do anything!’ Wisconsin cops jump man on bicycle as peaceful protesters object
On Tuesday, a Twitter user posted an incident in Milwaukee, Wisconsin involving a line of police officers and a crowd of peaceful protesters.
In the video, the officers can be seen charging a man on a bicycle, jumping on him as he collapsed. "F**king scum!" the man recording the video can be heard shouting. "He didn't do anything! F**k you!"
The police then gassed the crowd and fired rubber bullets, as people in the crowd shouted "Don't shoot!" and "We are peaceful!"
This Just took place in Milwaukee, WI.
‘They want to kill us’: Police in Massachusetts slammed for tear-gassing black protesters
The racial dynamics that launched nationwide protests were on full display in Brockton, Massachusetts on Tuesday night.
Here are some of the videos from the scene.
Brockton is the Blackest city in Massachusetts, nestled in a racist county with some of the worst inequality in the state.