Jason Miller, a former communications advisor to President Donald Trump, echoed the White House talking point that the president should be able to attack MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski because she has made personal comments about him. However, Miller thought that she should have taken the high road instead of “punching back 10 times harder.”
“What I would have said is, ‘look, let’s go and call out the fact that Joe and her had been attacking you for weeks and months now,'” Miller said about his own suggestion for deputy press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
“The fact they have attacked his mental state and compared him to someone with dementia,” he continued. “They call him an embarrassment on the world stage and go and lay these different comments out and make them go and defend their previous comments. The way the president laid it out, it gave an opening for folks to come back and criticize him. But he has every right to come back and push back.”
In the next breath, however, Miller said that Brzezinski doesn’t also have that same freedom.
“I think today got a little too heated and obviously that’s why we’re talking about it right now but I do think it is important that we call attention to the fact how much negativity has been there. I think she really missed an opportunity to take the high road here.”
In a later question about how Miller talks to his eight-year-old about these issues, Miller completely avoided the issue and chose to talk about Kathy Griffin’s photo that was overwhelmingly denounced.
New Lincoln Project ad tells voters to remember the Republicans who enabled Trump’s ‘circus of incompetence’
In their latest ad, the anti-Trump conservative group The Lincoln Project targeted not the president, but Senate Republicans who have sat by and enabled him.
"Some day soon, the time of Trump will pass," said the narrator. "This circus of incompetence, corruption, and cruelty will end. When it does, the men and women in Trump's Republican Party will come to you, telling you they can repair the damage he has done. They'll beg you to forgive their votes to exonerate Trump from his crimes. Ask you to forgive their silence, their cowardice, and their betrayals as Trump wrecked this nation."
One-third of Americans couldn’t pay their rent or mortgages this month
On July 1, 32 percent of Americans weren't able to pay their mortgage, CNBC cited a survey from Apartment List.
The high unemployment rate has turned into people being unable to afford to pay their bills anymore, and the stimulus checks seem to be gone.
"About 19 percent of Americans made no housing payment at all during the first week of the month, and 13 percent paid only a portion of their rent or mortgage," said the report.
To make matters worse, it's the fourth month in a row of record-high numbers of Americans who couldn't pay their housing bills on time or in full. It was 30 percent in June and 31 percent in May.
Kayleigh McEnany: When Trump said he wanted to ‘cut off’ school funding he meant he wants to increase it
During the Wednesday White House press briefing, press secretary Kayleigh McEnany argued that President Donald Trump believes that the reason students must return to school regardless of the risk of COVID-19 killing their families, teachers, and administration, is because children need the lunches in schools.
Schools should not follow the Center for Disease Control guidelines because some students depend on those lunches and can't bring food from home, she told the press.
The problem with the claim from the White House, however, is that those are the very programs they tried to cut from the budget.