Appearing on HBO’s Real Time, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) joined host Bill Maher to take some much-needed shots at President Donald Trump following what could be described as the worst week of his administration.
Asked about recent comments by Republican senators that Trump is not up to the job, Franken dryly quipped, “I’ve known for weeks that Trump is a terrible president.”
Noting Trump’s awful week following the violence in Charlottesville, host Maher asked, “Is this a turning point or will this just be sewn into his horror quilt and in a month we will have forgotten it like we moved past p*ssy-grabbing and everything else?”
“The problem with this administration is Trump,” Franken replied. “And it is going to continue. We’ve heard this, when Kelly comes in, everything will be fine and then, boom, he threatens nuclear war.”
“This week was unbelievably horrible,” Franken continued. “It was a tragic week and Bannon on his way out, saying,’well, Democrats talk about Black Lives Matter.’ It’s just sickening, a sickening week, three people lost their lives. But I don’t think he [Trump] changes.”
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Ex-Defense Secretary lays into Trump’s Syria pullout: He ‘plays into’ authoritarians’ hands to ‘weaken the United States’
On Monday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," former Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta blasted President Donald Trump over his foreign policy — particularly his withdrawal from Syria.
"Secretary Panetta, just generally what do you make of how this whole withdrawal, non-withdrawal is being handled by the White House?" asked Cooper. "We're seeing the administration trying to walk back a broad policy announcement from the president."
"I think from the very beginning this has been a — probably the most disastrous foreign policy blunder in recent history," said Panetta. "And there is no way when you commit a blunder like this that involves the consequences we're now seeing, there's no way to paint this picture as if somehow everything's going well."
Trump says he’ll ‘probably terminate’ the New York Times and Washington Post ‘from the White House’
President Donald Trump's Monday night Fox News interview was a televised version of his Twitter rants. Typically The Washington Post is his favorite foe, due to ownership by actual billionaire Jeff Bezos, but in his interview with Sean Hannity, Trump also attacked The New York Times.
"The media is corrupt. Not all the media. I know some great people, including you, but I know some great journalists," Trump said. "Look, they give Pulitzer Prizes to people that got it wrong. In all these people from The New York Times which is the fake newspaper, we don't even want it in the White House anymore, and we're probably going to terminate that and The Washington Post from the White House they are fake."
Marco Rubio says it was a ‘bad look’ for Trump to pick Doral for G7 — after several days of defending the decision
On Monday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) admitted that it was a "bad look" for President Donald Trump to call for hosting the next annual G7 summit at the Trump National Doral golf resort in Miami, Florida:
“Obviously you know, given everything that's going on, it was a bad look,” Rubio said of G7 at Doral, though he doubts Trump wanted to make money. “As a Floridian I thought it was great that they were going to come down, especially in June when we don't have as many visitors."
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) October 22, 2019