Conservative political strategist and blogger Liz Mair told MSNBC on Sunday that President Donald Trump just doesn’t know when to stop talking sometimes and ends up “tripping over his you-know-what” with regards to the charges he is facing regarding Russia and the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
Chances are, Mair said, that Trump has done things — even inadvertently — that broke laws just through the massiveness and multifaceted nature of his company. She suggested that the best thing for the president to have done would have been to come clean early on and admit to having properties and a development project in the works for a Trump Tower in Moscow.
“Look,” she told anchor Richard Liu, “I don’t think it’s surprising given what a big economy and big power Russia is, you know, Donald Trump would have wanted to do some sort of property development there, right, that stands to reason. I think what’s troublesome about this is, first of all, in order to develop property in Russia, you have to be in good with the Putin regime.”
“The other thing is you have the president — to use a crude term — having tripped over his own you-know-what by making statements that really indicate that there was nothing there and it turns out there might have been a little bit of something there,” Mair concluded. “And that’s a problem he has.”
On multiple occasions, Trump’s off-the-cuff statements have flown in the face of his administration’s official position, most notably when he told NBC anchor Lester Holt that he’d fired Director Comey because he was annoyed about the Russia investigation. This came after his surrogates spent days carpet-bombing the media with talking points that Trump had made the dismissal for other reasons.
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24 hours of embarrassing incidents culminate in #TrumpIsALaughingStock trending on Twitter
President Donald Trump has already had a tough week.
It started Monday evening when HBO aired a widely-panned interview with Axios correspondent Jonathan Swan.
Monday morning, Trump appeared entirely unfamiliar with Yosemite National Park.
And then Trump had another one of his lie-filled presidential briefings.
All the fodder circulating resulted in the hashtag for "Trump is a laughing stock" trending on Twitter.
Here's some of what people were saying about the commander-in-chief:
GOP operatives linked to Kayne West’s presidential bid in potential ‘spoiler’ effort: NYT
There are questions as to whether Kanye West is running a "spoiler" bid for president to help re-elect his friend, Donald Trump, according to a new report by The New York Times.
"At least four people who have been active in Republican politics are linked to Kanye West’s attempt to get on the presidential ballot this year. The connection raises questions about the aims of the entertainer’s effort and whether it is regarded within the G.O.P. as a spoiler campaign that could aid President Trump, even as those close to Mr. West have expressed concerns about his mental health as he enters the political arena," the newspaper reported.
Kris Kobach ridiculed after losing comeback bid in Kansas: ‘Adios amigo’
Former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach is the projected loser of the state's Republican primary for the U.S. Senate, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Kobach, a longtime crusader against immigration, headed up President Donald Trump's so-called "voter fraud commission" before it was disbanded after failing to identify any widespread instances of fraud.
Kobach unsuccessfully ran for governor in 2018.
Here's some of what people were saying about Kobach's defeat: