CNN had a panel of Trump voters on the show to discuss President Donald Trump’s attacks on NFL players who knelt this weekend during the national anthem — and many of them were not impressed by the president’s behavior.
Trump voter Mark O’Brien, for instance, wondered why Trump called NFL players “sons of b*tches,” even though he declined to use such forceful language to describe neo-Nazis who marched in Charlottesville, Virginia.
When asked by CNN’s Alisyn Camerota why he believed Trump spoke more harshly against NFL players than neo-Nazis, O’Brien admitted he had no idea.
“That is a huge concern of mine,” he said. “What is going on in that man’s mind?”
Trump voter Jordan Jacquay agreed with O’Brien that Trump’s statements were fueling racial tensions at a time when the United States needs a leader who can turn down the emotional temperature.
“A lot of what happened yesterday was in response to what our president said, being very unpresidential, using the term ‘son of a b*tch,'” Jacquay explained. “I believe if we’re going to continue being the country we are, we have to allow for dissenting opinion.”
Camerota then asked Trump voter Payton Isner if he had any thoughts about why Trump was more eager to attack black NFL players than neo-Nazis — and he admitted he had no good explanation.
“I wish I knew,” Isner said. “It completely baffles me.”
Isner also said earlier in the segment that Trump’s decision to weigh in on the NFL was particularly odd given the humanitarian crisis occurring in Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
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Newly revealed video shows Trump and Jeffrey Epstein ogling cheerleaders at Mar-A-Lago party
Newly revealed video recorded in 1992 shows Donald Trump and Jeffrey Epstein ogling NFL cheerleaders at a party held at the future president's Mar-A-Lago club.
The video recorded by NBC and broadcast Wednesday by MSNBC shows Trump, then a celebrity businessman, dancing with dozens of cheerleaders for the Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins, and then greeting Epstein and two other men.
Trump and the accused pedophile Epstein are then seen pointing toward various women and commenting on their looks, although it's not always clear what they're saying.
"She's hot," Trump says about one woman, and then leans in to say something that makes Epstein double over with laughter.
‘Clear and present racism’: MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Mika say Kellyanne Conway should have been ‘fired on the spot’ for slurring reporter
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski were astonished by Kellyanne Conway's response to a reporter asking about President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four first-year lawmakers.
The White House senior adviser asked Breakfast Media White House correspondent Andrew Feinberg, who is Jewish, about his ethnicity after he asked Conway what countries Trump was telling the Democratic congresswomen to return.
"I won't draw any parallels with any fascist countries, but what happened yesterday in a press gaggle has nothing to do with the United States of America," Scarborough said, "and in any other administration over the past 240 years, a person that did what Kellyanne Conway did yesterday would have been fired on the spot. By the time she left the press gaggle and went back into the White House, they would have already packed up her belongings and would have told her leave by the back door and never talk to us again."
Elon Musk shows off progress on brain-machine interface
Futurist entrepreneur Elon Musk late Tuesday revealed his secretive Neuralink startup is making progress on an interface linking brains with computers, and said they hope to begin testing on people next year.
Musk has long contended that a neural lace meshing minds with machines is vital if people are going to avoid being so outpaced by artificial intelligence that, under the best of circumstances, humans would be akin to "house cats."
Musk and members of the Neuralink team laid out progress they have made on their mission at an event held in San Francisco to recruit talent in software, robotics, neuroscience and more.