Fox News contributor Charles Hurt on Friday praised Donald Trump for coming off “as a little bit of a madman,” extolling the president’s ability to seem “nuts” when dealing with rogue regimes including North Korea and Iran.
The Outnumbered co-hosts were discussing the comments Trump made Thursday that seemed to foreshadow an upcoming military engagement; speaking after a dinner with his top military officers, the president told reporters, “maybe it’s the calm before the storm.”
“Going back to the comment that Mr. Trump made, the guy is a master of theatrics, creating anticipation,” Hurt said Friday about his remarks. “But I think it’s genius the way he comes off as a little bit of the madman. If you’re negotiating with someone like Kim Jong Un or a Iran, having them really think this guy might be nuts is a good thing.”
Fox News host Lisa Booth reminded her co-hosts Trump “promised us on the campaign trail that he wanted to be intentionally vague because he didn’t want to tip off his hat on to what we were going to do as a country in dealing with these rogue nations.”
“What’s funny as it was reported not too long ago that Kim Jong-Un is trying to figure out Trump,” Booth explained. “He doesn’t understand him and he’s been reaching out to people through the United States saying who is this guy?”
“There are people with the North Korean government reaching out to Democrats in the United States trying to figure out how this president works,” Lisa Kennedy Montgomery agreed.
Trump declined to explain what he meant by that statement, instead telling his viewers “you will find out.” Politico’s Josh Dawsey reports of all the sources he’s spoken to, none can pin down what the president meant with that riff:
No one I’ve spoken to in the White House is entirely clear what Trump meant when he said “calm before the storm” and “you’ll find out.”
— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) October 6, 2017
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Rep. Rashida Tlaib defies Trump in NAACP speech: ‘I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president’
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) defiantly insisted on Monday that she would be in Congress until President Donald Trump is impeached.
At the 2019 annual NAACP convention, the announcer noted that Tlaib is a member of the four congresswomen known as The Squad who have recently been told by Trump to "go back" home.
Tlaib began her remarks by alluding to the president's attack.
"I’m not going nowhere, not until I impeach this president," she shouted.
Watch the video below from the NAACP.
Why this 2017 German magazine’s cover painting of Trump as a Nazi is getting so much attention now
Just months after Donald Trump was sworn in as President, a drawing of the nascent American president was featured on the cover of a top German magazine. Trump was painted as draped in the American flag, and giving a Nazi salute. That chilling August 2017 edition of the German weekly magazine, Stern, received tremendous international attention.
"His fight! Neo-Nazis, KU-Klux Klan, racism: How Donald Trump is protecting hate in America," is a Facebook-generated translation of the cover story's title.
Kellyanne Conway erupts after Fox hosts question Trump’s attacks on The Squad
Trump White House counselor Kellyanne Conway on Monday went off on an angry rant after Fox News hosts questioned the wisdom of President Donald Trump's latest attacks on four Democratic lawmakers known as "The Squad."
In particular, Conway was asked about Trump's tweet in which he said Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) were incapable of loving the United States.
Conway responded by attacking the women for voting against funding for the humanitarian crisis at the southern border, which the lawmakers argued would just be giving the president money to further his campaign of abusing immigrants.