Journalists at the press briefing on Friday grilled White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders over Gen. John Kelly’s assertion that Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) boasted about raising money during an FBI dedication ceremony in 2015, noting the president’s chief of staff “was wrong” when he made that claim.”
Referencing a video that proves Kelly’s characterization of Wilson’s remarks were incorrect, a reporter asked if “General Kelly still [stands] by the statement he made yesterday that he felt she was grand standing.”
“Absolutely,” Sanders remarked, iterating comments Kelly made Thursday during his surprise press briefing.
“Have you seen the speech?” the reporter pressed.
“I have,” she replied.
“Then you know most of it it was for her effusively praising these FBI agents,” he said, noting Wilson “was talking about naming the building after these FBI agents who she then went on to effusively praise.”
The reporter later asked if Kelly “will he come out and talk to us about this.”
Sanders shot back that the chief of staff addressed it enough during his press conference Thursday.
“He was wrong yesterday,” the reporter explained, prompting Sanders to assert it’s “highly inappropriate” for reporters to question the truthfulness of Kelly’s comments.
“If you want to go after General Kelly, that’s up to you,” Sanders said. “If you want to get into a debate with the four-star Marine general, I think that’s something highly inappropriate. Go ahead.”
Fellow reporters later followed up, confronting Sanders over Kelly’s comments.
Trump has figured out how to get taxpayers to renovate one of his golf courses: MSNBC panel
President Donald Trump has figured out how to have taxpayers pay to renovate his Trump National Doral Miami golf course, according to an analysis by MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle.
"Before setting himself on fire on Ukraine yesterday, Mick Mulvaney came into the White House briefing room to break to the nation the fact the that the Trump Doral golf resort turns out to be -- in his estimation, organically, just sitting there -- the best possible place to have a G-7 Summit of world leaders," MSNBC's Brian Williams reported. "That was provision number one. There’s no better place that we can find. Number two was, the president will not profit from said G-7."
Bill Maher reveals plan to ‘bribe’ Trump with one billion dollars — for him to leave office
The Constitution has two mechanisms to remove President Donald Trump from office prior to his term ending on January 20, 2021: impeachment and the 25th Amendment.
HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher noted that Trump could also choose to resign.
Maher waved around a $1 million check that he said he would give to Trump to quit.
He said he also knew 1,000 people who would do the same -- which would land Trump over $1 billion.
Maher said even poor people would pawn their wedding rings to add to the pot.
Trump can’t fire Mulvaney because nobody else wants to be his chief of staff: report
White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will likely stay on at the White House despite his public confession of a quid pro quo in the Ukraine scandal at the center of the impeachment inquiry, The New York Times reported Friday.
"But Mr. Mulvaney’s job has been anything but normal since the news conference on Thursday at which he seemingly undermined the Trump administration’s strategy for avoiding impeachment by acknowledging that Mr. Trump had sought a quid pro quo for providing Ukraine with American aid," the newspaper reported. "In the chaotic aftermath, the president’s Republican allies are questioning Mr. Mulvaney’s savvy and intelligence even as the Trump campaign is defiantly turning one of his lines from the news conference into a T-shirt."