MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell asked correspondent Joy Reid whether President Donald Trump was “ignorant” or outright “corrupt.” She chose the latter.
Reid read off points in the Thursday New York Times revelation that Trump was digging for any possible reason to fire special prosecutor Robert Mueller — even if it included a conflict of interest over fees at his golf course.
“The more information you get, he’s corrupt,” Reid said of her options. “You can’t be that ignorant if you’re going beyond the Russia investigation and saying we had disputes over fees at my golf club. He’s looking for any reason to get rid of this guy.”
Reid went on to note that White House counsel Don McGahn isn’t a hero in the ongoing saga, saying She it was McGahn who worked to get Attorney General Jeff Sessions not to recuse himself.
“You have Donald Trump trying to assemble around himself a protection force,” Reid said of Trump’s demands for loyalty.
“And essentially it feel like all these attorneys around him need to protect him. Well, protect him from what? If he didn’t do anything wrong, why does he need protection?”
Watch the full conversation below:
Governors emerge as the nation’s true leaders as Trump faceplants during coronavirus crisis
This was the week that the United States and our region became the global epicenter for the coronavirus pandemic.
Across the country, the national death toll rose to near 1,200, with over 40 percent of those deaths in New York City and New Jersey.
For weeks, as conditions continued to deteriorate here, our national government under the leadership of Donald Trump has been in various stages of denial and obfuscation.
‘How can we pray for you?’ Fox hosts lavish praise on Trump as he exits interview to call Putin
Fox News hosts offered their prayers to President Donald Trump as he cut off his coronavirus update to call Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The president called in Monday morning to "Fox & Friends," which he regularly watches, and boasted about his administration's coronavirus response and attacked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, whom he slurred as a "sick puppy" for criticizing his handling of the crisis.
"We have the greatest economy in history and all of a sudden, one day, they said everybody has to stop, nobody can go to work, we have to stop and we think of this, we're paying people not to go to work," Trump said. "It was always the opposite. We paid people to work, now we're paying people not to go to work -- and with that, I have to go to work, too."
Outrage as Trump sets bar for ‘good job’ on coronavirus: ‘Ready to hang a Mission Accomplished sign over 100,000 caskets’
In a Sunday evening coronavirus press briefing President Donald Trump not only extended the federal government's social distancing policies to April 30, he extended beyond credulity what most would consider a good job.
Many are outraged after the President declared that he could have done nothing to battle the coronavirus pandemic and, according to scientific models, 2.2 million Americans would have died. Trump on Sunday then declared if less than 200,000 people in the U.S. die from coronavirus he should be praised.
“And so, if we could hold that down, as we’re saying, to 100,000 – it’s a horrible number, maybe even less, but to 100,000, so we have between 100 [thousand] and 200,000 [coronavirus deaths] – we altogether have done a very good job.”