Presidential historian and CNN political analyst Julian Zelizer said on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s long series of racially charged statements have left him on the back foot with critics and shows just how degraded his White House’s messaging has become.
Zelizer — who published an essay Sunday about President Barack Obama’s message for Trump — also said that he worries about the long-term damage Trump is doing to the institution of the presidency.
“Once you have that kind of debate going on, once a president has to answer this kind of question, you already have a problem,” Zelizer told anchor Ana Cabrera. “And this comes out of a long line of comments and incidents we’ve seen.”
Trump’s long history of discrimination issues dating back to long before he ever ran for president are exactly what makes this conversation “so explosive,” said Zelizer.
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"In what is an astonishingly scandal-ridden presidency, populated by an astonishingly strange cast of characters, he remains one of the most unsettling figures in all of Trump world. Again, to be clear, to disambiguate here, we are not talking about Jeffrey Epstein, seen here with the president, who is also now in custody awaiting child sex trafficking charges," Maddow explained. "No, this is a whole different guy who you can see in this picture with the president who is now in federal custody awaiting a different set of sex trafficking charges as well as serious child porn charges and not for the first time."
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Waters, who chairs the House Financial Services Committee, was interviewed on MSNBC by Chris Hayes.
"I want to switch gears on the last question here, just to talk about what’s happened over the last several days with the president’s attacks on your colleagues, the chants of 'Send her Back,' which the president sort of very, very tepidly and meekly sort of disavowed yesterday, but then essentially reavowed today when given an opportunity to talk about it, he sort of reembraced his supporters who were chanting that," Hayes noted.
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"A bit of news: Raj Shah, the former spokesman in the White House, is joining Fox as a senior Vice President," Washington Post White House correspondent Josh Dawsey reported on Friday.
After Hope Hicks left her job as White House communications director, she was hired to lead corporate communications for New Fox, the parent company of Fox News.