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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Internet slams ‘cringe-worthy elitist’ Mike Bloomberg for saying he’s too rich to use TurboTax
At the Democratic presidential debate in Nevada, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stumbled after being asked when he will release his tax returns, when he suggested that he "can't go to TurboTax" because he's too wealthy.
Moderator: "You've said you'll release your tax returns, but why do Democrats have to wait?"
Bloomberg: "We do business around the world. The document will be thousands of pages. I can't go to TurboTax."
The two biggest attacks on Mike Bloomberg came from the women at the debate
Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg had a target painted on his for the Democratic Debate in Las Vegas Wednesday, and all of the Democrats came out swinging.
After an attack by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) explained that there's a billionaire in the race who degrades women by calling them "fat broads and horse-faced lesbians," and it wasn't Donald Trump.
"I'm talking about Mayor Bloomberg," she said. "Democrats are not going to win if we have a nominee who has a history of hiding his tax returns, of harassing women. And of supporting racist policies like redlining and stop and frisk. Look, I'll support whoever the Democratic nominee is, but understand this, Democrats take a huge risk if we just substitute one arrogant billionaire for another."
‘Barr is a toady’: Jeffrey Toobin says talk of attorney general resigning is ‘just a big show’
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin says he doesn't believe Attorney General William Barr when he claims he considered resigning from the Trump administration.
Sources close to Barr told ABC News that the attorney general had contemplated quitting because President Donald Trump's tweets make it difficult for him to do his job.
"Barr is a toady," Toobin explained during an appearance on CNN. "Barr is doing what he's told. He had this one statement, 'Oh, whoa is me, it's hard for me to do my job when the president tweets.'"