President Donald Trump is holding a joint press conference Friday with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Watch live video below:
‘Beyond insane’: CNN’s Ana Navarro buries impotent GOP as Trump descends into ‘messianic’ madness
During a very lively CNN "New Day" panel, regular contributor Ana Navarro expressed disgust at the Republican Party for standing by while Donald Trump appears to be unraveling.
Responding to a report in the New York Times that claimed aides to the president are growing more and more concerned with the Trump's state of mind, Navarro said that same concern is spread outside of the U.S. too.
"We had a debate earlier in the program about whether or not the president at this point is just messing with everyone," host Alisyn Camerota prompted. "He's calling himself the 'chosen one.' He's suggesting he's the messiah. He seems to be enjoying this moment of rhetorical madness or Mr. Toad's Wild Ride -- do you see something else happening here?"
Former Tea Party congressman and Trump-supporter-turned-never-Trumper may announce 2020 presidential run
A same-party primary challenge against a sitting president is not unheard of. Five members of a sitting president’s party would be extraordinary.
Currently, only former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld has officially declared he is running for the Republican nomination for president.
But as The Washington Post just reported, there are four more Republicans in the wings, “inching” closer to declaring their candidacies.
‘Clearly a willing agent of a foreign government’: Presidential historian alarmed by Trump bowing to Russia
Presidential historian Jon Meacham has concluded that President Donald Trump appears to be a "willing agent of a foreign government."
The Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential biographer was alarmed by Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's appeasement of Russia, in the face of its attacks on U.S. democracy and its aggression against Crimea and other neighbors.
Meacham told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" the situation was unprecedented in American history.
"(It's) as gloomy as at any point in the history of the country, in terms of a president's conduct of our policy toward a foe and/or a rival, depending on how you want to characterize Russia," Meacham said. "One of the great mysteries of the age, to me, continues to be how the party that was so vital to the defeat of Soviet totalitarianism has decided to support a president who is enabling and being in many ways complicit with the totalitarian heir to that system."