MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough marveled at the way Stormy Daniels’ attorney has beaten President Donald Trump at his own game and effectively frozen his presidency.
The “Morning Joe” host said Trump hadn’t released a public schedule in nearly a week after the former porn actress described her sexual relationship with the president during a “60 Minutes” interview — and he said her attorney Michael Avenatti was eating Trump’s lunch.
“My gosh, this guy has done to Donald Trump — and Stormy Daniels has done to Donald Trump — what Donald Trump was able to do to people like Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush and other political giants for a year and a half,” Scarborough said, “and that is freeze them, tongue-tie them and get them trying to figure out, how do I respond to this — because he has no response and he’s hiding.”
MSNBC’s Mike Barnicle agreed that Avenatti had thrown Trump so completely off his game that he had effectively gone into hiding, and Scarborough said the president had lost control of the news cycle.
“This president has always been a perpetual motion machine as it pertains to tweets, press releases insulting statements, whatever it took to keep the news cycle going,” Scarborough said. “He churned it up 24 hours a day, seven days a week. This week, since Stormy, silence.”
AG Bill Barr will ‘try to interfere’ in the 2020 election to re-elect Trump: MSNBC national affairs analyst
Attorney General William Barr will use the Department of Justice to "try to interfere" in the 2020 presidential election to re-elect Donald Trump, MSNBC's national affairs analyst predicted on Tuesday.
John Heilemann was interviewed by Lawrence O'Donnell on MSNBC's "The Last Word."
"The attorney general, from the moment he walked into this job, has behaved in a -- as a ruthless, relentless political hack and a thug and who has behaved not as attorney general of the United States," Heilemann said.
"He made a travesty of the Mueller report and continues to lie on Donald Trump's behalf at every opportunity," he added.
Trump welcomed Russia’s Sergey Lavrov to the White House — to humiliate us all
Despite the fact that President Donald Trump still refuses to have Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to Washington for an officials meeting — a topic at the center of the scandal driving Trump’s impeachment — the White House hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday.
And while Lavrov was honored with his second private Oval Office meeting (the first one was a cataclysmic disaster) and a press conference with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, the foreign minister took his opportunity here to repeatedly humiliate the United States.
United States, Mexico, Canada finalize Donald Trump’s USMCA trade deal
The United States, Mexico and Canada signed a deal Tuesday to finalize their new trade agreement, paving the way to ratification after more than two years of arduous negotiations.
However, the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump in the US Senate would likely delay Congressional ratification of the agreement until next year, said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
In reality, it is the second time the three countries have triumphantly announced the conclusion of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the deal meant to replace the 25-year-old NAFTA, which President Donald Trump complains has been "a disaster" for the US.