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.”
‘Mental midget’ Stephen Miller absolutely demolished in MSNBC blast at Trump’s ‘misfit’ advisers
Given the opportunity to discuss two profiles on White House adviser Stephen Miller -- published by the Washington Post and the New York Times late Saturday -- Democratic consultant Don Calloway jumped in with both feet to trash the man he called a "mental midget"."
Asked p on MSNBC about the controversial Miller's outsized influence on Donald Trump, Calloway didn't hold back.
"What goes through your head when you hear how much influence Stephen Miller has on immigration policy?" host Alex Witt asked.
"Stephen Miller is a mental midget, that's the best thing I can say," Calloway began to the sounds of laughter offscreen.
Black woman reveals how Trump is ruining her marriage: ‘My white Republican husband is starting to hate me’
A black woman revealed over the weekend how President Donald Trump and right-wing media are straining her marriage.
In a Twitter rant on Saturday, a woman going by the name Glass Butterfly hit a nerve by starting a discussion about the challenges of interracial marriage in the age of Trump.
"My white Republican husband is starting to hate me because the longer we live through this administration the 'BLACKER' I become," she revealed. "Any interracially and opposing politically affiliated couples going through this? Like...I have NO idea how to balance who we are..or are becoming."
Lawmaker Rashida Tlaib calls for boycott of Bill Maher’s ‘Real Time’ over Israel comments
Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., suggested a boycott against HBO host Bill Maher after he denounced the international movement to boycott Israel as a "bullshit purity test by people who want to appear woke but actually slept through history class."
This article first appeared on Salon.
"Maybe folks should boycott his show," Tlaib wrote in a tweet on Saturday. "I am tired of folks discrediting a form of speech that is centered on equality and freedom. This is exactly how they tried to discredit & stop the boycott to stand up against the apartheid in S. Africa. It didn't work then and it won't now."