“The View” co-host Whoopi Goldberg was floored that President Donald Trump’s demand for a massive concrete wall on the U.S.-Mexico border has now turned to take money out of the Pentagon and the military budgets.
“So there’s apparently been a change of plans,” Goldberg said, quoting Trump’s tweet. He said that they would build the wall “through M,” but didn’t identify what “M” meant. To his supporters, it could have meant Mexico. The actuality, however, is that it’ll be through the military.
“So, he’s tryin’ to get this wall built,” Goldberg continued. “Dude — but — put your hand in your pockets and pay for the wall yourself! You got the money! Build the wall! You want build the wall. Stop trying to — you know, Mexico told you they’re not going to pay for it. We already told you — taxpayers, ‘We not building that! You said Mexico was doing it!’ So, you should do it!”
Joy Behar joked that attorney Michael Cohen should pay for the wall and give a personal loan to Trump to build it.
Sara Haines noted that each time there is a new Trump scandal people wonder if “this will be the thing” that brings him down. She asked gust host Anthony Scaramucci if this would be something that would pull support away from him.
Unsurprisingly, he said “no.” However, Haines wasn’t letting up. She noted that past scandals have involved Trump personally and his behavior and morality. It attacked the man. In this case, it was a key Trump policy and campaign promise that incited chants at every rally he held. She wondered if because this was a policy issue that Trump has failed to deliver on, if his followers would be willing to abandon him.
Behar noted that nothing would ever move the Trump base.
Watch the full discussion below:
State Department retaliated against NPR by kicking reporter off Mike Pompeo’s plane: report
The U.S. State Department appears to be retaliating against National Public Radio (NPR) after Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suffered a caught-on-tape meltdown following an interview with NPR "All Things Considered" co-host Mary Louise Kelly.
According to PBS "Newshour" reporter Nick Schifrin, the State Department kicked NPR diplomatic correspondent Michele Kelemen off of Pompeo's jet.
"State Department removes NPR’s Michele Kelemen from Sec. Pompeo plane--where she was scheduled for a pool radio rotation--during upcoming trip to London, Kiev," Schifrin reported.
AFP State Department correspondent Shaun Tandon blasted the move on behalf of the State Department Correspondent's Association.
Trump’s lawyers slammed by CNN’s Toobin for ‘parade of lies’ about Biden’s involvement in Ukraine
On CNN Monday, chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin argued that the White House team's defense in the impeachment trial was disastrously bad.
"I thought Attorney General [Pam] Bondi did an effective job of showing how sleazy the hiring of Hunter Biden was," acknowledged Toobin. However, he added "her discussion, and Eric Herschmann's discussion, of the role of Joe Biden, vice president at the time, was a parade of lies. Just outrageously false in every fact, in every insinuation ... this idea that he engineered the fire firing of [Ukrainian prosecutor] Viktor Shokin to get his son in. Since Joe Biden is the one who is running for president, that seems to be enormously important."
Republicans claim Democrats leaked John Bolton’s book that was given to the White House — then quickly back down
In a bizarre twist, Republicans are blaming Democrats for releasing information included in John Bolton's.
Speaking in a line of Republicans, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) explained that it was clear Democrats were part of some kind of conspiracy to turn senators against the speedy trial the White House wanted. With the revelation that Bolton confirmed President Donald Trump was indeed trying to bribe Ukraine, a very few Republican senators are more willing to call him as a witness.
The problem, of course, with Meadows' accusations is that the manuscript was never sent to Democrats. According to the New York Times report, Bolton sent the book to the White House for security checks to ensure nothing he put in the book was classified.