In the wake of former FBI Director James Comey’s newly-released memos, pundits across news networks discussed the possibility of Russians possessing recordings of Donald Trump instructing Russian prostitutes to urinate on a bed where former President Barack Obama once slept. Miller, like many of the president’s supporters, insisted that no such recording existed because no such instance ever occurred — and both Wilson and CNN host Brooke Baldwin took issue with the assertion.
“You understand if he’s willing to lie about properties and what his dad gave him to get on the Forbes richest list, why should we believe that he’s not — why should people believe he’s not lying about other things?” Baldwin asked.
Wilson was even more blunt: “They have a tape, Jason.”
Referencing a Washington Post article where a reporter claimed Trump lied to get on the Forbes list, Miller claimed the recording of “John Barron,” the president’s well-known pseudonym, was “possibly someone else talking about a little bit of posturing.” In response, Wilson went off.
“This is a president who is a known serial congenital liar and fabulist,” the never-Trumper said. “He’s been rated as telling over 2,000 lies in his first year in office. There’s nothing you can take as a ground truth.”
“Everything is filtered through this bullsh*t prism,” he continued, pausing to apologize for letting the curse word slip, “of his where he believes everything he says about himself is an actual fact and it just not the fact.”
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Trump’s ‘clown car’ economic team is totally unprepared to handle a financial crash: CNN’s Catherine Rampell
Washington Post economics columnist Catherine Rampell on Friday warned that President Donald Trump's team of economic advisers is woefully unprepared to handle a recession should one strike within the next year.
During a panel discussion of this week's economic news, which included a massive drop in the stock market after the U.S. Treasury yield curve inverted, Rampell explained why Americans should be deeply worried about the prospects of a recession under this president.
"They don't have a plan for what to do if things go wrong, and they could go wrong," she said. "We have this clown car of economic advisers... you have a guy who plays an economist on TV, you have a former Hollywood producer. This is not the dream team who will be handling a crisis if we face one."
CNN’s Anderson Cooper explains why Trump’s Israel gambit was a ‘potentially unconstitutional’ attack on Congress
CNN’s Anderson Cooper argued Thursday night on his show that President Donald Trump’s latest broadside against Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Minnesota and Ilhan Omar of Michigan was “potentially unconstitutional.”
Trump, who has routinely targeted the Muslim congresswomen and hypocritically accused them of anti-Semitism, urged Israel on Thursday to bar them from entering the country. Reports suggested that Trump has been pressuring Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to take this step, and the Israeli government wasn’t inclined not to. But after Trump tweeted his opinion, Israel made the ban official.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper compares Trump to Rogue from X-Men — because everything he touches dies
On Thursday, during an interview with comedian Stephen Colbert, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper invoked an obscure "X-Men" reference to characterize the destructive tendencies of President Donald Trump — and the way he politically poisons anyone who comes into contact with him.
"The pace of it, I think about the people who work in the White House," said Cooper. "I think President Trump — you know, Dorothy Parker said those born to the storm find the calm very boring. I don't know why he was born to the storm but that chaos—"
"Oh, he creates his own storm," said Colbert. "He takes a big bucket of seawater, throws it in his own face and says, 'I'm a sea captain.' We're going to ride it out, boys. Throw another bucket."