New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman on Tuesday warned that American democracy is in danger because President Donald Trump “is a disturbed person.”
While appearing on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, co-host John Heilemann reminded Friedman that he had recently written a column which declared that Trump’s presidency is a “code red” threat to democracy.
“I feel more strongly than ever in everything that’s happened in the last six weeks that the biggest threat to our democracy is sitting in the Oval Office,” Friedman said. “We have a president who is a disturbed person. This kind of tweeting, this kind of throwing overboard all these cabinet secretaries at once, this is not normal behavior.”
“If this man were running a Fortune 500 company,” he continued, “the board of directors would have thrown him out long ago. The board of directors in this case is the Republican Party. And I find it deeply disturbing, in the face of all of this aberrant behavior and truly destabilizing behavior, that you don’t hear a peep out of the Republican Party. And there’s nothing that unnerves me more.”
Friedman observed that the Republican Party has done nothing to stop Trump from attacking companies and media organizations.
“These are deeply disturbing trends,” the Times columnist lamented. “If you’re not afraid, you’re not paying attention.”
Watch the video below from MSNBC.
Trump-loving “hate group” leader struggles to defend chauvinism during CNN interview on Portland chaos
Portland, Oregon on Saturday was the scene of another far-right mobilization by groups such as the Proud Boys and Patriot Prayer.
Tarrio had traveled from Miami to take part in the far-right rally in Portland and appeared to be wearing body armor.
‘Go back to Harlem!’: Florida woman has n-word laced meltdown after bumping black woman’s shopping cart
On Saturday, the Atlanta Black Star reported an incident in Florida, in which a white woman screamed racial slurs at a black woman at a Publix supermarket in Miami after their shopping carts jostled each other.
After the woman allegedly banged into Nicki Johnson's cart, she refused to apologize, saying, "I didn't hit you with my cart, and f**k you, you f**king n****r."
Johnson whipped out her cell phone camera, and began recording the incident, saying "You, why don't you call me a n****r again?"
"You thinking I'm sorry?" snapped the woman. "Let me tell you something, I don't have to call you anything. Get away from me, I will call security and there are surveillance videos. Get away from me!"
‘I’m a nurse, what are you?’: Tennessee lawmaker humiliates anti-choice activists in brutal public grilling
Anti-choice activists in Tennessee were unprepared for the grilling they got from a Democratic Party lawmaker when making the case for a bill that would outlaw abortion before many women knew they were pregnant.
One of the speakers in favor of the fetal heartbeat bill was Baptist Pastor Randy Davis, who was questioned by state Sen. Katrina Robinson (D-Memphis).
"How many women executive pastors do you have in your convention?" Robinson asked Davis. "Or senior pastors."
"None," Davis replied.
"So is it the same ideology that restricts access to women being able to lead a congregation that leads you all to support women not being able to make a medical decision about their body?" Robinson asked.