President Donald Trump on Thursday went on a long, whiny rant on “Fox & Friends” after being asked about the withdrawal of his nominee for the secretary of Veterans Affairs.
When asked about VA secretary pick Ronny Jackson withdrawing his name from consideration, Trump angrily lashed out at Senate Democrats for allegedly obstructing all his nominees.
Among other things, Trump complained that “top of the line people” in the United States were “giving up their jobs” to come work for him, only to run into roadblocks by Senate Democrats.
Later in the interview, Trump seemed to throw his own lawyer Michael Cohen under the bus by distancing himself from his private business practices. Trump acknowledged that Cohen served as his attorney on some occasions but said his primary means of making money was through his own businesses.
“I have nothing to do with his business,” Trump said, although he insisted that he didn’t believe Cohen didn’t do anything wrong. Trump also said that he had multiple lawyers working for him and that Cohen only performed a “tiny fraction” of the legal work done on his behalf.
When asked by Fox hosts why Cohen pleaded the fifth if he wasn’t guilty of any crimes, Trump blamed Cohen’s lawyers.
“He’s got other things, he’s got businesses,” he said. “His lawyers probably told him to do that. I’ve been told I’m not involved.”
Additionally, Trump also attacked former FBI Director James Comey once again and accused him of breaking the law.
“He is guilty of crimes!” Trump fumed.
Trump also claimed that Comey lied in his memos when he said Trump told him that he never stayed overnight in Russia during his trip to Moscow in the 2013 Miss Universe pageant.
“Of course I stayed in Russia overnight!” Trump said.
Watch Trump talk about Cohen’s situation on “Fox & Friends” below.
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Ex-White House aide describes Trump’s abusive tantrums when he doesn’t get his way: ‘Not normal at all’
Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon, former Donald Trump advisor Omarosa Manigault Newman backed up assertions in the book " A Very Stable Genius" that the president is prone to tantrums when he doesn't get his way and becomes abusive to staffers and cabinet members alike.
Speaking with host Alex Witt, Omarosa -- who wrote an insider's account of life in the White House after she was unceremoniously fired -- said there was little in the new book that surprised her.
Digging into her Oval Office days, the former adviser and longtime Trump associate described the president's "zero to 200" screaming jags when displeased.
‘Opportunistic’ Trump has an ulterior motive for hyping Virginia gun rally on MLK day: MSNBC guest
During a panel discussion on MSNBC's "AM Joy," the Reverend Mark Thompson claimed that President Donald Trump is sending a message to his rabid base by hyping up a pro-gun rally in Virginia on Martin Luther King Day.
Addressing the rally to be held in Richmond, which has the entire state on edge and forced lawmakers to ban weapons at the event in the name of safety, Thompson told host Joy Reid it was accident that the president linked the rally to a day when Americans celebrate the life of the civil rights leader who was gunned down in 1968 in Memphis.
Asked about Trump's tweets about the rally, the reverend called them disgraceful.
Ex-GOP lawmaker who met Parnas multiple times breaks ranks and calls him ‘credible’: ‘Everything he’s saying is true’
Appearing on MSNBC's "AM Joy," former GOP lawmaker Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) was asked about his own relationship with Lev Parnas -- whose bombshell interview with MSNBC's Rachael Maddow has rocked Donald Trump's administration -- and what the Rudy Giuliani's associate had to say.
Pointing out that Parnas is also a resident of Florida, Curbelo explained how he has managed to insinuate into Republican politics over the years and likely has much to tell.
"Lev Parnas lives in South Florida as well," he told the MSNBC host. " I certainly hope it's nothing in the water down here, but from what I can tell, Lev Parnas is someone who probably accidentally ended up in this world and once he got into it he was consumed by it."