CNN contributor Keith Boykin on Monday hammered President Donald Trump for his continued refusal to apologize or show contrition for anything he and his White House have said or done.
Even as Trump supporter Rob Astorino bemoaned the fact that the media was still talking about a White House staffer making fun of Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) for dying of brain cancer, Boykin pointed out that this was still a story because the White House has still never issued a public statement saying that such jokes are not appropriate.
“This comes in the very week after Melania Trump begins her ‘Be Best’ campaign to stop bullying,” he pointed out. “And the White House is the chief purveyor of bullying in the country. The White House under the Trump administration refuses to apologize for an insulting and attack against John McCain as a war hero.”
Boykin went on to say that a total lack of contrition is a pattern with Trump, as he never apologizes for being cruel or owns up when he tells lies.
Among other things, Boykin noted Trump “didn’t apologize for the Central Park Five lie, didn’t apologize for five-and-a-half years of lying about President Barack Obama’s birth certificate… he still hasn’t apologized to John McCain for denying he was a war hero because he was captured!”
Boykin also noted that the same people shrugging off the White House’s refusal to apologize to McCain for mocking his cancer are the same people who were up in arms when comedian Michelle Wolf made fun of White House staffers during this year’s White House Correspondents Association dinner.
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Trump slammed for lawless obstruction of Congress: ‘He’s taken a sledgehammer to the Constitution’
On CNN Saturday, former Rep. Elizabeth Holtzman (D-NY), who voted for the articles of impeachment against President Richard Nixon, discussed the path forward for impeaching President Donald Trump.
"We know moderate Democrats are a bit frustrated with leadership over potentially expanding the scope of their consideration, maybe the Mueller report findings and drawing up these articles of impeachment," said anchor Victor Blackwell. "Do you think it's a mistake not to include anything beyond the Ukraine matter?"
"Yes," said Holtzman. "I think it would be a mistake, although, you know, I'm still at a distance, and the members of the committee really have to, who have been digging into this deeply have the best feel, but my sense is that the, what the president did is so egregious, not just with regard to Ukraine, but what part of what's bad about his activities in Ukraine, is that he's taken a sledgehammer to the Constitution by saying that Congress has no right to get information, and he's cut off his committee, his administration from, and ordered and directed them not to cooperate with the committee in any way."
Giuliani pummeled by ex-press secretary for ‘returning to the scene of the crime’ to create Ukraine chaos
On CNN Saturday, Rudy Giuliani's former mayoral press secretary Ken Frydman harshly criticized his former boss for his ongoing efforts in the Ukraine scheme.
"As you've watched the former mayor over the last several years, have you identified a point at which things shifted for the man who I guess still is for some known at America's Mayor?" asked anchor Victor Blackwell."
"Well, yeah. I think when he went into business with Donald Trump," said Frydman. "You saw a — a severe change in his personality. He had a zealous need to make money, to be relevant. To be part of the political process. And you know right now he's making, I think, ill-advised decisions, like returning to the scene of the crime, Ukraine, to make a propagandist documentary. Almost as if he's playing, he and the president, are playing, 'catch me if you can.' The president will not participate in the impeachment hearings, and Rudy is off in the Ukraine doubling down."
‘I haven’t had a personal cell phone for years’: Trump demands retraction from CNN — in tweet sent from his iPhone
On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that President Donald Trump had spoken to Rudy Giuliani over unsecured phone lines.
If he was using an unsecured phone to talk to Giuliani about Ukraine, Trump would effectively be allowing the Russians to listen in.
CNN confirmed the unsecured phone use, reporting "President Donald Trump has continued to use his personal cell phone to make calls, despite repeated warnings from his staff that the practice could leave him vulnerable to foreign surveillance, multiple officials told CNN."