President Donald Trump lashed out at attorney general Jeff Sessions on Twitter, and MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” reacted to his latest “frantic” denial of Russian collusion.
The president admitted in a Tuesday morning tweet that he would not have nominated Sessions if he knew the attorney general would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia probe.
The Russian Witch Hunt Hoax continues, all because Jeff Sessions didn’t tell me he was going to recuse himself…I would have quickly picked someone else. So much time and money wasted, so many lives ruined…and Sessions knew better than most that there was No Collusion!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018
Host Joe Scarborough and his guests agreed the president’s recent tweets betrayed a sense of panic and paranoia over special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
“They are so stupid that they don’t understand, like the president, who they’re dealing with, and think about his tweets over the past week and a half to two weeks,” Scarborough said. “He is manic, he is frantic. This is a guy who is cornered with every single tweet about Russia, about Sessions, about Mueller, about it all, about ‘no collusion,’ he protests too much and shows just how cornered and desperate he is.”
Co-host Mika Brzezinski said the president’s tweets were reaching supporters who don’t care whether he would violate the Constitution to save himself from Mueller, and she said Trump’s behavior was worrisome.
“Knowing Donald Trump as I know him, I do feel that he feels the walls closing in on him, and whenever he does he does something ridiculous to deflect, which is what he did with the Philadelphia (Eagles) team and this pattern is pitch-perfect Donald Trump, really paranoid at this point, paranoid to the point of spinning out of control,” Brzezinski said.
Brzezinski warned the president’s attacks on the Justice Department on Congress — which could investigate and possibly remove him from office — appeared to be working.
“I just wouldn’t underestimate the fog machine that he is doing to our institutions and the pillars of our democracy, where things can get so broken down he can continue,” she said. “I’m just saying it’s possible, it’s happening, he’s doing it right now.”
Chad Wolf’s authority is ‘illegitimate’: Hispanic Caucus chairman demands DHS chief ‘resign in disgrace’
Immigrant rights groups and Texas Democrats are urging a review on the legality of Trump administration immigration policies after a government watchdog found two of the White House’s top immigration officials are not legally eligible to serve in their respective positions.
The Government Accountability Office on Friday determined that Chad Wolf, acting Department of Homeland Security secretary, and Ken Cuccinelli, a senior official performing deputy secretary duties, aren’t legally qualified to hold those posts.
United We Dream, an advocacy group pushing for immigration reform, said the GAO’s conclusion calls into question the latest guidance from the DHS on the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program that was initiated in 2012.
Lots of red hats — but not many COVID masks — at Bedminster ‘Cops for Trump’ event with the president
Enhanced unemployment benefits have expired and there is still no deal on the next COVID-19 stimulus package, but the president of the United States left Washington, DC on Friday for yet another weekend at Trump National Golf Club Bedminster.
"This weekend’s trip to Trump National Bedminster is the president’s 23rd since taking office, and will increase his golf-related taxpayer tab to $142 million in travel and security expenses," HuffPost White House corresponded S.V. Dáte reported Friday. "Trump has already spent 268 days on golf courses that he owns in his 1,303 days in office, of which 85 have been at Bedminster."
Trump declares that Fox News is ‘no longer the big deal’ in the 2020 presidential campaign
Donald Trump on Friday reflected on what he sees as the key differences between his 2016 and 2020 presidential campaigns.
"The biggest difference between the Presidential Race in 2020 and that of 2016 is the 2016 candidate, Crooked Hillary Clinton, was much smarter and sharper than Slow Joe, we have even more ENTHUSIASM now, and [Fox News] has become politically correct and no longer the big deal!" Trump tweeted after arriving at his Bedminster Golf Club for the weekend.
Trump has grown increasingly frustrated by the network and its polls, which gave him more bad news on Thursday.