MSNBC host Chris Hayes finds the way in which Donald Trump conducts himself when it comes to rules and laws shocking.
Elie Mystal, who serves as the executive editor of the site “Above the Law,” explained that the Trump family seems to see “rules are just guidelines and guidelines are just Yelp reviews.” Such was the case with the latest civil case for the Trump Foundation.
Not only does Trump have no working knowledge of how laws work, Mystal said that it seems the family doesn’t think they can be held accountable anyway.
“There’s those legends about kids raised by wolves who haven’t had human acculturation,” Talking Points Memo founder Josh Marshall compared. “Like the Trump family — they were raised — they don’t know about the law. Something congenital, they don’t know about not breaking the law.”
He went on to say that there are rules and understandings about how to be a corrupt politician or businessman. He specifically suggested not putting things in writing or over email. Another key thing not to do is to create a paper trail for moving hush money or illegal donations around.
Mystal quoted Trump’s tweet saying he has no intention of settling the lawsuit, saying, “no problem! We ain’t asking you to settle this.”
He noted though, that it doesn’t matter what the findings are, what cases Trump loses or if anyone is found guilty in any indictments, civil or criminal, the base will never believe them.
One thing Mystal hopes will come from this, if the Democrats take back the House, he wants to see them pass a law that says all presidential candidates must release their taxes so that the American people are aware of any potential conflicts of interest.
Watch the exchange below:
‘It’s treachery if not treason’: Harvard’s Laurence Tribe destroys Trump’s claim he’s above the law
Legendary constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe explained the legality of President Donald Trump's claim to be above the law during a Thursday evening appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.
The host played a notorious clip of Trump.
"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters. Okay? It’s like incredible," Trump argued.
"And now he has gone beyond that," O'Donnell noted. "Now the president is sayin, 'I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and I cannot be prosecuted for that crime. Or any crime.'"
Marine Corps unit busted planning to hold a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort: report
President Donald Trump is facing yet another corruption scandal after a Marine Corps unit was caught planning to hold a party at the commander-in-chief's Mar-a-Lago resort.
"At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold an annual ball at a venue that could profit the commander-in-chief," the Miami Herald reported Thursday.
Internet blown away by Giuliani’s ‘pants-sh*tting panic’ freak out on CNN’s Cuomo
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani received harsh reviews of his Thursday evening appearance on CNN with anchor Chris Cuomo.
Many people worried about Giuliani's mental health after watching the interview.
Here is some of what people were saying about Trump's defense attorney.