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:
Protesters give Donald Trump a one-finger salute as Marine One flies over DC protests
President Donald Trump returned to Washington, DC on Saturday as large crowds of protesters fill the city's streets.
Trump had flown to Florida to see the launch of the SpaceX Starship and returned as the sun was going down.
BuzzFeed News reporter Ellie Hall captured a picture of Marine One approaching the White House -- and being welcomed back to town with raised middle fingers.
Trump, in Marine One, just did a flyover of the protest area outside the White House.
Trump announces he has unilaterally decided to let Putin back into the G7 Summit: report
President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he intends to let Russia attend the next Group of Seven summit.
Since 2014, Russia's membership in the organization has been suspending in response to Vladimir Putin's annexation of Crimea. That changed the name from the G8 Summit to the G7 Summit.
The announcement came from pool reporter Gabby Orr of Politico, who said Trump will also invite South Korea, Australia and India to the next summit, which he is postponing until September.
More via pooler: “‘I don’t feel that as a G7 it properly represents what’s going on in the world. It’s a very outdated group of countries,’ he said. Alyssa Farah said this is bringing together our traditional allies to talk about how to deal with the future of China.”
Seattle mayor imposes emergency curfew — set to begin only 14 minutes after her announcement
The mayor of Seattle announced on Twitter that she would be signing an executive order imposing a curfew.
"I will soon be signing an emergency order and the city of Seattle will be imposing a 5 pm curfew soon," Durkin tweeted at 4:46 p.m. -- only 14 minutes before the order was set to go into effect.
"Crowds need to disburse from downtown immediately," she ordered.
"While many individuals gathered peaceful, some individuals have started fires and are destroying buildings. There are multiple fires downtown and it is an extremely dangerous situation. @Seattelfire (sic) does not have access to buildings," she continued.