On Wednesday’s episode of Deadline MSNBC, hosted by Nicolle Wallace, the panelists discussed a range of ways the Trump administration is in trouble, from special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe to the pay-out of Stormy Daniels.
The White House has hardly distinguished itself in its response to the controversies swirling around the Presidency. In fact, Donald Trump’s primary strategy is to continue doubling down on the narrative that the Justice Department is corrupt, without letting facts or truth stand in his way.
“Trump’s talent is knowing how a large segment of the public absorb information and the news …” said Axios reporter Jonathan Swan. “People aren’t following it the way we are. Most people don’t know that Andrew McCabe has left the Justice Department.”
Swan then self-deprecatingly mocked the media’s (wrong) assumption that the general population follows the news as closely as journalists do.
“Like, ‘Oh, what about the fact that *asterisk Andrew McCabe’ … It doesn’t matter! Trump’s goal is to have the whole institution at the top look corrupt.”
When Wallace tried to interrupt, Swan pointed out that she was trying to insert facts into a narrative that’s generally short on them.
“His people run these agencies!” Wallace insists.
“Again, Trump doesn’t care. He doesn’t care about these ‘fact-check’ asterisks’ He doesn’t care about how many PolitiFact articles come out. He will be hammering this narrative that this is an institution that was corrupted at the highest level.”
Elizabeth Warren surges ahead of Joe Biden in new Des Moines Register poll of the Iowa Caucuses
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has surged to first place among likely Iowa Caucus-goes, according to a new poll released Saturday night by CNN and the Des Moines Register.
The poll showed Warren at 22%, followed by former Vice President Joe Biden at 20%.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) is at 11%, South Bend Mayor Pete Buggigieg is at 9% and Sen. Kamala Harris is at 6%.
‘He knows I’m actually better at the internet’: Andrew Yang says Trump is too scared to attack him
Presidential candidate Andrew Yang suggested President Donald Trump is too scared to attack him during a CNN appearance on Saturday.
Yang, whose campaign has been buoyed by his passionate online supporters known as the "Yang Gang," was interviewed by Van Jones.
"Part of the thing is that you’re such an unlikely candidate that people, they’re not shooting at you, even Donald Trump doesn’t have a bad name for you yet," Jones noted. "Is that a good thing or a bad thing?"
"Well, Donald Trump hasn’t messed with me online because he knows I’m actually better at the internet than he is," Yang replied, to cheers from the crowd.
Taylor Swift could swing 2020 against Donald Trump — a GOP consultant did the math
Singer Taylor Swift could play a key roll in the 2020 presidential election, a Republican strategist explained on MSNBC on Saturday.
Swift has been public in her criticism of President Donald Trump and told Vanity Fair she is intent to "do everything I can for 2020."
Republican strategist Evan Siegfried was asked about Swift's activism by MSNBC anchor Alison Morris.
"At the same time, Taylor Swift did to something very good, urging people to register to vote months before the election," he noted. "A lot of young people did that."