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.”
Cops briefly suspended after video of them beating 16-year-old girl goes viral
Officers in Lansing, Michigan, were placed on leave after video appeared on social media showing them striking a 16-year-old girl, reports WILX.
The officers approached a home where they suspected the girl and a 14-year-old boy -- wanted on probation violations, escape from custody, and runaway warrants -- were staying, police said.
The teens tried to flee, but were captured soon after. After the girl resisted being put into a police car, video shows an officer beat her on the leg.
Meghan McCain mystifies co-hosts by defending Trump with a bizarre Ebola rant: ‘It’s my No. 1 fear in life’
Meghan McCain briefly derailed a conversation on "The View" about President Donald Trump humiliating his chief of staff during a TV interview.
The president ordered White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney out of the Oval Office after he coughed as Trump was speaking to ABC News, and McCain said she couldn't blame him.
"My No. 1 fear in life, in general, above all things, is getting the Ebola virus, above all else," McCain said. "It's my biggest fear in the entire world."
Her comment seemed to amuse co-host Joy Behar, who cracked a grin.
"Ebola virus?" Behar said. "Do they have that here?"
‘The president’s in major trouble’: CNN polling analyst reveals how Trump dug himself a massive hole for 2020
President Donald Trump should be coasting to reelection given that unemployment is under four percent -- but poll after poll shows that the president is significantly down compared to prospective Democratic rivals.
In fact, polling data from the president's own reelection campaign leaked last week and showed him trailing former Vice President Joe Biden significantly in multiple key swing states, which infuriated the president and resulted in the firing of staff pollsters.