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.”
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Tucker Carlson announces ‘long-planned’ vacation following his top writer’s resignation for racism
Minutes after Fox News was called out on MSNBC, the embattled host of The Tucker Carlson Show announced that he would be going on a "long-planned" vacation.
The announcement came after Blake Neff, the show's top writer, was exposed for his history of racist, homophobic and misogynistic social media posts.
‘I told you this would happen’: CNN’s Cuomo tears into Trump for trying to ruin Dr Fauci
On Monday, CNN's Chris Cuomo slammed President Donald Trump for his latest attacks on Dr. Anthony Fauci.
"Fauci is not to blame for any of this. Trump is, period," said Cuomo. "And now that the reality is sinking in to blue and red, to left, right, and reasonable, Trump is doing what he always does: trying to shift blame to someone else. And we must reject efforts to shift stink onto the one man we can trust."
"Now, in these White House attacks, we see their principles on display as well, don't we?" said Cuomo. "Eat your own, lie about Fauci, deny your role, and defy the mandate of leadership that we gave you. And how about using an unnamed official to smear the only credible voice they have on this voice. Where are the worries about anonymous sources now, Mr. President? This is making America great again? You pardon a convicted liar and lie about a man with a conviction to fight a pandemic, which you apparently lack."