On Tuesday’s episode of MSNBC’s the Beat, panelists discussed a recent report that Jared and Ivanka Kushner pulled in 82 million dollars in outside income from their business enterprises around the world.
The panelists criticized the poor optics and potential conflicts of interest between the Kushners’ business dealings and government work, joking that Ivanka has previously said they’re a “no income” family.
“Haha,” Wall Street Journal reporter Shelby Holliday fake laughed to demonstrate just how unfunny it is that the Trump family appears to be enriching themselves under the guise of selfless public service.
“Hmm. Are you benefiting from patents in China? Are you benefiting possibly from a bail-out? Jared Kushner’s building in New York?”
Former Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman pointed out that the conflicts of interest were virtually endless.
“The appearances here are terrible,” he noted emphatically. “People are going to consistently think that she is making money as well as well as everybody in this administration is making mega-bucks off of the government.”
“They’re using this to line their own pockets.”
Democrat moves to impeach Trump immediately following House condemning president’s racism
Immediately following the House of Representatives voting to condemn racist remarks by President Donald Trump, a Democrat introduced a privileged motion to impeach the president.
Rep. Al Green (D-TX) gave an impassioned speech to begin impeachment proceedings for Trump committing high crimes and misdemeanors.
"Therefore, Donald John Trump, by causing such harm to the society of the United States, is unfit to be president and warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office," he said.
Legendary civil rights icon John Lewis unloads on Trump from the House floor: ‘I know racism when I see it’
Civil rights leader Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) took to the floor of the House of Representatives to condemn racist statements by President Donald Trump.
As chair of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Lewis was one of the "Big Six" civil rights leaders who organized the 1963 March on Washington during with the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his famous "I have a dream" speech.
"I rise with a sense of righteous indignation to support this resolution," Lewis began.
"I know racism when I see it. I know racism when I feel it," he explained. "And at the highest level of government, there’s no room for racism."
Kim Jong-un threatens to restart nuke tests as Trump’s efforts to talk to the regime fall apart again: report
On Tuesday, CNN's Brian Todd reported that the North Korean regime is on the brink of rescinding what little they promised President Donald Trump, as the future of his efforts to continue talks appear uncertain.
"Kim Jong-un's regime is once again in negotiation by intimidation," said Todd. "Just two weeks after their historic meeting at the DMZ, and President Trump's short stroll into North Korea, North Korea's dictator Kim Jong-un appears to be threatening to start testing his nuclear weapons again. In a new statement, Kim's foreign ministry calls the joint U.S./South Korean military exercises planned for next month a breach of the main spirit of what President Trump and Kim agreed to in Singapore, and says, 'We are gradually losing our justifications to follow through on the commitments we made with the U.S."