During a Saturday morning MSNBC panel on tight races in the upcoming midterm election in November, AM Joy host Joy Reid focused like a laser on the gubernatorial race in Wisconsin where Republican incumbent Scott Walker is trailing badly in the polls to Wisconsin state education superintendent,Tony Evers.
Noting that Walker is trailing in a recent poll by 13 points, the panel quickly pointed out that Walker has never been a popular governor and that President Donald Trump — and his policies — are dragging Walker down to defeat.
According to Politico, “A new poll from NBC News and Marist College shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker trailing a Democratic challenger by double-digits, part of a raft of rough results for Republicans across three Midwestern states. Walker has warned for months that Republicans need to be active and vigilant as he runs for a third term, with Democrats winning a series of down-ballot elections in Wisconsin earlier this year.”
Host Reid used that as a jumping off point.
“I want to make sure we get Wisconsin in because you have another interesting race” host Reid began. “Tony Evers polling at 54 percent, Scott Walker at 41 percent. He was re-elected, and people were surprised but he did get back in, so what has changed?”
According to political commentator Jason Johnson, Walker can blame his woes on Trump.
“Scott’s in trouble because the president is unpopular,” Johnson explained. “That’s the biggest thing. I’ve always said this. Donald Trump can shoot people on 5th Avenue, he remains popular, but he is a millstone around the neck of other Republicans in this country. He has no coat tails. So that’s been dragging Scott Walker down.”
“All of these tariffs,” he added. “Canada has been specifically targeting Wisconsin and Pennsylvania in their tariffs. They are hitting Wisconsin where it hurts. Scott Walker has been trying to justify that and a lot of voters in that state are unhappy.”
“Third time’s a charm — Scott Walker gets knocked out,” he predicted.
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Trump ‘abruptly’ storms out of 60 Minutes interview and refuses to return: report
President Donald Trump was said to have "abruptly" ended an interview with 60 Minutes correspondent Leslie Stahl at the White House.
According to CNN correspondent Kaitlan Collins, the "drama" occurred on Tuesday afternoon.
"Apparently there was some drama while President Trump was taping his 60 Minutes interview today," Collins wrote on Twitter. "He abruptly ended his solo interview after around 45 minutes & did not return for a scheduled walk & talk he was supposed to tape with Pence, @abdallahcnn and I are told by sources."
Apparently there was some drama while President Trump was taping his 60 Minutes interview today. He abruptly ended his solo interview after around 45 minutes & did not return for a scheduled walk & talk he was supposed to tape with Pence, @abdallahcnn and I are told by sources.
Trump mask-shames CBS reporter Lesley Stahl — and ominously warns ‘much more to come’
President Donald Trump has spent months belittling people for wearing masks during the COVID-19 pandemic.
His anti-mask attitude reportedly resulted in White House and campaign staff not wearing masks so as to avoid angering their boss.
And Trump has repeatedly attacked Joe Biden for wearing facial coverings -- even after the president was hospitalized for COVID-19.
But on Tuesday, Trump dramatically shifted his position and mask-shamed CBS "60 Minutes" reporter Lesley Stahl, posting video of her not wearing a mask while Trump was.
Trump included video of their interview in his tweet:
McConnell warns Trump not to pass a stimulus deal before the election: report
According to a report from the Washington Post, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told fellow Republicans this Tuesday that he warned the White House not to make a stimulus deal with Democrats before the election.
"McConnell suggested that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is not negotiating in good faith with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and any deal they reach could disrupt the Senate’s plans to confirm Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court next week," the Post reports.
As the Post points out, McConnell's stance risks dashing any hopes that a stimulus deal would be passed before November 3rd.