During her Tuesday opener, MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace called President Donald Trump’s statement an outright “lie.”
Playing a clip of his remarks, Wallace highlighted a portion of the comments where Trump said that it took him a while to get a transcript of the remarks and see a video. He said he couldn’t understand the backlash.
“Yeah, that’s a lie. You know how long it takes when you’re a president to get a clip of your press conference? About 60 seconds,” said Wallace, who worked in George W. Bush’s White House. “We just learned that that stunning attempt at cleanup, most of it read from prepared remarks, followed an unscheduled meeting this morning of national security advisers concerning Russia.”
She went even further after announcing her guests, calling it “a flagrant lie and shameless lie to say he had to pull a transcript to pull what he said. The reaction was instant. He couldn’t have even been in the motorcade before his staff would have gone to him and say, ‘That landed with a thud you siding with Vladamir Putin over Dan Coats and the intelligence community.’ So, what gives with the web of lies he tried to weave today?”
NBC News Pentagon correspondent Hans Nichols said Tuesday that Trump did not attend his post-Helsinki intelligence briefing because he wanted to watch television.
Watch her full opening statement below:
‘Catastrophic,’ ‘beyond shameful,’ and ‘xenophobia-fueled’ Trump administration panned over proposal to slash refugee cap to zero
"An admissions goal of zero would be another low in a global race to the bottom"
Human rights advocates said the Trump administration would be making a "catastrophic" and "grave error" if it followed through on a newly-reported proposal to slash refugee admissions to zero next year.
"It is beyond shameful and a new low, even for this administration, to even consider accepting no refugees to the U.S.," said Ryan Mace, grassroots advocacy and refugee specialist for Amnesty International USA.
Unhinged Trump fan facing multiple charges after stalking Georgia woman and plastering her car with Trump stickers
According to a report in the Gwinnett Daily Post, an overzealous fan of Donald Trump is facing multiple charges -- including stalking --by plastering her car with Trump stickers, harassing her and then following her in his work vehicle.
Sharon Wood of Lawrenceville, who is the vice-chair of the Gwinnett County Democratic Party, admitted that the back of her car is covered in stickers supporting liberal causes, which made her a target for one of President Trump’s boosters.
Meghan McCain erupts after she gets called out for whining that her GOP friends are ‘very upset’ about Trump
"The View" erupted into a shouting match over President Donald Trump's racist smears of Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and other Democratic congresswomen, even though all the panelists seemed to agree his remarks were abhorrent.
Co-hosts Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin blasted "self-righteous hypocrite" Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) for defending the president's comments, and Meghan McCain challenged Democrats to defeat Trump for re-election.
"This is so bad," McCain said. "It's like nothing I have ever seen, and I don't think anyone in this room has ever seen before, and if you can't beat this, this blatant racism, what does this say about your party?"