CNN’s David Gregory smacked down Donald Trump’s efforts to blame everybody but himself for his current legal troubles, which have now been complicated by Michael Cohen’s guilty plea and Paul Manafort’s guilty verdict. He also said that Trump’s problems spelled trouble for the Republican party in the 2018 midterm elections.
“You know, the president can say its a rigged investigation. He can blame the news media,” Gregory said. “It’s not the news media’s fault he surrounded himself with these people who got convicted of crimes or pled guilty to crimes. It’s not our fault for reporting this out. This is his judgement. This is their decisions.”
Those decisions, Gregory added included lying “to the American people about paying off a woman to keep her story silent about having an affair,” which he compared to Bill Clinton’s problems in the 1990s.
“Maybe it won’t matter,” Gregory said, predicting trouble for the Republicans in November. “You know, it mattered to the likes of Kavanaugh, [Trump’s] Supreme Court nominee, it mattered to him in the context of Bill Clinton and Paula Jones. Maybe the electorate has moved on. Or maybe Trump and the party are facing the real prospect that a lot of Republicans and a lot of independents, maybe not the core supporters of Trump, may say enough with the drama and he may really see some sliding support. I think that’s that real worry in the White House.”
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Angry Minnesota farmer bashes ‘insulting’ Trump comments that ‘we’re great patriots’ during his trade war
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"This wound is self-inflicted, by our president," said Gary Wertish, who is the Minnesota Farm Bureau president. "We definitely agreed with it in the beginning. But it doesn’t appear that there’s a plan B. Some of the callous comments come, especially from the president, you know, that farmers are 'winning,' we’re 'great patriots,' that’s very insulting. That’s coming from someone who never has faced the challenges of a family farmer. I go into the bank and tell the lender I can’t make the payment because we lost our market? The banker is going to tell me you don’t have to make your payment because you’re a patriot."
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After refusing multiple times to concede that President Donald Trump's trade war -- and accompanying tariffs -- are having any effect on an economy that many financial prognosticators believe is headed towards a recession, Tapper confronted the White House adviser with the list of his critics -- including the Wall Street Journal.
Trump furious with Steve King for crippling his re-election chances in Iowa: CNN’s April Ryan
Sitting in with CNN's Victor Blackwell on Sunday morning, contributor April Ryan relayed that Rep. Steve King (R-IA) is in big trouble not only with his party over his latest comments about rape and incest, but that Donald Trump is aggravated with him too because he may impact the president's chances in Iowa in the 2020 election.
With King reeling from the fallout from his own comments made during an appearance earlier in the week, Ryan said that his days may be numbered because senior Republicans want him gone too.