President Donald Trump’s rejection of interview terms sought by special counsel Robert Mueller created political optics of a cover-up, conservative MSNBC analyst Elise Jordan explained on Wednesday.
“Is there any political fallout, if at the end of the day the president refuses to sit down with Mueller and Mueller has to figure out a way to conclude his investigation without talking to the president?” MSNBC anchor Craig Melbourne asked. “Will there be any sort of fallout?”
“If Donald Trump does not sit down with Robert Mueller, he looks like he’s hiding something,” Jordan noted.
“He looks like he isn’t up for the challenge of being interviewed and forthright on what happened and so that creates the impression that he is indeed hiding something,” she explained.
“And Donald Trump does not want us to be seen as cowering from a fight,” Jordan added. “If anything, we know his style throughout the entirety of the presidential campaign, and to this date, is to attack back and always keep pushing forward.”
The MSNBC contributor and co-host of the Words Matter podcast with Steve Schmidt offered a poignant example to illustrate the legal jeopardy Trump’s defense lawyers are seeking to avoid.
“Just for some back history, when fellow MSNBC contributor Tim O’Brien wrote the book Trump Nation and reported on Donald Trump’s finances and Donald Trump sued him for $5 billion for irreparable harm to his reputation, then they got Donald Trump in court — when he sat down for depositions — he told about 30 lies and he said his income fluctuated based on how he was feeling,” Jordan reminded.
“That’s the kind of performance that Donald Trump lawyers certainly want to avoid,” she concluded.
Lincoln Project whacks the president: ‘We end COVID when we end Trump’s presidency’
President Donald Trump on Thursday held a campaign rally in Wisconsin with supporters "packed in like sardines."
At the rally, Trump ridiculed former Vice President Joe Biden for social distancing at campaign appearances with America's death toll over 200,000. Also on Thursday, Biden held a town hall meeting on CNN where he spoke in-depth about the challenges of a coronavirus vaccine.
The Lincoln Project, the group of former top GOP strategists working to defeat Trump, said that "only one candidate will protect your family from coronavirus" in a new video.
Trump mocked for 95-minute ‘slurring’ campaign speech — before crowd ‘packed in like sardines’ in Wisconsin
President Donald Trump gave a fear-filled and factually inaccurate campaign rally in Mosinee, Wisconsin on Thursday.
The rally, held in spite of the COVID-19 pandemic, featured a large crowd closely packed together.
Here's some of what people were saying about Trump's speech, which lasted approximately 95 minutes:
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Trump: A Biden presidency would mean ‘no guns, no religion, no energy, no oil’
At President Donald Trump's rally on Thursday night in Mosinee, Wisconsin, he offered his supporters a dire — and baseless — warning about what a Joe Biden presidency would mean for America, and for their lives.
"Remember this in politics — it's always the thing that they say first. That's what they're going to do," said Trump. "No guns, no religion, no energy, no oil. Remember that, remember."
Contrary to Trump's claim, Biden has not called for eliminating any of those four things in his campaign, or indeed at any point of his career in politics.