MSNBC Wednesday continued analyzing the fallout from reality star Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s claims that she has tapes to back her most damning accusations about President Donald Trump—including evidence that he’s used the N-word.
Matt Welch, editor-at-large of the libertarian magazine Reason, joked that the paranoia is likely spiking in the Trump White House. He also pointed out that essentially everyone on team Trump is a political amateur, including the President.
“This has been a gang of B-level, C-level non-stars who are part of this,” he pointed out. “Actually they are stars, of reality television in some cases. But people who are not ready for the prime time of politics,” he said.
Welch observed that some of the tapes might not exist and warned that liberals shouldn’t place all their hope on “the one tape” that will make Trump disappear. Yet the possibility of more tapes is clearly making White House staffers panic.
“You can see the flop sweat on the president and the people around him” when the tapes are discussed, Welch noted.
Seth Meyers hilariously ridicules Trump for not knowing the Constitution: ‘Article II — nobody’s ever seen it before’
After a long vacation, late-night shows returned to bring some levity to the difficulty of the news cycle. Such was the case when "Late Night" host Seth Meyers ridiculed President Donald Trump for not knowing The Constitution that well.
"Number one: there's no crime. And how do you obstruct when there's no crime?" Trump asked during a brief statement Friday. Martha Stewart would take issue with that statement.
"Also take a look at one other thing. It's a thing called Article II. Nobody ever mentions Article II. It give me all these rights at a level nobody has ever seen before. We don't even talk about Article II," Trump said.
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow shows what Trump was trying to distract from with his latest racist attacks
On Monday night, MSNBC's Rachel Maddow unpacked a number of critically important news stories that have been largely lost in the shuffle amid outrage over President Donald Trump's racist attacks on Democratic congresswomen — stories that could be critically important in coming weeks, and problematic for the president, but that he doubtless was grateful didn't dominate the cycle.
First, Maddow noted, there was "what they announced in terms of changes to asylum law ... maybe this president's most radical effort to change laws along racial lines since the Muslim ban that he tried to implement as soon as he got into office. It's part of a larger mosaic in terms of how the president is running and using race to get himself reelected." The law would ban any migrants from receiving asylum if they failed to apply for asylum in any country they passed through, which would be impractical or ineffective for many of them.
‘White nationalists will never love you’: Hispanic Trump supporter goes down in flames during CNN debate
CNN's Anderson Cooper struggled to control a segment about President Donald Trump's racism while interviewing a former member of Trump’s Hispanic Advisory Council.
Cooper interviewed Steve Cortes about the president's racists outburts at the four young women of color in Congress that are known collectively as "The Squad."
The host read the dictionary definition of a demagogue.
"A leader that makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises to gain power," Merrian-Webster published.
"Is Donald Trump a demagogue? Isn’t this exactly what he is doing here?" Cooper asked.