While responding to the bombshell editorial penned by an anonymous senior official in the Trump administration denouncing the president, MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace noted that it could be considered a “coup.”
In the editorial, the Trump aide claimed that he was not alone in his “resistance” to the president and that the cabal of appointees have vowed “to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump’s more misguided impulses until he is out of office.”
“In other countries,” Wallace said, they sometimes call this a coup.”
In response, analyst and reporter Matt Miller noted that the New York Times op-ed answers a question many people have had since Trump took office — “what is the obligation of an official serving in the government when they see the president acting recklessly, at times in violation of the law?”
“The question I would really pose for the author of this piece, whoever he or she may be, is: is writing an op-ed like this enough?” Miller mused. “Certainly you have a duty if you’re inside the government to try to prevent the president from acting irrationally and prevent him from doing things that would harm the country. But is your duty to the country not just to constrain him, but also to blow a whistle to the American public? Anonymously is one way, but should you be offering testimony to Congress?”
Watch below, via MSNBC:
Alabama is prosecuting a pregnant woman for manslaughter for being shot in the stomach — but not her shooter
On Wednesday, AL.com reported that Marshae Jones, a 27-year-old woman from Birmingham, Alabama, was indicted on manslaughter charges.
Her crime? Allegedly instigating a fight that led to her being shot in the stomach and losing her pregnancy. The woman who actually shot her, on the other hand — 23-year-old Ebony Jemison — is walking free after a grand jury rejected the case against her.
Immediately after the shooting, which allegedly stemmed from a fight over the baby's father and took place outside a Dollar General in Pleasant Grove, in December, prosecutors announced their intention to charge Jones for having a miscarriage.
Jared Kushner whines: ‘I don’t think it’s a fair question’ to ask about dead family in the Rio Grande
In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner complained it was not "fair" to ask why the Trump administration isn't able to protect the lives of migrant families — even though he is supposedly the Trump administration's point man for immigration reform.
"You've also been tasked by the president to work on immigration," said Blitzer. "I'm sure you've seen the horrific photo of the father and 23-month-old daughter who drowned crossing the Rio Grande. And you've heard about the truly deplorable conditions for migrant children, that kids don't have toothpaste, soap, toddlers don't have diapers. You're a father, you're a man of faith. Why isn't the Trump Administration doing more to protect the lives of kids?"
Trump supporters shout down Hillary Clinton in Miami ahead of debate — even though she’s not there
Supporters of President Donald Trump held a small rally outside of the Miami, Florida debate site, where they seemed to be confused about who was running in 2020.
According to NBC News reporter Allan Smith, the supporters had a megaphone where they were shouting "Lock her up!"
A few Trump supporters outside the debate hall in Miami chanting "lock her up" into a megaphone
— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) June 26, 2019