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?”
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C-SPAN caller scorched by Muslim comedian for ignoring Jesus after she rants ‘gays are abomination to God’
Comedian Dean Obeidallah, who is Muslim, told a C-SPAN caller that Republicans are not following the teachings of Jesus Christ even though they may oppose abortion and other policies advocated by evangelicals.
"I am independent," Pam, who called from Arkansas, told Obeidallah. "I vote according to my conscience of who would Jesus vote for if he were here on Earth. And he would not vote a group of people who believe in murdering children in the womb, on gays, which is an abomination to God, on false gods from other countries."
Obeidallah replied with a lesson on the Christian savior.
Trump belatedly snarls at media for reporting a portion of his wall fell over — two weeks after it happened
On what must be a slow news day for President Donald Trump, he took to Twitter on Sunday morning to attack the press for reporting that a portion of his wall on the southern border toppled over two weeks ago -- and then blamed the collapse on "soaking wet" concrete and high winds.
Falling back on his stand-by "Fake News," the president tweeted: "Last week the Fake News said that a section of our powerful, under construction, Southern Border Wall 'fell over', trying to make it sound terrible, except the reason was that the concrete foundation was just poured & soaking wet when big winds kicked in. Quickly fixed 'forever'."
Trump supporter freaks out on MSNBC’s Joy Reid after she calls the president an ‘authoritarian’
An avid supporter of President Donald Trump had a major meltdown on MSNBC's "AM Joy" on Sunday morning after host Joy Reid referred to the president as an "authoritarian" setting off a wild ten minutes of over-talking and Reid having to cut her guest off multiple times.
During a panel discussion on the president,the MSNBC host asked Tracey Winbush, president of the Ohio Black Republican Association, to defend the president after observing, "Donald Trump has ticked off all four of the markers of autocracy."
'I represent all of the party as a Republican," Winbush shot back. "I am here because we're Americans. and everything that you said about the president authoritarian or authoritarianism, none of that means anything because you are not understanding leadership."