A former Trump Organization executive noted in an MSNBC interview Wednesday that although Donald Trump was a terrible boss when she worked for him in the 1980’s and early 90’s, he “may be much worse” now.
“He may be much worse than he was when I worked for him,” former Trump Organization executive Barbara Res told MSNBC’s Ari Melber. “We were able to control him and we had a good crew.”
Melber asked Res if Trump is “less controllable today” than he was when she knew him and she said he likely is.
In a column published earlier in the day by the New York Daily News, Res revealed a number of jarring historical anecdotes about Trump, including his demand that architects remove braille writing from the elevators in Trump Tower.
In those days, the former executive wrote, there were still people who were willing to stand up to him publicly — unlike the anonymous staffers who spoke to veteran journalist Bob Woodward for his new book or the senior official who penned an op-ed for the New York Times last week.
Comedian Baratunde Thurston lauded Res for writing the column because it “reminded us so many of the things we’ve known about Donald Trump — the lying, the cheating, the narcissism and the bullying.”
Later in the interview, the former Trump Org executive said that although remaining anonymous opened the president’s aides to being called “cowards,” she doesn’t doubt the veracity of their claims.
“I‘m sure it’s true,” Res said. “I‘m sure everything they said was true.”
Watch below, via MSNBC:
Black Londoner explains George Floyd protester support with story of how cops murdered his brother
In an interview with MSNBC's Molly Hunter, a Black Londoner explained why he turned out for a protest near Trafalgar Square in support of Americans who have hit the streets in the U.S. over the murder of George Floyd by four former Minneapolis police officers.
According to the man -- identified as Daniel and who was wearing a COVID-19 mask and a New York Yankees hat -- his brother was also murdered by police and the cops walked free.
"You've been marching all day," Hunter began. "Look, I have two questions for you: what was it like watching the U.S. this week from London? Does it resonate?
Denver cops busted for doing drive-by shootings of anti-police brutality protesters
In a video posted to Twitter, a young Denver man protesting the killing of George Floyd at the hands of four former Minnesota police officers, found himself on the receiving end of an attack by police himself as he filmed them riding on the side of a truck -- only to have his phone hit by a fired police projectile while still in his hand.
According to Rachelle D'nae, a staff writer at Slate, her brother went to the Denver protest and was filming the officers when the incident occurred.
"My older brother went to a protest in Denver last night. as the police were leaving, one of them shot him with a pepper pellet that smashed the back of his phone and exploded in his face. they were ~30 feet from each other and it looks like the officer aimed directly at his face," she wrote before adding in a second tweet, "when my brother told me he was going I prepared for the worst. I made sure he had my number memorized so I could bail him out if I needed to and I sat up until he made it home, trying not to cry as he told me he had been tear-gassed."
US military brought in to monitor police brutality protests in 7 states: leaked documents
According to an exclusive report from The Nation, based upon Defense Department documents, U.S. military members are being dispatched to seven different states to monitor the activities of Americans who have taken to the streets to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of four former Minneapolis cops.
The report, by the Nation's Ken Klippenstein, notes that states include, "Minnesota, where a Minneapolis police officer killed George Floyd, the military is tracking uprisings in New York, Ohio, Colorado, Arizona, Tennessee, and Kentucky, according to a Defense Department situation report," with the author pointing out, "Notably, only Minnesota has requested National Guard support."