Shortly after host Nicolle Wallace wondered whether a senior Trump official who penned an anonymous op-ed was committing a “coup,” MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow joined the show by phone to react to the bombshell editorial.
“This is an unusual day in American history,” Maddow said, noting that although it seems nothing can surprise political spectators in the Trump era, the New York Times editorial penned by the senior official and member of the intra-Trump administration “resistance” did just that.
“I just feel like somebody is trying to pull the fire alarm and I’m not sure that we know as a country how we are supposed to respond when an alarm like this is sounded,” she mused.
For the editorial to come out just a day after Bob Woodward revealed the depth of the Trump White House’s turmoil in excerpts from his new book, Maddow said, is telling.
“It feels like the end of something,” she said. “I don’t know what happens next.”
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WATCH: Bob Woodward grilled on HBO about Trump supporters being disconnected from reality on COVID
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward was taken to task for failing to warn Americans that Donald Trump's public statements on coronavirus were the exact opposite of what he actually believed.
Axios reporter Jonathan Swan interviewed Woodwood on "Axios on HBO" for an episode that aired on Monday.
Swan noted Woodward recorded Trump admitting that COVID was dangerous on March 19th, but instead of immediately warning America by publishing the bombshell, he saved it for his book Rage -- which was published on September 15th.
Woodward claimed that the world already knew the facts on coronavirus by the 19th of March, but Swan pushed back and pointed out that many of Trump's supporters ignore reality and instead trust Trump -- even when his views are not backed up by science or reality.
Trump biographer: President is a ‘serial, massive, calculated, tax cheater’
Pulitizer Prize-winning journalist David Cay Johnston blasted the president of the United States as a, "serial, massive, calculated, tax cheater" Monday evening appearance on MSNBC.
"Here is the first question I have for you. Like, rich people get away with murder in the tax code all the time," anchor Chris Hayes noted. "This strikes me as a whole other universe level of, like, abnormality. What is your reaction to it? How should we think about it?"
"First of all, understand that America has two income tax systems. One is for workers and pensioners and others whose income is verified by the government and you can't cheat in that system and you have to pay your taxes before you get your money. The other system is for the owners of private businesses like Donald Trump, they tell the government what they say they made, they pay what they say they owe and unless they're audited, the government accepts that and we're down to auditing less than 3% of people with half-million-dollar to multi-billion dollar incomes," he explained.
Mick Mulvaney predicts 2 presidential debates will be canceled: ‘It’ll be the only one’
President Donald Trump's former chief of staff, Mick Mulvaney, seemed to indicate that his former boss might dodge additional presidential debates if he bombs in the first debate as he did in 2016.
In a conversation with Irish journalist Caitriona Perry, Mulvaney agreed with speculation about the election saying that because of the number of mailed-in ballots, the results of the election may not come for a few days. Somehow that makes Trump question the legitimacy.
When Perry asked about Trump's conspiracy theory that former Vice President Joe Biden is on debate performance-enhancing drugs, Mulvaney chuckled and said he thinks it "would be a lot of fun."