On Monday, comedian D.L. Hughley appeared on MSNBC and explained why Trump administration officials’ calls for “civility” are pretty ironic, given what President Barack Obama had to endure during his tenure.
“I think that when you have a president that is lowering the norms of civility … when you call people racist names and misogynist names and xenophobic names … everybody’s talking about Sarah Huckabee Sanders … and how uncivil that was, but I remember when the Tea Party would come to Barack Obama’s rallies and be outside armed, you know? They started carrying guns.”
“This president is racist, homophobic, xenophobic, and I think Islamophobic,” Hughley continued.
He also pointed out that government officials who facilitate separating children from their parents at the border and at times putting them in cages, should not be surprised when a backlash occurs.
Trump supporters may have been fooled by candidate Trump’s rhetoric during an election. But since assuming the presidency, Hughley argued, Trump has made his racial biases abundantly clear.
“I can understand supporting somebody and then not being sure where they’ll go. Like he’s going to change … I’m not saying that everybody who supports Donald Trump is a racist. But his supporters definitely don’t think racism is a disqualifier,” he concluded.
Lawrence O’Donnell throttles Donny Deutsch for saying Elizabeth Warren can’t beat Trump: ‘This is pure guesswork’
Lawrence O'Donnell and Donny Deutsch had quite the exchange in the post-debate conversation on MSNBC Wednesday.
Deutsch tried to say that Sen. Elizabeth Warren's outstanding debate performance doesn't matter because Warren can't win in a match-up against President Donald Trump.
"I do not believe Elizabeth Warren, on stage with Donald Trump, beats him," he told the MSNBC panel. "And I think if we're honest with ourselves and we look hard at ourselves, I think a lot of people agree with me. It's — and I also think when you can label somebody a socialist, 57 percent of this country thinks that word is un-American. I'm not saying it's fair. When he can blanket Elizabeth Warren as a socialist, and he's on stage with her, the Democrats lose."
‘He clocked Beto’: Van Jones says ‘Castro came out of nowhere’ to dominate the first Democratic debate
CNN host Van Jones asserted on Wednesday that former Transporation Secretary Julián Castro was the breakout star of the first Democratic presidential debate.
"I was super proud to be a Democrat," Jones said following the debate. "I thought they all did better than Trump."
The CNN host went on to call Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) a "college professor" compared to the other candidates, who he said were more like "graduate students."
"She is able to go back and forth between policy and the human thing," Jones marveled before moving on to praise Castro.
"It was Castro that came out of nowhere!" Jones exclaimed. "Nobody was talking about Castro. He did the Texas takedown, turned around, clocked Beto [O'Rourke]. I mean, you never saw it coming."
Dem debate audience goes wild over Elizabeth Warren’s plan to ‘deal with’ Mitch McConnell
Sen. Elizebeth Warren (D-MA) revealed at Wednesday's Democratic presidential debate that she has a plan to "deal with" obstruction from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) if she becomes president.
At the first Democratic debate of the 2020 election cycle, host Chuck Todd asked Warren about what he called "the Mitch McConnell thing."
"You have a lot of ambitious plans," Todd said. "Do you have a plan to deal with Mitch McConnell? If you don’t beat him in the Senate and he is still the Senate majority leader, it’s plausible you can be president with a Republican Senate."