In the wake of Donald Trump’s defense of his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh following his rape accusations, MSNBC’s Katy Tur reminded viewers that this is far from the first time the president has come to the aid of men accused of assault and abuse.
“He’s a good guy, Corey,” Trump said in the first clip of Tur’s supercut, filmed March 29, 2016, after his campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was charged with battery for attacking a female Breitbart reporter. “I can’t destroy a man. He’s got a beautiful wife and children. I‘m not going to destroy a man for that.”
In a clip from July 24, 2016, then-candidate Trump claimed it was “very sad” that former Fox News executive Roger Aisles had been hit with sexual harassment lawsuits by his former employees.
“He’s a very good person,” Trump said of the late Fox exec. “I‘ve always found him to be a very, very good person. By the way, a very, very talented person. Look what he’s done. I feel very badly.”
In another clip from November 2017, the president noted that failed Senate candidate Roy Moore denied accusations from the multiple women who came forward to allege sexual misconduct against him.
“He totally denies it,” Trump said. “He says it didn’t happen.”
The next clip came from February of 2018 when the president sent well-wishes to his former aide Rob Porter, who was accused by two exes of domestic abuse.
“We certainly wish him well,” Trump said. “It’s a [sic] obviously tough time for him.”
Tur noted that the clips were “just a small look” at the president’s “history of defending his aides and allies.”
“Now he seems to be continuing his pattern of rushing to the defense of men while casting doubt on allegations made by women with his Supreme Court pick Judge Brett Kavanaugh,” the host noted before playing a clip of Trump on Tuesday saying the decades-old rape allegation is “very tough” for the judge and his family.
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Republicans ‘are still scared Mueller might go rogue’: Lawyer who defended Trump official explains GOP’s fear
Republicans are terrified that special counsel Robert Mueller could harm President Donald Trump during public testimony before Congress, a lawyer who used to represent a Trump official explained on MSNBC on Monday.
Attorney Caroline Polisi, who represented George Papadopoulos, was interviewed on "The Beat" by Ari Melber.
The host played clips pointing out how hard it is for lawmakers to get information out of Mueller during congressional
"What's so interesting here, even in the face of all of this, they’re scared he may go rogue," Polisi explained.
"They’re still a little bit scared of that one percent possibility," she noted.
Here are 3 things Americans must hear from Mueller’s testimony: Democratic senator
No one can say with certainty what former special counsel Robert Mueller will tell the American people when he testifies before the House Intelligence and Judiciary Committees on Wednesday.
But on Monday, Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-HI) told CNN's Wolf Blitzer the broad strokes of what Mueller will be expected to say — and what the American people should be listening for if they are not yet convinced President Donald Trump has committed impeachable offenses.
"Do you think there are Americans out there who still haven't made up their mind on this issue of impeachment, obstruction of justice, collusion and all of that?" Blitzer asked her. "Have the American people moved on?"
New Orleans funk icon and co-founder of the Neville Brothers Art Neville dies at 81
Art Neville, a New Orleans funk legend and co-founder of the Neville Brothers, has died, his brother said Monday. He was 81 years old.
The singer and keyboard player who answered to the sobriquet "Poppa Funk" was well known as the voice of the "Mardi Gras Mambo," which quickly became a mainstay of his home city's famed carnival after he first played it at age 17."Artie Poppa Funk Neville you are loved dearly by every one who knew you. Love always your lil' big brother AARON (we ask for privacy during this time of mourning)," his brother, soul singer Aaron Neville, tweeted.
His death follows that of another famed New Orleans musician, the blues pianist Dr. John, who died last month.