The cast of Fox News’ “Outnumbered” on Friday worried that Americans would draw their own conclusions about what motivated mail bombing suspect Cesar Sayoc if they were able to make out the text of the bumper stickers that covered his van. The stickers promote a wide array of right wing conspiracy theories, and many include targets on prominent Democratic political figures
“The one thing they don’t want to have happen is people see those written things on the van and take pictures, and then you have the Internet problems,” said guest Steve Rogers, a former member of the FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force. “People will formulate motives in their own mind.”
“I think the cat may be out of the bag,” replied host Melissa Francis with a nervous laugh.
“We have learned in law enforcement that it’s best to complete an investigation with all the facts before we start pointing fingers,” cautioned Rogers.
“Just don’t make it worse,” added co-host Harris Faulkner.
Watch the video below.
Trump’s racism is ‘disqualifying’ for him to remain as president: former White House lawyer
Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal explained on MSNBC on Thursday why he viewed President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four women of color in Congress as disqualifying.
Anchor Brian Williams read a quote from Susan Glasser of The New Yorker.
"Half of the country is appalled but not really sure how to combat him; the other half is cheering, or at least averting its gaze. This is what a political civil war looks like, with words, for now, as weapons," Glasser wrote.
Lawrence O’Donnell reports on the growing movement for the impeachment of President Donald Trump
Anchor Lawrence O'Donnell reported on the growing movement for the impeachment of President Donald Trump during Thursday evening's "The Last Word" on MSNBC.
"The House of Representatives conducted a symbolic vote on a hastily written impeachment resolution by Democratic Congressman Al Green in reaction to the president’s tweeted comments that the House of Representatives voted to condemn as racist," O'Donnell reported. "The impeachment resolution had nothing to do with the [Robert] Mueller investigation and referred only to the president being unfit for office because of the language that he has used recently about members of Congress and immigrants and asylum seekers."
Video proves how far the Trump’s GOP has gone from the era of Ronald Reagan and HW Bush
The immigration policies of Donald Trump’s presidency would have no room for his GOP predecessors Ronald Reagan or George H.W. Bush—who both embraced work visas, family unification, easy border crossings and a better relationship with Mexico.
That counterpoint can be seen in a very short video clip from the 1980 presidential election where Reagan and Bush—who became Reagan’s vice president for two terms before winning the presidency in 1988—were asked about immigration at a campaign debate in Texas. Their responses show just how far to the right the Republican Party’s current leader, President Trump, and voters who have not left the GOP to become self-described political independents, have moved on immigration.