MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough mocked Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for debasing himself once again to serve President Donald Trump — who apparently believes he can undo constitutional rights by executive order.
Graham cheered on Trump’s suggestion that he could eliminate birthright citizenship guaranteed by the 14th Amendment with the stroke of a pen, and the South Carolina Republican promised to introduce legislation that would do the same thing.
In addition, I plan to introduce legislation along the same lines as the proposed executive order from President @realDonaldTrump.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) October 30, 2018
“Another example of Lindsey Graham degrading himself for Donald Trump, he came out yesterday and was excited that Donald Trump was going to amend the Constitution with an executive order which, of course, even (Rep.) Paul Ryan said you can’t do that,” Scarborough said. “(Rep.) Justin Amash said you can’t do that. George Conway, constitutional scholar, Kellyanne Conway’s husband, said you can’t do that.”
The “Morning Joe” host said Graham — an attorney — should know better.
“I just wonder, what does the University of South Carolina School of Law think right now,” Scarborough said. “What do they think that a guy that graduated from their program really thinks that you can tear up the 14th Amendment by signing an executive order?”
Scarborough said the senator likely does know better, but was just flattering the president for political gain.
“I don’t think Lindsey thinks that, but it shows you how shameful he has become in (Sen.) John McCain’s passing and how stupid Donald Trump thinks the American people are,” he said. “It is a clear call to racists to come out and vote for his candidates.”
“It’s like Charlottesville every day,” he said.
Michael Cohen says behind closed doors Trump is probably panicking: ‘He’s lost, he’s confused, he’s dazed’
Speaking to MSNBC on Monday about the recent bombshell report about President Donald Trump's taxes, his former lawyer, Michael Cohen, explained that behind closed doors, Trump is likely panicking.
Sunday night, Cohen recalled a conversation in his book in which Trump got a $10 million refund from the IRS, which Trump mocked as "so stupid."
MSNBC host Katy Tur asked Cohen if Trump is inflating and deflating properties' size to either get more in loans or pay less in taxes. Cohen said that he anticipates it's something that the New York attorney general and the Manhattan district attorney are looking into. Complaints have already been filed against the Trump Organization for it.
‘I hope you burn’: Man throws a racist fit after encountering interracial family’s Black Lives Matter sign
While doing yard work last weekend, Malia and Jeff Zirkle of Washington state were accosted by a passerby who yelled, “Black lives don’t matter” and “I hope you burn," the Herald Net reports.
The couple shared surveillance video of the incident, which then went viral. The couple also has a Black Lives Matter sign visibly displayed on their front lawn.
“Eventually I realized that this is something that happens, and there are a lot of people who think it doesn’t happen,” said Malia Zirkle, whose father, according to the Herald Net, is half Black.
Conservative says Trump’s tax revelations show another reason he’s so terrified to leave office
Conservative Washington Post writer Max Boot noted that the recent revelations about President Donald Trump's taxes expose the real reason that he's terrified to leave office.
Writing Monday, Boot began by admitting that Hillary Clinton was right all along. It's one of many things she warned of in the 2016 election that went ignored by the Republican Party and the majority of voters in Rust Belt states.
"He managed to pay no federal income taxes at all in 10 of the previous 15 years — and only $750 in 2016 and 2017 — by claiming vast losses from his business empire," Boot said, citing the New York Times report. "That $750 figure is a killer because it’s a number that middle-class Americans can understand. As a just-released Biden campaign ad points out, that’s far less than the taxes paid by the average teacher, nurse or firefighter."