MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough laughed out loud after watching video of President Donald Trump calling on a biker group to violently confront Antifa activists.
The president described anti-fascists as “bad people” during a rally Sunday in Macon, Georgia, and urged “Bikers for Trump” to violently clash with them.
“I’ve got to say it’s kind of crazy, just kind of crazy,” Scarborough said, after hooting with laughter. “I don’t think it’s helping either, because if you look at the polls that are coming out.”
Co-host Mika Brzezinski said Trump loved to incite violence with lurid fantasies, but Scarborough said nothing good would come from using biker groups for security.
“What does that even mean?” he said. “Did he not see what happened when Mick Jagger hired Hells Angels at Altamont?”
Hells Angel Alan Passaro fatally stabbed 18-year-old Meredith Hunter at the infamous 1969 music festival at a California speedway after the black teen attempted to climb onstage as the Rolling Stones performed, and then drew a pistol after he was confronted by the biker security guards.
“It’s a very short step from that rhetoric to saying that I want some volunteer citizens to provide security at my rallies and to bring their weapons,” Scarborough said. “That puts us spiraling into a terrible direction.”
Trump tried to play chicken with the Manhattan DA — and failed spectacularly: ex-federal prosecutor
Former federal prosecutor turned CNN legal analyst Shanlon Wu explained that President Donald Trump shot himself in the foot demanding details about the investigation by Manhattan District Attorney Cy Vance.
Wu tweeted the recent report announcing Vance is investigating Trump and the Trump Organization for possible fraud. Trump presumably assumed that the investigation was merely a fishing expedition, demanding that Vance further justify his reasons for the subpoena they issued. That's exactly what they did, effectively disclosing that a grand jury was impaneled to look into Trump bank or tax fraud.
With each passing day Trump’s spin is less capable of distracting Americans from reality: op-ed
Writing in the Washington Post this Monday, Paul Waldman says that if you want to know the sorry state President Trump's campaign is in, just look at its deteriorating spin machine.
The first example cited by Waldman was Trump's recent attack on his usually supportive top infectious disease expert, Dr. Deborah Birx, for daring to say that the virus' spread isn't going away any time soon. Waldman also listed the numerous statements from Trump that downplay the threat of the virus while pushing the misleading claim that things are just fine.
Trump openly solicits payment to US treasury for his ‘approval’ of TikTok sale – which he is forcing
President Donald Trump says he is allowing Microsoft to purchase the U.S. assets of the popular Beijing-based TikTok social media video sharing app, in a sale Trump personally is forcing.
In discussing what he sees as the broad portions of an agreement the President used a real estate term to openly solicit the payment that would have to be made to the U.S. Treasury.
"I said a very substantial portion of that price is going to have to come into the U.S. Treasury of the United States, because we're making it possible for this deal to happen," Trump told reporters Monday afternoon.