With the mid-term elections a day away, one state that’s turned out to be a surprise is bright red Tennessee, where Democrat Phil Bredesen is way ahead with women voters. MSNBC’s Chris Jansing interviewed one longtime Republican woman voter who said she was driven to vote for the Democrat by President Trump.
Noting that Trump won Tennessee by 26 points in 2016, Jansing asked a woman named Denise, a lifelong Republican, why she voted for “a straight Democratic ticket”.
“I’m so disheartened with the Republican party as it exists today,” she said, placing the blame squarely on Trump’s language about women and immigrants. “I think our nation took such a step backward in 2016.”
Denise wasn’t sure if other Tennessee Republican women felt the same way, but said she was “encouraged by the early voter turnout”. She added that, if nothing else, Trump had done one good thing for the nation.
“If there’s anything good that he could do for this country, and I haven’t seen it yet, it might be that he’s galvanized more people,” Denise said, noting that her opposition to the president had forced her own political transformation. “I mean, I voted for Bob Corker.”
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Maddow slams Trump’s era of government officials ‘saving the country from the commander-in-chief’ with leaks
Rachel Maddow on Monday worried about the pattern of government officials leaking to the press to stop President Donald Trump from sabotaging United States' interests to help Russia.
The MSNBC anchor broke down the key questions raised by the bombshell New York Times report that officials were keeping secrets from Trump to protect U.S. interests.
Maddow reminded of a June 2017 story by Michael Isikoff.
Trump angrily demands newspaper reveal unnamed sources behind bombshell report on his Russia policy
President Donald Trump on Monday evening again lashed out at The New York Times for reporting on his Russia policy.
"The story in The New York Times about the U.S. escalating attacks on Russia’s power grid is fake news, and the failing New York Times knows it," Trump argued in a tweet sent after 10 p.m.
"They should immediately release their sources which, if they exist at all, which I doubt, are phony," he continued.
"Times must be held fully accountable," he demanded.
Trump seethes and calls Fox ‘fake news’ after seeing a story that made him mad
Trouble appears to be brewing between President Donald Trump and the cable news station he loves: Fox News.
In a tweet Monday night, the president lashed out at the network over its polling and called it “fake news’ — an epithet he usually reserves for mainstream outlets:
Media Matters for America Senior Fellow Matthew Gertz, who has previously noted that Trump appears to record news segments and watch them a few hours later, suggested that the president appeared to be reacting to an earlier segment from Special Report with Bret Baier. The segment showed that, even according to Fox News’ polling, Trump trails every single leading candidate in the Democratic field in head-to-head matchups.