If Republicans maintain their congressional majorities, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said that win will be because of — not in spite of — President Donald Trump’s lies about an immigrant “invasion.”
The “Morning Joe” host said the president has essentially made the election a loyalty test for GOP voters.
“People have chosen Trump over the Republican Party, chosen Trump over conservatism and so we have a personality cult out there that’s taken over the Republican party,” Scarborough said. “We will see how it goes.”
Scarborough said the president has been peddling racist lies to rally his supporters — and the strategy appears to be working.
“The lying about the caravan is extraordinary,” he said. “What about the wall? I saw a great article this weekend, he’s lying about the wall. They go and interview people because Trump is saying I’ve got — what’s he saying — ‘I got $5 billion for the wall, we’re building the wall. I’m getting another $5 billion for the wall.'”
“By the way, a complete lie,” Scarborough added. “Then they tell the people, you know, he’s lying — oh, it’s your word against his. They will say, ‘No, here, he’s lying,’ and they will go, ‘Well, he’s trying.’ They’re being lied to every day and they don’t care. They’re voting for somebody that they know is a liar.”
Trump asked right-wing conspiracy theorist congressman to help him pick his next Director of National Intelligence
On Monday, Politico reported that President Donald Trump is consulting with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) about who he should consider to replace Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats.
Nunes has led the Republican side of the House Intelligence Committee since 2015 and chaired the committee for four years, despite having no professional qualifications of any kind for that role. Since 2017, he has been known for his stunts and conspiracy theories intended to discredit the Russia investigation and throw suspicion on anyone who looks into Trump's conduct.
Conservative newspaper hilariously trolls Trump about his failure to build any new border wall
The conservative Washington Examiner trolled President Donald Trump for his failure to construct any new border barricade during his 30 months in office.
On Monday, Trump lashed out at the media on Twitter for not giving him positive coverage for his wall, which he erroneously claimed would be paid for by Mexico.
The Examiner replied to Trump on Twitter, posting an article headlined, "Trump has not built a single mile of new border fence after 30 months in office."
Here’s how a new study implies the Supreme Court has killed 16,000 people since 2012
A new paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research looked into the effects of the Affordable Care Act's Medicaid expansion to people below 138 percent of the poverty line, which has seen nearly 15 million people enrolled in participating states. The results were encouraging: the mortality rate for near-elderly adults has dropped over 9 percent in the four years for which data is available.
But while this is cause for celebration, The Atlantic staff writer Annie Lowrey offered a darker take on the implications of these numbers: