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.”
So long, Steve King: 9-term white supremacist GOP congressman from Iowa loses primary
U.S. Congressman Steve King, nine-term Republican of Iowa, has just lost his primary to a GOP challenger. It’s a huge fall from grace: In 2014 The Des Moines Register labeled the former earth-moving company founder a “presidential kingmaker.”
But his racist, white nationalist, white supremacist, anti-immigrant, anti-Semitic, homophobic, transphobic, biphobic remarks and disturbing ties to far right radical European politicians – including one he endorsed who has ties to a neo-Nazi, finally caught up with him.
When the president’s son-in-law truly was a great success
For many Americans, the idea of the president tasking his son-in-law with solving national, even international, crises, seems problematic, if not absurd. But it happened once before and turned out to be the kind of “great success story” our current first family wants us to believe in again. Slightly over a century ago, as the US mobilized for the First World War, the nation faced devastating breakdowns of its financial and transport systems. In response, President Woodrow Wilson leaned heavily on his talented and experienced Treasury Secretary, William McAdoo, who just happened to be his son-in-law. Looking back at this episode tells us a lot about what makes for successful emergency management at the highest levels of government.
Here are 7 ways Donald Trump is just like Henry Ford — and why that’s not good for American democracy
On May 21, speaking at the Ford Motor Company’s Rawsonville plant in Ypsilanti, Michigan, Donald Trump paid his latest homage to Henry Ford, lauding the family’s “good bloodlines” with Ford’s great grandson sitting in the front row.
Ford, like Trump, was obsessed with bloodlines—with the idea that race and genetic origins determined who counted as the “best people.”