Washington Post reporter Bob Costa warned that it’s clear the White House thinks they can win in a war against chief justice John Roberts, separation of powers be damned.
“Republicans on Capitol Hill do share the worry about this kind of engagement with the chief justice of the Supreme Court, but there’s a differing view, Brian, inside of the West Wing,” Costa said. “There was talk tonight among some of my top sources, does the chief justice really know what he’s waded into here?”
While Roberts might be trying to preserve, protect and defend the institutions in the United States, Trump doesn’t see it that way.
“He sees almost all things as political and reputational and the president will be relentless if he feels Roberts is a foe in continuing to attack the chief justice, not seeing it through the same prism that the chief justice does,” Costa said. “This is an untenable situation some White House sources say through the chief justice because he can’t respond in the same way the president can on Twitter day in, day out.”
Social justice expert Prof. Maya Wiley noted that the country has reached historic lows due to the president’s behavior.
“This is like the low a country has hit because this is not just a president who continuously attacks the independence of the judiciary, he consistently attacks the independence of any institution that suggests he can’t do whatever he wants when he wants,” she explained.
She noted that the issue the president is so angry about decided by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, but it’s “Constitution 101.” She explained that no person can ignore the word of the Congress, even judges.
“But remember that Donald Trump, not only did he like set us up and set the Supreme Court up, the Supreme Court has been bending over backward to remind Americans they are going to work together even though we have the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, that they are going to see each other as co-equals and peers whose job is to be neutral,” Wiley continued.
Yet, again, the president “spit” all over it.
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Brian Williams compares Corey Lewandowski’s opening statement to the North Korean news lady
MSNBC host Brian Williams on Tuesday noted the similarities between former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and North Korean news anchor Ri Chun Hee.
"Corey Lewandowski, the former Trump campaign manager who is now considering a Senate run in New Hampshire, testified before the House Judiciary Committee today," Williams reported. "It is likely his North Korean anchorwoman-quality opening remarks were meant were one viewer (Donald Trump)."
Ri, who has earned the nickname "Pink Lady," is known for her enthusiastic reading of government-approved news.
Watch the video below from MSNBC.
‘Train-wreck of a witness’: Analysts nail ‘obstructive’ Corey Lewandowski for proving the Democrats’ case
Political commentator Catherine Rampell disagreed with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni that the Democrats faltered during the hearing with Corey Lewandowski Tuesday. Former state and federal prosecutor Elie Honig called Lewandowski a "train-wreck of a witness."
She explained that Democrats had an extremely low bar: they had to prove Trump obstructed justice and that Corey Lewandowski gave one of the examples of such obstructions. In that sense, Rampell said they accomplished their goals.
"I don’t think this was a great day for Corey Lewandowski," she began. "This is a guy who went on TV and announced to the world -- apparently at the same time he is also trying to fundraise for Senate -- that he lies most of the time. Except when he's under oath."
WATCH: Ana Navarro keeps shouting down Trump booster — even as CNN host cuts to commercial
President Donald Trump cheered on his top Hispanic advisor Steve Cortes, who appeared before a New Mexico audience. Trump asked Cortes which he loved more, Hispanics or America, which prompted CNN's Ana Navarro to blast the president for racism. Meanwhile, Trump's latest CNN shill cried "political correctness."
"Look, I suspect he didn't want to offend Steve Cortes and I suspect Steve Cortes was not offended," Navarro said. "But really what a stupid thing to say. Right? To somehow ask the question about whether you love the country more than you love Hispanics -- they are one and the same."