MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough said President Donald Trump had already publicly “confessed” to wrongdoing similar to the crimes that brought down Richard Nixon.
The “Morning Joe” host disagreed with journalist Bob Woodward — who helped expose the Watergate crimes that led to Nixon’s resignation — that more and stronger evidence was needed to prove Trump had broken the law.
“This is a year into the presidency, earlier this year this occurred — (Secretary of State Mike) Pompeo realizes what’s going on and says there’s a thin blue line of keeping some order in all of this,” Woodward said. “There are things when the presidencies go off the rails, we know that.”
Scarborough asked whether the Trump presidency had gone off the rails, and asked Woodward to compare the current situation to the Watergate news in 1973 and 1974.
“We’ve got to watch it,” Woodward said. “The Mueller investigation is significant, dramatic. I know from the Nixon case, you need irrefutable evidence or tapes or witnesses or documents to get full credibility.”
Scarborough said that evidence was already public.
“I’m saying the tapes are public,” Scarborough said. “He admitted obstruction of justice to (NBC News anchor) Lester Holt, he admitted obstruction to the Russian foreign minister. Richard Nixon admitted or schemed behind closed doors. Donald Trump has already confessed from the mountaintops.”
Trump adviser’s ‘repugnant’ lack of concern for human life slammed by ethics expert
On Monday, President Donald Trump's economic adviser Kevin Hassett appeared on CNN to urge the economy to reopen, saying, "Our human capital stock is ready to go back to work."
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 25, 2020
Trump uses Memorial Day to attack Biden and recycle old lies about his coronavirus response
NYT: "At Least 430,000 People Have Arrived in the United States on Direct Flights From China"
President Donald Trump used the occasion of the Memorial Day holiday to recycle old, debunked lies about his likely Democratic opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden.
In a tweet Trump made several accusations, none of them are true.
Sleepy Joe Biden (mostly his reps.) went crazy when I banned, in late January, people coming in from China. He called me “xenophobic” & then went equally “nuts” when we let in 44,000 people - until he was told they were American citizens coming home. He later apologized!
Trump scorned for claiming he has ‘great reviews’ on COVID-19: ‘This is not a game show’
On Monday, President Donald Trump complained on Twitter that he wasn't getting enough credit for his COVID-19 response, but that he was still getting "great reviews" on it all the same.
Commenters on social media were not pleased with the president's remarks.
Great reviews? Like on Rotten Tomatoes?
— Lira (@LoudmouthLira) May 25, 2020