A former GOP communications director told CNN on Tuesday that President Donald Trump would only become more “erratic” as his promise to build a massive border wall crashed into reality.
Tara Setmayer said the longer Trump dragged out his fight to fund the wall, the worse things would become for him.
“Because the American people need to understand, well, why are you doing this exactly? We already get 4.8 billion for border security. And you’ve seen he’s already changing the language he’s used,” she told CNN.
“Now it’s whatever you want to call it, fencing, a sort of a fence… Democrats will give a little more money, Trump will come off the 5 billion and Trump will find a way to use language so that it seems like he’s actually gotten a win here.”
“You have people out here sending money to some fraud guy to build the wall,” Setmayer continued, referencing a GoFundMe campaign launched by Trump supporters. “His base is obviously not tethered in reality about how these things work.”
“The president was willing to lie about a 115 mile border wall contract to make it seem like he’s doing something. Most people don’t understand the government procurement process and I don’t blame them, it’s difficult. But the president doesn’t dole out contracts. This is not how things work.”
“I think we’re going to start to see him say more erratic things that are not true, that are provably false to make it look like he’s doing something,” Setmayer said.
Trump’s ‘clown car’ economic team is totally unprepared to handle a financial crash: CNN’s Catherine Rampell
Washington Post economics columnist Catherine Rampell on Friday warned that President Donald Trump's team of economic advisers is woefully unprepared to handle a recession should one strike within the next year.
During a panel discussion of this week's economic news, which included a massive drop in the stock market after the U.S. Treasury yield curve inverted, Rampell explained why Americans should be deeply worried about the prospects of a recession under this president.
"They don't have a plan for what to do if things go wrong, and they could go wrong," she said. "We have this clown car of economic advisers... you have a guy who plays an economist on TV, you have a former Hollywood producer. This is not the dream team who will be handling a crisis if we face one."
CNN’s Anderson Cooper explains why Trump’s Israel gambit was a ‘potentially unconstitutional’ attack on Congress
CNN’s Anderson Cooper argued Thursday night on his show that President Donald Trump’s latest broadside against Democratic Reps. Rashida Tlaib of Minnesota and Ilhan Omar of Michigan was “potentially unconstitutional.”
Trump, who has routinely targeted the Muslim congresswomen and hypocritically accused them of anti-Semitism, urged Israel on Thursday to bar them from entering the country. Reports suggested that Trump has been pressuring Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to take this step, and the Israeli government wasn’t inclined not to. But after Trump tweeted his opinion, Israel made the ban official.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper compares Trump to Rogue from X-Men — because everything he touches dies
On Thursday, during an interview with comedian Stephen Colbert, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper invoked an obscure "X-Men" reference to characterize the destructive tendencies of President Donald Trump — and the way he politically poisons anyone who comes into contact with him.
"The pace of it, I think about the people who work in the White House," said Cooper. "I think President Trump — you know, Dorothy Parker said those born to the storm find the calm very boring. I don't know why he was born to the storm but that chaos—"
"Oh, he creates his own storm," said Colbert. "He takes a big bucket of seawater, throws it in his own face and says, 'I'm a sea captain.' We're going to ride it out, boys. Throw another bucket."