Panelists on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” agreed President Donald Trump’s weekend “Twitter tsunami” betrayed a deepening sense of anxiety — and showed some new bombshell was likely to explode soon.
The president referred to Michael Cohen as a “rat” after his former attorney implicated him in a criminal conspiracy, and he threatened to sue “Saturday Night Live” over jokes made at his expense.
“This is what mob bosses say, and by the way, when you use the word ‘rat,’ that is somebody who is telling the truth to the feds,” said host Joe Scarborough.
He also pointed out another Trump suggestion that has seemed to fly under the radar.
“We had a Republican president suggest without irony that somebody should break into DNC headquarters,” Scarborough said. “We’ll just let that hang out there. The president is unhinged.”
Remember, Michael Cohen only became a “Rat” after the FBI did something which was absolutely unthinkable & unheard of until the Witch Hunt was illegally started. They BROKE INTO AN ATTORNEY’S OFFICE! Why didn’t they break into the DNC to get the Server, or Crooked’s office?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 16, 2018
MSNBC contributor Eddie Glaude Jr. said the president’s tweets demonstrated how fearful he was of the investigations circling Trump and his family.
“It seems like he’s in a full-blown panic here,” Glaude said. “The walls are closing in. One of the interesting things about this is that Trump has consistently undermined basic republican principles, and one of those has been a kind of defense of the rule of law. He’s just flouting this at every turn in light of his own self-interest.”
“The idea of Donald Trump invoking language of a mobster, rat,” he continued, “only confirms in the kind of commonsense understanding he has mobster-like qualities, and so I think all of this is an indication that he is in full-blown panic mode. The Twitter tsunami indicates he knows something else is coming down the pike — an anvil is about to drop, not a shoe.”
Trump lies to the press about his massive tax increasing while departing to France for the G7 Summit
President Donald Trump was caught repeating inaccurate claims when he spoke to reporters before boarding Marine One for his trip to France for the G7 Summit.
"I think our tariffs are very good for us. We're taking in tens of billions of dollars, China is paying for it," Trump argued.
In reality, China is not paying for the tariffs, which are paid by American importers and passed on to consumers, making the announcement a massive tax increase on Americans.
"Our tariffs are working out very well for us, people don't understand that yet," Trump argued.
Bill Maher presents ’25 things you don’t know about Stephen Miller’ on Real Time
The host of HBO's "Real Time" presented "25 things you don’t know about Stephen Miller" on Friday.
"In high school, I was voted 'Most Likely to Comb My Mummified Mother's Hair,'" was one item.
"I think tacos are stealing jobs from hamburgers," was another.
"I'm a Cancer. I don't know my astrological sign," was a third.
"The worst part about my car smelling like wet dogs, is that I don't own dogs," was a fourth.
Bill Maher dances on David Koch’s grave: ‘I’m glad he’s dead and I hope the end was painful’
HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher celebrated the death of right-wing billionaire David Koch, who died of prostate cancer.
"I guess I'm going to have to reevaluate my low opinion of prostate cancer," Maher said.
"Condolences poured in from all the politicians he owned and mourners are being asked, in lieu of flowers, to just leave their car engine running," he said.
"I know these seem like harsh words and harsh jokes, and I'm sure I will be condemned for them on Fox News, which will portray Mr. Koch as a principled libertarian who believed in the free market," Maher said. "He and his brother have done more than anybody to fund climate science deniers -- for decades."