“I think the only way he will get out of this is for the Democrats to give him a fake wall and for him to pretend it is a real wall and he is, of course, capable of that,” Sykes told his MSNBC co-panelists the afternoon of the 33rd day of the shutdown.
Trump, the editor of The Bulwark conservative website noted, is “a serial fabulist” — a fact Democrats can use to “somehow maneuver him into standing in front of a non-wall and ‘saying look at my big, beautiful wall, I’m Donald Trump, I built this for you.'”
“Maybe they can make that lack of reality work for them,” Sykes added.
Donny Deutsch, a friend of former Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen, agreed with the conservative commentator.
“Democrats say ‘we will give you the $5.6 billion and spend it the right way, we’re not going to say you built a wall,'” Deutsch explained.
“That will make them soft on security,” he continued. “What Trump will do is say, ‘That’s what I meant, that’s my wall of security.”
“He will create that reality,” Deutsch confirmed.
‘A coward and a commander’: New Lincoln Project ad contrasts Trump with James Mattis
On Friday, the conservative anti-Trump group The Lincoln Project released a new attack ad against President Donald Trump — this time using the criticism of his former Defense Secretary James Mattis, and comparing and contrasting their leadership ability.
"This is the story of a coward and a commander," said the ad's narrator. "The coward Trump dodged the draft. Jim Mattis led American troops for forty years. While a frightened Trump hides from protesters in a deep bunker firing off tweets, Jim Mattis does what he's always done: Leads. While Donald Trump angrily attacks, General Mattis' words deserve to be heard by every American."
NFL Commissioner Goodell apologizes for league’s indifference to players’ protests against racism
On Friday, CNN reported that National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell is acknowledging his organization turned a blind eye when his athletes took a knee to protest racism and police violence, and issued a formal apology.
"We, the National Football League, admit we were wrong for not listening to NFL players earlier and encourage all to speak out and peacefully protest," Goodell said in a newly released Instagram video. "It has been a difficult time for our country. In particular, black people in our country. First, my condolences to the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and all the families who have endured police brutality."
Earth Has Hottest May on Record
"This is unquestionably an alarming sign."
The Earth just experienced its hottest May on record, scientists said Friday—just a day after it was announced that atmospheric CO2 levels hit a new high.
Scientists at Europe's Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) announced the temperature record Friday. The agency said that globally, last month 0.63°C warmer than the 1981-2020 average for May. That tops the previous warmest May, which occurred in 2016, by 0.05°C.