On Thursday morning, the panel on CNN’s New Day agreed that Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s legal adviser, appeared on CNN late Wednesday and melted down because he is setting the stage for more bad news to come for the president.
During his CNN appearance, the frantic Giuliani blurted out that it was entirely possible that the president’s campaign colluded with the Russian but insisted that the president was not aware of it — a stunning admission after asserting for a long time that there was no collusion.
According to CNN’s David Gregory, Giuliani’s admission may have been calculated to get out in front of a big revelation coming from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Asked by hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota what Giuliani hoped to accomplished, Gregory said it was a mystery, but the former New York City mayor has a history that may provide a clue.
“It’s always a mystery with Rudy Giuliani because we don’t know what he knows,” Gregory offered. “He’s in this role of this fighter for the president on TV — his TV lawyer. But as we’ve been discussing this morning, so often he says something that raises eyebrows that makes you go what? Are you moving the goalposts here? And it’s because something is about to come out.”
“Does he know does he know something that’s coming from the Mueller investigation, evidence that’s been shared with him?” Gregory continued. “Or is he relying on the one thing that he thinks he has to do, which is to insulate the president from potential criminal behavior.”
CNN analyst Nia-Malika Henderson jumped in to say that Giuliani has a knack for “foreshadowing” bad news before it is released to soften the blow for President Trump.
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‘Ideological tunnel vision’: Conservative Christian scolds his fellow evangelicals for ignoring the threat posed by ‘unstable’ Trump
CNN correspondent Brianna Keilar spoke with writer and editor Matt Kaufman about his op-ed, "Why Christians Should Dump Trump."
"I mean, there are many Evangelicals who voted for President Trump and are expected to vote for him again," Keilar said. "Even as they dismiss behavior in him that they certainly would not talk about doing themselves, right?"
Obama lays bare Trump’s TV ratings fixation: ‘He’s jealous of COVID’s media coverage’
Former President Barack Obama on Tuesday asserted that President Donald Trump is "jealous" of the media coverage that has been given to the COVID-19 pandemic.
"This week, do you know what he brought up?" Obama asked a group of Joe Biden's supporters in Orlando, Florida. "The crowd size at the inauguration again. Saying his was bigger. Who is thinking about that right now? Nobody except him."
Obama noted that over 225,000 Americans are dead due to COVID-19.
"And what's his closing argument?" the former president continued. "That people are too focused on COVID. He said this at one of his rallies. 'COVID, COVID, COVID,' he's complaining. He's jealous of COVID's media coverage."
WATCH: Trump walked out of a 1990 interview with CNN when they asked about his finances
Long before he became the president, Donald Trump was a business tycoon who had trouble holding onto his money.
As New York Times reporting on the president's personal income tax records has shown, Trump throughout his career would frequently burn through money at a stunning rate throughout the 1990s, at one point reporting adjusted gross losses of nearly $1 billion per year in 1994 and 1995.
The tax records obtained by the Times show that things really started going downhill for Trump in 1990, when he reported a gross net loss of $400 million.