An MSNBC panel burst out in laughter Wednesday while discussing President Donald Trump’s first Oval Office address making the case for his border wall — and one pundit noted that the president seemed particularly “defeated” during it.
NBC national affairs analyst John Heilemann noted that after the address, he tweeted that Trump’s was “the first ever presidential address by a collapsed souffle.”
“He looked defeated, deflated,’ Heilemann added.
Host Nicolle Wallace added that the president seemed discouraged “before it ended,” laughing all the while.
The foreign affairs analyst noted that Trump doesn’t appear to be in his element when he’s speaking off of a teleprompter — and that it was “unprecedented” that the president was “trashing his staff” hours before.
The New York Times reported that at an off-record meeting with TV anchors before the address, Trump said he didn’t think his planned trip to the US-Mexico border would “change a damn thing.”
He reportedly then gestured to White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, communications chief Bill Shine and adviser Kellyanne Conway and claimed: “these people behind you say it’s worth it.”
“He was preempting the badness of the performance beforehand with broadcast anchors,” Heilemann said.
Evangelicals wildly chant ‘4 more years’ after Trump claims mothers are ‘executing’ their infants after birth
Speaking at the Faith and Freedom Coalition 2019 Road to Majority Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, President Donald Trump claimed that infants were being "executed" after birth.
"Unfortunately, Democrat politicians have become increasingly hostile to pro-life Americans, who want to help more children find a loving home and share their dreams with the world," Trump told the evangelical crowd.
"Virtually every top Democrat now supports taxpayer-funded abortion right up to the moment of birth. By the way, if you watched Virginia, the governor, after the moment of birth -- that was something that nobody -- that was something that nobody heard of before. After the moment of birth."
Meghan McCain explodes after Whoopi Goldberg compares US record on LGBT rights to Iran
Meghan McCain slammed Iran for its treatment of LGBT people, and she lashed out when Whoopi Goldberg reminded her of the Republican Party's less-than-stellar record on equal rights.
"The View" co-host condemned Iran's harshly oppressive treatment of women and LGBT people, as its leaders engage in an escalating war of words with President Donald Trump.
"When you are a leader of a country that throws gay people off of roofs for being gay, and stone women in the street for wearing tank tops, how dare you judge our country," McCain said.
Goldberg stepped in to say the U.S. didn't have a spotless history in that regard.
Teen brutally attacks Hispanic mother after she got him suspended by school for racist abuse of her son
A student at New Jersey school has been accused of brutally beating a Hispanic mother after she complained about her son being subjected to racist abuse.
NJ.com reports that 35-year-old Beronica Ruiz, whose son attends the Passaic Gifted and Talented Academy School No. 20 in Passaic, New Jersey, went to complain to administrators after her son had been subjected to bigoted taunts and threats of violence from other students.