The View’s Meghan McCain lost her temper on Thursday when her dogged efforts to blame President Donald Trump’s shutdown on “both sides” got obliterated by co-host Sunny Hostin, who not-so-calmly explained that the president had “manufactured this nightmare” all on his own.
McCain was already in a tough spot after co-host Joy Behar ran a clip of the president’s infamous televised meeting with Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, in which Trump declared he was “proud to shut down the government”
“To Democrats, you as a Democrat, what culpability do you hold in this? Because everyone is screwed right now,” McCain blustered, her voice rising. “We’re talking about TSA workers that aren’t getting paid. People aren’t getting paid. Both sides should be adults about this including on this show to get it right, and I’m sick of playing politics on this show every day with issues that affect everyone.”
“However, isn’t it true that Trump manufactured this nightmare? Isn’t it true that Trump started –” replied Hostin, as McCain began shouting over her.
“Let me finish, oh my God,” Hostin broke in. “Isn’t it true that Trump manufactured this need for the wall? He’s the one that pulled DACA. He’s the one that –”
“He’s also the president,” interrupted McCain, sneering at the former federal prosecutor. “He has that power.”
“He’s also the person that already said he would take responsibility for the shutdown,” Hostin continued. “I don’t understand why all of a sudden both sides are responsible for the shutdown.”
“It’s for the good of the country,” McCain insisted. “It’s for the good of America.”
It is widely acknowledged among Democrats that giving in to the president’s demands would only encourage future government shutdowns to force acquiescence to the executive branch.
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Michael Moore predicts Mick Mulvaney will get into Heaven after confessing Trump’s quid pro quo
Academy Award-winning filmmaker Michael Moore predicted acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney will ascend to Heaven in the afterlife during a Friday interview on MSNBC's "The Beat" with Ari Melber.
The host played a clip of Mulvaney admitting Trump's quid pro quo while seeking foreign election assistance from Ukraine.
"This man obviously is going to be admitted into Heaven," Moore said. "You know, he told the truth."
"If there was a movie version of this, somebody stuck him with a needle just before he walked out onto the stage there, a truth serum needle, and he just went on and on saying, 'Yeah, that’s what we do. Yeah, of course.' Essentially admitting there is a quid pro quo. In fact, there are many quid pro quos."
Trump campaign has 12-person ‘War Room’ toiling to fight the impeachment inquiry: report
While the White House has bragged about refusing to start a "war room" to deal with the impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's administration, his campaign is footing the bill for a 12-person operation, the LA Times reported Friday.
“Some of you have criticized us for not having a war room — OK? — which we don’t by the way,” acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told reporters.
“You don’t have a war room when you haven’t done anything wrong," he added.
By that logic, Trump's 2020 re-election campaign may fear the president did something wrong.
‘I don’t think he knows what he’s doing’: Ex-Trump advisor rips the ‘cascading crisis’ of his ‘strategic disaster’
President Donald Trump received harsh criticism from a former top Middle East advisor for the ethnic cleansing campaign Turkey is waging against the Kurds in Syria.
MSNBC's Chuck Todd interviewed Brett McGurk, the former special presidential envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter ISIL.
"The truth of the matter is when President Trump announced to the world last December that we were leaving Syria and he arbitrarily cut our force reportedly in half, which is already a small force, we lost all of our leverage and influence," McGurk argued. "And he really threw it out the window on this call on October 6th."