Conservative MSNBC commentator Charlie Sykes said Thursday that Democrats and Republicans can present any deal they like to President Donald Trump — but that anti-immigrant TV personalities like Ann Coulter will goad the president into walking away from an agreement.
“How many times do you have to have Lucy take the football away before you realize you’re not going to be able to make a deal with somebody like Donald Trump who is an unreliable negotiator?” asked Sykes. “Frankly I don’t think Donald Trump wants a deal. I don’t Donald Trump wants a wall, I think he wants the fight.” He added that the president was likely hoping his party would “look the other way when he declares a national emergency.”
Host Stephanie Ruhle suggested that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell likely believed the same, saying he was refusing to bring any funding bills to the floor because Republicans don’t want to set the president up to look like an “obstructionist”.
Sykes replied that Trump’s assurances that he’d sign a bill were empty, and that the president’s favorite TV stars held final veto power.
“Steven Miller will pick up the phone and call Ann Coulter and Rush Limbaugh and the base will get riled up,” he said. “The president is completely prepared to renege.”
“So Ann Coulter calling the president a fraud and weeny is what’s stopping this,” asked Ruhle.
“That’s what stopped it last time,” Sykes said, twirling his finger. “Definition of insanity, right?”
‘Everyone ultimately prefers their own race’: Morrissey claims he’s not racist because everybody else is
Former Smiths singer Morrissey explained in an interview that he couldn't possibly be a racist because everyone else is racist.
Morrissey came out for the anti-Islam political party in England, and has run into problems about his political claims ever since. As noted by Consequence of Sound, "it doesn’t help that he says thing like Halal certifiers support ISIS, of course."
He made the comments as part of an interview with his own nephew Sam Etsy Rayner, for Moz’s website.
Here is how Republicans are reacting when confronted with the new rape allegation against Trump
Once again, President Donald Trump has been accused of a sexual assault — one of the most severe charges yet, in fact — and yet the Republican Party continues to make clear that it will not take these allegations seriously.
Journalist E. Jean Carroll detailed her account of Trump raping her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room more than two decades ago in an article, in her new book, and in TV interviews. New York Magazine reported that it contacted two of her friends who confirmed that she told them about the assault shortly after it happened.
‘He should be hospitalized’: Internet stunned after Trump goes off on completely incoherent Mt Rushmore rant
President Donald Trump was asked on Tuesday whether his face should appear on Mount Rushmore along with other major American presidents.
“If I answer that question yes, I will end up with such bad publicity,” Trump told The Hill, before pivoting to an incoherent rant about fireworks.
The president's rambling shocked many people on Twitter:
Apart from Trump’s apparent inability to string together coherent English sentences on the fly, note also the sheer ignorance and apathy toward the idea that there might be legitimate reasons why fireworks are not detonated around the Black Hills. https://t.co/jja2XD19Mw