Former chief of staff at the CIA Jeremy Bash didn’t hold back on an MSNBC guest turn Monday.
“In some ways, the president is trying to speak his own reality,” Bash told MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace, continuing: “like he’s doing with the wall [saying] ‘the wall is being built’ [but] no, it’s not. Like they’re giving up their nuclear weapons…no, they’re not,” he added.
In both cases, he continued, the Trump administration is “naive” and “false about the facts” — especially when it comes to North Korea, the expert told Wallace Monday.
As for Wallace herself, she dug right into the heart of Trump’s confused North Korea positions, often at odds with Trump’s own intelligence agency experts, over the past two years, saying “one of the most serious things going on right now is his divide with the intelligence community.”
Wallace continued: “this is where it matters. this is why it matters…that he doesn’t believe Gina [Haspel] and Dan Coats…he’s going to sit there and either believe the Russians who gave him advice, or murderous thugs sitting across from him.”
Watch the segment below.
Democrat mocks Trump for being the wrong person to lead the charge on mental illness
President Donald Trump may not be the best person to focus on mental health in America, a Democratic senator explained on MSNBC.
"All In" host Chris Hayes interviewed Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) before a live studio audience.
The two discussed Trump's focus on mental health instead of gun control following the latest mass shootings in America.
"I saw this article about the mental health proposal being floated. I gotta say, the more I hear him talk about mental health, the more freaked out I get, honestly," Hayes explained. "It seems like — like sci-fi dystopia. They want to do something like DARPA, the notorious Pentagon research association called HARPA. It’s going to develop 'breakthrough technologies with high specificity and sensitivity for early diagnosis of neuropsychiatric violence...The document goes on to list a number of widely used technologies it suggests could be used to help collect data, including Apple Watches, Fitbits, Amazon Echo and Google Home."
Trump’s economic ‘brain trust’ ridiculed as America braces for a trade war recession: report
President Donald Trump appears unprepared to deal with a potential recession, the Associated Press reported Friday.
"Facing a trade war against China that has shaken the global economy, President Donald Trump gathered his most trusted economic aides in the Oval Office," the AP reported. "The assembled brain trust for Friday’s urgent consultations included an economics chief best known for his stint as a cable TV commentator; a trade adviser whose pro-tariff views are outside the economic mainstream; and a treasury secretary (joining by phone on his way back from vacation) who made millions off the housing crisis and then turned to financing Hollywood movies."
ICE and Homeland Security busted pushing right-wing propaganda and conspiracy theories
Multiple federal departments have been pushing far-right propaganda to federal employees.
"An arm of the Justice Department regularly sent summaries and links to articles from an online white nationalist publication over the last year, a BuzzFeed News investigation has found. In addition, similar newsletters sent to the Labor Department, ICE, HUD and the Department of Homeland Security, included links and content from hyperpartisan and conspiracy-oriented publishers," BuzzFeed News reported Friday.