A national security reporter was shocked at how an audience in Europe responded to Vice President Mike Pence over the weekend.
In a speech at a security conference in Munich on Saturday, Pence appeared to pause and wait for applause after mentioning President Donald Trump. But he was met with silence.
NBC News national security reporter Courtney Kube, who was in Munich, said she had never seen anything like it.
“You could actually hear a pin drop in the room,” she told MSNBC’s Katy Tur. “One of the big takeaways from his speech was he really doubled down on his criticism of European leaders. He called on them once again to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal… he talked about the importance of NATO, the importance of allies.”
“But what was really fascinating was he was bookmarked between German chancellor Angela Merkel and former vice president Joe Biden, both of whom talked about the importance of multilateralism and the importance of strong alliances. They received very strong reaction from crowd, both of them getting standing ovations,” Kube said.
Michael Bloomberg ‘lost everything’ in Las Vegas: MSNBC analyst
Senior editor for "The Root," Jason Johnson, concluded that the biggest loser of the Democratic debate in Las Vegas Wednesday was Michael Bloomberg, but not merely because of his debate performance.
"The big new name was going to be Michael Bloomberg," he said. "This was probably the most expensive night in Vegas I've ever seen. He lost everything. This guy has spent $320 million. He had the opportunity to stand on stage, and appear to be an equal, and he looked bored. He looked disenchanted. He stumbled over obvious questions that anybody would have anticipated about sexual harassment and stop and frisk. I thought it was a bad night for him."
Pro-immigration protesters interrupt Joe Biden’s closing statement at debate
Former Vice President Joe Biden's closing statement was interrupted by protesters at Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate.
As Biden began his remarks, demonstrators began shouting about the Obama administration's record on deportations.
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After bombing in #DemDebate internet changes Mike Bloomberg’s ‘death’ date on Wikipedia
Someone online changed former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's information on Wikipedia during the Wednesday debate to say that he died on Feb. 19.
After being ripped to shreds during the MSNBC Democratic debate, it became clear that Bloomberg wasn't quite as prepared as the other Democratic candidates.
The Wikipedia article was also changed to indicate that his cause of death was Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA).
Bloomberg had several unfortunate moments, namely his refusal to release female accusers from nondisclosure agreements, he came out in favor of fracking, he blamed India for China's involvement in climate change, and many many more things.