Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) should find another line of work after filing a widely-ridiculed lawsuit against parody Twitter accounts, former Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) explained on MSNBC’s “Hardball” with Chris Matthews on Tuesday.
“Congressman Devin Nunes (R-CA) — as we know, a close Trump ally, very close — is suing Twitter and three of its users for $250 million dollars, a quarter of a billion dollars, accusing them of defamation and negligence,” Matthews noted. “He also accuses Twitter of being biased against conservatives.”
“What do you make of this guy?” Matthews asked the former senator
“I think Harry Truman said, ‘if you don’t like the heat, stay out of the kitchen.’ This is a guy who’s been playing ball with Trump in the back room for at least two years and now he’s getting hurt feelings,” Matthews continued. “Your thoughts?
“I’m so sorry, Devin, you picked the wrong career,” Boxer replied.
“The fact of the matter is when you go into politics, you certainly have some protections, but believe me, the courts have ruled because you have a bully pulpit and a platform, you’ve got to take it on the chin,” she explained.
“He needs to grow up and do something else because this is absurd,” Boxer counseled.
“You got to stand up and take it on the chin when you’re an elected official. Donald Trump doesn’t know how to do it,” she noted. “He can give them, but he doesn’t want to get them.”
“And this is why the whole thing is outrageous and Devin Nunes needs to choose a different career,” Boxer concluded.
“I think he needs his diapers changed,” Matthews chimed-in.
Trump attacks his own Fed chairman in unhinged Fox interview: ‘Nobody ever heard of him before — I made him!’
President Donald Trump bitterly attacked Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell for refusing to cut interest rates during an interview with Fox Business's Maria Bartiromo.
When asked about the state of the economy, Trump claimed that the economy is doing terrific but he said that Powell should nonetheless aggressively pump money into the economy via rate cuts.
"We should have [European Central Bank President Mario] Draghi instead of our Fed person!" the president said. "We have a man who doesn't do anything for us!"
Bartiromo then noted that Powell has made a point of preserving the Federal Reserve's political independence by refusing to obey the president's orders to lower rates, but Trump replied that Powell should just do what he's told.
Trump angrily attacks Mueller for ‘terminating’ text messages of FBI agents in incoherent Fox Business rant
In a bizarre interview on Fox Business on Wednesday morning, President Donald Trump attacked former special counsel Robert Mueller, accusing him of "terminating" the text messages of FBI agents to conceal anti-Trump bias by the bureau.
"You know what I used to say we will find out, they spied on my campaign, and when you look at somebody saying, listen she is going to win but if she doesn’t we have an insurance policy," said Trump. "You know what insurance policy is? An insurance policy to get him out of office. These are sick people, two lovers the two pathetic lovers, two lovebirds sung like nobody ever sung."
Trump accuses Twitter of ‘censoring’ him in bizarre rant on Fox Business
President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Twitter of "censoring" him in an angry rant on Fox Business.
During an interview with Fox Business's Maria Bartiromo, the president said that Twitter was intentionally lowering his follower count, which he claimed made it "harder for me to get out the message."
Even though Trump currently has more than 61 million people following him on Twitter, he claimed that he should have much more and said that Twitter executives were to blame.
"These people are all Democrats, it's totally biased towards Democrats," the president fumed. "If I announced tomorrow that I was a liberal Democrat i would pick up 5,000 followers!"