MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough agreed with George Conway that President Donald Trump “no doubt” shows evidence of cognitive decline.
The conservative attorney, who’s married to White House adviser Kellyanne Conway, has been engaged with a feud with the president, whom he suggests has a mental illness and other possible disabilities.
“George Conway just tweeted a link to that decades-old interview between Tom Brokaw and Donald Trump,” said “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski.
Here’s the Trump-Brokaw interview. It’s from 1980. Trump was 33, and was articulate and coherent, unlike today. https://t.co/lmcidXbimA
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) March 21, 2019
Scarborough said he agreed with Conway’s analysis, that Trump seemed less mentally sharp and his syntax was jumbled.
“There is no doubt that what George Conway is getting at is the case,” the “Morning Joe” host said. “He rambles and sort of speaks in word salad right now, unlike earlier tapes.”
Co-host Willie Geist stopped short of diagnosing the president with any illness, but he said Trump was noticeably different than he used to be.
“I’m not a doctor, I’m not going to make any medical diagnosis but you believe your eyes when you see two pieces of tape that are very different,” Geist said.
Pompeo ridiculed by CNN panel for his ‘phony mock outrage’ response after being outed as a foul-mouthed bully
Responding to a statement from Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued through the State Department accusing an NPR journalist of being "shameless" for going public with an encounter she had with him in his offices where he cursed at her, a CNN panel all but rolled their eyes at his "phony" outrage.
Speaking with host Anderson Cooper, CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin called out the blustery Pompeo as well as many Republicans who took "umbrage" at Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) mentioning a report that the Donald Trump would have their heads on "on a pike" if they crossed him.
Trump attorney Sekulow’s impeachment defense of president blown out of the water with Lindsey Graham statement
On Saturday, one of the biggest opening arguments made by President Donald Trump's legal team at the impeachment trial was that there was, in fact, a risk that Ukraine had meddled in U.S. elections.
"Mr. Schiff and his colleagues repeatedly told you that the intelligence community assessment that Russia was acting alone, responsible for the election interference, implying this somehow debunked the idea there might be in — you know, interference from other countries, including Ukraine," said Trump counsel Jay Sekulow. "This is basically what we call a straw man argument."
But MSNBC's Brian Williams knocked down this defense with a clip from none other than one of President Donald Trump's biggest allies: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC).
So much for ‘originalism’ — Trump’s impeachment defense is a constitutional dumpster fire
In the absence of any exculpatory evidence, Donald Trump's defense against impeachment increasingly relies on arguments that fly directly in the face of the Constitution. Trump himself set the standard last July with his grandiose claim that "Article II says I can do anything I want," which encountered no serious pushback from his fellow Republicans.
This article first appeared in Salon.