Fox News personality Neil Cavuto was shocked that former Donald Trump data and strategy director Matt Braynard was fine with the president lying about the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ).
Cavuto looked at one particular aspect of Trump’s criticism, that the White House was unaware that McCain was not supporting the Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act.
“Our country would have saved a trillion dollars, and we would have had great health care. He told us hours before that he was going to repeal and replace and then, for some reason — I think I understand the reason — he ended up going thumbs up,” Trump claimed on Tuesday.
“Did you ever hear that John McCain going into that night — was going to vote for it? No one I talked to — I followed that closely — said that was the case,” Cavuto noted. “The president said that John McCain already told him that he was going to vote for it. No one I talked to who was involved in that said that was the case.”
“Who cares?” Braynard asked. “what does that have to do with criticizing his position?”
“The president might then have lied about it. Does that bother you? Cavuto asked. “The president might have lied about what a dead man did.”
“He said John McCain was going to vote for that measure and hours later voted against it. Do you have proof that was the case?” Cavuto asked.
“Do you have proof that he didn’t say it?” Braynard replied.
“I don’t think you get a pass on criticism of your public record because you’re no longer with us,” he added.
Trump campaign official squirms when CNN host shows him polls of the president losing to literally everyone
CNN's Poppy Harlow on Wednesday cornered Trump campaign official Marc Lotter by showing him polls that show President Donald Trump losing to every major Democratic presidential candidate.
During an interview about Trump's 2020 campaign kickoff rally on Tuesday, Harlow asked Lotter why the president's poll numbers were so poor even though the economy is still performing well by many measures.
"A Quinnipiac poll came out yesterday -- it showed a whole lot of Democratic presidential candidates beating the president in head-to-head matchups, from Elizabeth Warren to Beto O'Rourke, to Joe Biden to South Bend, Indiana mayor Pete Buttigieg," she said. "Are you concerned about that?"
Historian reveals alarming similarities between Trump’s ‘concentration camps’ and Nazi Germany
As Republican lawmakers furiously deny that President Donald Trump is holding migrant families in "concentration camps" along the border, historians have been charting the alarming parallels with Nazi Germany.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) and Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-TX) angrily disputed Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), who compared Trump's detention centers to Nazi concentration camps, but historian Ned Richardson-Little pointed out just how similar current conditions are to Germany in the 1930s.
Here’s how this South Carolina Democrat plans to take on Lindsey Graham
There is no question that former South Carolina Democratic Party chairman Jaime Harrison faces a monumental task in challenging Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in 2020. President Donald Trump is massively popular there, and convincing Trump voters to split their ticket against one of the president's most reliable Senate allies is not going to be easy.
On MSNBC's "Morning Joe" Wednesday, Harrison outlined two major aspects of his plan to beat Graham — the first of which is showing voters what an insincere opportunist Graham is in his support for the president, as they used to hate each other and publicly trade insults.