Fresh off his own criticisms from the president, Fox News’ Shep Smith called out Donald Trump for his repeated attacks against the late John McCain.
Discussing the sharp rebuke from Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-GA), who said that Trump “deserves a whipping” in comments shared with The Bulwark, Smith noted that the president “renewed attacks against John McCain” by “attacking him in the grave.”
The host noted that during a Tuesday press conference with Brazil’s controversial far-right president Jair Bolsonaro, Trump said he was “never a fan of John McCain’s and never will be.”
Later in the hour, Smith responded live after Trump again trashed McCain during an Ohio rally, saying he gave McCain “the kind of funeral he wanted” and criticizing the beloved senator for voting against the appeal of the Affordable Care Act and handing over the “phony” Steele dossier to the FBI instead of the White House.
“You know, he brings it up sometimes on his own,” the host noted.
Inside the extreme right-wing’s plan to take over campus conservatism
President Donald Trump's eldest son found himself caught in the middle of an alt-right takeover of a libertarian group with close ties to mainstream conservatism, and video of the encounter provided an embarrassing start to his book tour.
Right-wing activists led by white nationalist Nick Fuentes have been turning up at campus events sponsored by Turning Point USA and other conservative groups to boost their racist, anti-LGBT and anti-Semitic messages, reported The Daily Beast.
Mulvaney drops last-minute lawsuit over subpoena and instead ‘will rely on the direction of the president’
Acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney has reversed course once again and will not sue the U.S. House of Representatives for issuing a subpoena that he has vowed not to honor.
On Monday, Mulvaney's attorney said that his client is dropping plans to join a lawsuit brought by former national security adviser John Bolton’s aide, Charles Kupperman.
Attorney William Pittard said that Mulvaney would file a separate lawsuit instead in opposition to a subpoena from House Democrats.
Manafort said he would personally update Trump on WikiLeaks’ damaging Hillary Clinton leaks: Rick Gates
Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates on Tuesday testified in court that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort said that he would personally give then-candidate Donald Trump updates on the timing of WikiLeaks' damaging information dumps on Hillary Clinton.
As reported by Vox.com's Andrew Prokop, Gates told the court that Manafort in 2016 instructed him to regularly touch base with Trump ally Roger Stone to get information about when WikiLeaks could be releasing stolen emails intended to harm Clinton's campaign.
Manafort then said that he would update others in the campaign, "including the candidate," about future email drops, Gates testified.