MSNBC political correspondent Kasie Hunt said on Monday that President Donald Trump and the Republicans are facing “the map from Hell” in 2020 — and with the polarizing president at the top of the ticket, the party is stuck in a “damned if you do/damned if you don’t” position.
“On the one hand the president has this campaign apparatus, which he didn’t have in 2016. They’ve been fundraising since day one of his presidency,” host Hallie Jackson said. “On the other hand he has, as Axios puts it, ‘the map from Hell come 2020.” Hunt agreed that, with Trump’s approval ratings underwater in must-win states like Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, “the math looks tougher.”
“I think if you are thinking about this through the lens of a possible Republican primary, or how the Republican Party thinks about this, it’s always been a question of if they were better with him or better without him,” Hunt said. “Right now the Republicans are making the judgment they can’t win without him, the base is still with him.” Republicans, she said, were stuck with the president.
“The only thing I think is going to change whether he’s nominee or not is that if fundamental calculus changes,” she said. “Right now, I don’t see that, despite that obvious weakness across the mid-west.”
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New testimony adds 2 stunning — and previously unknown — details about the Ukraine extortion
New testimony released Monday from the House Intelligence Committee’s investigation of the Ukraine scandal included at least two new stunning details about the quid pro quo scheme at the heart of the matter.
Overall, the transcripts for depositions of Catherine Croft and Christopher Anderson, who were advisers to U.S. envoy Kurt Volker, built on the story of that we already know: that President Donald Trump pushed a shadow foreign policy to pressure Ukraine into investigating his political opponents, a scheme that involved using his office and military aid as leverage over the country in opposition to the official policy.
Trump blasted for his ‘Endorsement of Doom’ after Sean Spicer loses on ‘Dancing with the Stars’
Team Trump had gone all in urging supporters to vote for former White House press secretary Sean Spicer on the game show "Dancing with the Stars."
Votes had been urged by RNC officials and Trump himself had urged his 66 million Twitter followers to vote for Spicer.
Despite the full heft of the Trump campaign, Spicer lost on Monday's show.
Trump deleted his failed tweet urging votes for Spicer -- and instead said it was a "great try" by his former advisor.
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‘He’s misunderstood’: Nikki Haley tells Fox News how Trump is actually a really good listener
Former Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley defended President Donald Trump during a Monday appearance with Fox News personality Sean Hannity.
Hannity asked the former South Carolina governor if Trump was "misunderstood."
"I do think he’s misunderstood," Haley replied.
"I can tell you, from the first day to the last day that I worked for the president, he always listened, he was always conscious of hearing other voices, allowing people to debate out the issues, and then he made his decision," Haley claimed.
She argued that, "I saw a president that was very thoughtful, looked at all of the issues, made decisions, and it was a pleasure and honor to work with him."