As the controversy between President Donald Trump and George Conway continues, a CNN panel hosted by Jake Tapper suggested that Trump keeps fanning the fire in order to distract America from his failures.
George Conway, the husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, called out the president and claimed his latest Twitter rant showed that he had a mental illness.
“He escalated his feud after Conway stated publicly questioning the president’s mental fitness for office,” Tapper said.
Jen Psaki, former White House Communications Director under Barack Obama, explained that Trump is a “marketing expert” and is using the tabloid drama to distract from real issues.
“We are not talking about the fact that he is in Ohio in a place where the plants are closing down and people are losing jobs even though he promised he would bring them back,” Psaki said. “We are not talking about the ups and downs of the Mueller report. He is a marketing expert.”
“Voters can care less,” Journalist Tiffany Cross said. “It is very inside the Beltway. For the people out there worried about getting laid off or worried about health care expenses those things matter.”
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Jeb Bush wonders why Republicans are not ‘stepping up’ to condemn racism
Former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) wondered on Friday why more Republicans were not standing publicly against racism.
"I have said it before and I will say it again now: the GOP must not tolerate racism. Of any kind. At any time," his son, George P. Bush, the Texas Land Commissioner posted on Twitter.
He urged local GOP officials in Texas to resign for sharing racist posts on Facebook.
Jeb Bush praised the post.
"Proud of my son," he posted on Twitter.
"Are other Republican elected officials stepping up?" he wondered.
‘Not appropriate at all’: GOP senator admits it was wrong to gas protesters for Trump’s photo-op
The decision to gas protesters so President Donald Trump could hold a photo-op holding a Bible were criticized by a Republican senator on Friday as cracks start to emerge in Republicans' support for the president.
"As you know, outside the White House when protesters were peacefully exercising their rights, there were rubber bullets and tear gas, they were disbursed so he could go for the pictures, the photo-op at the church," CNN's Erin Burnett reported.
She noted criticism by former General Mattis and asked Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) if he agreed.
"I would say no question the scene that I understand occurred there with the tear gas and rubber bullets was unnecessary, not appropriate at all," he replied.
GOP Senate candidate complains schools are teaching too much ‘multiculturalism’
On Friday, the Huffington Post reported that Corky Messner, a GOP businessman running for Senate in New Hampshire, complained that schools are teaching kids too much "multiculturalism" at a virtual town hall.
“We are essentially up against multiculturalism and the values that we know that are being taught in our public schools and universities that are not part of the values and beliefs that made this country great,” said Messner at the event, which took place on Wednesday and was flagged by Democratic super PAC American Bridge. “So we have a battle on our hands.”