Republican strategist Susan Del Percio said that President Donald Trump is “constantly spinning out of control” while trying to hold the United States together.
During a Monday MSNBC panel discussion, the Republican advisor explained that innocent people don’t generally freak out like the president did this weekend. And that secure people don’t generally attack others so personally, particularly after they’re dead.
“What is just so scary is that in some ways he is also so transparent,” she said. “What is he concerned about? Why does he go after people? There was a tragedy in New Zealand and everyone talked about the prime minister’s leadership and he knows he doesn’t have any.”
Over the weekend, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was heralded for her compassion and strength in the face of the horrific tragedy that left more than 50 people dead.
“I mean when he is looking in, he is looking to overcompensate, he is projecting,” she continued. “He is seeing leadership by a woman doing an amazing job healing her country and all he is known for doing is dividing the country. So it stands out. He makes his comments — I don’t know if he knows it’s not the right thing but he doubles down on it. Then he just goes into a twist. It is the same thing about McCain. McCain is a hero and he went to Vietnam, he suffered in the camps, Donald Trump got out of Vietnam and is a coward because of bone spurs.”
MSNBC host Katy Tur wondered if it’s still a story that Trump isn’t presidential and says crazy irrational things. The panel agreed it was because it isn’t a normal thing to come from a president and never should be.
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Trump ridiculed for his late-night ‘OPEN THE SCHOOLS’ rant: ‘Eat your Big Mac and shut up’
President Donald Trump demanded local school boards reopen schools during a late night tweet sent after 11 p.m. on Monday.
"OPEN THE SCHOOLS!!!" Trump demanded, in all capital letters with three exclamation marks.
The president was harshly criticized for his tweet, here's some of what people were saying:
You can't even get your own son's school to open.
They have refused.
The school where your son Barron is being educated refuses to open because it's not safe.
Now sit there, eat your Big Mac, and shut up.
Florida Democrats ask their own candidate to withdraw his candidacy after cocaine arrest: report
Democrats in Florida are asking their own candidate to end his campaign for county commission after an arrest for DUI and cocaine.
"A Collier County commission candidate's arrest in East Naples this past weekend has prompted calls from his party to drop out of the race," the Naples Daily News reported Monday. "John Jenkins, 55, was booked into the Naples Jail Center Sunday morning and faces a felony charge of possession of cocaine, according to a Collier County Sheriff's Office arrest report. He was released later that day on $5,000 bond."
Harvard researchers want less accurate tests for COVID-19
The aphorism "perfect is the enemy of good enough" has been played out to tragic effect in the US's inadequate testing for the coronavirus, according to researchers calling for quick tests that cost only about a dollar each, and which may not be as accurate but can be carried out several times a week by the whole population.
Michael Mina, assistant professor of epidemiology at Harvard University, has for weeks been pushing for what he calls "crappy" tests.
His idea is to move away from the current high-precision molecular tests, known as PCR tests, which are still scarce in large swathes of the country and which people often have to wait hours to get done, and then have to wait days -- or up to a week -- for the results.