MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough was astonished that President Donald Trump insisted to donors that he hadn’t called Apple CEO Tim Cook by the wrong name, because the flub was recorded on widely seen video.
The president mistakenly called the tech executive “Tim Apple,” which prompted days of jokes, but Trump denied making the error Friday during a speech to Republican donors.
“In a move that stunned even his own donors, President Trump denies what you just heard,” said “Morning Joe” co-host Mika Brzezinski, after rolling video of the mistake.
“It never happened,” Scarborough said. “Don’t believe your eyes.”
“He insists he said Tim Cook’s name correctly, and it’s just the fake news media playing a big trick on everyone,” Brzezinski said. “Added to the sad steady march toward 10,000 lies in office — literally that number, that’s where we are.”
Scarborough said some of the president’s supporters still don’t believe he lies, although there’s plain evidence in this case that Trump was dishonest.
“I love when people say, ‘Oh, he doesn’t lie, give me an example,'” Scarborough said. “You have it there on videotape, and as his donors were saying this weekend at Mar-A-Lago, it’s on videotape. It’s on videotape yet he calls it fake. Again, there are those who believe what they believe. Let those who have ears hear.”
Chinese fans grieve for NBA superstar Kobe Bryant after helicopter crash
NBA star Kobe Bryant's death triggered an outpouring of grief on Monday in China, where he was beloved by fans, with a hashtag of the news drawing more than a billion views.
Nine people were killed in a helicopter crash including Bryant, 41, and his 13-year-old daughter, Los Angeles officials confirmed on Sunday.
Basketball is arguably the most popular sport in China, and Bryant -- a five-time NBA champion who blogged for Chinese internet giant SINA in 2009 -- was among the first American stars to garner a large fan base in the country.
He remained popular in China after his retirement in 2016, frequently engaging via social media with Chinese fans.
Bolton’s firsthand evidence puts senators in the difficult position of believing ‘bizarro’ Trump team argument: Legal experts
Former Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal and Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe agreed that the recent revelations from John Bolton, puts Republicans in a difficult position. Bolton's manuscript confirmed that President Donald Trump's bribery scheme puts senators in the difficult position of being faced with firsthand witnesses they've tried to block.
Republicans were given multiple opportunities to agree that they would like to hear witnesses and new evidence as part of the impeachment trial in the Senate, but each time, they voted against it. But with the news Bolton released Sunday night, it forces senators to acknowledge they deny even firsthand evidence of Trump's guilt.
Democratic senator says she gets more ‘disheartened’ every day hearing GOP deny evidence and witnesses
Day after day, Republicans senators find new excuses to dismiss the evidence they hear that in any courtroom would convict an ordinary American citizen. It was enough to make normally happy Sen. Debbie Stabenow (R-MI) feel "disheartened" by the whole process.
"As somebody from Michigan, we believe in commonsense, and you can't look at all this and say, 'is this how somebody would act if they were innocent?'" said Stabenow. "And you can't look at this and say, 'Is this how somebody would act if they were innocent?' All of this coming out over and over again. I'll never forget Adam Schiff on the floor saying to all of us, 'Nobody's saying, well, gosh, Donald Trump would never do that.' The truth is it's all about will he get away with it? It's all about, are they going to be successful in hiding it and so on?"