CNN’s John King, host of Inside Politics ridiculed President Donald Trump on Monday, after the president told reporters earlier in the day “nobody disobeys my orders,” despite sworn testimony in the Mueller report that demonstrates the notoriously dishonest president is lying again.
“I want to come back at the top to what the president just said there, at the end of the Easter Egg Roll,” King began. “He said nobody disobeys my orders.”
“Now, if you read the Mueller report, the special counsel says the president’s aides saved him from himself by repeatedly ignoring, deferring, punting, walking away, waiting a few days,” he continued.
“But it’s not just in the Mueller report,” King went on. “From hour one of this administration we have had aides telling us ‘pay no attention to what the president says, watch what we do. He says and tweets a lot of things, and we massage them or ignore them.’ I guess I understand it as a test of his macho, but it’s just not true that nobody disobeys his orders.”
“It’s definitely not true. I think one of the things that really drives this president crazy is the perception that he’s being managed by his aides, and so that’s what he’s really pushing back against,” agreed POLITICO’s Eliana Johnson. “The Mueller report paints a picture of a president who is not so much managed by his aides but simply disregarded. I think it also raises a question about how the country is being governed.”
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Trump thinks impeachment is over after House vote
Following a vote by the Democratic House to table an effort by Rep. Al Green (D-TX) to approve articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the president gloatingly told reporters "that's the end of it," and mocked the resolution as a "ridiculous project."
"The House of Representatives rejecting a bid to launch impeachment proceedings against President Trump, and President Trump declaring victory," reported CNN's Erin Burnett. "Telling reporters seconds ago 'We've just received an overwhelming vote against impeachment, and that's the end of it.' He went on to call it the 'most ridiculous project.' Riding high now over how the whole saga over his racist tweets is playing out."
There are enough votes to impeach Trump if it comes to the floor: CNN’s April Ryan quotes congressman
On Wednesday, the House voted 332 to 95 to table articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump brought forth by Rep. Al Green (D-TX). Democrats were divided, with 137 members agreeing to table the resolution. All 194 Republicans and independent Justin Amash also voted to do so.
But despite the resounding defeat for Green's measure, one congressman told CNN commentator and American Urban Radio Network director April Ryan that while many Democrats want to continue with investigations for the time being, he believes there would be enough votes to pass it if it actually made it to the floor.
Pelosi slaps Trump with a backhanded compliment: ‘He’s a great distractor — that’s what this is about’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of making a racist attack on four U.S. congresswomen to distract from failures in his administration.
At a press conference, Pelosi told the reporters that lawmakers were "gentle" in condemning only Trump's tweets as "racist" in a recent vote.
"We weren't saying he is racist," she explained. "We were saying that the words that he used were racist."
"We all know the argument that could be made against us in terms of our philosophy, in terms of our priorities and the rest," Pelosi said. "And the president knows there are arguments that could be made against him and, therefore, he wants to distract from them."