Appearing on MSNBC on Sunday afternoon, Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) gave a harsh assessment of President Donald Trump, saying he is a “cold, strange man” who had no problem moving to Washington D.C. because he leaves no friends behind.
Speaking with host Alex Witt, Cohen was unsparing in his assessment of the president.
Although he is a native of Memphis, Cohen said he is all too familiar with Trump.
After describing Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) as one of the few friends Trump has made in Washington, Cohen painted a portrait of Trump as a selfish, self-obsessed man.
“That’s why you have 17 people [Democrats] running for president,” Cohen explained. “They know we need a change, somebody the American people respect, somebody who might be able to have a pet in the White House because they’re not so self-absorbed that they can’t have anyone else around them that draws attention.”
“The man is a cold, cold, strange human being,” he continued. “He left New York and Trump Tower and never thought about what he left because he doesn’t have friends there. It’s all about him and titles. ”
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Pete Buttigieg opens the door for prosecuting Trump if he’s elected: ‘The rule of law will catch up to this president’
In an interview with CNN's Jake Tapper, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg -- who has jumped to the forefront of potential Democratic presidential nominees -- did not rule out seeing President Donald Trump prosecuted after he leaves office.
During his appearance on "State of the Union," the Democrat discussed his drive for the nomination and was asked by the host about comments made by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) that, if she is elected president, her Justice Department would have no choice but to go forward with obstruction of justice charges against President Trump.
"Would the Justice Department under President Buttigieg feel the same way -- do the same thing?" Tapper asked.
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A century ago, historian Arthur Schlesinger, Sr. argued that history occurs in cycles. His son, Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., furthered this theory in his own scholarship. As I reflect on Schlesinger’s work and the history of the United States, it seems clear to me that American history has three 74-year-long cycles. America has had four major crisis turning points, each 74 years apart, from the time of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 to today.
The first such crisis occurred when the Founding Fathers met in Philadelphia in 1787 to face the reality that the government created by the Articles of Confederation was failing. There was a dire need for a new Constitution and a guarantee of a Bill of Rights to save the American Republic. The founding fathers, under the leadership of George Washington, were equal to the task and the American experiment successfully survived the crisis.
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In 2016 all the corporate news media outlets, NPR included, predicted that Trump would lose. They just did not recognize the discontent in America’s rust belt because the economic dislocation that had, and continues to define life there, was just not part of their personal frame of reference.
They thought the country was several years into a recovery and the national aggregate unemployment data they had commissioned confirmed it. But nobody lives or votes in the aggregate. And it wasn’t until Trump flipped the 200 counties that Obama had carried twice, that the corporate news media started paying some attention.