President Donald Trump’s most recent Twitter “meltdown” betrays his growing concern about his latest Democratic challenger, according to MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough.
The “Morning Joe” host mocked the president for showing all his cards in a tweetstorm complaining about former Vice President Joe Biden, who has already become the frontrunner after entering the race last week.
“When Kenny Rogers sang about ‘The Gambler’ he was not thinking of Donald J. Trump, because (he) has the worst poker face, I think, in the history of modern American politics,” Scarborough said. “He was sort of on a meltdown (Monday) about Joe Biden being in Pennsylvania, there’s a tweetstorm about it, and you can tell he’s really scared of Biden.”
Trump understands that winning Pennsylvania again will be key to his re-election, Scarborough said, and “Morning Joe” contributor Elise Jordan said the president was clearly “unnerved” by Biden’s popularity right out of the gate.
“Joe Biden has definitely gotten under his skin,” she said, “and that the way Joe Biden is going about attacking him, not directly head on, but referencing the lies and the lack of moral character, and definitely making Donald Trump part of his case for defeating him, that the character of the man does matter, has been effective and has gotten in Donald Trump’s head.”
The Moon landings have a Nazi problem
Somewhere in the scarier reaches of the internet, a conspiracy theory circulates that the Nazis landed on the moon in 1942. Maybe you’ve never heard that 27 years before Apollo 11, Hitler had a successful space program that bored into the lunar surface to create a moon base.
It doesn’t need saying that this idea is wrong – it’s beyond absurd. Part of what’s troubling with this mythis that people would treat the history of the Third Reich with anything other than sober realism. It feels dangerous.
But the Nazi moon theory is unnerving in another sense. It’s a distortion of an historical reality that is itself profoundly uncomfortable: Nazi technology and personnel were indeed central to the moon landing.
This irrational self-deception is what prevents many economists from embracing a Green New Deal
Dutch economist Servaas Storm, co- author of a widely-read 2018 study on climate change, “Why Green Growth is an Illusion,” talks to the Institute for New Economic Thinking about where we are today.
Lynn Parramore: In 2018, you and your colleague Enno Schröder warned that economists promoting “green growth” are fostering illusions. Why can’t we have economic growth and development without destroying the planet?
Servaas Storm: In our work, Enno Schröder and I look at the historical record on economic growth around the world, along with human energy use and the resulting CO2 emissions. Then we construct a growth path for the global economy during the period 2015-2050. Our model path is based on optimistic, but still feasible, assumptions concerning future energy efficiency improvements and reductions in carbon emissions.
US slaps new sanctions on Iran’s supreme leader Khamenei
The United States imposed sanctions Monday on Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and a string of military chiefs, tightening pressure on the country that President Donald Trump threatened with "obliteration" if it seeks war.
Trump signed the punitive financial measures against in the Oval Office, calling this a "strong and proportionate response to Iran's increasingly provocative actions."
Repeating that "never can Iran have a nuclear weapon," Trump said it was now up to Tehran to negotiate.
"We do not ask for conflict," he said, adding that depending on Iran's response the sanctions could end tomorrow -- or it "can also be years from now."