Appearing right after Rudy Giuliani ranted and raved to Jake Tapper about the Mueller report, normally-unflappable former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara commended the CNN host for his restraint before delivering a thorough dismantling of President Donald Trump’s legal advisor’s claims.
“I want your reaction to — there’s a whole lot in that Giuliani interview,” Tapper began. “Let’s start when I asked him to respond to Senator Mitt Romney criticizing the president’s team for being willing to accept help from Russians on the campaign including the stolen documents.”
“The reaction to the overall interview is that you are a patient man,” Bharara replied. “There’s a lot of character assassination, accusing men of being hit men, torture. in the context of talking about a nuanced sober report of being unfair.”
“On the question of whether or not it’s okay to take information from the Russians, I appreciate Giuliani’s role is to defend the president at all costs, whatever argument he can put forth, whether it makes sense or not,” he continued. “He should pause and think about what he’s saying, not just an advocate for a president who he claims was exonerated in the report. The idea that it is okay — separate and apart from it being a criminal offense — we should be telling future candidates in the run-up to an election in 2020 if a foreign adversary is offering information against a political opponent, that it’s okay and right and proper and American and patriotic, to take that information? That’s an extraordinary statement and I would hope he would retract it.”
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Trump is ‘losing it’ and ‘devolving down into rabbit holes of conspiracy theories’: Conservative TV host
On Monday, conservative CNN talk show host S. E. Cupp slammed President Donald Trump for his behavior amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"I think no matter who the president is, there's always going to be someone criticizing the response to a disaster," said anchor Brianna Keilar. "But something that has been true since the beginning of this is that the president really had a real opportunity, handed one, to unify people, to lead, to set a tone, and he's really squandering it, isn't he?"
"I think we should say, Brianna, this has long gone past offensive, and distasteful. I think what we're seeing is the president losing it," said Cupp. "I don't think that the president's behavior is that of a healthy, stable, balanced person. That he can't focus all of his energy and efforts and attention on this global pandemic, on securing the physical and economic safety and health of this country, is very alarming. Instead, devolving down these rabbit holes of conspiracy theories, baseless conspiracy theories as you pointed out, attacking women for their looks and their weight, you know, threatening governors, one in Michigan for mail-in voting, another in North Carolina for not guaranteeing a full house at the RNC."
Trump ally: It’s ‘unrealistic’ to say president shouldn’t golf just because people are dying of COVID-19
On CNN Monday, former Trump adviser and Republican lobbyist David Urban defended President Donald Trump's decision to take a golf outing as coronavirus deaths approached 100,000.
"Every death is horrible," Urban said. However, "people die in America every day, and just to expect the president to sit frozen in his office is unrealistic."
The US approaches 100,000 coronavirus deaths, while this weekend President Trump played golf.
Close Trump confidante @DavidJUrban says “every death is horrible," but "people die in America every day, and just to expect the president to sit frozen in his office is unrealistic.” pic.twitter.com/rYnVaUD0Tc
Watching Trump read from teleprompter is like a ‘parallel universe’ compared to his crazy tweets: CNN’s John King
President Donald Trump on Monday delivered a somber Memorial Day address -- and CNN host John King remarked about how strange it was to see him acting presidential.
Even though the president spent the weekend launching angry attacks on his political foes that included a baseless accusation of murder against MSNBC host Joe Scarborough, he stuck entirely to reading from the teleprompter during his Memorial Day speech, which included stirring stories of courage about members of America's armed forces.