MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough explained why he believes President Donald Trump is obsessed with the “I-word.”
The “Morning Joe” host thinks the president has convinced himself that impeachment would finally boost his popularity to majority approval, and MSNBC analyst John Heilemann said he’s clearly fixated on a word he cannot even utter out loud.
“The ‘I-word’ — what’s that about?” Heilemann said. “Is he trying to impeachment into a profanity? Or is it just the word ‘impeachment’ is in his head to a degree that he just can’t bring himself to say it.”
Scarborough believed the president wants the House to launch an inquiry and vote to impeach.
“He wants to be impeached so badly,” Scarborough said.
Co-host Mika Brzezinski agreed, and said Pelosi knows that.
“He wants to be impeached so badly,” Scarborough said, “so the Senate can then decide that he’s not going to be convicted, can acquit him, and he saw what happened with Bill Clinton whose presidency he looks at and studies an awful lot and he saw that Bill Clinton went up to 60 percent after he was impeached.”
“He’s got no record to run on, other than making his billionaire friends at Mar-A-Lago, other friends who hang out at Mar-A-Lago, like Jeffrey Epstein — he made those people a lot of money,” Scarborough said. “Other than that, he doesn’t have much to show for it for Democrats and independents.
“He wants to be victimized, he loves to be victimized,” he added. “As Nancy Pelosi said yesterday, ‘Oh, poor baby.'”
“This is a president who’s desperate to be impeached,” Brzezinski agreed. “He’s desperate to turn the attention on him in the most chaotic way.”
‘It’s treachery if not treason’: Harvard’s Laurence Tribe destroys Trump’s claim he’s above the law
Legendary constitutional law expert Laurence Tribe explained the legality of President Donald Trump's claim to be above the law during a Thursday evening appearance on MSNBC's "The Last Word" with Lawrence O'Donnell.
The host played a notorious clip of Trump.
"I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot somebody and I wouldn’t lose any voters. Okay? It’s like incredible," Trump argued.
"And now he has gone beyond that," O'Donnell noted. "Now the president is sayin, 'I could stand in the middle of Fifth Avenue and shoot someone and I cannot be prosecuted for that crime. Or any crime.'"
Marine Corps unit busted planning to hold a party at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort: report
President Donald Trump is facing yet another corruption scandal after a Marine Corps unit was caught planning to hold a party at the commander-in-chief's Mar-a-Lago resort.
"At a time when taxpayer and foreign-government spending at Trump Organization properties is fueling political battles, a U.S. Marine Corps reserve unit stationed in South Florida hopes to hold an annual ball at a venue that could profit the commander-in-chief," the Miami Herald reported Thursday.
Internet blown away by Giuliani’s ‘pants-sh*tting panic’ freak out on CNN’s Cuomo
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani received harsh reviews of his Thursday evening appearance on CNN with anchor Chris Cuomo.
Many people worried about Giuliani's mental health after watching the interview.
Here is some of what people were saying about Trump's defense attorney.