On Saturday, New York University associate professor Christina Beltran appeared on MSNBC to discuss Trump’s growing vendetta against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), which culminated in him posting a doctored video of her on Twitter.
“He traffics in the politics of domination,” said Beltran. “That is why he needed his staff to do this embarrassing authoritarian performance of obsequiousness to him and say I’m very calm or very — so that was just like humiliating and embarrassing.”
“And I think it drives him crazy that Nancy Pelosi continues to win the media cycle, again and again,” she added. “And part of it, despite his comments of she’s crazy, what America is seeing, he’s not in control of himself. And he lacks impulse control in a pretty complete way.”
“And so watching somebody who lacks control of himself always calls his sort of function — sort of his, not exactly sanity, but his abilities into question. And so I think that that is something that is continuely being at play here.”
Millennials are moving to Trump-backing states — and the GOP should be terrified: columnist
Millennial voters are substantively more progressive than older generations of voters, but their political power has been diluted by the fact that many of them have been concentrated in cities in deep-blue states.
However, The Atlantic's Derek Thompson argues that this is about to change because more millennials are leaving the big blue-state cities to move out to metro areas in key states such as Arizona, Georgia and Texas.
"The five fastest-growing metros of the past few years -- Dallas, Phoenix, Houston, Atlanta, and Orlando, Florida -- are in states won by Trump," he writes. "The other metro areas with a population of at least 1 million that grew by at least 1.5 percent last year were Las Vegas; Austin, Texas; Orlando, Florida; Raleigh, North Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida; Charlotte, North Carolina; San Antonio; Tampa, Florida; and Nashville, Tennessee. All of those metros are in red or purple states."
‘The man who sold America’: Mitch McConnell’s mountain of political sins catalogued in devastating new profile
Mitch McConnell finally has the power he's longed for since he was a 22-year-old intern for Sen. John Sherman, but his ruthless march to become Senate majority leader has seen him abandon almost all of his stated principles -- and earned him a lot of enemies.
The Kentucky Republican has been unpopular in his home state for years, but this summer has seen his approval rating plunge to 18 percent after MSNBC's Joe Scarborough tarred and feathered him with the nickname "Moscow Mitch," and he's increasingly seen as "the man who sold America," reported Rolling Stone.
Sarah Sanders rages on Fox News that the ‘out-of-control’ media is ‘making stuff up’ about Trump
In her new gig as a Fox News contributor, former White House spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders complained to host Sean Hannity that the "out-of-control" media makes "stuff up" about Donald Trump because they hate him for winning in 2016.
Sanders, who once told reporters that "countless" FBI agents had lost confidence in James Comey only to later tell investigators from special counsel Robert Mueller's office that she made it up, complained to the Fox host about the press being untrustworthy.