MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski sounded the alarm on reports national security adviser John Bolton might be close to launching the war with Iran he has lusted for throughout his career in government.
The notorious “war hawk” has for decades called for regime change in Iran and North Korea, among others, aggressively pushed for the cancellation of the Iran nuclear deal, and now the White House is reviewing military plans to send up to 120,000 U.S. troops into the region.
“This seems to me to be escalating tensions unnecessarily,” Brzezinski said. “You see John Bolton’s fingerprints all over this. This is what we were worried about when he was chosen for the job.”
Elise Jordan, who served in the Bush administration while Bolton briefly served as UN ambassador, said the push toward war with Iran should not be surprising to anyone who’s followed the hardliner’s career.
“We shouldn’t be surprised that someone who has a reputation as one of the most hawkish advisers in Washington is pushing Donald Trump along this path,” Jordan said, “and I think that we should be incredibly concerned any time that we’re discussing moving over 100,000 troops into position because of escalating tensions. I think I really cannot believe that we failed to learn anything from the first decade of this century, and we are actually considering escalating with Iran in a war that would further destabilize the region and unleash God knows what in terms of chaos in a very troubled region already.”
Co-host Willie Geist agreed the national security adviser was clearly pushing this reckless military plan.
“This does have John Bolton’s name written all over it,” she said. “He’s been an Iran hawk from the beginning. It’s one of the reasons that I think President Trump liked him as he watched him on Fox News. The piece says nothing is imminent. At this point they don’t have this plan, they’re developing a contingency if something should happen in the (Persian) Gulf, but we’re talking about a number of troops that approaches the number that went into Iraq, at about 120,000.”
White woman caught stealing anti-Trump sign lectures Black man for ‘disrespecting the current president’
A white woman was caught on video admitting that she stole a sign because it was "disrespecting" President Donald Trump.
The incident was said to have occurred near Tampa, Florida. Video of the confrontation, which was said to have occurred on Election Day, was shared on social media.
The video begins as a Black man confronts the white woman, who has covered her license plate to prevent from being caught.
"Please let me go," the woman says. "Sir, I'm really sorry."
"You're sorry for what?" the man asks.
After the woman seemingly admits that she had taken the sign, the man asks her to "put it back."
Republican pollster: Trump’s attitude over the next six weeks may hurt GOP chances of keeping Senate
A coalition of U.S. government security agencies has taken the step to defend the integrity of the 2020 presidential election, calling it “the most secure in American history.” Even so, President Donald J. Trump, the man on the losing ticket, has continued denying the results. Now, experts warn that if Trump doesn't walk away from the fight and offer a peaceful transfer of power to the President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration, it could hurt GOP chances to retain the U.S. Senate.
Trump supporters disrupt CNN’s live report from Michigan
During a live report from Michigan this Monday, CNN's Dianne Gallagher tried to relay developments in Lansing regarding certification of the state's election results, a group of Trump supporters in the background began drowning her out by chanting slogans, some using a bullhorn.
At one point, network anchor Brianna Keilar told Gallagher to hold her microphone closer so the audience could hear her words over the disruption.
Towards the end of the segment, the crowd started chanting, "CNN sucks!"
Watch the video below: