MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski agreed white Boston Red Sox players should have joined their black and Latino teammates and boycotted a visit to the White House.
The “Morning Joe” hosts disagreed with contributor Donny Deutsch, who said he understood why some of the younger players might jump at the chance to visit the White House, saying they should have supported teammates who refused to go in protest of President Donald Trump’s policies.
“Come on, this is the most racist president, certainly, in our lifetime,” said Scarborough, an outspoken Red Sox fan. “You can talk about Charlottesville, can you talk about what he said about Hispanics, what he said about Puerto Ricans. He’s called Hispanic breeders.”
Brzezinski, who usually rolls her eyes at discussions about sports, said she didn’t understand why the white players accepted the invitation.
“You’re talking about a 23-year-old white player who might have his first chance to go to the White House, and you’ve got to let him have that opportunity,” she said. “How about the Hispanic player, how about the African-American player who would love to go to the White House but just can’t because the president is racist, and he just can’t do it. That should be more important than your first trip to the White House.”
Mass panic after shooting at Toronto parade
Shots were fired at a championship parade for the Toronto Raptors NBC championship on Monday, causing a mass panic.
Toronto Police have located two victims with "serious but not life-threatening" injuries.
Two people are in custody and two firearms have been recovered.
An estimated 2 million people were attending the celebration.
Latest Supreme Court’s decision takes Trump pardon away from Paul Manafort: report
Former campaign chair for President Donald Trump has managed to get away with not giving prosecutors any information to indict others involved in the 2016 election scandals. It has prompted many to suspect that Paul Manafort was working to score a pardon from the president, but now it appears that option is off the table thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court.
In a 7-2 ruling, the Court said that a person could be tried twice for the same crime if one is in a federal court and the other is in a state court. Trump's justices split the decision, with Brett Kavanaugh supporting the majority and Neil Gorsuch joining with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Alex Jones accused of sending child pornography to lawyers representing Sandy Hook victims
Attorneys representing victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre who are suing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for defamation have accused the InfoWars host of sending them files containing child pornography.
The Connecticut Post reports that court documents filed on Monday show that the law firm representing the Sandy Hook victims claims that it discovered several inappropriate images involving children in a large stash of electronic files that Jones had been ordered to turn over.