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Nicolle Wallace mocks Barr’s ‘ridiculous’ defenses for Trump: ‘I wouldn’t make those excuses for my 7-year old’

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MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace on Wednesday mocked Attorney General Bill for making excuses for President Donald Trump that were more “ridiculous” than anything she’d make for her seven-year-old.

“Donald Trump has had a ‘help wanted, looking for Roy Cohn’ sign outside 1600 Pennsylvania avenue for two years and two months,” Wallace said, laughing disdainfully. “It would take someone like William Barr to make Jeff Sessions and even Matt Whittaker, who has far as we know didn’t go as far as William Barr did — Barr makes the two of them look better by comparison.”

“William Barr at that press conference the day the Mueller report came out before we’d seen it, and read any of it for ourself, he said ‘no collusion,'” Wallace recalled, and then affected a hilarious “poor baby” accent. “But then he did a good little Dr. Phil schtick and said ‘the president was so fwustwated. He wasn’t obstructiony, he was frustratedy.'”

“I have a 7-year-old, I don’t excuse his conduct. He doesn’t get to bang on the table at restaurant because he’s frustrated,” she added flatly. “The A.G. made excuses for the sitting president that I wouldn’t make for my 7-year-old son. ”

“And then to hear it again today, and sort of this parsing and finagling as the country’s sitting attorney general offers some defense of Donald Trump that really wasn’t rooted in anything legal,” she scoffed. “It was sort of this psychological examination of just how stressed the president must be. It was ridiculous.”

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Trump’s racism is ‘disqualifying’ for him to remain as president: former White House lawyer

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Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal explained on MSNBC on Thursday why he viewed President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four women of color in Congress as disqualifying.

Anchor Brian Williams read a quote from Susan Glasser of The New Yorker.

"Half of the country is appalled but not really sure how to combat him; the other half is cheering, or at least averting its gaze. This is what a political civil war looks like, with words, for now, as weapons," Glasser wrote.

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Lawrence O’Donnell reports on the growing movement for the impeachment of President Donald Trump

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Anchor Lawrence O'Donnell reported on the growing movement for the impeachment of President Donald Trump during Thursday evening's "The Last Word" on MSNBC.

"The House of Representatives conducted a symbolic vote on a hastily written impeachment resolution by Democratic Congressman Al Green in reaction to the president’s tweeted comments that the House of Representatives voted to condemn as racist," O'Donnell reported. "The impeachment resolution had nothing to do with the [Robert] Mueller investigation and referred only to the president being unfit for office because of the language that he has used recently about members of Congress and immigrants and asylum seekers."

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Video proves how far the Trump’s GOP has gone from the era of Ronald Reagan and HW Bush

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The immigration policies of Donald Trump’s presidency would have no room for his GOP predecessors Ronald Reagan or George H.W. Bush—who both embraced work visas, family unification, easy border crossings and a better relationship with Mexico.

That counterpoint can be seen in a very short video clip from the 1980 presidential election where Reagan and Bush—who became Reagan’s vice president for two terms before winning the presidency in 1988—were asked about immigration at a campaign debate in Texas. Their responses show just how far to the right the Republican Party’s current leader, President Trump, and voters who have not left the GOP to become self-described political independents, have moved on immigration.

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