“The View” co-host Meghan McCain agreed bombshell revelations from President Donald Trump’s tax returns could sink his re-election bid, after voters realize his scam.
The conservative McCain frequently complains that Democrats are moving too far left for most voters, but she and host Whoopi Goldberg agreed it was outrageous that Trump paid no income tax between 1985 and 1994, according to the newly revealed documents.
“I’m sorry — I’m pissed,” Goldberg said, as the audience cheered.
McCain said that was an effective arguments for Democrats, who could say Trump scammed the system.
“He scammed the system for so long,” she said. “He lost a billion dollars. I’ve never been a business woman, (but) a billion dollars seems like a lot of money to lose.”
The audience laughed at her deadpan joke, and co-host Joy Behar pointed out no other taxpayer lost quite so much.
“If you’re Bernie Sanders or Elizabeth Warren or Joe Biden right now,” McCain said, “you can say even if the economy is doing well, it’s off the benefit of corporations and people like Donald Trump, who have been able to game the system for so long. I think this is the message that could actually be the kill shot going into our next election cycle.”
Co-host Sunny Hostin wasn’t sure Trump’s base would care, but McCain thinks independent voters will.
“Look at the bigger picture,” said co-host Abby Huntsman. “You could have been sitting on your butt for 10 years ordering clothes from Amazon and lose less money than he did in 10 years. The money he got from his dad, if he let it sit and do absolutely nothing, maybe invested it, he would have done better, actually.”
Huntsman said Trump’s wealth was the only thing that he truly cared about, so this record of failure had to be devastating for him.
“Final pinpoint,” McCain said. “When he was roasted by Comedy Central, the only rule was you couldn’t make fun of him not having as much money, that’s the only rule.”
Behar said that’s why Trump hated former “View” co-host Rosie O’Donnell, because she made fun of his wealth, and she asked one final question for Trump voters.
“Would you want him investing your money?” Behar said.
Republican lawmakers ask judge to destroy smoking gun documents proving GOP’s white supremacy
Republicans on Monday sought a court order to block damning documents from being used against them in a lawsuit.
"North Carolina Republican lawmakers on Monday asked a court to make sure the files of the now-deceased GOP strategist Tom Hofeller are destroyed, or at least kept secret, instead of being used in a high-profile gerrymandering lawsuit," the Raleigh News & Observer reported.
"The filing comes after the groups behind the lawsuit, including Common Cause, accused Republican lawmakers of making false statements in court in a previous gerrymandering case, when the state’s 2011 maps were ruled unconstitutional," the newspaper noted. "That blockbuster accusation made national headlines and was, it said, based on Hofeller’s files which had been secret until recently."
Maddow slams Trump’s era of government officials ‘saving the country from the commander-in-chief’ with leaks
Rachel Maddow on Monday worried about the pattern of government officials leaking to the press to stop President Donald Trump from sabotaging United States' interests to help Russia.
The MSNBC anchor broke down the key questions raised by the bombshell New York Times report that officials were keeping secrets from Trump to protect U.S. interests.
Maddow reminded of a June 2017 story by Michael Isikoff.
Trump angrily demands newspaper reveal unnamed sources behind bombshell report on his Russia policy
President Donald Trump on Monday evening again lashed out at The New York Times for reporting on his Russia policy.
"The story in The New York Times about the U.S. escalating attacks on Russia’s power grid is fake news, and the failing New York Times knows it," Trump argued in a tweet sent after 10 p.m.
"They should immediately release their sources which, if they exist at all, which I doubt, are phony," he continued.
"Times must be held fully accountable," he demanded.