MSNBC analyst and Politico Congressional reporter Andrew Desiderio concluded that the only reason President Donald Trump is fighting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is as a distraction.
During a panel discussion with MSNBC host Kasie Hunt, Desiderio said that Trump is suffering from several scandals involving his finances and judges just granted Congress access to his taxes. While Trump is still fighting tooth and nail in court over some of these rulings, it’s hardly effective in quashing the rumor-mill on cable news.
“Both sides love these rhetorical feuds,” Desiderio claimed. “Nancy Pelosi loves them because it gets her out of the impeachment conversation, a chance to bludgeon the president ahead of 2020. For the president, it gives him a reason to paint the Democrats they’re only out to get me for political reasons. That came to a head, in particular, this week because the president was facing the heat over the two court rulings that upheld the subpoenas the Democrats set forth for his financial records. The president talked about that as his ‘red line’ in these investigations that have targeted him the last two years.”
He explained that Trump is “feeling the heat” from these investigations.
“And the best way to put the spotlight off of that was the blow up the infrastructure meeting the way he did,” he said.
Watch the panel below:
‘Go look at President Trump’s Twitter’: Portland right-wing rally organizer claims ‘mission success’
The organizer of a far-right rally in Portland, Oregon claimed the event was a "success" after President Donald Trump attacked Portlandiers protesting the group.
"A confluence of protesters on opposite ends of the ideological spectrum merged on Portland’s waterfront Saturday in a tense but relatively uneventful face-off that brought national attention, including a tweet in the hours before the protest by President Trump decrying the city’s signature anti-fascist movement," the Oregonian reported Saturday.
When a similar right-wing rally in Charlottesville, Virginia killed Heather Heyer, Trump argued there were "fine people" on both sides of the "Unite the Right" rally.
Why was Jeffrey Epstein buying size 5 women’s panties — while in jail?
The Miami Herald has another bombshell report on Jeffrey Epstein, who died in a Manhattan jail while waiting to stand trial on federal sex crimes charges.
"A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facility’s store: two pairs of small women’s panties, size 5," the Herald reported Saturday night.
The newspaper noted, "the panties raise questions about why a childless male inmate, accused of sexually abusing girls as young as 14, would be allowed to buy female undergarments so small that they wouldn’t fit an average-sized adult woman."
White nationalist Republican ridiculed after only 2 people show up for his town hall meeting
Embattled Rep. Steve King (R-IA) suffered further humiliation on Saturday when only two people showed up for his town hall meeting with Iowa constituents.
King, who was stripped of all committee assignments for his white nationalism, was been an embarrassment for Republicans with his constant racism and misogyny.
A photo of the town hall meeting was posted on Twitter by Reuters photo editor Corinne Perkins.
Rep. King was quickly mocked in the comments.
Here's some of what people were saying: