Addressing Donald Trump’s admission that he sees nothing wrong with foreign governments offering dirt on political opponents — saying he “would take it” — CNN’s Alisyn Camerota bluntly stated the president learned nothing from the Mueller investigation.
During an ABC interview with George Stephanopoulos, the president told him that he didn’t consider foreign assistance to be wrong by labeling it as “opposition research.”
Joined by New York Times White House correspondent Maggie Haberman, host Camerota seemed both stunned and angry.
“The president didn’t enjoy the past three years of investigation from [special counsel] Robert Mueller, yet he’s willing to do it again,” Camerota began, but added an incredulous, “He’s learned nothing.”
“His statement is ‘no collusion, no obstruction of justice’,” Haberman replied. “So it’s no collusion, but it would have been okay if we did. This message, the whole thing they have been saying about the Trump Tower meeting, every attempted contact by Russians with the campaign during 2016 was ‘we didn’t know, we were political neophytes’. Now we know.”
“You have the president now saying, ‘so what? what’s the big deal?’ You had his son-in-law in an interview with Axios say [about] would you let the FBI know this time around about the meeting, ‘You know, I don’t know — I’m not going to engage in a hypothetical’.”
“It doesn’t seem like lessons have been learned,” Haberman conceded. “This is no longer just about Russia — it’s about any foreign country.”
‘Scared of what will happen if he lets people vote’: Rights groups know why Trump panicked by mail-in ballots
President Donald Trump on Tuesday alarmed pro-democracy advocates once again by elevating his attacks on voting rights by falsely claiming that mail-in ballots are inherently "rigged" and suggested the results of the November general election would be illegitimate if a vote-by-mail system is used.
The president—who has long railed against supposed "voter fraud" despite multiple studies showing cases of fraudulent voting are "vanishingly rare" and nowhere near common enough to swing election results—took aim in his tweets at California Gov. Gavin Newsom, who issued an executive order earlier this month to send mail-in ballots to every registered voter in the state for the November election.
Julian Castro pinpoints moment Ted Cruz became a laughingstock and everyone began to hate him
In an interview with Rick Wilson and Molly Jong-Fast for The Daily Beast's "The New Abnormal" podcast, former San Antonio mayor and Democratic 2020 presidential contender Julian Castro was asked why it is that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is loathed in his home state after once being considered a rising star in conservative circles.
After stating that Republicans in Texas are on the ropes with the voters after three years of Donald Trump, Jong-Fast pressed the Democrat about what she described as the across-the-board hatred for the GOP lawmaker.
As podcast host Wilson stated, "Everyone on Earth hates Ted Cruz," co-host Jong-Fast exclaimed, "Why is that?" and Wilson replied "There are a number of things and we probably have to do a show called 'Everyone Hates Ted.'"
Trump is in trouble — and a summer economic ‘rebound’ likely won’t save him: polling experts
A report from Politico caused a stir on Tuesday morning, as it quoted Democratic economists and operatives who were nervous that President Donald Trump could benefit from a rapid economic recovery in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.
However, polling experts Nate Silver and Harry Enten both poured cold water on the notion that a V-shaped recovery would be sufficient enough to lift the president above former Vice President Joe Biden, who has consistently led him in polls throughout the year.