An MSNBC panel had nothing but derision for Donald Trump Jr. on Sunday afternoon, following a week when he helped promote a birther conspiracy tweet against Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and then deleted the offensive tweet while his spokesperson tried to blow it off as a misunderstanding.
Appearing with host Alex Witt, TV One commentator Roland Martin blasted Donald Trump’s eldest son by labeling him as the “dumbest” of all the president’s kids.
“Don Jr.’s spokesman said that Don’s tweet was simply asking him if it was true that Kamala Harris was half-Indian because it is not something he had ever heard before,” host Witt asked before adding, “Once he saw folks were misconstruing the intent he quickly deleted it — what do you make of this?”
“Donald Trump Jr. is Fredo, ” Martin replied referencing the weak and ineffective son of Don Corleone in The Godfather. “And he clearly can’t read a bio. He is probably the dumbest of all the Trump children.”
“But here is the real issue here: the attacks on Senator Kamala Harris blackness really started the moment she announced,” Martin continued before also calling out African-Americans who bought into the attack.
“I understand that folks are talking about Donald Trump Jr. retweeting this, but really you’ve got some asinine black folks out there who are the ones who are questioning her blackness and they are shameful and they are despicable and they should be called out at every turn,” he exclaimed.
It’s Donald Trump vs Joe Biden: Associate Press reports former VP has clinched the DNC nomination
The 2020 general election campaign between two top parties has unofficially been set.
"Joe Biden formally clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Friday, setting him up for a bruising challenge to President Donald Trump that will play out against the unprecedented backdrop of a pandemic, economic collapse and civil unrest," the AP reported Friday. "The former vice president has effectively been his party’s leader since his last challenger in the Democratic primary, Bernie Sanders, ended his campaign in April. But Biden pulled together the 1,991 delegates needed to become the nominee after seven states and the District of Columbia held presidential primaries Tuesday."
Former Celebrity Apprentice contestant vows a ‘robot army’ will replace police if he is elected president
Former Major League Baseball MVP Jose Canseco is considering a presidential bid.
Canseco, the author of the tell-all book titled Juiced: Wild Times, Rampant 'Roids, Smash Hits & How Baseball Got Big, was a contestant during the fourth season of The Celebrity Apprentice when President Donald Trump hosted the reality TV show.
Here are some of Conseco's recent political tweets:
The volcano has erupted our political system is a total failure our criminal justice system has always been a total failure
— Jose Canseco (@JoseCanseco) June 5, 2020
Trump accused by ex-Defense Secretary of putting US on ‘the trail toward a dictatorship’
During an appearance on CNN on Friday morning, former Defense Secretary William Cohen - who also served in the U.S. Senate as a Republican -- denounced Donald Trump in no uncertain terms, saying his use of military personnel against anti-police brutality protesters is a sign he has set the country on the path to a dictatorship.
To emphasize his point, he later called Trump the "dictator-in-chief."
Speaking with host Jim Sciutto, Cohen didn't mince words after the CNN host noted that the president and his former attorney called the protesters "terrorists."
"What does it mean for you to hear a sitting president dismissing a whole range of protesters, who in fact were largely peaceful around the White House, dismissing a whole range of them as terrorists? What does that mean to you?" the CNN host asked.