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.
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On "Good Luck, America," a political news show airing on Snapchat, Buttigieg took aim at Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)—and indirectly at Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.)—for raising campaign funds mostly through small individual contributions.
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Trump’s 2020 campaign distances itself from absurdly violent pro-Trump video
A brutal video clip depicting Donald Trump shooting and stabbing media characters and political opponents was shown at a conference for his supporters, the New York Times reported Sunday.
In the internet meme -- taken from a scene in the movie "Kingsman: The Secret Service" -- the US president's head is superimposed on a man opening fire at people whose faces have been replaced with the logos of outlets including CNN, the Washington Post and NBC TV.
As the rampage continues inside the "Church of Fake News", the Trump character strikes late senator John McCain on the back of the neck and torches the head of Senator Bernie Sanders, a Democratic presidential rival.