MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace couldn’t help but notice that President Donald Trump seemed incredibly confused in a Fox Business interview today, where he attacked special counsel Robert Mueller.
According to Trump, Mueller “terminated emails,” and “terminated text messages” between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. It’s unclear if Trump meant something else, but no emails were terminated, and everything between Strzok and Page was released publicly. In fact, Republican officials actually read the text messages aloud during hearings and tweeted them out on numerous occasions. It’s still unclear what emails he’s talking about.
Wallace suggested that perhaps Trump’s Ambien hadn’t worn off yet, either way, she noted that Trump is accusing Mueller of a crime.
“Someone should call and tell him what terminated actually means,” she quipped.
She went on to say that Trump is still suffering the consequences of several other actions and accusations.
“Donald Trump there still reeling from his public display of instability on the world stage in the confrontation with Iran last week. Donald Trump, who denied an allegation of sexual assault by saying the accuser wasn’t his type. Donald Trump, who rolls over and plays impotent and powerless as his cruel and incompetent immigration policies victimize children at our borders,” she went on.
Watch her commentary below:
Trump’s racism is ‘disqualifying’ for him to remain as president: former White House lawyer
Former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal explained on MSNBC on Thursday why he viewed President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four women of color in Congress as disqualifying.
Anchor Brian Williams read a quote from Susan Glasser of The New Yorker.
"Half of the country is appalled but not really sure how to combat him; the other half is cheering, or at least averting its gaze. This is what a political civil war looks like, with words, for now, as weapons," Glasser wrote.
Lawrence O’Donnell reports on the growing movement for the impeachment of President Donald Trump
Anchor Lawrence O'Donnell reported on the growing movement for the impeachment of President Donald Trump during Thursday evening's "The Last Word" on MSNBC.
"The House of Representatives conducted a symbolic vote on a hastily written impeachment resolution by Democratic Congressman Al Green in reaction to the president’s tweeted comments that the House of Representatives voted to condemn as racist," O'Donnell reported. "The impeachment resolution had nothing to do with the [Robert] Mueller investigation and referred only to the president being unfit for office because of the language that he has used recently about members of Congress and immigrants and asylum seekers."
Video proves how far the Trump’s GOP has gone from the era of Ronald Reagan and HW Bush
The immigration policies of Donald Trump’s presidency would have no room for his GOP predecessors Ronald Reagan or George H.W. Bush—who both embraced work visas, family unification, easy border crossings and a better relationship with Mexico.
That counterpoint can be seen in a very short video clip from the 1980 presidential election where Reagan and Bush—who became Reagan’s vice president for two terms before winning the presidency in 1988—were asked about immigration at a campaign debate in Texas. Their responses show just how far to the right the Republican Party’s current leader, President Trump, and voters who have not left the GOP to become self-described political independents, have moved on immigration.