President Donald Trump berated his chief of staff in a moment captured by ABC News — and panelists on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” agreed the outburst was deeply revealing.
The president interrupted an interview to order White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney out of the Oval Office for coughing while Trump answered a question about turning over his financial records.
“That was on purpose,” said MSNBC analyst Mike Barnicle. “He coughed on purpose. He didn’t want him to continue going down that (topic on) financial (records).”
White House reporter Jonathan Lemire, of the Associated Press, said the president’s tirade wasn’t unusual.
“You saw the flash of the president’s temper, though,” Lemire said. “That is how he often deals with staff. A number of his aides say he can turn like that if you do something he doesn’t like.”
New York Times reporter Nick Confessore said the tone of the president’s voice was harsh and cruel.
“The contempt in his voice,” he said. “Imagine being in his core staff and having that turned on you all day. I’m not surprised the people around him leak all the time. You have to treat your people well.”
‘I don’t care’: Watch Kamala Harris shut down Chris Hayes for asking a dumb question about Trump
Sen. Kamala Harris shut down MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes during a post-debate interview on Tuesday evening.
Hayes questioned Harris about her call for Twitter to follow their terms of service and kick President Donald Trump off of the platform.
"Do you think he puts people’s lives in danger when he targets them in tweets?" Hayes asked.
"Absolutely," Harris replied.
"Do you think he knows that?" Hayes asked.
"Does it matter?" Harris replied.
"The fact is he did it. The fact is that he is irresponsible, he is erratic," she explained. "He is like a 2-year-old with a machine gun."
Democrats blast Trump and demand his impeachment at CNN debate
Democratic White House hopefuls united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, saying the president has broken the law, abused his power, and deserves to be impeached.
From the opening moments, most of the dozen candidates on stage launched fierce broadsides against Trump over the Ukrainian scandal at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.
"The impeachment must go forward," said Senator Elizabeth Warren, who is neck and neck with former vice president Joe Biden at the head of the 2020 nominations race.
"Impeachment is the way that we establish that this man will not be permitted to break the law over and over without consequences," she thundered.
Here are 3 winners and 4 losers from the CNN/NYT Democratic presidential primary debate
Twelve Democrats took to the stage Tuesday night for yet another debate in the party's 2020 president primary hosted by CNN and the New York Times.
After only ten candidates qualified for the previous debate, an additional two — Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard and wealthy donor and former hedge fund manager Tom Steyer — made it to the stage this round for an even more crowded event.
The candidates discussed a range of important policy issues, but since the format was a debate, and they're all competing for the same nomination, it is ultimately most critical who won and who lost the night. Here are three winners and four losers — necessarily a subjective assessment, of course — from the debate: