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.”
George Conway nails Trump after his latest Twitter meltdown: ‘You deserve no one’s respect’
Conservative attorney George Conway mocked his wife's boss for griping about a critical column about him published by the New York Times.
The president unleashed a Twitter tirade against Times columnist Thomas Friedman over his widely discussed column this week, titled "Trump Will Be Re-elected, Won’t He?"
Trump griped that Friedman had called him a racist after speaking respectfully to him by phone.
Mitch McConnell is America’s most unpopular Senator – and he just got another challenger
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky, is the longest-serving Republican U.S. Senate leader ever, and now he is America's most unpopular Senator.
A Morning Consult poll released Thursday finds McConnell's approval rating is even worse than President Donald Trump's, just 36%. His disapproval rating stands at 50%. By comparison, Maine Independent Angus King is America's most popular Senator, with a 62% approval rating and a 28% disapproval rating.
Trump’s attack on Ilhan Omar is no surprise — he’s trafficked in racism his whole life: biographer
In a column for Bloomberg, Tim O'Brien -- the author of "TrumpWorld" -- said the racist attack that Donald Trump made on four Democratic lawmakers who also all happen to be women of color, should not surprise anyone with a passing familiarity of the president.
According to O'Brien, racism has been a centerpiece of Trump's life going back to when he was just starting out in his family's real estate business.