President Donald Trump’s re-election is “in trouble” in Florida, a former Republican congressman who represented the state explained on MSNBC’s “The Last Word” with Lawrence O’Donnell on Tuesday.
“As we’ve been reporting the president officially kicked off his re-election campaign tonight in Florida, where he was greeted by a Quinnipiac poll released today showing he is losing the state of Florida to six Democratic presidential candidates in one-on-one match-ups,” O’Donnell reported. “President Trump won the state of Florida by 1.3% of the vote so he cannot afford to lose any support in Florida.”
“David Jolly, he came to your state to kick it off, to announce the re-election campaign which came as no surprise, but he is greeted by a poll where he is really in big, big trouble in the state of Florida,” O’Donnell noted.
“That’s right, Lawrence. This is a president who is in trouble tonight politically in terms of his own re-election,” Jolly replied. “It is still early, but this is a president who needs to move in the polls and he didn’t get it done tonight.”
“What we saw tonight was a tired, lazy, undisciplined political message focused on the grievance politics that elected him in the first place,” he explained. “And as the polls show, the American people are kind of tired of that narrative. It didn’t work in November of 2018, it is not working tonight in Florida and across the nation as well.”
Robert Reich walks through all the ways Trump is selling America to foreign powers for his own personal profit
Notorious class warrior Robert Reich wrote a sharp attack of President Donald Trump for his international policies that are doing nothing more than scoring him personal cash and power.
Writing for The Guardian, Reich called Trump "the most xenophobic and isolationist American president in modern history," saying that the president has been "selling America to foreign powers for his own personal benefit."
While Trump promised during the 2016 election that he would "bring troops home," it was likely assumed that Trump meant the decades-long wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The work on the ground in Syria was mostly being done by Kurdish allies and not American soldiers. The number of troops on the ground in Syria, prior to Turkey beginning their bombing campaign, was relatively low.
Fox News staff warns of an ‘exodus’ as consequence of Shep Smith resignation
Fox Newsman Shep Smith had been working on splitting from Fox News for some time, according to a statement he released Friday. That moment finally came this week when he unexpectedly announced he was leaving the network.
As CNN reported Smith's departure is only the beginning.
"It feels like death in the news division," said one senior Fox employee. The source explained that many staffers were "shocked" at the news, and some were crying. "At least we had him."
Trump tweets the same thing about trade in China he said about Mexico 4 months ago — it was false then
On June 8, 2019, President Donald Trump tweeted, in all capital letters, that "Mexico was now purchasing large quantities of U.S. agricultural" product, but Mexico claimed it had no idea what he was talking about. Sunday, Trump tweeted the exact same phrase, talking about China.
As CNBC reporter Carl Quintanilla pointed out, Trump announced with gusto:
"MEXICO HAS AGREED TO IMMEDIATELY BEGIN BUYING LARGE QUANTITIES OF AGRICULTURAL PRODUCT FROM OUR GREAT PATRIOT FARMERS!"