Quantcast
Connect with us

WATCH: Here’s the secret to dissecting Trump’s chaotic distractions

Published

on

In an extended examination on MSNBC, host Ari Melber took a hard look at how President Donald Trump creates almost daily distractions for the media and the public to keep the focus off his multiple scandals and to make it look like he is doing something — when all he is doing is creating controversy for controversy’s sake.

Put simply, Melber explained, the president’s tweets out some plan he has no intention of implementing, hypes it up for days — then drops it like it never happened.

Using Trump’s aborted attack on Iran as a jumping off point, Melber — and his panel — explained that Trump’s style of governing is based on “head fakes” and “bluffs.”

“We’ve seen the same pattern on play on those big promised ICE raids that the president walked back,” Melber explained. “These raids were timed to add heat to his 2020 kick-off, using the power of ICE and the feds to basically hype and roll-out his campaigning on immigration.”

“He then all but admitted that that was a head-fake, “the MSNBC host continued. “This is important to understand the Iran head fake. You have the appearance of a president creating a problem so that he alone can solve it. that often begins with some kind of tough talk, then a reaction, concern over the public plan announced by a president, but often in the end it doesn’t happen.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Melber noted the ICE raids, then the Iran threats before taking a deep 15-minute dive into the Trump’s “Tweet, hype — and then fold,” presidency.

Watch below:

ADVERTISEMENT


Report typos and corrections to [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Former Fox & Friends co-host Clayton Morris flees the US as he faces two dozen lawsuits

Published

on

Facing more than two-dozen lawsuits alleging he committed real estate fraud, former "Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Clayton Morris has reportedly fled the United States, according to the Indianapolis Star.

Morris, who previously resided in a $1.4 million home in New Jersey, moved his family to a coastal resort town in Portugal, the newspaper reported, citing a Facebook post from his wife.

Morris's wife and business partner, former MSNBC anchor Natali Morris, told the IndyStar that she and her husband plan to continue fighting the lawsuits from abroad.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump defenders argued his latest tweets weren’t really racist — but he just completely undercut their arguments

Published

on

Donald Trump in coal helmet thumbs up

If you try to defend President Donald Trump, you will always end up having the rug pulled out from underneath you. It's a law of nature.

And yet, so many of the president's allies have failed to learn this simple lesson. So when Trump launched a new attack at progressive Democratic lawmakers that was one of his most obviously racist smears, inevitably, some of his defenders tried to deny the obvious truth.

His screed attacked a group of women who have come to define the left wing of the Democratic caucus, which includes Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Rashida Talib (MI), and Ayanna Pressley (MA). Though only Omar is an immigrant (she was a refugee from Somalia as a child), Trump seemed to assume all four women of color weren't born in the United States, and most egregiously, he suggested they should "go back" to other countries:

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Trump is facing massive criticism for his attacks on young women of color in Congress

Published

on

US President Donald Trump came under fire from Democrats and even some members of his own Republican Party on Monday after launching an extraordinary xenophobic attack on four progressive Democratic congresswomen.

"All they do is complain," Trump told reporters at a White House event featuring products "Made in America."

"These are people that hate our country," he said of the four lawmakers. "If you're not happy here, you can leave."

Trump also accused the four first-term congresswomen -- who are of Hispanic, Arab, Somali and African American origin -- of having "love" for US "enemies like Al-Qaeda."

Continue Reading
 
 
 

Copyright © 2019 Raw Story Media, Inc. PO Box 21050, Washington, D.C. 20009 | Masthead | Privacy Policy | For corrections or concerns, please email [email protected]

close-image