Former Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) is like a lighter version of President Donald Trump, said Republican strategist Shermichael Singleton. But MSNBC host Kendis Gibson couldn’t help but ask Walsh about his history of racism.
In an interview after Walsh’s announcement, Gibson asked hard questions about Walsh’s history of racism. Walsh profusely apologized to former President Barack Obama, who Walsh waged war against during his tenure in the White House. While Walsh was not a supporter of the racist birther campaign that Trump perpetuated, Wash does have a history of using racist terms on Twitter.
“You know that you’ve sent out Tweets that insulting average Americans. You’ve apologized for using the N-word on Twitter,” asked Gibson.
“Absolutely,” Walsh responded.
“In an op-ed for many of those things. Isn’t it hard to put the toothpaste back in,” Gibson explained.
“No. Because, again, think about this, I probably sent out 40,000 tweets over the course of the last years,” Walsh said. “Are you going to find 200-300 to say, ‘Oh my God, Joe, where you say what were you doing?’ You probably would. I would sit down with you, and we would go through those tweets. The one that deserved the apology, I would apologize. I’d own them all. I don’t delete Tweets. But here’s the difference, Kendis, and let me just get this out. When have you ever heard this president apologize for a damn thing? Never. You can accuse me of I’m weak because I apologize. No. I’m trying to own this stuff.”
Walsh said that he doesn’t think Trump is a racist, instead, he thinks Trump says whatever it takes to get what he wants.
“I had so much disgust, and disagreement with Barack Obama on policies that I let those disagreements get the better of me and I got personal,” Walsh said, not using the title “President” before Obama’s name. “I’m running against a guy who is unfit to be president. I’m running against the guy who lies every time he opens his mouth. He’s a narcissist like we’ve never seen. He’s a sexual predator. All he cares about is himself. He’s cruel. He wakes up every morning and sends a tweet out insulting average Americans. This is above the issues, and it’s above me. He’s unfit.”
Walsh apologized for his previous tweets, saying that they were a response to those saying the “Redskins” was like saying the N-word for Native Americans.
Watch the full interview below:
Lev Parnas has Trump ‘unnerved’: ex-FBI official says the president doesn’t know what he ‘has up his sleeve’
President Donald Trump is "very nervous" about what Lev Parnas may have on him, a former top FBI official suggested on MSNBC on Friday.
Former FBI Assistant Director for Counterintelligence was interviewed by MSNBC's Peter Alexander.
The host played clips of Trump denying any relationship with Parnas.
"Well, I don't know him, I don't know Lev Parnas, other than I guess I had pictures taken -- which I do with thousands of people," Trump argued. "I don't know him at all, don't know what he's about, don't where he comes from. I can tell you this -- I don't know him. I don't believe I've ever spoken to him. I don't believe I've ever spoken to him."
Trump is now feuding with Iran’s Supreme Leader on Twitter: ‘Make Iran Great Again!’
President Donald Trump is now replying directly to Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Twitter.
I Friday, Khamenei tweeted a screenshot of a Trump tweet, with a message of his own.
"The villainous US govt repeatedly says that they are standing by the Iranian ppl. They lie. If you are standing by the Iranian ppl, it is only to stab them in the heart with your venomous daggers," Khamenei posted.
"Of course, you have so far failed to do so, & you will certainly continue to fail," he added.
Trump retweeted the message, adding his own argument.
‘Contempt of Congress is illegal’ declared one of Trump’s newest attorneys – just days before the House voted to impeach
One of the lesser-known names on the new list of lawyers President Donald Trump approved to defend him during the Senate impeachment trial delivered a damning remark last month – damning for President Trump, that is.
"Contempt of Congress is illegal," said Robert Ray, who served as the final Whitewater independent counsel after Ken Starr.
The Washington Post's Paul Waldman and Greg Sargent report Ray made the stunning remark – one of the Articles of Impeachment essentially is contempt of Congress, or technically, obstruction of Congress – to The Daily Signal, a right wing website run by the conservative Heritage Foundation.