People are scratching their heads in the wake of President Trump’s comments to reporters on the White House South Lawn this morning, and that includes CNN anchor Brianna Keilar.
Keilar described Trump’s exchange with reporters as a “head-spinning question-and-answer session on a number of issues” that included “many falsehoods, and frankly, a lot of things that didn’t even make sense.”
Keiler pointed out Trump’s multiple flip-flops on the subject of background checks for firearms, first supporting the process, then caving after speaking with the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre — only to tell reporters this morning that he supports them without providing any policy specifics.
“He then called female Danish prime minister ‘nasty’ for saying his idea to buy Greenland is absurd, even though it was never for sale,” Keiler said. “And keep in mind, he’s the one to cancel his visit to the U.S. ally.”
“And then just 24 hours after saying he’s considering a payroll tax cut to juice an economy he says it not showing any warning signs, he is now backtracking on that,” she continued, referring to Trump’s comments from this Tuesday where he suggested that the payroll tax cut was on the table.
And then there was Trump’s tripling-down on his claim that Jews who vote against him are “disloyal.”
“The only thing that he appears to be clear on is his never-ending praise for Russia,” Keiler said, referencing Trump’s comments yesterday to reporters where he said that Russia should be allowed back into the G-7 and should be invited to the G-7 conference in 2020.
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Trump impeachment trial: 4 stories from first day spell doom for Mitch McConnell
If the score was kept for the first day of the impeachment trial, it would show hefty losses for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.
As Former Special Counsel for the Department of Defense, Ryan Goodman, pointed out, four major headlines perfectly reflect the cracks in the strangle-hold McConnell has had on his party.
First, McConnell was forced to change the impeachment hearing rules. After a huge uprising by Americans demanding to be able to watch the impeachment trial during normal human hours, senators told McConnell he'd lost the votes to hold proceedings after midnight.
‘Disease fanboy’: Internet slams NBC conservative for ‘rooting for pandemic’ to distract from Trump impeachment trial
Hugh Hewitt is once again under fire, this time for almost appearing to be glad a deadly SARS-related virus has been diagnosed in a patient in Washington state – saying additional diagnoses will take the focus away from the Senate's historic impeachment trial. Hewitt is a conservative Washington Post columnist, radio host, MSNBC and NBC contributor, and law professor who went from being a "Never-Trumper" to all-in for President Donald Trump.
"People care much more for their health than theater," said Hewitt via Twitter, referring to Trump's impeachment trial. The SARS-related virus, known as the Wuhan coronavirus, is named for an area of China where it was first found. It "has infected more than 300 people and killed six in an outbreak that has struck China, Thailand, South Korea, Japan and now the US," CNN reports.
Greece elects first woman president
Greece's parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country's history, a senior judge with an expertise in environmental and constitutional law.
A cross-party majority of 261 MPs voted in favour of 63-year-old Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou, parliament chief Costas Tassoulas said.
"Ekaterini Sakellaropoulou has been elected president of the republic," Tassoulas said.The new president, until now the head of Greece's top administrative court, the Council of State, will take her oath of office on March 13, he added.
The daughter of a Supreme Court judge, Sakellaropoulou completed postgraduate studies at Paris's Sorbonne university.