On Tuesday’s edition of CNN’s “The Situation Room,” chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin told anchor Wolf Blitzer that Ivanka Trump’s efforts to call up senators about gun control are “going nowhere” — as is her entire existence in the White House.
“You were learning, Jeffrey, that the president’s senior adviser Ivanka Trump is talking with lawmakers about potential gun legislation,” said Blitzer. “A White House official said the president’s daughter ‘has trusted relationships on both sides of the aisle.’ Do you believe she’s qualified to broker these kind of sensitive issues?”
“You know, Wolf, there’s a reason why most companies have rules against nepotism. Because people who are hired on merit are usually better at their jobs than people who are hired because they’re related to the boss,” said Toobin. “As far as I could tell, Ivanka Trump has led an accomplishment-free existence at the White House.”
“And this mythology that followed Ivanka Trump and her husband from New York, that they’re really the moderates, they’re really not racist, they really believe in gay rights — all of that has proven to be untrue. And they have not — Jared Kushner does have one success with the criminal justice reform bill, which was certainly a real thing. But this is complete spin. And as far as I can tell, it means nothing and this gun control bill doesn’t even exist, and if it existed it would be going nowhere.
He’s trying ‘to get under Trump’s skin’: Reporter Olivia Nuzzi outlines Joe Walsh’s impact on 2020
Republican strategist Shermichael Singleton explained during an MSNBC panel discussion that former Rep. Joe Walsh isn't likely to peel away many voters from Trump as someone who is "Trump-light." New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi, however, thinks Walsh with have a more significant impact, whether or not he can win the primary race.
During a CNN panel discussion, Nuzzi similarly noted that Walsh's primary purpose could be to troll the president.
Boris Johnson ‘tremendously humiliated’ Donald Trump on a global scale at G-7 meeting: CNN analyst
United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson was one of President Donald Trump's favorite people to take over for Theresa May when she resigned this summer. But Johnson also mocked the U.S. president and humiliated him on a global scale, said New York Magazine reporter Olivia Nuzzi.
During a panel discussion on CNN Sunday, CNN's Ryan Lizza opened by saying that Johnson is in a tight spot as he's trying to negotiate Brexit while serving as an international leader to the G-7. Johnson also needs to negotiate a trade deal with Trump, but he clearly is going about it in the worst possible way.
‘That’s total nonsense’: Bill Kristol punches Santorum right between the eyes on Trump’s failing trade policy
CNN contributor Rick Santorum said he was personally offended on Sunday after conservative writer Bill Kristol attacked President Donald Trump's trade policy.
During a segment about Trump's trade war with China, Kristol noted that the president seems "demoralized" and "depressed."
"His economists have told him privately we're slowing down and we're at some risk of toppling into a recession," Kristol explained. "His political people have told him his numbers are going down not up."
The conservative writer pointed to Trump's racist attacks on black lawmakers as one mistake he has made.