President Donald Trump made a number of puzzling and bizarre statements Tuesday about U.S. foreign policy, and panelists on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” were aghast.
The president canceled a tip to Denmark after its prime minister refused to entertain his offer to buy Greenland, offered a stunningly vapid assessment of the situation in Kashmir, and reiterated his interest in seeing Russia rejoin the G7.
“You can really understand in retrospect why Gen. (James) Mattis just quit (as defense secretary),” said MSNBC analyst Mike Barnacle. “He had to leave. You cannot be surrounded by such abnormalities coming out of the mouth of the president of the United States on a consistent, daily, multiple-times-a-day basis. We cannot make it normal, but there’s a new normalcy when you see the president multiple times a day saying things that are absolutely, not only wrong, but crazy.”
Host Joe Scarborough asked Barnacle if he remembered what Kevin McCarthy, now the House Republican minority leader, said about Trump’s relationship with Russian president Vladimir Putin back in 2016 in a secret recording.
“He warned others that he believed strongly that Donald Trump had been bought off, had been paid off, along with (former Rep.) Dana Rohrbacker, by the Russian government,” Scarborough said.
Barnacle did recall McCarthy’s remarks, and expressed alarm at Trump pushing for Russia to return to the G7, as well as inviting them into Syria and Afghanistan, despite its attacks on U.S. democracy.
“There’s only two people, probably on earth, who know why he says these things about Russia,” Barnacle said. “One of them is Vladimir Putin, and the other is Donald Trump. There is something there, there is something always there when we talks about Russia.”
BLM activist details FBI visit to her home: ‘This is why this president is so dangerous’
President Donald Trump's incitement of racism in his supporters was blasted by Black Lives Matter activist Alicia Garza on Friday.
"The FBI visited my house today," she revealed on Twitter.
"They arrested a man in Idaho on weapons charges who they believe was affiliated with white supremacist groups. They found my name on a list in his home, alongside others," she explained.
"This is why this President is so dangerous," she continued. "He is stoking fires he has no intention of controlling."
"I’m ok y’all, but this sh*t is not ok. Vote this muthaf*cka out," she suggested. "For real."
Did a maskless Trump supporter flash a ‘white power’ sign at his The Villages rally?
Did a maskless supporter of President Donald J. Trump really just flash a "white power" sign at his rally at The Villages in Florida?
The sign, with the thumb and index finger’s tips touching while the other three fingers are extended was traditionally known as the okay symbol.
Southern Poverty Law Center said the hand signal is "used ironically by a number of Trump supporters at far-right rallies. It’s been particularly prominent among far-right street protesters such as the Proud Boys and the Northwest-based Patriot Prayer, whose members have prominently displayed the sign in group photos and during street protests."
Marine One buzzes the crowd as Trump holds rally at the nation’s largest retirement community
Creedence Clearwater Revival's "Fortunate Son" played in the background as Marine One hovered over the crowd at The Villages in Florida before landing at the first of two rallies for President Donald J. Trump Friday afternoon.
As CBS News White House Correspondent Mark Knoller wrote, it's Trump's "51st visit to Florida, his most frequent destination, and his 5th rally" in the state this year.
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