On Wednesday’s edition of MSNBC’s “The Beat,” former Clinton Labor Secretary Robert Reich warned anchor Ari Melber that President Donald Trump’s “extremely dangerous” economic agenda could finally end the “sugar high” of the stock market and send America into a tailspin.
“I think there are two big issues here,” said Reich. “He did not contribute to the fact that it’s a very, very long recovery. Long in the tooth. You get to nine or ten years and you’re almost definitely going to have a recession. But what he contributed to is, number one, this huge tax cut that was kind of steroidal lift, it was kind of a sugar high for the entire stock market that could not go on. It was temporary. Sugar highs are temporary.”
“The second thing is China,” said Reich. “This trade war with China, not only is there no strategy, but it also is extremely dangerous. This is the largest and second-largest economies in the entire world. And to have them going at each other is dangerous for the whole world economy.”
“This is the most unfocused president,” added Reich. “This is a president who not only doesn’t know details, but he lies about the details he does know. No, there’s not going to be any focus. There’s no economic strategy. There’s nobody around him capable of even advising him and having him listen to on economic strategy.”
Trump explains why he wants to buy Greenland to reporters: ‘It’s a large real estate deal — a lot can be done’
President Donald Trump reaffirmed his desire to buy Greenland in discussion with reporters Sunday.
The president was returning to Washington, D.C. when he stopped at the airport in Morristown, New Jersey. New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman asked the president about his desire to buy the country from Denmark.
"Greenland, I don't know. It got released somehow," Trump said of the news about his desire to buy the country. "It's something we talked about. Denmark essentially owns it. We're very good allies with Denmark. We protect Denmark like we protect large portions of the world. So the concept came up, and I said, strategically, it's interesting. And we'd be interested. We'll talk to them a little bit. It's not number one on the burner; I can tell you that."
‘They love the meanest parts of him’: Conservative writer explains why evangelical Christians stick with Trump
Ben Howe, a conservative writer and evangelical Christian who refuses to support Donald Trump, explained why fellow evangelicals continue to back the president despite his decidedly ungodly behavior.
Speaking with the Atlantic’s Emma Green about his new book The Immoral Majority, Howe — whose evangelical bona fides include attending pastor Jerry Falwell’s church as a kid — described evangelicals’ support for Trump, insisting “they love the meanest parts of him.”
‘Mental midget’ Stephen Miller absolutely demolished in MSNBC blast at Trump’s ‘misfit’ advisers
Given the opportunity to discuss two profiles on White House adviser Stephen Miller -- published by the Washington Post and the New York Times late Saturday -- Democratic consultant Don Calloway jumped in with both feet to trash the man he called a "mental midget"."
Asked p on MSNBC about the controversial Miller's outsized influence on Donald Trump, Calloway didn't hold back.
"What goes through your head when you hear how much influence Stephen Miller has on immigration policy?" host Alex Witt asked.
"Stephen Miller is a mental midget, that's the best thing I can say," Calloway began to the sounds of laughter offscreen.