On MSNBC’s “Up with David Gura,” Princeton University African American studies professor Eddie Glaude harshly criticized President Donald Trump for his inability to discuss world issues at the G7 summit, saying that not only is he unprepared for diplomatic negotiations, he doesn’t even understand how alliances work in general.
“Eddie, let’s talk about the definitional evolution we’ve seen of that term, ‘allies,'” said Gura. “How much of alliance has changed as a result of President Trump’s role on the world stage … How is our notion of what an ally is and what an alliance is changed?”
“I think the frame of alliance has changed,” said Glaude. “For Donald Trump, it’s always a zero-sum game. It’s always a matter of winners and losers, not a matter of friends and enemies. It’s what have you done for me lately.”
“To the extent that’s true, the notion of alliance that emerged out of the post-World War II era, that brought this era of ‘peace,’ has somewhat been tossed to the side,” added Glaude. “When you combine that with utter ignorance, I mean the wall of quotations you put there — I mean, let’s just be clear. That was a collection of stupidity.”
“Let me add this, too, when you saw the lunch, Macron laid out his agenda and Trump is talking about the weather,” said Glaude. “He’s completely out of his depth. The way he approaches the notion of alliance, this is bound up by zero-sum game, which leads us to the conclusion that he’s destroying, in some ways, the post-World War II era.”
Fox News reporter and right-wing conspiracy theorists planned to wiretap family of slain DNC staffer Seth Rich: report
The Daily Beast on Monday evening broke a bombshell report on a secret 2017 meeting in Texas on a right-wing conspiracy theory where espionage was discussed.
"One of their topics was responding to online critics of wealthy Texas businessman Ed Butowsky, who had recently been outed as a driving force behind a retracted Fox News story about murdered Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich," The Beast reported. "The group that gathered at Butowsky’s home included a conspiracy theorist, a Fox reporter fighting for her career, a former private intelligence contractor married to star journalist Lara Logan, and a Democratic PR operative who lost his business in the face of sexual assault allegations."
Maddow breaks down potential ‘direct financial connection’ between the Russian government and Donald Trump
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow read bombshell excerpts from a new book set for release on Tuesday.
The host interviewed David Enrich, finance editor at The New York Times, about his forthcoming book Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction.
The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" read excerpts from the book.
"There was no doubt that Deutsche Bank had extensive business dealings with Russia, and those dealings included acting as a conduit for dirty money to get out of Russia and into the western financial system," Enrich wrote.
Congress still has one big tool left to rein in Trump’s corruption: Oversight Committee Democrat
Senate Republicans may have managed to quash the impeachment trial without calling forth any new witnesses or seriously considering the evidence against President Donald Trump. And the president may feel vindicated and largely invulnerable as a result.
But, Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL) told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday, that doesn't mean Democrats don't have one last big play to rein in the president's abuses of power. They can use the first and strongest authority delegated to them: the power of the purse.
"What can Democrats really do when it comes to oversight of the president?" asked Cooper. "I mean, now that impeachment is over, does seem like there are fewer and fewer guardrails, if any."