One of President Donald Trump’s leading defenders was harshly shut down Friday on HBO’s “Real Time” with Bill Maher.”
The host explained his theory that Trump suffers from a malignant narcissistic personality disorder.
Former White House press secretary Anthony Scaramucci then attempted to defend his “friend.”
“What I’m astonished by is the lack of courage of Republican elected leaders, not to pick up the phone and call him out or call him out on TV,” Scaramucci said.
“It’s beyond they need to pick up the phone and tell him to stop saying the stupid racist sh*t,” Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell replied.
“They need to distance themselves from him, and so do you, frankly,” she continued, to cheers from the audience.
“I’m an American, I love my country,” Scaramucci replied.
“You can love your country and hate the racism,” Rampell scolded. “But you act like this is a one-off slip of the tongue, this is his whole career.”
“This goes back to the 1970s from when the Nixon administration thought Trump was too racist,” she added. “Do you know how racist you have to be for the Nixon administration to think you’re too racist?”
Britain’s Prince Andrew denies meeting sex accuser
Britain's Prince Andrew has said he does not remember meeting Virginia Roberts, one of disgraced US financier Jeffrey Epstein's alleged victims, who says she was forced to have sex with the royal.
But Andrew admits in an interview with the BBC due to be broadcast on Saturday that his decision to remain friends with Epstein after he was convicted of soliciting prostitution from a minor in 2008 was a serious error of judgement.
"I have no recollection of ever meeting this lady, none whatsoever," Andrew told BBC interviewer Emily Maitlis, according to extracts from "Prince Andrew and the Epstein Scandal" released ahead of the program's broadcast.
Administration blaming Lt Col Vindman for White House lying to America about the first Ukraine call
On Friday, President Donald Trump released the rough transcript of his first phone call with Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky.
Upon the release, many White House watchers noticed that the transcript was nothing like the summary of the call that the administration released on the day the two leaders talked.
The exchange released by the WH does not appear to be an exact transcript as it does not include talk of U.S. support of Ukrainian sovereignty and a desire to root out corruption there, two things specifically highlighted in the White House read out of the call released in April.
Massive anti-coup protests explode across Bolivia ‘against the many violations to Democracy’
"Do you think we are ignorant?"
Chanting "resign now" to Bolivia's interim, self-declared president Jeanine Añez, protesters across the Latin American country on Friday made their displeasure with the overthrow of the government by right-wing Christian extremists last Sunday known.
Thousands of demonstrators marched through the cities of La Paz and El Alto. Friday's protests follow days of unrest as the Bolivian people rejected Sunday's coup, which forced democratically-elected President Evo Morales to resign and flee the country.