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?”
Here’s the huge blunder Trump made against Jeff Sessions on the eve of the Alabama GOP primary
On the eve of the Republican primary in Alabama, President Donald Trump may have committed a blunder that could backfire for his preferred candidate.
Trump is backing former Auburn football coach Tommy Tuberville in his campaign against Jeff Sessions, who held the seat until retiring to become Trump's attorney general.
In a campaign call with the former Auburn coach, Trump brought up current University of Alabama head coach Nick Saban. But Trump, who has repeatedly questioned Joe Biden's mental prowess, screwed up Saban's name.
Congress petitions Supreme Court over their ‘urgent’ investigations into Donald Trump: report
The House of Representatives is reviving efforts to obtain financial documents from Donald Trump as part of multiple investigations, Politico reported Monday.
"The House is planning to quickly revisit its effort to obtain President Donald Trump’s personal financial records, urging the Supreme Court on Monday night to take its final formal steps on the matter so lawmakers can reignite the issue in the lower courts," Politico reported.
"In a filing late Monday, the House’s top lawyer, Douglas Letter, urged the justices to immediately effectuate their July 9 ruling on the House’s subpoena for Trump’s records. Once the ruling is in force, the House can return to the U.S. District Court judge who initially heard the case and ask for renewed consideration," Politico explained. "But Supreme Court rulings typically don’t go into force immediately, and Letter noted that the Mazars ruling would normally take effect on Aug. 3 without the intervention of the justices. The lower courts can’t begin to take up the effort until the Supreme Court ruling takes hold, and the House is urging the justices to make that happen as quickly as possible."
White House poised to ask governors to consider National Guard deployment for coronavirus data crisis: report
Donald Trump's White House believes that National Guard troops could hold the solution to the COVID-19 data crisis, according to a new report.
"The Trump administration is poised to ask governors to consider sending in the National Guard to hospitals to help improve data collection about coronavirus patients, supplies and capacity, according to draft letters, internal emails and hospital industry officials familiar with the plans," The Washington Post reported Monday.