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?”
Former ‘America First’ Senate candidate arrested for domestic violence for a second time
A Maine man who was gearing up to challenge Susan Collins (R-ME) for her Senate seat has been charged with domestic violence -- for the second time, CentralMaine.com reports.
On Sunday, 45-year-old Derek Levasseur was arrested and booked at the Fairfield Police Station on a domestic violence assault charge. He was later released on bail.
Levasseur announced his Senate bid earlier this year touting an “America First” platform, making him the first Republican to challenge Collins since she was elected in 1996. He later quit the race, blaming pressure from "party elites." According to the police report, he was involved in a “domestic situation” inside a residence when he was arrested.
Ex-GOP lawmaker drops the mic on Lindsey Graham: ‘A political opportunist who will flop with the winds’
Former Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) told Vox.com's Sean Illing this week that he hasn't seen that much change between the Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) that we saw before President Donald Trump's election and the Lindsey Graham we see today.
Over the course of a lengthy interview, Illing asked Jolly how anyone could compare the statements that Graham made about Trump in 2016 with the fierce defenses he's recently been making of the president and not conclude that the South Carolina senator is a blatant fraud.
With support of just one Republican, House passes ‘historic’ bill to restore and expand voting rights
"Brings us one step closer to restoring the Voting Rights Act."
Just one Republican—Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania—joined a united House Democratic caucus on Friday to pass what rights groups hailed as "historic" legislation to restore and expand voter protections that were gutted by the Supreme Court in 2013.