As the controversy over President Donald Trump’s call with Ukraine’s president continues to unfold, team Trump is in full-on damage control.
Trump’s 2020 chief Marc Lotter appeared on MSNBC Friday to defend the president. When host Katy Tur asked Lotter about the call, he tried to spin it as mere allegations of impropriety.
Lotter then tried to flip the topic to alleged Ukrainian meddling in the 2016 election, a seemingly spurious claim that inspired Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani to go to the country to dig up dirt on Joe Biden.
Tur quickly shot him down.
“That’s Russian propaganda,” she said.
‘The moment is just too big for Donald Trump’: MSNBC contributor rips president’s failures of leadership
MSNBC's Mike Barnicle blasted President Donald Trump for shrinking from his leadership role as the coronavirus and race riots rage across the nation.
The "Morning Joe" contributor said the president's failure showed he simply didn't understand the nation he leads, and was incapable of faithfully executing his duties.
"The moment is just too big for Donald Trump," Barnicle said. "It's too big for him to handle. He doesn't understand the country, he doesn't understand the loss, he doesn't understand empathy, he doesn't understand the differences between races in this country. He just doesn't understand the nature of the job."
Trump mocked in China’s state media for fleeing to bunker in the face of protests: ‘Mr President, don’t go hide’
According to a report in The Guardian, Chinese state media and government leaders are mocking reports that Donald Trump fled to a secure bunker under the White House in the face of massive police brutality protests that reached the White House gates.
Following reports that a "rattled" Trump was ushered to safety by the Secret Service as police battled with George Floyd protesters in the streets of Washington, D.C, among other cities, officials in China took notice.
Derek Chauvin victim taunts ex-cop on CNN: ‘Which one of us is in big boy jail now?’
A man who filed a complaint against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin seven years ago told CNN's Alisyn Camerota on Monday about his experience being held at gunpoint by him and other officers.
Minneapolis native Kristofer Bergh told Camerota that a group of police officers that included Chauvin swarmed him and his friends after one of his friends fired an orange NERF dart out of a car window back in 2013.
"So I get out of the car, I grabbed my things, turn around," he said. "All of a sudden officers are on me with guns aimed at me, screaming at me. I can't repeat some of the things they said to me on live TV."