Meghan McCain seemed genuinely surprised to learn Donald Trump Jr. was not quite as popular with Republicans as she had claimed.
“The View” hosted a discussion of a new Atlantic report on President Donald Trump’s family “dynasty,” and the conservative McCain made clear she didn’t like Ivanka Trump but praised the president’s eldest son for his political talents.
“Donald Trump Jr. has a 75 percent approval rating in Montana,” McCain said, and co-host Joy Behar jokingly asked how many people lived there. “On the campaign trail he’s one of the biggest fundraisers for the RNC. Apparently in red America he’s like a folk hero and has turned into the person that’s been the most beneficial in the administration, when Ivanka — and I still don’t know what she does all day — hasn’t lived up to the hype. I felt that way before reading this. I know she does women’s initiatives but it’s nebulous.”
Behar and the show’s producers were ready with a fact check, showing video from a sparsely attended political rally headlined by Trump Jr. in eastern Kentucky.
“Junior had a rally and this is who showed up — 200 people,” Behar said.
“Oh, really?” McCain said, pointing at the video screen. “That’s who showed up?”
“More people resigned from the Republican Party,” Behar said. “That’s who showed up, 200 people. He’s not popular. Maybe the three (people) in Montana, that’s it.”
Canada’s Trudeau rejects inviting Russia to G7 summit
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday rejected Russia's participation in a coming summit of the G7 nations, despite host US President Donald Trump wanting to invite Moscow.
"Russia was excluded from the G7 after it invaded Crimea a number of years ago," Trudeau told reporters.
"Its continued disrespect and flaunting of international rules and norms is why it remains outside of the G7 and will continue to remain out," he added.
On Saturday Trump said he would postpone the planned June summit of leaders from the United States, Germany, Britain, Canada, France, Italy and Japan after German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would not be coming, citing the coronavirus pandemic.
Trump is ‘asleep at the switch’ in his bunker while America needs a unifying voice: CNN’s Keith Boykin
On CNN Monday, former Bill Clinton staffer and CNN commentator Keith Boykin laid out the extent of President Donald Trump's failure in a moment of national crisis.
"Keith, do you feel this time at all may be different as far as a real outcome?" asked anchor Brooke Baldwin.
"I definitely feel this is different," said Boykin. "Think about the conditions that we're in right now. We have 41 million people who don't have jobs. You have 100,000 people who have died from the coronavirus pandemic, disproportionally black and brown people, and people outraged about the shooting and killing and murders of black men and women and the George Floyd incident and Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, where people have no place to go, nothing to do. No school or jobs to go to. No distractions. It is not like the typical protest in the past that could go back to work or class. They could spend all summer just being upset unless there is a substantive change."
Legal expert admits he was wrong to argue Trump wasn’t the worst president in history
Fordham Law School Prof. Jed Shugerman confessed on Twitter that he was wrong, President Donald Trump really is the worst president in American history.
He explained that in the past he's tried to explain that previous presidents like Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, James Buchanan and Andrew Jackson were the worst American presidents given what they did to persist the Civil War, the genocide of Native Americans and other acts. They were "openly siding [with] white supremacy and causing a civil war," which he said he thought was "far worse than anything Trump could do."