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.”
Brian Williams compares Corey Lewandowski’s opening statement to the North Korean news lady
MSNBC host Brian Williams on Tuesday noted the similarities between former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski and North Korean news anchor Ri Chun Hee.
"Corey Lewandowski, the former Trump campaign manager who is now considering a Senate run in New Hampshire, testified before the House Judiciary Committee today," Williams reported. "It is likely his North Korean anchorwoman-quality opening remarks were meant were one viewer (Donald Trump)."
Ri, who has earned the nickname "Pink Lady," is known for her enthusiastic reading of government-approved news.
Watch the video below from MSNBC.
‘Train-wreck of a witness’: Analysts nail ‘obstructive’ Corey Lewandowski for proving the Democrats’ case
Political commentator Catherine Rampell disagreed with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni that the Democrats faltered during the hearing with Corey Lewandowski Tuesday. Former state and federal prosecutor Elie Honig called Lewandowski a "train-wreck of a witness."
She explained that Democrats had an extremely low bar: they had to prove Trump obstructed justice and that Corey Lewandowski gave one of the examples of such obstructions. In that sense, Rampell said they accomplished their goals.
"I don’t think this was a great day for Corey Lewandowski," she began. "This is a guy who went on TV and announced to the world -- apparently at the same time he is also trying to fundraise for Senate -- that he lies most of the time. Except when he's under oath."
WATCH: Ana Navarro keeps shouting down Trump booster — even as CNN host cuts to commercial
President Donald Trump cheered on his top Hispanic advisor Steve Cortes, who appeared before a New Mexico audience. Trump asked Cortes which he loved more, Hispanics or America, which prompted CNN's Ana Navarro to blast the president for racism. Meanwhile, Trump's latest CNN shill cried "political correctness."
"Look, I suspect he didn't want to offend Steve Cortes and I suspect Steve Cortes was not offended," Navarro said. "But really what a stupid thing to say. Right? To somehow ask the question about whether you love the country more than you love Hispanics -- they are one and the same."