Chuck Browning, an official with the United Auto Workers, could not help holding back laughter when MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson on Monday asked if he’d like to see President Donald Trump serve as a mediator in his union’s negotiations with General Motors.
During an interview about the reasons for the strike at GM, Jackson noted to Browning that Trump had sent out a tweet this week urging GM and the UAW to “get together and make a deal.”
“Do you think President Trump would be a good mediator in these talks?” she asked. “Is that something you’d like to see?”
“We have our hands full with General Motors right now and that’s who we’re going to concentrate on,” he replied as a smile broke out on his face and he started to laugh.
“Diplomatic response!” Jackson said.
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Former George W. Bush aide reveals why Republican talking points on Syria are complete crap
During the weekend news shows, President Donald Trump's aides and allies took to televisions to justify the United States allowing Turkey to kill U.S. Kurdish allies.
"New Trumpist talking point," former George W. Bush speechwriter David Frum began. "The only way to stop Turkey['s] massacre of Kurds is to go to war against Turkey."
That's an inaccurate framing, Frum explained.
"Turkey never believed that: that's why they asked Trump's permission to invade," he said. "All he had to do was say No. He said, Yes. Why? All the plausible answers are corrupt."
John Dean laments Trump probably should be registered as a foreign agent
While many of President Donald Trump's campaign staffers, advisers or friends have been outed for doing foreign work while being an unregistered foreign agent, one former White House counsel thinks Trump should also probably register.
"In addition to other impeachable offenses, Trump should be charged with failing to register as a foreign agent under FARA," said Twitter user Connie Gruen.
Dean noticed the tweet and retweeted with his own note that it's "sadly" probably true.
"Sadly, this is probably true," agreed Dean. "Mueller did not investigate if Trump is, in fact, a Russian agent. Barr does not believe a POTUS can be investigated for anything, so the FBI is not. Because he acts like a RU agent Congress should be investigating his consistently pro-RU behavior!"
Kanye ripped for latest Trump defense: Always someone willing to write a check to ‘a black person defending white supremacy’
A panel discussion on recent concerts put on by Kanye West in Salt Lake City and Howard University turned to his new recent comments he made defending his support for Donald Trump -- with one panelist saying the rapper is getting paid on the side for siding with the president.
Speaking with host Kendis Gibson, guests Danielle Moodie-Mills and Clay Cane were harshly critical of West trying to drum up black support for the president as well as his recent comments on slavery.
"What is going on here?" Gibson began. "So you saw the pictures of Kanye West in the middle of Salt Lake City. He drew about 10,000 people here at Howard University, it was a smaller crowd because they didn't get the e-mail about it until 6:00 a.m. on homecoming weekend. Largely, a lot of people who are going to these shows are black folks. These are some of the scenes in Salt Lake City, so people are wondering: is he sort of like Trump's secret weapon, a secret outreach to the black community? "