On Friday’s episode of the view, host Megan McCain clashed with guest host Ana Navarro. The two women were discussing the latest scandal to engulf the Trump presidency, an anonymous whistleblower complaint from the intelligence community that suggests Trump may have made troubling promises to a foreign leader, widely believed to be the president of Ukraine.
McCain said she didn’t appreciate “people on the left” defending Assange for publishing secret documents.
“Excuse me, maybe I was clumsy in the way that I said it,” McCain said, as the women began talking over each other.
“I’m two feet away, I don’t need you to scream at me this way,” Navarro retorted. McCain muttered that Navarro was “so rude” and stalked off stage.
lol Meghan McCain stormed off after Ana Navarro said “don’t scream at me, i’m two feet away.” pic.twitter.com/Gz2omi69LC
— Ibrahim (@IbrahimAS97) September 20, 2019
Hypocrisy or stupidity? Trump’s utterly clueless sons rail against Hunter Biden’s nepotism
Former Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter appeared on ABC's "Good Morning America" on Tuesday, and when asked if he thought foreign companies and investment banks would have hired him if his name wasn't Biden he said, "Probably not." He is correct. The younger Biden had little to no experience in the businesses for which he was paid big salaries. He was hired because he is the son of a powerful person, clearly in hopes that they would have some influence with the father and impress their customers with the fact that they were so close to someone with influence.
That reeks of class privilege and it is incredibly common in American business and politics. I don't think I have ever worked anywhere in my life where cronyism, nepotism and influence-peddling weren't present in some form or another. Hiring some ne'er-do-well relative is one of the ways rich and powerful people scratch each other's backs — and, not incidentally, ensure that the quasi-aristocracy of the one percent is perpetuated. If anything, what's uncommon is for some scion of the powerful to openly admit he only got the job was because of his name. Usually, they fatuously insist their "success" is due to their own unique brilliance and talent.
Trump waves off deaths in Syria: The Kurds are ‘no angels’
President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to leave Syria by saying the Kurds are "no angels."
Trump made the remarks during a White House meeting.
"They are no angels, by the way," he was quoted as saying about the Kurds.
Republicans have accused Trump of betraying a U.S. ally by abandoning the Kurds to be crushed by Turkish forces in Syria.
Read some of the reports below.
Per pool, Trump described the Kurds as "no angels." Your regular reminder that the Kurds were our allies in the fight against ISIS -- which Trump has taken full credit for eradicating.
Trump’s tax inconsistencies look like ‘bank fraud’: Ex-prosecutor
On Wednesday, former federal prosecutor Joyce Vance argued that the inconsistencies in Trump's tax information resemble outright "bank fraud," and must be subject to further investigation:
No surprise that Trump’s NY state tax filings are inconsistent with bank loan applications. Perhaps there’s an explanation but it looks like either bank fraud or tax fraud & at a minimum, merits further investigation. https://t.co/czxdpNjrvA
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) October 16, 2019