A Fox News panel on Monday hammered the Trump supporters who decided to show a video that depicted the president murdering his foes during the pro-Trump American Priority Conference that was held at the Trump National Doral Miami golf resort this weekend.
During a segment about the video, guest Ed Rollins said that Trump “should condemn” the video, and he blamed the pro-Trump PAC for showing it.
“This is outrageous,” he said. “This hurts the president.”
Real Clear Politics editor Tom Bevan then chimed in to similarly shame the Trump supporters who believed this would benefit their cause.
“It’s just dumb,” he said. “Who thought this was a good idea, and especially if you’re a supporter of the president! To do something like this is just stupid and it obviously backfired, as it should! It should be condemned!”
Guest Jason Nichols added that the video was particularly “awful” because it showed the president massacring people “in a church,” which made it reminiscent of Dylann Roof’s 2015 massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina.
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Laughter breaks out inside hearing room as Dem mocks GOP’s attempts to downplay smear campaign against Yovanovitch
During the second public House impeachment hearing this Friday, Congressman Mike Quigley (D-IL) took a dig at President Trump in light of testimony from former ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, who recounted how she became the target of a smear campaign orchestrated by Trump's personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, along with the help of the right-wing news media. After her ouster from her position, Yovanovitch returned to Washington and took up a role as a senior State Department fellow at Georgetown University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy.
"It's like a Hallmark movie -- you ended up at Georgetown. This is all okay," Quigley said sarcastically, prompting laughter from the room.
Press secretary claims Trump tweet ‘not witness intimidation’ because it is ‘not a trial’ — but president says it is
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham says President Donald Trump did not engage in witness intimidation Friday morning when he, in real time, posted tweets attacking his former Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovich, during her testimony before a House impeachment inquiry hearing. Trump is being accused by Democrats and Republicans alike of witness intimidation or witness tampering, with even Fox News anchors saying Trump’s tweets constitute an additional article of impeachment.
GOP lawmaker ducks question after Yovanovitch asks why it was necessary to smear her reputation
Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) on Friday got more than he bargained for while questioning former American ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch.
Toward the end of his questioning, Wenstrup argued that President Donald Trump has the power to hire and dismiss ambassadors as he sees fit in order to enact his preferred foreign policy.
"The president has the right to make their own foreign policy and to make his own decisions, and with that I yield back," he said.
Yovanovitch, however, was unwilling to let it end there and she asked to supplement her testimony.
"While I obviously don't dispute that the president has the right to withdraw an ambassador at any time for any reason, but what I do wonder is why it was necessary to smear my reputation?" she asked Wenstrup.