MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski mocked Donald Trump Jr. for slinging charges of nepotism against Hunter Biden.
President Donald Trump is facing an impeachment inquiry into his efforts to pressure Ukraine to dig up campaign dirt on Joe Biden and his family, and the president’s namesake son accused the former vice president’s son of corruption.
Don’t forget Hunter’s board seat at AMTRACK. His only qualification… you guessed it… his dad has been on a train before. https://t.co/UUhuteZrhD
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 16, 2019
The “Morning Joe” hosts were gobsmacked by Trump Jr.’s lack of self-awareness, and they rolled a clip from 2006 of the reality TV star-turned-president repeatedly saying that he thought nepotism was a good thing.
“I like nepotism,” Trump told CNN’s Larry King. “You know, if you can’t take care of your kids, you know that better than I. I like nepotism. A lot of people say, oh, nepotism. Usually these are people without children, but I like nepotism.”
The president’s son also called Hunter Biden a “clown” who couldn’t get hired anywhere but a “corrupt Ukrainian oil company,” and Scarborough was astonished by his hypocrisy.
“Don Jr. had no more qualifications to take the job that he had than anybody else did, than Hunter Biden did,” he said. “It’s just — other people, I think, can criticize, but it sure sounds hypocritical from Donald Trump or family members who benefit from that nepotism. They’re not doing it in Ukraine, they’re doing it in the White House and in Trump Tower.”
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Pelosi smacks down Fox News reporter’s question — and hilariously explains to Trump what ‘exculpatory’ means
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday smacked down Fox News reporter Chad Pergram after he insinuated that House Democrats seemed "excited" about the prospect of impeaching President Donald Trump.
During a press conference, Pergram asked Pelosi, "Why would the public not think that the House is dead set on a course to impeach the president when all of this milieu was going on?"
"All this milieu is a seeking of the truth," she replied. "It's called an inquiry."
Pelosi at this point turned to the camera and seemed to address Trump directly.
"And if the president has something that is exculpatory -- Mr. President, that means if you have anything that shows your innocence -- then he should make that known," she said. "And that's part of the inquiry. So far we haven't seen that."
‘That’s bribery’: Nancy Pelosi explains why Trump is in deeper water than he thinks
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday explained why President Donald Trump could be guilty of attempted bribery.
At a press conference, Pelosi pointed out that bribery is named in the U.S. Constitution as an impeachable offense.
"What is the bribe?" the Speaker was asked.
"The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance [from Ukraine] in return for a public statement of a fake investigation into the elections. That is bribery," she explained.
Watch the video from Fox News.