On Wednesday’s edition of MSNBC’s “Meet The Press,” anchor Katy Tur and journalist Kristen Welker discussed President Donald Trump’s increasingly erratic behavior in the face of a growing impeachment investigation.
“The president has a really fragile ego, it’s been reported that he doesn’t really want to be impeached, doesn’t like the idea of that asterisk being put on his name through history,” said Tur. “So, is he ready for that? Is he ready to force a vote on impeachment? Does he really want to be the third president in the United States to be impeached?”
“I think you highlight the internal divide here at the White House and even within the president’s own mind,” said Welker. “Politically speaking, there are some administration officials who think that this could help him with his re-election bid, could energize his base, but you’re absolutely right. This is a president who doesn’t want to be associated with that asterisk. He doesn’t want to become one of the presidents who was impeached.”
Trump targets TikTok again with new executive order
US President Donald Trump late Friday lashed out anew at ByteDance, issuing a fresh executive order stating the Chinese internet giant must sell its interest in the Musical.ly app it bought and merged with TikTok.
The order builds on sweeping restrictions issued last week by Trump that TikTok and WeChat end all operations in the US, his latest explosive moves aimed at countering China's rising global power.
ByteDance bought karaoke video app Musical.y from a Chinese rival about three years ago in a deal valued at nearly a billion dollars. It was incorporated into TikTok, which became a global sensation.
Trump’s campaign has plans to disrupt coverage of the Democratic convention: report
According to a report from Politico, Donald Trump will be hitting the road next week where he will visit battleground states in an effort to steal headlines while the Democrats hold their national convention to select former Vice President Joe Biden as their presidential nominee.
With the physical convention set aside due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Democrats will hold a virtual convention that will feature a host of high-profile Democrats including former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama among others, and Trump's campaign wants to get the president out front of them and grab the limelight.
Trump visits ill brother at New York hospital
US President Donald Trump on Friday visited his younger brother Robert at a hospital in New York, where he is being treated for an undisclosed illness.
The US leader, who was wearing a face mask upon arriving at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, entered through a back door and stayed about 45 minutes, according to an AFP reporter covering the trip.
US media reports say the president's brother is seriously ill, although there were no details.
Trump, who was stopping in New York on the way to his golf club in nearby Bedminster, New Jersey for the weekend, told reporters only that "he's having a hard time."