MSNBC cut away from President Donald Trump’s rambling, self-pitying rant against impeachment to address other news on a busy day.
The president, speaking from the economic forum in Davos, Switzerland, hurled insults against Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and complained that Democrats hadn’t focused on a transcript — which still hasn’t been released — of his “perfect” phone call with Ukraine’s president.
“All I do is, I’m honest, I make great deals, I’ve made great deals for our country,” Trump said, “now we’re working with the (World Trade Organization), you’re probably surprised by that, but there has been a long-term abusive situation to the U.S. I make great deals for our country and they are honest deals.”
He then shifted back to the call transcript, and falsely claimed that Ukraine got congressionally approved military aid ahead of schedule — and that’s when MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” pulled the plug on his speech.
“Oh, my god,” said co-host Mika Brzezinski.
Scarborough explained the live coverage ended because the president wasn’t breaking any new ground.
“More of the same, we have heard it all before,” he said. “It’s pretty remarkable. The president declaring his version of ‘I am not a crook,’ says, ‘I’m honest.’ Of course, the count now on verified lies since the beginning of the Trump administration is now over 16,000, according to the Washington Post‘s fact checker. Says he makes great deals. That speaks for itself, a man who has gone bankrupt time and time again and continues to be mired in North Korean missile deal where he was made to look like a complete fool.”
‘Breathtaking fiscal hypocrisy’ of the GOP may win Trump reelection: Nobel economist
Donald Trump was blasted for his economic policies by Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman -- who worries it just might work to get the president reelected.
"It may have slipped by you, but last week Donald Trump suggested that he may be about to give U.S. farmers — who have yet to see any benefits from his much-touted trade deal with China — another round of government aid," Krugman wrote in The New York Times. "This would be on top of the billions in farm aid that Trump has already delivered, costing taxpayers several times as much as Barack Obama’s auto bailout — a bailout Republicans fiercely denounced as 'welfare' and 'crony capitalism' at the time."
LEAKED AUDIO: Mike Bloomberg mocked Obama and said he would use drone strikes on enemies if elected in 2020
Yet another recording has emerged of former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg as the billionaire campaigns for the presidency.
"Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg said at a private event in 2016 that his presidential campaign platform would have been to "defend the banks" and also labeled the progressive movement and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, now a rival for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, as 'scary,'" CNN reported Monday.
‘Mohawks give a history lesson’: Protesters arrested after police raid Mohawk railway camp constructed in solidarity with Wet’suwet’en
Police moved in on the Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory demonstration as hundreds of people marched through downtown Ottawa.
At least 10 protesters were arrested Monday morning during a Canadian police raid on a Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory camp beside a railway near Belleville, Ontario, which was established on Feb. 6 in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en First Nation hereditary chiefs and land defenders who are trying to prevent a fracked gas pipeline from cutting through their unceded lands in British Columbia.