MSNBC host Joy Reid heaped ridicule on Donald Trump campaign’s painfully awkward rip-off of ABC’s “The View,” saying the campaign has stocked it with grifters looking for a paycheck who have been floating around the president.
In a segment on how the Trump campaign has been raking in cash — and enriching the president’s campaign manager Brad Parscale — host Reid took note of the online program “The Right View” that features Trump’s daughter-in-law Lara, Kimberly Guilfoyle (who is dating Don Jr.), campaign adviser Katrina Pierson and White House adviser Mercedes Schlapp who is married to conservative gadfly Matt Schlapp.
“Now we have the latest example of Trump hangers-on trying to trade their loyalty to Trump for fame and fortune, host Reid began. “A talk show featuring four lady Trumpers set to launch, calling themselves ‘The Right View,’ a very unsubtle play on the popular ABC show ‘The View.'”
Noting that the original “View” launched just under 20 years ago under Barbara Walters which also included conservative women, Red added, “This show, it’s a little bit different. One of the co-hosts, a Trump 2020 senior adviser named Mercedes Schlapp told a conservative news outlet that the goal is, to quote ‘make talk shows great again by breaking through the mainstream media’s deception.'”
But isn’t it a wee bit deceptive to build your thing to break through the media lies about Trump by copying another show?” she asked before adding, “and making it clear in your promo that you’re copying that show?”
She then shared Black Twitter’s response to the new talk show entry with a clip from “Coming To America.”
Trump accused by ex-Defense Secretary of putting US on ‘the trail toward a dictatorship’
During an appearance on CNN on Friday morning, former Defense Secretary William Cohen - who also served in the U.S. Senate as a Republican -- denounced Donald Trump in no uncertain terms, saying his use of military personnel against anti-police brutality protesters is a sign he has set the country on the path to a dictatorship.
To emphasize his point, he later called Trump the "dictator-in-chief."
Speaking with host Jim Sciutto, Cohen didn't mince words after the CNN host noted that the president and his former attorney called the protesters "terrorists."
"What does it mean for you to hear a sitting president dismissing a whole range of protesters, who in fact were largely peaceful around the White House, dismissing a whole range of them as terrorists? What does that mean to you?" the CNN host asked.
Trump ‘crossed the line’ with the military this week — leading retired officers to revolt: former general
Appearing on CNN's New Day with host John Berman, retired Lt. Gen. Douglas Lute explained that Donald Trump finally went a bridge too far this week with retired military officials when his administration deployed military police to turn on peaceful protesters in a Washington D.C. park.
Speaking with the host, Lute -- who also served as U.S. ambassador to NATO -- said tension between the president and military officials has gradually increased over the past three and a half years, but that the past week's incidents led to a "tipping point."
After host Berman read off a list of high profile ex-military officials who have either criticized Trump or defended their former colleagues from attacks from the president, Lute was asked what had changed.
Trump is bleeding support from the only voters who have stuck with him since 2016
President Donald Trump is losing support from his evangelical base as he lurches from one crisis into another.
Numerous polls show that religious Americans, like most other Americans, disapprove of the president's performance, and that could imperil his re-election chances, reported the New York Times.
Nearly 80 percent of white evangelicals -- a group that's already shrinking as a share of the electorate -- approved of Trump's performance in March, but his handling of the coronavirus pandemic has bled 15 points from their support, according to a new poll from Public Religion Research Institute.