On Tuesday’s edition of MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Paul Rieckhoff, the founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, tore into President Donald Trump for failing to act on intelligence Russia had bounties on U.S. troops.
“You know these people. So many people who serve,” said host Ari Melber. “We wanted to look briefly at their lives and ask you your views on all of this.”
“It is a new low,” said Rieckhoff. “The president has completely abandoned our troops. I’m kind of outraged. We’ve been angry for years. The president has left our Kurdish allies stranded. He’s taken money from the Pentagon and put it down to his border wall. Now he know the Russians were killing Marines. How low does it have to go before people in Washington move away from outrage and get to action? I’m tired of hearing lip service from politicians. I want to know what people will do to get control of this president until they can vote him out.”
“Here’s what I want to see. I want to see the American president dragged in front of the American people,” said Rieckhoff. “When did he know? What did he do about it? Both parties have a role to play. 90 senators voted to confirm Secretary of Defense Esper, who now is mocked in the Pentagon by the name Yesper. There’s an entire apparatus around a failed commander in chief putting American lives at risk right now. If the bounties are out, that means it is open season on American troops all around the world. We can’t wait until they come back in September. We need accountability right now.”
Montana GOP ticket sidelined after exposure to COVID-positive Trump, Jr. girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle: report
The Montana Republican Party is facing a crisis after multiple members of the ticket traveled to South Dakota for Donald Trump's rally and were potentially exposed to COVID-19.
"Montana gubernatorial candidate Rep. Greg Gianforte and his running mate, Kristen Juras, confirmed Saturday they will self-quarantine after Gianforte's wife, Susan, and Juras attended an event last week with Kimberly Guilfoyle, who has since tested positive for COVID-19," KBZK-TV reported Saturday.
‘Perhaps the most un-American speech ever delivered by an American president’: Ambassador McFaul
President Donald Trump's address at Mount Rushmore was blasted as "un-American" by former U.S. Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul.
McFaul retweeted a clip of the leader of the free world failing to pronounce the word, "totalitarianism."
"Trump has no idea what words like fascism and totalitarianism mean," McFaul, now a professor at Stanford, declared.
"To those who wrote this speech and those senior [White House] officials who approved this speech, shame on you. Perhaps the most un-American speech ever delivered by an American president and on the July 4th weekend no less," he explained.
WATCH: MSNBC reporter cuts off Arizona Trump fan as he goes on rant about Antifa and killing Black babies
On Saturday, MSNBC reporter Vaughn Hillyard interviewed "Ted," a pro-Trump protester in Prescott, Arizona — and was promptly forced to cut him off as the conversation went off the rails.
"What leads you here today?" asked Hillyard. "And does the lack of masks, including on your part—"
"Well, we're here to support President Trump and the Republican ticket," said Ted. "This is our protest against all the other protests that have been going on in the country trying to take our nation down."
"Are you concerned about the pandemic?" said Hillyard.
"No, we support our police department in Prescott, and we do not support Antifa, which is a communist organization just like BLM," said Ted. "If you listen to the founders of BLM, they're communists. If they cared about Black lives really, they would think about the million abortions of Black babies, and they would think about the thousands of young Black men that are killed in the inner city, but they don't. It's an anti-police organization and Antifa is just as bad. If you notice—"