On Thursday night, The Atlantic senior editor David Frum made an interesting comparison, aligning President Donald Trump with former First Lady Nancy Reagan. Frum began by slamming Anthony Scaramucci for his reaction to his published interview with The New Yorker, tweeting “I made a mistake in trusting in a reporter. It won’t happen again.” “White House Commutations Directors shouldn’t trust reporters,” Frum told The Last Word host Lawrence O’Donnell. “If they do, that’s not an excuse. That actually makes the problem worse.” He then invoked the contentious firing of Don Regan, who served as Chief of Staff under President Ronald Reagan. “First Lady Nancy Reagan thought that Don Regan was disserving President [Ronald] Reagan in a number of ways,” Frum said. “And she then conducted a campaign in the press that ultimately led…to his resignation. The reason she did that was because the president Continue reading "David Frum on WH Drama: We’ve Never Seen ‘A President Acting on The Part of The First Lady’"
Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle appears to have echoed Anthony Scaramucci‘s sentiments on Reince Priebus to President Donald Trump during a Wednesday night dinner at the White House, only without the profanity. The Five co-host was invited, along with her colleague Sean Hannity and former Fox News Executive Bill Shine, to the White House Wednesday night to dine with the president. And a report from The New York Times alleges that Guilfoyle told Trump that his Chief of Staff was ‘a problem’ and ‘a leaker’ during that dinner. According to an anonymous source who was briefed on their conversation, Guilfoyle also told the president that Priebus was “someone who was not serving his agenda.” On Thursday night, Guilfoyle confirmed to her co-hosts on The Five that she did have dinner with the president. And while she refrained from going into detail about her conversations with Trump, she Continue reading "Kimberly Guilfoyle Reportedly Told Trump That Priebus Was ‘A Problem’ and ‘A Leaker’"
Speaking with Anderson Cooper on Thursday night, CNN contributor Jeffrey Lord slammed Republicans in Congress for what he deems to be their pathetic attempt and failure to accomplish what they’ve been promising the American people they would do for years – repeal and replace ObamaCare. While awaiting the health care “vote-a-roaa,” Lord voicedhis extreme disappointment with GOP leadership regarding health care. “I’m embarrassed for these people,” he said. “This has been an absolutely abysmal performance here.” Lord noted just how long the GOP has been promising to repeal ObamaCare if the voters only gave them the chance. And now, despite having both chambers of Congress and the Presidency under their control, the GOP still hasn’t gotten a deal done. “Seven years of saying they are gonna do this,” Lord said. “‘Just give us the House.’ They got the House. ‘Just give us the Senate.’ They got the Senate. Continue reading "Jeffrey Lord Slams GOP Over Health Care: ‘I’m Embarrassed for These People’"
Filling in for Tucker Carlson on Thursday night, conservative radio host Laura Ingraham and former speaker of the House Newt Gingrich decided to compare and contrast the handling of White House infighting by two of the more prominent figures involved, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and new White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci. Ingraham and Gingrich praise the “gentlemanly” approach by Sessions. Scaramucci on the other hand….not so much. “He’s doing the work and advancing the agenda that Donald Trump won so startlingly and so successfully on in November,” said Ingraham of Sessions. “He’s very gentlemanly, very gentile. He was hurt by the comments. That’s a natural response.” “Compare that to this interview that Scaramucci gave to The New Yorker,” Ingraham told Gingrich. “It’s filled with expletives, trashing Steve Bannon, who has been carrying the conservative populist banner for years, loyal to this President. Trashing Reince Priebus, Continue reading "Ingraham and Gingrich NOT Impressed w/ Scaramucci Affair: ‘Humiliating to the President’"
Pretty much the entirety of Anthony Scaramucci‘s new job, as White House Communications Director, involves dealing with reporters. In that context, we present the following Thursday evening Tweet from Anthony Scaramucci:
Scaramucci, of course, was addressing his wild comments to New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza — comments which were published on the magazine’s website Thursday afternoon and sent shockwaves through the Beltway and beyond. But the new White House Communications Director — the leading conduit between President Donald Trump and the fourth estate — appears to be getting his relationship with the White House press corps off to a great start by telling them he won’t trust reporters. Appearing on CNN Thursday night, Lizza responded to Scaramucci’s Tweet by saying that the comments were on the record, and thus, Continue reading "White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci: ‘I Made a Mistake in Trusting in a Reporter’"
I made a mistake in trusting in a reporter. It won’t happen again.— Anthony Scaramucci (@Scaramucci) July 28, 2017
Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Tucker Carlson today that despite the attacks from President Trump, he firmly believes his recusal was the right thing to do. After telling Carlson that the President’s criticisms have been “hurtful,” Sessions was asked about the recusal, given these comments from the President:
“Sessions should have never recused himself and if he was going to recuse himself he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else.”Sessions told Carlson, “I understand his feelings about it, because this has been a big distraction for him.” But he insisted that he still believes he “made the right decision.” Carlson asked him directly about whether he will continue to run the DOJ after what the President has said about him. Sessions said that’s up to Trump, but for now he will remain in his position. Continue reading "Despite Trump Attacks, Jeff Sessions Insists He ‘Made the Right Decision’ on Recusal"
A discussion about President Donald Trump‘s politically charged speech to a group of Boy Scouts went off the rails and included a prominent right-leaning pundit calling the President a jackass. On Thursday’s edition of Out Front, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol ripped Trump’s remarks to the Scouts, specifically his critical comments about former President Barack Obama. “What a jackass you have to be to speak to the Boy Scouts and attack your predecessor as President of the United States,” Kristol said. “Here you are at an all-American civic thing. Don’t say a word if you can’t say something nice about Barack Obama.” Paris Dennard, a Republican commentator, blasted Kristol for using the expletive to describe Trump. “For Bill Kristol not to get through one segment, and calling the president a jackass, totally flies in the face of his current statements about the president,” Dennard said. “How Continue reading "Bill Kristol Labels Trump a ‘Jackass’ During Fiery Argument Over Boy Scout Speech"