CNN’s John King Turns to Camera: ‘The President Thinks You’re Stupid’

CNN’s John King gave a message directly to the his audience on Tuesday, saying President Donald Trump is counting on them being “stupid” enough to fall for his numerous falsehoods. Tuesday afternoon on Inside Politics, King brought up an MSNBC interview with Anthony Scaramucci this morning to promote his new book. During this interview, the former White House communications director seemed to trivialize Trump’s penchant for lying — saying the president won’t be toppled no matter how many times critics and the media call him out for falsehoods. “When you guys are upset about it and listing all the lies and trying to explain you can’t get a tax cut done in 10 days, people are almost happy about the fact that he is a wrecking ball inside of Washington and smashing into this,” Scaramucci said. “If you want to beat the president, exposing his lies or explaining them Continue reading "CNN’s John King Turns to Camera: ‘The President Thinks You’re Stupid’"

CNN’s Weir on Trump’s Migrant Caravan Claim: We’ve Been Playing ‘Spot the Middle Easterner’ for Days and Found Nothing

CNN’s Bill Weir says he can’t find any proof for President Donald Trump‘s claim about the refugees approaching the U.S. Southern border. The president is pushing an evidence-free claim that “unknown Middle Easterners” are integrating themselves with the migrant hoard in the supposed hope of illegally gaining entry to America. When pressed on this yesterday, Trump insisted that reporters should “go into the middle of the caravan, take your cameras, and search” for the alleged Middle Easterners and suspicious figures mixed in with the refugees. Weir obliged. He’s been traveling with the Central American migrants for the last few days now. And — speaking with Kate Bolduan on Tuesday — the correspondent reported that he has no idea what Trump is talking about. This led to Weir questioning the reasoning of Trump Administration officials who insist the president is right about how far suspected terrorists would go to Continue reading "CNN’s Weir on Trump’s Migrant Caravan Claim: We’ve Been Playing ‘Spot the Middle Easterner’ for Days and Found Nothing"

Jeff Flake Grilled Over Kavanaugh Vote on The View: ‘I Don’t Know’ if I Believe Christine Ford…or the Judge

Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) stopped by The View Tuesday — where he was grilled over his vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court after facilitating a week-long delay in the process for an FBI investigation into sexual misconduct claims against the judge. As part of a tense dialogue, Sunny Hostin put the question squarely to the retiring Arizona Senator. “Did you believe Dr. [Christine] Blasey Ford‘s testimony under oath before the committee?” She asked. “You know, she was very compelling,” Flake said. “He was very persuasive. I don’t know. I don’t know. I wish I had the certitude that some of my colleagues expressed. But I said on the [Senate] floor before that hearing, we’re likely to hear the hearing with as much doubt as certainty. And that’s how I felt afterwards.” Joy Behar asked Flake why it had to be Brett Kavanaugh Continue reading "Jeff Flake Grilled Over Kavanaugh Vote on The View: ‘I Don’t Know’ if I Believe Christine Ford…or the Judge"