Steve Bannon: It Would ‘Definitely Concern Me’ If POTUS Knew About Trump Tower Meeting

On Friday night, Steve Bannon was pressed on remarks he had previously said about the infamous Trump Tower meeting being “treasonous.” Back in July 2016, Don Jr. organized a meeting with a Russian lawyer who supposedly had dirt on Hillary Clinton, which ended up being a meeting about Russian adoption policies. Jared Kushner and Paul Manafort had also attended the meeting. It wasn’t until roughly a year later that the meeting was publicized. And when Bannon weighed in, many perceived his “treasonous” remark was aimed at Don Jr, but since clarified that it was meant at Manafort. “What about it made it treasonous to you?” Ari Melber asked. “Look, I think professionally, Paul Manafort- I don’t think you outta have- you know, people from other countries- Russians or whatever, come in and there’s enough opposition research out there,” Bannon said. “So by your standard, it’s that knowledge Continue reading "Steve Bannon: It Would ‘Definitely Concern Me’ If POTUS Knew About Trump Tower Meeting"

Ari Melber Presses Steve Bannon Over Trump’s Gender Gap: Is He ‘Walking Away’ From Women Voters?

Things got very fiery between MSNBC host Ari Melber and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon over President Donald Trump and his weak polling among women voters. Melber began by asking Bannon what the “Time’s Up” movement means to him, which he interpreted as the “end of the patriarchy,” adding he’s not “100%” with them but sees it as a “powerful political force.” The MSNBC host then shifted to Trump’s historically-low gender gap that has gotten worse since the 2016 election. “Is this party walking away from women voters or college educated women voters?” Melber asked. Bannon pointed to how Trump beat Hillary Clinton among white women and that minority women contributed to the gap. “The question is,” Melber interrupted, “is Trump walking away and walking the GOP away-” “He’s definitely not walking away,” Bannon responded. “Look at Ivanka [Trump]. I think Ivanka has been Continue reading "Ari Melber Presses Steve Bannon Over Trump’s Gender Gap: Is He ‘Walking Away’ From Women Voters?"

Steve Bannon: Roy Moore Would’ve Won If McConnell and Others ‘Hadn’t Turned Against Him’

On Friday night, Steve Bannon appeared on MSNBC and, among many things, discussed the upcoming midterms and his recently poor track record when it comes to backing winning candidates. Ari Melber asked the former White House chief strategist why should Republicans seek him for help since he hasn’t “backed winning candidates in the special elections thus far.” Bannon responded by saying he backed winning candidates “in the primary.” “The Republican establishment in Alabama, Roy Moore specifically- I mean, Roy Moore would have won that election if [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnell and [Alabama Sen. Richard] Shelby and these others hadn’t turned against him,” Bannon told Melber. “So I’ve got a very good feel how to turn people out.” “How could you blame Republicans in Washington for what happened in Alabama?” Melber shot back. “Didn’t the voters there make up their minds?” “Well, Shelby came Continue reading "Steve Bannon: Roy Moore Would’ve Won If McConnell and Others ‘Hadn’t Turned Against Him’"

Ari Melber Rips Into Giuliani and Sekulow’s ‘Bizarre’ Hannity Guest-Hosting Gig

Pro-Trump Fox News host Sean Hannity let Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow, President Donald Trump‘s lawyers, guest host his radio program today. “‘We’re providing the criminal defense for the sitting president, but also taking your calls,'” MSNBC’s Ari Melber remarked tonight. “If this looks and sounds bizarre to you as a human being living in 2018, that’s because it is bizarre. Legally and historically, it’s also unprecedented.” Melber explained, “The technical term for what’s happening––what’s coming from the Trump lawyers––is a meltdown.” He walked through some of the more notable moments from the President’s lawyers’ guest-hosting radio gig, including them continuing to rail against the “witch hunt.” “When the lawyers finished their time with the live callers,” Melber added, “they also stressed how serious their work is and people can evaluate how serious a job is if you can take out three hours from it Continue reading "Ari Melber Rips Into Giuliani and Sekulow’s ‘Bizarre’ Hannity Guest-Hosting Gig"

MSNBC Segment With Candace Owens Derails: You ‘Reduce Everything to Narcissistic Self-Preoccupation!’

MSNBC’s Ari Melber invited on Candace Owens tonight for a debate with Michael Eric Dyson and it didn’t take long for things to go off the rails. Melber first brought up President Trump‘s rhetoric to ask Owens, “Do you think he is embracing a type of racial division that is problematic for us to operate as a civil society?” She didn’t address Trump’s remarks directly and said they should be talking about the recent crime and killings in Chicago, saying she doesn’t like “tearing apart the black community for the sake of television” and claiming MSNBC “always invites me on to do that.” Melber responded, “You knew what you were invited to discuss, and we’re happy you’re here. It’s very important to me and this show that we have these conversations and invite a lot of people of all perspectives. If there’s a problem with that, I Continue reading "MSNBC Segment With Candace Owens Derails: You ‘Reduce Everything to Narcissistic Self-Preoccupation!’"

Rosie O’Donnell Blasts MSNBC On Its Own Air For Aiding in Trump’s Rise: ‘Took You Guys a Long Time to Call Him a Liar’

Rosie O’Donnell slammed MSNBC on Monday night – along with the rest of the “mainstream media” – for helping Donald Trump‘s rise to the presidency in their own way. She did this while appearing on MSNBC The former TV personality and recurring Trump nemesis spoke to Ari Melber ahead of the Broadway-themed protest she’s holding at the White House tonight. During the conversation, she accused MSNBC of aiding Trump’s rise because they tried to cover him like a normal politician. This turned into a more broad condemnation of reporters and media figures who, in O’Donnell’s opinion, took too long to call out Trump as a liar and a political aberration. “I think the mainstream media is slow coming around to where they actually are,” O’Donnell said. “It took you guys a long time to call him a liar and the man has been lying every day since he’s been Continue reading "Rosie O’Donnell Blasts MSNBC On Its Own Air For Aiding in Trump’s Rise: ‘Took You Guys a Long Time to Call Him a Liar’"

Rosie O’Donnell on Trump’s Media Attacks: ‘When Someone Dies, Maybe He’ll Shut Up’

Rosie O’Donnell absolutely teed off on President Donald Trump Monday night on MSNBC over the anti-media rhetoric at his rallies. In an appearance on The Beat, host Ari Melber threw to clips of the president attacking the press, and was about to ask the comedian if she’s concerned about those types of comments. But he couldn’t even get the question out. “You know, when someone dies, maybe he’ll shut up,” said a fired up O’Donnell. “When someone dies, maybe he’ll shut up.” The actress added:
He’s doing dog whistles everyday, and he’s shouting out to people who try to fight off their own internal racism — he’s encouraging them. When he goes after LeBron James, are you kidding me? On the day after he opens a school in Ohio?…It’s crazy to me, the people that he attacks. Someone will get hurt. Someone will die. And someone Continue reading "Rosie O’Donnell on Trump’s Media Attacks: ‘When Someone Dies, Maybe He’ll Shut Up’"