GOP Sen: ‘I Don’t Think It’s Important’ For Trump to Understand Health Care Intricacies

GOP Senator Bill Cassidy went on MSNBC Live Thursday morning to talk about the complexity of the new health care bill, and said it is not important for President Donald Trump to understand it as well. MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson read a statement from Trump’s interview with the New York Times Wednesday night, in which he talked about how he views health care:
“So pre-existing conditions are a tough deal. Because you are basically saying from the moment the insurance, you’re 21 years old, you start working and you’re paying $12 a year for insurance, and by the time you’re 70, you get a nice plan.”
Jackson pointed out the confusing nature of his statement, so she asked Cassidy, “Does he get the intricacies of what you guys are discussing in the senate?” Cassidy, who spent the earlier portion of the interview explaining the details of the health care Continue reading "GOP Sen: ‘I Don’t Think It’s Important’ For Trump to Understand Health Care Intricacies"

WaPo Reporter: Trump Voters Don’t Care About Russia Because ‘Names Are Incredibly Hard to Pronounce’

On MSNBC Wednesday morning, Hallie Jackson wanted to bring a different voice to the conversation by interviewing Donald Trump voters in Central Virginia. Joining her was Washington Post White House Correspondent Ashley Parker, who suggested that difficult and hard-to-pronounce Russian names were alienating Trump country voters from the story. Jackson talked about her recent trip to Virginia and said she was surprised about how unconcerned voters there were with the Trump Jr. meeting. “What they didn’t talk a lot about was Russia, you bring it up and then the sense is ‘well maybe that is a concern, but not at the top of my mind,'” Jackson said. To demonstrate she showed a clip of Lori Valantiejus, a Trump voter in Virginia. “Everybody has said there is nothing illegal about what he did. It might have been a stupid choice, but we all make stupid choices,” Valantiejus said. After that, Jackson asked Parker Continue reading "WaPo Reporter: Trump Voters Don’t Care About Russia Because ‘Names Are Incredibly Hard to Pronounce’"

Did MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson Get Her Mic Cut After Questioning Trump on Russia in Poland?

President Donald Trump took a few questions from the press for the first time in a long time in a joint press conference today with Polish President Andrzej Duda. The event concluded with MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson asking tough questions to President Trump about Russian interference in the the 2016 General Election. Trump continued to question if Russia acted solely in that effort and wondered just how many US intelligence agencies have claimed as much, before the press conference ended abruptly. Some have suggested that Ms. Jackson’s microphone was cut, suggesting perhaps that the organizers of the press conference were made uncomfortable by the intrepid reporter’s interrogation. Sky News published a breathless headline “Reporter cut off during Trump questions.” NY Times reporter Glenn Thrush hit the same note on twitter saying:

Trump in Poland: ‘Nobody Really Knows’ if Only Russia Meddled; Asks Why Obama ‘Did Nothing About’

President Donald Trump opened his second foreign tour with a joint press conference with President of Poland Andrzej Duda, which ended with a series of tough Russian meddling questions asked by MSNBC White House Correspondent Hallie Jackson. Ms. Jackson asked of the President “Will you once and for all, yes or no, definitively say that Russia interfered in the 2016 election?” Trump replied  “I think it was Russia and I think it could have been a lot of people interfered. I said it very simply. I think it could very well have been Russia, but I think it well could have been other countries, and I won’t be specific, but I think a lot of people interfere.” He then continued by blaming President Obama, asking “Why did he do nothing about it? He was told it was Russia by the CIA as I understand it,” adding Continue reading "Trump in Poland: ‘Nobody Really Knows’ if Only Russia Meddled; Asks Why Obama ‘Did Nothing About’"

Rep. Mark Walker Tells NBC News ‘Gunman Was There To Kill as Many Republican Members As Possible’

mark walker According to NBC News reporter Alex Jones, Rep. Mark Walker has asserted that the gunman that shot Rep. Steve Scalise was “there to kill as many Republicans as possible.” NBC News colleague Hallie Jackson tweeted: Official reports have not yet emerged, and details surrounding both the assailant and his motivation is sure to make news. Earlier today, Senator Rand Paul told CNN New Day that he had also heard that was also politically motivated. This story is still fluid and developing. We will update as details emerge.

Sean Spicer Refuses to Elaborate on Trump’s Comey ‘Tapes’ Tweet: ‘I Have Answered the Question’

Press Secretary Sean Spicer had a tense exchange with Hallie Jackson on Monday, after the NBC reporter asked him to clarify President Trump‘s recent tweet about how he has “tapes” of his conversations to James Comey. After firing the FBI director last week, Trump sent out an ominous message which implied that his conversations with Comey were recorded, and that Comey “better hope” they never find their way to the media. Trump and his staffers have refused to explain those remarks, and they became part of the political cloud that has overshadowed the White House ever since Comey was fired as FBI Director. Spicer dodged further question about this today, though Jackson pressed him by asking “why won’t you explain whether or not there are recordings?” When Spicer passed again, Jackson went on to ask how is anyone supposed to feel comfortable having a conversation with the president Continue reading "Sean Spicer Refuses to Elaborate on Trump’s Comey ‘Tapes’ Tweet: ‘I Have Answered the Question’"

Huckabee Sanders on Trump Shifting Opinion of Comey: He Was a Candidate, Now He’s the President

Sarah Huckabee Sanders filled in for Sean Spicer at today’s White House Press Briefing, and she faced a barrage of questions about why President Trump fired James Comey despite his old positive comments about the FBI director. Sanders said that Trump had been losing faith in Comey since the day he was elected, and that the White House acted off of the performance review they got from deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein. As Sanders took questions on the matter, NBC’s Hallie Jackson asked Sanders about why Spicer said just one week ago that the president had “full confidence” in the FBI director. Sanders said that Comey’s news conferences about Hillary Clinton‘s email investigation upset the Department of Justice chain of command, and firing him was a recommended corrective measure submitted to Trump. Sanders faced a multitude of questions about why Trump lost faith in Comey when he praised him Continue reading "Huckabee Sanders on Trump Shifting Opinion of Comey: He Was a Candidate, Now He’s the President"