MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Shows Damning Montage of Trump’s Sexual Misconduct Allegations

In light of the flood of sexual misconduct allegations coming out against Hollywood icon Harvey Weinstein, many have come out to ask what the difference is between these accusations — which have been largely taken as credible — and the similar accusations made last year against President Donald Trump. To make this point, MSNBC’s Chris Hayes explained the comparisons between Weinstein’s current situation and Trump’s accusations:
“The President of the United States, almost exactly one year ago the famous Access Hollywood was released, which we don’t need to play because everyone remembers that tape, but what is not always remembered is what happened right after that tape was released. Woman after woman came forward, nearly a dozen in all, accusing Donald Trump of inappropriate behavior and sexual assault.”
The All In host then showcased a damning montage of allegations made against Trump and his subsequent vicious attacks on those accusers. Continue reading "MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Shows Damning Montage of Trump’s Sexual Misconduct Allegations"

Ronan Farrow Tells Maddow She’d Have to Ask ‘NBC Executives’ Why They Passed on Weinstein Story

On Tuesday night, an interesting exchange took place between MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and Ronan Farrow, who broke the latest bombshell on Harvey Weinstein. Farrow, a contributing correspondent to NBC News, had his exposé published about Weinstein’s rape accusations at The New Yorker, which led to Maddow probing his decision to take it to them. “Why did you end up reporting this story for The New Yorker and not NBC News?” Maddow asked. “You would have to ask NBC and NBC executives about the details of that story,” Farrow responded. “I’m not going to comment on any news organization’s story that they did or didn’t run. I will say that over many years, many news organizations have circled this story and faced a great deal of pressure in doing so. And there are now reports emerging publicly about the kinds of pressure that news organizations face in this. Continue reading "Ronan Farrow Tells Maddow She’d Have to Ask ‘NBC Executives’ Why They Passed on Weinstein Story"

Joe Scarborough Ridicules Steve Bannon: ‘Pretending Like He’s A Dime Store Populist’

MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough ridiculed former White House adviser Steve Bannon Tuesday, the morning after the now-Breitbart chairman declared on Fox News his quixotic plans to challenge pretty much every incumbent lawmaker in the Republican party with populist candidates. Scarborough’s main qualm with Bannon seemed to be that the former Goldman Sachs banker’s self-declared populism didn’t pass the sniff test, pointing out that he is funded by the very wealthy Mercer family: “Here he is, pretending like he’s a dime store populist, wearing like five or six shirts,” Scarborough started. “I don’t know why he does that. Nobody still knows why he does that.” (For what it’s worth, New York Mag’s Olivia Nuzzi provided something of an explanation on the shirt thing.) “Who knows, maybe the Mercers have a helicopter on top of Fox News,” Scarborough continued. “He’s not a populist. This is a guy who’s funded by Continue reading "Joe Scarborough Ridicules Steve Bannon: ‘Pretending Like He’s A Dime Store Populist’"

Nicolle Wallace Slams Trump For ‘Calm Before Storm’ Remark: ‘Incredibly Reckless’

President Donald Trump‘s mysterious “calm before the storm” remark has been the talk of Washington Friday — with many speculating about what the Commander-in-Chief meant by the comment. But Nicolle Wallace was not in the mood to play the guessing game. On her show Friday, the Deadline: White House host blasted the President for a comment that she found to be utterly irresponsible. “It’s incredibly reckless,” Wallace said. “I know the bar is so low it’s buried underground. But it’s incredibly reckless rhetoric to talk about the ‘calm before the storm,’ and to be laughing and joshing.” Wallace brought up the words of her colleague Stephanie Ruhle earlier in the day — who said that parents of children in the Armed Forces couldn’t possibly have found Trump’s remark to be humorous. “(I) hear the warnings not just on Twitter but also from moms,” Wallace said. “He is the Continue reading "Nicolle Wallace Slams Trump For ‘Calm Before Storm’ Remark: ‘Incredibly Reckless’"

Joe Biden Recalls Tense Showdown With Putin: ‘I’m Looking in Your Eyes, and You Have No Soul’

In her new book What Happened, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote that Russian President Vladimir Putin has no soul. But former Vice President Joe Biden? He actually said it right to the man’s face. During a speech at an awards gala Thursday night in Washington, Biden recalled the last time he met with Putin in Russia. “[W]hen I was last with Putin, and we were in his office alone, and he wanted to show me his magnificent office. And it was. And I had my arms up, I said, ‘It’s amazing what capitalism will do!'” Biden said. Indeed, Biden claims he didn’t hold back. No George Costanza-like after-the-fact “jerkstore” insults for him. He let it fly right on the spot, right to Putin’s face.
We were coincidentally about this far apart looking at each other and I said — and I wasn’t being a wise Continue reading "Joe Biden Recalls Tense Showdown With Putin: ‘I’m Looking in Your Eyes, and You Have No Soul’"

White House Official to Axios: Trump ‘Just Trolling All of You’ With ‘Calm Before the Storm’ Remark

Axios’s Jonathan Swan appeared on MSNBC to discuss President Donald Trump’s ominous remark from the White House Thursday night referencing a “calm before the storm” — and made an interesting revelation. MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle said the remark, which Trump declined to elucidate to reporters, is “part of the president’s love for drama and reality T.V.” “I think there’s a high degree of probability that he’s trolling everyone,” Swan said. “I was talking to a senior official last night, somebody who, I should stress, is not on the NSC, who would not be privy to any covert operations,” Swan continued. “And they started laughing, saying: ‘Don’t you get it? He’s just trolling all of you.'” “Of course it’s Continue reading "White House Official to Axios: Trump ‘Just Trolling All of You’ With ‘Calm Before the Storm’ Remark"

Morning Joe Frets Over Trump’s Ominous ‘Calm Before The Storm’ Remark: ‘This is Policy as Game Show’

As the nation recovers from Sunday’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, a humanitarian crisis continues to roil Puerto Rico, and tensions escalate between Washington and North Korea, President Donald Trump issued an ominous remark from the White House Thursday night, declaring a photo op with military leaders “the calm before the storm.” When asked by a reporter what that meant, Trump only replied “we’ll see.” And on Friday, Morning Joe was pretty shook. The Washington Post’s David Ignatius called the comment “saber rattling…intended to disrupt, create anxiety about what Trump might do,” noting the U.S. is set to make policy announcements about Iran this week. “When you gather your military leaders and make remarks like that, that’s a signal,” he continued. “It’s very deliberate. It’s intended to put our adversaries on notice that we’re prepared to be tough.” MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough seemed more concerned by the Continue reading "Morning Joe Frets Over Trump’s Ominous ‘Calm Before The Storm’ Remark: ‘This is Policy as Game Show’"