On Sunday afternoon, Democratic strategist Joel Payne joined David Gura on MSNBC to discuss the earlier moment on Fox News when former Trump deputy campaign manager and Fox News contributor David Bossie said that Payne was “out of [his] cotton-picking mind.” Right off the bat, Gura asked Payne what he thought about the moment he heard the remark. “Well, obviously I felt demeaned,” said Payne. “There were different stages of rage and trying to keep my composure. Obviously we want a civilized discussion.” They were able to wrap up the segment without it getting any further out of hand, and later host Ed Henry offered an apology to viewers. But Payne said that this is just what he expects these days. “Unfortunately that’s par for the course for this president and the people who surround him,” said Payne. Later in the interview, Payne says that he accepts the Continue reading "Joel Payne Reacts to Bossie’s ‘Cotton-Picking’ Remark on MSNBC: ‘Par for the Course’ in Trumpworld"
President Donald Trump‘s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which resulted in the separation of migrant families and the detention of children at the border, has drawn comparisons to Nazi Germany from pundits. MSNBC’s Donny Deutsch took that rhetoric a step further on Morning Joe Friday, declaring that when it comes to elections, the blame for Trump’s policies must be placed squarely on his voters. With an eye towards how Democrats should take on Trump in the midterm elections, Deutsch said “this can no longer be about who Trump is, it has to be about who we are.” “We can no longer say Trump’s the bad guy. If you vote for Trump, you’re the bad guy. If you vote for Trump, you are ripping children from parents’ arms,” he said. “What the Democrats have to do is make the next election a referendum on not who Trump is, but who Continue reading "MSNBC’s Deutsch Compares Trump Voters Who Support Border Policy to Nazi Guards"
In Minnesota on Wednesday, President Donald Trump held yet another motivational rally with his supporters, carried in full by Fox News and covered later for news by other networks. Among those covering it after the fact, MSNBC’s Stephanie Ruhle on Thursday played a clip of some of Trump’s supporters following the rally — speaking with NBC reporters about their reactions to the event, and the news in general. The Trump fans were remarkably emotional, with one woman breaking down in tears over the persecution of Donald Trump. As the woman became choked up, the reporter said, “I see you getting emotional, why is that?” “Because — I just — he just…He just tries so hard and so many people are so down on him,” the woman said. The next person in the clip was a male supporter who was equally emotional in a different way: fired up and angry. Continue reading "WATCH: MSNBC Reacts to Emotional Trump Fans at Rally"
On Wednesday, former Fox News pundit Bob Beckel asked former colleague Tucker Carlson “What the f*ck has happened to you.” Thursday, Joe Scarborough — in a manner not quite as confrontational as Beckel — appeared to pose the very same question. “There was a guy that I’ve known — and a lot of us have known and liked for a very long time — actually a couple nights ago saying we are at war,” a wistful Scarborough said Thursday on Morning Joe. “Oh my God,” co-host Mika Brzezinski said. “And saying…Fox News is the only network you can trust,” Scarborough said. “Everybody else is lying. And we are at war. I will let people draw whatever conclusions they want.” Scarborough did not name Carlson. But lest there be any doubt, note this Tweet Wednesday from the Fox News 8 p.m. anchor — which has garnered a Continue reading "Scarborough Rips Tucker Carlson For Declaring ‘War’ on Media: Fox News Has ‘Swallowed the President’s Lies’"
MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow just couldn’t bear to read the words in front of her on Tuesday’s show. The words were from an AP story on the separation of children from their families at the nation’s border. The story reads, in part:
Trump administration officials have been sending babies and other young children forcibly separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border to at least three “tender age” shelters in South Texas, The Associated Press has learned. Lawyers and medical providers who have visited the Rio Grande Valley shelters described play rooms of crying preschool-age children in crisis. The government also plans to open a fourth shelter to house hundreds of young migrant children in Houston, where city leaders denounced the move Tuesday. Since the White House announced its zero tolerance policy in early May, more than 2,300 children have been taken from their parents at the U. Continue reading "Rachel Maddow Breaks Down in Tears Delivering News of Migrant Babies Being Detained"
Sunday night, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen tweeted that the Donald Trump administration policy of separating migrant families at the border does not exist. “We do not have a policy of separating families at the border,” Nielsen said. “Period.” “She’s either a liar or suffering from severe…memory loss,” said Republican strategist Evan Siegfried in a fiery monologue on MSNBC Monday. “We talk about how President Trump wants to make American strong and great again. Our greatness and our strength comes from our morality and our compassion. And this administration is absolutely devoid of it. It is absolutely infuriating!” Siegfried did not give a pass to Anthony Scaramucci — who, Monday on CNN, slammed the Trump policy for its bad “optics” and said he believes the president will eventually stop it. “Anthony Scaramucci this morning was saying, ‘Well, the president will probably reverse because it’s just bad Continue reading "GOP Strategist Evan Siegfried Buries Nielsen, Scaramucci on Migrant Policy: ‘Devoid’ of Morality"
CNBC’s John Harwood appeared on MSNBC Saturday morning and ripped President Donald Trump as well as the Republican Party for the current U.S. policy that separates child migrants from their families at the southern border. “We have a president who is not honest, who lacks a moral sense, who lacks empathy,” Harwood said. “And what he is trying to do is deflect blame for a policy that he has caused to happen.” Harwood, CNBC’s editor at large, went on to argue that the GOP is appealing to white people who want to resist diversity in the United States. “And to do it while leading a party whose core appeal right now is to white people about resisting cultural and economic changes in the country, that have made the country more diverse,” he added. “The immigration issue has been hot in our politics for more than ten years now. Continue reading "CNBC’s John Harwood Rips Trump and GOP For Child Migrant Policy: It’s Appealing to White People Resisting Diversity"