After agreeing with a Washington Post column calling the Trump administration a "rogue presidency," Joe Scarborough declares that the Trump administration is "terminal: this administration will not survive." Then—in describing what he sees as the threat that Trump poses to the world— Scarborough proceeded to use literally apocalyptic language: "what does everybody do, working together, to make sure that this administration, which is terminal, does not behave in a way that creates not only a governing crisis but a pandemic, not only across this country, but across the world?"
It was a funeral for former President George H.W. Bush but all the MSNBC Deadline White House panel could focus on was Trump, Trump, Trump. Any mention of the recently deceased was only in relation to President Donald Trump. So what did Trump do at the funeral that caused such obsession over him? Actually, as they admit, nothing. He just quietly sat there but that was enough for host Nicole Wallace and her panelists Peter Baker, Michael Beschloss, and Eugene Robinson to analyze what they supposed was going on in Trump's mind.
Two years after he compared President Trump’s victory to the defeat of Civil War Reconstruction, CBS News contributor and Slate columnist Jamelle Bouie was back on the eyeball network to offer takes on the 2018 midterms, most notably insinuating that the victories of Republicans in states like Florida and Georgia weren’t exactly legit because of — wait for it — “voter suppression.”
With the generic ballot getting tighter and Republican candidates increasingly pulling ahead in some races, the liberal media’s prediction (really more of a promise) of a “blue wave” seemed to be in jeopardy. But during Sunday’s Meet the Press on NBC, moderator Chuck Todd was holding out hope for the wave as he kicked off the panel discussion with reams of favorable numbers from the NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll recently released.
President Trump’s archenemy and 9/11 truther Rosie O’Donnell used her platform as a guest on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House to trash the President, whom she described as “evil” and “dark.” . O’Donnell suggested orchestrating a military coup against the President in addition to claiming that his “wet dream” involves scaring journalists into “not printing bad news about him, which is also equivalent to the truth about him.”
The salt mines were open for business Monday night as the panel of MSNBC’s Hardball worked themselves into hysterics over the televised swearing-in ceremony for Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Within the the course of a few minutes, host Chris Matthews smeared Trump supporters as “cruel,” complained about how “happy” Justice Clarence Thomas looked, and demanded to know when Democrats would put a stop to “the victory lap for Kavanaugh.”
On Morning Joe, Donny Deutsch, discussing the Republicans' handling of the Kavanaugh confirmation, says: "you're seeing on display a metaphor of, like, what this party is, and just basically, just ignorant white men." Deutsch slurred of millions of decent, intelligent, Americans in the context of arguing that "the only move for the Republicans" is to dump Kavanaugh and "move on" because he is a "stain."
For much of Tuesday afternoon into Wednesday morning, various CNN and MSNBC hosts and contributors were seen freaking out over Attorney General Jeff Sessions playfully laughing along with audience members as they broke into a "Lock her up" chant at a Tuesday morning speaking event.
After the Associated Press published an article that misleadingly gave the impression that the U.S. military may be kicking out large numbers of non-citizens, several MSNBC hosts freaked out over the hyped news, using words like "startling," "shocking," and "yet another low." MSNBC contributor and Washington Post deputy editorial page editor Ruth Marcus even suggested that "you have to hate immigrants" to make such a move.
During Monday’s edition of Morning Joe, the panel tried to make sense of why President Trump has decided to pick a fight with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; apparently not believing the stated reason of trying to negotiate better trade agreements. When host Joe Scarborough brought up the President’s characterization of Trudeau as meek and weak, panelist Eugene Robinson suggested “He does that when he’s feeling insecure, when Trump is feeling insecure. And so it is youth? Is it the fact that he's a pretty good looking guy?”
Last Tuesday, the NFL announced new rules and fines for teams who allowed their players to protest during the national anthem. Of course, the liberal media wasn’t happy with the compromise of allowing players to stay in the locker room. So during NBC’s Meet the Press on Sunday, moderator Chuck Todd and the panel were railing against President Trump and national anthem supporters for being racist who didn’t care about black people. NBC Foreign Affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell proved her ignorance by suggesting most fans at the games didn’t stand away and smeared them as hypocrites.
For a show whose hosts routinely flirt and joke with one another, panelists on MSNBC’s Morning Joe took an uncharacteristically (though not unsurprising) no-nonsense view of President Trump’s recent remarks about Chinese President Xi Jinping.