Trump's efforts are backfiring in ways he never expected.
Donald Trump is attempting a scam in which he creates a problem, rejects solutions to that problem, and then blames everyone else when the problem goes unresolved. When it comes to DACA and Dreamers, this isn't likely to work.
I'm going to go out on a limb here and raise the possibility that this statement released by the White House was not actually written by Dr. Jackson, the White House physician. ...unless Dr. Jackson forgot how to spell his own name. Watch the full video: http://on.msnbc.com/2D9QEhs
"He has made remarks that make it very clear where he stands and all of his remarks become evidence for the record. And so, Donald Trump's remarks, at least in a court of law, tend to hurt his cause and I'm glad they do because now we're finding out exactly what his cause really is." -Xavier Becerra, California attorney general Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/2Dawp2s
From last night's A block (http://on.msnbc.com/2D9tjeY): I mean, sure, the American presidency may never be viewed quite the same way again, the whole "esteem for the office" thing will hopefully get sorted out by some later generation. We will always have to own the fact that ours is the generation that lost it. But on a day to day basis as these things happen from this president, from this White House, we have adapted to a new normal of embarrassing incompetence, and ignorance, and dishonesty, and I don't say that stuff lightly. It's just been a year now and this is it. This is true. There is no reason to soft pedal it, right? It happens every day. And at the end of every day where it's happened again, it's like, well, OK, still standing. So I'm uncomfortable with the peace that I have arrived at as a person who talks about the news for a living on that stuff. I don't necessarily cover the president's tweets. I don't cover stuff said from the podium at the White House briefing room. I don't cover misstatements and lies from senior administration officials and the president himself and vice president. I have mostly tried to stay away from it. I have a very uneasy peace, even with myself, about that day-to-day granular, embarrassing, wrong, exploitative stuff. But there is stuff that happens on another level, even if we are inured to the day-to-day debasement of the office and the debasement of the institution of the White House. There is another level to his behavior, to which I think none of us are inured. I don't know how many more times he has to show up before we start to get inured to it. I do not look forward to that day.
You've likely already seen our reporting on Deutsche Bank's sketchy past with laundering Russian monday. And you may recall that Deutsche Bank is the largest holder of Donald Trump debt. And that Deutsche Bank is the subects of several subpoenas on Trump-related matters in the Trump Russia investigation. So you may find it alarming that the guy Trump appointed to be the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York previously worked for Deutche Bank. And the guy brought on by that guy to be his next in command is the former general counsel of Deutsche Bank. BUT! That's not to say there is nothing being done. Senators Gillibrand and Schumer may be successful in making sure this doesn't happen. Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/2D4Ly6o
Donald Trump sparked an important controversy when it gave Florida a special break on coastal oil drilling. Now the administration has to deal with something new: The backlash -- which includes demands from other Republicans.
According to Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trump may not fully deliver on his promise of a border wall after all. The president has "conferred" with experts and "discovered" some facts the rest of us already knew.
Donald Trump has identified a new enemy: the nation's libel laws. "You can't say things that are false, knowingly false. and be able to smile as money pours into your bank account," the president said, unaware of the irony.
Why is Donald Trump giving Florida a special deal on oil drilling? It appears a not-so-subtle campaign scheme is playing out before our eyes, with the Trump administration possibly abusing the levers of federal power.
It was the release of K.T. McFarland's e-mails that exposed the Trump administration's lie about why it fired Mike Flynn, so there seemed to be pretty universal agreement that it was not a good idea to make her ambassador to Singapore. And yet the Trump administration has now renominated her. Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/2qMM2Iz
The Deepwater Horizon catastrophe highlighted for Americans the dire consequences of not requiring adequate safety in offshore drilling. The disastrous clean-up efforts that followed showed Americans what a wildly expensive task that can be and that it's important for oil companies to maintain a large fund for that purpose. ....you know where this is going, don't you? Watch: http://on.msnbc.com/2AMEJQY