I spoke with Natalie Allen of CNN International on Saturday morning, in light of Donald Trump’s Twitter attack on news presenter Mika Brzezinski, about how and why Trump is waging war on women and on the media — and, in the process, paralyzing effective politics.
Each morning when he gets up in the White House, alone, and turns on the news — whether it’s CNN, whether it’s MSNBC with Mika Brzezinski, whether it’s Fox — he comments on it immediately. And that means that the serious attention that we need to issues gets an overlay of a war on the media.
And I want to be very clear: this is a war on the media. This is an attempt not only to say that the media is wrong in what it says, or that their information is incorrect, it is an attempt to suppress what journalists do, not only by Trump but also by others in the White House.
There is also discussion of Republicans failing to call Trump to account — but why this may change with the healthcare bill — and why Trump’s latest threat to repeal ObamaCare without replacing it:
Trump is willing to tear the entire system down out of spite….He’s willing to burn the whole place down out of his hatred of criticism and his inability to legislate.
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