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Trump says something stupid: 'They shouldn’t be having public hearings'

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“They shouldn’t be having public hearings,” said acting president of the united states Donald J. Trump today, about a week after he demanded public hearings. Trump today said Democrats should NOT be holding public hearings, which contradicts what he and his Republican toadies were pushing for last week -- they were complaining that the hearings should NOT be done behind closed doors. Okay, Boomer. Whatever. In the same mouth-diarrhea spew today, Trump also said he's thinking of visiting Russia soon for state ceremonies honoring Soviet heroes at May Day. More on that below, from the poor journalists covering this spectacle live in Washington. After weeks of Republicans demanding that Schiff open up the doors and allow the public to see the impeachment proceedings, Trump says this morning: “They shouldn’t be having public hearings.” — Manu Raju (@mkraju) November 8, 2019 Trump tells reporters this morning that he’s considering visiting Russia in May. Putin invited him to the May Day parade; Trump is thinking about going — Manu Raju (@mkraju) November 8, 2019 Trump says Democrats should not have public hearings, which is odd because I thought the Republicans were pushing for hearings to NOT be done behind closed doors? — Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) November 8, 2019 Trump calls people who testified against him “Never Trumpers”; there’s no evidence for this (he seems to be redefining the word to mean anyone who criticizes him). He says nobody has firsthand knowledge here (wrong). He calls the phone call “perfect.” — Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 8, 2019 One rock-solid consistency of Trump is deference to Russia: expressing admiration for Putin, taking his word over that of US intel, delaying Russian sanctions, downplaying Russian aggression, echoing Kremlin talking points. Read the rest

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