- Co-host Joe Scarborough explained that his own campaigns had logged every single contribution to political activities when he served as a congressman, and he said Giuliani had made the situation worse for the president.
“Let me break this down,” he said. “We always freaked out in my political campaigns about whether we got the exact value of the barbecue that somebody contributed for a fundraiser, and if it was $3,422, we had to go up to them, we had to get the receipts, we had to write it down because that’s called an in-kind contribution.
Somebody is doing us a favor, and those are subject to the same limits as cash payments.”
“The alleged affair took place in 2006,” Heilemann said. “Stormy Daniels said she had one sexual encounter with Donald Trump. Okay, so 10 years go by in which according — the story they’re telling is the reason that she was paid off was to save Melania Trump from the pain of hearing about this affair. All right?”
“So for 10 years no money exchanges hands,” he continued. “Now we get to October of 2016, as you point out, it’s a few weeks, couple weeks before the presidential election, but on top of that it’s coming after the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape.
What happened is the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape has come out, where we hear Donald Trump talking about grabbing women by the private parts.”
“More than a dozen women have come forward and accused Donald Trump of sexuality assault or sexual harassment,” he said. “At the end of that, Melania Trump heard all those things, after all that, their argument is that then they said, ‘You know what, Melania Trump could hear all those accusations and the marriage was still intact. If she heard about the one time he had sex with a porn star 10 years ago, that would be devastating to her. It makes zero sense.”
“He looks just a little too pleased to be there,” Brzezinski said. “I mean, he’s just like a runaway beer truck.”