Sep 07, 2017
Trump: Inside Out

“Long-term to Donald Trump is lunch today. It’s about maybe noontime, and we make the mistake too often of viewing the Trump presidency and Trump himself from the inside, from the perspective of internal politics: The House and the Senate, its relationship with the President, the White House’s relationship with Capitol Hill. If you view Donald Trump from the outside, you get a much better picture of what happened yesterday. You have a selfish guy, who’s President of the United States, who’s in it for himself primarily, to get a victory for himself to be able to boast in North Dakota that he knows how to cut deals — that he just did cut a deal. That’s the view of Trump from the outside,” explains Morning Joe veteran columnist Mike Barnicle during a conversation with the hosts Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist about President’s Trump motivation for the deal with Democratic Minority Leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi to pair hurricane relief with a three-month debt limit hike— a deal that left some Republican lawmakers quite upset.