Matthews: Trump 'Taking Us Back' to Level of Zimbabwe

On Tuesday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “Hardball,” host Chris Matthews argued that President Trump is taking the United States back to the level of a country like Zimbabwe. Matthews said, “I was reading about Zimbabwe today, and I’ve been to Zimbabwe. I know it’s a young country with all kinds of problems. … He is taking us back to where they are, where all the opposition does is say that people who win elections are crooked, that everything’s rigged, everything — nothing’s on the level, there’s no such thing as objective truth, everything is tribal, our side is always right, your side’s always wrong.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

Woodward: The Press Is 'Taking the Bait' and Getting 'Unhinged' over Trump's Attacks

On Friday’s “Overtime” segment of HBO’s “Real Time,” journalist and author Bob Woodward stated that the press is “taking the bait” and getting “all steamy and emotionally unhinged” in its response to President Trump’s attacks on the media. Woodward said, “I think that we’re taking the bait in the press. And Trump is just throwing it out on the table and saying, you know, you’re the enemy of the people. And then we get all steamy and emotionally unhinged about it.” He continued that media outlets should follow up on good stories written by other outlets, which “means lots of work. And, let’s face it, we’ve become lazy, and we have to stop becoming lazy.” Woodward later added that the tax cuts are an example of a story that the media missed. (h/t Mediaite) Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett