On Iran, Trump and his administration have offered vague and shifting explanations as to why they believed there was an “imminent” threat to the United States which required the military to assassinate Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a drone strike earlier this month.
“Why imminent?” Cuomo asked, holding up a hand to his ear. “Crickets. No proof that it was, period.”
Trump later tweeted “it doesn’t really matter” if an attack was imminent.
“Oh, it matters,” Cuomo said, offering up a refresher on how Republicans responded to a shifting narrative following the 2012 attack in Benghazi, Libya.
Then, Cuomo turned to health care, where Trump has repeatedly claimed he’s working to protect preexisting conditions all while his administration works in court to do just the opposite.
“He needs to do it this way: Lie, deny, defy,” Cuomo said. “Orwellian double-speak allows him to keep people pissed off and frustrated. He can’t win without doing it ― he’s not liked enough.”
See Cuomo’s full takedown below: