MSNBC's Stephanie Ruhle lamented Monday that Robert De Niro's "F*** Trump" moment at the Tony Awards on Sunday and Bill Maher's comment about "hoping" for a recession so the country will vote Trump out of office will help the president. The MSNBC host said she understands the "frustration and outrage" and admitted she even uses "some of those words in the shower."
"I understand the frustration and outrage around the president," Ruhle said Monday morning. "I'm sure I shout some of those words in the shower. But when you think about what Americans care about, they care about the economy, they care about health care, they care about issues. And many of them believe, whether he is or isn't, that he's delivering for them. When you see celebrities say I hope the economy bottoms out to get rid of Trump, I think that helps Trump."
"People stop believing what the media tells them when they see media superstars say things like let the economy family," Ruhle said. "My family can't afford for the economy to fail. They could hate the president but they need to support themselves."
Ruhle also said she might use "Robert DeNiro's words" when she hears someone like Senator McConnell tout the success conservatives have had under the Trump presidency.
"So when I heard Mitch McConnell say that, I may have used some of those Robert De Niro words. But where Mitch McConnell has a point and a ridiculous one, while President Trump may be morally reprehensible, behave in the foulest of ways, deliver us Playmates and pornstars, President Trump, what he's doing for evangelical Christians, in appointing a record number of federal judges, that will stay with us for decades and generations. In four years, evangelical Christians will say 'Trump who?' but they will have judges in place forever more aligned with their values so Mitch McConnell can make that point with a straight face even if it makes the rest of us go, 'what are you talking about?'