DC Daily: Despite bipartisan backlash, Trump continues 'Morning Joe' tirade

DC Daily: Despite bipartisan backlash, Trump continues 'Morning Joe' tirade
Posted at 7:50 AM, Jul 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-02 09:08:05-04

Here's what's going on in the world of politics today, July 1:

President Donald Trump attacks media, voter fraud on Twitter

-- Despite bipartisan backlash, President Trump lashed out on Twitter Saturday morning, attacking the media and states who have not complied with an investigation into potential voter fraud.

Trump continued his attacks on MSNBC "Morning Joe" hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski, calling them "Crazy Joe" and "dumb as a rock Mika" - before saying they're "not bad people."

The president attacked the hosts Thursday, following an episode of "Morning Joe" that spoke critically of Trump.

Trump further knocked NBC over the recent firing of Greta Van Susteren.

Trump also criticized CNN, four days after three journalists resigned over coverage of the investigation into Russian influence on 2016's presidential election.

The president also lashed out at states resisting efforts to investigate possible voter fraud, as his Advisory Commission on Election Integrity begins their investigation.

The commission was formed after in May after President Trump made claims about voter fraud in the 2016 presidential election. No evidence was presented to support those claims.

The president did make sure to take the time to with Canadians a Happy Canada Day...

New Jersey comes to a halt over budget

-- New Jersey's government was forced closed Friday after lawmakers and Governor Chris Christie could not come to an agreement over the state's budget.

Gov. Christie signed a state of emergency permitting essential operations, such as state police services, correctional facilities, welfare services, state hospitals and treatment facilities, New Jersey transit, the state lottery, casinos, and racetracks.

Gov. Christie said the shutdown is necessary as lawmakers attempt to create "a fiscally responsible budget."

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Pentagon delays decision on transgender military recruits

-- In a memo obtained by CNN, the Pentagon says it will delay a decision on whether to allow transgender recruits by another six months, as the July 1 deadline hits.

"We will use this additional time to evaluate more carefully the impact of such accessions on readiness and lethality," Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in the memo. "This action in no way presupposes the outcome of the review."

In 2016, then-Defense Secretary Ash Carter ended the ban on transgender recruits but noted the process would roll out in stages.

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Trump: US patience with North Korea "is over"

-- President Trump spoke alongside South Korean President Moon Jae-in Friday, commenting that the United State's patience in dealing with North Korea  "is over."

"The era of strategic patience with the North Korean regime has failed," Trump said in a statement in the White House Rose Garden. "And, frankly, that patience is over."

The meeting came after Trump after a series of measures were approved to ratchet up pressure on North Korea signal China about the US' shrinking patience.

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CNN contributed to this report.