The Democrat Senator told reporters in a Capitol Hill hallway that “people die, accidents happen” during government shutdowns.
“Shutting down the government is a very serious thing. People die, accidents happen. You don’t know. Necessary functions can cease,” she said. “There is no specific list you can look at and make a judgment: ‘Well everything is going to be just fine.’ You can’t make that judgment. So, I think it’s a last resort. And I’m really hopeful we don’t get to it.”
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D-CA) said during a press conference Thursday that employers in California who cooperate with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) in their rumored upcoming immigration raids would be prosecuted if they cooperate in a manner that violates California law.
Becerra held the press conference following reports that ICE officials are “preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities.”
According to the San Francisco Chronicle:
“U.S. immigration officials have begun preparing for a major sweep in San Francisco and other Northern California cities in which federal officers would look to arrest more than 1,500 undocumented people while sending a message that immigration policy will be enforced in the sanctuary state, according to a source familiar with the operation.”
The Sacramento Bee’s Angela Hart asked Becerra if the attorney general’s office would take legal action against employers who cooperate with ICE officials.
“There are new laws in place in California now in 2018 with the advent of 2018. I mentioned two of them specifically, AB 450 and SB 54. AB 450 in particular deals with the workplace in particular and how we go about treating the information about the workplace and employees at the workplace by employers,” Becerra explained. “What we’re trying to make sure is that employers are aware that in 2018, there is a new law in place.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi didn't hold back Thursday when criticizing the House Republicans' inclusion of funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program in their short-term spending bill as not good enough.
"This is like giving you a bowl of doggy doo, put a cherry on top and call it a chocolate sundae," the Democratic leader said during her weekly press conference on Capitol Hill. "This is nothing."
On January 12, reports began surfacing on Twitter that Lilianne Ploumen, former Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation in the Netherlands, was honored by Pope Francis with the title of Commander in the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Gregory the Great. The Lepanto Institute was able to confirm from a December 22, 2017 Dutch radio broadcast that Ploumen indeed received the honor. In a brief video clip promoting the broadcast, Ploumen displays the medal while saying that she received it from the Pope.
Here is a crude translation of the exchange:
BNR – And this is the umpteenth prize that Lilianne Ploumen observes, won in 2017 and from whom they came.
Ploumen – Yes, it is a high distinction from the Vatican; from the pope.
BNR – From the pope.
Ploumen – Beautiful.
BNR – Yes.
Ploumen – It is Commander in the order of St. Gregory.
BNR – And that despite that you are pro-abortion.
Ploumen – Yes you can check.
To say that Lilianne Ploumen is “pro-abortion” is an extreme understatement and doesn’t even come close to the scandalous reality of her activism.
CNN’s Chris Cuomo tried arguing the definition of “mansplaining” with Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel during a Wednesday “New Day” segment.
“Part of the fallout wound up being the Senate panel interviewing the Homeland Secretary Nielsen and her saying she doesn’t recall. She got into it with Cory Booker. You accused Booker of mansplaining to Nielsen, Sec. Nielsen, who is of course a woman. Why? Why did you call it that?” Cuomo asked.
McDaniel said she believed Democratic Sen. Cory Booker would have treated a man differently, and accused him of political grandstanding.
A professor left a left-wing TV host speechless Tuesday after the host asked him why his right to free speech should take priority over transgender individuals’ right not to be offended.
Channel 4 presenter Cathy Newman posed a question to University of Toronto professor Jordan B. Peterson, reported The Spectator.
“Why should your right to freedom of speech trump a trans person’s right not to be offended?” asked Newman.
“Because in order to be able to think, you have to risk being offensive,” Peterson said. “I mean, look at the conversation we’re having right now. You’re certainly willing to risk offending me in the pursuit of truth. Why should you have the right to do that? It’s been rather uncomfortable.”
“And that’s fine. More power to you, as far as I’m concerned,” he added.
An Antifa leader admitted on social media to chasing down the Charlottesville driver with a rifle, causing him to ram into a group of counterprotesters.
University of North Carolina anthropology professor Dwayne Dixon is the leader of armed Antifa group Redneck Revolt, who admitted to using armed intimidation to chase James Alex Fields, Jr. into a group of fellow counterprotesters which resulted in one death and dozens injured last August.
“I take perverse pleasure in having carried this Spike’s lower in the defense of Justice Park on August 12th. I used this rifle to chase off James Fields from our block of 4th St before he attacked the marchers to the south. Spike’s needs a good lesson in ethics and antifascism,” Dixon posted on Facebook.
Just hours after the Oakland City Council voted unanimously to end any cooperation with agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Mayor Libby Schaaf said Wednesday she would go to jail if needed in her opposition to ICE raids.
“It is no surprise that the bully in chief is continuing to try to intimidate our most vulnerable residents,” said Schaaf, referring to President Donald Trump. “We’re very clear that our values are to protect all of our residents regardless of where we come from. We want to protect families, not tear them apart.”
Schaaf’s remarks came on a day when rumors were swirling that ICE planned to launch a series of Bay Area raids — arresting as many as 1,500 illegal aliens — because California has become a Sanctuary State and several communities have adopted Sanctuary City policies.
“We are exercising our legal right to be a Sanctuary City and to protect our residents,” Schaaf told KPIX 5 of her opposition to ICE raids. “The fact that the federal government is suggesting that it is actively retaliating against jurisdictions that are exercising their right to have sanctuary policies — that is what is illegal.”
CNN left out crucial details on Wednesday while advancing a narrative in which President Trump’s heart health is of serious concern.
CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta diagnosed Trump with heart disease on Wednesday, pointing to Trump’s coronary calcium score of 133, which White House doctor Ronny Jackson released on Tuesday while giving Trump a clean bill of health.
Gupta pointed to a Mayo Clinic webpage that says a score between 100 and 300 “is associated with a relatively high risk of heart attack or other heart disease over the next three to five years.” But Gupta didn’t dive very deep into what the data about Trump’s heart health actual shows, or attempt to quantify Trump’s risk of heart attack or similar heart disease.
So The Daily Caller did.
The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) has a publicly available algorithm for calculating the risk of heart attack or coronary heart disease that takes into account the patient’s calcium coronary score and other factors such as cholesterol level and family history of heart disease. The New York Times previously used the MESA algorithm for a 2016 article evaluating Trump and Clinton’s health.
Using the results of Trump’s medical exam from Dr. Jackson, The Daily Caller calculated Trump’s risk of heart attack or similar heart disease. According to that algorithm, Trump’s risk from heart attack or other coronary heart disease is just 4.1 percent each year for the next 10 years. (Feel free to replicate our results here.)
Additionally, Trump’s coronary calcium score of 133 is lower than the mean for men his age, according to MESA, making Trump’s score a sign of above average heart health.
CNN’s coverage left out those details and cast doubt on Jackson’s confidence in Trump’s heart health. The network instead painted a picture where Trump’s heart health is of serious concern.
CNN “New Day” host Alisyn Camerota described Trump’s heart health as “troubling” on Wednesday morning. “The president has heart disease. Those numbers qualify him for having heart disease,” Gupta agreed, adding that he, too, finds it “concerning.”
Washington Posts response to being featured on President Trumps First Fake News Awards.... Declare it flopped, despite mountains of data proving the exact opposite.
Washington Post libtards put together this video compilation, along with a huge article declaring Pres. Trumps Fake news awards flopped, because... drum roll... The site crashed due to HIGH TRAFFIC!
So according to WaPo, the massive amount of traffic, massive amount of searches, top trending search on Facebook, Twitter, and Google is a "flop".
This is the reason no one trusts the media. Despite a plethora of proof, they flat out lie.
More than 100 members of the University of Chicago faculty are asking the Obama Foundation to move the proposed library honoring the 44th president to a new location because the plan as currently constituted is “socially regressive.”
The Obama Presidential Center will not provide the “promised development or economic benefits” to surrounding neighborhoods, the professors write and could cost more than $100 million in state funds.
“We are concerned that these are not the best ways to use public funds to invest in the future of Chicago,” the letter reads.
The library will also take over large sections of two historic public parks, Jackson Park and Midway Plaisance, and force the closure of a major South Side thoroughfare, Cornell Avenue. The professors argue it’s a “traffic-jam in the making.”
An Obama Foundation spokesperson said the library will bring hundreds of thousands of people to the South Side every year and will ”strengthen the economic climate in the region.”
President Trump kicked CNN star Jim Acosta out of the Oval Office Tuesday after the network’s senior White House correspondent badgered him with racially charged questions.
Acosta has made a habit of grandstanding and interrupting when Trump and his surrogates are available to the media. Tuesday was no exception, as Acosta yelled, “Mr. President,” three times before finally getting Trump’s attention.
“Did you say that you want more people to come in from Norway? Did you say that you wanted more people from Norway? Is that true Mr. President?” Acosta frantically shouted.
“I want them to come in from everywhere… everywhere. Thank you very much everybody,” Trump responded as Acosta continued to bark questions.
“Just Caucasian or white countries, sir? Or do you want people to come in from other parts of the world… people of color,” Acosta shouted.
Trump then pointed directly at Acosta and simply said, “Out!”
Los Angeles city and county have the most chronically homeless people in the country, and nearly all of them sleep on the streets, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department.
L.A.'s chronically homeless population has grown 55%, to 12,536, since 2013, accounting for almost 15% of all people in that category, HUD reported. More than one-third of the nation's chronically homeless live in California, the agency added.
Luis Bracamontes made it 12 minutes through his trial Wednesday before exploding into another tirade of profanity and threats, leading Sacramento Superior Court Judge Steve White to order him removed from the courtroom.
Bracamontes, accused of killing two Sacramento-area deputies in 2014, erupted as his brother began testifying in the second day of his trial.
With Bracamontes shouting in Spanish and English, the judge immediately barked, “Be quiet.”
“F--- you,” Bracamontes replied, then began shouting threats at the two juries in the case and at family members of the slain deputies.
“I’m going to kill one of you motherf-------,” Bracamontes said as jurors were escorted out on White’s orders.
The judge warned Bracamontes that he would be removed if he refused to halt his outbursts, and his public defenders renewed their request to allow him to plead not guilty by reason of insanity.
“I hurt,” Booker cried. “When Dick Durbin called me I had tears of rage when I heard about this experience in this meeting.
“For you not to feel that hurt and that pain and to dismiss some of the questions of my colleagues saying, ‘I’ve already answered that line of questions’ when tens of millions of Americans are hurting right now because of what they’re worried about right now in the White House — that’s unacceptable to me,” Booker yelled at Nielsen.
Booker claimed that he receives “enough death threats” and sees enough “people plotting” that Trump’s comments cause him to become enraged.
“Your silence and your amnesia is complicity,” he concluded.
The adult son of Arizona’s outgoing junior senator has filed a lawsuit against former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio.
Austin Flake is suing Arpaio over a 2014 felony prosecution against Flake and his ex-wife, Logan Kindt. The younger Flake claims that Arpaio slapped him and his wife with animal cruelty charges in a bid to politically harm his father, Republican Senator Jeff Flake.
In June, 2014, 23 dogs died at the Green Acre Dog Boarding kennel when the air conditioning failed overnight. Flake and his then-wife were in charge of the dogs but left them at the kennel when they went on vacation in Florida.
Eventually, the case against the couple was dropped by the district attorney’s office after multiple flaws in the investigation became apparent.
But not before Arpaio conducted surveillance on the Flake family home and examined Austin Flake’s phone records, the malicious prosecution lawsuit alleges, all in an attempt to damage the senior Flake’s political career.
The owners of the kennel pleaded guilty to animal cruelty and were ordered to serve a day in jail for each of the dogs who died–23 days total–and perform 230 hours of community service on top of three years’ probation.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., ramped up his rhetoric toward President Trump Wednesday in a call for congressional Republicans and Democrats to begin publicly denouncing the untruths Trump speaks and tweets from his position of authority.
Flake said Trump's first year in office saw the truth "more battered and abused than at any time in the history of our country" by its very leader.
"No longer can we turn a blind eye or deaf ear to those assaults on our institutions, and ... an American president who cannot take criticism, who must constantly deflect and distort and distract, who must find someone else to blame, is charting a very dangerous path. And a Congress that fails to act as a check on the president adds to that danger. Now we're told via Twitter that today the president intends to announce his choice for the, quote, 'most corrupt and dishonest media awards,'" Flake said during a Senate floor speech Wednesday morning.
"[This] must be the year in which the truth takes a stand against power that would weaken it. In this effort, the choice is quite simple. In this effort, the truth needs as many allies as possible. Together, my colleagues, we're powerful. Together, we have it within us to turn back these attacks, to right these wrongs, and repair this damage and restore reverence for institutions and prevent further moral vandalism. Together, united in this purpose to do our jobs under the Constitution, without regard to party or party loyalty, let us resolve to be allies of the truth and not partners in its destruction," he added.
CNN medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta declared President Trump likely has heart disease, disputing findings made public by the official White House physician.
Speaking Wednesday on CNN, Gupta said the test results made public the previous day by Dr. Ronny Jackson, the president's physician and a Navy rear admiral, demonstrated a heart malady.
"A few years ago, dating back to 2009 President Trump started having these tests that are actually looking for the presence of calcium in the blood vessels that lead to the heart … and steadily, up until just this past week, when he had them performed again, those numbers have gone up," Gupta said. "Well, when they get to a certain range, and his number is in the 130s, that means he has heart disease."
He added there was "no question" that "by all standards, by all metrics, any way a doctor or cardiologist would look at it, the president does have heart disease."
He said, however, that it could be controlled by medication and diet.
NBC reporter Ken Dilanian called on President Trump to step on a scale in public to prove his weight to the nation.
Seeing a lot of skepticism over the idea that @realDonaldTrump weighs only 239 pounds. Would he step on a scale in public to prove it?
MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski expressed concern Wednesday over Donald Trump getting a clean cognitive bill of health, saying "the word evil comes to mind" to explain the president's behavior.
White House doctor Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson addressed the media on Tuesday about Trump's health, which he declared to be "excellent," and he also said he aced a cognitive test given at the president's request.
In the wake of the controversy over Trump's reported slur on African countries as "s—hole" nations, Brzezinski said she was worried.
"If he wasn't healthy, that would be a great excuse for this behavior. Now he has none, which you can then deduce other things that are far more nefarious and frightening," Brzezinski said.
Former Obama administration official Steve Rattner said he had a similar thought in that he wasn't sure if it would be better if Trump had mental issues.
"I'm disturbed that they say he's cognitively healthy," Brzezinski said. "I think the word evil comes to mind."
During a press briefing with White House physician Ronny Jackson on Tuesday, one member of the White House press corps asked if President Donald Trump was addicted to drugs.
Jackson, a Navy rear admiral, said Trump is in "excellent" health and spent about an hour fielding a wide range of questions about his medical exam. One reporter standing behind the back row of chairs inquired about Trump's possible drug use.
"You said he doesn't drink and he doesn't smoke and other than the diet issue—did you address drug addiction?" the reporter asked.
"Drug addiction?" Jackson replied with a laugh.
"Any other drugs?" she asked.
"Yeah, no, no, he has no drug addiction," Jackson said.
"How about sexual?" another reporter joked, prompting laughter.
Jackson also faced questions on whether Trump had dementia, OCD, diabetes, dentures, or heart problems. Jackson's answer to each of these was negative.
Jackson became the White House physician in 2006 in the George W. Bush administration, and he remained in that position with the administrations of Barack Obama and now Trump.
Native German kids must learn to pray to Allah, a soap opera recommended.
A segment from Lindenstraße, a state-funded TV show, shows a young German woman telling a boy that there’s “another name for God,” and that name is Allah.
“Allah, say it, Allah,” she says, translated from German. “And from today on I would like that God, which we today call Allah, to become much more important in our lives, and that we pray to Allah and are grateful for all that we have…”
A twitter employee who was caught red-handed bragging on camera that he was not only viewing private messages that contained naked pictures, but also capable of seeing "anything" he wanted to, has officially deleted his entire twitter account after attempting to rename himself in order to avoid the publicity.
Seal is under criminal investigation for sexual battery, just one week after he publicly encouraged sexual abuse victims to come forward ... but the singer denies any wrongdoing.
Actress Tracey Birdsall tells us she and Seal were neighbors in Los Angeles in the fall of 2016. She says the two developed a close friendship -- and only that -- until an incident at Seal's home. Tracey says she was in Seal's kitchen to retrieve a salad spinner she'd lent him when all of a sudden, he lunged at her.
Tracey tells us Seal forced himself on her, attempting to kiss her. She says she shouted, "What are you doing?!" and the singer replied, "I'm kissing you!"
Birdsall claims Seal then began to belittle her for what she was wearing (a tank top and shorts) -- insinuating she was asking for it -- and he began to grope her breasts. She says she demanded he stop.
Tracey tells us Seal then invited her to sit on the couch next to him ... she says she was in shock and complied. Birdsall claims Seal once again began to make fun of what she was wearing and groped her again. Tracey says she left shortly after that and did not have contact with Seal again.
Chelsea Manning, the transgender woman and former Army private convicted under the Espionage Act of leaking thousands of sensitive government documents, released a campaign video for her Senate run in Maryland.
On YouTube, a warning appears before the video, stating, “This video may be inappropriate for some users.”
The video is starkly anti-government and has dark tones to it, including video of the Charlottesville riots and an upsetting depiction of U.S. government buildings in Washington, D.C.
“We live in trying times. Times of fear, of suppression, of hate. We don’t need more, or better leaders. We need someone willing to fight,” Manning says in the video. “We need to stop asking them to give us our rights. They won’t support us, they won’t compromise. We need to stop expecting that our systems will somehow fix themselves.”
“We need to actually take the reigns of power from them. We need to challenge them at every level. We need to fix this. We don’t need them anymore – we can do better. You’re damn right we got this.”
CNN’s Chris Cuomo butchered the name of an Indian-American Trump aide while slamming the president for allegedly referring to some third-world countries as “shitholes.”
Cuomo criticized the Trump administration for playing semantics on whether Trump said “shithole” or “shithouse” but then demonstrated his own form of bigotry by referring to Raj Shah as “Raj whatever-his-name-is.”
Raj Shah’s parents immigrated to the United States from India, and he now serves as the principal deputy White House press secretary.
When I started writing “The Big Lie,” I knew I would find some chilling similarities on both sides of the Atlantic, but I had no idea that THIS was going on…
Available nationwide, Dinesh D’Souza’s new book “The Big Lie” exposes the Left’s biggest lie yet: their orchestrated campaign to paint conservatives as Nazis to cover up their own fascism.
To cover up their insidious fascist agenda, Democrats loudly accuse President Trump and other Republicans of being Nazis—an obvious lie, considering the GOP has been fighting the Democrats over slavery, genocide, racism and fascism from the beginning. Now, finally, Dinesh D’Souza explodes the Left’s big lie.
uess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia, but California, where nearly one out of five residents is poor. That’s according to the Census Bureau’s Supplemental Poverty Measure, which factors in the cost of housing, food, utilities and clothing, and which includes noncash government assistance as a form of income.
Given robust job growth and the prosperity generated by several industries, it’s worth asking why California has fallen behind, especially when the state’s per-capita GDP increased approximately twice as much as the U.S. average over the five years ending in 2016 (12.5%, compared with 6.27%).
It’s not as though California policymakers have neglected to wage war on poverty. Sacramento and local governments have spent massive amounts in the cause. Several state and municipal benefit programs overlap with one another; in some cases, individuals with incomes 200% above the poverty line receive benefits. California state and local governments spent nearly $958 billion from 1992 through 2015 on public welfare programs, including cash-assistance payments, vendor payments and “other public welfare,” according to the Census Bureau. California, with 12% of the American population, is home today to about one in three of the nation’s welfare recipients.
Transcript for Flake says Trump's attacks on media comparable to Soviet Union Dictator Stalin
Senator perdue, thank you for your time. Thanks, George. We're joined by senator Jeff flake. I know you weren't in the meeting on Thursday. You're behind this bipartisan deal presented by senators Durbin and graham on Thursday. You just heard the objections of senator perdue, your response? Well, this is a bipartisan deal. There are three Democrats. Three Republicans. We're working now to add more Republicans to that list. And we will have more this coming week. This is a bipartisan deal with both sides have compromised. There's a change to what the D.R.E.A.M. Act was. This is different from that. We have to get 60 votes. We're not under rules of reconciliation where one party can impose will. This is a bipartisan solution. I believe there is a deal to be had. I know you were not in the meeting on Thursday. You have spoken to those two were. You heard senator perdue say the president didn't use those words that were widely attributed to him. Do you believe that? I was in a meeting directly afterwards where those who had presented to the president our proposal spoke about the meeting. And, they said those words were used before those words went public. So, that -- that's all I can tell you is I heard that account before the account went public. In the moment on that same afternoon. The president is tweeting this morning. Another tweet on immigration this morning I want to read. I, as president, want people coming into our country who are going to help us become strong and great again, people coming in through a system based on merit. No more lotteries. America first. Your response? In in compromise, we get rid of the Visa lottery program. We allocate those Visas to a couple of different programs. Like tps, temporary protected status. The discussion of that program and another is what gave rise to the language that was used. I think there is broad agreement to get rid of the Visa lottery. There's agreement between us, the Republicans and Democrats, that we do get rid of chain migration as it relates to the covered population. Those who benefit from DACA will not be able to krouz chain migration to become citizens. We don't do it for everybody. Like the president wants to do. If we want a comprehensive bill, I'm all in. But we can't do a comprehensive bill that will take months and months to negotiate before the March 5th deadline. One thing I take big issue with the president on is he's saying the Democrats are not moving forward in good faith. I have been negotiating and working with the M ds on immigration for 17 years. On this issue, on DACA, or on the D.R.E.A.M. Act for a number of years, the Democrats are negotiating in good faith. We're trying to come forward with a compromise. Think we have. You'll see that this week. Are we farther away from a deal than we were on Thursday morning? I'm not sure. When we get back into town, people will realize there is only one deal in town. Only one bipartisan bill. We need 60 votes. That bill will be presented. You said you're going to give a series of speeches on president trump and his relationship with the truth and his relationship with the press. Including one coming this week. We have gotten excerpts of what you're planning to say, taking on the president's comments about the press being the enemy of the people. I want to bring you what we have. It's a testament to the condition of our democracy that our own president uses words infamously spoke bin Joseph stallen to describe his enemies. It bears noting that so fraught with malice is the phrase enemy of the people. The free preesz is the despot's enemy. What are you trying to do with these speeches? Mgt I'm trying to Sarks you can talk about crowd size. And that is innocuous. If there's a false hood there. But when you reflexively refer to the press as the enemy of the people, or fake news, that has real damage. It has real damage to our standing in the world. And I noted how bad it is for a president to take what was popularized by Joseph stallen, the enemy of the people, to refer to the pres. And then, now, today, you have authoritarians across the world using the term fake news to justify cracking down on their opposition. Or to staunch legitimate debate. That is nothing we should be proud of. So I'm going to you can that about how damaging that is. It will be, think, on the same day, probably Wednesday, that the president is giving out fake news awards. I just want to -- want the president to know that this has real consequences. And just to be clear, you don't believe the president is telling the truth with that tweet that denied he used the words in that oval office meeting on Thursday? CHLT all I can say is what I heard directly following the meeting by those in the meeting. Senator flake, thank you for your time this morning. Thank you.
The executive director of New York City’s New Sanctuary Coalition has been detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Ravi Ragbir is a nationally known immigrant rights activist whose wife and daughter are U.S. citizens. Born in Trinidad and Tobago, Ravi has lived in the United States for 27 years, but he faces deportation because of a 2002 wire fraud. On Thursday morning, Ravi was taken into custody, sparking a peaceful protest that was met with police violence. Police arrested 18 people including members of the New York City Council. Democracy Now’s Renée Feltz was there.
Pastor Mark Burns followed up on his contentious MSNBC interview today by responding to Joy Reid in their clash over Haiti.
In case you missed it, Reid and Burns fought this morning over President Trump‘s reported “shithole” comments, with Burns arguing that the President of course wants to prioritize the well-being of Americans.
Burns Periscoped his response to Reid and went off on the issues they were debating, saying at one point, “She should just move to Haiti since she’s more concerned about Haitian immigrants than black Americans here in poverty.”
Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) said calling President Donald Trump a “racist” for his reported use of the term “shithole countries” was not helpful for the immigration policy debate.
Paul said, “But what I regret is I do want to see an immigration compromise. And you can’t have an immigration compromise if everybody’s out there calling the president a racist.”
He added, “They’re actually destroying the setting — and he’s a little bit of it — they’re destroying the setting in which anything meaningful can happen on immigration.”