A Fox News guest on Monday encouraged President Barack Obama to approve the Keystone XL pipeline because cars do not run on “unicorn tears.”
After Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), chair of the Democratic National Committee, said that she didn’t believe that politics would be a factor in whether or not the president approved the pipeline, Fox News host Elizabeth Prann asked conservative Townhall.com columnist Derek Hunter about the delays.
Hunter argued that the White House was caught between labor union “friends who want the jobs” and “the environmentalists who don’t care about the jobs.”
Simon Rosenberg, president of the centrist New Democrat Network (NDN), pointed out that the United States was on track to be nearly energy independent by 2020 — even without the Keystone pipeline.
Although Rosenberg encouraged the president to approve the pipeline, he encouraged conservatives not to be hyperbolic in their support of the project.
But Hunter asserted that Obama was willing to risk losing votes in red states to “appease the environmentalists.”
“I mean, I’m all for alternative energy, but until we come up with something that actually works and is efficient, we have to live in the real world,” Hunter said. “We’re not to the point where we can have car that runs on unicorn tears, and hopes and dreams.”
“I think it’s important for the advocates of Keystone not to overstate the benefits that it’s going to bring,” Rosenberg reminded Hunter. “It’s one piece of a much larger puzzle.”
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Trump told NRA’s Wayne LaPierre he’s not ‘waffling’ anymore — background checks are off the table
President Donald Trump made a congratulatory phone call to National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre to let the far-right organization know that the White House was reversing itself and would not be supporting universal background checks for firearms sales.
Following shooting massacres in Gilroy, California, El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, Trump had argued the time was now for background checks.
"Republicans and Democrats must come together and get strong background checks," Trump argued. "Perhaps marrying this legislation with desperately needed immigration reform. We must have something good, if not GREAT, come out of these two tragic events!"
‘He’s getting more panicked’: Editor lays out how Trump’s self-destruction could set the world on fire
On Tuesday's edition of MSNBC's "Deadline: White House," Bloomberg Opinion executive editor Tim O'Brien said that President Donald Trump is losing what little control he had — and getting all the more dangerous for it.
"I think he’s getting more panicked," said O'Brien. "I think — I suspect that Trump, when the Mueller investigation ended, thought that sort of existential threats to his presidency had been put to rest, and in very short order I think 'Trump the racist' became a very appropriate and damning moniker that got attached to him after Elijah Cummings, 'Trump the racist' will be part of his historical legacy. And now you have the economy starting to deteriorate a bit around the edges. Whether or not that’s going to be a recession or not, I don’t know, but there’s enough alarm bells on there for a president who has routinely attached his reputation, to a strong economy that’s a job creating economy, and markets are going bananas."
Trump: ‘Any Jewish people’ who vote for Democrats have ‘a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty’
President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused the majority of Jewish American voters of having "a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty" because they support Democrats.
While discussing Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) during a talk with reporters, the president said he couldn't imagine any Jewish American voting for the Democrats due to the congresswomen's comments about Israel.
"I think any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat, I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty," Trump said.