Civil right activist Cornel West called President Barack Obama a war criminal during a demonstration in Washington D.C. on Saturday supporting Palestinians, Talking Points Memo reported.
“There’s an intimate connection between mendacity and criminality, between lies and crimes against humanity,” West said. “And what I want to say to my Black brother in the White House: Barack Obama is a war criminal, not because he’s Black, or half-African and white, because his drones have killed 233 innocent children, and because he facilitates the killing of innocent Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank, and it would be true anywhere else.”
West, who argued that the gathering was “anti-Jewish hatred” and “anti-occupation,” levied a similar accusation towards Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
“Benjamin Netanyahu is a war criminal — not because he’s Jewish, but because he has chosen to promote occupation and annhilation,” West said. “This is a human affair.”
The protest was held two days before Israel and the Palestinian group Hamas agreed to a 72-hour truce arranged by Egypt.
“The killing of any innocent civilian is a war crime,” West said. “But we’re now [at] 1,600 and counting. That is Israeli state terrorism in action.”
Watch West’s remarks, as posted on Monday, below.
Trump is furious over news coverage of Mick Mulvaney’s flub — and he’s growing ‘increasingly frustrated and agitated’
President Donald Trump is watching Mick Mulvaney going down on cable news, said one political analyst on CNN Sunday. The criticism of the chief of staff came after Trump spent the weekend watching media coverage of Mulvaney's flub, the network reported.
"Trump has voraciously consumed news coverage about Mulvaney and has become more agitated," the source said according to the report. "Specifically, the President is concerned, according to the source, that Mulvaney is not transitioning enough to the role he is in now -- helping to lead the impeachment inquiry defense from the West Wing."
WATCH: Mike Pompeo goes dead silent when ABC corners him on Ukraine
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared on "This Week" Sunday where he was faced with a question about chief of staff Mick Mulvaney's press conference Thursday.
During the press briefing, Mulvaney, who also serves as director of the Office of Management and Budget, confessed that Trump told him Ukraine corruption issues also had to do with the DNC server.
“That he also mentioned to me that the corruption related to the DNC server, absolutely,” said Mulvaney. “No question about it. That’s it and that’s why we held up the money.”
Pompeo said he wasn't going to answer any questions about hypotheticals, which he said host George Stephanopoulos was asking.
Mick Mulvaney just dug the impeachment hole deeper by admitting Trump ‘is still in the hospitality business’
In a Sunday morning gaffe, White House acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney likely fueled Democrats' impeachment case against President Donald Trump.
Mulvaney made the remarks on FOX News Sunday while being grilled by host Chris Wallace.
During a question about the White House's now-defunct decision to hold the G7 conference at Trump's Doral resort, Mulvaney revealed that President Donald Trump "still considers himself to be in the hospitality business."