Bernie Sanders surrogate Nina Turner could not suppress her frustration on Wednesday at a CNN host who claimed that chairs were thrown at the Democratic convention in Nevada.
During an interview on CNN’s New Day, Turner explained that reforming the Democratic Party’s primary system was going to be a “messy” process, but it did not have to be “violent” like the riots that broke out after a Donald Trump rally in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Tuesday night.
“New Mexico compared to what happened in Nevada, while some in the media continue to talk about violence in Nevada,” she explained. “New Mexico was violent. Nevada, that was people lifting their voices.”
However, CNN host Chris Cuomo defended reports that the Nevada convention was also violent.
“You could also argue that what happened in Nevada has no place in democracy either,” Cuomo said.
“I was in that room for at least eight hours,” Turner insisted. “No one was hurt, no violence was propagated in that room. And I just have a problem with folks calling that violence. Yes, people lifted their voices. They got up in front of the stage. They said, you cheat — you’re cheating.”
“Some stuff was thrown as well,” Cuomo interrupted.
“Aw, Chris, nothing,” Turner gasped. “What chair, what video? Did you see the video of a chair thrown?”
“Those are the reports from the floor,” the CNN host noted.
“Oh, my Lord Jesus!” Turner exclaimed. “No, it did not happen.”
“Why do you have to bring him into this?” Cuomo asked.
“I’ve got to, I need him,” Turner replied. “This election, we need some Jesus.”
Although videos show at least one Sanders supporter raising a chair over his head in Nevada, Snopes found claims that chairs were thrown to be “false.”
Watch the video below from CNN’s New Day, broadcast May 25, 2016.
Russian Twitter propaganda predicted 2016 US election polls
But one conclusion was unequivocal: Russia unleashed an extensive campaign of fake news and disinformation on social media with the aim of distorting U.S. public opinion, sowing discord and swinging the election in favor of the Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."