Trump really can’t win with anyone this week. After repeatedly asking African-American voters “What do you have to lose?” Trump proceeded to participate in a Fox News town hall with Sean Hannity Wednesday night, proving himself weak on what is supposedly his signature issue: immigration.
“You also seem to be indicating there might be something other than ‘they have to go back,'” Hannity told Trump, referencing reports that Trump may be softening his plan, which initially included a deportation force for 11 million undocumented immigrants.
“We have to follow the laws of our country,” Trump told Hannity.
“That means they go back,” Hannity said.
“I’ll ask the audience,” Trump said. “Can we go through a process or do you think they have to get out? Tell me, I mean, I don’t know. You tell me.”
Trump’s far-right fans were not happy with this answer, most notably Ann Coulter, who criticized Trump’s comments Thursday.
“It sounds as if some campaign consultant has slipped into his campaign, and I don’t think he should have been hiring Rubio’s speechwriter for his interview with you giving all these ridiculous talking points for amnesty,” Coulter said.
RINO Pundit took Coulter’s statement and ran with it in a parody video titled Hitler Finds Out Trump Supports Amnesty which uses the 2004 German historical war film Downfall (Der Untergang), based on Hitler’s Bunker by Joachim Fest.
“Ann Coulter starts her Trump-supporting book tour this week, and we may get through a full week without face-planting,” an adviser appears to tell Hitler, according to RINO Pundit’s subtitles.
“As long as Trump’s pivot isn’t too drastic we should be in the clear,” Hitler says.
“Trump went full-blown amnesty on a Hannity special. He’s using ‘back taxes’ as a way of hiding he’s endorsing the Gang of 8 bill,” the advisers tell him.
“We were the alt-right’s darling for deporting Mexicans and building the wall!” he exclaims.
You can also make your own Hitler video.
Vietnamese women strive to clear war-era mines
Inching across a field littered with Vietnam war-era bombs, Ngoc leads an all-women demining team clearing unexploded ordnance that has killed tens of thousands of people -- including her uncle.
"He died in an explosion. I was haunted by memories of him," Le Thi Bich Ngoc tells AFP as she oversees the controlled detonation of a cluster bomb found in a sealed-off site in central Quang Tri province.
More than 6.1 million hectares of land in Vietnam remain blanketed by unexploded munitions -- mainly dropped by US bombers -- decades after the war ended in 1975.
At least 40,000 Vietnamese have since died in related accidents. Victims are often farmers who accidentally trigger explosions, people salvaging scrap metal, or children who mistake bomblets for toys.
Chief Justice John Roberts issues New Year’s Eve warning to stand up for democracy
"In our age, when social media can instantly spread rumor and false information on a grand scale, the public's need to understand our government, and the protections it provides, is ever more vital," he wrote. "We should celebrate our strong and independent judiciary, a key source of national unity and stability."
Trump’s next 100 days will dictate whether he can be re-elected or not — here’s why
According to CNN pollster-in-residence Harry Enten, Donald Trump's next 100 days -- which could include an impeachment trial in the Senate -- will hold the key to whether he will remain president in 2020.
As Eten explains in a column for CNN, "His [Trump's] approval rating has been consistently low during his first term. Yet his supporters could always point out that approval ratings before an election year have not historically been correlated with reelection success. But by mid-March of an election year, approval ratings, though, become more predictive. Presidents with low approval ratings in mid-March of an election year tend to lose, while those with strong approval ratings tend to win in blowouts and those with middling approval ratings usually win by small margins."