CNN host Chris Cuomo accused Donald Trump Jr. of “dehumanizing” Syrian refugees after the Republican nominee’s son compared them to a bowl of poisoned Skittles candy.
A meme posted to Twitter by Trump Jr. this week asked the question: “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you, would you take a handful?”
“That’s our Syrian refugee problem,” the tweet stated.
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 19, 2016
During an interview with Donald Trump surrogate Sean Duffy on Monday, CNN’s Cuomo pointed out that vetting for Syrian refugees “was better than the vetting we do for any other part of the system.”
“This Skittles comment Donald Jr. made,” the CNN host continued. “He said, ‘If I gave you a handful of Skittles and I told you that three of them were going to kill you, would you eat that handful of Skittles?’ That’s a powerful metaphor.”
“The problem is it’s also BS,” Cuomo declared. “The numbers aren’t anything like that. The risk is like one in over 3 billion… You’re dehumanizing these refugees. That’s not what America is about.”
For his part, Duffy argued that “it makes sense to take a pause” by banning people from Muslim areas of the world.
“If I can’t guarantee that you’re going to want to live the American dream, you’re not going to hurt my citizens, why do I let you in?” Duffy opined.
Watch the video below from CNN, broadcast Sept. 20, 2016.
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."
Obsessed Trump: ‘Only fake polls show us behind’ Democrats. Fox News: 5 Dems would beat him
President Donald Trump is obsessed with polls – but not facts – and increasingly so. He just fired his internal pollsters after leaked internal poll numbers show devastating lossesfor Trump in key battleground states.