United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley told CNN’s Jake Tapper that President Donald Trump’s administration still considers Russia an ally.
“I want to get your reaction to new CNN polls out just minutes ago. Look at how Americans view Russia now compared to 2014,” Tapper showed Haley. “Forty-one percent say Russia is friendly. That’s almost double the numbers from three years ago. In 2014, 16 percent said Russia is friendly and now 56 percent of Americans say that. I don’t think it’s a mystery that President Trump has said very very positive things about Russia until about three weeks ago. This must alarm you that your party seems to have a different view of Putin than you do.”
Haley swore it didn’t alarm her at all and that the president has stood an amazing job showing strength on foreign issues.
“We’ve said if we can work with them, we will, especially on terrorism efforts, we can do that, but if they do something wrong we’re going to call them out,” Haley said. “It means we work with them when we can and when we can’t work with them, we say the truth.”
Tapper asked Haley if Russia was a friend or an ally.
“I think Russia’s an ally when they want to be and they’re not an ally when they don’t want to be,” Haley admitted. “The days they’re an ally I will work with them.”
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Farmers refuse to cheer for Trump as he lies that he’s fighting for them to keep their land
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As one viewer noted, there was noticeable silence when Trump mentioned land usage. It could be due to the fact that Trump is suing in court to take the land of farmers and ranches so he can build his border wall. For some, the land has been in their family since the founding of the state of Texas.
MLK was ‘gravely disappointed’ with white moderates — whom he believed were responsible for impeding civil rights
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—Martin Luther King Jr., 1967
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Dershowitz is on a kind of press junket for the president, defending him in various media appearances. The former lawyer to Jeffrey Epstein is handling Trump's defense as it pertains to the abuse of power. Dershowitz thinks that charge has no basis in law. In fact, impeachment trials aren't actually legal proceedings, they're political proceedings, because the Justice Department claimed that Trump can't be indicted under the law while he's president.