First Lady Melania Trump said that her number one issue she plans to work on as the spouse of the president is combatting cyberbullying. On a day that Mrs. Trump is being asked to comment about her husband’s own cyberbullying, CNN host Anderson Cooper called out Trump and the White House for not doing anything about it.
“Sarah Huckabee Sanders says we focus on the 31 or the other big concerns of the country,” Cooper said. “What she won’t acknowledge is these kind of tweets are taking away from the president’s own agenda. This is energy week. We’ve been reporting on that. We’ve had infrastructure week and plenty of other weeks and initiatives this White House wants to accomplish, but so far has yet to. Including, we should add, anything about cyberbullying.”
Cooper began the segment by reading an excerpt from a book that outlined what the Office of the President should hold itself up to be.
“The president of the United States is the most powerful person in the world. The president is the spokesman for democracy and liberty. Isn’t it time we brought back the pomp and circumstance and sense of awe for that office that we all held?'” Cooper read. “The writer went on to say, ‘that means everyone in the administration should look and act professionally, especially the president. The writer concludes, impressions matter.’ That quote is from a book called Crippled America, written in 2015, the author Donald J. Trump, the same Donald J. Trump who criticized, this morning, ‘I heard poorly rated ‘Morning Joe’ speaks badly of me (don’t watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came to Mar-A-Lago around New Year’s Eve and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face lift. I said no.'”
Cooper said that it was easiy to shrug it off as something the president tends to do and even normalize it but as the “most powerful man on the face of the entire planet,” who is struggling to get things done, “it’s not normal.”
Rosh Hashanah services interrupted by death of the first Jewish woman on the Supreme Court
The death of the first Jewish woman on the U.S. Supreme Court interrupted Rosh Hashanah services on Friday evening.
"On Friday, Jewish people around the country celebrating Rosh Hashanah were stunned to learn that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a prominent member of their own tribe, had died," the HuffPost reported. "People received alerts, Zoom messages and announcements from their rabbis about Ginsburg Friday night."
While many people were saddened by the passing of the iconic jurist, Twitter user Leora Horwitz noted a silver lining.
‘Big mistake’: Trump’s favorite pollster tells Fox News why Republicans shouldn’t push nomination before the election
Fox News on Friday examined why it would be a "big mistake" for Republicans to attempt to force through a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.
Following Ginsburg's death, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed that Trump's nominee would receive a vote, but did not specify whether it would occur before the election or during the "lame duck" session of Congress that occurs before the 2020 election victors are sworn in.
But conservative pollster Scott Rasmussen warned Republicans it would be a bad idea during an appearance with Fox News personality Laura Ingraham.
LISTEN: Mourners sing ‘Amazing Grace’ outside the Supreme Court to celebrate Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Heartwarming videos were shared on social media on Friday night showing the spontaneous gathering at the Supreme Court following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The large crowd, with many people wearing masks, sang the hymn "Amazing Grace."
Here are some of the videos of the scene:
A moving moments as dozens join in to sing “Amazing Grace” on the steps of the Supreme Court. pic.twitter.com/NGZyZi4YR4
— Mike Balsamo (@MikeBalsamo1) September 19, 2020