White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Tuesday defended President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
The Obama-era policy protects from deportation immigrants who came to the United States illegally as young children.
But CNN’s Jim Acosta wondered why Attorney General Jeff Sessions, rather than the president himself, was the one who made the public announcement.
“Why did the president not come out and make this announcement himself?” Acosta asked. “It’s his decision. These kids, their lives are on the line because of what he is doing.”
“This is a big part of the legal process,” Sanders replied. “This was deemed illegal by just about every legal expert that you can find, including Obama’s attorneys.”
Later on in the press briefing, Daily Mail’s Francesca Chambers also wanted to know why Trump hasn’t spoken publicly about his decision.
“Why was it Attorney General Jeff Sessions who went on camera when the president hasn’t gone on camera to make this case?” she asked. ”
But Sanders insisted Trump had spoken about the issue “numerous times in the past.”
“At the same time, this was a legal issue because there was a court decision that had to be made with a time line… created by the attorneys general of in those states that were forcing this issue and this decision.”
Woman allegedly involved in Central Park scandal placed on leave from job: ‘We do not condone racism’
Video circulated on social media on Memorial Day of a woman in Central Park claiming she was calling 911 to falsely claim an "African-American man" was threatening her life.
It reportedly started after he filmed her walking her dog without a leash.
Internet sleuths worked to identify the woman. During the day on Monday, rumors of her identity spread online.
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With cat photos and sometimes scathing irony, Mathieu Rebeaud, a Swiss-based researcher in biochemistry, has nearly tripled his Twitter following since the coronavirus pandemic began.
With 14,000 followers, he posts almost daily, giving explanations on the latest scientific research and, in particular, aims to fight misinformation that spreads as fast as the virus itself.
He is among a growing number of doctors, academics and institutions who in recent weeks have adapted and amplified their scientific messaging in hopes of countering what has been termed an infodemic -- a deluge of information, including widespread false claims, which experts say can pose a serious threat to public health.
Ted Cruz doesn’t want people shamed with body bags for going to beach: ‘Please stop the hate’
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Days later, he escalated by laying out body bags on the steps of the Florida capitol building in Tallahassee.
He escalated further on Saturday by announcing he would be handing out body bags to Florida beachgoers and started a fundraiser with the funds going to two progressive Political Action Committees.
The effort caught the eye of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).