Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA) appeared to get caught flat-footed on Tuesday when CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked him if he thinks President Donald Trump is a good role model for children.
Blitzer was referring to comments made by outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ), who said that to support Trump is “morally treasonable” and that the president is not a good example for children to follow.
Prior to that point in the interview, Hunter was smoothly deflecting criticisms of the president, saying that Flake and Corker are outliers and that the party supports Trump’s agenda.
“Do you think President Trump is a good role model for children?” Blitzer asked.
Hunter’s eyes bulged and he froze for an instant, then cautiously said, “I think he’s a good role model in his business sense and now that he’s president of the United States, but I wouldn’t want my daughters talking like him, no.”
He paused, “Or my son, for that matter.”
He went on to say that he doesn’t know whether he or anyone else is a good role model before profoundly opining, “We all have, you know, pasts and we all, we all have futures.”
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Russians to prod Putin on poverty, personal life as ratings fall
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Set to be held for the 17th time since Putin came to power in 1999, the show starts at 0900 GMT and usually lasts several hours.
Ahead of the carefully choreographed show, more than one million questions had been submitted, organisers told Russian news agencies.
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Little White and Little Grey, two 12-year-old female belugas, left behind their previous lives entertaining visitors at the Changfeng Ocean World and were flown across the globe in specially tailored containers.
The whales, which each weigh about 900 kilogrammes (2,000 pounds) and measuring four metres (13 feet) will continue their epic journey by truck and ferry to the sanctuary at Klettsvik Bay at Heimaey, one of the Westman Islands off the south coast of Iceland.