American Urban Radio Networks Washington bureau chief April Ryan told CNN on Thursday that President Donald Trump will inevitably have a day of reckoning with regards to the women who have accused him of sexual harassment and assault.
Ryan was discussing accusations of sexual misconduct against Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) with journalist Hadas Gold and CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin.
Gold said that politicians only face accountability at the ballot box or — in rare instances — when they choose to step down. Thus the process will move slower than it does in broadcasting or other businesses where consumers make decisions every day.
“What I know is what I see from this strange perch,” Ryan said. “What I see is that we have a president who a couple of weeks ago was weighing in on Roy Moore. He wanted Roy Moore regardless because he was desperate for a win — a legislative win, one legislative win.”
She continued, “Now with all of this coming up, we have a president who is the moral leader, who is faced with twelve-plus allegations, twelve-plus women, who are concerned about sexual misconduct with then-civilian Donald Trump.”
“He cannot escape this,” Ryan said. “As the chorus grows of names, it puts the spotlight back on this president.”
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Arab Israeli leader makes Trump plan election target
Leading Israeli Arab politician Ayman Odeh has made US President Donald Trump and his controversial peace plan the main target of his campaign for Tuesday's general election.
"We have an opportunity to defeat the Trump plan in these elections," said Ayman Odeh, head of the mainly Arab Joint List, the third largest in Israel's outgoing parliament.
Odeh, 45 is heading a mishmash coalition of parties -- including Islamists and Arab nationalists as well as his own bi-communal communist party -- into his fourth Israeli election.
He is hoping record turnout among Arab Israelis and increased support from left-wing Jews could see the list win more seats than ever, enabling them to oust right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
‘Just not factual’: CNN’s Camerota corners GOP lawmaker about Trump spreading coronavirus misinformation
CNN's Alisyn Camerota on Thursday grilled Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) about President Donald Trump's widely panned response to the coronavirus epidemic.
During an interview with Hurd, Camerota asked whether he really had confidence in Vice President Mike Pence's ability to lead the federal government's efforts to contain the virus.
Hurd tried to turn that question back against the CNN host by saying she sounded like she was saying the Centers for Disease Control weren't properly focused on fighting the outbreak.
"No!" Camerota countered. "I'm intimating that there is different information coming out of the government. The press conference yesterday had all sorts of things that were just not factual. The president didn't seem to know the fatality rate of coronavirus versus the flu. He's been trying to tamp down concerns and I'm just trying to make sure everybody's on the same page."
‘We can’t control that price’: Trump HHS secretary won’t promise a coronavirus vaccine will be affordable for all
As the coronavirus quickly marches toward officially becoming a pandemic, the Trump administration is working hard to give the appearance they are managing the crisis. On Wednesday Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar repeated President Donald Trump's claim that a vaccine for the deadly, quick-spreading virus would be ready soon. Trump had actually appeared to suggest "very soon," which is false.
But soon or very soon, it won't be either for everyone.
Experts agree a coronavirus vaccine won't be ready for the general population more than a year. And while many would assume that would mean it would be available for everyone, HHS Secretary Azar has something different in mind.