Trenton Garmon, an attorney for accused sexual predator and Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore, suggested on Wednesday that a Muslim MSNBC host would date a 14-year-old girl because of his “culture” — even though the host is from Canada.
During an interview on MSNBC, host Stephanie Ruhle asked Garmon why he sought parents’ permission to date young girls if none of them were underage, including one who was said to be 14 years old at the time.
“That’s a good question,” Garmon replied. “Culturally speaking, I would say there’s differences. I looked up [MSNBC host Ali Velshi’s] background and, wow, that awesome that you have got such a diverse background.”
“What does Ali’s background have to do with dating a 14 year old?” Ruhle interrupted.
“Sure, in other countries there’s arrangements through parents,” Garmon insisted.
“Ali is from Canada,” Ruhle pointed out.
“Ali has also spent time in other countries,” Garmon replied.
“So have I,” Ruhle quipped.
“I don’t know where you’re going with this,” Velshi chimed in.
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American, Italian and Russian blast off for ISS
US, Italian and Russian astronauts blasted into space Saturday, headed for the International Space Station, in a launch coinciding with the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing.
Alexander Skvortsov of the Russian space agency Roscosmos, NASA's Andrew Morgan and Luca Parmitano of the European Space Agency set off on a six-hour journey to the orbiting science lab from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan at 1628 GMT.
A NASA TV commentator hailed a "textbook launch" minutes after blastoff in "sweltering" weather in Baikonur, where daytime temperatures reached 43 degrees Celsius on Saturday.
Megan Rapinoe trashes ‘disgusting’ Trump for his ugly racist tweets in CNN interview
In an interview with CNN's Van Jones that will air on Saturday night, U.S. Women's soccer champion Megan Rapinoe condemned President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four progressive congresswomen of color.
"It's disgusting, to be honest. To say it's disappointing is ... it doesn't even come close," said Rapinoe. She added, "The more that we just are upset about it and don't accept that kind of behavior from all sides, then the better place we're going to be."
Trump has faced escalating criticism in the wake of his tweet that Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) ought to "go back" to where they came from if they disagree with his agenda (three of them were born in the United States). The controversy escalated when attendees of his rally in Greenville, North Carolina chanted "Send her back!" about Omar.
Conservative suggests Trump’s racist rhetoric will incite worse than ‘send her back’ chants: ‘One shudders to wonder’
In a column for the Washington Post, conservative Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Kathleen Parker said the refusal by Republican lawmakers and the evangelical community to condemn Donald Trump's racist rhetoric is paving the way for something far worse than mere "send her back" chants.
Under a headline that bluntly states, "Those who don’t condemn Trump’s racism are complicit in his bigotry," Parker gets right to her opinion of the president, writing, "Going out on a limb here: President Trump is a racist. And a sexist. And a xenophobic nationalist. Among other things. Not to name call or anything."