After pundits, journalists and congresspeople alike agreed that President Donald Trump’s Tuesday morning tweet attacking against Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) was misogynist and likely constituted sexual harassment, a Republican former congressman took it upon himself to declare that the president is not a sexist.
During a panel discussion on CNN’s AC360 about the president’s latest controversial tweet, commentator Jack Kingston claimed he doesn’t “think there’s anything sexist about it at all,” earning him a groan from a fellow Republican, the staunchly anti-Trump Ana Navarro.
“Oh, for the love of god!” Navarro exclaimed as Kingston tried to explain himself. Her fellow commentators joined in, many speaking at once to attempt to tell him why he’s so wrong.
“That’s what he does, he’s tough on Twitter,” Kingston tried to say — and then was interrupted by host Anderson Cooper.
“Wait a minute, what about the Megyn Kelly comment?” Cooper inquired, referencing the time on the campaign trail when then-candidate Trump mused that the TV personality must have “blood coming out of her wherever.” Trump called both women “lightweights” in his attacks against them.
“I think that was an unfortunate comment,” Kingston claimed, adding that on “the Gillibrand thing, he’s not sexist.”
After trying to say the junior New York senator “owes her whole political career to Bill Clinton,” Cooper had had enough.
“Does it matter if a guy thinks it’s not sexist if the person who is being attacked feels it’s sexist?” the host asked. “Isn’t that something people should listen to?”
Watch the panel unravel when the pro-Trump former congressman claims the president is not a sexist below, via CNN.
Trump’s economic advisers baffled over how to hold off recession that his trade war set it in motion: report
According to a report from ABC, Donald Trump's economic advisers are baffled about how to stop what appears to be a recession coming before the 2020 election after his trade war upset an already teetering worldwide economy.
With the report noting that Trump had hoped to run on a strong economy as part of his 2020 re-election strategy, warnings from economists that a recession may arrive before then has White House officials in a panic.
"The financial markets signaled the possibility of a U.S. recession this week, sending a jolt of anxiety to investors, companies and consumers. That's on top of concerns over Trump's plans to impose punishing tariffs on goods from China and word from the United Kingdom and Germany that their economies are shrinking," the report states, adding, "Trump advisers fear a weakened economy would hurt him with moderate Republican and independent voters who have been willing to give him a pass on some his incendiary policies and rhetoric."
Race to remember Berlin Wall victims, 30 years on
Where guard towers and barbed wire once stood, runners pounded the 100-mile (160 kilometer) path along the former Berlin Wall this weekend in a race with victims of the Cold War relic at its heart.
On Saturday at 6:00 am (0400 GMT), around 500 runners, started the 8th edition of the Berlin Wall Race, ahead of the 30th anniversary of the Wall's demise this November.
With weary legs, most runners will jog through Saturday night, aiming to reach the city centre stadium which doubles as both start and finish, in the early hours of Sunday.
The race is part ultra-marathon, part tribute to those who died trying to cross the Wall, which the East German communist regime hastily erected in 1961 and stood for 28 years.
Suspect behind NYC subway bomb scare arrested after being found unconscious in the Bronx: report
On Saturday, CNN's New York correspondent Polo Sandoval reported that a suspect wanted for placing suspicious rice cookers in New York City subway stations has been arrested after being found unconscious at an address in the Bronx.
"Less than 24 hours it took the NYPD to track down this man in relation to the scare that took place here in New York City," said Sandoval. "A source close to the investigation saying that the individual that they were trying to track down to speak to was apparently placed into custody at about 2AM This morning. He was found unconscious in the Bronx here in New York. He is currently hospitalized."