Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen squirmed under tough questioning by Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) about President Donald Trump’s racist remarks about immigration.
Nielson appeared Tuesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where the panel’s ranking Democrat asked whether the president had made vulgar insults — identified in reports as “sh*thole” — against African nations and Haiti.
“I did not hear that word,” Nielson said. “The conversation was very impassioned, I don’t dispute that the president was using tough language, others in the room were also using tough language.”
She said the president wanted to move to a merit-based system of immigration, but Leahy pointed out that accounts of Trump’s remarks did not show that to be the case.
“He didn’t say we needed more PhD students or skilled workers, he said he wanted more people from Norway,” Leahy said. “Being from Norway is not a skill, and with the standard of living in Norway better than ours you’re not going to have many people from there.”
The senator asked Nielson what the president had meant, and she said Trump was referring the Norwegian prime minister’s praise the day before for her people’s work ethic.
“Norway is a predominantly white country, isn’t it?” Leahy asked.
“I actually don’t know that, sir, but I imagine that is the case,” Nielson stammered.
Oprah erects 26 billboards around Louisville — demanding the cops who killed Breonna Taylor get arrested
Media mogul Oprah Winfrey continues to keep people talking about the killing of Breonna Taylor by the Louisville Metro Police Department.
"For the first time ever, just last week, Oprah Winfrey dedicated the cover of her magazine to someone other than herself -- Breonna Taylor. Now, that cover will be all over Louisville in the form of billboards big and small," WLKY-TV reported Thursday.
"She and the O Magazine team say they are amplifying Taylor's story and the fight for justice by erecting 26 billboards across the city. That's one for every year of her life," the station reported.
Trump’s vendetta against TikTok is a veil for his anti-China and anti-free speech views
Last week, President Donald Trump announced that he was planning on banning TikTok, a video-sharing social networking service owned by the Chinese company ByteDance. Shortly after he said this, the American multinational technology company Microsoft announced that it would attempt to purchase TikTok's US operations arm, although Trump has only given the company until Sept. 15 to pull this off.
Eric Trump predicts his dad will win re-election: ‘The polls are looking great — you see it every day’
One of President Donald Trump's children appeared on Fox News on Thursday to predict that his father would win re-election in November.
"Well listen, I think, um, I think we're looking really good," Eric Trump told Sean Hannity.
"The polls are looking great -- you see it every single day," Trump claimed. "The enthusiasm is tremendous."
"We're going to win," he predicted. "My father is going to win this election."
The prediction was offered the same day that NBC News released their first battleground map, showing Joe Biden on pace to win 334 Electoral College votes, Trump set to win 125 Electoral Votes, with 79 too close to call.