CNN’s Chris Cuomo on Wednesday nailed White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on President Donald Trump’s views on immigration.
During a contentious interview on CNN’s “New Day,” Cuomo pressed Sanders about what the president’s real goal is in ending America’s family reunification immigration policy, which has been in place for decades.
In particular, Cuomo slammed Trump for falsely saying that this policy allows immigrants to bring over an unlimited number of relatives from their countries into the United States.
“The idea, what the president said last night, somebody can bring in as many people as they want,” Cuomo said. “It’s just not true. It’s not true in the facts, not true in reality.”
Sanders tried to defend Trump’s policies by claiming that the president was only acting to protect the security of the American people. Cuomo, however, came right back at her with the president’s own words.
“He wants people to come to the country but not those certain s-hole countries,” he said, referring to Trump’s declaration that we shouldn’t be accepting immigrants from “shithole” African countries. “He wants them rich and white. That’s not America.”
Sanders tried to claim that Trump’s proposed merit-based immigration system is “colorblind,” but Cuomo said you can’t divorce it from the ugly things Trump has said about immigrants in the past.
Watch the video below.
WATCH: Here’s the secret to dissecting Trump’s chaotic distractions
In an extended examination on MSNBC, host Ari Melber took a hard look at how President Donald Trump creates almost daily distractions for the media and the public to keep the focus off his multiple scandals and to make it look like he is doing something -- when all he is doing is creating controversy for controversy's sake.
Put simply, Melber explained, the president's tweets out some plan he has no intention of implementing, hypes it up for days -- then drops it like it never happened.
Using Trump's aborted attack on Iran as a jumping off point, Melber -- and his panel -- explained that Trump's style of governing is based on "head fakes" and "bluffs."
Chuck Todd’s terrible interview with fabricator-in-chief Trump snapped the tether: From here on out there’s no truth
Nothing will ever be the same again. Donald Trump’s unwavering disregard for reality and his acts of violence against the truth are rapidly metastasizing into the marrow of the national debate. I'm not sure we have enough heroes in this country to successfully extricate Trumpism and toss it into the biohazard waste bin of history, along other embarrassments in America's mixed record.
The very fabric of right and wrong in America is disintegrating as one of our two major parties, with some crucial help from Russia, has convinced four out of every 10 voters that verifiable truth is nothing more than a fake news plot against them and their beloved Fifth Avenue Clampetts. As a result, half of the political debate, from the local level on up, is built exclusively on wrongness — on total nonsense, invented by Trump himself along with his propaganda cable network.
New York’s legislature gives landlords a lesson in democracy
The knockout punch that the New York State Legislature just landed fighting landlords over spiraling rents ought to be attracting wider attention.
Just as with healthcare access or prescription drug prices, the cost of rent increases that mostly benefit big apartment owners is a challenge to the income-gap society that are at the heart of the national political debate. Every urban center in the country is having housing problems, and rents, like mortgages, are a subject at every kitchen table.
For once, the New York Legislature, whose Democrats overcame internecine divisions this session, has abolished rules that let building owners deregulate apartments, and closed loopholes that have permitted landlords to raise rents. And the changes for better tenant protection were made permanent, eliminating the recurring drama over these issues.