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: Trump admits he talked to Ukraine president about Joe Biden and his son
President Donald Trump Sunday morning admitted he brought up Joe Biden and the former Vice President’s son Hunter Biden while speaking with the President of Ukraine.
“The conversation I had was largely congratulatory, with largely corruption, all of the corruption taking place and largely the fact that we don’t want our people like Vice President Biden and his son creating to the corruption,” Trump said, speaking to reporters from the White House lawn.
BREAKING: President Trump admits that he talked to the Ukrainian president about former Vice President Biden. #MTP #IfItsSunday@kristenwelker: "From the president's perspective, the only way to put this story to bed is to release the transcript." pic.twitter.com/aaJ6DjMN0E
New York Times battered on MSNBC for pushing smear of Hunter Biden in order to maintain access to Trump
An "AM Joy" panel jumped all over the New York Times for pushing a widely debunked smear of Hunter Biden promoted by Donald Trump, saying the newspaper is more interested in maintaining their access to the Oval Office than debunking the lie.
Speaking with host Joy Reid -- who noted that her producers asked for comment from the Times but were rebuffed -- MSNBC regular Maria Teresa Kumar scorched the Times, as well as reporter Ken Vogel, for the uncritical parroting of the president's smear.
Ukrainian journalist throws down gauntlet after Giuliani smear: ‘I express my readiness to testify’
A Ukrainian journalist said on Sunday that he would be willing to testify to Congress against President Donald Trump's attorney, Rudy Giuliani.
After Giuliani unleashed a bizarre rant on CNN accusing Democrats of trying to get help from Ukraine in the 2016 election, Ukrainian journalist Serhiy Leshchenko wrote an op-ed exposing the accusation as a lie.
In his op-ed, Leshchenko explains:
Never in my wildest dreams did I imagine the Manafort revelations would become fodder for the U.S. elections in 2020. President Trump’s lawyer Rudolph W. Giuliani, the mouthpiece of this campaign, is not only attempting to rehabilitate Manafort but is also working to undermine U.S. relations with Ukraine, which has been confronting Russian aggression on its own for more than five years. Giuliani and his associates are trying to drag our newly elected president, Volodymyr Zelensky, into a conflict between two foreign political parties, drastically limiting Ukraine’s room for maneuver in respect to the United States, perhaps its most important international partner.