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.
In a secluded region in Russia’s Arctic they are rejecting Putin in rare protest
Lyudmila Laptander, an activist advocating autonomy for her mineral-rich Nenets region in the Russian Arctic, worries authorities are planning to sacrifice its traditions for the promise of economic enrichment.
"If Nenets is merged with another region, I worry that no one will look after our language or our traditions, and that our small villages in the tundra will be forgotten," said Laptander, 61, a member of the Yasavey cultural group.
The autonomous region on the edge of the Arctic Ocean was gripped by protests in May against the government's plans to integrate it with neighbouring Arkhangelsk.
People are paying to hire this donkey to crash their Zoom meetings
The coronavirus pandemic has led millions of people to embrace meetings via Zoom, but admittedly, those can be as tedious as in-person conferences.
So one animal sanctuary in Canada, in dire need of cash after being forced to close to visitors, found a way to solve both problems.
Meet Buckwheat, a donkey at the Farmhouse Garden Animal Home, who is ready to inject some fun into your humdrum work-from-home office day -- for a price.
"Hello. We are crashing your meeting, we are crashing your meeting -- this is Buckwheat," says sanctuary volunteer Tim Fors, introducing the gray and white animal on a Zoom call.
Republican senators are suddenly trying to social distance — from Trump
There’s something interesting in today’s news:
A number of Republican Senators have said they are skipping the Republican National Convention this year. The convention was originally scheduled in Charlotte, North Carolina, but at Trump’s insistence was relocated to Jacksonville, Florida, last month. The stated reason was that Democratic North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper would not commit to permitting a full convention out of concerns about the spread of coronavirus, but the abrupt switch to Florida, less than 80 days before the convention, still seems odd to me. Regardless, the switch has created a new problem: Florida is in the midst of a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases, setting a record for new cases in a single day during the weekend —11,458—and running low of ICU beds.