California became a so-called “sanctuary state” and legalized recreational marijuana on the same day — and that double-whammy sent the “Fox & Friends” hosts reeling.
State and local law enforcement agencies are now prohibited from using their resources and personnel to enforce federal immigration laws, which the Fox News hosts portrayed as a personal affront to President Donald Trump.
“This is incredible,” said co-host Brian Kilmeade, in front of a large graphic reading “California Craziness.” “The immigrants here among our population, you don’t have to fear deportation. They are not immigrants — immigrants are allowed to be here, illegal immigrants aren’t. They snuck in, that’s a little dissemination. If you are in a public school, public library, health care facility — they are safe zones from Donald Trump. They say it’s you against Donald Trump.”
The state also became the sixth to permit the legal use of marijuana for recreational purposes, and co-host Ainsley Earhardt imagined how the two laws might work together.
“Not only if you are illegal, you are welcome in California, also if you want to get high, you are welcome there, too,” Earhardt said. “So you can be illegal and wasted on marijuana and live in that state and be just fine.”
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— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) January 2, 2018
Internet laughs off press secretary’s claims of presidential calm: ‘How often has Trump struck you as ‘measured’
President Donald Trump isn't exactly known for being calm or measured, but that's what his White House is claiming he was during a meeting with Democratic and Republican leaders.
"[email protected] was measured & decisive today. @SpeakerPelosi walking out was baffling but not surprising w NO intention of participating in a mtg on nat’l security. Dem “leadership” chose to storm out & whine to cameras, everyone else stayed to work on behalf of our country," tweeted Stephanie Grisham.
It prompted CNN's Chris Cillizza to inquire when Trump ever struck someone as "measured."
Republicans lack the ‘moxie’ to defend America’s Kurdish allies in Syria: Ex-RNC Chair
Republicans will criticize President Donald Trump on foreign policy, but lack the nerve to do anything meaningful to protect America's Kurdish allies in northern Syria, the former chair of the Republican Party explained on MSNBC on Wednesday.
MSNBC's Chuck Todd interviewed Steele about what it would take for Republicans to serve as a check on the president.
"I think the only way to make him change his mind is -- he’s got to think they might walk," Todd said.
"Well, that would require a level of moxie that we haven’t seen from the leadership," Steele replied.
"On the foreign policy space, I think that’s the one area where we’ve seen people actually start to push back rhetorically," he noted. "But I don’t know if internally they’ve really sat down with the president and go, 'This is how damaging this is, this is how troublesome it is, and this is the problem you’re having inside the caucus.' I just don’t — at least from the folks I’ve talked to, I haven’t gotten the sense they’ve gone there yet."
‘Ignorance at the highest level’: Intel Democrat slams Trump for bizarre letter to Turkish president
On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, ripped President Donald Trump for his juvenile letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an.
"The White House just released the text of the less letter that the president sent to Erdo?an of Turkey, among other things, saying in the aftermath of the earlier decision by the U.S. to pull out troops, saying 'Don't be a tough guy, don't be a fool,'" said anchor Wolf Blitzer. "What is your reaction to that?"
"You know, I'll be honest, I saw this online first. I got a copy of the letter," said Quigley. "I actually thought it was a prank, a joke. It couldn't possibly come from the Oval Office. It sounded all of the world like the president of the United States, in some sort of momentary lapse, just dictated angrily whatever was on the top of his head. These are extraordinarily serious issues. And an extraordinarily dangerous part of the world."