During a Monday afternoon segment about the bipartisan deal slated to end the three-day government shutdown, Fox News’ Shep Smith criticized supporters of President Donald Trump still holding out against the recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
“There is a part of the president’s base that says ‘that is amnesty, no how, no way,’ and it seems that is the part, that sliver of the president’s base that has won the day,” he said. “Come on!”
That anti-DREAMer sentiment, Smith’s producer Chad Pergram noted, resulted in a “rather extraordinary scene that not a lot of people picked up on last night.” He then described a behind-the-scenes Sunday night showdown between Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC), the chairman of the House Freedom Caucus and opponent of DACA, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), when the latter “intercepted” the majority leader just before his speech on the Senate floor promising to bring a DACA bill forward.
“He didn’t make a commitment to one bill or another,” Meadows told the Huffington Post after McConnell’s speech, “which is a good sign.”
Later in the segment, Smith took a jab at Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), who was caught in a lie after he claimed to be against government shutdowns — despite voting for one in 2013.
“[Cruz is] very much against shutdowns,” Smith joked. “I heard him say it today so I know it’s true.”
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Alabama is prosecuting a pregnant woman for manslaughter for being shot in the stomach — but not her shooter
On Wednesday, AL.com reported that Marshae Jones, a 27-year-old woman from Birmingham, Alabama, was indicted on manslaughter charges.
Her crime? Allegedly instigating a fight that led to her being shot in the stomach and losing her pregnancy. The woman who actually shot her, on the other hand — 23-year-old Ebony Jemison — is walking free after a grand jury rejected the case against her.
Immediately after the shooting, which allegedly stemmed from a fight over the baby's father and took place outside a Dollar General in Pleasant Grove, in December, prosecutors announced their intention to charge Jones for having a miscarriage.
Jared Kushner whines: ‘I don’t think it’s a fair question’ to ask about dead family in the Rio Grande
In an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner complained it was not "fair" to ask why the Trump administration isn't able to protect the lives of migrant families — even though he is supposedly the Trump administration's point man for immigration reform.
"You've also been tasked by the president to work on immigration," said Blitzer. "I'm sure you've seen the horrific photo of the father and 23-month-old daughter who drowned crossing the Rio Grande. And you've heard about the truly deplorable conditions for migrant children, that kids don't have toothpaste, soap, toddlers don't have diapers. You're a father, you're a man of faith. Why isn't the Trump Administration doing more to protect the lives of kids?"
Trump supporters shout down Hillary Clinton in Miami ahead of debate — even though she’s not there
Supporters of President Donald Trump held a small rally outside of the Miami, Florida debate site, where they seemed to be confused about who was running in 2020.
According to NBC News reporter Allan Smith, the supporters had a megaphone where they were shouting "Lock her up!"
A few Trump supporters outside the debate hall in Miami chanting "lock her up" into a megaphone
— Allan Smith (@akarl_smith) June 26, 2019