CNN political analyst Van Jones went off on Saturday at President Donald Trump’s political quandary over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Act.
Ryan Williams — former spokesman for 2012 Republican presidential candidate Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) — said that “hopefully” Congress can get something done on DACA before the mid-January deadline arrives.
“Ana,” Jones said to anchor Ana Cabrera, “he is the person that ended DACA. If he wants DACA, he can just reinstate it.”
“This whole thing is just Kabuki theater at the circus,” Jones said. “He created a crisis so that he could get his wall, which he now admits he doesn’t even need his wall, and he’s mad that the Democrats won’t do what he — .”
Jones shook his head.
“There is no DACA crisis,” he said. “Donald Trump could re-instate DACA tomorrow and we could move on.”
Kabuki is an ancient Japanese form of gesture-based dance that originated in the dry riverbeds of Kyoto in the 17th century. Because the art uses slow, minimal gestures to convey whole skeins of meaning, it is used to describe political acts that are only for show and have no basis in reality.
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Trump campaign mocked after unveiling new red hats: ‘Do you have arm bands as well?’
President Donald Trump's 2016 "Make America Great Again" hats have been replaced with new "Keep America Great" hats.
Trump re-election campaign manager Brad Parscale modeled one of the hats on Twitter.
Here is some of what people were saying:
Here I made an arm band design for you pic.twitter.com/inTyqVi2wo
— Christopher Goodwin (@LazarusLeBaron) August 25, 2019
‘This will not end well’: Far-right extremism expert warns of Trump’s intensifying authoritarianism
An expert on the far-right in America warned of President Donald Trump's "genuinely dangerous levels" of authoritarianism on Saturday.
Author David Neiwert posted a long Twitter thread on the commander-in-chief's "Social Dominance Orientation" -- and warned it will not end well.
Neiwert is the author of the 2017 book Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump.
Here is the thread he posted:
‘The Mooch’ attended Biden fundraiser in the Hamptons — because Trump ‘has lost his mind’
Former White House press secretary Anthony Scaramucci attended a fundraiser for former Vice President Joe Biden on Saturday.
CBS News reporter Ben Mitchell posted a photo of Scaramucci at the event, and subsequently interviewed "The Mooch."
Scaramucci said he was still a registered Republican, but added that Trump "has lost his mind."