Appearing on CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) smirked at President Donald Trump’s insistence of Congress fully funding construction of a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, saying it made sense in another time and another place.
By which he meant the Great Wall of China built centuries ago.
Addressing the government shut down, Sanders explained, “Let’s sit down and talk and, by the way, we can move very, very rapidly. What I want to assure the American people, there’s a lot more agreement on the stuff than people think. For example, we need to adequately fund the Department of Defense and obviously non-defense spending.”
“We need to deal, after four months, with the fact that we have not yet done disaster relief. There are tens of thousands of people in Puerto Rico, people in Houston, Texas, who are still hurting from those hurricanes,” he continued. “How come the Republicans were so quick to move forward to try to provide huge tax breaks for billionaires? They addressed that issue in their tax bill.”
“On the immigration issue,” host Tapper asked. “Would you be willing to vote for $20 billion in appropriations to build a border wall in exchange for a pathway to some sort of legal status for the Dreamers? Is that a compromise you’re willing to make?”
“It’s something,” Sanders slyly replied. “I think the wall was a great idea in the 15th century when the Chinese built the Great China Wall. I don’t think it makes a whole lot of sense now.”
“I’m willing to sit down in a room and do what the American people want and what the American people want is to provide legal status to the Dreamers and a path toward citizenship,” he added. “Let’s sit down and do that — that has to be passed. Let me say this: if we allow Trump to get away with what he did, and that is repeal the executive order on DACA, and if the 800,000 people, young people are subjected to deportation, this will be one of the ugliest stains in the history of the United States.”
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A moderate 5.6-magnitude earthquake rattled New Zealand's North Island early Monday but failed to crack Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's trademark composure as she conducted a live television interview.
The quake struck just off the coast before 8:00 am local time (2000 Sunday GMT) at a depth of about 52 kilometres (32 miles) near Levin, about 90 kilometres north of Wellington, the US Geological Survey said.
St John Ambulance and New Zealand Police both said there were no initial reports of injuries or damage. There was no tsunami warning.
But there was sustained shaking in Wellington, where Ardern was being interviewed on breakfast television from parliament's Beehive building, which is designed to absorb seismic forces by swaying slightly on its foundations.
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Striving to get a massive yield out of his crops in rural Maryland is how Burrier hopes to make it through yet another uncertain year, beset by market disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and renewed trade tensions between the United States and China.
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‘It’s the first time I’ve played golf in almost 3 months’: Trump makes excuses for golfing during coronavirus pandemic
President Donald Trump was blasted on Sunday for playing golf during the coronavirus pandemic, a dramatic economic recession and after proclaiming churches "essential."
Instead of joining his voters sitting in the pews, Trump went for the links, which drew criticisms for the hypocrisy.
"Sleepy Joe’s representatives have just put out an ad saying that I went to play golf (exercise) today. They think I should stay in the White House at all times. What they didn’t say is that it’s the first time I’ve played golf in almost 3 months, that Biden was constantly vacationing, relaxing & making shady deals with other countries, & that Barack was always playing golf, doing much of his traveling in a fume spewing 747 to play golf in Hawaii - Once even teeing off immediately after announcing the gruesome death of a great young man by ISIS!" tweeted Trump.