Presidential historian and CNN political analyst Julian Zelizer said on Sunday that President Donald Trump’s long series of racially charged statements have left him on the back foot with critics and shows just how degraded his White House’s messaging has become.
Zelizer — who published an essay Sunday about President Barack Obama’s message for Trump — also said that he worries about the long-term damage Trump is doing to the institution of the presidency.
“Once you have that kind of debate going on, once a president has to answer this kind of question, you already have a problem,” Zelizer told anchor Ana Cabrera. “And this comes out of a long line of comments and incidents we’ve seen.”
Trump’s long history of discrimination issues dating back to long before he ever ran for president are exactly what makes this conversation “so explosive,” said Zelizer.
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WATCH: Ana Navarro keeps shouting down Trump booster — even as CNN host cuts to commercial
President Donald Trump cheered on his top Hispanic advisor Steve Cortez, who appeared before a New Mexico audience. Trump asked Cortez which he loved more, Hispanics or America, which prompted CNN's Ana Navarro to blast the president for racism. Meanwhile, Trump's latest CNN shill cried "political correctness."
"Look, I suspect he didn't want to offend Steve Cortez and I suspect Steve Cortez was not offended," Navarro said. "But really what a stupid thing to say. Right? To somehow ask the question about whether you love the country more than you love Hispanics -- they are one and the same."
Pennsylvania Republican senator arrested and charged with possession of child pornography
According to a release from Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro, Republican state Sen. Michael Folmer has been arrested and charged with possession of child pornography.
The release said that the investigation began as the result of a CyberTip about Tumblr discovering that a user had uploaded child pornography onto their site. It ultimately led to the home of Folmer in Lebanon, PA. A search warrant yielded images on Folmer's phone.
‘I thought he was joking’: CNN’s Cuomo didn’t buy Spicer’s humble brag about being a ‘staunch Christian’
During the Tuesday night "hand-off" between CNN's Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon, the two chuckled about former White House press secretary Sean Spicer, who made his "Dancing with the Stars" debut Monday night. Spicer bragged about being a "staunch Christian," as the reason for why he won't win "Dancing with the Stars." But Cuomo chastised Spicer for trying to score votes.