A panel made up of three student survivors from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School reacted appropriately when AM Joy host Joy Reid informed them that the NRA was unleashing aging rocker Ted Nugent on them after the failures of attacks from NRA spokesperson Dana Loesch and Fox News host Laura Ingraham.
Appearing on a Newsmax show, Nugent — who often takes the lead in making outrageous statements in defense of the NRA — called the Parkland teens “mush-brained.”
They are “poor mushy brained children who have been fed lies,” Nugent asserted, adding the teens are “committing spiritual suicide” by pushing for gun control. Nugent then labeled prominent Parkland teen David Hogg as having “no soul.”
It began with a discussion on Laura Ingraham’s ham-handed attack on Hogg and subsequent backtracking after advertisers fled her show.
Discussing the surprise “vacation” Ingraham announced on Friday night that had Twitter users jeering, Reid asked, “There’s some on the right criticizing your movement. The ‘never again’ movement for using boycotts as a tactic in this wrestling match over gun reform. Do you think it’s unfair for David to have gone in that direction with Laura Ingraham?”
“David has a right to do what anybody else does,” Parkland teen Ryan Deitsch replied. “Laura Ingraham attacked high school shooting survivor and that’s wrong. All the movement, everybody who supports us are try to do is create a morally just society. That’s what we were taught and that’s what we were preached at and all we’re trying to do is practice what we preach.”
After student’s Kyrah Simon and Chris Grady explained where they hope to take their movement, host Reid brought up Nugent.
“Well, the NRA has the likes of Ted Nugent on the side for gun reform insanity — and you guys are brilliant,” Reid complimented the three, who smirked and laughed in response.
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez chokes up responding to Trump: ‘Time to move on from his conception of America’
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) on Monday fired back at President Donald Trump after he told her to "go back" to her country of origin -- even though she was born in the U.S.
"It's unfortunate that he feels the way he feels about people of color," Ocasio-Cortez explained to NBC News. "It's unfortunate the way he feels about immigrants, naturalized citizens or not."
"What I would tell him is that it's time to move on from him," she continued as she seemed to choke up. "And it's time to move on from his conception of an America that we tried to move past for a long time."
Schumer: If Trump can’t handle a little criticism from Fox News then ‘he doesn’t deserve to be president’
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) on Tuesday suggested that Donald Trump "doesn't deserve to be president" if he can't handle criticism from Fox News.
In a speech on the Senate floor, Schumer noted that Trump recently lashed out at Fox News soon after the conservative network aired World Cup viewers chanting "f*ck Trump."
"I just felt it was important to point President Trump amazingly attacked Fox News in the last few days in a series of Tweets for coverage he viewed as unfavorable to his administration," Schumer said. "This is Fox News, a news outlet that frankly is 90% or more on the president’s side. Their most popular shows seem to just be cheerleaders for President Trump."
Marine Corps band forced to perform in pouring rain before sparse crowd prior to Trump’s July 4th party
In a video posted to Twitter several hours before Donald Trump is scheduled to launch his "Salute to America" Fourth of July party, the Marine Corps band was compelled to perform in the pouring rain before a sparse crowd of early attendees and media awaiting the main event.
According to Jim Spellman of CTGN, the sky opened with a deluge of rain that had people running for cover -- only for the military musicians to be paraded out for either a rehearsal or a time-consuming filler until the big show begins.
Earlier in the day, the National Park Service warned that the event could be rained out, with thundershowers moving swiftly into the area.