CNN’s host Van Jones slammed former President Donald Trump’s campaign aide David Urban after the Republican blamed the Philadelphia Eagles for not showing up to their White House celebration.
During an interview with CNN’s Chris Cuomo, Urban said: “The Eagles chose to make this a political issue. The president invited them. They could have come down. They could have stood there and celebrated like all teams have done in the past. They chose to draw a line in the sand and not come because of what this president has said in the past because of his political views. The Eagles chose to make this a political issue, not the president.”
Van Jones exploded once Urban suggested that the Eagles and their supporters lacked patriotism.
“I’m a ninth generation American. My father was a veteran. My family member’s have served in this country. I don’t need anybody to tell me what this flag means and what it represents. People in my family. People who look like me have put blood on the ground and martyrs in the dirt. To have it be liberty and justice for all. It is beyond insulting, for people to lecture us about patriotism. We’ve done more. We have fought in every war. We have sacrificed more for that constitution than most people,” Jones said.
Jeffrey Epstein abused new victims while out on work release as part of controversial plea deal: lawyer
Jeffrey Epstein took advantage of his controversial lenient plea deal to sexually abuse at least one victim while out on work release, according to a victim's attorney.
Lawyer Brad Edwards said the well-connected financier was permitted to have visitors while he was supposed to be working during his 13-month jail sentence, and he said Epstein manipulated at least one person into sexual activity, reported The Daily Beast.
GOP congressman withers on CNN after host points out Trump’s America-bashing hypocrisy
Republican members of Congress have had different responses to President Donald Trump’s overtly racist attack on four Democratic women in Congress: Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York City, Rep. Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and Rep. Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts — all of whom he told to go back to the countries they came from (three were born in the U.S., and all four are U.S. citizens). Many Republicans in Congress have avoided speaking out, while a minority of them have condemned Trump’s comments and some have passionately defended them. One of the defenders, Rep. James Comer of Kentucky, was grilled by CNN’s Jim Sciutto on Tuesday and insisted that there was nothing racist about Trump’s comments.
Cardi B praises presidential candidate Bernie Sanders
Rapper Cardi B voiced support Tuesday for US Senator Bernie Sanders, a progressive mounting a campaign for the Democratic nomination, saying voters "let him down" in his 2016 bid against Hillary Clinton.
"I been reading about Bernie Sanders and I'm really sad how we let him down in 2016," the outspoken critic of President Donald Trump tweeted to her more than six million followers.
"This man been fighting for equal rights,HUMAN rights for such along time," the Bronx artist wrote of Sanders, an independent senator from the state of Vermont. "Seeing this country become a better place been really his passion for a long time not a new front for a campaign."