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CNN commentator spars with conservative writer over Ivanka Trump’s ‘deafening silence’ on family separation

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When a columnist from the conservative Federalist website claimed that right-wingers had been hounded by liberals for celebrating Father’s Day amid the Trump administration’s controversial family separation policy, one CNN commentator immediately batted the idea down.

Discussing her Monday column titled “Ivanka’s deafening silence,” writer Anushay Hossain noted that the First Daughter made herself a figurehead for feminism on the campaign trail and in his White House. Although Federalist writer and Hot Air editor-at-large Mary Katherine Ham agreed with her, the women diverged when it came to the backlash leveled against Ivanka other Trump supporters for celebrating Mother’s and Father’s Day while refusing to condemn the family separation policy.

“Everyone vaguely right-of-center on the Internet this weekend has been told they can’t celebrate Father’s Day,” Ham said, claiming the reactions were “emotionalism” that went “too far.” Hossain agreed that the repercussions had been swift — but not necessarily undeserved.

“Totally,” the CNN and New York Times writer said, “but it also demonstrates a tone-deafness.”

“There is a national crisis happening,” Hossain said before noting that Ivanka is a part of her father’s administration and therefore doesn’t have the luxury of remaining neutral.

“Is your father’s government anti-children?” she implored. “That’s what we need to know.”

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Mitch McConnell busted on CNN as the ‘ringmaster’ leaving the door open for more Russian election interference

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On Tuesday, CNN's John Avlon broke down how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) is every bit the obstacle to secure and safe elections as President Donald Trump is.

"There should be things that transcend petty politics, and towards the top of that list is stopping foreign powers from interfering in our elections," said Avlon, playing a clip of former special counsel Robert Mueller warning about the dangers. "Robert Mueller's warning is again, falling on willfully deaf ears. We know that foreign powers continue to try to meddle in our elections. Trump's FBI director and Director of National Intelligence have made this crystal clear."

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CNN panel destroys Trump’s mass arrest threat of millions as a wildly unrealistic Orlando rally stunt

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The panel on CNN's New Day cast a jaundiced eye at a threat Donald Trump made on Monday night where he threatened mass arrests of millions of immigrant families as part of an ICE operation.

On Twitter, the president wrote: "Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in. Mexico, using their strong immigration laws, is doing a very good job of stopping people."

According to one panelist on CNN, the president's threat was timed as a political stunt, with the contributor Jackie Kucinich calling it "rally-fodder" before his Orlando campaign kickoff.

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CNN’s Cuomo demands Scott Jennings admit if he’ll ever be tired of Trump lying — but he refuses to say

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On Monday, CNN's Chris Cuomo clashed with Republican adviser Scott Jennings over President Donald Trump's decision to fire pollsters that showed him losing to former Vice President Joe Biden.

"I don't want to get too in the weeds for people especially this far out," said Cuomo. "But the word of one of the reasons that there's some resonance and relevance of the internal polls that the president lied to the American people about in terms of what they say is his lying, Scott, that it's a problem. It's a problem for him across the country. It makes people wonder whether or not they can count on his word. When you see a scenario like this one, don't believe the polls, they were your own polls, Scott, from inside the campaign. How damaging is that to this president?"

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