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Immigration lawyer scolds CNN reporter: Dana Bash got it ‘100 percent wrong’ when she said ‘kudos to Trump’

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Immigration attorney Amy Maldonado criticized CNN senior political correspondent Dana Bash on Wednesday after she offered “kudos” to President Donald Trump for saying he would sign an executive order that will keep immigrant families together in detention.

“You’re colleague, Dana Bash, earlier today got it 100 percent wrong when she said kudos to President Trump for ending this family separation policy,” Maldonado explained to CNN’s Brooke Baldwin. “What we expected and what we are hearing is a pivot back to the family detention policies of the Obama administration, which we expect to see — as most of the Obama administration policies — on steroids without the discretion that the Obama administration exercised.”

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Maldonado also said that she was disappointed by the way President Barack Obama spoke out against the Trump policy in a statement on Facebook.

“He didn’t own that,” she remarked. “Because the Obama administration was challenged on family detention and they lost.”

Before ending the interview, Baldwin spoke up in defense of Bash.

“Dana Bash, who I love dearly, I think probably meant ‘kudos’ in the sense that at least the parents and the kids would no longer be separated,” Baldwin pointed out. “But I hear you loud and clear that detention, period, is not a great thing.”

While appearing on CNN’s Inside Politics earlier in the day, Bash had offered conditional praise for the president.

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“Look, kudos to him if he does in fact [stop family separations],” Bash said. “But it really flies in the face of the comments, day after day, that we’ve seen saying that this is not possible and it’s not a real policy.”

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Trump supporters funded a private border wall that’s already at risk of falling down

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Tommy Fisher billed his new privately funded border wall as the future of deterrence, a quick-to-build steel fortress that spans 3 miles in one of the busiest Border Patrol sectors.

Unlike a generation of wall builders before him, he said he figured out how to build a structure directly on the banks of the Rio Grande, a risky but potentially game-changing step when it came to the nation’s border wall system.

Fisher has leveraged his self-described “Lamborghini” of walls to win more than $1.7 billion worth of federal contracts in Arizona.

But his showcase piece is showing signs of runoff erosion and, if it’s not fixed, could be in danger of falling into the Rio Grande, according to engineers and hydrologists who reviewed photos of the wall for ProPublica and The Texas Tribune. It never should have been built so close to the river, they say.

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How Lindsey Graham keeps lowering his standards for Trump

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As the coronavirus pandemic spread and death tolls increased across the United States over the last three months, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., repeatedly raised the number of deaths he would find acceptable in defense of President Donald Trump's botched response.
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White woman pulls gun on Black woman after allegedly almost hitting her with her car

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On Wednesday, a viral video showed a white woman in Auburn Hills, Michigan, pulling a handgun on a Black woman in an altercation in a parking lot.

According to the woman taking the video, the white woman nearly hit the Black woman while backing up her van, and the argument escalated quickly.

"Get the license plate!" the Black woman can be heard shouting.

"Don't you f**king jump behind my car," replied the woman with the gun. "Get the f**k back! Get the f**k back! Back the f**k up!"

According to the poster, the woman who brandished the gun has been arrested.

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