The House Republicans sent a strongly worded letter to President Donald Trump to express their concern about the horrifying scene at the US/Mexican boarder. The House GOP had an opportunity to confront Trump during the caucus meeting Tuesday, but didn’t.
It only added to the problem that former campaign manager Corey Lewandowski mocked a 10-year-old girl with Downs Syndrome, who was taken from her mother at the border.
Peter Wehner, who has worked in the past three Republican administrations, was disgusted with Lewandowski’s behavior.
“It was a sickening moment from a person who in his soul must be sick,” he said. “It’s extraordinary. It just goes to show that with Trump and his henchman there’s really no bottom. There’s nothing they won’t say, nothing they won’t do, no dehumanizing tactic they won’t reach for. When you begin to mock 10-year-old kids with disabilities, I’m not sure what the next stage is.”
He went on to say that it is clearly a window into the soul “or lack of a soul” of those in the administration who have worked to enact this policy.
“We have a person as president who is a deeply damaged and disordered personality,” he continued. “And it’s not just him. It’s the people who surround him, and it’s really troubling. And even more troubling is that he’s got a base that seems not only to ignore it but to rally around it. So, it’s an ugly and disturbing picture all the way around.”
Watch the full conversation below:
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"April, what are you hearing? Is the economy causing the president's erratic behavior?" asked anchor Kate Bolduan.
"Yes, yes, and yes," said Ryan. "This president has been touting a great economy, and this is the cornerstone since I guess since the very beginning of his administration for people to feel that he should win re-election, that he is firmly planted for the American public and he's working for them," said Ryan. "But indicators, non-traditional indicators, are saying something different. He is having a hard time trying to marry the great economy with what it looks like for the American public, particularly the grassroots."
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"One of the strange things about President Trump is that nobody has ever seen him laugh, like a full laugh on camera," said Toobin. "Think about it. You never see it. And this notion of explaining crazy things he says as jokes is not — that is just not true. He does not joke. When he said 'Russia, you know, I want you to find Hillary Clinton's emails,' they tried to explain it as a joke. It wasn't. Russia went right to work trying to find Hillary's emails."
‘It’s always dread with President Trump’: CNN analyst says G7 leaders are revolted they have to meet with Trump again
On Thursday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," reporter Abby Phillip said that world leaders are feeling "dread" about the prospect of meeting with President Donald Trump after his latest round of erratic behavior on the world stage.
"There is a big test on foreign relations for President Trump this weekend," said host Brianna Keilar. "He's going to the G7. He, Abby, is headed there after insulting Denmark by pulling out of a state visit, keeping in mind that Denmark is a key intel and military ally of the U.S. What is the mood going into this forum?"
"Honestly, it's always dread with President Trump," said Phillip.