Democratic strategist Maria Cardona slammed former Trump aid Steven Cortes for calling immigrants crossing the border “invaders.”
During a panel discussion with CNN’s Erin Burnett, Cortes said: “If you come across our border without permission, you’re an invader. No other word to describe it.”
Cardona, said that people coming to the border are fleeing unimaginable dangers in their home country, and are seeking to come to the U.S. for a “smidget of hope.”
“Steve, there’s a law that allows people who are fleeing certain death and abominable conditions to ask for asylum. Even those presenting themselves to border patrol at legal ports of entry, their children are also being taken away, this is a perversion of the American dream,” she said.
She said that Republicans will pay for their actions come the November elections.
“Trump is the only one responsible. But I will tell you one thing, all of the GOP will be a paying for it in November. That’s why you have all of these Republican leaders who are so scared about the images they are seeing, and want Trump to change this now,” Cardona said.
White House spokesperson ridiculed for ‘pathetic’ spin on Trump’s trade war admission: ‘Does she think we believe that?’
Hours after Donald Trump blithely admitted that he had "second thoughts" about his trade war with China that has damaged the U.S. economy and helped set the stage for a possible recession, White House spokesperson Stephanie Grisham was forced to issue a clarification about the president's comments.
Addressing Trump's G7 response about his tariffs, widely interpreted by the press as expressing some regret, Grisham issued a statement saying the president meant that he wished he had increased his market-destroying tariffs even more.
"The President was asked if he had ‘any second thought on escalating the trade war with China,'" White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham relayed. "His answer has been greatly misinterpreted. President Trump responded in the affirmative - because he regrets not raising the tariffs higher."
Here is why Trump is obsessed with Greenland
They say that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce. Remember that President Harry Truman tried to purchase Greenland in 1946; now, in 2019, President Donald Trump is trying to do the same thing.
This article first appeared in Salon.
To be clear, Trump’s farcical, “absurd” idea — to borrow the adjective used by Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen — is not happening, and was never going to happen. As Frederiksen pointed out, Greenland is “not for sale." Trump, for his part, has not backed down from the idea.
Iowa’s Steve King facing ouster because his campaign is broke and his allies have fled: report
Iowa Republican Steve King is facing losing his seat representing his district in the U.S. House of Representatives as his campaign finds itself broke and the Republican Party has turned its back on him after his latest round of controversial comments.
According to a report from the Daily Beast, his campaign is struggling to bring donors -- who once wholeheartedly supported him --back into the fold.
Even worse, his colleagues in Congress have also abandoned him.