The hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” called on the vice president and his wife to step out of the shadows and challenge President Donald Trump’s blatant racism.
Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, are known for their conservative Christian beliefs, which Joe Scarborough said should compel them to speak out against the president’s intentionally cruel family separation policy.
“How does Mike Pence, how (does) Karen Pence, how do any of these people continue being associated with a man who is now openly bigoted against everybody who is not white and rich?” Scarborough said.
Washington Post columnist Eugene Robinson shamed Pence for trying to stay above the fray as the president inflicts cruelty against babies and children for perceived political gain.
“Mike Pence stands there and he puts on a frown and he nods sagely at the most sort of racist vile comments and sentiments coming out of the mouth of the president that he serves so loyally and unquestioningly,” Robinson said. “I certainly hope people remember. This should leave an indelible stain on Mike Pence and his career and on the others around him.”
“This is the most naked sort of white supremacism,” Robinson added. “That is Donald Trump’s core philosophy, that America is a white country and that brown people and black people and people of color who come here don’t belong here. They don’t belong in the MAGA America that he’s trying to, in his mind, re-recreate. It’s an America never really existed, but it’s the America in his head.”
‘Like George W. Bush after 9/11’: Kayleigh McEnany declares Trump Bible photo op a historic moment
White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany on Wednesday defended the use of force against protesters in order to clear way for President Donald Trump's photo op at St. John's Episcopal Church.
At her daily press briefing, McEnany was asked why it was necessary for Trump to walk to the church, where held up a Bible.
McEnany suggested that Trump's photo op had been a historic moment.
"This was a very important moment," she explained. "I would note that through all of time, we've seen presidents and leaders across the world who have had leadership moments and very powerful symbols that were important for a nation to see at any given time, to show a message of resilience and determination."
When police killed Breonna Taylor in her own bed it wasn’t caught on video
Whatever you think about the unrest gripping this country–whether you’re outraged by cops’ across America brutally repressing peaceful protesters or the people breaking windows and looting businesses–the proximate cause was officer Derek Chauvin, who was still on the job despite being named in 18 previous complaints, slowly murdering George Floyd on the street–compressing his throat for 8 minutes and 46 seconds–as other officers looked on and a small crowd screamed that Chauvin was killing him. That video quickly went viral and here we are.
US suspends flights by Chinese airlines in spat with Beijing
Washington on Wednesday ordered the suspension of all flights by Chinese airlines into and out of the United States after Beijing failed to allow American carriers to resume services to China.
The move adds to a growing set of tension points between the world's two biggest economies in the aftermath of the coronavirus crisis.
The US action, which takes effect June 16, but could be implemented sooner if President Donald Trump orders it, affects four Chinese civilian carriers, including Air China and China Eastern Airlines, the Department of Transportation said.
"US carriers have asked to resume passenger service, beginning June 1st. The Chinese government's failure to approve their requests is a violation of our Air Transport Agreement," the department said in a statement.