MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace was in George W. Bush’s White House during the failure to respond in wake of Hurricane Katrina. So, when she sees the catastrophe happening on the US/Mexico border she understands what a disaster it is.
“Trump’s own party now panicking in the face of the political blowback,” said Wallace.
She then read the op-ed in the Wall Street Journal denouncing Trump’s camps with migrant children.
“Trump officials are defending the policy as a deterrent to illegal entry, but surely they understand that separating parents from children is morally unacceptable and politically unsustainable,” The Journal editorial board wrote. “If Mr. Trump wants to lose the House and risk impeachment … keep giving Democrats a daily picture of children stripped from their parents.”
“It’s time to draw the obvious parallel to what this moment may represent for this White House,” Wallace recalled Tuesday. “Having served on the White House staff during Hurricane Katrina and its tragic aftermath, there are clear parallels to the situation the Trump administration finds itself in now.”
Watch the video clip below:
"It's time to draw the obvious parallel to what this moment may represent for this WH. Having served on the WH staff during Hurricane Katrina and its tragic aftermath, there are clear parallels to the situation the Trump administration finds itself in now …" – @NicolleDWallace pic.twitter.com/82F2rRj9iN
— Deadline White House (@DeadlineWH) June 19, 2018
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Iran probes seized UK-flagged tanker — Britain to hold emergency meeting
ran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain prepared for an emergency security meeting on Tehran's action.
Iranian authorities impounded the Stena Impero with 23 crew members aboard off the port of Bandar Abbas after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized it Friday in the highly sensitive Strait of Hormuz.
Video footage released by Iran showed the Stena Impero tanker being surrounded by speedboats before troops in balaclavas descend a rope from a helicopter onto the vessel.
In an audio recording of a radio exchange, an Iranian officer can be heard ordering the tanker to change course "immediately".
For Cubans — a day at the beach is no easy task
Cuba's constitution guarantees its people access to its beaches, but many locals are unable to enjoy the island's pristine white sands and crystal clear blue waters.
While foreign tourists flock to such paradisiacal Havana sites as Varadero, which was this year named the second most-beautiful beach in the world by American travel website TripAdvisor, Cubans are typically found elsewhere.
"Not many tourists come here," said 43-year-old Rey Gonzalez, who was enjoying a day at Guanabo, a beach east of the capital.
Guanabo's sand isn't as white and the water not quite as clear as Varadero's, but that mattered little to Gonzalez, who was there with his family.