Reporting live from the southern border, MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle made an impassioned plea directly to President Donald Trump, begging him to end his policy of separating children from their parents.
“We’re at a defining moment in our nation’s history,” Ruhle argued. “It’s a moment created and controlled by the President of the United States himself.”
“Here’s the thing, we have seen moments like this before,” Ruhle reminded. “You do not need to be a saint, you just need to do the right thing when you’re presented with something horrific and evil.”
“Mr. President — I’m speaking to you, when you made your pitch to the American people asking us to give you the most important job in the country, you told us this, ‘I, alone can fix it,'” she said.
“Mr. president, today is the day,” Ruhle continued. “Today you and you alone can fix this.”
“Will you, Mr. President fix this horrible situation?” she asked. “All you need to do is make one single phone call, or for that matter, use your favorite method of communication and tweet it.”
Ruhle also had a message to the corporate CEOs of America.
“I remind you, CEOs out there, the Muslim ban, Charlottesville, the treatment of Puerto Rico and now the separation of families,” the host explained.
“Why is this happening? Why is this the policy of President Trump?” Ruhle wondered.
Before Trump eyed Greenland: Here’s what happened last time the US bought a large chunk of the Arctic
Editor’s note: Reports that President Donald Trump has urged aides to look into buying Greenland make us think of the last time the United States bought a major territory in the Arctic: the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867. Two years ago, we asked William L. Iggiagruk Hensley, a visiting professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, to write about that historic sale.
‘That is ridiculous’: Andrew Gillum obliterates Santorum for claiming guns aren’t ‘problem’ in mass shootings
CNN contributor Andrew Gillum called conservative pundit Rick Santorum "ridiculous" on Sunday for suggesting that guns are not the problem in mass shootings.
During a CNN discussion on gun control, Santorum criticized calls from Democratic candidates for the government to buy back assault-style weapons in addition to banning them.
"The truth is something has to give," Gillum said. "The stranglehold that the NRA seems to have over Congress, over Washington, D.C., in my opinion, is insane. How can we put the priorities of one interest group above the safety, the security of the American people?"
CNN’s Jake Tapper confronts Trump adviser Navarro with long list of experts calling him a disaster
In a highly contentious interview on CNN's "State of the Union", host Jake Tapper confronted Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Peter Navarro, with a seemingly endless list of economists, analysts and business publications who believe he and his economic advice have both been a disaster and that he is not being straight with the public.
After refusing multiple times to concede that President Donald Trump's trade war -- and accompanying tariffs -- are having any effect on an economy that many financial prognosticators believe is headed towards a recession, Tapper confronted the White House adviser with the list of his critics -- including the Wall Street Journal.