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.
Trump officials could face criminal charges for USPS sabotage — and the president may not be able to pardon them
Members of the Trump administration could face legal jeopardy over efforts to sabotage U.S. Postal Service operations to interfere with the 2020 presidential elections.
"Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ) made a criminal referral to the New Jersey Attorney General on Friday night, asking him to impanel a grand jury to look at possible breach of state election laws by President Trump, Postmaster General Louis DeJoy and others for 'their accelerating arson of the post office,' he said. Alarming headlines have emerged in recent days as many states prepare to facilitate widespread mail balloting due to the coronavirus pandemic. President Trump openly admitted he was withholding federal aid from the postal service to prevent mail-in voting, and USPS has notified 46 states and D.C. that it will struggle to deliver some mail ballots on time," The Daily Beast reported Friday.
Maddow reveals how one state stood up to Trump’s USPS cuts — and won
MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow's opening segment on Friday focused on a positive story of political pressure stopping one of the Trump administration's attacks on the U.S. Postal Service.
Maddow reported how NBC Montana reporter Maritsa Georgiou had doggedly reported on the removal of postal boxes in Missoula, where she is based. Missoula has been a long-time Democratic Party stronghold.
Montana has a competitive U.S. Senate election in 2020, with Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock challenging first-term Republican Sen. Steve Daines.
As Georgiou chased the story, she learned there were also plans to remove boxes in the battleground of Billings. And more planned for the blue town of Bozeman. And other towns.
Pepsi joins the chorus of people dunking on Tucker Carlson over Kamala Harris
The Pepsi soda company mocked Fox News personality Tucker Carlson on Friday evening.
On Tuesday, Carlson flipped out after a guest attempted to teach him how to pronounce the name of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), who is running for vice president on Joe Biden's ticket.
Video of the exchange was posted on Twitter by Nikki McCann Ramirez, a researcher at the watchdog group Media Matters for America.
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