On Tuesday, GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), a congresswoman who recently announced her retirement, condemned President Donald Trump’s rhetoric on immigration. In a Twitter tirade this morning Trump referred to immigrants who “infest our Country.”
No, @POTUS, saying immigrants “infest” our country is repugnant, reprehensible, + repulsive. To dehumanize those who wish to make a better life for themselves + their families flies in the face of decency. The real infestation is only one of your baseless rhetoric
— Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (@RosLehtinen) June 19, 2018
The same day, addressing the National Federation of Independent Businesses, President Trump continued to fear-monger about migrants.
“Smugglers game the system. They game it. They’re smart. They didn’t go to the Wharton school of finance, but you know what they’re really smart,” he said, to roars from the crowd.
The President also suggested that the immigration debate was a distraction from the IG report about misconduct in the FBI and tarred immigration lawyers as “bad people” who coach their clients to game the system.
“I want border security. I don’t want to try people. I don’t want people coming in,” he declared.
As Trump doubled down on policy that’s resulted in the separation of close to 2,000 kids from their parents at the Southwest border, prominent Republicans on Capitol Hill have largely remained silent.
Ex-Ambassador to Russia explains how Putin will exploit the divisions between Trump and his advisors
The former U.S. ambassador to Russia explained how Vladimir Putin will exploit the divisions between President Donald Trump and his advisors.
"A double bombshell in reporting from The New York Times this weekend about the president and his relationship with Russian president Putin," anchor Kasie Hunt said.
"First, The Times reports that the U.S. is escalating online attacks on Russia’s power grid in an effort, 'partly as a warning and partly to be poised to conduct cyber strikes if a major conflict broke out between Washington and Moscow.' But that’s not all," she noted. "The second bombshell in that report that officials are worried about briefing the president."
QAnon authors in a fight over doing an audiobook — because they think their followers can’t read
On Monday, The Daily Beast reported that the authors of a popular book for believers in the QAnon conspiracy theory are in a bitter fight over whether or not to release an audiobook version.
QAnon: An Invitation to The Great Awakening came out last year and peaked near the top of the Amazon bestseller list in March. One of the book's co-authors, Dustin Nemos, is publicly attacking another co-author, who goes by the name of "JoeM," for his "petty and hostile and paranoid" refusal to help produce an audiobook, and notes that it is necessary because a disproportionate number of QAnon believers are elderly, have bad eyesight, and may not be able to read the book as text. JoeM, for his part, has accused Nemos of being a "grifter" who is trying to make a buck off of true believers.
Population of Earth to reach 9.7 billion in 2050: UN
The world population is expected to climb to 9.7 billion in 2050 from 7.7 billion today, with the population of sub-Saharan Africa doubling, a United Nations report released Monday said.
The population could then grow to 11 billion by 2100, according to the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs's "World Population Prospects" report.
The study paints a picture of a future in which a handful of countries see their populaces surge as life expectancy lengthens while the global growth rate slows amid declining fertility rates.
By 2050, more than half of the world's population growth will be concentrated in just nine countries: India, Nigeria, Pakistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Indonesia, Egypt and the United States.