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.
Trump felt free to ask for Ukraine election interference after Mueller let him off the hook: CNN guest
On CNN's "New Day Weekend," author and commentator Garrett Graff noted that President Donald Trump's attempt to push Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden came right after former special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in 2016 ended — and suggested the two were related.
"You know, Garrett, there may be some people thinking 'Gosh, we just got out of the whole scenario with the Mueller report. Now we have this again,'" said anchor Christi Paul. "Do you get a sense that there are people looking at this saying 'I think I have confidence in the 2020 election?'"
Alexander von Humboldt was the first person to understand climate change — more than 200 years ago
Alexander von Humboldt was born on September 14, 1769. In his day, he was a globetrotting, convention-defying hero— one of the first recorded individuals to raise environmental concerns. To make him hip for a new generation, all it takes is a rediscovery of Humboldt by the young climate strikers across the globe. Their numbers are growing, their task is huge, and they are now urging adults to join them. Why let parents fiddle when the house burns? On May 22, grown-ups at the Columbia Journalism Review, The Nation, and The Guardian listened and launched Covering Climate Now, a project to encourage more coverage of climate change in the media. Bill Moyers, the keynote speaker, pointed out that from 2017 to 2018, major network coverage of climate issues fell 45 percent to a total of a mere 142 minutes. And on May 23, with her knack of being spot-on, 16-year-old climate activist and rising star Greta Thunberg promptly wrote of taking on the climate change challenge: “It’s humanity’s job.”
Cory Booker planning to suspend his campaign if his fundraising does not improve: report
On Saturday, NBC News reported that Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has released a campaign memo indicating he will exit the Democratic presidential primary if he is unable to raise millions of dollars within days.
"Without a fundraising surge to close out this quarter, we do not see a legitimate long-term path forward," wrote campaign manager Addisu Demissie in the memo to staff ersand supporters. "The next 10 days will determine whether Cory Booker can stay in this race."
The memo added that it is likely that only four candidates presently have enough money to stay in the race for the long haul. These candidates are likely former Vice President Joe Biden, Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT), and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who report the largest fundraising hauls.