A CNN panel on Wednesday hammered Fox News pundits for trying to whitewash the way immigrant children were being treated in detention facilities after being separated from their parents.
In particular, CNN’s Alisyn Camerota and Brian Stelter unloaded on Fox’s Laura Ingraham for describing the detention facilities as “summer camps” for undocumented immigrant kids.
“Laura Ingraham, she’s a mom of three,” Camerota said. “I feel when she says it’s a summer camp she must not know or have spoken to the people we had on our show today that said they are in cages, the kids are in cages, it’s overcrowded, there is constant crying, there are no toys, no bedding, they sleep with the bright lights on and they don’t know where their parents are… that’s not summer camp.”
“That’s terror camp!” Stelter responded. “That is causing terror in these children’s lives! What Laura Ingraham needs to do is go and see these camps!”
Elsewhere in the panel, Stelter condemned former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski for glibly dismissing the plight of a 10-year-old with Down syndrome who had been separated from her mother.
“It sounds heartless,” he said of Lewandowski’s remarks. “It sounds cowardly and I think there are two things about his behavior there that are telling. One is, the depth of the anti-immigrant sentiment, just how deep and hateful it goes. And number two, the lack of a coherent argument or positive argument.”
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Trump Pentagon appointee busted for tweets arguing for martial law following election loss
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Scott O'Grady, who was shot down over Bosnia in 1995 which was later the basis for the movie "Behind Enemy Lines," in 2001, recently received a presidential appointment to the Pentagon as the next Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, pending Senate confirmation.
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"When I did one of these interviews with Trump, I said, what's the job of the president? And Trump said to protect the people," said Woodward. "And he has failed in a way that truly is unimaginable to protect the people that he's supposed to lead."
"I see something far worse," said Bernstein. "Because what Donald Trump has done is — from the beginning of his presidency but in the final days, in the final months more than at any other time — he has undermined the interest of the United States, the health and welfare of its people. We have bread lines. We haven't seen bread lines in this country since the Depression. That's really what these food lines are about. We haven't heard a peep out of this president of the United States, nor about the coronavirus, which is killing our people by the hundreds of thousands."
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While talking with CNN host Kate Bolduan, Harwood explained how Trump's fragility over the results of the election has now led him to turn on longtime ally Attorney General Bill Barr.
"What he's concerned about is the fact that Bill Barr, who's been a very pliant attorney general, who's done the president's bidding on a number of fronts, ran into the reality that there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud tilting this election," Harwood explained. "Bill Barr decided to tell the truth about that and that made Donald Trump mad."