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 is ‘capable of reading’ a unifying message — but it’s doubtful he’ll mean it: Atlanta mayor
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Monday expressed little confidence that President Donald Trump could unify the nation at a time when the United States faces a triple threat of a recession, a pandemic, and civil unrest.
During an interview on CNN, host Alisyn Camerota asked Bottoms about actions Trump could possibly take to calm nerves and bring the country together.
"What about the debate that we are told is going on in the White House, as to whether or not the president should at this moment make some sort of national statement and call for unity?" she asked. "Would you like to see that?"
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While appearing on CNN, Blow said that the nationwide protests that have erupted in the wake of George Floyd's killing last week were about much more than the death of just one man.
"You add on top of that all the other conditions, which you spoke before, about this happening in the middle of a pandemic," he said. "Everybody's at home. 40 million people have filed for unemployment. They don't know where their next check is coming from... The idea that [unemployment] is disproportionately affecting black people, that COVID is disproportionately affecting black people that, police brutality is disproportionately affecting black people, it's all part of the despair."
Trump’s Confederacy-loving fans accused of treason in brutal new Lincoln Project ad
In another no-holds-barred ad from the Lincoln Project -- headed up by Republicans Rick Wilson, George Conway and Steve Schmidt -- Donald Trump is linked to the Confederacy and, by extension, treason against the United States.
The ad notes the prevalence of the Confederate flag at Trump rallies -- some even bearing his name -- and notes, "The men who followed this flag 150 years ago knew what it meant: Treason against their country. Death of the United States,” in the voiceover.
With clips showing the neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, the ad goes on to ask, "What does it say that they’re all in for Trump?"