On Tuesday, Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen tried to enjoy some fine Mexican dining. It didn’t go as planned.
According to witnesses, the secretary was driven out of a restaurant by members of the Democratic Socialists of America.
The Metro DC DSA posted a statement to Facebook.
“We’re in downtown DC disrupting DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s dinner at MXDC,” they wrote. “The irony isn’t lost on us that this is a Mexican restaurant.”
Nielsen’s aborted dinner plans occurred the same day that President Donald Trump reportedly told Republicans that ripping children from their parents and putting them in cages was not making the GOP look good.
Prominent Republicans like Jeb Bush have denounced the practice, but others in the GOP leadership have largely avoided the issue.
Immigration experts say the administration’s zero tolerance policy towards migrants is inhumane and pointless.
“Separating 3-year-olds from their parents at the border is not the way to stop the MS-13 gang,” Stephen Yale-Loehr, Professor of Immigration Law Practice at Cornell Law School, tells Raw Story.
“The real problem is these countries in Central America are suffering such horrendous violence that people are forced to flee. ”
DHS Secretary Nielsen just got driven out of a Mexican restaurant here on 14th Street by activists. DSA, I believe. pic.twitter.com/lTKutryXBO
— Osita Nwanevu (@OsitaNwanevu) June 20, 2018
John Oliver cites Donald Trump’s final offer for Greenland: ‘$200 and I’ll throw in Don Jr.’
"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver's favorite highlight of the week was, of course, President Donald Trump's decision that he wanted to buy Greenland.
In his opener Sunday, the HBO host said that he wasn't all that surprised given Trump's track record.
"Of course, he f*cking did. Of course, he did. Greenland is icy, distant and autonomous is exactly Trump's type," Oliver said, showing a photo of Trump with the first lady.
Angry Minnesota farmer bashes ‘insulting’ Trump comments that ‘we’re great patriots’ during his trade war
President Donald Trump has insulted at least one Minnesota farmer by his claim that farmers are "great patriots" who want him to continue his trade fight against China.
"This wound is self-inflicted, by our president," said Gary Wertish, who is the Minnesota Farm Bureau president. "We definitely agreed with it in the beginning. But it doesn’t appear that there’s a plan B. Some of the callous comments come, especially from the president, you know, that farmers are 'winning,' we’re 'great patriots,' that’s very insulting. That’s coming from someone who never has faced the challenges of a family farmer. I go into the bank and tell the lender I can’t make the payment because we lost our market? The banker is going to tell me you don’t have to make your payment because you’re a patriot."
MSNBC pundit nails Trump for only attacking Black voices on Fox News
Democratic strategist Joel Payne called out President Donald Trump Sunday for his attacks on Fox News when he was leaving New Jersey.
Before Trump landed in Marine One at Morristown, New Jersey, he tweeted an attack on Juan Williams, the only Black pundit on the Fox News show "The Five."
Trump briefly addressed Williams, before he told members of the press that he found it appalling Fox News hired a friend of Hillary Clinton's, whose name he couldn't even remember.