EX- National Security Agency Director, Gen. Michael Hayden compared President Donald Trump’s border security to Auschwitz.
During an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, he said he was disappointed and frustrated at the sight of seeing children ripped away from their parents at the border.
“It’s disappointing, and I’m frustrated. This is a very complicated issue. One of the things that concerned me over the weekend was evidence that we have lost the ability to even make semi-difficult decisions,” Hayden, said. “We have lost the ability to govern ourselves. I get the border question is complicated. But it shouldn’t be beyond our capacity to resolve it in a way that’s broadly satisfactory for everyone concerned.”
He said that President Trump is using the children as leverage to build his border wall.
“It was very clear that these young people are being used as leverage to deter people from coming across the border, but also used as leverage politically. They seem insensitive, to what happens to these young folks,” he said.
He said that America is headed in the wrong direction.
“I showed the picture in 1944, but my story is Berlin 1933. You had a new government in power with a cult of personality, a cult of nativism, a cult of untruth, a cult where it was acceptable to punish the marginalized segments of society. I’m not saying our needle is in the red. I’m not saying we’re becoming Nazis. What I was trying to say was the needle is moving in the wrong direction. I’m saying the skies are darkening.”
Betsy DeVos’ DOE threatens to cut university funding for positive portrayal of Islam
The U.S Department of Education threatened to pull federal funding from a Middle East studies course jointly run by Duke University and the University of North Carolina because it portrays Islam too positively.
The DOE ordered the universities to change their program or lose its federal grant money. In a letter to UNC, the department criticized the program, arguing that topics like Iranian art and film have “little or no relevance” to the Middle East studies program. The letter also argues that the program “appears to lack balance” because its programs are not focused on the discrimination faced by “religious minorities in the Middle East," including Christians and Jews.
Wall Street is ignoring the omens of recession — here’s why
The Federal Reserve seems a lot more concerned about the state of the economy than it’s been letting on.
The Fed lowered its target interest rate by a quarter point on Sept. 18, the second such cut since July – and the first reductions since the Great Recession more than 10 years ago.
Judging by the words of Fed Chair Jerome Powell, this isn’t that big a deal. In his statement following the decision, he said: “We took this step to help keep the U.S. economy strong in the face of some notable developments and to provide insurance against ongoing risks.”
Elizabeth Warren accuses Congress of complicity in Trump’s continued abuses
Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused the U.S. Congress of complicity in President Donald Trump's continued abuse of power late Friday, after reports surfaced of his alleged attempts to solicit foreign meddling in the 2020 presidential election, and reiterated her demand that Democrats use their majority in the House to pursue impeachment.
Warren's tweeted statement came hours after the Wall Street Journal reported that Trump urged Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden's opposition to a Ukrainian prosecutor in 2016.