CNN’s Ana Navarro took Trump booster Jason Miller to task when he tried to use statistics to excuse the administration’s family separation policy.
In a discussion hosted by anchor John Berman, Miller argued that the Department of Health and Human Services’ apparent inability to track the exact number of migrant children in their care as the deadline to reunite families looms “makes this a numbers argument as opposed to the human element.”
“The public polling has shown 64% of people think those who enter the country illegally should be deported but 88% of people think that families should be kept together while they’re going through that process before they deport them so it’s clear people don’t want to see families separated so we need to get them back together as soon as possible,” the Trump surrogate said, adding that the Trump administration is “working hard to this point.”
“It’s not going to go away,” Navarro rebutted. “It’s a story that has now lasted for more than two months and it’s a story that keeps tugging at the heartstrings of America. We see the heart-wrenching images of little children reuniting with their parents, with their mothers as we saw yesterday, finally, a lot of it has been as a result of court action.”
“I think you’re going see a lot more court action come out of this situation,” she continued. “When the government does not meet its deadlines, it’s amazing, they can’t even give you a number of how many kids are in custody and still separated. And they’re supposed to reunite all of those kids in a matter of days.“
Navarro argued that “if Fedex was doing this with shipments of widgets we’d be in an uproar. We would be clogging up the customer lines because they couldn’t find my new pair of shoes I just ordered on Zappos. And these are children!”
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Angela Rye pounds CNN’s Steve Cortez for suggesting Ocasio-Cortez should resign
CNN turned into a shouting match on Tuesday after a Trump supporter attempted to defend the president's concentration camps along the southern border.
Conservatives panicked on Tuesday after Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) referred to Trump's tent city detention centers as concentration camps.
Republican Steve Cortes argued against Ocasio-Cortez was wrong to correctly use the term concentration camps.
"AOC should apologize at least and probably resign," Cortez argued.
Progressive analyst Angela Rye shut down Cortez, explaining to viewers that Ocasio-Cortez was correctly using the term.
‘He wants the spotlight back’: CNN commentator says Trump is jealous of all the attention Democrats are getting
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump held a rally in Orlando, Florida to formally kick off his re-election campaign for 2020.
And as CNN's Gloria Borger explained to John Berman, Trump desperately needed this event — because he was jealous of how much coverage the Democratic presidential candidates are getting.
"One source told CNN campaign officials are hoping this event will satisfy the president's thirst for the spotlight and reset the campaign's efforts," said Berman. "This is the 60th campaign rally for the president. So is there any reason to think that this event could move the needle?"
Scaramucci: Trump will ‘flip out on you’ if you lick your finger and touch something on his desk
On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," anchor Erin Burnett talked to former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci about President Donald Trump's hysteria over chief of staff Mick Mulvaney coughing in his presence.
"Does behavior like that from him, from the top, send a message about how he treats people or how others should treat people, or do you not have any concern?" asked Burnett.
"I — well, listen, I sort of think it's unfair. Every one of us have been temperamental from time to time," said Scaramucci, who was fired after just 10 days in the White House for extremely obscene comments about Steve Bannon. "I think it's very unfair to pick and choose these — clearly caught on camera. We're in the world of social media now. Many of us have said things that they've regretted saying, myself included especially, Erin. But what happens in the social media and our fishbowl — and the White House isn't even a fishbowl, it's a full-blown aquarium."