During an appearance on CNN on Saturday morning, law professor Alan Dershowitz addressed both who he thought President Donald Trump should appoint to the Supreme Court as well as his social problems on Martha’s Vineyard, where he claims he is being shunned over his defense of the president.
Speaking with host Michael Smerconish, Dershowitz surprisingly — or maybe not surprisingly — endorsed conservative Judge Brett Kavanaugh which led host Smerconish to quip how that would go over with his liberal neighbors on Martha’s Vineyard.
“That answer cost you three more invitations on Martha’s Vineyards,” Smerconish joked.
‘That’s okay, I don’t mind, I’m winning the battle on Martha’s Vineyard,” Dershowitz replied. “The people on Martha’s Vineyard are reasonable and decent. They have begun to condemn the small number if people who have said, because you have spent your life defending everybody’s civil liberties, we will stop stalking to you.”
“Look, everybody would have been happier, including me, if Hillary Clinton had been elected president,” he continued. “If she were being impeached or prosecuted or threatened. I’d be her strongest champion. I actually wrote a book defending Bill Clinton’s right to not be impeached. I would be making them for Hillary Clinton rather than helping Donald Trump by making the civil liberty arguments.”
“It’s about intolerance and unwillingness to talk,” Dershowitz claimed. “Conservatives are being shunned. Conservatives are being denied the right to speak on college campuses. You see serious people, adults wanting safe spaces, trigger warnings, not to be confronted with a view they support if it applied to a different person and Hillary Clinton rather than Donald Trump.”
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‘Don’t be a sucker’: CNN’s Cuomo begs viewers not to let Trump’s antics distract from the horror of COVID deaths
On Wednesday's edition of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," Chris Cuomo warned viewers not to be taken in by President Donald Trump's distraction tactics — and instead focus on the loss of human life from the coronavirus pandemic.
"It's a sad night. I don't know any other way to put it," said Cuomo. "I don't even like that the music's playing, to be honest. It's just three months. We've lost a hundred thousand lives. Do you need band music to tell you it's something urgent?"
"We were told this pandemic would magically disappear without any real trouble. A couple dozen cases," said Cuomo. "Today, did you hear what our president, Donald John Trump, said to calm and reassure our nerves, that we will do everything we can to keep us safe as we reopen and that he will make it his life's focus because that what a president does? Did you hear him say that? Me either. Not a damn word from Trump as this country is just struggling to get our heads and our hearts, let alone our hands around processing such loss so quickly. Suddenly he is now at a loss. Not even a tweet."
‘There needs to be a prosecution’ of cop who killed George Floyd: CNN guest says ‘call it what it is’
On CNN Wednesday, criminal defense attorney Joey Jackson walked through why the Minneapolis police officer responsible for George Floyd's suffocation death must be prosecuted.
"Bottom line, question here from looking at this, should the officer face charges?" asked host Erin Burnett.
"Erin, I don't think there is any question about that, and I think if you look at it, under any reasonable measure there needs to be a prosecution," said Jackson. "You know, when you look at issues of excessive force — and I know this comes with a lot of emotion, and it should because of the blatant nature of what occurred. But if you even look at it legally and forget about the emotion, you look and you see, was there an imminent fear that the officer was facing when he had his knee in the neck of Mr. Floyd? And the answer is resoundingly no. You look at the force he used, that is the officer, and you say is it proportionate to whatever threat was posed? The answer is no, you don't see any threat. You see a person detained and really not resisting at all."
CNN’s John King astonished Trump keeps tweeting things that would get anyone else ‘fired in a snap’
CNN's John King on Wednesday expressed shock that no one has been able to convince President Donald Trump to stop tweeting unfounded conspiracy theories about MSNBC host Joe Scarborough murdering a staffer 20 years ago.
During an interview with David Gergen, King said it was particularly jarring to see Trump, in the middle of a pandemic that has killed 100,000 Americans, to be tweeting things that "if I tweeted them, we would be fired in a snap."
Gergen then looked back at how past presidents have handled tragedies, and he said Trump pales in comparison to all of them.
"This should be a week of national mourning, to have 100,000 deaths, the number we'll reach in the next two or three days, and the country is saddened by that," he said. "Traditionally, presidents bring us together for occasions like this. They brought comfort, they met privately with the families of the victims and cheered people up... and here now, we have completely the opposite. It's very, very sad."