Conservative columnist Max Boot upset many people after he called out President Donald Trump for transforming the Republican party into a “white-nationalist party with a conservative fringe.”
On Thursday, Republican strategist Paris Dennard said Boot was full of lies during a panel discussion with CNN’s John Berman. “I think that Max has actually just mouthed off a lot of falsehood in the characterization of President Trump and his positions.”
However, Boot wouldn’t let Dennard finish his sentence before he interrupted. “Can you name one falsehood from what I just said? Can you name one — you accused me of falsehoods. Could you please list those falsehoods for me?” Boot said.
“First, you said the president referred to Hispanics as animals. I think what he was specifically talking about was the gang members,” Dennard said.
“That was the cover story. He uses dehumanizing terminology to refer to immigrants. He also says they feast and breed. That is not a falsehood,” Boot responded.
“You accused me of falsehood, and you have not listed a single falsehood,” Boot said.
Dennard went on to talk about the so-called growth of the Republican party.
“For every establishment type like Max that chooses to leave the party, there are more and more people that look like me and less like Max, who are joining the party, and that actually like what President Trump stands for and likes his leadership.”
Dennard continued to rant about how the GOP has embraced him.
“Max, you can leave and that’s fine, but the more people that look like me, and people that look like you, people forgotten are signing onto his message. That’s why thousands are standing in line right now to see him at a rally in Montana. They are responding to his positive message.”
Sailing among the stars: Here’s how photons could revolutionize space flight
A few days from now, a SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket will lift off from Florida, carrying a satellite the size of a loaf of bread with nothing to power it but a huge polyester "solar sail."
It's been the stuff of scientists' dreams for decades but has only very recently become a reality.
The idea might sounds crazy: propelling a craft through the vacuum of space with no engine, no fuel, and no solar panels, but instead harnessing the momentum of packets of light energy known as photons -- in this case from our Sun.
The spacecraft to be launched on Monday, called LightSail 2, was developed by the Planetary Society, a US organization that promotes space exploration which was co-founded by the legendary astronomer Carl Sagan in 1980.
Russians to prod Putin on poverty and his personal life as his ratings tank
Russians are set to ask President Vladimir Putin about growing poverty at home and tensions abroad during an annual televised phone-in Thursday, which comes following a fall in his approval ratings.
The leader is also likely to face a degree of grilling on his personal life, according to questions submitted by the public online ahead of the live show.
Set to be held for the 17th time since Putin came to power in 1999, the show starts at 0900 GMT and usually lasts several hours.
Ahead of the carefully choreographed show, more than one million questions had been submitted, organisers told Russian news agencies.
Trump could turn on Hope Hicks just like Michael Cohen: Trump family biographer warns
Trump family biographer Emily Jane Fox explained that she didn't think that the president would turn on long-time aide Hope Hicks, but then again, it was the same thought about Michael Cohen as well.
In a panel discussion about Hicks' testimony during MSNBC's Brian Williams' Wednesday show, Fox recalled that Micahel Cohen once said that he would take a bullet for the president. Once it appeared that Trump would throw him under the bus, Cohen began looking for a way out.
The same scenario seems to be happening with Hicks now.
"She works at new Fox, which is a company run by a Murdoch son," Fox said. "It's a company that's brand new. She's the head of communications there. And there are shareholders who would take issue with the fact that a senior member of this company is being put in this situation and being thrust on the world stage."