On Monday, President Donald Trump introduced a U.S. Border Patrol agent by saying “he speaks perfect English.”
CNN’s White House reporter, Jeremy Diamond, was stunned that President Trump would make such a disparaging comment while at an event aimed towards honoring officials of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).
“It was an interesting moment during this event during which the president was trying to honor CBP and I.C.E. agents. The president pointed out, in particular, this man named Adrian — he didn’t mention his last name. He brought him up to commend him for his actions,” Diamond told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin.
He added, “This officer seems to be of Latino descent. It is interesting to have the president make that kind of a comment about a U.S. law enforcement officer, of course, he speaks perfect English — he is a U.S. law enforcement officer.”
Diamond said President Trump also mispronounced the abbreviation CBP six times.
“The president referred at least six times to CBP as CBC. Unclear why, but we were able to have a look at the teleprompter. It does appear to have said CBP — Customs and Border Protection agency. That’s another notable moment there,” he concluded.
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ran warned Sunday that the fate of a UK-flagged tanker it seized in the Gulf depends on an investigation, as Britain prepared for an emergency security meeting on Tehran's action.
Iranian authorities impounded the Stena Impero with 23 crew members aboard off the port of Bandar Abbas after the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps seized it Friday in the highly sensitive Strait of Hormuz.
Video footage released by Iran showed the Stena Impero tanker being surrounded by speedboats before troops in balaclavas descend a rope from a helicopter onto the vessel.
In an audio recording of a radio exchange, an Iranian officer can be heard ordering the tanker to change course "immediately".
For Cubans — a day at the beach is no easy task
Cuba's constitution guarantees its people access to its beaches, but many locals are unable to enjoy the island's pristine white sands and crystal clear blue waters.
While foreign tourists flock to such paradisiacal Havana sites as Varadero, which was this year named the second most-beautiful beach in the world by American travel website TripAdvisor, Cubans are typically found elsewhere.
"Not many tourists come here," said 43-year-old Rey Gonzalez, who was enjoying a day at Guanabo, a beach east of the capital.
Guanabo's sand isn't as white and the water not quite as clear as Varadero's, but that mattered little to Gonzalez, who was there with his family.