In response to President Donald Trump’s views and actions towards immigrants, CNN’s Chris Cuomo shared a heartfelt testimony where he challenged the president to remember his roots.
“My ancestors on both sides were almost completely uneducated, illiterate and in no way high skilled. I loved them, I miss them. That’s the truth,” Cuomo said.
“They served in the military, they dug ditches, did construction, worked their way into businesses, build homes of their own, they put their kids into public education. A generation later, they had a governor, them one after that, they had another governor, and an anchor at CNN. My sisters are cancer doctors, and lawyers, people who house the homeless,” he said.
Cuomo goes on to give a heart-wrenching testimony of his family history and challenges the president to “remember where you come from.”
“My story is common. So my argument is this. How many of you would be here, if America was like what Trump wants it to be now? I wouldn’t. Would you? So the question is this, Mr. President, are you going to forget where you come from?”
Watch the video below via CNN.
Hong Kong leader abandons policy speech after heckles from lawmakers
Hong Kong's embattled leader abandoned a State of the Union-style speech on Wednesday after she was heckled by rowdy opposition lawmakers during chaotic scenes inside the city's legislature.
The speech by chief executive Carrie Lam was billed as an attempt to win hearts and minds after four months of seething pro-democracy protests.
Instead, it laid bare the intense polarisation coursing through the semi-autonomous financial hub after weeks of huge and increasingly violent rallies.
And it was swiftly dismissed by protesters who called for a new rally on Sunday.
Lam, who has historic low approval ratings, tried twice to begin her policy address inside the Legislative Council which had opened for a new session some three months after it was trashed by masked protesters.
‘Defiant message’ as North Korea’s Kim rides white horse on sacred mountain
Aides to Kim Jong Un are convinced the North Korean leader plans "a great operation", state media said on Wednesday in a report that included lavish descriptions and images of the leader riding a white horse up North Korea’s most sacred mountain.
In the photos released by state news agency KCNA, Kim is seen riding alone on a large white horse through snowy fields and woods on Mt Paektu, the spiritual homeland of the Kim dynasty.
“His march on horseback in Mt Paektu is a great event of weighty importance in the history of the Korean revolution,” KCNA said.
Never-before-seen tax docs show Trump’s businesses made themselves seem more profitable to lenders and less profitable to tax officials
Documents obtained by ProPublica show stark differences in how Donald Trump’s businesses reported some expenses, profits and occupancy figures for two Manhattan buildings, giving a lender different figures than they provided to New York City tax authorities. The discrepancies made the buildings appear more profitable to the lender — and less profitable to the officials who set the buildings’ property tax.
For instance, Trump told the lender that he took in twice as much rent from one building as he reported to tax authorities during the same year, 2017. He also gave conflicting occupancy figures for one of his signature skyscrapers, located at 40 Wall Street.