Political commentator, Symone Sanders, called out President Donald Trump for his attempt to distract the news cycle from covering the latest in the Paul Manafort trial.
On Wednesday, the White House released a statement saying that they would revoke the security clearances of former CIA Director John Brennan. However, the press release was dated nearly a month ago.
“The date on President Trump’s statement about revoking John Brennan’s security clearance? July 26. Three weeks ago. I guess it’s just a coincidence that the White House decided to announce this as they struggle to deal with the fallout from Omarosa’s book,” CNN’s Kaitlan Collins tweeted.
The date on President Trump’s statement about revoking John Brennan’s security clearance? July 26. Three weeks ago. I guess it’s just a coincidence that the White House decided to announce this as they struggle to deal with the fallout from Omarosa’s book. pic.twitter.com/c6TvfmOD9e
— Kaitlan Collins (@kaitlancollins) August 15, 2018ADVERTISEMENT
“Why do you think they released it today?” CNN’s Jake Tapper asked Sanders.
“You know, I think someone wants to muck up the news cycle, Jake,” Sanders jokingly responded.
“I think this is ridiculous. This is nothing short of extraordinary and we should all be scared about the state of our democracy,” she said. “The president sent his White House press secretary out there today to basically poop on the people from the press secretary podium.”
Sanders then called out Congress for not holding the president accountable.
“What is happening here? What is Congress going to do? Congress, as I like to remind people, is a co-equal branch of government. What will Congress do? Is Paul Ryan going to say that he didn’t see this in the news cycle today?” she said.
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WATCH: Civil rights icon John Lewis drops the hammer on Trump — and has no qualms about calling his remarks racist
On Tuesday, the fallout continued from remarks President Trump made telling four freshman congresswomen -- and women of color -- that they should go back to their own countries.
While some prominent Republicans criticized the president, they stopped short of calling his comments racist.
MSNBC reported Tuesday that Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) -- a civil rights icon -- deemed Trump's remarks racist.
"This is not any, any way for the president of the United States of America to be attacking to be saying what he's saying about these young women," Lewis said.
"It's just dead wrong. We must use everything in a nonviolent way to say that it's wrong."
Trump believes white nationalism is a winning strategy — because Fox News tells him so
Donald Trump thinks white nationalism is going to win him the 2020 election. This much is clear. Trump's racist Twitter rant on Sunday — in which he suggested that four nonwhite congresswomen, three of whom were born in the United States, are "originally" from somewhere else and should therefore "go back" — might have seemed at first like a spontaneous eruption of racist rage from the simmering bigot in the White House.
Soon, however, it became clear that this was strategic. Trump thinks it's a winning move to echo the claims of David Duke and other white nationalists who believe the United States is for white people. He justified his racism by saying that "many people agree with me," and by continuing to rave on Twitter about how the real purveyors of "racist hatred" are those who look askance at his embracing the rhetoric of Stormfront and the KKK.
‘White supremacy is a hell of a drug’: columnist explains the GOP’s garbled response to Trump
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump addressed comments he'd made telling four freshman congresswomen -- all American citizens and women of color -- to go back to their countries.
The comments set off a furor that the president was being outwardly racist.
“It's up to them. They can do what they want. They can leave, they can stay, but they should love our country,” the president told reporters Tuesday when he was asked about his remarks.
On CNN Tuesday, New York Times columnist Wajahat Ali explained how Donald Trump's comments -- and his Republican counterparts' refusal to call them racist -- is rooted in a dangerous white supremacy, or terror at the "browning of America."