President Donald Trump has spent Labor Day sending out angry tweets at Attorney General Jeff Sessions for allowing the Department of Justice to prosecute his political allies for corruption.
A CNN panel responded to the president’s tweets by noting how shocking it is to see a president regularly attack his own attorney general. The panelists also noted, however, that Trump’s panicky tweets show that he’s in a very weak position in which he has no real control over what happens at the DOJ.
“He has no poker face,” said Karine Jean-Pierre, a senior adviser at MoveOn.org. “Whatever he is feeling, he tweets it out. The problem that he really has, that we’re learning from polls, is that the tweets do not work. If anything, they backfire. This is not helping him at all, but the walls are closing in on him.”
Conservative Amanda Carpenter agreed with Jean-Pierre that the president’s tweets reflect someone who is flailing impotently trying to make sure Democrats don’t retake the House of Representatives, which would give them subpoena power to access his tax returns.
“I think [Sessions] is pretty well dug in here, that whatever happens is going to happen,” she said. “If Donald Trump has to fire him, he can fire him. This tweet today is really… it’s confusing but not subtle. The president is essentially setting the stage to blame Jeff Sessions for two Republican losses.”
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‘You have to think about it?’ Kris Kobach goes down in epic flames when CNN’s Cuomo asks if he’d vote for a racist
Kris Kobach went down in flames going up against CNN host Chris Cuomo on Tuesday, as the Kansas Republican attempted to "explain" what President Donald Trump "really said" about the four congresswomen of color he attacked Sunday.
Cuomo read Trump's quotes aloud asking if they were racist.
"Now you're editorializing it," Kobach said. "The problem with Twitter, it's 140 characters and since it's so vague--"
As a point of fact, Trump used three tweets to say what he said about the women, not editing it down to 280 characters.
"He said the words," Cuomo fact-checked.
CNN blasted for giving a platform to white supremacist Richard Spencer to defend Trump’s racism
CNN was highly criticized on Monday for interviewing Richard Spencer, an avowed white supremacist who took part in the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"CNN interviewed white supremacist Richard Spencer during a Tuesday segment on President Donald Trump’s racist tweets, in another example of a news outlet inadvertently giving a large platform to white supremacists," The Daily Beast reported.
Texas Republican women think Trump wasn’t being racist — because ‘he didn’t say a color’
On Tuesday, CNN reporter Randi Kaye interviewed a group of eight Texas GOP women about President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four black and brown congresswomen who have criticized him. And they broadly refused to accept that his behavior was racist.
"How many of you don’t think what the president said was racist, raise your hand?" said Kaye, continuing in a voiceover, "These eight Republican women from Dallas don't see anything wrong with President Trump telling four Democratic Congress to go back to where they came from.
"He was saying if they hate America so much because what we’re seeing out of them and hearing out of them, they hate America," said one woman. "If it’s so bad, there's a lot of places they can go."