Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders held a press conference Monday where she defended President Donald Trump’s rhetoric, which critics say has fueled real-world violence like the shooting that left 11 dead in a Pittsburgh synagogue.
Sanders seemed to run a gamut of emotions during the presser, seemingly tearing up when she talked about Trump’s Jewish grandchildren and lashing out a reporters who pressed her on Trump’s speech.
When MSNBC’s Hallie Jackson pushed Sanders to explain her previous claim that Trump was on the attack because of the midterms, Sanders pushed back.
“No, it’s not because of the midterms,” Sanders claimed. “I’ve defended the president fighting back when he’s regularly attacked, there’s a difference.” she said. “Doesn’t matter if there’s a midterm. The president is going to fight back.”
Jackson continued to question Sanders about the president’s seeming refusal to tone down his attacks.
“But at what point, does a national tragedy take precedence over the president needing to punch back?” Jackson asked.
Sanders chronicled the president’s achievements during his first two years in office and chided the media for ignoring positive developments.
“It would be nice if every once in a while we could focus on the positive things the president has done instead of just attacking him.”
Sanders then ended the press conference.
French directors guild to propose suspending Polanski
A French organisation of more than 200 film-makers said Monday it will propose new rules for members charged or convicted of sexual violence, which could lead to the suspension of French-Polish director Roman Polanski.
The board of the ARP directors' guild voted to present to its members "new procedures to suspend any member facing legal charges, and expel any member convicted, especially for crimes of a sexual nature," said Pierre Jolivet, ARP president.
The proposed rules for suspension "would affect Roman Polanski whose judicial case is still open in the United States and for which he has been charged," Jolivet added
Trump official Mina Chang quits after being busted inflating her resumé
President Donald Trump has lost another top official in his State Department, days after Marie Yovanovitch testified the department had been "hollowed out."
"Mina Chang, a high-ranking State Department staffer who vaulted into the public spotlight after NBC reported she had inflated her resumé, has resigned from her position," Politico reported Monday.
Popular right-wing radio host says he was fired in the middle of his show for criticizing Trump
Liberals and progressives aren’t the only ones right-wing media can be unfair to: they can also be horribly unfair to conservatives. And one of them appears to be radio host Craig Silverman, who says he was fired by Denver’s KNUS 710 AM on Saturday for criticizing President Donald Trump on the air.
As much as right-wing outlets complain about “political correctness” and hypersensitive liberal “snowflakes” who are intolerant of other points of view, those same outlets often expect their employees to be in total lockstep politically — which, in 2019, often means not saying a word against Trump. According to Silverman, he was doing a segment on the late right-wing attorney Roy Cohn (who represented Trump in the 1970s) when KNUS’ program director entered the studio and told him, “You’re done.”