Brian Karem, the White House correspondent for Playboy, uncorked an angry rant against President Donald Trump and his proposed border wall on Thursday.
During a CNN panel discussing the government shutdown, Karem declared that Trump’s wall was now just a symbol of his massive ego and had nothing to do with actual border security.
“This whole issue is just a crock from start to finish,” he said. “He picked it up on the campaign trail as something to appease the masses and play to his base. It’s not going to stop terrorism, it’s not going to be 2,000 miles long as originally planned, it’s not going to be see-through, it’s not going to be eco-friendly, it’s not going to be slats or heads on pikes or a beaded curtain, or anything else! You can’t wall that border!”
He then pointed out that drug cartels already had multiple ways, including large networks of underground tunnels, to bypass the wall and bring narcotics across the border.
“It’s garbage!” he thundered. “This whole issue is a monument to his self-aggrandizement, it always has been. It will never stop terrorism, it won’t stop drugs… This issue is the biggest crock on the agenda of the president, it always has been.”
Watch the video below.
Republican slams Trump for eroding ‘the very basis of what America is all about’
On Monday, President Donald Trump doubled down on comments that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) should leave America if they're so unhappy with the status quo.
He posted a series of tweets making the same point over the weekend. In response, former Ohio Governor John Kasich tweeted his displeasure at the President's behavior.
What @realDonaldTrump said about Democrat women in Congress is deplorable and beneath the dignity of the office. We all, including Republicans, need to speak out against these kinds of comments that do nothing more than divide us and create deep animosity - maybe even hatred.
Damning CNN timeline shows how Trump ‘thinks white people matter more than nonwhite people’
CNN's Brianna Keilar on Monday delivered a damning verdict on President Donald Trump's racist attacks on Democratic lawmakers -- and she backed it up with a timeline of the president's bigoted words and actions.
During a segment about Trump’s weekend tweets, in which he told Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) to “go back” to their countries despite the fact that all four are American citizens, Keilar argued that the president's racism is part of a pattern of bigotry that's followed him throughout his life.
"This fits a pattern to the president who has long made it clear that he thinks white people matter more than nonwhite people, even if they're American," she said. "30 years ago he called for the death penalty for the Central Park Five, five minority youths who were falsely accused of rape. Trump [is] still refusing to believe their innocence 16 years after they were exonerated."
Trump and Pence’s racist weekend spectacle was no accident: It’s the re-election plan
If you doubted that the 2020 presidential campaign will be the ugliest you've ever experienced, the past few days should have disabused you of that. It's been a descent into grotesque racism and xenophobia on a level we haven't seen in our national politics for many decades. And it's not just a matter of Donald Trump acting out and having one of his regular tantrums. There's a rationale behind his behavior that's extremely disturbing.
As everyone is well aware by now — or should be — the refugee camps at the border are a national disgrace. If this was happening in another country (and if we had a different president) the United States would be leading the charge to condemn what was happening. The plight of families, particularly the kids, is an ongoing nightmare and Trump seems determined to exploit the pain and suffering of these vulnerable people to keep the country in a constant state of hysteria.