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.
CNN’s Anderson Cooper exposes Trump’s lies on COVID deaths: He ‘doesn’t want you to know the whole story’
On CNN Tuesday, anchor Anderson Cooper laid into President Donald Trump for his false narratives about the coronavirus pandemic.
"New modeling from the University of Washington today forecasts 208,000 people in this country may be dead of COVID-19 by Election Day," said Cooper. "Which the president still does not seem to think is all that bad. Because he is still repeating the same falsehoods as ever about testing and mortality, which fell for a while, but is once again sadly, sickeningly, ticking up."
"We have more cases because we're doing more testing," said Trump in the clip. "We have more cases. If we did half the testing, we'd have far fewer cases but people don't view it that way. What they have to view, though, is if you look at the chart, and maybe Mike has it, but we looked at it before, if you look at the chart of deaths, deaths are way down. What we want to do is get our schools open. We want to get them open quickly, beautifully in the fall."
Trump’s record as one of the ‘dumbest students’ in college makes cheating story credible: Trump biographer
On Tuesday, Trump biographer David Cay Johnston discussed the allegation from Mary Trump's book that the president paid for someone to take his SAT — an accusation he denies vehemently.
"He claims he was a top student, best of the best. What do you make of this, David?" asked host Erin Burnett.
"The story makes perfect sense," said Johnston. "First of all, back in the 1960s, it was easy to have someone go and take your test for you. There weren't IDs and the checks we have today because of the kind of cheating. The idea that a rich boy paid someone else to take the test, to people of my generation, is no surprise. Trump claims he was a great student, yet one of his former professor described him as the 'blank blank dumbest student he's ever had,' but thinks he knows everything. There were no honors for Trump at Fordham or Penn."
Trump’s fans had a choice: They could reject his toxic nonsense or completely lose it. They chose B
The problem with Kanye or other political hobbyists running for president is that it further erodes the already threadbare integrity of our presidential politics, making it increasingly acceptable for other famous-for-being-famous nincompoops to run, and perhaps win. The last four years have illustrated how profoundly dangerous that can be.