White House press secretary Sarah Sanders suggested on Fox News that new House Speaker Nancy Pelosi might call for the removal of fences from private property.
The California Democrat said President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall was an “immorality between countries,” as the federal government remains shut down over White House demands for funding, and “Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy asked whether Pelosi would say the same about fences.
“That is a great question,” Sanders said. “I wonder if she will go on a crusade and take down all the fences and walls across this country? I certainly hope not.”
“I’m sure the people that have them around their homes, that institutions that have them, the Vatican or anywhere else will not be real happy with the fact Nancy Pelosi is calling their walls and their security immoral,” she continued. “It has never been immoral to protect people. In fact, it is the absolute first duty that the president and Congress have is to protect the American people.”
.@PressSec on Pelosi calling a wall "immoral": "I wonder if she will go on crusade to take down all the walls across this country? I hope not. People that have them around homes, institutions, the Vatican, anywhere else will not be happy w/Pelosi calling their security immoral." pic.twitter.com/27klirqkvK
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Hong Kong leader apologizes as rally chokes city
About two million protesters choked Hong Kong's streets in a powerful rebuke of a reviled extradition law, organisers said Sunday, piling pressure on the city's embattled pro-Beijing leader who apologised for causing "conflict" but refused to step down.
The show of force saw vast crowds marching for hours in tropical heat, calling for the resignation of chief executive Carrie Lam, who was forced to suspend the bill as public anger mounted.
Throngs of largely black-clad protesters snaked their way for miles through the streets to the city's parliament -- with the organisers' estimate for the crowd size doubling an already record-breaking demonstration the previous Sunday in the city of 7.3 million.
John Oliver perfectly explains the Mueller report in a way all Americans can understand
The overwhelming majority of Americans have not read the 400-plus-page report from special counsel Robert Mueller.
As it stands, it's unclear how many elected officials have either. It's become a problem for Democrats, who would like to impeach the president but can't get the American people to pay attention long enough.
"Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver has a solution. In his Sunday show, Oliver outlined a vital piece of the report that outlined just one of many obstructions of justice at the hand of President Donald Trump.
After he outlined what impeachment is, he showed Trump talking about the law that claims it's for "high crimes and misdemeanors." According to Trump, he has to be accused of both because it says "and." An annoyed Oliver corrected the president's incorrect assessment.
John Oliver unleashes epic supercut of Fox News host who can’t stop bragging about learning German in high school
Fox News host Brian Kilmeade took German as his foreign language in high school. If you didn't know that, then you likely don't watch Fox News, because the host has made a claim several dozen times.
HBO host John Oliver spent a few moments out of his Sunday episode of "Last Week Tonight" to mock Kilmeade for his desire to remind people of his three years of classes frequently.
Kilmeade has talked about it so many times that his co-hosts began preempting his comment every time the country of Germany is mentioned, or the German Chancellor Angela Merkel appears on the screen.
Watch the hilarious mockery below: