President Donald Trump got visibly annoyed when reporters asked him about the opinions of the border among his administration’s Intelligence Officials.
A reporter asked if he spoke to the officials, which the president said he did.
“I did and they said they were totally taken out of context,” Trump said.
He added that the officials claimed reports were fake news.
The reporter interrupted to say that the officials testified before Congress and were recorded on television saying something contrary.
“Excuse me, excuse me!” an irritated Trump said. He went on to tell the reporter they were there to talk about China.
He said that the assessment by intelligence chiefs about border security doesn’t mean anything because “we need a wall.”
“But they didn’t bring it up as part of the national security assessment,” the reporter said.
“Next,” Trump said pointing to someone else.
Intelligence officials have said it is impossible for them to get Trump to believe their reports. He prefers a chosen reality.
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Pompeo State Dept. homepage advocates ‘being a Christian leader’ — here’s why that’s more disturbing than it sounds
The link on the State Dept. homepage goes to a video and the text of Pompeo’s speech to the American Association of Christian Counselors in Nashville, Tennessee on October 11.
Russia denies US news report it bombed 4 Syria hospitals in 12 hours
Russia on Monday denied a US newspaper report that its warplanes bombed four hospitals in rebel-held territory in Syria over a period of 12 hours this year.
The Russian defence ministry rubbished the claim in a report by The New York Times, saying "the alleged 'evidence' provided by the NYT is not worth even the paper it was printed on".
The May strikes -- which the newspaper tied to Moscow through Russian radio recordings, plane spotter logs and accounts by witnesses -- are part of a larger pattern of medical facilities targeted by forces supporting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in the country's devastating civil war.
Black family arrested for ‘loitering’ on their own front lawn
On October 1, a black family was standing in the front yard of their home, when police approached. They were arrested for loitering even though they were on their own property, reports KYW news.
Loitering offenses have historically been used as a way to purge people seen as undesirable, such as the homeless, from public spaces.
Now, the family is demanding answers from the Chester Township Police Department in Pennsylvania.
"It's a terrifying thing. It makes me feel as though the police can knock down your door, and drag you out of your home at anytime," Rachel Briggs told KYW. "This is an incident that made me feel like I'm a prisoner in my own home," she added. Her sons and nephew were dragged off to jail, where they spent the night while the family scrambled to make their bail.