CNN’s Don Lemon’s panel brutally fact-check President Donald Trump after he made a false claim in an off the wall cabinets meeting on Wednesday.
During a meeting, Trump appeared to defend the Soviet Union.
“The reason Russia was in Afghanistan was that terrorists were going into Russia,” Trump told the press. “They were right to be there. The problem is, it was a tough fight.”
Lemon’s panel explained why Trump’s opinion on the Soviet Union is extremely “problematic.”
“Can you please provide a brief history lesson for this president?” Lemon asked The New Yorker’s, Susan Glasser.
“Historians may look back on this as the 63 seconds that brought them to their knees when it came to Donald Trump. He’s often ahistorical, but today’s rant, which included both appearing to endorse the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in 1979 and flash forward a decade, claiming that the Afghan war was the reason for the collapse of the Soviet Union are both wrong monumentally when it comes to the historical record,” she said.
“Trump’s own government, the U.S. State Department, just published a 954-page history of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan in December that he would have been well advised to check before making this claim,” she said.
National security analyst Steve Hall said that he has no idea why Trump would make such an outrageous claim.
“God only knows why the president says what it is that he says. It’s difficult to explain how wrong that is because of the motivations involved. I mean the Soviet Union was trying for world domination. Russia is trying to reassert itself on the geopolitical scene despite the fact that it’s a small economy,” Hall said.
He added, “But these equivalencies are very problematic because anytime you hold up the United States and its values and what it stands for as well as our western allies to things that Russia and the Soviet Union did in the past, that comparison does not stand up well. I have no idea why the president would try to do something like that.”
Watch the panel discussion below via CNN.
Pentagon gives senators classified briefing on UFOs reported by the Navy
While it might sound like something out of "The X-Files," Navy pilots have been seeing UFOs, and U.S. Senators now want to know what's happening.
According to Politico, three more senators met with Pentagon officials for a classified briefing Wednesday about encounters pilots are having with unidentified aircraft. It seems the Pentagon is getting more and more requests by officials with high clearances to figure out what's happening.
The crafts are, at their most basic, nothing more than "unidentified aircraft," and while it isn't likely they're little green men, there are some senators who might have concerns about whether these UFOs are actually a foreign adversary.
Tucker Carlson: If America is so racist, why is Cory Booker a senator?
Fox News host Tucker Carlson has made no secret of his contempt for multiculturalism, even going so far as to suggest that diversity is not our "strength."
At the same time, however, he firmly believes that America is not a racist country, and has no reason to give reparations to the descendants of enslaved Africans. The proof? New Jersey elected a black senator!
"Sen. Cory Booker made a guest appearance at the [reparations] hearing. He claimed that the same country that has made him one of the most powerful figures in the land, is in fact incorrigibly racist," said Carlson. He played a clip of Booker saying, "We as a nation have not yet truly acknowledged and grappled with racism and white supremacy that has tainted this country's founding and continues to persist in those deep racial disparities and inequalities today."
Wall Street Journal issues blistering op-ed asking Trump what the point is of a second term
In a blistering op-ed, the Wall Street Journal is asking President Donald Trump what the point of a second term is since he hasn't done anything in his first term.
During his rally in Orlando Tuesday, Trump repeated the same tired lines and same tired policies from 2016. The "Promises Made, Promises Kept" slogan shown over the crowd, yet the supporters didn't understand the irony.
"The most striking fact of his speech was how backward looking it was," the editorial board said. "Every incumbent needs to remind voters of his record, Mr. Trump more than most because the media are so hostile."