On Friday, CNN’s Anderson Cooper sat down with one of the three Texas landowners who is pursuing a lawsuit against President Donald Trump over his border wall.
Despite Congress approving funds for barriers and fencing at the US-Mexico border, the president declared a national emergency in an effort to gain an additional $8 billion for his wall.
“When were you approached? How did you learn they wanted to build the wall on your property?” Cooper asked Texas resident Nayda Alvarez.
Alvarez said that she was approached in November about Trump wanting to build a wall, but refused to give her signature because the definition of his wall was so broad.
“I assume if they want to put a wall up in your location, do you see people crossing from Mexico through your property all the time?” Cooper asked.
Alvarez explained that she lived in her home for nearly 40 years and has never seen undocumented immigrants crossing the border.
“I see Border Patrol walking back and forth. I have caught them in my surveillance cameras. Have I ever caught [undocumented immigrants]? Not at all,” she said.
“What’s your message to President Trump?” Cooper said.
“My message is, I see no emergency. The only emergency that is out there is the man-made emergency created by someone at the White House because he wants to build the wall,” she said.
Alvarez added, “He has instilled fear in the people. He has based this fear on fake news and lies. They are over-exaggerated lies.”
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While it was dismissed by some as an overhyped media obsession, the presidential scandal that has come to be known as "Sharpiegate" was, in fact, an early warning sign of the truly catastrophic potential of Donald Trump.
The story arose out of Hurricane Dorian, which began its deliberate march up toward the East Coast of the United States in late August and early September of 2019. It ravaged the Bahamas, and officials feared the damage it could inflict stateside. But then came a Trump tweet on Sept. 1, and later comments to reporters, in which he warned that Alabama was in the storm's path. He said it was among the states "most likely be hit (much) harder than anticipated."
Florida governor finally releases the true numbers of people hospitalized with coronavirus
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis finally caved in to pressure to release the actual numbers of coronavirus cases in the state's hospitals.
Until Friday, DeSantis had refused to reveal the true numbers, leaving many in the state unaware of just how bad the cases were. According to the Orlando Sentinel, a whopping 7,000 Floridians are in hospitals hoping they survive the virus.
"The data, which for the first time breaks down the number of people in the hospital with coronavirus, was promised by the state two weeks ago," the report explained.
MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace asks why Bill Barr is trying to ‘erase Robert Mueller’s investigation’ before November
MSNBC host Nicolle Wallace returned to television Friday night to address what she called outright corruption in the Trump White House after another example of the president trying to escape the consequences of the law.
Wallace began by calling Attorney General William Barr nothing more than Trump's "bouncer."
"He has been intellectually overestimated from day one. He is not a mastermind of anything," said Wallace. "He is Donald Trump's body man."
She cited "well-sourced spin" coming from the White House Friday evening, because there were people that she said were "enlisted" with trying to talk Trump out of commuting Roger Stone's sentence. She anticipated that Barr and White House Counsel Pat Cipollone may huff and puff about the act, but that they won't quit over it. "And we should remember their names forever. They are all accomplices in the greatest corruption of one of the most sacred powers."