President Donald Trump praised the oratory skills of right wing media personalities Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh, while disowning one of his most prominent conservative critics, Ann Coulter, at a combative and often bizarre address in the Rose Garden, during which he declared a national emergency over the border.
“Sean Hannity has been a terrific, terrific supporter of what I do,” Trump said fulsomely. “Not of me: if I change my views he wouldn’t be with me.”
“Rush Limbaugh, I think he’s a great guy. He can speak for three hours without a phone call, try doing that,” Trump continued. “He has one of the biggest audiences in the history of the world, this guy is unbelievable.”
The president had less friendly words for Ann Coulter, who helped goad him into launching the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.
Ann Coulter, don’t know her, I hardly know her, I haven’t spoken to her in way over a year,” Trump insisted. He added that he had “nothing against her,” but that he had gone “off the reservation” when she began attacking him.
“Laura has been great, Laura Ingraham. Tucker Carlson has been great,” he continued. “People get what we’re doing. They get it. They really get it. And I’m honored by it.”
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‘There are some women who’d beg to differ’: Watch CNN anchor’s epic response to sexism in politics
On Saturday, CNN anchor S.E. Cupp gave a passionate lecture about the sexism female politicians face during political campaigns.
The host read a quote from a "top" advisor to former Vice President Joe Biden.
“I don't know of anybody who has taken as sustained and vitriolic a negative pounding as Biden ...really the most vicious press I think anyone's experienced,” the Biden advisor told Politico.
"Come again? What's that now?" Cupp asked in disbelief.
"I think there are some women who beg to differ," she noted.
‘What was he talking about?’ CNN’s Angela Rye baffled by Joe Biden’s ‘victim-blaming’ rant about black families
The former executive director of the Congressional Black Caucus was baffled by an exchange during the third Democratic debate.
"I’ve seen a lot of criticism of former Vice President Joe Biden over this exchange," CNN's Jake Tapper said, playing a clip.
"What responsibility do you think that Americans need to take to repair the legacy of slavery in our country?" moderator Linsey Davis asked Biden on Thursday.
"We bring social workers into homes and parents to help them deal with how to raise their children. It is not they don’t want to help. They don’t know quite what to do. Play the radio. Make sure the television — excuse me make sure that you have the record player on at night, the phone —" Biden said.
Pennsylvania Trump voter shreds president for breaking promises to Rust Belt: ‘He pulled a Houdini on us’
A Pennsylvania man who voted for President Donald Trump in 2016 told CNN on Friday that he's bitterly disappointed in how he's seen no progress in manufacturing jobs returning to his community.
John Golomb, a retired steel worker who backed the president in 2016 because of his promises to bring back good paying jobs to the Rust Belt, explained to CNN that Trump gave his community false hope about an economic revival during his first presidential campaign.
"We had Donald Trump come here and profess about reviving American steel," he said. "That's just what all of us steelworkers wanted to hear!"