The controversy over Rep. Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) comments, perceived as anti-Semitic, spurred Democrats to pass a resolution condemning “anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism and other forms of bigotry” Thursday.
Over the past week, Republicans and President Donald Trump have denounced Omar. Yet, prominent members of the GOP and Trump himself have trafficked in far worse anti-Semitism than Omar, including Trump’s refusal to condemn fascist marchers in Charlottesville, North Carolina.
On Friday, Trump said that Democrats have become an “anti-Israel” and “anti-Jewish party.”
Reacting to his comments on CNN, Daily Beast editor Jackie Kucinich ran through Trump’s long history of bigotry, calling his condemnation of Omar “shameless.”
“The President likes to go to extremes. I think that is what he is doing here,” Kucinich said. “It is shameless considering his own not only failing to condemn Charlottesville on the first try. Let’s not forget during the campaign he was retweeting memes that showed Hillary Clinton with a Star of David on the back drop of money. It is also anti-Semitic. The list goes on and on and on.”
Trump just gave Don McGahn a reason to testify to Congress — ‘’and it won’t be good for the president’: CNN analyst
During a panel discussion on Donald Trump's latest attacks on former White House counsel Don McGahn -- accusing him of lying to special counsel Robert Mueller to make himself look good -- a CNN analyst suggested the president may come to regret his comments.
Speaking with CNN fill-in host Alex Marquardt, every member of the panel said there was no way that McGahn would lie while under oath when he spoke with Justice Department officials.
Sarah Sanders’ replacement ‘won’t last one day’ if they won’t lie for Trump like she did: CNN host
During a panel discussion on White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders' plan to depart her job working for President Donald Trump, CNN host Kate Bolduan scoffed at the idea that the president will employ anyone who doesn't lie like he does.
Speaking with CNN media analyst Brian Stelter, Bolduan asked about Sanders contentious tenure and her abrasive nature with the press.
"Essentially the post hasn't been filled in the traditional sense for a long time," Stelter explained. "95 days without a traditional briefing. Clearly, he's going to appoint somebody. The white house communications director role hasn't been filled in the way it traditionally is."
Ex-White House aide snaps at CNN’s Camerota after she calls out Sarah Sander’s lies
In a frequently contentious interview with CNN's Alisyn Camerota, former White House Communications director Anthony Scaramucci snapped at the CNN host when she pointed out exiting White House spokesperson Sarah Sanders' history of lying and attacking the press.
Asked about the timing of Sanders' departure, Scaramucci said the spokesperson had done her time -- one year serving on then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign and two years in the White House.
"She did a great job," Scaramucci attempted. "I know people have mixed views of her in places like this but I love her and think she did a great job and she is as an honest broker."