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.”
‘Stop ignoring facts for political advantage’: CNN’s Cuomo tears into Trump’s refusal to lead on coronavirus
On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," Chris Cuomo — still battling his own bout with COVID-19 — laid into President Donald Trump's lack of leadership throughout the crisis.
"Stop ignoring the facts for political advantage. Get real. The past is over," said Cuomo. "There can be no more letting politics reinforce our worst instincts. We need to build on our best instincts. And that said, what I'm asking you all to do now, the man at the top refuses to change."
He displayed a clip of Trump being confronted at the day's press conference, by his February claim that cases would soon be down to zero. "Well, the cases really didn't build up for awhile, but you have to understand, I'm a cheerleader for this country," said Trump in the clip. "I don't want to create havoc and shock and everything else. I'm not going to go out and start screaming, this could happen, this could happen."
‘He’s continuing to lie’: Anderson Cooper slams Trump’s two-faced attack on mail-in voting
On CNN Tuesday, anchor Anderson Cooper tore into President Donald Trump's attacks on mail-in voting.
"The president also today continued to spread falsehoods about voter fraud as a reason not to have wider vote-by-mail efforts in the general election," said Cooper. "Many Wisconsin voters are having to stand in line to vote today because the two separate court decisions by the state and U.S. Supreme Court prevented Wisconsin from moving its election day, also extending the deadline to receive mail-in ballots. Never mind the hypocrisy, pointing to the president, he himself voted by mail-in ballot. This is what he said."