A Republican spokesperson, attempting to put a positive spin on President Donald Trump’s comments after a woman was killed at a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville in 2017, had her argument shot down by an MSNBC host who pointed out she was on the ground covering the tragedy.
During a discussion on Trump’s racism on a panel hosted by Morgan Radford, conservative Amy Tarkanian was asked, “Do you agree with Donald Trump when he said the KKK at Charlottesville who yelled ‘Jews will not replace us’ are very fine people and both sides are to blame?”
“He never said that,” Tarkanian shot back. “He said there were good people on both sides and he was referring to the Robert E. Lee statue and some people on one side who wanted to keep it for historical purposes and the other side who found it to be repulsive wanted it removed.”
“It had nothing to do with calling KKK members good, fine people,” she insisted.
Radford, who had been quiet as her panelists battled it out, jumped in to correct the record.
“Amy, I do have to interject, so we can keep our facts,” she explained. “As a reporter, who did cover Charlottesville, that was not only about that statue and people will admittedly tell you.”
“Okay, as well, he did not call KKK very fine people,” Tarkanian replied before she was the confronted about agreeing with Trump about an immigrant “invasion,” only to laugh when she was accused of racism and being admonished, “Don’t die on this hill.”
US House of Representatives kills attempt to impeach Trump
The U.S. House of Representatives by a wide margin just voted to not take action on a resolution to consider impeaching President Donald Trump over his racist remarks. The forced vote, which is still ongoing, currently stands at 331 in favor of "tabling," or putting aside, the motion, and 93 voting against tabling, meaning 93 voting to consider the motion.
The motion was brought by Democratic Congressman Al Green, who has been trying to impeach President Trump.This is the first time the House has weighed in officially on the issue.
Some who support impeachment voted against the motion, saying it needs to go through proper channels, generally the House Judiciary Committee.
‘Fat people don’t wear shorts’: North Carolina girl goes viral after being body shamed in church
On Wednesday, WCTI News Channel 12 reported on a viral video circulating of a girl in North Carolina being body-shamed at her own church by a community leader.
"She had came [sic] in and said you're too fat to wear those shorts, fat girls don't wear shorts," said 19-year-old Jenna Munger, describing the encounter, which happened as she was visiting the restroom while singing in the church choir.
On the video, which has already gathered more than 5 million views, the woman can be heard saying, "She's a chubby girl, but she's got a dress on that's appropriate; it comes down to the top of her knees."
Trump administration diverts development aid meant for Guatemala and Honduras to boost Venezuela’s Guaido
President Donald Trump's administration is diverting nearly $42 million intended for development aid in Guatemala and Honduras to support Venezuela's opposition chief Juan Guaido, including staff salaries, an internal document showed.
In a memo obtained by AFP, the US Agency for International Development called Venezuela's political crisis "a significant, exigent event in the US national interest" that required a switch in $41.9 million in funds.
The United States and more than 50 other countries recognize Guaido as president of Venezuela, but leftist leader Nicolas Maduro remains in power despite nearly half a year of international efforts.