Politico’s Ben White slammed President Donald Trump’s 2019 budget proposal, saying it was “ridiculous” on its face and would haunt the president on the campaign trail.
“Where to start with it? I mean, it’s a fairly ridiculous document,” White said. “First of all, it’s obviously going in the trash on Capitol Hill and is not going to be considered as a serious proposal.”
“What Trump is setting himself up for is getting hammered on the campaign trail for proposing big cuts to Medicare, Social Security, social safety net programs, things he said he wouldn’t do, all for a document that is not going to get taken seriously,” he went on, saying neither the numbers nor the politics made any sense. “I don’t see a lot of good to come out of this for President Trump, to be honest with you.”
“Let’s remember what President Trump said on the campaign trail. Not only would he balance the budget, he would eliminate the federal debt entirely,” White continued. Trump’s budget “presumes the debt is going to grow under his presidency. It will be larger when he leaves than when he came in.”
“Frankly, I don’t think Republican voters at this point are all that interested in fiscal responsibility any more,” White added, saying Trump was using an outdated playbook better suited to the Tea Party movement from nearly 20 years ago. “They don’t want to hear about Medicare and Social Security cuts, it’s partly how he won.”
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CNN’s Republican anchor rips GOP for allowing Trump’s racism: ‘What a load of crap’
CNN anchor S.E. Cupp on Saturday blasted the Republican Party for enabling President Donald Trump's racism.
"Welcome to 'Unfiltered,' in what might be the ugliest week of his presidency so far, Donald Trump went from dipping a toe in the pool of white nationalism to bathing in it," Cupp declared.
First, there was the racist tweetstorm he told four women of color, elected representatives no less -- to go back to their own countries. Then his followers took his cues and responded, chanting “Send her back” about Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) at a rally in North Carolina," she reported.
The real problem wasn’t the racism — it was the Trump taking ‘the Lord’s name in vain’ twice: supporter
President Donald Trump was widely condemned after supporters at a campaign rally in West Virginia turned his racist "go back" message into a "Send Her Back" chant against one of a woman of color in Congress.
One Trump supporter in West Virginia also criticized the speech, but not for the racist targeting of Rep. Ilhan Omar.
State Senator Paul Hardesty, a Democrat, wrote to the White House to complain about Trump's use of the word "goddamn."
The letter was republished by the Montgomery-Herald.
Tongue-tied GOP strategist crashes and burns on-air while trying to deny Trump’s racism
Republican strategist Amy Tarkanian crashed and burned on CNN on Saturday while attempting to deny President Donald Trump's racism.
"I do not believe that the president’s tweets were racist. I do believe they were not well thought out. He needs that extra, 'Are you sure?' button on Twitter," Tarkanian argued.
"I'm a black man, I'm a Republican and a black man," the Rev. Joe Watkins interjected. "My mother's an immigrant, I would be angry if someone said that to my mother."
"Oh, it’s very offensive. But he did not say, because you are this color, go back to where you came from," Tarkanian argued. "I’m not supporting that tweet. Was it racist? No. Was it stupid? Yes."