On Monday, Republican strategist Rick Santorum railed against President Donald Trump after he went off on a Twitter storm over the weekend.
Trump disgracefully tweeted insults about the late Senator John McCain.
“Senator Santorum, if someone’s dad or uncle sent out 29 tweets or re-tweets in one day, wouldn’t their family be a little concerned or have a Twittervention?” Cooper asked.
“There’s nothing I’m going to do to defend the president in this,” Santorum said. “I’ve said it many times and I’ll say it, he gets in the way. A CNN poll shows that 71 percent of the people think that the economy is on the right track and things are going well. He’s doing a good job in many respects as president and then he does this.”
He added. “This diverts attention away from the job he’s doing and some of the things that are positive and just likes to focus on things that negative to him. And it’s all personal.”
“Do you think there’s a strategy there, or it is just personal and he’s just getting it out?” Cooper asked.
“Maybe this is his therapy,” Santorum said. “I don’t know how he does it. I’m not familiar with the internal workings of Donald Trump’s schedule, but my guess is this is his time just to sort of let it all out. And he sees Twitter as his outlet to do that. I wish he wouldn’t do it. I wish he would write to them and send e-mails to a therapist, as opposed to sending tweets to the general public.”
‘No comment’: Emails show the VA took no action to spare veterans from a harsh Trump immigration policy
The VA’s approach differs sharply from the Pentagon’s, which won an exemption for active-duty members of the military.
Top officials of the Department of Veterans Affairs declined to step in to try to exempt veterans and their families from a new immigration rule that would make it far easier to deny green cards to low-income immigrants, according to documents obtained by ProPublica under a Freedom of Information Act request.
Pilgrims gather for cosmic-like ritual in Bulgaria’s mountains
Thousands of pilgrims gathered Monday in Bulgaria's Rila mountains to welcome their "spiritual" new year with a cosmic-like dance performed in concentric circles, creating a striking image on the verdant mountain plain.
The white-clad dancers hiked up to Bulgaria's Seven Rila Lakes at an altitude of 2,100 metres (6,900 feet) and performed a special meditative dance known as "paneurhythmy" for more than an hour under the sound of singing and violins.
They are followers of the Universal White Brotherhood -- an esoteric society that combines Christianity and Indian mysticism and was founded by Bulgarian theologian Peter Deunov back in 1897 but banned during communism and still considered a sect by the country's Christian Orthodox Church.
NBA star Stephen Curry finances college golf team for six years
Three-time NBA champion Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors said Monday he will support the creation of Howard University's first top-level golf program for the next six years.
Curry, a six-time NBA All-Star guard and avid golfer, was inspired to make the contribution by Otis Ferguson IV, a senior at the Washington DC university who Curry met during a campus visit earlier this year.
Ferguson had been campaigning to establish a golf team at Howard. He found a backer in Curry, who decided establish men's and women's golf at the historically black college.
Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player Curry also persuaded golf equipment manufacturer Callaway to promise equipment and sport apparel giant Under Armour, who are one of his sponsors, to provide uniforms.