CNN political commentator Ana Navarro on Monday slammed President Donald Trump for attacking Minnesota Democratic Congresswoman Ilhan Omar for her comments about 9/11 — saying that Trump was a hypocrite who had “exploited” the national tragedy for his own personal gain.
“It is horrible x 9/11, such suffering, such death, such distress for so many families and for all America, frankly, should be used and exploited in order to advance a political agenda,” said Navarro, who went on to say that Omar, as one of the first Muslim woman elected to Congress needs to be careful about “how she speaks because it’s going to be picked over.” But she saved her true ire for the president.
“As far as Trump, I just can’t even fathom his level of hypocrisy and inappropriateness,” she said. “Let’s remember Donald Trump’s own history with 9/11.”
“This is a guy who lied about seeing Muslims celebrating in the streets of New Jersey right after 9/11,” Navarro pointed out. “This is a guy who lied about being on site cleaning up rubble.”
“This is a guy who applied for small business aid funds in New York after 9/11,” she added. “Time and time again he has exploited the 9/11 for his personal gain, and it is wrong.”
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CNN buried in scorn for asking final debate question on Ellen DeGeneres and George W. Bush’s friendship
Viewers lambasted CNN on Tuesday for using its time with Democratic presidential candidates to bring up Ellen DeGeneres' friendship with former President George W. Bush, who is considered to be a war criminal by some Democratic voters.
CNN asked about the friendship at Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate, where moderator Anderson Cooper put the question to the entire field of candidates -- even though no questions had been asked about climate change or China.
Watch the video and read some of the Twitter responses below.
Julián Castro says Atatiana Jefferson’s name on debate stage: ‘Police violence is also gun violence’
Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro said on Tuesday that he would not support the mandatory buyback of assault-style weapons because it could be lead to more police violence.
At Tuesday night's Democratic presidential debate, Castro was asked if he supported Beto O'Rourke's plan to buy back assault weapons.
Castro argued that unless police go "door-to-door" then the buyback program "is not truly mandatory."
"But in the places I grew up in, we weren’t exactly looking for another reason for cops to come banging on the door," he said, pointing to the recent shooting of Atatiana Jefferson by an officer in Fort Worth.
Tom Steyer slams corporate power: We’ve seen ‘a 40-year attack on the rights of working people’
At Tuesday night's presidential debate in Ohio, billionaire investor and political activist Tom Steyer — for whom this was the first debate he had qualified — gave an impassioned defense of worker rights and a call to dismantle the political power of big corporations.
"First of all, let me say this. Senator Sanders is right," said Steyer. "There have been 40 years where corporations have bought this government and those 40 years have meant a 40-year attack on the rights of working people and specifically on organized labor. The results are as shameful as Sen. Sanders says, both in terms of assets and in terms of income. It's absolutely wrong. It's absolutely undemocratic and unfair. I was one of the first people on this stage to propose a wealth tax. I would undo every Republican tax cut for rich people and major corporations."