Former Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams told CNN on Tuesday that President Donald Trump’s senior policy advisor Stephen Miller –widely believed to be behind the purge at the Department of Homeland Security and architect of the president’s family separation policy– was a “white nationalist” who didn’t care about protecting “most Americans.”
Abrams made the comment during a discussion of Trump’s statement that he won’t re-implement the policy –a claim she didn’t believe– and said it was driven by the president’s “very strong xenophobia” that “writ large is directed at people of color.”
“What about the man who’s also really leading this for the White House, Steven Miller?” asked host Brooke Baldwin. “Congresswoman Ilhan Omar referred to him as a white nationalist. Do you agree with her?”
“I believe that what we have seen from Stephen Miller is vestiges of white nationalism,” Abrams said. “But the problem is we can’t investigate him or where he stands because he holds a position that is not subject to public vetting.”
“That’s one of the deepest concerns I have,” she continued. “This is a person who is directing the Department of Homeland Security, the third largest agency in this nation, that’s responsible for protecting us, but the person pulling the strings does not seem to care about protecting many Americans.”
Watch the video below.
Condi Rice deflects Trump’s racism by saying slavery was just ‘a number of people being treated badly’
Former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice on Sunday blamed Democrats for racism after she was asked about President Donald Trump's controversial bigoted statements.
During an interview on CNN, host Fareed Zakaria asked Rice about some of Trump's most racist statements, like telling Democratic congresswomen to "go back" where they came from. And when he said there were good people on "both sides" at a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.
"When you hear Trump, this is a repudiation of everything you were trying to do," Zakaria pointed out.
"The president needs to be a lot more careful," Rice agreed. "Race is a very delicate and raw nerve in America. We have the birth defect of slavery, we have the birth defect of a number of people being treated badly."
Rand Paul snaps at Liz Cheney over Iran warmongering and announces plans to help her opponent
Appearing on CNN's "State of the Union" with host Jake Tapper, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) took several shots at Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) over her desire to attack Iran and her defense of departed White House adviser John Bolton.
Asked about his ongoing feud with the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, Paul said the congresswomen is out of touch when it comes to American's taste for war.
“The Iraq War, President Trump has said, was the biggest geopolitical blunder of the last generation," Paul explained. "It destabilized the Middle East and increased the strength of Iran and tipped the balance toward Iran, so really there was nothing good about the Iraq war and Dick Cheney, Liz Cheney and John Bolton still don’t get it. They are still advocating for more regime change in the Middle East.”
‘There are some women who’d beg to differ’: Watch CNN anchor’s epic response to sexism in politics
On Saturday, CNN anchor S.E. Cupp gave a passionate lecture about the sexism female politicians face during political campaigns.
The host read a quote from a "top" advisor to former Vice President Joe Biden.
“I don't know of anybody who has taken as sustained and vitriolic a negative pounding as Biden ...really the most vicious press I think anyone's experienced,” the Biden advisor told Politico.
"Come again? What's that now?" Cupp asked in disbelief.
"I think there are some women who beg to differ," she noted.