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.”
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Pelosi slaps Trump with a backhanded compliment: ‘He’s a great distractor — that’s what this is about’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday accused President Donald Trump of making a racist attack on four U.S. congresswomen to distract from failures in his administration.
At a press conference, Pelosi told the reporters that lawmakers were "gentle" in condemning only Trump's tweets as "racist" in a recent vote.
"We weren't saying he is racist," she explained. "We were saying that the words that he used were racist."
"We all know the argument that could be made against us in terms of our philosophy, in terms of our priorities and the rest," Pelosi said. "And the president knows there are arguments that could be made against him and, therefore, he wants to distract from them."
‘You have to think about it?’ Kris Kobach goes down in epic flames when CNN’s Cuomo asks if he’d vote for a racist
Kris Kobach went down in flames going up against CNN host Chris Cuomo on Tuesday, as the Kansas Republican attempted to "explain" what President Donald Trump "really said" about the four congresswomen of color he attacked Sunday.
Cuomo read Trump's quotes aloud asking if they were racist.
"Now you're editorializing it," Kobach said. "The problem with Twitter, it's 140 characters and since it's so vague--"
As a point of fact, Trump used three tweets to say what he said about the women, not editing it down to 280 characters.
"He said the words," Cuomo fact-checked.
CNN blasted for giving a platform to white supremacist Richard Spencer to defend Trump’s racism
CNN was highly criticized on Monday for interviewing Richard Spencer, an avowed white supremacist who took part in the fatal "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"CNN interviewed white supremacist Richard Spencer during a Tuesday segment on President Donald Trump’s racist tweets, in another example of a news outlet inadvertently giving a large platform to white supremacists," The Daily Beast reported.