President Donald Trump has made it his central mission to gut signature Obama-era policies, from the Affordable Care Act to the Iran-nuclear deal. The Republican leadership has largely embraced the president’s efforts to undo the accomplishments of his predecessor.
Speaking on CNN Monday, Ohio’s former Republican Governor John Kasich, chided the GOP for its attacks on good policies just because they’re associated with Barack Obama.
“There was no violation of the Iran nuclear agreement,” Kasich said. He noted that America’s European allies were making sure Iran sticks to the terms of the agreement.
“The president ignored the whole thing,” Kasich noted.
“Now we withdrew and it’s possible that they’ll restart their program,” Kasich said, visibly fired up.
Kasich pointed out that a lot of the president’s views on trade and global relations, including the Trans-Pacific Partnership, seem
fueled by antipathy toward his predecessor.
“There are some things that people in the other party [Democrats] do that do make sense,” he continued.
“You know what we’re doing with Iran? Because it was Obama’s,” Kasich said. “So here we are in this trade war that’s hurting farmers.”
‘There is great distrust of the entire system’: CNN reporter says protesters want the Hennepin attorney to resign
On CNN Wednesday, correspondent Miguel Marquez reported that while Minnesota civil rights activists will approve of the upgraded charges against the police officers involved in the death of George Floyd, they also want accountability for Mike Freeman, the Hennepin County Attorney who initially declined to charge every officer.
"Those protesters will be pleased, absolutely happy to hear these charges have now been brought, but they will want more," said Marquez. "Specifically, they do want the County Attorney, Mike Freeman, the Hennepin County Attorney, who initially had this case and then turned it over to the attorney general, they want him to resign. They're also upset with the governor and his handling of it."
Black students brutalized by Atlanta cops call for ‘total reset in policing’ on CNN
The two black students who were brutalized by police in Atlanta went on CNN Wednesday to demand fundamental change from American police departments.
In an interview on CNN, students Taniyah Pilgrim and Messiah Young, who were pulled out of their car by Atlanta police and tased earlier this week, said that police behavior toward peaceful demonstrators shows exactly why protesters are taking to the streets in the first place.
Even evangelical groups were disgusted by Trump’s Bible stunt: former White House faith adviser
On CNN Tuesday, former Obama White House faith and race adviser Joshua Dubois said President Donald Trump's Bible photo-op in front of the church near the White House could backfire on him with his most critical voting bloc.
"I thought it was farcical. And it is kind of blowing up in his face even in the faith community and communities that support, him like some conservative evangelical communities," said Dubois. "The reason is Jesus stood up for everyday people, including the vulnerable, and didn't believe in false displays of piety, and yesterday President Trump ordered — or was okay with — everyday people being gassed and shot with rubber bullets in order to make his way to a false display of piety."