On Wednesday’s edition of CNN’s “Cuomo Prime Time,” The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur and President Donald Trump’s campaign press secretary Kayleigh McEnany clashed over the administration’s immigration policy.
“Chris, why do we have this problem in the first place?” said Uygur. “Trump said he was going to stop the flow of migration. It’s gone up 32 percent in the last month and the most we’ve had, both legal and illegal in 13 years. So, Kayleigh, I put it to you, isn’t Donald Trump a giant failure on his signature issue? In fact, it’s almost inarguable.”
“No, he’s not a giant failure,” said McEnany. “First, I want to correct your fallacy that he puts kids in cages. A lot of those pictures were from the Obama Administration. So nice try. Doesn’t work. We have a crisis on our hands. Do you acknowledge that at least, Cenk. You have a crisis … More than the population of Miami and Atlanta. Do you at least acknowledge that that’s a crisis?”
“So, Kayleigh, who is in charge?” said Uygur. “Do you know who the president is?”
“Sure. President Trump.”
“Okay, look, under Obama we had less undocumented immigrants than we do under Trump,” said Uygur. “Trump said, ‘Oh, I’m going to get tough and I’m such a tough guy and I’m going to separate the families and put the kids in this place and the parents and the moms in the other place, I’m so tough.’ What do we have? More undocumented immigrants, not less. It’s a 13-year record. He’s a miserable failure on this issue. So if they voted for him thinking he was going to stop undocumented immigrants, he didn’t even do that. Now we have an absolute disaster on our hands.”
“He doesn’t know how to address the core issue: why are they coming in the first place?” said Uygur. “You just think if you punch them in the face that they’re going to go away. That’s not life.”
CNN reporter slams Trump with a devastating roundup of his most racist statements
On Monday's edition of CNN's "The Situation Room," as fallout continues from President Donald Trump's racist attacks on four progressive black and Hispanic women lawmakers, White House correspondent Jim Acosta showed viewers a supercut of some of the president's most racist behavior in recent years.
"President Trump is doubling down on his racist tweet aimed at four Democratic women of color in Congress," said Acosta. "The president is dumping more fuel on the firestorm he touched off by telling those members of Congress, if they aren't happy in this country, they can leave. President Trump is defending his racist attacks on Twitter, not concerned that his tweets aimed at four women of color in Congress may appeal to white nationalists."
CNN’s Jake Tapper reveals Rep. Ilhan Omar has been a citizen longer than Melania Trump has
In his opening commentary, CNN host Jake Tapper attacked President Donald Trump's comments about four freshmen Congresswomen of color as racist.
"The president was seeming to be referencing Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), who were born in New York City, Detroit, and Cincinnati, respectively. As well as Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) who came to the U.S. as a child, a refugee from Somalia and has been a U.S. Citizen since a teenager, longer than the first lady."
Republican slams Trump for eroding ‘the very basis of what America is all about’
On Monday, President Donald Trump doubled down on comments that Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) should leave America if they're so unhappy with the status quo.
He posted a series of tweets making the same point over the weekend. In response, former Ohio Governor John Kasich tweeted his displeasure at the President's behavior.
What @realDonaldTrump said about Democrat women in Congress is deplorable and beneath the dignity of the office. We all, including Republicans, need to speak out against these kinds of comments that do nothing more than divide us and create deep animosity - maybe even hatred.