In a highly contentious CNN interview, Ken Cuccinelli, Director of the Citizenship and Immigration Services, snapped at CNN’s Alisyn Camerota after she called him out as a liar for denying knowledge of Donald Trump’s grotesquely racist tweets on Sunday.
Appearing on CNN’s “New Day” to discuss ICE raids, the Trump aide claimed he was too tied up over the weekend with immigration details to be aware of the tweets that have dominated the news for almost 24 hours.
With Cuccinelli professing, “Well, I didn’t see that tweet actually. I spent the weekend reading litigation and regulatory materials related to asylum,” the CNN host refused to let up asking him to condemn the president’s remarks about non-white Democrats going back to where they came from.
“Now that I’m reading it to you is just the concept of the president of the United States telling duly-elected Congresswomen of color to go back to where they came from, the countries they came from,” the CNN host pressed. “These are U.S. citizens, so you don’t find that racist?”
“No,” he immediately replied to which she shot back, “So how do you see it?”
“I don’t, you’re going to have to ask the president about that,” he parried.
“The problem is that you represent his immigration policy. You are the acting director of the U.S. –” Camerota began, only to have him cut her off and with smug “So let’s talk about immigration policy.”
With Cuccinelli insisting that he didn’t spend time on Twitter over the weekend because he was too busy, he then complained that the host was not letting Trump’s tweets “go” so he could talk about what he wanted to talk about.
“You are the representative of immigration,” she charged.
‘Yes, I’m not the representative of Twitter,” he smirked.
That was when the CNN host busted him for lying.
“Did my colleague, Jake Tapper read you that tweet yesterday?” she asked.
“Yes, he did,” the immigration czar admitted.
“So you have heard this tweet before and you have had 24 hours to process it,” she pressed.
“So what? So what?” he snapped. “I told you I haven’t been on Twitter in 24 hours. I’m not in there doing the Twitter war.”
Ex-GOP rep. says Republican buddies will flip on Trump: ‘They do believe he’s a moron’
Former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh predicted this week that lawmakers from his own party will eventually support the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
"I think he knows it’s coming," Walsh told CNN's Brianna Keilar following the president's remarks to reporters. "He sounded like a frightened baby right there."
According to Walsh, "even Republicans" are embarrassed by Trump's failed effort to hold the G7 summit at his Miami Doral resort.
"It’s really important to note, I need to say this, Republicans don’t like him," Walsh explained. "Republicans in Congress. They don’t like him, they don’t fear him, they don’t respect him. They do believe he’s incompetent, they do believe he’s a moron."
‘This is an ethical train wreck!’ Ex-GOP lawmaker gets demolished for defending Trump’s shameless corruption
Former Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) on Monday went down in flames after he tried to defend President Donald Trump's widely criticized gambit to host next year's G7 summit at his own golf course in Doral, Florida.
Even though Duffy acknowledged that the optics surrounding the president's decision to award his own business a government contract to host the G7 were poor, he said that he didn't believe there was anything ethically wrong with the initiative. He also tried to claim that Trump has somehow been victimized by getting elected to be the most powerful man in the world.
"Donald Trump doesn't take a salary," he said. "He gives his money away. His businesses have lost business, you know, Ivanka Trump has lost her line of shoes at Nordstrom. He's lost his line of clothing at Macy's!"
Ex-Trump staffer: Mulvaney needs to resign and get himself a good lawyer
Appearing on CNN's "New Day," former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci suggested acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney resign immediately and lawyer up due to his complicity in Donald Trump's Ukraine phone call seeking dirt on Joe Biden.
Ostensibly brought on to talk about his plan to attempt to draft Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) to run against Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination, Scaramucci -- who host John Berman jokingly noted only lasted 11 days in his White House job -- admitted that he was a fan of Mulvaney, but that he has put himself in a bad place.