On Thursday, CNN’s Rosa Flores reported that more than 30 people have been arrested on suspicion of planning mass shootings since the massacres in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. The suspects are all over the country, and range from high school students to white nationalists.
“A 37-year-old California man arrested today after allegedly planning to shoot employees and guests at a Marriott hotel where he worked,” said Flores. “A 15-year-old arrested in Florida accused of threatening to commit mass murder at his high school … And a self-described white nationalist pleading not guilty to charges of online harassment and aggravated menacing after allegedly threatening to carry out a shooting at a Youngstown, Ohio Jewish community center.”
“In the days and weeks following the two latest deadly mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, more than two dozen arrests have been made across the U.S. as plots to commit mass murder have been foiled,” continued Flores. “In at least nine separate incidents, police say the intended targets were schools. At least five cases involved Walmart stores. Others targeted places of worship, the general public, and one called for a genocide of Latinos. Of the more than two dozen threats this month alone, at least six were allegedly set to take place in Florida. This Florida teen’s mother says her son was just joking around.”
“He’s 15,” sobbed the mother in a clip. “He’s still a little boy and he’s not one of the crazy people out there doing stuff … he shouldn’t be treated as though he is a terrorist or something because he made a silly statement on a stupid video game.”
“From coast to coast dozens of suspects, dozens of tipsters turning them in and police taking no chances,” said Flores. “And if you’re wondering what has changed, why so many arrests, why so many foiled plots, well, after the latest two shootings, CNN learned from law enforcement sources that FBI Director Christopher Wray asked all of the FBI officers around the country to conduct threat assessments to prevent mass shootings … it appears to be working.”
‘I don’t even know where to start’: CNN analyst tears into Trump’s plan to give re-nomination speech at White House
On CNN Wednesday, CNN analyst Dana Bash slammed President Donald Trump's new plan to give the GOP re-nomination speech at the White House.
"I mean, I don't even know where to start," said Bash. "There is a law called the Hatch Act, where it says that you're not supposed to politic from government grounds. The president is exempt from that, so it may be legal grounds for him to stand on, relatively firmly, to do this at the White House. There are questions about the aides that are working for him to do it. But let's just talk about whether it's appropriate."
‘He still doesn’t get it’: White House source tells CNN’s Acosta that Trump refuses to take the pandemic seriously
CNN's Jim Acosta on Wednesday reported that President Donald Trump this week attended a meeting with his own White House Coronavirus Task Force -- and it quickly became clear that the president is still not taking the pandemic seriously even after the deaths of 156,000 Americans.
“He still doesn’t get it,” the source told Acosta. “He does not get it.”
Acosta's source says that during the meeting on Tuesday, Trump frequently tried to change the subject away from the coronavirus pandemic, despite the fact that the entire purpose of the meeting was to discuss the coronavirus pandemic.
‘Have you ever heard someone whine as much as this man?’ CNN’s Anderson Cooper tears into Trump’s COVID excuses
On CNN Tuesday, anchor Anderson Cooper slammed President Donald Trump after his Axios interview in which he said of coronavirus deaths, "It is what it is."
"For a man who seems to have strength and power, have you heard someone as allegedly powerful and strong as he claims to be — have you ever heard somebody whine as much as this man?" said Cooper. "'It is what it is.' Let me play the last portion of that first exchange again, because he says something telling."
"It is what it is," said Trump in the clip. "But that doesn't mean we are not doing everything that we can. It's under control, as much as you can control it."