Conservative CNN anchor S.E. Cupp blasted President Donald Trump for taking a “blow torch to the U.S. economy this week.”
“If it feels like the world is on fire, that’s because it literally is,” Cupp said. “New reports that yesterday a U.S. plane made its way to South America to help local authorities fight the massive fires ripping through the Amazon, the world’s largest rain forest.”
“The Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro finally caved to global pressure to authorize the country’s military to assist in putting the fires out. That afterBolsonaro initially accused his critics of intentionally starting the fires — to make him look bad,” she said. “Chaos, delayed action, conspiracy theories, sound familiar?
“Well, here at home, there are metaphorical fires to put out, too” she continued. “President Trump lit a blow torch to the U.S. economy this week, shortly before leaving for France for the G7 economic summit.”
“Despite grim predictions by economists and experts that our rocket economy could be in for some trouble, thanks to steelworker job cuts, wild deficit increases, an escalating tariff war and more — Trump spent the week insisting it is all the Fed’s fault,” Cupp said.
“Yesterday, on the eve of the first day of the G7, not coincidentally, China called Trump’s bluff, announcing $75 billion in new tariffs on U.S. goods. In response, Trump went on a Twitter tirade ‘hereby ordering’ American companies to leave China and implying his own Fed Chair is a bigger enemy than China’s president,” she reported. “Right after that, the stock market plummeted, eventually dropping by over 600 points. So naturally, Trump announced more tariffs on China, because that will fix it.”
“Here is tonight’s headline. Better start practicing your stop, drop and roll, because the arsonist-in-chief is just getting started,” Cupp warned.
“You can sense his desperation, his panic,” she said. His own aides inside the White House warn of increasingly erratic behavior.”
“Like what you ask?” Well, there was the tantrum over not being able to buy Greenland, suggesting that he would buy Greenland in the first place. Implying he might just be the second coming of God. Changing his stance on gun control three separate times. Daring his fed chair to resign,” Cupp said. “That is all just this week.”
Dem lawmaker encourages acting-DNI to ignore White House and deliver the whistleblower report directly to Congress
Appearing on CNN on Friday morning to discuss an alarming whistleblower report on Donald Trump's actions that the president's administration is withholding from Congress, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) encouraged the acting Director of National Intelligence to hand the report over and ignore the administration.
Speaking with CNN host Jim Sciutto, Swalwell made a direct appeal to acting-DNI head Joseph Maguire.
"This is an opportunity for Republicans and Democrats to unite and say, we don't want this in our democracy," Swalwell explained. "You know, that's why I wrote the Protecting Our Democracy Act, to, you know, have a bipartisan commission look at this."
WATCH: Trump’s long history of spilling America’s secrets to foreign leaders catalogued by CNN’s Avlon
President Donald Trump this week claimed that would never be stupid enough to say something inappropriate to foreign officials when he knew that all of his calls were being monitored.
However, CNN's John Avlon on Friday went down the president's long history of making inappropriate comments to foreign leaders, including times when he spilled important intelligence secrets.
Avlon began by noting that Trump has repeatedly cast aspersions on the intelligence community, including when he infamously said that he didn't believe Russia tried to help him win the 2016 election despite multiple intelligence assessments showing just that.
Dem lawmaker Speier bluntly calls out Trump for using taxpayer money for his Ukraine Biden oppo research
Appearing on CNN's "New Day," Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA) ripped into President Donald Trump over the whistleblower report that seems to indicate the president was holding back aid to the Ukraine in return for dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.
Speaking with hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota, the California Democrat said she learned very little in a private meeting on the explosive whistleblower report on Thursday, before talk turned to Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani's meltdown and confession on CNN that he had been pressuring officials in the Ukraine over Biden.
"What we know is zero," Speier said. "So if, in fact, what is being reported is true, that means the president of the United States is using taxpayer money to try and have opposition research for his political campaign determined by how much money he gives to a foreign country and that is reprehensible."