CNN was ripped online on Tuesday for having once paid Ken Cuccinelli as an on-air contributor. The uproar followed Cuccinelli’s appearance on “Out Front” with Erin Burnett.
The new acting director of Citizenship and Immigration Services claimed the Statue of Liberty only applied to people from Europe.
“The poem reads ‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore, send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!’” said Burnett. “Wretched poor refuse. That’s what the poem says America is supposed to stand for. So what do you think America stands for?”
“Well, of course, that poem was referred back to people coming from Europe, where they had class-based societies. Where people were considered wretched if they weren’t in the right class,” said Cuccinelli.
The internet was appalled that CNN had ever hired Cuccinelli.
Here’s some of what people were saying:
There are lots of great people at CNN. Lots of them. But it is worth noting that network execs thought Ken Cuccinelli’s insight was so valuable that they paid him for it. (Probably at a salary that could’ve paid for another reporter or producer.) https://t.co/Gb4reNzdr9
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) August 14, 2019
just another reminder that a few short months ago, cuccinelli was saying the same disturbing evil shit on tv but back then cnn was paying him to do it. https://t.co/BTKcTefweP
— susie (@banikarim) August 14, 2019
CNN paid this racist piece of shit for 2 years, btw. It's cute how they're just now discovering Cuccinelli is a white supremacist.
At least you'd think so. Jeff Lord was a bit less subtle.
— James Dubhthaigh (@JamesDubhthaigh) August 13, 2019
— Keshi 🌈🍹🐈🌞🌍🌕🌟😁 (@keshisea) August 13, 2019
Don Lemon notes the GOP panic after their own witnesses gave testimony harming Trump: ‘Worried much?’
CNN anchor Don Lemon explained how witnesses called by Republicans in the impeachment inquiry destoryed the defenses employed by President Donald Trump and his allies.
"Now, let's just be honest, the shakedown -- that's exactly what it is -- the shakedown is exposed, people," Lemon said.
"And the evidence comes from the Republican's own witnesses," he noted. "The former envoy to Ukraine, Kurt Volker -- who resigned just one day after the release of the whistleblower's report -- telling the president's defenders exactly what they did not want to hear."
"They called him apparently expecting him to say what he said in his closed-door testimony, that he saw no evidence of a quid pro quo, or let's call it for what it is again -- a shakedown," he continued. "Well, now he says he was wrong."
NSC aide Morrison flounders as lawmaker asks why he reported Trump’s phone call if he didn’t think it was a big deal
At the impeachment hearings on Tuesday, National Security Council aide Tim Morrison stressed that he didn't believe there was anything inappropriate about the call between President Donald Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky. But when Rep. Val Demings (D-FL) asked him why he reported the call to government lawyers, he had no answer.
"You responded to a series of questions about the call and saw nothing wrong with it, yet you skipped your chain of command to go to legal counsel to find out — I guess to find out what to do, because you were concerned about the political fallout, not about anything being appropriate or wrong with the call, is that correct?" asked Demings.
CNN legal analyst flattens Rick Santorum for ridiculous impeachment defense of Trump
Former GOP Sen. Rick Santorum was shut down on CNN for his latest defense of President Donald Trump.
Santorum was effectively arguing for people to ignore the words coming from Trump.
"Wait, this argument is insane," Carrie Cordero said. "You cannot argue that the president of the United States' words do not matter or that he's just sort of spouting off or he has his own views."
"The reality is we ignore 80 to 90% of what the president says," Santorum argued. "Look at the tweets, we ignore most of those things he tweets and say 'it's Trump being Trump.'"
Then CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin flattened Santorum.