On Tuesday’s edition of CNN’s “The Situation Room,” chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin told anchor Wolf Blitzer that Ivanka Trump’s efforts to call up senators about gun control are “going nowhere” — as is her entire existence in the White House.
“You were learning, Jeffrey, that the president’s senior adviser Ivanka Trump is talking with lawmakers about potential gun legislation,” said Blitzer. “A White House official said the president’s daughter ‘has trusted relationships on both sides of the aisle.’ Do you believe she’s qualified to broker these kind of sensitive issues?”
“You know, Wolf, there’s a reason why most companies have rules against nepotism. Because people who are hired on merit are usually better at their jobs than people who are hired because they’re related to the boss,” said Toobin. “As far as I could tell, Ivanka Trump has led an accomplishment-free existence at the White House.”
“And this mythology that followed Ivanka Trump and her husband from New York, that they’re really the moderates, they’re really not racist, they really believe in gay rights — all of that has proven to be untrue. And they have not — Jared Kushner does have one success with the criminal justice reform bill, which was certainly a real thing. But this is complete spin. And as far as I can tell, it means nothing and this gun control bill doesn’t even exist, and if it existed it would be going nowhere.
WATCH: Van Jones delivers epic lecture on CNN after Trump ‘refused to condemn white supremacy’
CNN political analyst Van Jones tore into Donald Trump after the president's highly controversial decision to repeatedly refuse to condemn white supremacy at the first 2020 general election debate.
"Only three things happened for me tonight," Jone said.
"Number one, Donald Trump refused to condemn white supremacy," he explained.
"Number two, the president of the United States refused to condemn white supremacy," he continued.
"Number three, the commander-in-chief refused to condemn white supremacy on the global stage -- in front of my children, in front of everybody's families -- and he was given the opportunity multiple times to condemn white supremacy," Jones said.
Jake Tapper stunned by Trump’s debate: ‘That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck’
CNN Jake Tapper reacted in shock on Tuesday following the first presidential debate between Democratic nominee Joe Biden and President Donald Trump.
"That was a hot mess inside a dumpster fire inside a train wreck," Tapper said. "That was the worst debate I have ever seen. In fact, it wasn't even a debate. It was a disgrace."
"And it's primarily because of President Trump," he remarked, "who spent the entire time interrupting, not abiding by the rules that he agreed to, lying, maliciously attacking the son of the vice president. When asked to condemn white supremacists, he brought up the name of a neo-fascist, far-right group and said, 'Stand back and stand by.'"
Here’s all the evidence you need that the tax code wasn’t written for you
The New York Times reported that Trump only paid $750 in taxes in 2016 and again in 2017, and documented how much of his lavish lifestyle he could write off. I have no proof that this travesty is actually true. But there is plenty of evidence that his tax code is definitely not written for you, the average reader. It’s designed to do exactly what The New York Times is reporting.
You’ve probably read stories about how Warren Buffett realized his secretary was paying more in taxes than he was. Well, it’s hardly an isolated tale.