On Saturday, CNN national security analyst Juliette Kayyem expressed her horror and disgust amid coverage of the mass shooting at the Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas in conversation with anchor Wolf Blitzer.
“I’m just being honest here. I’m bracing for a pretty unhappy afternoon when they’re able to verify it in terms of the numbers, because it just seems, given what the mayor said and what the hospitals are disclosing, this was a major event,” said Kayyem. “Secondly, there’s a lot of people injured or dead in a very short period of time.”
“You know me, Wolf, I don’t shy away from having this discussion,” said Kayyem. “Weaponry that can kill people very quickly is a purely American phenomenon. And so that’s something I’m looking at, in terms of what was the weaponry, and obviously what was the legal status of that weaponry. But that’s a lot of people down very quickly. Generally, that is not a handgun.”
“So that’s what we’re looking at, as this unhappy — you know, another American weekend so to speak, with another active shooter case,” said Kayyem.
‘Stop ignoring facts for political advantage’: CNN’s Cuomo tears into Trump’s refusal to lead on coronavirus
On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "Cuomo Prime Time," Chris Cuomo — still battling his own bout with COVID-19 — laid into President Donald Trump's lack of leadership throughout the crisis.
"Stop ignoring the facts for political advantage. Get real. The past is over," said Cuomo. "There can be no more letting politics reinforce our worst instincts. We need to build on our best instincts. And that said, what I'm asking you all to do now, the man at the top refuses to change."
He displayed a clip of Trump being confronted at the day's press conference, by his February claim that cases would soon be down to zero. "Well, the cases really didn't build up for awhile, but you have to understand, I'm a cheerleader for this country," said Trump in the clip. "I don't want to create havoc and shock and everything else. I'm not going to go out and start screaming, this could happen, this could happen."
‘He’s continuing to lie’: Anderson Cooper slams Trump’s two-faced attack on mail-in voting
On CNN Tuesday, anchor Anderson Cooper tore into President Donald Trump's attacks on mail-in voting.
"The president also today continued to spread falsehoods about voter fraud as a reason not to have wider vote-by-mail efforts in the general election," said Cooper. "Many Wisconsin voters are having to stand in line to vote today because the two separate court decisions by the state and U.S. Supreme Court prevented Wisconsin from moving its election day, also extending the deadline to receive mail-in ballots. Never mind the hypocrisy, pointing to the president, he himself voted by mail-in ballot. This is what he said."