On Tuesday, Washington Post reporter Jackie Alemany laid into the Trump administration for reinterpreting a 19th-century law to bar immigrants from using public programs, noting that under the new rule, far-right White House policy adviser Stephen Miller’s own grandfather wouldn’t have been able to stay in America.
“We should note another notable descendant of immigrants,” said Alemany on CNN’s “The Situation Room.” “Stephen Miller, written by his uncle actually, his grandfather immigrated to Ellis Island after fleeing Belarus from violent anti-Jewish pogroms. He came with $8 in his pocket. The sheer hypocrisy.”
These policies, Alemany noted, are “currently wreaking havoc on communities already here.”
“The Washington Post reported yesterday that actually 20 percent of legal immigrants living in New York City have already withdrawn from a lot of benefits they’re recipients of, because they’re living in fear,” added Alemany. “Changing asylum laws, deporting, mass deportations, there are tons of Americans living in fear at the moment.”
‘This is an ethical train wreck!’ Ex-GOP lawmaker gets demolished for defending Trump’s shameless corruption
Former Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI) on Monday went down in flames after he tried to defend President Donald Trump's widely criticized gambit to host next year's G7 summit at his own golf course in Doral, Florida.
Even though Duffy acknowledged that the optics surrounding the president's decision to award his own business a government contract to host the G7 were poor, he said that he didn't believe there was anything ethically wrong with the initiative. He also tried to claim that Trump has somehow been victimized by getting elected to be the most powerful man in the world.
"Donald Trump doesn't take a salary," he said. "He gives his money away. His businesses have lost business, you know, Ivanka Trump has lost her line of shoes at Nordstrom. He's lost his line of clothing at Macy's!"
Ex-Trump staffer: Mulvaney needs to resign and get himself a good lawyer
Appearing on CNN's "New Day," former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci suggested acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney resign immediately and lawyer up due to his complicity in Donald Trump's Ukraine phone call seeking dirt on Joe Biden.
Ostensibly brought on to talk about his plan to attempt to draft Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) to run against Donald Trump for the 2020 Republican presidential nomination, Scaramucci -- who host John Berman jokingly noted only lasted 11 days in his White House job -- admitted that he was a fan of Mulvaney, but that he has put himself in a bad place.
Trump is at the mercy of GOP senators as he faces impeachment: ‘The balance of power has shifted’
Speaking with CNN hosts John Berman and Alisyn Camerota, former Clinton administration spokesperson Joe Lockhart said Donald Trump is in a very bad place now that he is facing an all-but-certain impeachment trial and needs the support of every Republican lawmaker he can round up.
Noting that the president dropped his plans to hold the G7 summit at one of his golf resorts, reportedly after being pressured by GOP lawmakers, Lockhart said Trump's acquiescence -- when normally he would have ignored their advice -- demonstrates there is a new dynamic at play for the first time since Trump became president.