When asked what he would say to Trump if he had an opportunity to speak to him like he did Cuccinelli, O’Malley told Salon that he would criticize “the scapegoating and the racism that’s being hurled at immigrant people” and the construction of large internment camps “for penning up people that are primarily brown-skinned and Spanish-speaking.” O’Malley described these things as “an outrage that runs contrary to everything our country stands for.”
The former 2016 presidential contender also denounced “the ripping of toddlers and children from their parents’ arms, putting them in cages, the sort of intentional infliction of emotional damage to kids. How do you put an estimate on that damage to real people and the memory of that trauma for years to come?” He identified certain elements of Trump’s political movement as fascistic, including “the scapegoating of ethnic groups, the promotion of a white militant ethnic nationalism, [the] aggressive masculinity and also encouraging supporters to resort to violence against political opponents. All of these things are the hallmarks of fascism.”
During the 2016 presidential election, O’Malley was the last candidate to drop out of the Democratic race before it became a two-way contest between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont. He spoke with Salon last year about his criticisms of aspects of the primary process, and in particular the presidential debates.
Suspected ‘community transmission’ of coronavirus in third West Coast state: report
Doctors in two more states reported suspected "community transmission" of coronavirus on Saturday.
The first reported case occurred in California. The second case in California was reported on Friday.
Then Oregon reported their first suspected coronavirus victim, an elementary school employee thought to be another case of community transmission.
Americans who believe Trump’s spin on coronavirus will get ‘what they deserve’: former Ebola Czar
President Donald Trump's credibility deficit is coming into play as Americans wonder whether to listen to his debunked claims or facts from medical experts on the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic.
Former U.S. Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain, who was known as the "Ebola Czar," was interviewed Friday evening by Ali Velshi on MSNBC's "The Last Word."
Klain said the administration was facing a "crisis of both confidence and competence."
"On the confidence side, anyone who believes what Donald Trump says kind of gets what they deserve at this stage of the game," he argued. "But the problem is, the administration has silenced the people we can trust."
Maddow guest predicts one-third of Congress will catch coronavirus — and Capitol Hill will close
The host of "The Rachel Maddow Show" on MSNBC interviewed an expert on the spread of plagues and pestilences on Friday.
Maddow was joined by New York Times science and health reporter Donald G. McNeil, Jr. to discuss the latest on the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus epidemic.
The interview came after California reported a second suspected case of "community transmission" of the potentially-fatal virus and Oregon reported the third such case.