On CNN Thursday, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, who had warned President Donald Trump to follow the law on protective equipment at his speech at the Ford plant, suggested he will not be allowed to hold similar events going forward, and that she will be speaking to Ford about its failure to enforce the law and their own policy.
“Is the president no longer welcome in Michigan?” asked anchor Wolf Blitzer.
“Well, I would say speaking on behalf of my department and my office, that’s exactly right,” said Nessel. “Today’s events were extremely disappointing and yet totally predictable … the president is like a petulant child who refuses to follow the rules. I have to say this is no joke.”
“I think the message he sent is the same message since he first took office in 2017, which is, I don’t care about you, I don’t care about your health, about your safety, your welfare. I don’t care about anyone but myself,” said Nessel.
“Because you actually have threatened action against any company or facility, for that matter, that allows the president inside without a mask,” said Blitzer. “So will this Ford plant, for example, face any consequences?”
“I think that we’re going to have to have a serious conversation with Ford in the event that they permitted the president to be in publicly enclosed places in violation of the order,” said Nessel. “They knew exactly what the order was and if they permitted anyone, even the president of the United States, to defy that order, I think it has serious health consequences, potentially their workers. This was a lengthy negotiation and discussion between the UAW, the big three auto manufacturers and our governor to ensure if people went back to work they would be safe.”
Trump Pentagon appointee busted for tweets arguing for martial law following election loss
According to a report from CNN's "KFiles," one of Donald Trump's appointees to the Pentagon has been approvingly retweeting Twitter posts that call the election of former Vice President Joe Biden a "coup," while also helping to promote a petition calling for the president to declare martial law following his election loss.
Scott O'Grady, who was shot down over Bosnia in 1995 which was later the basis for the movie "Behind Enemy Lines," in 2001, recently received a presidential appointment to the Pentagon as the next Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs, pending Senate confirmation.
Woodward and Bernstein break down Trump’s ‘unimaginable’ failure to protect Americans: ‘We have bread lines’
On CNN Thursday, legendary Watergate reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein discussed the departure of the Trump administration — and the president's failure to protect America from crisis.
"When I did one of these interviews with Trump, I said, what's the job of the president? And Trump said to protect the people," said Woodward. "And he has failed in a way that truly is unimaginable to protect the people that he's supposed to lead."
"I see something far worse," said Bernstein. "Because what Donald Trump has done is — from the beginning of his presidency but in the final days, in the final months more than at any other time — he has undermined the interest of the United States, the health and welfare of its people. We have bread lines. We haven't seen bread lines in this country since the Depression. That's really what these food lines are about. We haven't heard a peep out of this president of the United States, nor about the coronavirus, which is killing our people by the hundreds of thousands."
Trump ‘can’t handle the humiliation of being labeled a loser’: CNN White House correspondent
CNN White House correspondent John Harwood on Thursday said that President Donald Trump is lashing out everywhere because he cannot psychologically cope with the fact that he lost the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden.
While talking with CNN host Kate Bolduan, Harwood explained how Trump's fragility over the results of the election has now led him to turn on longtime ally Attorney General Bill Barr.
"What he's concerned about is the fact that Bill Barr, who's been a very pliant attorney general, who's done the president's bidding on a number of fronts, ran into the reality that there is no evidence of widespread voter fraud tilting this election," Harwood explained. "Bill Barr decided to tell the truth about that and that made Donald Trump mad."