On CNN Thursday, Martin Luther King III excoriated Attorney General William Barr for his speech comparing COVID-19 lockdowns to slavery.
“This is beyond unconscionable,” said King. “To even compare it to the most cruel institution in history, in modern history, slavery, for over 200 years, is unconscionable. It is very sad that that’s where we are in this nation.”
“But also, when you think about the fact that this administration basically does not acknowledge systematic racism, that everyone realizes, most people who see visually that it exists, this administrator, the president, has stood up in Charlottesville for those who really promote hatred,” said King. “This administration decided to disable protesters, nonviolent protesters in front of the White House. And so when you think about all these things, most importantly, refuses to acknowledge and hold policemen accountable for behavior that becomes fatal for so many in the African-American community, not to mention the virus that seems to affect Blacks and Browns in a disproportionate level, and a lack of management.”
“That’s why people have to get organized, have to mobilize in the next few days, have to register and vote,” said King. “We need a change, in this nation, of leadership, and we need it now.”
Trump supporter stumbles when CNN asks him to describe the president’s health care plan
A supporter of President Donald Trump had difficulty this week when CNN's Alisyn Camerota asked him to describe President Donald Trump's elusive health care plan.
In a roundtable discussion of voters, a Trump supporter named Jimmy insisted that the president would take care of people who have preexisting conditions to make sure they can't be denied health insurance coverage.
However, Camerota noted that the president has still not released a health care plan, despite having pledged to do so for months now.
"But where is the plan?" she asked him.
"I haven't seen a plan, either," he acknowledged. "I'd say it would be pretty hard to go back on that promise when he said it so often."
‘They are on a different planet’: CNN panel shocked by Jared Kushner’s delusional COVID predictions
In an interview conducted this past April, Kushner told Woodward that the administration was moving away from a containment strategy for the virus and was instead pushing toward reopening the economy as soon as possible.
Former Donald Trump staffer says conservative media ‘brainwashed’ her into hating Democrats
On CNN Wednesday, Jessica Denson, the former coordinator of the Trump 2016 campaign's Hispanic outreach who starred in a recent ad for Joe Biden, opened up about how she was taken in by the Trump campaign — and why he must be defeated.
"My motive to go and help that campaign and be of service to the American people was sabotaged, and I've seen my experience repeated in the experience of one public servant after another over the past four years," said Denson, who spearheaded a lawsuit to free former Trump campaign officials from nondisclosure agreements. "I have seen that this campaign continues to go out brandishing a Bible and an American flag and claiming that they have anything to do with freedom, but I've lived first-hand that they have nothing to do with freedom. They have worked very much against free speech and democracy."