On Thursday, CNN aired several tapes of Melania Trump surreptitiously recorded by her former friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff. During the tapes, Melania repeatedly trashed her critics and critics of her husband in a profane tirade.
She took particular offense at the criticism she has faced for indifference to family separation at the border — something she was inextricably tied to in the media after visiting a border facility wearing a jacket that read “I really don’t care, do u.”
“They say I’m complicit. I’m the same like him, I support him. I don’t say enough. I don’t do enough,” she said in one tape. “Where I am. I put — I’m working like a — my ass off at — Christmas stuff that you know, who gives a f**k about Christmas stuff and decoration? But I need to do it, right? Okay, and then I do it. And I say that I’m working on Christmas planning for the Christmas. And they said, ‘Oh, what about the children that they were separated?’ Give me a f**king break. Where they were saying anything when Obama did that?”
She then complained that she tried to reunite a child, but “they would not do the story because they, they — they are against us because they’re liberal media.”
Full Melania Trump video: “They said, ‘Oh what about the children that were separated?’ Give me a fucking break.” pic.twitter.com/FQF3AJshXP
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) October 2, 2020
Trump scheme to pardon Rudy Giuliani is an ‘extreme violation’ of fundamental constitution principles: expert
On Tuesday's edition of CNN's "OutFront," Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe broke down the implications of the new report that Rudy Giuliani and President Donald Trump discussed a possible pre-emptive pardon.
"So Rudy Giuliani, we know, is among the Trump allies asking for a pardon, a pre-emptive pardon, and we're also getting breaking news about the DOJ, now, tonight, professor, investigating a potential bribery scheme for a presidential pardon," said anchor Erin Burnett. "We understand this investigation was launched back in August. Do you connect these dots?"
‘Dangerous’ DeSantis hammered by Florida mayor for listening to ‘fringe’ kooks on COVID-19 as people die
With Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) adamantly refusing to issue any mandates protecting public health as the coronavirus pandemic swamps his state, the mayor of Miami Beach went on CNN to call the governor "dangerous" because he is listening to "fringe" scientists who are dismissing the danger.
Speaking with host Jim Sciutto, Mayor Dan Gelber responded to DeSantis who told reporters "I'm opposed to mandates period. I don't think they work."
Noting that Florida was expected to break 1 million COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, Gelber said, "It's really terrible because he's sort of adopted an ideology, a convenient ideology, but not one grounded in science. And the result is that he's been receiving advice from these fringe scientists and doctors who pursue the wrong kinds of theories on how to deal with this and the result is that we have virus spread throughout our state. We've had 100 people check into the hospital each day in the last two days in just my county alone and over 18,000 people have died in our state. So he's wrong and he just won't change direction to the detriment of our residents frankly."
Republicans are giving Trump ‘two more weeks’ to see the ‘writing on the wall’ before intervening: CNN’s Raju
Top Republican officials are remaining silent as President Donald Trump continues peddling false conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, but a new report from CNN's Manu Raju suggests their patience does have its limits.
During an interview with CNN host Jim Sciutto, Raju said that Republicans know they're going to have to acknowledge President-elect Joe Biden won the election at some point, although they're trying to string it out for as long as they can to avoid angering the president.
"Republican senators tell me they believe this will all sort itself out on December 14th," he explained. "I have it at two more weeks, hoping it gets resolved by the time that the state electors are chosen, and at that time they hope the president sees the writing on the wall and they do not have to get involved."