On CNN Saturday, former Homeland Security official Juliette Kayyem broke down the significance of President Donald Trump suggesting he may “leave” America if he loses to Joe Biden.
“He always says the quiet part out loud,” said Kayyem. “I’m sure the thought has crossed his mind as he’s facing federal and state investigations he won’t be protected from. Whether you go to a country that doesn’t have extradition treaties. Ironically, a lot of those are Muslim countries, which we know the president had started his presidency against the Muslim countries.”
“I will say it’s sort of more generally — even if he’s just goofing off, I think it’s reflective of a president who does just not care about America,” added Kayyem. “Can you imagine simply because you lost that you would leave America? Like, I mean, who does that? I think that that’s actually the bigger story here is that a president who has so little confidence, faith in the institutions and what America means, who would not choose America but choose to leave, that’s the president we’ve had. One who views it as himself. So who knows what his legal plans are, but he’s in a world of trouble after he’s president. So he’s probably thinking about strategies to get out of these investigations which include, as you know, as we’ve talked about, the $400 million in debt that he owes to some country or some entity.”
Trump’s ‘attempted purge’ of late ballots could screw over military voters: CNN’s John Avlon
CNN's John Avlon on Friday explained how President Donald Trump's attempts to stop late-arriving ballots from being counted could screw over the same military voters who largely backed him four years ago.
During one of his "Reality Check" segments, Avlon cited the president's recent remarks about how he hoped the Supreme Court would cut off counting ballots on the day after election day.
"Hopefully, the few states remaining that want to take a lot of time after November 3rd to count ballots, that won't be allowed by the various courts," the president said this week.
Avlon, however, argued that this could backfire on the president.
‘I’ve got a jail cell’: Trump and his ‘goons’ threatened with arrest by angry Philly DA if they disrupt Election Day
In a very blunt warning on CNN on Friday morning, Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner served notice to Donald Trump that a jail cell awaits him if he keeps encouraging his rabid followers to interfere with voters on Election Day.
Speaking with host Alisyn Camerota, Krasner was asked about a tweet he directed at the president this past week and what message he was trying to send to Trump when he wrote, "I've got something for you."
"That means I've got a jail cell and I've got criminal charges and you can stand in front of a Philadelphia jury, which, by the way, is a diverse jury, and you can explain why you thought it was okay to come to Philly and steal our votes. This is the birthplace of democracy and we are not doing this -- wannabe fascists stay home," Krasner explained.
‘Just incompetent’: CNN doctor reads Trump the riot act after US hits record COVID cases
Novel coronavirus cases in the United States hit a record high on Thursday, as numbers released by the COVID-19 Tracking Project show more than 88,000 new infections.
CNN medical analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner on Friday slammed President Donald Trump for ignoring the record surge in cases and continuing to insist that America has "rounded the corner" on dealing with the disease.