White House adviser Stephen Miller on Sunday defended President Donald Trump’s racist tweets directed at four non-white congresswomen: Reps. Ilhan Omar (MN), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY), Ayanna Pressley (MA) and Rashida Tlaib (MI).
In an interview on Fox News, host Chris Wallace asked Miller to explain Trump’s “go back” remark and the “send her back” chant at a recent presidential rally.
“That is not protecting the American people, that is playing the race card,” Wallace said. “Let’s take the Obama birther — you don’t think that questioning whether the first black president is [a citizen]…”
“That’s not a race question!” Miller interrupted.
“I fundamentally disagree with the view that if you criticize someone and they happen to be a different color skin that that makes it a racial criticism,” Miller complained. “If you want to have a colorblind society, it means you can criticize immigration policy, you can criticize people’s views, you can ask questions about where they’re born and not have it be seen as racial.”
“And can you also say ‘go back’ where you came from?” Wallace wondered.
Miller argued that “the president was clear” that he disagreed with the “send her back” chant at his rally.
“He let it go on for 13 seconds and it was only when the chant diminished that he started talking again,” Wallace noted. “He said nothing there or in his tweet after the rally that indicated any concern about the chant.”
According to Miller, the audience chanted the racist phrase because they are tired of being “beat up” by liberals.
“During his 2016 campaign and even as president Mr. Trump has been as critical of this country as anything The Squad [of Democratic congresswomen] has said,” Wallace observed. “He said President Obama was the most ignorant president in our history. But about [Russian President Vladimir Putin], he says, ‘You think our country is so innocent?’”
“You don’t think the president ran on ‘lock her up?’” Wallace pressed. “Nobody has any problem with what the president’s policies have been, it’s when he goes into stoking racial fears. I’ve never called any of his tweets racist, but “T
Watch the entire interview below.
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‘The House Is on Fire’: MSNBC’s Joy Reid Drops a Truth Bomb on Democrats for Not Going After Trump
On Saturday’s edition of “AM Joy,” MSNBC host Joy Reid took Democrats to task for failing to see the big picture at the latest round of Democratic debates, getting bogged down in policy details that voters don’t care about — and not going after the failures of President Donald Trump.
“So let’s get back to Barack Obama for a moment,” said Reid. “Yes, We Can … was not a policy speech. It was a leadership speech. You remember the money line but I doubt you remember many of the details of Obama’s health care plan, other than it would be universal, ensure universal coverage, fulfill a hundred years of Democratic dreams and goals. Barack Obama did not get elected because of the detail of his health care plan. I worked on that campaign. Trust me, nobody in Florida who I talked to — and talking about Obama was literally my job — asked about the details.”
“Obviously speeches is where you define yourself, and at debates you’re stuck with what you get, just a few minutes to talk about much as you can are very, very different things,” said Reid. “The formula for how presidents get elected is the same. Tell us what the other party has done wrong and how you’ll fix it. That’s especially true when you’re running against an incumbent president. Americans elect people that they want to be led by.”
“Now, Democrats, and I mean this as tough love, fighting with each other about the details of your health care plans is not going to help you beat Donald Trump,” said Reid. “Mayor Pete [Buttigieg] is right that Trump and his party are going to call all of your health care bills socialism, they’re going to call all of you ‘open-borders communists.’ Keep your eyes on the job.”
“The house is on fire,” she added. “Tell us what this president has done to set this house on fire, and how you are going to put it out. When the house is on fire, you don’t discuss what kind of begonias you’re going to plant in the window sill because the house is on fire.”
House Foreign Affairs Chair, a Top Democrat, Announces Support for Impeachment as Numbers Surge
‘Only Way to Achieve Justice’
Since Robert Mueller’s testimony before two House committees last week, at least 17 additional House Democrats have announced they support the impeachment of President Donald Trump. The numbers have been growing quickly, with several more Democrats announcing Tuesday they support an impeachment inquiry.
CNN Tuesday evening published a list of “111 House Democrats calling for an impeachment inquiry into Trump.”
Literally two minutes later news broke a top Democrat, House Foreign Affairs Chairman Eliot Engel was about to release a statement in support of impeachment.
He just did:
BIG: Eliot Engel – chairman of the foreign affairs cmte, one of the 6 investigating Trump – calls for an impeachment inquiry pic.twitter.com/TF7UT2zWU1
— Alana Abramson (@aabramson) July 30, 2019
“The American people want, and deserve, the truth. Mr. Mueller’s testimony provided ample evidence that the President committed obstruction of justice, and I believe the House must pursue a formal impeachment inquiry,” Chairman Engel says, calling it the “only way to achieve justice.”
ActBlue has a list of 113 House Democrats (plus Republican Justin Amash) supporting impeachment.
114 Democratic Congressmen and Congresswomen supporting impeachment is just four away from a majority of the Democratic caucus.
There are 235 House Democrats out of 435 Members of Congress.
Expect the number to grow in the next day or two, and escalate once a majority is met.
Politico congressional reporter weighs in:
NEWS: @RepEliotEngel says he supports an impeachment inquiry. Huge get for impeachment supporters—Engel is a close Pelosi ally and chairs one of the six committees investigating Trump (Foreign Affairs).
— Andrew Desiderio (@AndrewDesiderio) July 30, 2019
This is a breaking news and developing story. Details may change. This story will be updated, and NCRM will likely publish follow-up stories on this news. Stay tuned and refresh for updates.
Watch: Mueller Blows Up Trump’s Lies With One Word
Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testifying before the House Judiciary Committee Wednesday morning was asked a critical question by Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY).
His answer, just one word, destroys months and months of President Donald Trump’s lies.
“Did you actually totally exonerate the president?” Chairman Nadler asked.
“No,” Robert Mueller replied.
JUST IN: Chairman Nadler: "Did you actually totally exonerate the president?"
Mueller: "No." pic.twitter.com/zH6nz1cdDG
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) July 24, 2019
This was President Trump’s response barely hours after his hand-picked Attorney General, Bill Barr, released his fabricated four-page letter claiming to summarize the Mueller Report:
No Collusion, No Obstruction, Complete and Total EXONERATION. KEEP AMERICA GREAT!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 24, 2019
Trump lied. Repeatedly.
Mueller went on later to say, “The president was not exculpated for the acts that he allegedly committed.”
Exculpated definition: “show or declare that (someone) is not guilty of wrongdoing.”
MUELLER: “The president was not exculpated for the acts that he allegedly committed.” pic.twitter.com/lhXydwqrNR
— Kenneth P. Vogel (@kenvogel) July 24, 2019
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